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Meet the Board of Education candidates: Jake Wachtel

• Name: Jake Wachtel • Age: 38 • Occupation: Parent/producer/college advisory board member • Marital status/children: My wife and I have two daughters; Mia is a second grader. Emilia will begin kindergarten in two years • Your neighborhood? How long have you lived there?: We have lived in Sunset Park for over... Read more →

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Meet the Board of Education candidates: Nimish Patel

• Name: Nimish Patel • Age: 41 • Occupation: Small business owner, JD/MBA/CPA • Marital status/children: Married with two children in our public schools • Your neighborhood? How long have you lived there?: Montana Neighborhood/six years • Own or rent? Own • Public school or private? Public schools... Read more →

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Meet the Board of Education candidates: Ralph Mechur

• Name: Ralph Mechur • Age: 60 • Occupation: Architect • Marital status/children: Divorced/3 grown children, all Santa Monica High School graduates • Your neighborhood? How long have you lived there?: Ocean Park from 1973 to 1980; Sunset Park from 1980 to 2010; North of Wilshire from 2010 to the... Read more →

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Bike accidents on the rise in Santa Monica

CITYWIDE — Santa Monica may see itself as more cyclist friendly than surrounding cities. But when it comes to the number of bike accidents, it ranks among the worst in the state. Out of 103 cities of similar size in California, Santa Monica had the third most collisions involving cyclists in 2008, according to the state’s Office... Read more →

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Bayside wants food truck ban

DOWNTOWN — In a move that could run up against a legal barrier, the board of the Bayside District Corp. has formally urged the City Council to ban food trucks from doing business in Downtown Santa Monica. The organization’s 13-member board of directors overwhelmingly supported the idea at a meeting last week, recommending the... Read more →

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City Hall employees to pay for health insurance

Editor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing series that tracks the city’s expenditures appearing on upcoming Santa Monica City Council consent agendas. Consent agenda items are routinely passed by the City Council with little or no discussion from elected officials or the public. However, many of the items have been part of... Read more →

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Meet the City Council candidates: Gleam Davis

• Name: Gleam Davis • Age: 54 • Occupation: Corporate counsel • Marital status/children: Married 18 years to John Prindle; we have a 13-year-old son, Jackson • Your neighborhood? How long have you lived there?: We have lived north of Montana for 11 years. I also have lived in Ocean Park and Wilmont. •... Read more →

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Meet the City Council candidates: Linda Armstrong

• Name: Linda Armstrong • Age: Declined to state • Occupation: Data entry operator/computer research • Marital status/children: Single • Your neighborhood? How long have you lived there?: Declined to state/20 years • Your mode of transportation/model, make and year of your ride?: Bus/bike • Own or... Read more →

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Meet the City Council candidates: Susan Hartley

• Name: Susan Hartley • Age: 65 • Occupation: Tenant/employee attorney • Marital status/children: Single/25-year old daughter • Your neighborhood? How long have you lived there?: Sunset Park for nine years; south of Montana Avenue for two years; north of Montana for four years • Your mode of... Read more →

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Record number clean local waters

SM BAY — An all-time number of volunteers last Saturday collected more than 100,000 pounds of ocean-bound trash from local waters as part of Heal the Bay’s 21st annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Despite blazing heat throughout the region, participants scoured Southland beaches, inland waterways, regional parks and urban neighborhoods.... Read more →

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Saint John’s NICU fondly remembered

MID-CITY — Emily Kay Tillman didn’t know if her newborn twins were going to survive. They were born premature — just shy of 27 weeks — and weighed about 2 pounds each. But when she walked into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint John’s Health Center just a month after they were born, she saw that a nurse... Read more →

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Squirm Night 2010 guide

Who: Santa Monica Daily Press What: Squirm Night 2010: A candidate forum and discussion on Measures Y and YY When: Oct. 4, 2010 5:30 p.m. - Doors open 6 p.m. – Board of Education Candidates 7-7:30 p.m. – Panel discussion and debate on Measures Y and YY (Proposal to increase sales tax) 7:35-8:35 p.m. – City Council Candidates... Read more →

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Meet the City Council candidates: Robert Kronovet

• Name: Robert Kronovet • Age: 53 • Occupation: Santa Monica Rent Board commissioner/Small business owner • Marital status/children: Married 22 years, three children • Your neighborhood?: Sunset Park • How long have you lived there?: 20 Years • Your mode of transportation/model, make and year of... Read more →

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Meet the City Council candidates: Terry O’Day

• Name: Terry O’Day • Age: 37 • Occupation: Santa Monica City Council member, executive director at Environment Now • Marital status/children: Married, two daughters • Your neighborhood?: Pico neighborhood • How long have you lived there?: 12 years • Your mode of transportation/model, make and... Read more →

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Glow lights the Santa Monica night

SM BEACH — As the sun sinks over the horizon and darkness settles over the city, bursts of light dot the beach and Santa Monica Pier. On the corner of Colorado and Ocean avenues, smiley faces and abstract words are projected on the seven-story walls of the Holiday Inn. White balloons the size of a Smart car float in the air, lit up... Read more →