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April 16, 1995
The future is slouching ever closer. And in Santa Monica, the city's brave new hop onto the information superhighway includes bus routes and library hours. The list isn't exactly endless, but, hey, it's a pilot program, what do you want for free? Actually, it's sort of fun. What you do is touch the screen of a special kiosk to show what you want, and a live-action guide leads you through questions until you get what you need--or lose interest.
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FOOD
September 10, 2008 | S. Irene Virbila, Times Restaurant Critic
AT Rustic Canyon, September's menu brings golf ball-sized arancine fried to a deep gold. The trio of rice balls sits in a coral red heirloom tomato sauce; each contains a heart of molten fresh mozzarella. Evan Funke, the new chef at this nearly 2-year-old Santa Monica restaurant, has got it exactly right. His panzanella and burrata salad is a delicious variation on the Tuscan classic, an oval bowl heaped with tomatoes, scoops of creamy burrata (made with mozzarella and cream) and large, soft chunks of bread that have soaked up the flavors of the peppery olive oil and vinegar.
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FOOD
September 10, 2008 | S. Irene Virbila, Times Restaurant Critic
AT Rustic Canyon, September's menu brings golf ball-sized arancine fried to a deep gold. The trio of rice balls sits in a coral red heirloom tomato sauce; each contains a heart of molten fresh mozzarella. Evan Funke, the new chef at this nearly 2-year-old Santa Monica restaurant, has got it exactly right. His panzanella and burrata salad is a delicious variation on the Tuscan classic, an oval bowl heaped with tomatoes, scoops of creamy burrata (made with mozzarella and cream) and large, soft chunks of bread that have soaked up the flavors of the peppery olive oil and vinegar.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2002 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe Biola University can turn the place into a branch campus. That's one of the suggestions tree lovers in Santa Monica are making in hopes of saving a 100-year-old cedar that stands in the way of development of a valuable city lot that the religious college has inherited. The huge tree--and the double lot that it shades--was bequeathed to the La Mirada-based school by an alumna who died six months ago.
NEWS
November 1, 1992
Opponents of Santa Monicans for Renters Rights continually say that rent control is not in danger. They forget to mention that while City Council members cannot change the basic law, they can use their power to make it impotent. Joining the many Republicans who are running for council and saying that rent control is not endangered are the police and fire unions. While they are certainly within their rights to endorse candidates, I am appalled by their efforts to diminish the importance of rent control and elect a council they can control.
NEWS
November 16, 1986
On Election Day, Nov. 4, door hangers appeared in the apartment building where I reside. "Vote Today" for "the Team for Santa Monica Renters," the public was advised. I expected to see the candidates of Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights: David Finkel, Julie Lopez Dad and Dolores Press. Instead, I was dismayed to find that this hanger recommended the slate of the All Santa Monica Coalition, the coalition of the big developers and landlords, the organization that has all along opposed any renters' rights policy.
NEWS
September 20, 1992
It's clear that the Santa Monicans for Renters Rights' head machinists decided that City Atty. Robert Myers had become a political liability for SMRR council members Judy Abdo and Ken Genser, who have the nerve to run for reelection after having gotten the city into this mess. So politicians--including Abdo and Genser--who were singing Myers' praises a month earlier gave him the hook. Santa Monica voters--regardless of their politics--have got to be asking themselves: Do we want to be governed by people who would sell out their close friend to save their own political skins?
NEWS
July 20, 1995
I'm sure I am joined by many of my fellow Santa Monica renters in applauding the intellectual acuity and open-mindedness of Rent Control Board member Lisa Monk Borrino in reversing her former anti-tenant position on the pass-through regulations (Westside, June 25). That Lisa Monk Borrino demonstrated the political courage and (that rarest of bureaucratic qualities) humility to reverse her position on such a key issue is not only a credit to her, but a positive indicator for the continued success of the Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights party.
NEWS
November 7, 1985
Auto dealer Robert Kramer will unveil redesigned plans for his controversial Honda dealership project at an open house for area residents today. In answer to residents' objections to earlier plans, the new design features one floor underground to confine service traffic within the building. It provides increased setbacks and locates the main entrance in the middle of the building, away from residential neighborhoods.
NEWS
September 17, 1987 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights, the city's largest citizens group, has come out in opposition to Phase 3 of Colorado Place, the massive office-retail complex planned by Southmark Pacific Corp. However, the group's symbolic leader, Mayor James P. Conn, says that he intends to support the proposal.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1995 | Daniel Cariaga, Daniel Cariaga is The Times' music writer
Fifty years old this month, the Santa Monica Symphony has come a long way from its beginnings as a modest ensemble of mostly community (read: non-professional) players to its present state as one of the best of our local, mixed-professional, city-named orchestras. Its anniversary season opener is tonight at 7:30 in Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Music Director Allen Robert Gross' first program of 1995-96 reflects his eclectic tastes.
NEWS
July 20, 1995
I'm sure I am joined by many of my fellow Santa Monica renters in applauding the intellectual acuity and open-mindedness of Rent Control Board member Lisa Monk Borrino in reversing her former anti-tenant position on the pass-through regulations (Westside, June 25). That Lisa Monk Borrino demonstrated the political courage and (that rarest of bureaucratic qualities) humility to reverse her position on such a key issue is not only a credit to her, but a positive indicator for the continued success of the Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights party.
NEWS
April 16, 1995
The future is slouching ever closer. And in Santa Monica, the city's brave new hop onto the information superhighway includes bus routes and library hours. The list isn't exactly endless, but, hey, it's a pilot program, what do you want for free? Actually, it's sort of fun. What you do is touch the screen of a special kiosk to show what you want, and a live-action guide leads you through questions until you get what you need--or lose interest.
NEWS
July 7, 1994
I would like to thank those citizens who supported our campaign against the City Council/RAND Civic Center Plan for 2.1 million square feet of development, 23,000 additional car trips and globally irresponsible air pollution. Our grass-roots campaign is part of a Santa Monica residents movement motivated by a vision that respects the history and the environmental quality that was once cherished in our community. Unfortunately, RAND's slick, big-money campaign won out. Like many cities in this country, we will have to learn by repeating what history has tried to teach us. Unlike those who supported the plan, opponents will not have to bear the political responsibility for its folly.
NEWS
November 26, 1992 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judy Abdo was already smiling when she got the first call at 3 a.m. election night urging her to run for mayor. It was clear by then that she was going to lead a pack of 18 candidates running for the Santa Monica City Council, a victory far more significant than her nearly 300-vote margin would suggest. "I'm very, very happy I ran first," Abdo said at the time. Virtually no one expected it. Some even thought Abdo might be in trouble.
NEWS
November 1, 1992
Opponents of Santa Monicans for Renters Rights continually say that rent control is not in danger. They forget to mention that while City Council members cannot change the basic law, they can use their power to make it impotent. Joining the many Republicans who are running for council and saying that rent control is not endangered are the police and fire unions. While they are certainly within their rights to endorse candidates, I am appalled by their efforts to diminish the importance of rent control and elect a council they can control.
NEWS
August 3, 1986 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
The political future of Santa Monica City Councilman Alan Katz, who has tried to forge a reputation as a peacemaker between the city's warring factions during his brief council tenure, could be dealt a serious blow today if tenant activists decide to oppose him in the November election. Members of Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights will decide whether to challenge Katz's candidacy when they hold their first convention this afternoon. Katz has been trying to rally support.
NEWS
July 24, 1986
The City Council has elected Elizabeth Burns to fill a seat on the Planning Commission vacated by Margo Hebald-Heymann, who resigned June 24. Burns, who was nominated by Councilman Herb Katz, Tuesday received the votes of All Santa Monica Coalition council members Katz, William Jennings, David Epstein and Mayor Christine E. Reed and independent Councilman Alan Katz.
NEWS
October 29, 1992 | BERNICE HIRABAYASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voter suspicion over the opening of Malibu High School has taken center stage in the race for three seats on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Trustees. At a Santa Monica forum last week, Santa Monica residents grilled the five candidates on whether they would take resources away from Santa Monica High School to benefit Malibu High School, which opened this fall.
NEWS
September 20, 1992
It's clear that the Santa Monicans for Renters Rights' head machinists decided that City Atty. Robert Myers had become a political liability for SMRR council members Judy Abdo and Ken Genser, who have the nerve to run for reelection after having gotten the city into this mess. So politicians--including Abdo and Genser--who were singing Myers' praises a month earlier gave him the hook. Santa Monica voters--regardless of their politics--have got to be asking themselves: Do we want to be governed by people who would sell out their close friend to save their own political skins?
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