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Longtime SM Attorney Rosario Perry Dead at 75

David Ganezer Observer Staff Writer Rosario Perry has died of cancer. He was 75. The longtime landlord's attorney based on Pico Blvd, represented property owners across four decades in Santa Monica....

 

Eviction Moratorium Extended

By David Ganezer Hours before California's eviction moratorium was set to expire, the State Legislature extended renter protections through the end of June. The extension only applies to tenants impacted by COVID who applied for rental assistance by...

 

Process for Lincoln Project Not Fair

As background, I have lived in Santa Monica for almost 50 years and served on the Board of Friends of Sunset Park neighborhood group for over 10 years in the 1990’s and 2000’s. Back then, we felt that developers might overrun the city with...

 

Effort to Recall Lee and Fisch Collapses

The effort to recall Mayor Daniel Lee and Councilmember Alex Fisch has collapsed for lack of interest and voter signatures. "The proponents of the recall petitions were unable to achieve the number of...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 30, 2021

Build more Homes For Everyone

I acknowledge our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples. When this is expressed, some people think, “so give your house back”. Maybe. Maybe...

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 16, 2021

Build more Homes For Everyone

Dear Editor, I acknowledge our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples. When this is expressed, some people think, “so give your house back”....

 
 By Letters    Opinion    December 9, 2021

Ample Capacity to Build in Culver City

Dear Editor, Have you ever wondered why there is a shortage of housing in Culver City? I own residential housing in Clarkdale and I wonder about this myself. When I purchased a newly-built fourplex...

 

WeHo Minimum Wage Highest in the US

By Corva Corvax, a Logical Opinion 11/4 The West Hollywood City Council voted on Wednesday to pass an ordinance to raise the minimum wage in their municipality to $17.64 per hour. The wage increase would go first to hotel workers, who would start...

 

CC Vice Mayor Lee {land Run forBass Congressional Seat

Culver City Vice Mayor Daniel Lee has entered the race for the congressional seat currently held Karen Bass who recently announced she is running for Mayor of Los Angeles next year. It marks the...

 

Housing Element Update

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer The Santa Monica City Council this week adopted the revised 2021-2029 Housing Element Update, which "prioritizes 100% affordable housing in city-owned land" and...

 

City Sues Landlord On Rent Control

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer The city of Santa Monica has sued a local landlord for allegedly converting a rent-controlled apartment building on 10th Street into a complex mostly used for “unlawful vacation rentals,” thereby violating the...

 

Residents Launch Effort to Recall Mayor Fisch, Vice Mayor Lee

Observer Staff Story Mark Salkin, a local Realtor and attorney, has launched an effort to recall Mayor Alex Fisch and Vice Mayor Daniel Lee, stating they "are not listening to the community." Salkin...

 

Culver City Council Approves 'Soft Story' Retrofitting Ordinance

The Culver City Council has introduced and approved a seismic retrofit ordinance to address "soft story" buildings in Culver City. These buildings are wood construction that have soft, weak, open...

 

What we know about the hospital's lawsuit against City Council

By Ron Bassilian Guest Writer President,Protect Culver City Council was sued in federal court on June 22nd by Southern California Hospital of Culver City in response to their June 14th ordinance requiring an additional $5/hour “Hero Pay” for...

 

Remarks by Alex Fisch at January 28 Special Meeting

The question this evening is whether we will embark on a year-long path of outreach and study to determine how to create missing middle housing throughout our city in a way that preserves what we...

 

Residential Zoning Meeting Draws 150+ Speakers, Adjourned to June 28

The Culver City Council this week held a joint session with the Planning Commission to a discuss the controversial topic of "exclusionary zoning practices" in the residential areas. The...

 

Council Okays Registration Fees for Rental Units, 'Hero Pay' for Local Hospital Workers

The City Council this week approved a resolution establishing a registration fee for residential rental units in Culver City. The fee -- $167 per unit per year -- was "based upon the reasonable costs...

 

Council Okays Registration Fees for Rental Units, 'Hero Pay' for Local Hospital Workers

The City Council this week approved a resolution establishing a registration fee for residential rental units in Culver City. The fee -- $167 per unit per year -- was “based upon the reasonable costs associated with the administration and...

 

In-Person Services Now Available by Appointment at Culver City Hall

Culver City has announced that in-person city services at City Hall are now offered on a limited, appointment-only basis. City services will also continue to be available online, through email and telephone. The public is urged to make appointments...

 

City Sues Landlords For Eviction

By Jack Simon Santa Monica is taking a tougher stance against landlords who have ignored the eviction moratorium and aggressively tried to force out long-term tenants during the pandemic. The SM City...

 

'PLEASE STAY STRONG,' URGES MAYOR ALEX FISCH

One would be hard put to find idle moments in Alex Fisch's day. Culver City's new mayor, who was elected to the City Council in April of 2018, brings considerable background to his position, as set...

 

California Slowly Counts Ballots

By Alyssa Erdley News with Attitude. As of Tuesday, a full week after the national election, California has only counted 82 percent of the vote. An estimated 2,740,846 ballots have not yet been...

 

McMorrin, Vera, Puza Top City Council Race; Measure B Headed for Defeat,

Two political newcomers and a former city commissioner are on the verge of winning the 3 seats on the Culver City Council while the controversial Measure B is headed for defeat. With mail-in ballots...

 

Results of the California Ballot Measures

• Prop 14: Funding medical research that uses stem cells PASSED • Prop 15: Raising taxes on commercial properties worth more than $3 million FAILED • Prop 16: Bringing back affirmative action...

 

No Vote on Rent Control

California rejected Proposition 21 which would have permitted stricter rent control laws. Proposition 21 was opposed by 59.8% of the voters, according to the state’s unofficial election tally Wednesday morning. “Yet again, California voters...

 

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