July 2015

Sen. Fran Pavley Discusses Fracking, Drought and Cougar Crossing

State Senator Fran Pavley, who represents the 27th district that includes Malibu, has earned a national reputation for drafting cutting-edge environmental legislation. Her 2002 California Clean Car Standards bill survived a Supreme Court decision and, in 2009, Obama directed that it become the national standard.

Pavley spoke at the Malibu Democratic Club’s “First Saturday Speaker Series” where she talked about what she’s working on in Sacramento.

Santa Monica Denies Four SMO Aviation Tenants Three-Year Leases

Posted Jul. 17, 2015, 9:14 am

Brandon Dupré / Staff Writer

Santa Monica residents made it abundantly clear at Tuesday’s City Council meeting that the Santa Monica Airport has overstayed its welcome, but yet it remains – for how long is now the question.

Despite the near 40 members of the public who addressed Council on Tuesday night expressing their opposition to the city’s proposed new leases with the Santa Monica Airport and other tenants, some hoping for an immediate shut-down of the Airport, Council agreed to a range of tenant leases.

Q&A: Rep Ted Lieu

California Democrat Ted Lieu has a degree in computer science from Stanford University.

Ted Lieu is that rara avis on Capitol Hill -- a member of Congress who knows what he's talking about when it comes to technology.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Freshman Class President Ted Lieu Press Conference on Critical Infrastructure Investment

Pelosi and Lieu were joined by local Los Angeles County leaders to discuss ways to grow the economy, create jobs through vital expanded transportation & infrastructure funding

Santa Monica, CA – July 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Ted W. Lieu hosted a press conference this morning to discuss the urgent need for expanded, long-term infrastructure investment in Santa Monica, Los Angeles and cities across America.

The Santa Monica Lookout covers the Congressman’s meeting with the FAA regarding the Santa Monica Airport.

-- A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hearing last week in Washington D.C. on the fate of Santa Monica Airport left the attending City officials feeling frustrated with the agency, but satisfied they have a strong ally in Congressman Ted Lieu.

Mayor Kevin McKeown, who attended the hearing with other City officials and local anti-airport activists, said at the City Council meeting on Tuesday that the FAA remained in “listening-mode only” during the one-hour hearing in Washington.