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Today is Last Day to Register to Vote for the November 4 Election

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Today is the final day to register to vote in California for those who want to participate in the November 4 election. This upcoming election is critical for the future of our city, with three City Council...

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...

Zoe Muntaner, a Different Kind of Candidate for Next Week’s Election

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Zoe Muntaner arrived in Santa Monica in 1997, over the past couple of decades she has lived in Brooklyn, Puerto Rico, Dubai and basically all over the world. Coming from a family with a...

Candidate Lists for Santa Monica’s Four Local Political Races Shake Out

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The filing period officially ended Wednesday for anyone considering running for elected office in Santa Monica, which means we have semi-official lineups for the bayside city's four races this November. This year promises to be...

Coming Up: Interactive City Council Candidate Forum on Santa Monica City TV

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It's almost time to go to the polls, Santa Monica, and to help you make an informed decision, Santa Monica City TV presents "Council Candidates Live!," a two-day interactive candidate forum. Remember that Monday...

Coming Up: Santa Monica Braces for Long Drought, Election Day, and Santa Monica Talks

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The Santa Monica City Council will consider raising water rates and implementing mandatory usage cuts on Tuesday as a response to California's ongoing drought; the bayside city will go to the polls next week...

Santa Monica City Council Endorsement Roundup!

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There are fewer than 50 days left before the November 4 election and only a month left to register to vote if you plan on letting your voice be heard in this election. With election season...

Dear Santa Monica…

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Hey, Santa Monica. How're you doing? It's me, Jason, your old friend. I went to your schools, hung out at your beaches. Remember, I even took my first steps in one of your many parks. So,...

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...

Thank God, It’s Almost Over

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I'm going to admit it. As a former political operative turned activist turned journalist, I have a pretty high threshold for what I consider unfair or dirty campaigning. That being said, I've been unpleasantly surprised...

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...

Events: Vote Local, City Council and Big Blue Bus Service Changes

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Welcome to Monday. We have got a busy week ahead of us, including our first Vote Local event, a City Council meeting with at least two controversial items being discussed, and a major proposed...

National Lobbying Group Likely Successful in Buying Ballot Access

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Earlier today, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Organization front group "Santa Monicans for Open and Honest Development Decisions" submitted 15,000 signatures to place an initiative on the fall ballot that would make any efforts...

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...

Register Now If You Want to Have a Voice in SaMo’s Biggest Political Endorsement

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While the November election is still months away, your chance to make a meaningful impact this election season begins today. Members of Santa Monica’s single-most powerful political organization will decide on August 3 who the...
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