Monica Set to Invest More Than $2 million To Tap Stormwater
May 6, 2016 -- In one of two
water-related agenda items pending City Council approval, Santa Monica
would invest more than $2 million on a new system to capture stormwater
at Los Amigos Park, store it below ground and use it to irrigate the
park's lawn and flush the toilets.
Rejects Santa Monica Lawmaker's Tobacco Bill
May 6, 2016 -- Santa Monica
Assemblyman Richard Bloom was the odd one out on Wednesday when his
bill was the only one in a package of anti-tobacco legislation that
failed to win Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature.
Park Wheel in Santa Monica Goes Dark
May 6, 2016 -- Eight years ago,
Pacific Park ushered in a new era on the Santa Monica Pier when it unveiled
its iconic Ferris Wheel with a festive fireworks bash.
Monica Council Poised to Approve Major Development at Fred Segal Site
May 5, 2016 -- A seven-story
development replacing the old Fred Segal shopping complex in downtown
Santa Monica goes to the City Council Tuesday, possibly the last project
tied to a way of doing business at City Hall that inspired the wrath
of slow-growth advocates.
Monica Population Increases Slightly
May 5, 2016 -- The population
of Santa Monica increased from 93,093 to 93,640 between January 2015
and January 2016 for a change of .6 percent, according to information
released this week by the California Department of Finance Santa Monica
ranked 264th of California’s 482 cities in population change by
Vouchers in Santa Monica Increased to Help Needy
May 5, 2012 -- Coping with a
crippling shortage of affordable housing, Santa Monica officials finally
have some good news, courtesy of the federal government.
Monica to Require Solar Rooftops on New Buildings
May 4, 2016 -- At the end of
the month, Santa Monica will start requiring solar rooftops for all
new buildings, becoming the fourth municipality in California with such
a law on the books.
Santa Monica-Malibu Schools Superintendent Gets Generally Positive Reviews
May 4, 2016 -- Santa Monica-Malibu
Schools Superintendent Sandra Lyon is leaving her post of five years
with mixed reviews, with supporters citing her efforts to help poor
and minority students but at least one critic saying her exit is welcomed.
Monica Looks North for New Cultural Affairs Manager
May 4, 2016 -- Santa Monica
looked to the frigid north for its new cultural affairs manager, tapping
Shannon Daut, who headed the Alaska State Council of the Arts for five
years before accepting the City post.
Monica Workers’ Compensation Costs on Rise Again
May 3, 2016 -- After briefly
slowing, costs for employees injured on the job are rising again for
Santa Monica’s city government and are likely to continue rising
well into the future, a new risk management report has found.
for Santa Monica LUVE Initiative Say Signature Goal Met
May 3, 2016 -- Organizers for
a proposed initiative that could sharply cut new development in Santa
Monica announced Monday they have collected 10,000 signatures, far more
than needed to help earn LUVE a spot on the ballot in November.
Monica-Malibu Schools Superintendent to Leave Post
May 3, 2016 -- After a five-year
stint, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Sandra
Lyon on Monday announced she is leaving her post to head the public
school district serving Palm Springs and surrounding cities.
Park Names Honor Santa Monica World War II Veterans
May 2, 2016 -- Two Santa Monica
men who fought in World War II -- one who died on the battlefield in
France and another who lived until 2009 -- will soon be memorialized
when Pico Neighborhood parks carry their names.
Santa Monica Homicide of the Year Remains Unsolved
May 2, 2016 -- Almost a month
after a 35-year-old man was found stabbed to death in the middle of
the afternoon on April 5 at a 46-unit apartment building in the heart
of Downtown Santa Monica, the City's first homicide of 2016 remains
an unsolved mystery.
Monica Students Get Chance to Explore Careers in Space
May 2, 2016 -- More than 150
Santa Monica College students and faculty have applied for a program
that will allow them to work as paid interns at NASA's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena this year, college officials announced
Makes Tweaks to Santa Monica Minimum Wage Law
April 29, 2016 -- Three months
after adopting an ordinance requiring most people working in Santa Monica
to be paid at least $15 per hour by 2020, the City Council voted for
amendments on Tuesday to tweak the law.
Monica Has Little to Celebrate on Independent Bookstore Day
April 29, 2016 -- Saturday is
Independent Bookstore Day across the country, but the closest celebration
you'll find to Santa Monica will be technically across the border in
Release Images of Possible Intruder
April 29, 2016 -- A week after
an intruder assaulted an elderly Santa Monica woman in her bedroom and
broke into a guest home blocks away on the same night, police released
a video and a description of a person of interest in the case.
Monica Council Member Criticized by Colleagues
April 28, 2016 -- Santa Monica
City Councilmember Pam O’Connor was criticized Tuesday by Council
colleagues, who said a new outside ethics review showed she misled them
about her role in the controversial 2014 firing of a City communications
director she deemed a political foe.
School Leaving Santa Monica Airport
April 28, 2016 -- After more
than two decades at Santa Monica Airport (SMO), the flight school Justice
Aviation, which offers additional services, is expected to close by
May 11 as part of an agreement with the City to settle several legal
Monica State Senator's Bill Wins Committee Approval
April 28, 2016 -- A bill urging
Congress to counter a Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations
to spend unlimited sums on elections won committee approval Tuesday,
state officials said.
of Santa Monica Reorganizes to Help Create New Transportation Model
April 27, 2016 -- Intensifying
its efforts to make Santa Monica a new model for transportation the
City Council on Tuesday voted to reorganize the City's Department of
Planning and Community Development to better focus on making the beach
city more conducive to walking and less reliant on the car.
Monica, Malibu Separation Talks to Resume
April 27, 2016 -- Stalled talks
regarding the separation of Malibu from the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified
School District will soon resume following the replacement of a member
who angrily resigned from the negotiating team a week ago, a key official
Monica College Student Film Headed to Cannes
April 27, 2016 -- A short film
written and directed by a Santa Monica College student will be screened
at the 19th American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2016
Cannes Film Festival, school officials announced Tuesday.
a Quarter of All Low-Income HUD Housing in Santa Monica at Risk
April 26, 2016 -- Nearly a quarter
of all low-income HUD rental buildings in Santa Monica will be at risk
in the near future, as federal loans come due and owners decide whether
to continue current operations or move to sharply higher market rates,
according to a new City report.
Monica, Malibu Public High Schools Ranked Among Best in State
Monica to Host Repair Cafe
April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016 -- Santa Monica
High School and Malibu High School scored high grades among California
public high schools in a new ranking by U.S. News and World Report.
-- Think before
you recycle. It may not be the best thing to do.