Against Santa Monica’s LUVE Initiative Form
May 25, 2016 -- Slow-growth
activists’ LUVE Initiative hasn't even qualified for Santa Monica’s
November ballot yet, but at least two groups are preparing campaigns
to oppose it.
Monica Civic Could Get Temporary Playing Field
May 25, 2016 -- After more than
a decade of rallies, campaigns and protests, a coalition of activists
pressing for a sports field at the Santa Monica Civic Center could finally
get part of what they want -- and sooner than expected.
Monica Hopes to Create Micro-Park on Ocean Park Boulevard
May 25, 2016 -- Starved for
more park space, the City of Santa Monica is hoping to groom five small
plots of land it owns on Ocean Park Boulevard and re-invent them as
a tiny addition to its parks system.
Monica-Malibu School Board Wants More Focus on Ethnic, LGBT Issues
May 24, 2016 -- Board of Education
members say the proposed textbooks for grades nine through 11 in the
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s (SMMUSD) language
arts program are lacking on the ethnic and sexual identity diversity
Monica Becomes Bernie Sanders Country as Faithful Flock to Rally
May 24, 2016
-- Santa Monica, or at least the area around its high school near
Downtown, was Bernie Sanders country Monday.
Those who waited in a crowd so big it caused
blocks-long waiting lines outside the Santa Monica High School
athletic field, reiterated the Vermont senator's vow to continue
History in Santa Monica
May 24, 2015 --
It was great walking on the Samohi football field today where
I once played and practiced. Only this time I was there to tackle
social justice issues with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Monica College Student Receives State Department Scholarship
May 24, 2016 --
A Santa Monica College (SMC) student is headed to India to study Punjabi
this summer after being awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical
Language (CLS) Scholarship.
Last Train to Santa Monica
May 23, 2016 -- While the arrival
of the first Expo train to Santa Monica Friday garnered national headlines,
few recall the day the last passenger train made its final trip to the
beach city nearly 63 years ago.
Rail Brings Changes to Santa Monica
May 23, 2016 -- A new Santa
Monica era began Friday with the opening of the Expo light rail line.
And this era is about more than trains and the sprucing up of areas
next to the train stations. Several developments will soon be popping
up along or near the rail’s path.
Plane Crashes at Santa Monica Airport
Aboard Santa Monica’s New Light Rail Line
May 20, 2016
May 23, 2016 -- A single engine
plane crashed at Santa Monica Airport early Sunday afternoon but no
one was injured, the Fire Department said.
-- The little boy
smiled and wiggled with joy at the prospect of riding the new train.
Santa Monica Mayor on Board Train from the Start
May 20, 2016 -- When the first
train in more than 60 years rolls into Santa Monica Friday morning,
Pam O'Connor hopes to be inside the first car peering through the front
Monica Greets Train's Arrival with Festivities, Campaign
May 20, 2016 –- The long-awaited
arrival of the Expo Light Rail Line in Santa Monica will be one piece
in a transit puzzle that officials hope will lure motorists out of their
Monica Government Taking on ‘Fast-Casual’ Restaurants
May 20, 2015 -- So-called fast
casual restaurants, where customers order and pay for their food at
a counter and a server brings it to them, have become a growing trend
in Santa Monica and the country as a whole. But government officials
say they could be a problem.
Monica College Planetarium Announces June Shows
May 19, 2016 -- An ill-fated
mission, a view of deep sky objects (DSOs) and an update on a spacecraft
that will arrive in Jupiter orbit on July 4th will be showcased at the
Santa Monica College planetarium next month, college officials announced.
Trains Return to Santa Monica Friday
May 19, 2016 -- For the first
time in more than 60 years, a passenger train will be traveling through
Santa Monica beginning this Friday. The public can hop on the Expo Light
Rail for free rides starting in the afternoon, followed by a day of
station celebrations Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monica to Upgrade Pickup Truck Fleet
May 19, 2016 -- The City of
Santa Monica plans to add 31 new pickup trucks to its fleet, replacing
aging vehicles with new Ford models that run on Compressed Natural Gas
for tasks related to everything from animal control to traffic signal
Deadline Nears for Santa Monica Ballot Measure Petitions
May 18, 2016 -- Absentee balloting
for Santa Monica residents voting in the June primary election has only
just begun, but an important deadline is already fast approaching for
the November general election.
Names from Past Top Santa Monica Pier Concert Series Lineup
May 18, 2016 -- Big-name acts
from the past announced Tuesday and the long-awaited arrival of light
rail service to Santa Monica this week promise to bring record crowds
to this year's Twilight Concert Series Thursday nights on the Pier.
Monica Rent Board Raises Penalty for Neglected Maintenance
May 17, 2015 -- It is about
to get more expensive for Santa Monica landlords to disregard maintenance
needs and reduce tenants' amenities.
Monica Can Sue for Airport Control, Appellate Court Rules
Monica Fairview Branch Library to Re-Open June 1
May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016 -- Local municipal
officials’ quest to take control of Santa Monica Airport received
a boost Monday when a three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals ruled the City could sue the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) over this issue.
-- Exactly a year
after closing for more than $900,000 in interior renovations, Santa Monica’s
six decades-old Fairview Branch Library is set to re-open on June 1, officials