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Articles from the November 20, 2022 edition

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  • Update November 17, 2022: Santa Monica Local Election Results

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Nov 20, 2022

    November 17, 2022 - The results below from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder are as of November 16 at 3:20 pm. 35.5% of eligible voters's ballots have been received so far. There have been no changes in which candidates have won seats or which measures have won or lost since the last update on November 11. Measure GS, which would significantly increase property transfer taxes in Santa Monica very slightly increased its lead, now at 1,431 more votes in favor than opposed. MEMBERS OF THE...

  • Less Californians are Voting with Universal Mail-in Ballots While Elections Take a Month to Become Official

    Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff|Nov 20, 2022

    November 16, 2022 - Official results of the General Election that took place on Tuesday, November 8 will not be certified by the California Secretary of State until December 16. With universal mail-in ballots now sent to every voter, many take advantage of the convenience. Ballots only need to be postmarked on or before election day and reach their county recorder seven days after that. A large number of mail-in and provisional ballots remain to be processed. There are an estimated 2,180,974...

  • Police Pursuit Passes Through Santa Monica Wednesday Evening.

    Matthew Gonzalez, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 20, 2022

    13: A pursuit that originated out of Los Angeles passed through the Santa Monica area Wednesday evening. The suspect who was wanted for theft eventually got off on Lincoln BLVD from the westbound 10 where an LAPD officer collided with a vehicle. A secondary collision occurred a short time later with another LAPD cruiser. Both officers in those cruisers were injured and transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The pursuit proceeded down Northbound Lincoln before...

  • Should Neighborhood Groups Engaging in Political Activity Receive City Funding?

    Olga Zurawska, Special to the Observer|Nov 20, 2022

    It seems to me that the neighborhood groups would like to eat the cake (as in receive public funding from the City) and eat it too (as in engage in legislative advocacy), without so much as a disclaimer that public funding is not paying for the group's political activity. I am not OK with that. As a resident of Downtown Santa Monica, where there is no neighborhood group, I do not wish for the City to disburse my tax dollars to the neighborhood groups in other parts of town, (that is special...