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City is “Squeezing” Santa Monica Airport Aviation Tenants, FAA Complaint Charges
February 10, 2016 -- A group of aviators and businesses at the Santa Monica Airport has filed a complaint with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accusing the City of financially “squeezing” tenants in an effort to close the century-old airport.

Santa Monica Considers Charging City Employees for Parking to Help Meet Anti-Congestion Goals
February 10, 2016 -- The City is considering imposing a parking fee on those who work for Santa Monica’s largest employer – the City itself.

Clare Foundation to Hold Women in Recovery Forum
February 10, 2016 -- Women in revovery will be the topic of CLARE Foundation's 3rd Annual Forum on the State of Addiction this month, the Santa Monica agency announced Tuesday.

Supporters Look to Add Sports Field to New Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Site
February 9, 2016 -- After more than a decade in play, the issue of locating a sports field for use by schools and others at the Santa Monica Civic Center site when it is finally redone is back in the public eye, with supporters saying they’ve been kept from their goal far too long.

New Survey Finds Santa Monica One of Most Expensive Cities in California for Apartment Rentals
February 9, 2016 -- Santa Monica is one of the most expensive larger cities in California in which to rent an apartment, with a one-bedroom unit closing in on $3,000 a month --a 7 percent increase from 2014 and not too far behind San Francisco, among the priciest cities in the nation. First of a series on housing

Santa Monica College Kicks off Black History Series Next Week
February 9, 2016 -- A fighter pilot who was a member of the prestigious all-black Tuskegee Airmen during World War II will launch Santa Monica College's 2016 Black History Series on Thursday, February 18.

VA's 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 388-acre campus.

Santa 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.

Santa 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.

Santa 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, Inc.

Commission 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.

Santa 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.

State 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 the field.

Santa 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.

Santa 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.

Updated: Santa Monica City Council Member Pam O’Connor Defends City Employees
February 3, 2016 -- Santa Monica City Council Member Pam O’Connor Monday defended the thousands of City government employees who drive and park downtown despite a City campaign to take alternate transportation, contending many of them work hours when such transit isn’t readily available.

City of Santa Monica and Aviators Back Before FAA in Fight for Control of City Airport
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.

Santa Monica Opens This Year’s “Most Loved” Local Businesses Contest
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 real sweethearts?

Water Quality Improves at Santa Monica Beaches, “State of the Bay” Report Finds
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 watershed.

Clinton 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.

Innovative 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.

Union 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 Sarah Braff.

Mayor 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.

Santa 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 graduation.

 

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