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July 24, 1986 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Tenant activists in Santa Monica can expect to receive strong support from Tom Hayden's Campaign California, a new statewide political organization that has replaced the troubled Campaign for Economic Democracy. Hayden said Campaign California will continue CED's work on behalf of rent control and other liberal political causes in Santa Monica. He added that the new political group will take over CED's Santa Monica headquarters.
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December 29, 1994 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
IN THE RAINY PRE-DAWN HOURS, while the rest of Santa Monica slept, the party faithful assembled, as they always do. Former Mayors Denny Zane and Jim Conn were there, as they have been from the beginning, along with Nancy Greenstein and Bruce Cameron, current mainstays of the group. They were joined by a contingent of newcomers on their first 4 a.m. foray onto the damp streets of the beach city. The occasion was Election Day '94.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1990
Viewed from afar, Santa Monica politics sometimes resemble a sort of high-stakes Monopoly game: I think I'll put a hotel on Ocean Avenue. You lose legal dispute with landlord. Go directly to the Court of Appeals; do not pass Campaign for Economic Democracy headquarters.
NEWS
December 15, 1994 | SUSAN STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a last-minute deal, the Santa Monica City Council has broken its weeklong deadlock, electing Councilman Paul Rosenstein as the city's new mayor. Rosenstein's election was the result of a compromise hammered out prior to Tuesday's council meeting. The deal assured the election of Councilwoman Asha Greenberg, who is in an opposing political organization, as mayor pro tem.
NEWS
October 1, 1992 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of the progressive coalition that dominates Santa Monica politics agreed over the last week to endorse two more candidates for City Council, but not without displaying a San Andreas Fault-sized schism over development and homeless policies. Political newcomer Ellen Goldin, who was recruited by the city's anti-growth forces last month, won endorsements from the Santa Monica Democratic Club and Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights, the powerful tenants group.
BOOKS
May 4, 1986 | David G. Epstein , Epstein, an urban anthropologist and lawyer, serves on the Santa Monica City Council. and
Santa Monica, a suburban beach town of fewer than 90,000 souls, now has a Kremlinologist to add to its carrousel, airport and underpass murals. Mark Kann dissects the left hemisphere of Santa Monica's body politic with the obsessive attention that other academics reserve for the Chinese Communist Party or the militant Shi'ism in Iran. Kann did a lot of hard work on this book, which is replete with 25 pages of footnotes and organized like a doctoral dissertation. Alas, it also reads like one.
NEWS
June 2, 1988 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
The staff in the clerk's office at Santa Monica City Hall had never seen anything quite like it. In barely four weeks' time, papers for a handful of November ballot initiatives--dealing with slow growth, campaign spending and rent control--had been filed, withdrawn or refiled a total of 10 times. "It came to a point where the city attorney said, 'Where's the score card?' and I said, 'Yeah, we sure need one,' " said acting City Clerk Donna R. Betancourt.
NEWS
December 29, 1994 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
IN THE RAINY PRE-DAWN HOURS, while the rest of Santa Monica slept, the party faithful assembled, as they always do. Former Mayors Denny Zane and Jim Conn were there, as they have been from the beginning, along with Nancy Greenstein and Bruce Cameron, current mainstays of the group. They were joined by a contingent of newcomers on their first 4 a.m. foray onto the damp streets of the beach city. The occasion was Election Day '94.
NEWS
December 15, 1994 | SUSAN STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a last-minute deal, the Santa Monica City Council has broken its weeklong deadlock, electing Councilman Paul Rosenstein as the city's new mayor. Rosenstein's election was the result of a compromise hammered out prior to Tuesday's council meeting. The deal assured the election of Councilwoman Asha Greenberg, who is in an opposing political organization, as mayor pro tem.
NEWS
November 29, 1990 | JULIO MORAN and DENNIS ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As part of a compromise to maintain unity within the powerful tenants political group whose members make up the majority on the City Council, the two-year term of mayor in Santa Monica will be split between council members Judy Abdo and Ken Genser. The newly installed City Council on Tuesday night voted along political lines to elect Abdo as mayor and Genser as mayor pro tem through December, 1991. The two will then reverse roles.
NEWS
October 1, 1992 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of the progressive coalition that dominates Santa Monica politics agreed over the last week to endorse two more candidates for City Council, but not without displaying a San Andreas Fault-sized schism over development and homeless policies. Political newcomer Ellen Goldin, who was recruited by the city's anti-growth forces last month, won endorsements from the Santa Monica Democratic Club and Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights, the powerful tenants group.
NEWS
November 29, 1990 | JULIO MORAN and DENNIS ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As part of a compromise to maintain unity within the powerful tenants political group whose members make up the majority on the City Council, the two-year term of mayor in Santa Monica will be split between council members Judy Abdo and Ken Genser. The newly installed City Council on Tuesday night voted along political lines to elect Abdo as mayor and Genser as mayor pro tem through December, 1991. The two will then reverse roles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1990
Viewed from afar, Santa Monica politics sometimes resemble a sort of high-stakes Monopoly game: I think I'll put a hotel on Ocean Avenue. You lose legal dispute with landlord. Go directly to the Court of Appeals; do not pass Campaign for Economic Democracy headquarters.
NEWS
June 2, 1988 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
The staff in the clerk's office at Santa Monica City Hall had never seen anything quite like it. In barely four weeks' time, papers for a handful of November ballot initiatives--dealing with slow growth, campaign spending and rent control--had been filed, withdrawn or refiled a total of 10 times. "It came to a point where the city attorney said, 'Where's the score card?' and I said, 'Yeah, we sure need one,' " said acting City Clerk Donna R. Betancourt.
NEWS
July 24, 1986 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Tenant activists in Santa Monica can expect to receive strong support from Tom Hayden's Campaign California, a new statewide political organization that has replaced the troubled Campaign for Economic Democracy. Hayden said Campaign California will continue CED's work on behalf of rent control and other liberal political causes in Santa Monica. He added that the new political group will take over CED's Santa Monica headquarters.
BOOKS
May 4, 1986 | David G. Epstein , Epstein, an urban anthropologist and lawyer, serves on the Santa Monica City Council. and
Santa Monica, a suburban beach town of fewer than 90,000 souls, now has a Kremlinologist to add to its carrousel, airport and underpass murals. Mark Kann dissects the left hemisphere of Santa Monica's body politic with the obsessive attention that other academics reserve for the Chinese Communist Party or the militant Shi'ism in Iran. Kann did a lot of hard work on this book, which is replete with 25 pages of footnotes and organized like a doctoral dissertation. Alas, it also reads like one.
NEWS
May 7, 1989
A city attorney is charged with the responsibility of being a fair, impartial and objective reference source to all of a city's citizens. In effect, a city attorney is supposed to be the most law-abiding protector of the legal rights of a city and its citizens. Robert Myers, appointed city attorney in Santa Monica, is openly anything but fair, impartial or law abiding. . . . He has been arrested and handcuffed numerous times. He is then always released by frustrated legitimate legal officials.
NEWS
April 13, 1986 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
The left-wing political activists who stormed to power in Santa Monica on promises of social and economic reform have suffered from a lack of leadership and enthusiasm in recent years but remain a vital force in the city. That is the conclusion of Mark E.
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