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Santa Monica Council Earmarks $3.5 Million for Temporary Playing Field
May 26, 2016 -- The Santa Monica City Council Tuesday voted to earmark $3.5 million in future funds for a sports field at the Civic Center, inching forward on a promise made to do so more than a decade ago.

Elected City Attorney Measure Not Headed to Santa Monica Ballot
May 26, 2016 -- Santa Monica voters will not be deciding in November whether the City attorney should be an elected position as had been proposed by AIDS Walk Los Angeles founder Craig Miller.

Improved Street Lighting Coming to Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood
May 26, 2016 -- New LED street lighting will be installed along Santa Monica’s Michigan Avenue between Lincoln Boulevard and 17th Street and along 14th Street between Michigan and Colorado avenues.

Campaigns 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.

Santa 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.

Santa 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.

Santa 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 front.

Santa 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 fighting.

Opinion: Making 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.

Santa 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.

The 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.

Light 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.

Small Plane Crashes at Santa Monica Airport
May 23, 2016 -- A single engine plane crashed at Santa Monica Airport early Sunday afternoon but no one was injured, the Fire Department said.

All Aboard Santa Monica’s New Light Rail Line
May 20, 2016 -- The little boy smiled and wiggled with joy at the prospect of riding the new train.

Former 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 window.

Santa 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 cars.

Santa 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.

Santa 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.

Passenger 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.

Santa 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 maintenance.

Santa Monica Hippodrome to Celebrate 100 Years
May 18, 2016 -- One hundred years ago, amusement park entrepreneur Charles Looff flung open the doors of a hippodrome on his newly built pier in Santa Monica

Recommended 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.

Big 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.

Santa 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.

Santa Monica Can Sue for Airport Control, Appellate Court Rules
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.

Santa Monica Fairview Branch Library to Re-Open June 1
May 17, 2016 -- 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 announced.
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