VOTERS BEWARE! LAST MINUTE POLITICAL BLITZ HITS

Tweet From The Transparency Project Over the past few days, a series of deceptive pamphlets have suddenly appeared in mailboxes and on doorsteps in the Ocean Park and Mid Cities neighborhoods. In Ocean Park, the misleading pieces have been left in reusable bright green shopping bags emblazoned with the names of candidates they support. These fallacious pamphlets are promoting pro-development candidates for City Council by making up generic, plain vanilla neighborhood values... Read More

SCHOOL BOND MEASURE GAINS SUPPORT

Tweet By Hannah Heineman The voters of Santa Monica and Malibu will decide next Tuesday whether to pass a $365 million school bond measure (Measure ES). According to the President of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s (SMMUSD) School Board, Ben Allen, the measure has garnered a lot of support that he hopes will result in its approval by voters. In an interview with the Dispatch, Allen noted, “There has been a coalescing of folks in Santa Monica and Malibu... Read More

DAY OF THE DEAD EXHIBIT AT HIGH SCHOOL

Tweet The Santa Monica High School Art Department will present an El dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead exhibit in the Roberts Art Gallery in the History Building at Santa Monica High School, 601 Pico Blvd. The opening reception will be on Thursday, November 1st, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Come see the incredible art made by Samohi students, Ms West’s John Adams Middle School students, and Ms Chen’s Grant Elementary School students. Altars will be presented by... Read More

FINAL COUNCIL CANDIDATE EVENTS

Tweet Friday, November 2nd – Coffee with Steve Duron, Candidate for City Council – 8 to 9:30 a.m. Starbucks at Marine Avenue and Lincoln Blvd. Saturday, November 3rd – Coffee with Steve Duron, Candidate for City Council – 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, 829 Wilshire Blvd. Saturday, November 3rd – Jerry Rubin, Candidate for City Council – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Meet & Greet, 1444 Third Street Promenade. Sunday, November 4th – Coffee with Steve Duron,... Read More

CANDIDATES TALK ABOUT THE ARTS

Tweet Arts for LA invites you to read the responses to our Santa Monica City Council Candidate Survey and Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Candidate Survey, now on ArtsforLA.org. Each election cycle, Arts for LA invites registered candidates for elected office throughout our communities to respond to our brief questionnaire. Their responses help voters understand where each candidate stands on support for arts and culture in your community. This fall, Arts for LA... Read More

THE SOLUTION TO SANTA MONICA’S HYPER-DEVELOPMENT PROBLEM

Tweet By Santa Monica Coalition for a Livable Community (SMCLC) Almost five million NEW square feet of development is heading to our city – the equivalent of almost NINE new Santa Monica Place Malls!¹ Poor city planning has had horrendous effects on Westside traffic. Imagine adding nine new Santa Monica Place Malls! Big developers are spending big money to elect a City Council that will do what they want: approve 100% of their projects, just as Council has done in the past. Follow... Read More

THE PACS vs. THE PEOPLE

Tweet By The Transparency Project Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” George Santana Let’s take a look back and see how developer’s investments in Santa Monica city council elections have paid off and what they have at stake in this election. Santa Monicans for Quality Government 2010 In 2010 Santa Monicans for Quality Government , a new developer PAC, raised and spent $94,000 to keep Gleam Davis, Pam O’Connor, Terry O’Day and Bob Holbrook... Read More

ANNE MENKE: SEE THE WORLD BEAUTIFUL AT ARCANA

Tweet Anne Menke will sign her new book Tuesday at Arcana Books on The Arts in Culver City from 5 to 7 p.m. Menke has traveled the world on assignment for the likes of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Conde Nast Traveler – usually in search of the perfect environment to shoot a fashion spread. On her travels, she has discovered that these environments themselves are the origins of much of the fashion we see on the runways today and has compiled an incredible record of people... Read More

ABERCROMBIE READS FROM LATEST BOOK AT DIESEL

Tweet Santa Monica writer Barbara Abercrombie will read from and sign her latest book, “A Year of Writing Dangerously,” at Diesel Bookstore in Brentwood on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00. In this collection of anecdotes, lessons, quotes, and prompts, author and teacher, Abercrombie provides a delightfully varied cornucopia of inspiration — nuts-and-bolts solutions, hand-holding commiseration, and epiphany-fueling insights from fellow writers, including Nobel... Read More

FALL CONCERT OF SAMOHI STUDENT BANDS TUESDAY

Tweet Some of the best young musicians in California will appear in concert on Tuesday, October 30, at Barnum Hall. They are Samohi students, of course. The occasion is the Santa Monica High School Bands Fall Concert. Scheduled to perform are the Concert Winds, Concert Band, Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble. Tickets are $10. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. SHARETHIS.addEntry({ title: "FALL CONCERT OF SAMOHI STUDENT BANDS TUESDAY", url: "http://www.santamonicadispatch.com/2012/10/fall-concert-of-samohi-student-bands-tuesday/"... Read More