Posted Mar. 25, 2016, 8:00 am
Test trains are taking to the tracks in the lead up to the much-anticipated Metro Expo Line service to Santa Monica. City coffers are also gearing up for the launch, and related activities, with party and PR bills slated to surpass $1 million.
Posted Feb. 29, 2016, 12:25 pm
Santa Monica City Council announced Tuesday Denise Anderson-Warren as the City’s new City Clerk. A 21-year veteran of the City Clerk’s Office, Anderson-Warren brings vast knowledge of the department to her new role. She has served as Assistant City Clerk for the past five years.
Posted Dec. 16, 2015, 9:54 am
The Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to designate San Vicente Blvd. from Ocean Ave. to 7th St. as Santa Monica's third historic district.
Posted Dec. 11, 2015, 9:54 am
Proud 30-year resident Tony Vazquez was installed as Santa Monica Mayor and Councilmember Ted Winterer as Mayor Pro Tempore at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, positions which they will serve in for the next year.
Posted Dec. 9, 2015, 9:12 am
Tony Vazquez was installed as Mayor of Santa Monica and Councilmember Ted Winterer as Mayor Pro Tempore at Tuesday night's City Council meeting, positions which they will serve in for the next year.
Posted Dec. 8, 2015, 9:10 am
The first Latino to ever serve as mayor of Santa Monica will take office tonight when Tony Vazquez is sworn in as the city's chief executive.
Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 10:57 am
A ceremonial swearing-in and reception was held for incoming Santa Monica mayor Tony Vazquez on Sunday night at Le Meridien Delfina Hotel.
Posted Nov. 13, 2015, 8:21 am
For supporters of the Chain Reaction sculpture near the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Tuesday was a major victory following the City Council’s unanimous vote to grant funds up to $275,000 to restore the peace sculpture.
Posted Nov. 12, 2015, 10:22 am
In the lead up to the Santa Monica City Council meeting on Tuesday night, the five taxi cab companies currently operating under strict franchise agreements with the City of Santa Monica faced a very uncertain future.
Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 8:44 am
With the rise of ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, it’s been a rough couple of years for the five taxi companies who are permitted to operate in Santa Monica under strict franchise agreements.
Posted Oct. 30, 2015, 9:15 am
Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night approved the second reading of an ordinance adopting a five-story, 102,500 square-foot mixed-use project at 1560 Lincoln Blvd. – the current site of a Denny’s restaurant.
Posted Oct. 30, 2015, 8:55 am
Anyone who’s been in the vicinity of 4th Street and Colorado Avenue has noticed an extreme amount of change in recent years with the completion of the terminus station of the Expo Light Rail Line nearing.
Posted Oct. 16, 2015, 8:56 am
A modern six-story development at 1415 5th Street featuring 64 residential units was approved fairly swiftly at Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night.
Posted Oct. 14, 2015, 11:16 am
The City of Santa Monica’s Breeze Bike Share program has landed a local sponsor with international recognition – Hulu, LLC.
Posted Sep. 29, 2015, 9:58 am
In anticipation of the Santa Monica City Council vote tonight to match Los Angeles' $15-by-2020 minimum wage, the Los Angeles Times and a Washington, D.C., think-tank are calling out city leaders.
Posted Sep. 26, 2015, 6:00 am
“Both Venice, Santa Monica, and areas of West L.A. are hospitality-oriented communities,” she said. “So they have a very high concentration of bars and restaurants and liquor stores. And there are a lot of outcomes that can flow with that.”
Posted Sep. 22, 2015, 9:17 am
Hunter Hall, head of the Santa Monica Neighborhood Restaurant Coalition, states his concerns about issues concerning smaller restaurants in the local area.
Posted Sep. 15, 2015, 10:20 am
Share your experience and views on affordable housing in Santa Monica at the next Housing Commission meetings this month.
Posted Sep. 13, 2015, 8:29 am
In an effort to create better communication with the public, the Santa Monica City Council last Tuesday took action to improve and reorganize the Community and Government Relations Unit at City Hall.
Posted Sep. 3, 2015, 9:49 am
A proposal to allow backyard beekeeping in Los Angeles cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, with the Los Angeles City Council instructing city attorneys prepare a final ordinance to allow the activity.
Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:43 am
While many people in Southern California were out at the beach or hiking or playing sports on a hot summer day, Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown and members of the city council spent Sunday in a special session to discuss the top issues and concerns facing the city today.
Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 10:13 am
Weed Maps, a way for medical marijuana patients to find collectives near them – a sort of Yelp for marijuana, where patients can look up prices and read reviews – shows that Santa Monica has almost 24 marijuana delivery services.
Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 10:00 am
Santa Monica City Council approved a handful of consent calendar items at its Tuesday, July 28 night meeting, including nail patrol and deckboard replacement at Santa Monica Pier, background check updates, bi-annual satisfaction surveys, and electrical and street lights.
Posted Jul. 24, 2015, 9:21 am
The item regarding the purchase of 14 KIA Soul electric vehicles stirred up an uncharacteristically long consent calendar discussion.
Posted Jul. 17, 2015, 10:00 am
Let’s begin with what is a lobbyist? How does one define a lobbyist? And how does one enforce lobbyist regulations? These were some of the Socratic questions that occupied the discussion of a first reading of a lobbyist ordinance at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.