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Candidates Mixer Thursday for Upcoming Venice Neighborhood Council Election...

A candidate recruitment drive will be held Thursday at James Beach restaurant for the upcoming Venice Neighborhood Council election. The mixer will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 60 N. Venice Blvd. for all prospective candidates and anyone wishing to learn more about the local advisory councils that were created during the Los Angeles charter reform movement of the late 1990s. All of the seats on the Venice Neighborhood Council seat are up in the election, including the president and vice-president positions as well as the chair of the influential Land Use and Planning Committee. There will be 21 open seats up for election, including 13 at-large community officers. The members of the Venice Neighborhood Council...

Candidates Mixer Thursday for Upcoming Venice Neighborhood Council Election
posted on: Mar 5, 2014 | author: venicedispatch

Bonin Elected to L.A. City Council Seat Representing Venice...

Mike Bonin stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight Tuesday as voters in a landslide elected him to the Los Angeles City Council seat representing Venice and other Westside communities. Bonin, 45, eluded a run-off election in May by gaining 61 percent of the vote in the four-person race to replace incumbent City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who has represented the 11th District on the City Council since 2005. Rosendahl announced in October that he would not be seeking re-election in order to focus on his fight with cancer and endorsed Bonin, his longtime chief of staff, to replace him on the council. Bonin also previously served in 2003-2004 as district director and deputy chief of staff...

Bonin Elected to L.A. City Council Seat Representing Venice
posted on: Mar 6, 2013 | author: venicedispatch

LAUSD School Board Candidates Anderson and Zimmer Face-off in Venice...

By Paul Chavez, Venice Dispatch The last question at a packed Los Angeles school board candidate forum Thursday night at the Boys & Girls Club of Venice came from a student at Venice High School who asked challenger Kate Anderson and incumbent Steve Zimmer what they would do to help students at her school. The student’s question was greeted by a few chuckles and prompted moderator Kaci Patterson, of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Families in Schools, to remark: “All politics really is local.” The candidates’ responses before the standing-room-only crowd of about 200 people illustrated their perspectives as they compete in the March 5 primary election for a seat on the LAUSD’s Board of Education District 4 that represents schools...

LAUSD School Board Candidates Anderson and Zimmer Face-off in Venice
posted on: Jan 28, 2013 | author: venicedispatch

L.A. City Council Candidate Odysseus Bostick Campaigns in Venice...

By Paul Chavez, Venice Dispatch Odysseus Bostick, a Westchester teacher running for the Los Angeles City Council seat that represents Venice, spoke to about 20 people Tuesday night at the Venice Ale House about his personal background and his stance on a wide range of issues. Bostick, who is married with three daughters, spoke for about 45 minutes and opened his remarks by sharing that he grew up in poverty in the Florida panhandle. While teaching poor kids in Echo Park a few years back, Bostick said he had a political awakening about the city’s shortcomings. “People like us, regular people who have kids or who are going about doing their thing, trying to build their life, we...

L.A. City Council Candidate Odysseus Bostick Campaigns in Venice
posted on: Jan 16, 2013 | author: venicedispatch

Feuer Makes Pitch for City Attorney to Venice Residents...

By Paul Chavez, Venice Dispatch City Attorney candidate Mike Feuer made his pitch for becoming the top prosecutor in the nation’s second-largest city during an informal meet-and-greet held Saturday afternoon with about 20 people at a Venice walk-street home. Feuer, 54, spoke for about an hour during an address that started with a story about his Jewish father surviving being captured by the Nazis in World War II after his bomber was shot down. Feuer then gave the audience a recap of his prior service as a public official, listed his priorities if elected and also fielded questions. Feuer is running against incumbent City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and attorney Greg Smith in the March 5 citywide primary election....

Feuer Makes Pitch for City Attorney to Venice Residents
posted on: Jan 13, 2013 | author: venicedispatch

Bonin and Anderson Score Big Fundraising Leads for March 5 L.A. Primary Election...

By Paul Chavez, Venice Dispatch Los Angeles City Council candidate Mike Bonin, who is running for the 11th Council District that includes Venice, reported campaign contributions that dwarfed his competitors in the upcoming citywide primary election, according to campaign data released Thursday. Bonin reported receiving $177,966 in campaign contributions in the quarterly filing period from Oct. 1, 2012, to Dec. 31, 2012, and reported cash on hand of $249,264 at the end of the period, according to an electronic filing with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. Bonin’s campaign received nearly six times more in contributions than the second-ranking candidate, Westchester teacher Odysseus Bostick, who reported raising $30,211 during the three-month period. Community advocate Frederick Sutton reported raising $29,885,...

Bonin and Anderson Score Big Fundraising Leads for March 5 L.A. Primary Election
posted on: Jan 11, 2013 | author: venicedispatch

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