Politics

SMC Board candidates: Nancy Greenstein

Nancy Greenstein is running for Santa Monica College Board of Trustees. The following answers were submitted in response to questions from the Daily Press. Name: Nancy Greenstein Occupation: Director of Police Community Services, UCLA Neighborhood of residence: Sunset Park Own/Rent: own Marital status: single Kids: many... Read more →

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SMC Board candidates: Andrew Walzer

Andrew Walzer is running for Santa Monica College Board of Trustees. The following answers were submitted in response to questions from the Daily Press. Name: Andrew Walzer Ph.D. Age: 54 Occupation: Community College Professor Neighborhood of residence: Mid City Own/Rent: Owner Marital status: Divorced Kids: 4 kids Political... Read more →

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SMC Board candidates: Dennis Frisch

Name:  Dennis Frisch Age:  70 Occupation: Professor, Santa Monica College-Retired Neighborhood of residence:  Ocean Park Own/Rent:  Own Marital status:  Single Kids:  None Political affiliation:  Democratic Party Schooling: MA, History; MLIS Highest degree attained:  MA, MLIS Hobbies: Beach running, classical music,... Read more →

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Brock says he’ll return developer money

BERGAMOT STATION — One candidate who promised not to accept money from developers says he will return two campaign contributions he accepted from developers. In July, Recreation and Parks Chair Phil Brock, alongside numerous other City Council candidates, hoisted a large yellow “No” sign in the air. The event was a Residocracy... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch: Mutual Combat

On Oct. 8 at 12:50 p.m. Officers responded to an emergency call of possible domestic violence in the 1400 block of Yale Street. Officers made contact with and separated the man and woman involved. The two were in a dating relationship and lived together at the residence. Each had visible physical injuries from the altercation. During the... Read more →

News

Promises for the Future, If There Is One

PLAYTIME — By the second weekend of the run, the understudy had taken over the leading male role permanently. And another of the actors had “taken off for the evening” and an alternate was executing her role. Not an auspicious second weekend for award-winning director Elina de Santos. The play is Vince Melocchi's “Nice Things”,... Read more →

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O’Day heads hotel-backed political group

OCEAN AVENUE — One of the council members not up for re-election is heading a campaign in support of an incumbent and a challenger. Mayor Pro Tempore Terry O’Day is listed as the principal officer on an independent expenditures political action committee (PAC) called Responsible Leadership for a Better Santa Monica, which has received... Read more →

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Squirm Night highlights candidate positions

BROAD STAGE — The Santa Monica Daily Press and Santa Monica College hosted the annual candidate forum, “Squirm Night” Monday, Oct. 13 at the Broad Stage. About 200 to 250 people attended throughout the evening sponsored by ProCon.org, which saw candidates addressing controversial issues in the city, with the occasional rare direct... Read more →