West LA Campus Plan Includes 1200 Housing Units
February 8, 2016 -- A new draft
master plan that will serve as a framework for how Veterans Administration
officials will expand services for veterans at the agency's West Los
Angeles Medical Center includes building 1,200 housing units on the
Monica’s Shore Hotel Controversy Returns to Coastal Commission
February 8, 2016 -- A battle
over Santa Monica hotel pricing and the extent of the people’s
right to low-cost beachside accommodations (and if it’s even possible)
continues this week at a session of the California Coastal Commission.
Monica College Students Heading to Honolulu for Prestigious Arts Festival
February 8, 2016 -- Student
performers in a Santa Monica College theater department production of
“M. Courage” have been invited to showcase their talents
at the 48th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
in Hawaii this week.
Monica City Council to Appoint Tourism Board Members
January 5, 2016 -- A pier official,
a hotel owner and a community organizer are among six applicants vying
for a City Council-appointed seat on the Santa Monica Travel and Tourism,
Approves Santa Monica Preschool Despite Opposition
January 5, 2016 --The owners
of Meadow Preschool, expected to open in Santa Monica next year on 26th
Street between Arizona Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, will have to convince
some neighbors the new facility won’t be a bother.
Monica Nonprofit Urges Action On Prescription Drug Abuse
January 5, 2016 -- Doctors and
pharmacists in California already must register at a database that tracks
drug prescriptions, but a Santa Monica consumers' group is urging state
lawmakers to take the next step by requiring physicians to check the
database before prescribing opiates.
Senator Ben Allen Tackles California Teacher Shortage
February 4, 2016 -- State Sen.
Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, on Tuesday joined two other California lawmakers
proposing new bills to reverse a critical shortage of teachers statewide
by providing money for residency programs and other incentives to enter
Monica Considers Putting the Brakes on Driving Speeds
February 4, 2016 -- Drivers
in Santa Monica will need to start slowing down soon if the City Council
decides to apply the brakes next week on several City streets.
Monica City Hall Trees Get Pruning
February 4, 2016 -- The 31 Sycamore
trees in Ken Genser Square in front of Santa Monica City Hall will be
pruned this week to stunt their growth, City officials announced.
of Santa Monica and Aviators Back Before FAA in Fight for Control of
February 3, 2016 -- The City
of Santa Monica and opponents from the aviation industry are back before
the Federal Aviation Administration in the long fight for control of
the City airport and plans to one day close it.
Monica Opens This Year’s “Most Loved” Local Businesses
February 3, 2016 -- It’s
that time of year again, with Valentine’s Day just around the
corner and Santa Monica’s businesses leaders asking residents
a heart-filled question once again: Which local businesses do you consider
Quality Improves at Santa Monica Beaches, “State of the Bay”
February 2, 2016 -- Levels of
harmful bacteria found in Santa Monica Bay have dropped significantly,
and the amount of trash littering its beaches has also declined, according
to comprehensive update on environmental conditions at the bay and its
Has Large Lead in Santa Monica Fundraising
February 2, 2016 -- Hillary
Clinton’s performance in the Iowa Caucus on Monday was a close
call, but what isn’t so close is her standing in the presidential
campaign fundraising totals from Santa Monica.
County Water Plan to be Showcased at Santa Monica Pico Library
February 2, 2016 -- Southern
California imports 80 percent of its water from outside the region,
making it critical for cities to better manage the available water supply,
LA County officials have said.
Objects to New Santa Monica-Malibu Board Meeting Format
February 1, 2016 --This week’s
meeting of the Santa Monica-Malibu school board will be the first under
a new format that is supposed to make the sessions shorter. At least
one person doesn’t care for the new format--teachers union head
Set to Address Santa Monica League of Women Voters
February 1, 2016 -- Santa Monica
Mayor Tony Vazquez will be the featured speaker at the League of Women
Voters luncheon this weekend, the organization announced.
Monica High School Senior Aces Placement Exam
February 1, 2016 --More than
2 million U.S. high school students took more than 4 million advanced
placement exams, which can earn them valuable college credits before