Planning Commission Gives Final Approval to Controversial Santa Monica Apartment Complex
April 24, 2015 -- A proposal fought by neighbors to build a 10-unit apartment building on a vacant Santa Monica hillside was given the final go-ahead by the Planning Commission Wednesday, with several members expressing sympathy but arguing they could do little.
Santa Monica Officials Look to Crack Down on Illegal Short Term Rentals
April 24, 2015 -- With the number of illegal short-term vacation rentals in Santa Monica soaring, City officials are preparing to hire additional code enforcement officers to crack down on the problem.
Santa Monica Assemblyman Announces Earth Day Poster Awards
April 24, 2015 -- Student winners for the first annual Earth Day Poster Challenge were announced Thursday by Santa Monica Assemblyman Richard Bloom, with the grand prize going to a junior at T.C.A. Arshag Dickranian Armenian Art School in Los Angeles.
Measles Legislation by Santa Monica Lawmaker Clears Hurdle
April 23, 2015 -- A controversial bill co-authored by State Senator Ben Allen from Santa Monica that would prohibit most parents from opting out of vaccinations for the measles and other contagious diseases cleared a key hurdle Wednesday.
Santa Monica Monitoring Court Ruling on Tiered Water Rates
April 23, 2015 -- City officials will be closely watching to see if any appeals are filed in a court ruling this week that cast a legal cloud over Santa Monica’s tiered water rates.
League Sponsors Water Forum in Santa Monica
April 23, 2015 -- A representative from Southern California's largest water supplier will update Santa Monica residents on fast-evolving strategies for dealing with the drought this summer, the League of Women's Voters of Santa Monica announced.
Santa Monica Officials Report No Big Jams After Incline’s Closure
April 22, 2015 -- Predictions of another “Carmageddon” triggered by Monday’s closure of the historic California Incline bridge tuned out to be greatly exaggerated, with City officials reporting lighter-than-normal traffic on the first full day of the year-long closure.
Mock Party in Santa Monica Targets Underage Drinking
April 22, 2015 -- In the wake of a survey found that students in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District far outpace their peers when it comes to binge drinking, local parents will get a first-hand look this weekend at exactly what goes on at a teenage drinking party.
Santa Monica Kiwanis Donate Funds for Park
April 22, 2015 -- A donation from local Kiwanis Club members will provide the final piece in the City’s plans for upgrading safety features and play areas at Ozone Park.
Residents’ Views Sought on Raising Minimum Wage
April 21, 2015 -- A public forum on raising the minimum wage in Los Angeles County -- the first of five being held and the nearest to Santa Monica -- will provide local residents Tuesday night with a chance to weigh in on the issue.
Santa Monica Seniors Can Apply for Tax Exemption
April 21, 2015 -- Residents in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will begin receiving forms that allow homeowners age 65 an older to apply for an exemption from the district’s annual property tax levy.
Santa Monica Opens the Yards to Visitors
April 21, 2015 -- Children who love “Bob, the Builder” will enjoy getting an up-close look at the Santa Monica Public Works Department’s machinery and equipment at the annual City Yards Open House next month, officials announced.
Pico Residents Praise New Zoning District, with Reservations
April 20, 2015 -- Pico residents are praising the Santa Monica City Council’s decision last week to create a new and separate zoning district for their neighborhood, a plan they had been pushing for months to anyone who would listen.
Santa Monica-Malibu District Names New Administrator
April 20, 2015 -- The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education has promoted a longtime in-house employee to the job of director of human services.
Santa Monica College Student Journalists Earn Awards
April 20,2015 -- Student journalists who produce Santa Monica College’s (SMC) the Corsair newspaper won 18 awards, including five first place honors, at the 2015 Journalism Association of Community Colleges statewide convention this month, SMC officials announced.
Measles Bill by Santa Monica-Area Senator Stalls in Key Committee
April 17, 2015 -- Action temporarily stalled Wednesday on a bill co-authored by State Senator Ben Allen from Santa Monica that would prohibit most parents from opting out of vaccinations for the measles and other contagious diseases.
Construction of Controversial Apartment Building on Santa Monica Hillside Goes to Planning Commission
April 17, 2015 -- Construction of a controversial ten-unit apartment complex on a vacant hillside in Santa Monica goes before the Planning Commission next Wednesday -- and though it might be the final vote, neighborhood opponents say they aren’t finished.
SMC Celebrates Earth Week with Free Workshops
April 17, 2015 --Learn how to make your own natural sunscreen, build a bike generator, view native dance performances and more during Santa Monica College’s Earth Week celebration.
Residents Pack Hearing on Santa Monica's Zoning Ordinance
April 16, 2015 -- How big a city, how dense, how much housing and for whom? What rules should there be for historic buildings and new developments, parking lots, existing and future hotels, day care and activity centers, car dealerships and cell towers, not to mention pot shops?
“Wave” to Focus on Santa Monica's 'Chain Reaction'
April 16, 2015 -- Santa Monica's landmark “Chain Reaction” sculpture of a detonating A-bomb will be a local focal point of a global public action timed to the United Nation's five-year review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty this month.
Santa Monica Museum of Art Moving to Century City
April 16, 2015 -- Struggling under a big rent bill and stymied in its efforts to find local replacement space, the Santa Monica Museum of Art is leaving its longtime home at Bergamot Station while it tries to determine its future.