Heat Wave Sends Huge Number of Visitors to Santa Monica Beaches
October 13, 2015 -- It was more like summer than autumn this weekend at Santa Monica’s beaches, with attendance swelling seven times higher than usual as visitors sought relief from yet another triple-digit Southern California heat wave, according to County officials.
Santa Monica Commission Rejects Remodeling Plan for Former Mayor’s Home
October 13, 2015 -- A multi-year battle between former Santa Monica mayor Mike Feinstein and his landlords will continue after the Planning Commission on Wednesday rejected a proposal for the remodeling of the back of the house on the second floor.
Illinois Firm in Line for Santa Monica's Lucrative Parking Contract
October 13, 2015 -- A City-convened selection panel passed over a local firm and is recommending an out-of-state company for a $26.5 million contract to operate Santa Monica's 13 parking structures and 30 public parking lots.
Santa Monica Planning Commission Rejects Request for Tall Hedge
October 9, 2015 -- A Santa Monica resident with a seven-foot hedge in his family’s front yard was unable to convince the Planning Commission on Wednesday that he had the right to keep it at that height despite City law limiting front-yard hedges to 42 inches.
Santa Monica Mayor Asks Congressman's Help in FAA Stalemate
October 9, 2015 -- Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown asked the City's congressional representative this week to urge federal aviation officials to explain why they have failed to resolve a key issue that could pave the way for the City to gain control of its airport.
Climate Talks and More Highlight El Nino Week In Santa Monica
October 9, 2015 -- El Niño will peak by late fall or early winter, forecasters predicted Thursday, as Santa Monica's nonprofit Heal the Bay announced a series of free events next week aimed at getting residents prepared.
Petition Drive for Santa Monica Slow-Growth Initiative Set to Start Early Next Year
October 8,2015 -- Although still short of its goal for online signatures of support, organizers of an initiative to dramatically rein in growth in Santa Monica are confident they will start a door-to-door campaign drive early next year.
Health Officials Warn Santa Monica Beach Goers to Stay Away from Storm Drains
October 8, 2015 -- Visitors to Santa Monica and other beaches in Los Angeles County are being warned to avoid areas where discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers could dump hazardous levels of bacteria into the water due to this week’s rainfall.
“Santa Monica Review” Releases Fall Issue
October 8, 2015 -- Santa Monica College will mark the release of the Fall 2015 issue of its acclaimed national literary arts journal with a party and reading this month, college officials announced Wednesday.
The Man who Made the Santa Monica Promenade Shine Dies
October 7, 2015 -- Eddie Greenberg, who more than anyone is responsible for making Santa Monica's Promenade shine, from its sidewalks to its light poles, died last week. He was 72.
Santa Monica Could Get New Gelson's Store
October 7, 2015 -- If a bankruptcy court judge signs off on the deal, a Haggen store on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica could become a Gelson's, company officials said this week, announcing the pending sale of 36 Haggen stores in California and Nevada.
Santa Monica College Hosts Tribute to Herbert Ross
October 7, 2015 -- Renowned director, producer and dancer Herbert Ross will be the subject of a tribute that includes a free screening of his award-winning film “The Turning Point” Saturday at Santa Monica College.
Hedge Battle Heads to Santa Monica Planning Commission
October 6, 2015 -- Following a three-week hiatus, the Santa Monica Planning Commission will meet again on Wednesday with an agenda that includes a classic hedge-height battle and proposed modifications to a former mayor's rent-controlled home.
Santa Monica Tops Dubious “Drunkest City” List
October 6, 2015 -- Santa Monica has the most bars per capita in the State of California, helping to account for its dubious distinction as the “Drunkest City in California,” according to a recent survey by RoadSnacks.
Santa Monica-Malibu School District Bond Program Consultant Comes on Board
October 6, 2015 -- Massetti Consulting, LLC last month began managing the Santa Monica-Malibu School District's bond program under a $420,000 contract for the first year, District officials announced Monday.
Clinton, Rubio Lead Fundraising in Santa Monica
October 5, 2015 -- Who is the most popular US presidential candidate in Santa Monica? If fundraising is the indicator, then the top competitor by far is former first lady, senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Santa Monica Squeaks by Water Savings Goal in August
October 5, 2015 -- During the hottest August on record, Santa Monica residents still managed to save enough water to barely meet a conservation goal, but so did residents statewide, according to figures for the month.
Santa Monica Prepares for Halloween
October 5, 2015 -- You don't have to wait until Halloween to be spooked in Santa Monica. An outdoor movie, a musical and a storytelling night will all be held Downtown this month before the ghosts and goblins come out on October 31.
Santa Monica City Council Requests Ethics Review
October 2, 2015 -- Facing public calls for an investigation, the City Council voted Tuesday to order an outside review of Santa Monica’s anti-corruption law that could include looking at whether political wrongdoing by Council member Pam O’Connor led to the controversial firing of a public relations director last year.
Santa Monica Group Blasts Exxon's Refinery Sale
October 2, 2015 -- Immediately after announcing this week the company is selling its Torrance refinery, which has shut down since an explosion in February, ExxonMobile officials came under fire from Consumer Watchdog in Santa Monica.
The Women of Marvel Comics at Santa Monica Library
October 2, 2015 -- If you still think comic books and superheroes are a guy’s thing, head to the Santa Monica Public Library this month and meet the women who are proving this perception wrong.
Santa Monica Council Rejects Union’s Challenge of Georgian Hotel Modifications
October 1, 2015 -- Limited expansion of restaurant service at the Georgian Hotel on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica will go forward after the City Council on Tuesday rejected an appeal by the Unite Here Local 11 union of the permit granted last year by the Planning Commission.
Santa Monica Looks To Create “Parklets” for Main Street
October 1, 2015 -- Looking for a way to wedge a little green space for socializing on otherwise busy Main Street, Santa Monica City officials are starting a pilot project to create two “parklets” there.
Santa Monica Library Summer Reading Program Draws Strong Participation, Officials Say
October 1, 2015 -- Some 4,600 children and teens participated in the Santa Monica Public Library's 10-week-long summer reading program this year, library officials reported Wednesday.