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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...

Pizza, Art, and Vote Local

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Hey! Our first Vote Local event is tomorrow and we hope you can make it! Join us at Bergamot Station for art, pizza, and a mixer, co-sponsored by the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa...

Hear from the Candidates in their Own Words on CityTV’s Youtube Channel

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CityTV, Santa Monica's award-winning public access television station, is making it easy for you to hear from each of the candidates running for local office. CityTV -- working with the League of Women Voters of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SMRR Steering Committee Backs Council Candidates, Skips Top Vote-Getters

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The 11-person steering committee in charge of Santa Monicans for Renters' Right, the city's single-most influential political organization, announced the group's endorsements for City Council Sunday. A week after the SMRR members made local history...

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...

Election Season Starts in Santa Monica

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  The 2014 election season is only a day old in Santa Monica and already it is off to an exciting start. It's going to be a crazy election year, so make sure you are...

Santa Monica’s Public Safety Workers Back O’Connor, McKeown, and Gruber for City Council

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With the November 4 election less than two months away, Santa Monica's public safety workers announced Thursday who they will support in this year's City Council races. The Santa Monica Police Officers' Association (SMPOA) and...

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...

Gruber: SMRR, Founder’s syndrome, and even bigger problems

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Editor’s note: Below is the third 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 and his...
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