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Editorial: Yes on LC, No on D

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You're going to hear a lot of arguments for and against ballot Measures D and LC in the coming weeks. Santa Monica Next urges you to vote Yes on Measure LC, No on Measure D this...

Housing for All in Santa Monica: A Chat with Frank Gruber

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One of the major issues facing Santa Monica voters on November 4 will be whether to approve ballot measures H and HH. The companion measures, if approved by voters, would create a new local...

Video: Meet Sheila Kuehl, Candidate for L.A. County Supervisor, 3rd District

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http://youtu.be/bGZ7WlRkZXE Veteran State legislator Sheila Kuehl is one of two candidates running to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who will have to step down this year due to term limits after two decades...

Video: Meet Bobby Shriver, Candidate for L.A. County Supervisor, 3rd District

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un22E8uL_-s Former Santa Monica Mayor – and nephew of late president John F. Kennedy – Bobby Shriver is one of two candidates running to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who is leaving office...

Breaking News: City Council Rescinds Bergamot Transit Village Project

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About seven years after negotiations began for a mixed commercial and residential project to replace the abandoned Papermate factory in Santa Monica's former industrial corridor, it's back to the drawing board. The Santa Monica City...

Gruber: Circumstances, or how SMRR came to endorse Sue Himmelrich and a 100% anti-development...

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Editor’s note: Below is the second in a series of blog posts by former City Council Candidate and long-time political observer, Frank Gruber, taking a closer look at the November 2014 election. This post...

Gruber: 2014 Was a Historic Election for Santa Monica

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Editor’s Note: Below is the most recent installment in a series about Santa Monica’s 2014 municipal election by long-time political observer and former City Council candidate, Frank Gruber. This post originally appeared on Gruber's personal blog, The Healthy...

Santa Monica City Council Refines Airport Ballot Measure

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The war over the future of Santa Monica's airport continued this week when the City Council at its Tuesday meeting unanimously directed staff to draft a counter ballot initiative that, if approved by voters,...

Featured Event: Vote Local Tongva Park Tour & Happy Hour Thursday

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Election season officially started today in Santa Monica as candidates – newcomers and incumbents alike – began pulling papers to run for City Council, School Board, and other local offices. To celebrate, join us for our second...

SMVote.org Makes It Easy for SaMo to Vote Local

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This year's election season promises to be a contentious one and a margin of a couple dozen votes could determine the course of the city's future for decades to come. In order to make it...

Tapping into Santa Monica’s Tech Scene to Engage a New Generation

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The Cross Campus building at 9th Street and Colorado Avenue is a refurbished industrial space, with the exposed ceiling beams and open floor plan of a small mid-century factory. While the building is a testament...

Save the Date: Streetsblog and Santa Monica Next Host City Council Candidates Forum on...

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On September 22, Streetsblog Los Angeles and Santa Monica Next will host a public forum for the candidates for City Council of the City of Santa Monica. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica...

Gruber: Why Two Attack Campaigns Failed in Santa Monica’s Last Election

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Editor's Note: Below is the next installment in a series about Santa Monica's recent municipal election by long-time political observer and former City Council candidate, Frank Gruber. This post originally appeared on his personal...

Santa Monica’s Longest-Sitting City Council Member Won’t Seek Reelection

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Putting an end to months of speculation, City Councilmember Bob Holbrook announced yesterday that he would not seek a seventh term on the Santa Monica City Council. Many close observers of local politics expected that...

Santa Monica City Council Candidates Talk about Their Records on Bikes

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Last week, the California Bicycle Coalition -- the state's leading bicycle advocacy organization -- announced that it had made a rare endorsement in a local race, backing Santa Monica Mayor Pam O'Connor's reelection bid to...
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