Whither the Weather 8/2 – 8/9

By Ava Tramer

Mostly sunny
Highs: 72-76; Lows: 65-66

Clear and hot
Highs: 97-98; Lows: 65-67

Hot and sunny
Highs: 108-110; Lows: 83-84

And Santa Monica…

If you thought that our weather was pretty boring and unchanging, wait until you hear what it’s going to be like next week. “Rain?” you might ask. “Thunder? Wind?” you muse. “Clouds? What is it that is going to make this week so extraordinary?” Well, let me answer your burning questions. This week is going to be different because it is going to be even more unchanging than usual! Every single day will be like the one before it, to such an extent that the most extreme weather we’re going to see this week might be a couple of clouds passing by on Monday and Tuesday. Other than that, expect highs in the mid 70s, lows in the mid 60s, and plenty of sun each and every day. Yes, with each day identical to the one before it and the one after it, this week is special simply because it takes similarity to an even higher level than we ever thought possible!

Shriver to Seek Second Term

Santa Monica City Councilman Bobby Shriver will seek a second term in the November election.

Citing “unfinished business,” Shriver picked up the requisite papers from the City Clerk’s office on Thursday afternoon.

Working with City staff, he devoted much of his first term to improving and expanding services for homeless people. He also secured a promise from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs a year ago to make three empty buildings on the VA grounds in West L.A. available for housing for homeless veterans.

Several weeks ago, when VA officials told the Council that the three buildings would be “phased” in, and the rehab of the first building would begin in January, Shriver expressed his displeasure with the VA’s slow pace in the face of a widening crisis. He also asked that his name be removed from a City resolution, commending local, ,regional and federal officials for their help in securing the VA property. He was the only member of the Council to vote against the commendation.
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City Hall as Trouble Maker

City Hall as Troublemaker

In one of its final acts before its August break, the Santa Monica City Council decided that it was time to renew City Hall’s membership in the Chamber of Commerce.

The City gave up its Chamber membership several years ago during a period when the Chamber was politically active.

Earlier this year, it shut its political action committee (PAC) down and announced it would not enter candidates in this fall’s City elections.

The revived comity between City Hall and the Chamber is worth oting in a year more notable for discord than harmony, especially since City Hall is at the center of the strife.
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