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Mary Moore

Revolution by the Bay

The state Legislature's move to dismantle local rent control and the rapid advance of high-end development have combined in recent years to erode Santa Monica's reputation as a "People's Republic" governed by idealists with a social agenda. But this election season has witnessed the rise of a new leftist coalition......

California Scheming

When it comes to being taken seriously as a politician, Dan Hamburg is looking at a very steep hill. But Hamburg, the Green Party's candidate for governor, knew what he was signing on for. A disillusioned Democrat and one-term congressman from Mendocino County, turned off by big-money Democratic politics, backroom......

Higher Calling

To most observers, the decision by the Beach Cities Health District to turn over the lease on a section of its medical building in Redondo Beach to the Little Company of Mary health system meant little more than a change in names. To women’s-health advocates, however, the deal that was......

Clean It Up or Kill It

A rundown amphitheater on the Venice boardwalk, considered by some to be the heart of the funky beach strip, has the quarrelsome arts community at odds once again over whether to save the building or demolish it. The Venice Pavilion seemed even more dank, dark and vacant last weekend in......

Sister Battles City

When Saint John’s Health Center came up with its plans for a $270 million renovation and expansion of its facility, the hospital’s president, Sister Marie Madeleine Shonka, thought the project would be a shoo-in for approval in Santa Monica. A nonprofit health-care facility, Saint John’s is the largest private employer......

The Miramar's Dirty Laundry

A drab hearing room in the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) West Los Angeles office lit up Monday with intrigue as a former manager from the Miramar Sheraton Hotel turned whistle blower, accusing the hotel of running an extreme and illegal anti-union campaign to sway workers before they voted last......
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