Google+

subscribe: Posts | Comments

L.A. City Council Candidate Bonin Opens Campaign Office...

By Paul Chavez, Venice Dispatch About 200 people packed the grand opening Saturday of the campaign office for Los Angeles City Council candidate Mike Bonin, who is running in the upcoming citywide election to represent the 11th Council District that includes Venice. A line stretched out the door of the campaign office at 12222 Venice Blvd. in Mar Vista as supporters and volunteers rallied around Bonin, who formerly was a longtime Venice resident before moving to Mar Vista. Bonin, 45, is running to fill the seat left vacant after incumbent City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who has represented the district since 2005, announced in October that he would not be seeking re-election in order to focus on his fight...

L.A. City Council Candidate Bonin Opens Campaign Office
posted on: Jan 5, 2013 | author: venicedispatch

Candidates Enter Races for City Council and School Board Representing Venice...

By Paul Chavez, Venice Dispatch Seven candidates have filed nomination forms to replace outgoing Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, whose 11th Council District includes Venice, in the first of two steps needed to appear on the March 5 primary election ballot. The candidates include: Mike Bonin, Rosendahl’s chief deputy; Odysseus Bostick, a Westchester teacher; Frederick Sutton, a community advocate; Tina Hess, a prosecutor; Mark Darius Frank, an airports contracts analyst; Gregg Aniolek, an engineer, and Ronnie L. McCowan, a youth sports organizer. The March 5 primary election will be held citywide to elect a new mayor, city attorney, city controller, fill eight of the 15 City Council positions and three spots on the seven-member Los Angeles Unified...

Candidates Enter Races for City Council and School Board Representing Venice
posted on: Nov 14, 2012 | author: venicedispatch

Waxman Widens Lead to Represent Venice in 33rd Congressional District...

By Paul Chavez, Venice Dispatch Longtime Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman widened his lead early Wednesday over independent challenger Bill Bloomfield to represent the newly drawn 33rd Congressional District that now includes Venice. Waxman had 54.3 percent percent of the vote over Bloomfield’s 45.7 percent with 80 percent of the 468 precincts reporting, according to data released early Wednesday from the Los Angeles County Department of Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Waxman, 73, has served in Congress since 1975 and was competing in a newly drawn district that runs along the coast from Malibu to Rancho Palos Verdes and also includes Beverly Hills, Calabasas and Westlake Village. The district was redrawn last year to reflect population changes recorded in the 10-year Census....

posted on: Nov 7, 2012 | author: venicedispatch

Filing Period Begins for Los Angeles Primary Election in March...

By Paul Chavez, Venice Dispatch The filing period to run in the March citywide primary election that includes contests for a spot on the Los Angeles City Council and a seat on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education that both represent Venice started Monday. Candidates have until noon Saturday to file their intention to become a candidate form with the Office of the City Clerk for the March 5 primary election in which voters will vote for mayor, city attorney, city controller, eight of the 15 seats on the city council and three spots on the seven-member education board. The L.A. City Council’s 11th District and the LAUSD Board of Education’s 4th District, which both...

Filing Period Begins for Los Angeles Primary Election in March
posted on: Nov 6, 2012 | author: venicedispatch

Lucks Re-Elected as President of Venice Neighborhood Council...

About 1,600 people voted in the Venice Neighborhood Council election Sunday that included a field of dozens of candidates vying for executive positions and at-large board seats. Linda Lucks was re-elected as board president with 832 votes, according to a preliminary canvass of votes released Sunday night. Her challenger, Richard Duncan had 494 votes. In other contested executive spots, incumbent Land Use and Planning Committee chairman Jake Kaufman was re-elected with 685 votes, while Venice Walk Streets Association leader Sue Kaplan gained 488 votes and Matthew Schildkret had 154 votes. Incumbent Outreach Officer Matt Kline, who spearheaded the well attended Silicon Beach Town Hall last spring, beat out three other candidates and was re-elected with 610 votes. Helen...

Lucks Re-Elected as President of Venice Neighborhood Council
posted on: Oct 29, 2012 | author: venicedispatch

Waxman, Bloomfield Make Pitches at Venice Neighborhood Council Meeting...

By Paul Chavez, Venice Dispatch Both candidates running for the newly drawn Congressional district that includes Venice spoke Tuesday night at the Venice Neighborhood Council board meeting. Rep. Henry Waxman, 73, a Democrat who has served in Congress since 1975, and his independent challenger, Bill Bloomfield, gave 10-minute speeches to an audience of about 200 people at Westminster Avenue Elementary School. Bloomfield, 62, told the crowd that he was a lifelong Republican, but became an independent after becoming “fed up with hyper-partisanship.” Bloomfield said he was a co-founder of “No Labels,” a political organization dedicated to reducing partisan gridlock in government. Bloomfield also said he has worked on redistricting reform and on creating the open primary system. Bloomfield...

Waxman, Bloomfield Make Pitches at Venice Neighborhood Council Meeting
posted on: Oct 24, 2012 | author: venicedispatch

« Previous Entries Next Entries »