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  1. Santa Monica Election Results Mostly Match State, CountyRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Most of the major statewide and legislative election results were not close this year. And in several cases, they were even more lopsided in Santa Monica, where 34.53 percent of registered voters went to the polls or mailed in ballots.

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  2. Election Night in Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The LookOut news

    As polls closed at 8 p.m. election night, City TV station manager Robin Gee and her staff prepared to post real-time updated election results on the SMVote.org website. Posting election results had changed drastically with the internet, Gee said.

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  3. Slow Growth Advocates Gain Control of Santa Monica City CouncilRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The LookOut news

    The voters of Santa Monica have tilted the balance of power in the City Council to slow growth advocates with the re-election of incumbent councilmember Kevin McKeown and the election of Planning Commissioner Sue Himmelrich on Tuesday night. McKeown and Himmelrich -- who claim overdevelopment is jeopardizing what is left of Santa Monica's beach-town character -- finished far ahead of Mayor Pam O'Connor, who was attacked by slow-growth advocates for backing major developments during her 20 years on the council.

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  4. Santa Monica Library Hosts Mystery Writers ForumsRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The LookOut news

    The butler did it in the library with the candlestick. Everyone likes a good mystery, but how do authors of mystery books work out the complexities of a good thriller? The answer is in two back-to-back mystery author panel discussions at the Santa Monica Public Library on Wednesday, November 12 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium.

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  5. Opinions Vary on Reasons for Lopsided Ballot Measure ResultsRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The LookOut news

    In the end, it wasn't even close. After ballot counting concluded early Wednesday morning, it was determined the pro-Santa Monica Airport Measure D that had gained national attention was rejected by a margin of more than 16 percentage points.

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  6. Changes Coming to School Board Following ElectionRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The LookOut news

    The theme of Tuesday's Board of Education election was a combination of major changes and keeping with the status quo. The winners in the seven-person contest for four seats on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's governing panel were two incumbents and two newcomers, including a Malibu resident for the first time in 10 years.

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  7. McKeown, Himmelrich and Oa Connor Win Santa Monica Council Seats;...Read the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Election Day was a good day for two City Council incumbents and one challenger, but it was not a good day for aviation interests wanting to reduce local government's control of Santa Monica Airport. Incumbents and political rivals Kevin McKeown and Pam O'Connor were re-elected Tuesday, according to preliminary results from the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office.

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  8. Kuehl Beats Shriver for Supervisor SeatRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Former state legislator and Santa Monica resident Sheila Kuehl won a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, beating former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver in a hotly contested, and expensive race, that turned nasty in the final month. With 100 percent of the precincts counted, Kuehl won 52.8 percent of the vote to Shriver's 47.2 percent , according to the Los Angeles County Registrar's office.

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  9. Ben Allen Victorious in Race for State SenateRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Before a crowd of supporters and more than a dozen elected officials, Santa Monica School Board member Ben Allen declared victory shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday with 13 percent of precincts counted, handily defeating attorney Sandra Fluke in the race for State Senate. Once all the precinct votes were counted, Allen handily won the nationally watched election to represent the well-heeled 26th district in the State Senate, with 61 percent of the vote, or 92,391 votes, to Sandra Fluke's 39 percent, or 59,627 votes.

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  10. Santa Monica College Receives Grant to Prep Students for Tech JobsRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica College was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the California Department of Education's California Career Pathway Trust as part of a regional cooperative to prepare students for careers in the high tech industry. The eight-college, 29-high school network called "LA Hi-Tech" was formed to prepare students in Information, Communication, Technology, Entertainment and Entrepreneurship to meet the needs of the tech-based industry in Santa Monica and Los Angeles' Westside, also known as "Silicon Beach."

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  11. Political Candidates Make Last Minute AppealsRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Santa Monica City Council candidates and their supporters raced around the bayside city over the weekend, shaking hands, explaining their positions and trying to scoop last-minute votes before Tuesday's elections. But some candidates also resorted to more attention-getting tactics to reach the more than 64,000 Santa Monica voters who have received dozens of mailers and repeated robo phone calls in one of the mostly hotly contested races in Santa Monica history.

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  12. State and Local Elections Feature Santa Monica PoliticosRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Four Santa Monica residents are running in three State and County elections Tuesday, with local voters helping to decide the successors of three prominent, outgoing political figures. Former mayor Bobby Shiver and former state senator Sheila Kuehl, both Santa Monica residents, are vying for 3rd District County Supervisor, while former mayor Richard Bloom is seeking reelection as representative of the 50th Assembly District, with no serious opposition.

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  13. Santa Monica City Council Elections Could Bring Big ChangesRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2014 | The LookOut news

    Paid for by the Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees . Not authorized by a candidate or committee controlled by a candidate.

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  14. Ballot Measure Decisions Could Have Major Impact on Future of Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2014 | The LookOut news

    While there are several local, County and State races on the November 4 ballot, the biggest decisions of this city's election season might be those involving two rival measures affecting Santa Monica Airport. The ballot also includes two related local measures on a real estate tax increase and one proposing higher fees for landlords.

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  15. School Board Race Features Six Santa Monicans and One MalibuiteRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | The LookOut news

    There is only one guarantee for this year's Board of Education race - at least one new person will be elected to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's governing panel because only three of the four incumbents are running. Everything else is up in the air for an election that could shake up the makeup of the board.

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  16. Miramar and Himmelrich at War in Santa MonicaRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | The LookOut news

    The race for Santa Monica City Council is heating up as Planning Commissioner Sue Himmelrich and the Fairmont Miramar Hotel began trading blows this week in mailers and robo calls. The grudge match began with a mailer released by Himmelrich's campaign last weekend portraying the Miramar as Godzilla hulking over Santa Monica, with the headline "Beware the Development Nightmare on Ocean Avenue: MIRAMAR ZILLA."

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  17. City Council Candidates Answer Final QuestionsRead the original story

    Oct 30, 2014 | The LookOut news

    October 31, 2014 -- The Lookout News sent several questions to the 14 candidates running for City Council. Their answers have been posted on the website over the course of the past two weeks.

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  18. Ballot Measure Campaigns Top $1.1 MillionRead the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | The LookOut news

    October 29, 2014 -- This has been an expensive campaign to get ballot measures approved or rejected in Santa Monica. The latest financial disclosures from the City Clerk's Office show more than $1.1 million has been raised for the campaigns for and against two related airport measures and two related real estate tax proposals.

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  19. Businessman Outspends Both Candidates in Effort to Get Ben Allen Elected to SenateRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | The LookOut news

    As two liberal Democrats battle to represent the 26th District, which includes Santa Monica, in the State Senate, a Republican-turned-independent could be the one determining the winner. Retired businessman Bill Bloomfield continues to pour money into the campaign in support of Ben Allen, outspending both his chosen candidate and Allen's rival Sandra Fluke.

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  20. Santa Monica Voter Rolls Swell for Big ElectionRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | The LookOut news

    One week before a hotly contested general election, more Santa Monicans will be eligible to vote than in any election in at least ten years. The most current count voters registered in Santa Monica stood at 64,384 as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar/County Clerk's office, which is still counting voter registrations submitted by the October 20 deadline.

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