Posted Apr. 14, 2014, 9:16 am
The next front in California’s long-running water wars has already opened, and the reasons for it will sometimes be hard to see – but not always.
Posted Apr. 8, 2014, 9:47 am
Assemblymember Richard Bloom (Dem-Santa Monica) announced Monday that his legislation to ban plastic microbeads and reduce ocean debris passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on a 6-3 vote.
Posted Mar. 30, 2014, 6:00 am
The 5 Gyres Institute, the Santa Monica group leading legislation banning cosmetics containing tiny plastic beads, has launched an online video contest for those who want to experience a high seas “plastic garbage patch” firsthand.
Posted Mar. 27, 2014, 8:35 am
McKinley Elementary in Santa Monica has been named a finalist in L.A. County’s third annual Trash-Free Lunch Challenge.
Posted Mar. 27, 2014, 8:21 am
In recognition of National Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 24-30, the Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management would like to remind those who live, work, and play in Santa Monica to take the time to check their emergency kits, update their family emergency plan, and be informed of the hazards that may exist in our community.
Posted Mar. 20, 2014, 8:30 am
The annual Tree Hugging Day public gathering in Santa Monica will once again take place today on the Spring Equinox at the Children's Tree of Life.
Posted Mar. 15, 2014, 8:55 am
As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ongoing "We're for Water" campaign, this year's "Fix a Leak Week" encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than one trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year.
Posted Mar. 15, 2014, 8:50 am
“Drought, it’s got everyone’s attention and that’s a good thing. The storm we had at the beginning of March dropped two inches of rain. Normal rainfall in a year is about 14 inches and this two inches is the first rain we’ve seen,” said Gil Borboa, Water Resources Manager for the City of Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 7, 2014, 7:08 am
More than 100 people participated in a coordinated rally and candlelight vigil on Monday evening in Santa Monica to protest against the construction of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
Posted Jan. 30, 2014, 8:42 am
Santa Monica city officials are asking residents and businesses to voluntarily reduce water use 20 percent from 2013 usage in an effort for the community to become water self-sufficient and avoid a drought induced water crisis and mandatory water restrictions.
Posted Jan. 3, 2014, 8:40 am
Santa Monica residents will have a first crack at taking part in the public process in 2014 when City Hall hosts a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7 to present the conceptual plans of an ambitious “green” project planned for Michigan Avenue between the beach and Bergamot Station.
Posted Dec. 28, 2013, 7:16 am
As part of Santa Monica High School teacher Benjamin Kay's long-term service learning projects, his students along with partnering families and teachers have collected and sorted approximately 100,000 recyclable beverage containers since 2008.
Posted Dec. 26, 2013, 9:12 am
Christmas has come and gone, but are you left wondering how to dispose of your unwanted Christmas tree?
Posted Dec. 10, 2013, 9:13 am
SQA Nominations can be submitted by any interested party and for any Santa Monica area business. It is a simple process and your nomination will be sure to surprise and delight the business you submit for consideration.
Posted Nov. 5, 2013, 8:54 am
For NutriFit founding director Jackie Keller, climate change is a huge issue that she says is affecting the food supply and earth’s water system.
Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 9:13 am
A "Harvest the Litter" clean-up event will be held along a portion of Lincoln Boulevard acquired by the City of Santa Monica from State (also known as CA-1) this Saturday, Nov. 2.
Posted Oct. 13, 2013, 9:02 am
Santa Monica High School teacher and coach of Team Marine Benjamin Kay said of his six years documenting the first flush of plastic pollution flowing out of the Pico Kenter Storm Drain, Wednesday's was the weirdest.
Posted Sep. 26, 2013, 11:09 am
Before Santa Monica celebrates Glow on Saturday night, the City of Santa Monica will host the 2nd Annual Citywide Yard Sale during the day from 8 am to 3 pm.
Posted Sep. 21, 2013, 9:34 am
The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation (SMBRF) will host its Kayak Cleanup Day Event today from 9 am to noon. The event is part of the greater annual Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD) which draws more than 14,000 volunteers from across Los Angeles County to hundreds of events.
Posted Sep. 16, 2013, 9:20 am
A local church hopes to make climate change easier to understand for people in and out of Santa Monica. With a little financial help from the City Council, the Church in Ocean Park might be taking one step closer to its goals.
Posted Sep. 7, 2013, 9:42 am
Bergamot Station seems to be on Santa Monica’s mind these days. The City Council has two Bergamot Area items on its upcoming Tuesday agenda, while planning commissioners are taking a stab at Hines’ request to enter into a development agreement (DA) with City Hall.
Posted Aug. 22, 2013, 8:34 am
With the recent release of a report on urban agriculture in Los Angeles, Cultivate L.A., it’s become clear that interest in locally grown, organically raised produce has never been higher.
Posted Aug. 17, 2013, 8:56 am
Backers of the water tunnels at the heart of the proposed $25 billion plan for updating and replumbing the Delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers thought they had played a trump card the other day when they presented a 244-page economic impact report.
Posted Aug. 14, 2013, 9:21 am
Eight students from Beijing, China investigated cigarette butt pollution in Santa Monica over two days on August 4 and 5.
Posted Jul. 16, 2013, 8:54 am
The City of Santa Monica continued making progress toward its goal of water self-sufficiency by 2020 with City Council approval to finalize a Sustainable Water Master Plan.