Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 9:47 am
"Brock on your Block" host Phil Brock discusses the future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, which had its regular operations suspended by the City of Santa Monica in June 2013, due to the loss of State redevelopment funds needed to rehabilitate the facility.
Posted Feb. 5, 2015, 9:02 am
The City of Santa Monica and the Civic Working Group hosted the second in a series of community workshops to reimagine the future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Civic) over Superbowl weekend.
Posted Dec. 25, 2013, 9:06 am
The final item voted on at last Tuesday’s city council meeting was for a resolution establishing interim uses and fees for the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. While City staff had intended to bring this agenda item to council members in early 2014, the issue was introduced in the final meeting of 2013 to possibly accommodate an event hosted by BMW.
Posted Nov. 4, 2013, 9:01 am
Not necessarily a case of calling in the cavalry, the Santa Monica City Council made a few appointments Oct. 22 to a new group ordained with finding a way to bring the Civic Auditorium back to life after it went dark four months ago.
Posted Sep. 19, 2013, 8:38 am
The AltCar Fleet Conference and Expo returns to Santa Monica this Friday and Saturday, which is free and open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm each day.
Posted Sep. 4, 2013, 9:35 am
The City of Santa Monica invites community members and professional experts to fill positions on the Civic Working Group (CWG) and its Technical Advisory Subcommittee (Subcommittee), a body that will convene a community process and serve in an advisory capacity to Council regarding the future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Posted Aug. 17, 2013, 8:59 am
A few ground rules were set Tuesday night for those who wish to take an active part in saving the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and having its doors reopen.
Posted Jun. 21, 2013, 9:13 am
Next week begins council members preparing to grapple with the Biennial Budget. By the time the week comes to an end, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium will close up shop and remain dark for the immediate future.
Posted Jun. 10, 2013, 9:47 am
Santa Monica’s City Council follows up its two-day study session on the $1 Billion Biennial Budget with a discussion of how to potentially save a local institution victimized by recent budget cuts.
Posted Jun. 7, 2013, 8:58 am
The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium will go dark June 30. What was once a premiere venue where the world’s most famous musicians performed and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences held its prestigious Oscar awards ceremony has now become relegated to hosting the occasional meeting for a handful of people inside a room with a capacity of about 200 people.
Posted Jun. 4, 2013, 9:18 am
Is the future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium important to you? The City of Santa Monica is holding a community meeting tonight, June 4 to gather input on the future of the Civic, which is slated for closure/very limited use after June 30.
Posted Jun. 1, 2013, 9:10 am
A community meeting will be held this Tuesday to discuss options for the future of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Posted Jun. 1, 2013, 8:59 am
We sat on uncomfortable seats in Santa Monica’s beloved Civic Auditorium on Saturday. A full house was there for the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra’s “A Farewell Tribute to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.”
Posted May. 20, 2013, 9:15 am
The Santa Monica Symphony will perform an exciting free program consisting of some of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works this Saturday, May 25, at 7:30 pm. It will be the Symphony's final performance at the Civic Auditorium, which is closing its doors indefinitely as of June.