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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1995
Concerned with the proliferation of advisory commissions, the Santa Monica City Council determined Tuesday that some boards may have overstepped their authority. During a discussion on the need for 19 commissions and 140 commissioners, the council discovered that at least one commission was involved in politics. The city's Commission on the Status of Women had co-sponsored a meeting with the National Women's Political Caucus. The commission also had used city stationery to write a letter to Gov.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2001 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of Santa Monica's "living wage" ordinance have won the right to have voters decide whether salary increases ordered by the city for beach area workers should take effect. City officials said Tuesday that a business group called Fighting Against Irresponsible Regulation, or FAIR, turned in 7,145 valid signatures of voters to force the referendum. They needed at least 6,026 signatures. The matter will now go before the City Council on Sept.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1990 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Monica is having an identity crisis. In Tuesday's election, there is a strong chance that voters will decide it's time for the city to be much less hospitable to the homeless. They also may well decide to make a major concession to landlords on rent control. And they may serve notice that the city's soak-the-developers approach toward financing social services has backfired. Is the seaside bastion of fire-breathing liberalism taking a lurch to the right?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND and GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When a local ballot measure in Santa Monica draws $1 million in corporate backing and sets off an explosion of grass-roots opposition, you know there's something bigger going on. In fact, Proposition KK, the so-called living wage initiative, is viewed by partisans across the country as a battle between free market forces and a wave of labor-backed social activism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1990 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) acknowledged having several drinks with dinner before addressing the Santa Monica City Council earlier this week, but is calling accusations that he was drunk "exaggerated and politically motivated." The accusations surfaced after a council meeting Tuesday night at which Hayden testified against a proposal to build a luxury hotel on Santa Monica's beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1994 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Monica, one of the most liberal cities in the nation, took a strong law-and-order stand Tuesday that does not bode well for the liberal rent control forces that have long dominated city politics. Only one of three candidates backed by the rent control political organization was elected to the City Council.
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June 20, 1990 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frances Finnen--89 years old and hard of hearing, but as feisty as they come--had stopped her shopping cart in the bakery section at Vons near her Santa Monica home last March when a young, "not too clean" man approached and asked, innocuously enough, "Where's the mayonnaise?" As Finnen raised her arm to point, Finnen testified in court last week, the man shoved a pair of scissors into her side, grabbed her purse and ran.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2001 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opponents of Santa Monica's "living wage" ordinance have won the right to have voters decide whether salary increases ordered by the city for beach area workers should take effect. City officials said Tuesday that a business group called Fighting Against Irresponsible Regulation, or FAIR, turned in 7,145 valid signatures of voters to force the referendum. They needed at least 6,026 signatures. The matter will now go before the City Council on Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2000 | NANCY CLEELAND and GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When a local ballot measure in Santa Monica draws $1 million in corporate backing and sets off an explosion of grass-roots opposition, you know there's something bigger going on. In fact, Proposition KK, the so-called living wage initiative, is viewed by partisans across the country as a battle between free market forces and a wave of labor-backed social activism.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1995
Concerned with the proliferation of advisory commissions, the Santa Monica City Council determined Tuesday that some boards may have overstepped their authority. During a discussion on the need for 19 commissions and 140 commissioners, the council discovered that at least one commission was involved in politics. The city's Commission on the Status of Women had co-sponsored a meeting with the National Women's Political Caucus. The commission also had used city stationery to write a letter to Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1994 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Monica, one of the most liberal cities in the nation, took a strong law-and-order stand Tuesday that does not bode well for the liberal rent control forces that have long dominated city politics. Only one of three candidates backed by the rent control political organization was elected to the City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1990 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Monica is having an identity crisis. In Tuesday's election, there is a strong chance that voters will decide it's time for the city to be much less hospitable to the homeless. They also may well decide to make a major concession to landlords on rent control. And they may serve notice that the city's soak-the-developers approach toward financing social services has backfired. Is the seaside bastion of fire-breathing liberalism taking a lurch to the right?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1990 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) acknowledged having several drinks with dinner before addressing the Santa Monica City Council earlier this week, but is calling accusations that he was drunk "exaggerated and politically motivated." The accusations surfaced after a council meeting Tuesday night at which Hayden testified against a proposal to build a luxury hotel on Santa Monica's beach.
NEWS
June 20, 1990 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frances Finnen--89 years old and hard of hearing, but as feisty as they come--had stopped her shopping cart in the bakery section at Vons near her Santa Monica home last March when a young, "not too clean" man approached and asked, innocuously enough, "Where's the mayonnaise?" As Finnen raised her arm to point, Finnen testified in court last week, the man shoved a pair of scissors into her side, grabbed her purse and ran.
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