Monica Pier Makes "Beach Bummer" List Again
May 27, 2016 -- The water around
the Santa Monica Pier earned F grades year round on Heal the Bay's 2015-16
Report Card released Thursday, landing it on the environmental non-profit
group's "Beach Bummer" list for the third year in a row.
Raises Cap on Downtown Santa Monica Alcohol Licenses
May 27, 2016 -- The Santa Monica
City Council gave City staff the go ahead for an experiment to determine
if the area including the Third Street Promenade and surrounding blocks
would benefit from an increase in the cap on alcohol licenses from 50
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.
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.
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.
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.