Santa Monica Rent Board Endorses State Bills to Turn Back Clock on Housing Lease Laws
March 24, 2017 -- Santa Monica Assemblymember Richard Bloom’s bill that would allow for the return of extreme rental housing price control eliminated two decades ago has received a mixed reaction statewide.
But his bill has the full support of the Santa Monica Rent Control Board.
Santa Monica Joins Lawsuit Challenging President on Immigration
Santa Monica Library Mural Focus of Conservancy Presentation
March 24, 2017 -- The City of Santa Monica signed onto an amicus brief this week supporting the County of Santa Clara’s effort to get a nationwide injunction against the president’s executive order for federal funds to be withheld from “sanctuary jurisdictions” for illegal immigrants.
||March 24, 2017 -- The Santa Monica Conservancy will present an illustrated talk next month about a storied mural that found its way back to the beach City after years in storage in the nation's capital.
Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole Takes on Critics -- Again
March 23, 2017 -- Call it Cole vs Critics: Round Three. Rick Cole, Santa Monica's sometimes outspoken-to-a-fault city manager, has taken to his City blog to issue a written blow to “those who pose” as government watchdogs for allegedly trying to “discredit,” rather than “reform,” their targets.
Santa Monica's Woodlawn Cemetery to Open 'Green' Burial Site Next Week
Mach 23, 2017 -- "Eternal Meadow," Southern California's second "green burial site," will open at Santa Monica’s historic Woodlawn Cemetery on April 1, City officials announced Thursday.
Santa Monica Mourns Death of Third Samohi Student in Six Months
March 22, 2017 -- Santa Monica was in mourning Wednesday as the community tried to cope with news of a 15-year-old Samohi student who fell three floorsto his death Saturday while on LSD, the third death of one of the school’s students in six months.
Low-Income Housing Crisis in Santa Monica Poised to Worsen Under Proposed White House Budget
March 22, 2017 -- When the City of Santa Monica re-opened its application list for subsidized housing on January 31 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., some 18,000 applications poured in -- for 1,167 vouchers.
Study Finds Santa Monica Among Affluent Cities with Biggest Subsidy Hikes under Proposed Health Care Plan
March 21, 2017 -- People in Santa Monica who buy their own health insurance will see average subsidies under the proposed American Health Care Act rise from zero to $6,000 a year, a hike matched by a few other well-off cities, a new study found.
Concert for the Arts Raises More than $88,000 for Santa Monica - Malibu District Schools
March 21, 2017 -- The Greg Coote Concert For The Arts headlined by two multiple-Grammy-award winners this month raised more than $88,000 to support the arts in Santa Monica - Malibu District schools, event organizers said this week.
Appellate Court Upholds $23 Million Judgment Against Contractor in Santa Monica Homeowner Case
March 20, 2017 -- A California Court of Appeal panel has upheld a jury’s decision to award more than $23 million to an autistic woman who says a contractor took advantage of her and her now deceased mentally ill brother and nearly sold their Santa Monica home for his own benefit.
Two Runners from Santa Monica Place in Marathon Top 10
Santa Monica College Planetarium Offers View of Other-worldly Phenomenon Next Month
March 20, 2017 -- Santa Monica was well-represented among the top finishers in the LA Marathon, which was raced on Sunday. Two of the top 10 finishers (outside the invited “elite” runners) and three of the top 100 live in Santa Monica.
||March 20, 2017 -- A close-up view of the moons of Jupiter and the sounds of radio voices from distant galaxies will be among the other-worldly phenomenon featured in shows next month at Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium.
Challenges to Santa Monica Airport Closure Deal Continue
March 17, 2017 -- A Republican congressman from Louisiana who says he has a “deep concern” about the recently approved agreement to close the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) in 2028 is demanding clarifications from federal officials.
Pedestrian Killed in Santa Monica Victim of Rising Number of Collisions
March 17, 2017 -- Santa Monica marked its first pedestrian fatality in more than a year when a car struck a woman crossing Lincoln Boulevard early Thursday morning. The pedestrian is the victim of a rising number of collisions involving pedestrians and cars on the beach city's increasingly busy streets, police said.
Santa Monica Police Ends Agreement with Federal Immigration Authorities
March 17, 2017 -- Responding to what she called “community concerns,” Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks announced in an open letter released Wednesday that her department would end its operational agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Santa Monica Reviewing “Safe Route” Plans for Edison Language Academy
March 16, 2017 -- After months of meeting with worried parents and others, the City of Santa Monica is looking at new designs City planners think can make it safer for neighbors and children who walk or bike to and from Edison Language Academy.
Santa Monica Offers Tips for Getting to Sunday's LA Marathon
March 16, 2017 -- Once again the LA Marathon -- which takes place on Sunday -- will end in Santa Monica, and that means plenty of excitement, big crowds and closed streets.
Sink Hole in Santa Monica Interrupts Water Service, Tangles Traffic
March 16, 2017 -- A sink hole on Colorado Avenue between 20th Street and Cloverfield Boulevard in Santa Monica cut off water to nearby customers and tangled traffic Wednesday following a water-main break the previous night, officials said.
PART III: Cole a Key Player as “New Urbanism” and Fears of Over-Development Clash in Santa Monica
March 15, 2017 -- The Santa Monica of 2030 could be a far cry from its days as an eclectic mix of hipsters and tourists lolled into a mellow state of mind by perpetually sunny skies, swaying palm trees and the glittering views and soothing sea breezes of the Pacific Ocean.
Santa Monica Lawmaker's Bill to Allow Therapy Dogs in Court Wins Key Vote
March 15, 2017 -- A state bill proposed by a Santa Monica lawmaker to allow “therapy” dogs in court during witness testimony cleared a key hurdle on Tuesday, officials announced.
The Sounds of Traditional Ireland at Santa Monica's Broad Stage
March 15, 2017 -- Those who want to feel Irish more than once a year can head to The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at Santa Monica College a week after Saint Patrick's Day for a concert by the traditional Irish group Dervish.