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| October 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

PARK LA BREA candidate forum in the Curson Circle felt like a New England town meeting on a village green. Candidate flyers, posters and canopies were in abundance, as were the candidates themselves, who listened to one another and spoke with voters.

Local residents have begun voting in local, state and federal elections, in response to solicited and unsolicited ballots mailed by the Registrar – Recorder for Los Angeles County. The deadline to return ballots is Tues., Nov. 8. If you are a registered voter and have not received your large (approximately 9-1/2 inches wide by 5 inches tall) black-and-white ballot envelope, reach out through the website lavote.gov or call 800-815-2666, Option 2, or e-mail votebymail@rrcc.lacounty.gov.

Park La Brea

A memorable local lead-up to the November 8 election was a well-attended “candidate Open House” organized by the Park La Brea Residents Association and held for two hours on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 16. The atmosphere was like a New England town meeting held on the village green, where candidates spoke on a microphone for five minutes and otherwise just listened to the other candidates and spoke with voters from tables and canopies spread around the periphery of the Curson Circle in the center of four of the historic residential complex’s signature 12-story apartment buildings. There were activities for kids and food trucks … and at least 16 candidates.

Three speakers were running for federal offices, including Rep. Adam Schiff and his opponent, G “Maebe A. Girl” Pudlo.

KAREN BASS spoke with numerous supporters at a backyard event in Windsor Square in mid-October.

RICK CARUSO listened to the carefully read question from “Henry” at a town hall meeting in Caruso’s nearby campaign headquarters.

Five candidates were running for state offices and one for County Sheriff. Both candidates for City Attorney participated, as did the two for City Controller.

Mayoral Candidate Karen Bass attended; Rick Caruso did not. But both of them have been actively reaching out to voters in our neighborhoods. Among Caruso’s recent events was one held with 100-plus people at his nearby campaign headquarters. Bass recently discussed her campaign with dozens of neighbors in the backyard of a Van Ness Avenue home in Windsor Square.

Park La Brea is in City Council District 5, and both candidates, Katy Young Yaroslavsky and Sam Yebri, were at the Park La Brea open house and spoke.

MITCH O’FARRELL spoke via Zoom to local residents on October 19.

Meanwhile, in City Council District 13 — on October 19 and 20 — neighborhood associations from Larchmont Village, Windsor Square, St. Andrews Square and Ridgewood Wilton, along with the Larchmont Boulevard Association, hosted two one-hour Zoom meetings — one with each of the two candidates, Mitch O’Farrell and Hugo Soto-Martinez. Each had an introducer. O’Farrell’s was now-president of the City Council, Paul Krekorian. Soto-Martinez’s was CD 13 primary election candidate Kate Pynoos.

HUGO SOTO-MARTINEZ spoke the following day, on October 20, also via Zoom.

The two Zoom candidate forums are available at:
Please remember to vote not only in these 10 races but also in the approximately 48 additional contests on your ballot. All by November 8!

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