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New Councilmembers to Be Installed Next Monday Alex Fisch Expected to Become New Mayor

Albert Vera, Yasmine-Imani McMorrin and incumbent Goran Eriksson, the three newly-elected members of the Culver City Council, will be sworn in virtually on Monday at the next Council meeting. Vice...

 

Eriksson Re-elected to Council; Joining Vera and McMorrin

Mayor Goran Eriksson has won re-election to the City Council, edging out his competitor Freddy Puza by 28 votes, according to semi-official results released yesterday. The last election update from...

 

Eriksson Still Clinging to 3rd Place in Council Race

With mailed-in ballots being counted daily, Mayor Goran Eriksson is still clinging to third place in the City Council election, according by the Los Angeles County Registrar. The latest election...

 

Eriksson Overtakes Puza for 3rd Place in Tight City Council Race

Culver City Mayor Goran Eriksson received good news from the Los Angeles County Registrar this week but the City Council race is not over as mailed-in ballots are still being counted daily. The...

 

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...

 

Street Celebrations as Biden Wins

By David Ganezer Thousands took to the streets of major US cities Saturday, to celebrate as Joe Biden seemed to have clinched the 2020 Presidential election. Hundreds of people walked down main...

 

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...

 

Race Begins for Mitchell's State Senate Seat

With Holly Mitchell winning a seat on the powerful the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the race for her current post in the State Senate has begun. Mitchell, who handily defeated former LA...

 

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...

 

Stem Cell Research Measure Leading

A proposition that would keep alive California's first-of-its-kind stem cell research program with a $5.5 billion infusion of borrowed money had a narrow lead. With about 11.3 million votes counted, approval for Proposition 14 was ahead 51.1% to...

 

Felons Get Voting Rights

In one of two measures involving voting rights, voters decisively passed a ballot measure restoring the right to vote for felons on parole. Proposition 17 will change the state Constitution to allow an estimated 50,000 felons to vote, with 59% over...

 

Inheritance Tax Breaks

Proposition 19, which would expand one property tax break for seniors but rein in another for transfers of real estate between parents and children, appeared headed to passage, according to unofficial election results. The vote, with all precincts...

 

Less Crime Penalties Approved

California voters defeated Proposition 20, endorsing recent efforts to ease mass incarceration by reducing penalties and allowing for earlier releases. Voters rejecting pleas from proponents of Proposition 20 to address what they called the...

 

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...

 

Uber Wins

Rideshare/gig economy apps such as Uber, Lyft and Doordash may continue to pay their employees as independent contractors, as California voters approved Proposition 22. The measure reversed...

 

L.A. D.A.: Gascon Beats Lacey

by Stan Greene According to the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters, George Gascon has been elected Los Angeles County District Attorney. Gascon won 54% of the Los Angeles County vote, about 1.5 mi...

 

McMorrin Albert Vera Lead in City Council Race

With thousands of mail-in ballots stll being counted ImaniI McMorrin leading with 8,527 votes followed by ALBERT Vera with 8,409 votes, then Freddy Puza for seats on the Culver City Council follows...

 

Notable Local Races and Measures on Culver City Ballot; Voting Info

Culver City residents have until November 3 to vote on the candidates for the City Council and School Board as well as decide the fate of two separate measures dealing with rent control and property...

 

QUERYING CULVER CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

What do you see as the most important issue affecting Culver City at this time? How do you plan to address it as a Council Member? Why do you feel you're especially qualified to deal with it? What is...

 

Storage Wars

By Samuel Alioto It may not go down as the most significant endorsement of the political season, but a local storage unit operator has come out against Proposition 15. "Normally, we do not communicate with our customers about ballot measures,"...

 

Senator Sanders Endorses Holly Mitchell for Supervisor

LO- Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Friday his endorsement of Sen. Holly Mitchell for Supervisor as part of his slate of 19 progressive Democratic candidates running for state, city and county level...

 

Commissioner Lara Announces New Appointments

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today announced the newest members of the California Department of Insurance’s Curriculum Board, the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association’s (CLHIGA) Board of Directors, and the California...

 

Measure B Proponents Maintain They're not Against Rent Control

Leaders of Protect Culver City, the much-maligned, local political action committee that placed the rent control initiative on November 3 ballot, told the Observer this week that Measure B was never meant as a “statement for or against rent...

 

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