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Coming Up: Santa Monica Has Election Fever

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Summer is over and election season is in full swing. Register to vote – or update your information – by October 20 if you plan on having your voice heard this election season. It may...

Gruber: A Candidate’s Perspective on the Santa Monica City Council Election, Part One

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Editor's note: Below is the first 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. The original...

Have Airport Politics Clouded The 2014 Election? Next Chats with Kevin McKeown

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It's safe to say that the 2014 election in Santa Monica has been about two issues: the question of how the city should grow and the future of the Santa Monica Airport. Efforts to...

Today: Our Santa Monica City Council Candidate Forum

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Join us today at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Branch Library in Downtown Santa Monica (601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica) for a chance to hear the 14 candidates running for three seats on...

Events: Fundraiser Concert on the Pier, City Council Considers Lower Speed Limits and New...

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Local rock band VENICE will be the featured performers May 29 at Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier at a fundraiser in support of a Santa Monica cultural institution. Money raised at Thursday’s...

City Council Hopeful Nick Boles Talks About Being the Youngest Candidate in the Race

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We sat down with five-year Santa Monica resident and City Council candidate Nick Boles at his apartment in the mid-city area where he lives with his two roommates. Boles, who is making is first...

City Council Scuttles Plans for Bergamot Transit Village

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The City Council put to rest Tuesday night what has become one of the single-most divisive development projects Santa Monica has seen in decades when it voted 4-1 to rescind its approval of the...

City Council Member Wants Prop B-style Initiative for SaMo

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Would requiring voter approval of any project above a certain height be right for Santa Monica? Councilmember Kevin McKeown thinks so. At Tuesday's City Council meeting, McKeown, who is running for reelection this year, told...

Santa Monica’s Huntley Hotel Laundered Campaign Contributions, Fair Political Practices Commission Finds

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The Huntley Hotel, one of the major players in anti-development politics in Santa Monica over the last six years, will have to pay more than $300,000 in fines after the California Fair Political Practices...

Editorial: Yes on H and HH

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Santa Monica, like its neighboring cities, is currently in the midst of an unprecedented housing affordability crisis. Rising rents and stagnant wages are putting unsustainable financial strain on working families. Santa Monica, in an effort to help...

The Election Results Are In, Santa Monica

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The results came in about 3 a.m. this morning and Santa Monica officially has a new City Council. Pam O'Connor was reelected, as was her colleague Kevin McKeown. They will be joined on the dais...

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...

Vote Local Election Guide

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We have been talking a lot about the shakeup in Santa Monica – and Westside Los Angeles – politics happening this year. Today’s election is the last chance you have to determine, out of the...

Register Today to Vote in the June Primary

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Today is the last day to register to vote if you want to to have a say in who will be on the ballot this November. It is easy and convenient to register online. With the...

Meet the Moderators for Our Upcoming Santa Monica City Council Candidate Forum

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We are excited for our upcoming City Council Candidate Forum with the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Education Fund! We are so excited, in fact, that we couldn't wait to introduce you...
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