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Empty lot.

News, Politics, Civic

Civic Lot Stands Empty, And May Do For Years

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 12:40 pm

The presence of more than 100 speakers at City Council advocating the fulfillment of a 10-year-old promise to build a sports field at the corner of 4th and Pico in Santa Monica did little to progress the issue despite its inclusion in the 2005 Civic Center Specific Plan. However, a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) on the Civic Auditorium will go-ahead immediately.

A worker finishes painting

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Joslyn Park Mural Painted Over - Historical Plaque to be Relocated

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 12:04 pm

Santa Monica City is completing work to paint over a mural in Joslyn Park by Art Mortimer as part of repairs to the park retaining wall. A plaque dedicated to the memory and community work of Ocean Park resident Valerie Nordstrom Barnard will be removed from the stair wall and installed in a new location within the park.

Brock on Your Block

News, Brock On Your Block

Phil Dances His Heart Away at Red Ribbon Squares - Well, Almost (Video)

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 11:59 am

This Valentine's Week, Phil interviews three past presidents of the "Red Ribbon Squares" Square Dance Club as they celebrate their 65th Anniversary at Marine Park in Santa Monica.

Puppy Love

News, Pets, Nkla, Love

Ditch the Roses this Valentine's Day

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 11:52 am

Looking for love that lasts? Statistics show that being “consciously coupled” is often fraught with failure. Instead of roses this year, how about a playful pooch?

President Obama's motorcade will shut down major streets across Los Angeles.

News, Traffic, Obama

Traffic: President Obama is Arriving - Road Closures

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 9:26 am

With President Barack Obama set to visit the Southland today, motorists in select parts of town should anticipate traffic delays to accommodate the presidential motorcade.

Kids get ready to have their say

News, City Hall, Kids

Kids Have Their Say on Sportsfield, Vague Direction Given

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 11:02 am

Over one hundreds kids and sports field-at-Civic supporters rallied at City Hall last night in an effort to get the much awaited promise of a sports field put into motion.

The crew

News, Samohi, Scouts, Kids

Kids Get Samohi Tennis Courts in Shape

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 10:40 am

A team of local scouts has transformed Samohi tennis courts, bringing them up to a stunning standard.

Broken by Mark Jacobs

News, Santa Monica, Art

Local Artist Mark Jacobs' Collection Opens Tonight - Free Event

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 10:12 am

Santa Monica artist Mark Jacobs is hosting an opening reception and silent auction for Heal the Bay this evening.

Fireside at the Miles

News, Music, Osm, The Miles

Fireside at the Miles to Feature OSM Woodwind Quintet Friday

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 10:06 am

Orchestra Santa Monica’s (OSM) Woodwind Quintet will be performing at the Miles Memorial Playhouse this evening, February 12, as part of the Fireside at the Miles Series.

Alice and The Wonderful Tea Party

News, Art, Events, Kids

Santa Monica Playhouse's Wonderful Tea Party Delights

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 10:03 am

Young audiences get swept up in Alice's magical world.

Dogs in Love.

News, Santa Monica, Pets, Events

Puppy Love Valentine's Mixer for Single Pet Owners and Their Pups

Posted Feb. 9, 2016, 2:23 pm

Just ahead of Valentine’s Day, single pet owners and their pups can meet for love and drinks at Healthy Spot's Must Love Dogs singles meet-up, a pre-Valentine’s Day event at Art’s Table for dog lovers looking for love.

Food for Thought on Dietary Supplements.

News, Health, Food

Food for Thought on Dietary Supplements

Posted Feb. 9, 2016, 10:17 am

As children, we are taught in school about the “food pyramid” – to eat fewer servings of fats and meats and to consume more servings of fruits and vegetables - but how much of that is still true?

News, Opinion, Politics

OpEd: Time to Stop the Revolving Door in Sacremento

Posted Feb. 8, 2016, 1:41 pm

OpEd: There’s probably no hope of stopping the revolving door in Washington, D.C. anytime soon. The constant cycle of longtime Congress members and senators moving downtown from the Capitol to take high-paying jobs as lobbyists can only be ended by Congress itself.

 Tammy Rusznak, Debbie Morgan, Tina Vanderhorst, Stephanie McMackin pictured presenting certificates of appreciation to Santa Monica Police Chief Seabrooks and Santa Monica Fire Chief Evaro.

News, Santa Monica, Smpd, Smfd, Transplant Games

Transplant Games Flag Signing at Santa Monica Beach

Posted Feb. 8, 2016, 1:18 pm

Transplant Games - Team Southern California (Team SoCal) will hosted a flag signing event, with SMPD and SMFD supporting the cause.

News, Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium, Letter To The Editor

Letter to the Editor: Civic Center Debate from John Cyrus Smith

Posted Feb. 8, 2016, 12:21 pm

Letter to the Editor: Civic Center Debate from John C. Smith, Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commissioner

Latest Fire Department news.

News, Fire, Smfd

Santa Monica Blvd. Reopens After Promenade Evacuation

Posted Feb. 8, 2016, 9:06 am

As of this morning, February 8, all lanes of Santa Monica Blvd have been reopened, and power restored to the affected areas following its closure and the evacuation of The Gap store yesterday.

Visit the Farmers' Market for some tasty aphrodisiacs for Valentine's day!

News, Hot Flash

Hot Flash! Get "In the Mood" at the Farmer's Market - Little Known Aphrodisiacs for Valentine's Day

Posted Feb. 7, 2016, 8:00 am

Hot Flash: It’s almost Valentine’s Day. And for me, it’s the perfect time to learn about the best aphrodisiacs for the big day.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police

ABP: The latest in Santa Monica Police Department happenings.

Posted Feb. 7, 2016, 8:00 am

ABP: The latest in Santa Monica Police Department happenings.

Mardi Gras Comes To Santa Monica with Aaron Neville

News, Santa Monica, Events, Aaron Neville

Mardi Gras Comes to Santa Monica with Aaron Neville

Posted Feb. 7, 2016, 8:00 am

Internationally-renowned performer Aaron Neville is set to light up The Broad Stage next weekend, bringing a touch of Mardi Gras to the city.

News, Opinion, Stajich

Infrastructure: The New Domestic Terrorist

Posted Feb. 6, 2016, 1:24 pm

OpEd: There is a threat to the safety of Americans so elusive it often cannot be anticipated, and even when it is anticipated there is often no reaction against it… you know, without spending money or changing things. When it strikes, chaos ensues and the dangers can be deadly.

Stunning Santa Monica Sunset Cam Gets One Million Views

News, Santa Monica, Beauty

Stunning Santa Monica Sunset Cam Gets 1 Million Views

Posted Feb. 6, 2016, 1:22 pm

Vibrant colors, striking vistas and simply beautiful sunsets are part of the everyday for many Santa Monicans. Now, thanks to Santa Monica Sunset Cam, they are also part of life for people across the world.

Chart showing rent growth in California cities.

News, Santa Monica, Rents

Santa Monica Rents Top Most Expensive List

Posted Feb. 6, 2016, 8:00 am

Santa Monica is one of the most expensive places to rent in California according to new statistics released this week.

Non-profit Human Farming Association’s current ad on a Big Blue Bus this week.

News, Santa Monica, City Attorney, Politics, Bbb

Bus Ad Drama Behind City Attorney Accountability Act

Posted Feb. 5, 2016, 12:19 pm

The Big Blue Bus’ (BBB) advertising policy comes before Santa Monica City Council Tuesday, with non-profit organizations calling for a change to regulations. Upset surrounding regulation interpretations in 2011 has, in-part, lead to one non-profit drafting their own initiative, the “City Attorney Accountability Act,” calling for the role to become an elected position.

Freshman Boys Baseball Players, left to right: Asher Burkin, Grant Smith.

News, Samohi, Event

Field Day: Students Prepare to Take on City Hall

Posted Feb. 5, 2016, 12:18 pm

Students and parents in Santa Monica are preparing to rally support for the one thing that is closest to their hearts; a sports field at the Civic Center.

Brock on Your Block

News, Video, Brock On Your Block

Phil Interviews Elaine Jones Stephenson Who Once Lived Above the Carousel (Video)

Posted Feb. 5, 2016, 12:14 pm

Phil interviews Elaine Jones Stephenson, who has written a book of fascinating stories about her family's life in an apartment above the Santa Monica Carousel during the years following the end of World War II. The book is titled "My Life above the Carousel in Santa Monica, and is available on Amazon and at the Santa Monica Pier.

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