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Santa Monica Officials Illegally Attempting Air Commerce Regulation, JetSuiteX CEO Says
January 13, 2017 -- The City could be adding a new item to its list of legal battles over Santa Monica Airport (SMO) after Airport Director Stelios Makrides this week refused to process aviation company JetSuiteX’s application for a commercial operating permit at the facility.
Recreational Space Next to Santa Monica Airport Opening Soon
January 13, 2017 -- Activists wanting the City-owned Santa Monica Airport property to become a park are applauding the City Council's move on Tuesday to designate a six-acre vacant portion of the land for recreational use.
New Santa Monica-Malibu Schools Chief Announces 'Commitments'
January 3, 2017 -- Ben Drati, who began his job as the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's (SMMUSD) new superintendent on January 1, announced several commitments in a recent welcome message to the community.
LETTERS -- Agreement Requires Santa Monica to Keep Airport Open 'Forever'
January 13, 2017 -- The City does not have the right to close Santa Monica Airport but continues to spend millions in taxpayer dollars trying to do so.
Santa Monica Gets Even Tougher on Short-Term Vacation Rental 'Hosts'
January 12, 2017 -- The City Council on Tuesday modified Santa Monica's law on short-term vacation rentals -- already among the nation’s toughest -- to help prevent scofflaw hosts, as well as to try to shield the City from more legal attacks from industry giants like Airbnb.
Matching City Funds Approved to "Beautify" Murals in Santa Monica's Pico and Mid-City Areas
January 12, 2017 -- A growing effort in Santa Monica to transform "blight into beauty" with murals painted on buildings often scarred by vandals got a helping hand Tuesday, with the City Council agreeing to provide $22,000 in matching grants for the Pico and Mid-City areas.
Court Bid to Evict Key Aviation Tenants from Santa Monica Airport Delayed Again
January 11, 2017 -- A court bid to evict two key aviation-related tenants from Santa Monica Airport was delayed a month, City officials said Monday, prompting more frustration from groups who contend the City is moving too slowly to make good on its vow to close the facility by 2018.
Santa Monica Looking for Volunteers to Help with Homeless Count
January 11, 2017 -- In an effort to determine how best to help a desperate population, the City of Santa Monica is looking for volunteers to comb local streets, alleys, parks and beaches to count the homeless, who last year totaled 728 people.
Operator Chosen for Future Santa Monica Early Education School
January 10, 2016 -- An early education school planned for the Santa Monica Civic Center via a partnership between the City and Santa Monica College (SMC) now has an operator.
Santa Monica City Manager's Comments Anger More Community Activists
January 10, 2017 -- City Manager Rick Cole on Sunday was under verbal attack for the second time in a week, this time for what community groups say are comments meant to “deride” and undermine their credibility.
Santa Monica Lays Groundwork for $114 Million Phase of City Yards Project
January 10, 2017 -- The City Council is set to authorize contracts totaling more than $900,000 to prepare for an overhaul of Santa Monica's City Yards, the aging 14.7-acre headquarters for everything from maintenance to training for firefighters.
Control of Santa Monica Developer's Pending Projects Shifted to New, Possibly Related, Company
January 9, 2017 -- Santa Monica-based NMS Properties announced Friday that it would voluntarily cede control of all its residential development projects in various stages of the approval pipeline, including 20 in Santa Monica, to a newly formed company named WNMS.
Santa Monica Assemblyman Mourns for Killer Whale
January 9, 2017 -- Democratic Assemblyman and former Santa Monica mayor Richard Bloom, who wrote legislation taking on SeaWorld's treatment of killer whales (also known as orcas), announced Friday that he was saddened by the death of perhaps the world's most famous orca--Tilikum.
'Serious Community Discussion' Needed on Santa Monica Employee Compensation, City Manager Says
January 6, 2017 -- Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole was on the defensive earlier this week about the hot topic of City employee compensation during a meeting of the Wilshire Montana Neighborhood Coalition (Wilmont).
Is Santa Monica the Nation's Most Expensive City for Renting an Apartment?
January 6, 2017 -- A new report from the website Apartment Guide that shows Santa Monica is the most expensive place to rent an apartment in the nation has received some media attention.
Police to Conduct Bike-Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations
January 6, 2017 -- On Friday and again on Monday, Santa Monica police will be on the lookout for bicyclists and pedestrians violating traffic laws in the city's increasingly busy streets.
More “Exotic Creatures” Could be Banned from Santa Monica Public Spaces
January 5, 2017 -- Spiders, rabbits and rats are among the "exotic creatures" the City Council is set to ban from public spaces, such as the Pier and beach, as it continues wrangling street performers who use them to coax cash from passersby.
Refreshing Cuisine Wakes Winter Palatte in Santa Monica
Last Chance to View Santa Monica's Historic Nativity Display
January 5, 2017 -- Even in Santa Monica, hibernation is tempting. Chilly temperatures, short days, and a bit of rain drive us home. New discoveries are delayed until the springtime, and instincts call for retreat.
January 5, 2017 -- The visit of the Three Wise Men to the newborn Jesus, which is a staple of the nativity scene, is celebrated by Christians across the world on Friday as the Epiphany, and Santa Monicans still have time to view a life-size rendition of the scene.
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