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Land Use Voter Empowerment

News, Santa Monica, Luve

All LUVED Up and Ready to File - 10,000 Signatures: LUVE is Go

Posted May. 2, 2016, 12:32 pm

The Residocracy-backed Land Use Voter Empowerment (LUVE) initiative is being bundled up and prepared to file with the City of Santa Monica, following a city-wide grassroots campaign that saw 10,000 signatures garnered within the allotted time frame.

Walk To Africa Prepares for Annual Event

News, Santa Monica, Walk To Africa

Walk To Africa Prepares for Annual Event

Posted May. 1, 2016, 10:00 am

More than 1,000 eager walkers will lace their shoes for the 8th annual Walk to Africa in Santa Monica mid-May, joining together to raise much-needed funds for medical and child services in Africa.

Trader Joe's

News, Santa Monica

Stajich: PC vs Politics vs Simple Good Taste

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:54 am

While it might not have struck you as a major headline, I took great interest in a story published in The Mirror last week concerning a Trader Joe’s employee who is suing the food store chain.

The 2nd annual ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance! kicks off National Mental Health Awareness Month Saturday, April 30.

News, Santa Monica, Mental Health

ShakeIt! Self-Acceptance on the Promenade

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:48 am

The 2nd annual ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance! kicks off National Mental Health Awareness Month today in Santa Monica on the 1300 block of Third Street Promenade.

“Eye in the Sky” starring Helen Mirren.

News, Santa Monica, Film

"Eye in the Sky" Film Review

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:42 am

“Eye in the Sky” is a tense political thriller offering a balanced viewpoint in the rules of engagement.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica

APB - The Latest from SMPD

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:36 am

The latest from Santa Monica Police Department with Tim Broughton's twist: Alert Police Blotter!

Airport Park

News, Santa Monica, Airport

Designer For Airport Park Expansion To Meet With Residents

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 11:57 am

Mark Rios, recently hired by the City of Santa Monica to design the 12-acre expansion of Airport Park at Santa Monica Airport, will give a talk to residents May 13.

Metro line Santa Monica

News, Santa Monica, Metro

Free Metro Rides! May 20, 21

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 11:54 am

As part of the celebrations for the opening of the Expo Line to Santa Monica on Friday, May 20, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer free rides on Friday and Saturday and will hold station celebrations on Saturday, May 21

Signs on the beach Thursday morning.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Updated: Pico Kenter Drain Opened Without Warning

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 2:33 pm

Adhoc signs were placed on Santa Monica beach late Wednesday afternoon, advising swimmers to avoid the Pico Kenter Drain area. The fact that the Santa Monica City Council signs came almost a full workday after the Pico Kenter Drain was opened into the ocean without warning in the morning, has outraged residents and lifeguards alike, causing the raising of eyebrows across the community.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Charlie Sheen

Santa Monica Judge Dissolves Protective Order Against Charlie Sheen

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 2:18 pm

A Santa Monica judge today dissolved a protective order put in place against Charlie Sheen on behalf of his ex-fiancee, Scottine Ross, over allegations the actor threatened to have her killed.

Belmar Apartments, the largest affordable housing development that the City of Santa Monica has ever helped finance, is now providing homes for 160 families.

News, Santa Monica, Housing, Lifestyle, Rental Assistance Vouchers

New Santa Monica Payment Standard and HOUSE Program

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 12:13 pm

The City of Santa Monica Housing Authority (SMHA) now has stronger tools to assist tenants with obtaining affordable housing. Santa Monica rents have increased well above Federal program limits, making rental assistance vouchers noncompetitive in the housing market.

Bill Cosby.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Cosby

Cosby Case to Move Forward, Santa Monica Court Rules

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 10:09 am

A lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who claims the comedian sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15 years old can move forward, a judge in Santa Monica has ruled.


News, Santa Monica, World Laughter Day

Get Hugging! World Laughter Day Sunday in Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 26, 2016, 10:19 am

Everybody knows that laughing and hugging feel good, but few realize how valuable these simple tools can be in improving our every day wellness and wellbeing.

LUVE petitioning

News, Santa Monica, Politics

LUVE Petition in Final Countdown Mode

Posted Apr. 24, 2016, 9:30 am

Anti-development petitions behind the LUVE initiative will be out in force today, in a strong final countdown push to the signature finish line.

News, Santa Monica, Oped, Politics

One Nation, in Various Places

Posted Apr. 23, 2016, 10:11 am

Regardless of what we’ve had to suffer – and there has been plenty – from the GOP’s viscous and untidy pageant of choosing a candidate for President, one or two useful things have been revealed in the process with great visual if not mental acuity.

News, Santa Monica, Sqa

Caffe´ Bellagio Wins SQA From Santa Monica Chamber

Posted Apr. 23, 2016, 8:00 am

Caffé Bellagio, Locanda del Lago's annex location on ‪3rd Street Promenade, was awarded the Sustainable Quality Award for Excellence in Social Responsibility Stewardship of the Environment.

Kaiser Permanente Focuses on Innovation in Telehealth

News, Health, Santa Monica, Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente Focuses on Innovation in Telehealth

Posted Apr. 22, 2016, 1:48 pm

Kaiser Permanente members who live or work in Santa Monica are set to reap the benefits of the latest patient-care breakthroughs, with the organization opening medical offices in the city this May.

Residents at a recent Community Corp. fair

News, Santa Monica, Unemployment

Resource Fair to Address Santa Monica Zip Code Inequities

Posted Apr. 22, 2016, 11:45 am

Community Corporation of Santa Monica is hosting an employment resource fair this evening to help connect residents with the jobs and services they may be seeking. Held at Virginia Park, the event highlights the disproportionate ways that the city is distributed.

Arbor Day

News, Santa Monica, Trees

It's Arbor Day! Urban Forest Focus and Tree Planting

Posted Apr. 22, 2016, 11:43 am

Santa Monica’s urban forest will welcome new additions today with the planting of 20 15-gallon trees at Crescent Bay Park to celebrate Arbor Day, which falls, this year, on Earth Day.

On the Beach

News, Santa Monica, Earth Day

Healing The Bay for Earth Month - Thousands Hit Santa Monica Beach (VIDEO)

Posted Apr. 22, 2016, 11:41 am

Healing The Bay for Earth Month - Thousands Hit Santa Monica Beach

Chief Bill Walker

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

New Santa Monica Fire Chief Appointed

Posted Apr. 22, 2016, 11:26 am

Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole has chosen Bill Walker to serve as Fire Chief of the Santa Monica Fire Department. Walker, the current Fire Chief for the City of Alhambra, comes to Santa Monica with 21 years of public safety experience.


News, Santa Monica, Swimmers

Santa Monica Swimmers' Springtime Success

Posted Apr. 21, 2016, 10:32 am

Local nonprofit swim club Team Santa Monica has had a big month this April. Two lifetimers taking gap years from college are leading the way.

Santa Monica Fire Department

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Fire Department

Transformer Fire on Olympic Boulevard

Posted Apr. 20, 2016, 9:22 am

The Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD) responded to a transformer fire in the 1900 block of Olympic Boulevard this morning at about 7:30am.

Jon with Mascot Sadie Marie (deceased).

News, Santa Monica, Film

Passion at the Heart of Local Filmmaker

Posted Apr. 19, 2016, 8:00 am

Jon Bessire puts his passion and creativity at the center of his life. He makes the case for everyone to do so in his new film, “Living Lost,” which tells a story of life diminished in the board room and reawakened in the jungle.

Shirley Temple

News, Santa Monica, Shirley Temple

Santa Monica's Shirley Temple First Day of Issue Stamp

Posted Apr. 19, 2016, 8:00 am

The first-day-of-issue ceremony for a stamp depicting legendary 1930s Santa Monica child star Shirley Temple was held Monday at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood.

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