Postal Officials Promised More Parking at New Santa Monica Facility, Residents Say
December 9, 2013 -- Hoping to relieve what patrons say is a dangerous situation at Santa Monica’s new Seventh Street post office caused by over-crowded street parking, residents are calling for postal officials to make good on a promise to open the facility’s parking lot to the public.
Graduates of Santa Monica College Recycling Program Land Jobs
December 9, 2013 -- Some 260 of the 600 students who graduated from Santa Monica College’s “Jobs Through Recycling” program have landed jobs since completing their training, college officials said.
Santa Monica City Council to Consider Ordinance to Protect Tenants' Right to Protest Developments
December 9, 2013 -- The Santa Monica City Council Tuesday will consider a new ordinance that would prevent landowners from making deals with tenants to limit protests against pending developments that would displace them.
Hines Project Squeaks Past Santa Monica Planning Commission, Heads to City Council
December 6, 2013 -- Plans to develop the former Papermate factory site in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Area will move forward after the Planning Commission narrowly voted to recommend it for Council approval Wednesday.
Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hosts Open House Benefit for Westside Food Bank
December 6, 2013 -- There will be food, music and even snow at Santa Monica’s historic Fairmont Miramar this Sunday, when the hotel hosts a canned food drive to help feed to hungry.
Cabaret Comes to the Santa Monica Pier
December 6, 2013 -- Walk the wooden planks of the historic Santa Monica Pier when the fog rolls in, and it’s easy to imagine a lost world of gambling ships and ballrooms and speakeasies that invite drinking and murder.
US Postal Service Says Sale of Historic Downtown Santa Monica Facility Close
December 5, 2013 -- US Postal Service officials said Wednesday they are close to striking a deal to sell the 75-year-old building that was once home to Downtown Santa Monica’s main post office.
Santa Monica’s Planning Department in Your Living Room
December 5, 2013 -- Gone are the days when the curious citizen had to trek to Santa Monica’s City Hall to get the latest information on projects popping up around town or to thumb through the latest planning documents.
Santa Makes Santa Monica Visit Saturday
December 5, 2013 -- No wonder Santa will be in town early this year -- he’s coming to Santa Monica with a police and fire escort that will have the sirens wailing to announce his arrival.
Parking Troubles Patrons at New Santa Monica Post Office
December 4, 2013 -- Five months after the US Postal Service shuttered Downtown Santa Monica’s 75-year-old post office, patrons are still adjusting.
Downtown Santa Monica “Dream Site” Project Goes Before City Council, Again
December 4, 2013 -- Staff is once again recommending that the City Council accept a proposal by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas and backed by local developer John Warfel to build out one of the last remaining undeveloped lots in Downtown Santa Monica.
Santa Monica Library Ranked Among Top in Nation
December 4, 2013 --The Santa Monica Public Library was the only Southern California library to earn the prestigious five-star rating this year from the Library Journal, City officials announced Tuesday.
Long-Time Santa Monica Resident and Renowned Computer Scientist Dies
December 3, 2013 -- Willis Ware, a former RAND Corporation engineer, a pioneer of computer technology and an early advocate for personal privacy in the digital age, died last month at his Santa Monica home. He was 93.
New Rules Mean Third Term for Santa Monica Landmarks Commissioner
December 3, 2013 -- The Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to give Landmarks Commissioner John Berley a third four-year term Tuesday after first doing away with restrictions that limited his tenure to two terms.
Santa Monica College Showcases Musical Talent this Month
December 3, 2013 -- Santa Monica College will present a cornucopia of concerts this month, including a performance under the expert baton of Kevin McKeown.
City Council Wants Better Wheelchair and Bike Access for New Santa Monica Pier Bridge
December 2, 2013 -- As plans move forward to replace Santa Monica's 74-year-old Pier Bridge, the City Council wants to make sure the new connector will ease access for bicyclists and people with disabilities.
Santa Monica City Council Earmarks $45,000 to Repair Copper Theft Damage
December 2, 2013 -- The City Council Tuesday approved $45,000 worth of repairs to Santa Monica’s street lights after thieves seeking the copper wiring inside left residents in the dark.
City Hall Announces New Rules for Private Trainers in Santa Monica Parks
December 2, 2013 -- City Hall announced Wednesday that it will start enforcing new rules that limit the number of private trainers in Santa Monica’s public parks starting January 1.
Downtown Santa Monica Inc. Says Goodbye to Long-Time Office Manager and Resident Historian
November 27, 2013 -- Downtown Santa Monica Inc.’s executive assistant, Linn Wile, will retire next month from the organization which she has kept running smoothly for nearly two decades.
Santa Monica’s Sheila Kuehl Sees Support Grow as County Race Heats Up
This article has been updated.
November 27, 2013 -- With the race to represent L.A. County’s third district on the Board of Supervisors about to get crowded, Santa Monica resident and former State Senator Sheila Kuehl has begun to rack up support.
Santa Monica Police Boost Training to Combat “Active Shooters”
November 27, 2013 -- The Santa Monica Police Department has boosted its special training to combat the kind of “active shooter” that left five dead during a killing spree in the beachside city this summer.
Santa Monica City TV Cultivates Next Generation of Filmmakers
November 26, 2013 -- Standing in the hallway at the Santa Monica's City TV studio, Sadie Eller's eyes dart between the entrance to the filming studio and the green room.
Civic Auditorium Closure Squeezes Annual Westside Thanksgiving Celebration
November 26, 2013 -- For decades, the annual Westside Thanksgiving drew more than 2,000 needy people to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for food and festivities.
Man Dead after Apparent Jump from Santa Monica Medical Building Roof (updated)
November 26, 2013 -- Santa Monica Police have confirmed that a 25 year old man is dead after apparently jumping from the roof of a medical building near Santa Monica Boulevard and 20th Street Monday afternoon.
Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver County Supervisor Bid Almost Certain, Sources Say
November 25, 2013 -- Former Santa Monica Mayor and member of the Kennedy clan Bobby Shriver will almost certainly run for County Supervisor, according to sources close to Shriver.
Santa Monica's Main Street and Broadway to Get Green Bike Lanes
November 25, 2013 -- Santa Monica will likely see its network of green bike lanes expand if the City Council approves a half-million dollar contract Tuesday for Chrisp Company to build them.
Santa Monica College Hosts Program for “Vetrepreneurs”
November 25, 2013 -- Military veterans hoping to start a business or own a franchise can get basic training at a free bootcamp hosted by Santa Monica College.