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Next and the Santa Monica Museum of Art Team Up for First Vote Local...

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Mark your calendars for Santa Monica Next's first Vote Local event. Join Santa Monica Next and the Santa Monica Museum of Art for a tour of your neighborhood of a different kind. On Saturday, June 28,...

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...

What About Traffic Safety? A Chat with Richard McKinnon

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In an election season that has been dominated by discussion of development, traffic, and the relationship between the two, precious little time has been spent on the deadly cost of car-culture measured in the...

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...

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...

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 City Council Puts Affordable Housing Funding Measure on November Ballot

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“One of the things that makes Santa Monica so spectacular is... our economic and social diversity in this town and affordable housing is the only way to preserve it.” - Councilmember Gleam Davis With Santa...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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