Santa Monica Hotels Oppose Proposed Assessment Rate
August 26, 2016 -- Lower-priced
hotels and motels are asking for some relief in the amount they must contribute
to the Santa Monica Tourism Marketing District (SMTMD), which was formed
in 2012 to enhance promotion of the beach city as a travel destination.
Argue About Santa Monica College Bond Measure Needs
August 26, 2016 -- Supporters
of a proposed $345 million bond measure to pay for facilities improvements
at Santa Monica College (SMC) say the money is needed so the college "can
better meet the needs of our community."
Monica's New California Incline to Open Thursday
August 26, 2016 -- After 17 months
of construction, the historic California Incline is set to reopen on Thursday
with a re-dedication ceremony, City officials announced.
Monica Council Votes for 2018 Airport Closure
August 25, 2016 -- With crucial
City elections fast approaching, the Santa Monica City Council Tuesday
approved the closure of the besieged City airport no later than 2018,
if legally possible, and ordered a City takeover of such services as fuel
and aircraft storage by December 31, or as soon as feasible.
Monica Police to Start Wearing Body Cameras
August 25, 2016 -- Joining Los
Angeles police and a rising number of other law enforcement forces, the
Santa Monica Police Department announced Tuesday some officers and civilian
personnel will be outfitted with body worn cameras on the job next month.
Monica Conservancy Center Celebrates 1,000th Visitor
25, 2016 -- Santa Monica's historic "shotgun house"
reached a milestone last week when the 1,000th visitor walked through
the doors of the Santa Monica Conservancy's Preservation Resource
Center housed in the tiny 1890s structure.
Call Santa Monica Tax Measure "Growth Stimulating Hormone,"
August 24, 2016 -- The leaders
of the campaign against a half-cent Santa Monica sales tax measure are
focusing on the development angle to persuade people to join them in rejecting
Monica Police Search for Witnesses to Motorcycle Fatality
August 24, 2016 -- Santa Monica
police are still looking for witnesses to a motorcycle collision with
a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway Friday that left one of the riders
dead and the other in critical condition.
Crowds Jam Downtown Santa Monica this Summer
August 23, 2016 -- Between Santa
Monica's jammed Twilight Concert Series and the opening of Expo and the
Esplanade, downtown this summer has been the most packed in recent history,
with gridlock so extensive it has overwhelmed the City's traffic-calming
efforts at times, City Manager Rick Cole said.
Ballot Measures Receive Names
August 23, 2016 -- Four of the
local measures that will appear on the Santa Monica ballot in November
have received their official names from the County.
Santa Monica Becoming Urban Core of the Future
August 23, 2016 -- Santa Monica’s
downtown is transforming into the urban core of the future as its population
grows, stable high-tech jobs move in and the lifestyle there becomes about
eschewing cars for walking, or hopping a bus or Metro train, the head
of the group that manages downtown said.
Monica Ballot Set with 10 Council Candidates
August 22, 2016 -- Four incumbents
and six challengers will compete for four seats on the Santa Monica City
Council in the November election.
Monica City Council Supports Move to Add Irish Sister City
August 22, 2016 -- Santa Monica
could soon have a new sister--Galway, Ireland.
Monica Assemblyman’s Digital Autopsy Bill Gets Signed Into Law
August 19, 2016 -- Governor Jerry
Brown signed into law on Wednesday a bill introduced by Santa Monica Assemblyman
Richard Bloom that allows autopsies to be performed through digital imaging
technology in certain cases.
Games Bid Could Earn Santa Monica Council’s Backing
August 19, 2016 -- The Gay Games
could be coming to the Los Angeles area in 2022, and possibly with the
support of the Santa Monica City Council.
Monica College Lecture Series Tackles Nanomaterials, Nutrition and Quakes
August 19, 2016 -- New dietary
guidelines, self-assembled nanomaterials and studying earthquakes from
space are amonng the topics discussed at Santa Monica College's Fall 2016
Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series, organizers announced this week.
Forces Pressuring Santa Monica City Council to Step-Up Evictions
August 18, 2016 -- After decades
of waging an odds-defying campaign to shut down Santa Monica’s century-old
airport, local community groups believe their chances of getting the upper
hand are, at long last, improving somewhat.
Drops from Santa Monica-Malibu School Board Race as Possible Field of
August 18, 2017 -- A field of
up to four candidates will compete in the November election for three
seats on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board. The deadline
to enter the race was Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Leads Substantially in Santa Monica Fundraising
August 17, 2016 -- Whether Hillary
Clinton will become the nation’s next commander in chief is still
up in the air, but it appears she has clinched the title for presidential
fundraising in Santa Monica.
Battle Over 1950s Ocean-Front Apartment Building in Santa Monica Ends
August 17, 2016 -- A pitched battle
to stop demolition of a 1950s ocean-front apartment complex built for
a then booming middle-class in Santa Monica quietly ended last month,
clearing the path to the leasing soon of ultra-deluxe-apartments there
John Dreschler Planetarium Starts Exploration of Autumn Night Skies with
August 17, 2016 -- Follow autumn
by watching the night skies as Santa Monica College’s John Dreschler
Planetarium begins exploring the season next month, first peering up into
rings of Saturn and later winding along the mysterious canyon on the near
side of the Moon known as “Schroter’s Valley.”
Denies City Appeal in Fight to Close Santa Monica Airport
August 16, 2016 -- The
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Monday denied a City appeal of the
agency's administrative ruling that ordered Santa Monica Airport to remain
open until 2023.
Tops Santa Monica Crime Reports for First Half of Year
August 16, 2016 -- Various
forms of theft accounted for more than one-third of the reported crimes
in Santa Monica in the first half of this year, according to the Santa
Monica Open Data Portal.
Decides Against Endorsing Full Slate for Santa Monica City Council
August 15, 2016 --
For the first time since 2008, the powerful political group Santa Monicans
for Renters’ Rights (SMRR) will not back a full slate of candidates
for the City Council.
Nomination Period Ends with Potential Field of 11 Candidates for Santa Monica Council
August 15, 2016 -- A field of as many as 11 candidates will compete in the November election for four seats on the Santa Monica City Council.
Monica's Virginia Avenue Park Flourishing After First Decade, Director
August 15, 2016 -- Virginia
Avenue Park, 9.5 acres in Santa Monica’s poorest neighborhood, is
flourishing after a total redesign ushered in more activities for the
young and a construction of a campus-like hub that offers community services
to the Pico area, its director said Tuesday.