Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 3:21 pm
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan announced Monday afternoon the final ballot counting update for the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election.
Posted Nov. 14, 2014, 9:19 am
With thousands of provisional votes now part of the official count from the Nov. 4 election, it appears that all local results will hold in the races for Santa Monica City Council, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education, and Santa Monica College Board of Trustees.
Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:34 am
Dear Editor, The elections are over, people are assessing failures and successes and preparing to move on. Before we do, let’s ask ourselves: In this age of rampant dirty politics how much of our integrity are we willing to sacrifice to win?
Posted Nov. 9, 2014, 6:00 am
The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a panel discussion later this month on the election results with a special focus on "where to from here"?
Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am
Former state Senator and Assemblywoman, Sheila Kuehl, will join the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors following a hard-fought victory over ex-Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver at Tuesday’s election.
Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am
Tuesday’s election saw the return to Santa Monica City Council of two incumbents and the introduction of a new face, tipping the scales toward slow-growth and limited development for the immediate future.
Posted Nov. 6, 2014, 8:49 am
In the contest for the 26th State Senate district, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education member Ben Allen defeated women’s right activist and attorney Sandra Fluke in a race where both candidates were under the age of 40.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 10:10 am
This year’s election is over, and the main Tuesday result in California was not the least bit surprising: Four more years of Gov. Jerry Brown working with a Democratic-dominated Legislature.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 10:04 am
So much for populism. At least when it comes to fighting the interests of big-money corporations.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 9:42 am
Santa Monica voters passed Measure FS on Tuesday night that will now give the Rent Control Board the chance to discuss and possibly increase the City's Rent Control registration fee up to $288 per unit annually of which a landlord can pass down 50 percent to renters.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 9:33 am
Santa Monica voters rejected Measure H on Tuesday that sought to increase the city’s real estate transfer tax.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 9:09 am
Gov. Jerry Brown will be sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term in January, with optimism over the next four years, thanks in part to the passage of two ballot measures he championed.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 9:03 am
Large development projects and chain stores in Malibu will face increased restrictions thanks to voters' passage of a measure backed by luminaries such as filmmaker/producer Rob Reiner and actor Dick Van Dyke.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 3:20 am
Santa Monica voters on Tuesday re-elected City councilmembers Kevin McKeown for a fifth term and Pam O’Connor for a sixth term, along with Planning Commissioner Sue Himmelrich for her first term who will take the seat vacated by Bob Holbrook.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:51 am
Former Sen. Sheila Kuehl will join the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors thanks to a hard-fought victory over ex-Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:30 am
In a step that could move Santa Monica Airport closer to closure, voters agreed to allow the City Council to make decisions regarding the fate of the airfield and rejected an effort by aviation groups to require a public vote on any effort to shutter the facility or restrict aviation activity.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 1:44 am
In the contest for the 26th State Senate district, Ben Allen defeated Sandra Fluke in a race where both candidates were under the age of 40.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 1:40 am
Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 10:06 am
Election Day has arrived and real-time election results will be coming in all night long at smvote.org.
Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 9:43 am
There will definitely be at least one new council member on the dais at the final Santa Monica City Council meeting of 2014 following today's election.
Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 9:31 am
Voters in Los Angeles will get the chance today to weigh in on a pair of ballot propositions heavily touted by Gov. Jerry Brown, who said their passage is essential to preparing the state for future droughts and ensuring California has a healthy "rainy day'' fund during slow economic times.
Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 9:07 am
Today's runoff election for Los Angeles County Assessor remains a close contest between West Hollywood Councilman Jeffrey Prang and Deputy District Attorney John Morris.
Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 8:56 am
Long Beach police Chief Jim McDonnell is the odds-on favorite to be elected today as Los Angeles County's next sheriff in a run-off against retired Undersheriff and Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka.
Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 8:48 am
In the contest for the 26th State Senate district, Ben Allen and Sandra Fluke will go head-to-head today after the pair collected the most votes at the June 3 primary.
Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 8:40 am
State Senator Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, and Republican gang prosecutor Elan Carr will square off today in a battle to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman and represent a predominantly Democratic Westside-South Bay-San Fernando Valley congressional district.