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USC student Yongdan Chunyu's proposed future use of Santa Monica Airport. It will be on display this Thursday, Oct. 23 for one-night only with other student works.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

USC Students To Hold Exhibit Of Proposed Future Uses For Santa Monica Airport

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 9:45 am

An exhibition titled “Reimagining Santa Monica Airport – Part 1” will be on display for one-night only at a gallery at Bergamot Station this Thursday, Oct. 23.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

VIDEO DEBATE: Santa Monica Airport Nov. 4 Ballot – Measure D vs. Measure LC

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 12:49 pm

The fate of one of the most controversial pieces of land in the city, Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), will be put in voter’s hands this election on Nov. 4. The decision of ownership, development, and control is on the ballot in the forms of competing Measures D and LC.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica Airport Fatal Crash Lawsuit Claims Hangar To Close To Runway

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 1:16 pm

The three sons of a passenger killed in a plane crash at Santa Monica Airport last year are suing the county, as well as the cities of Santa Monica and Los Angeles, alleging a hangar into which the aircraft collided was built too close to the runway.

The future of Santa Monica Airport is a leading controversial issue heading to the ballot on Nov. 4.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica Votes: Airport Issues, Measures D & LC

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:09 am

The fate of one of the most controversial pieces of land in the city, Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), will be put in voter’s hands this election on Nov. 4. The decision of ownership, development, and control is on the ballot in the forms of Measures D and LC.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Grant Elementary PTA To Consider Airport Ballot Measures Tonight

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:45 am

The Grant PTA will hold a Town Hall-style meeting tonight, Oct. 14 to help the community better understand the two airport ballot measures, "LC" and "D," and to make a recommendation to the wider community that reflects the views of Grant parents on this important issue.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica-Malibu Council Of PTAs Throws Support Behind Measure LC

Posted Oct. 12, 2014, 9:23 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs, representing more than 7,000 members, has joined a growing coalition of civic, environmental, and neighborhood groups in opposing Measure D and supporting Measure LC on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Opinion, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: Why I Strongly Support Measure LC On Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 9:54 am

Dear Editor, As a former faculty member in the UCLA School of Public Health and a current Santa Monica resident, I want to share with you why I strongly support Measure LC (“Local Control”) to ensure that Santa Monica voters, not special interests (such as pilots or developers) determine the future of our historic airport.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: Santa Monicans - Disenfranchisement Anyone?

Posted Oct. 8, 2014, 9:35 am

Dear Editor, Why would anyone vote to disenfranchise themselves? That's what Santa Monica City Council and backers of Measure LC on the local ballot are asking voters to do.

Venice, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: Venice Residents Affected By SMO Can't Vote On The Problem

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:27 am

Dear Editor, As Venice residents of 22 years, we have noticed the increasing invasion, pollution and fear of SMO into our community. There are now six flight schools and the number of huge personal/corporate jets has increased dramatically!

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Measure LC Proponents Hosting Free Santa Monica Carnival Today

Posted Oct. 5, 2014, 9:15 am

Proponents of Measure LC are hosting a free Santa Monica carnival called "It's Our Land - Come to the Fair” from 2 pm to 4 pm today to gather support for Measure LC.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Sierra Club Throws Support Behind Santa Monica Ballot Measure LC

Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 7:19 am

The Sierra Club has announced its recommendation for voters to support Santa Monica ballot measure LC at the Nov. 4 election that mandates voter approval for any proposed development other than park or open space at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) if the airport closes or if it is decreased in size.

The fatal crash that claimed four lives at Santa Monica Airport occurred about 6:20 p.m. Sept. 29, 2013.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport

Family Of Santa Monica Plane Crash Victim File Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:25 am

The parents of a young woman killed in the crash of a small plane at Santa Monica Airport a year ago today are suing the heirs of the pilot of the aircraft, the aircraft's manufacturer and three government entities.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: Santa Monica Airport Is More Than A Historical Landmark

Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 7:38 am

Dear Editor, Santa Monica Airport is more than a historical landmark. It is the first responder for emergencies and life-saving transplants, a place of refuge for all West Los Angeles residents, and currently cuts down on airport noise and pollution, based on current guidelines within Measure D.

Opinion, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: The Aviation Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Posted Sep. 6, 2014, 9:15 am

Dear Editor, If you knew your trip on a plane was going to inflict a lifetime of suffering onto a child, would you still take that trip? If you knew about the much higher rate of cancer, disease and illness that afflicts thousands of people in the flight paths would you still get on that plane? Does it seem right to say it’s their fault for moving there once you know these residents living near the airport are victims without knowledge of their own risk or options to protect themselves?

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letters To The Editor: Why I'm Advocating Santa Monica Airport Should Be Parkland

Posted Sep. 5, 2014, 10:15 am

Dear Editor, People ask me why I care so much about the future of the Santa Monica Airport, and why I am advocating so fiercely that the land purchased with parkland bond money be restored to being used as parkland.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport

Court Dismisses Anti-Santa Monica Airport Lawsuit

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:04 am

A lawsuit filed last week on behalf of those who want Santa Monica Airport (SMO) shut down or limited in its operation was dismissed, meaning a pro-airport ballot initiative will be allowed to be presented to voters in the upcoming Nov. 4 election.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: Santa Monica Airport's Competing Ballot Measures

Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 9:44 am

Dear Editor: I would like to weigh in on the competing ballot measures regarding the future of the Santa Monica Airport. There has been a great deal of conflicting information put out about the land which the airport occupies.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Supporters Of Measure LC To Guarantee Local Control Of SMO Hold Launch Event

Posted Aug. 23, 2014, 9:32 am

More than 200 residents packed a meeting on Wednesday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church to launch the campaign for Measure LC, to guarantee local control of Santa Monica Airport land.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Tense War Of Words Escalates Over Santa Monica Airport Future

Posted Aug. 22, 2014, 9:04 am

November cannot come soon enough. Never mind the factions making their respective cases for whether or not Santa Monica Airport (SMO) should remain open and active, but this past week two groups on polar opposite sides of the debate escalated tensions a little more by arguing the meaning of words and phrases.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Proponents Of SMO Ballot Initiative Receive Major Financial Backing

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:09 am

It has been no secret that the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) have largely backed the group identifying itself as the “Santa Monicans for Open and Honest Development Decisions” (SMOHDD). Some have went so far as to allege AOPA and SMOHDD are essentially one in the same.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Competing City-Backed Santa Moncia Airport Ballot Measure Close To Final

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:55 am

A third time is not always the charm. The Santa Monica City Council inched significantly closer to a ballot initiative to challenge and compete with an aviation-backed measure to determine the future of the Santa Monica Airport (SMO), but a final product is not quite ready.

The Maxflight FS3000 at Santa Monica's Museum of Flying is a full motion simulator thanks to fully interactive 360 degree pitch and roll technology, meaning you can go completely upside down.

News, Museum, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Museum Of Flying Launches Summer Family Fun Pack & Friday Flight Special

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 9:15 am

Santa Monica's Museum of Flying will launch two new summer programs this week. The Summer Family fun pack will be featured on Wednesdays and Thursdays and will consist of a Family four-pack admission price of only $20, which is a $32 value.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

City-Backed Santa Monica Airport Initiative Remains In Holding Pattern

Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:54 am

An attempt to place a City-backed initiative on the November ballot to maintain the City Council’s power to determine the future of the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) is still held at the gate and not yet ready for takeoff, as council members were in a holding pattern on Tuesday night in trying to figure out how best compete with another voter measure backed by a national pilot’s group.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Harrison Ford Joins Fight To Keep SMO Open Until 2023

Posted Jul. 3, 2014, 8:08 am

The saga that is the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) will have to end someday. However, that someday is not anytime soon, as yet a group of aviation interests and actor Harrison Ford filed a federal complaint July 2 to challenge the City of Santa Monica’s plans to shut down the airport by July 1, 2015 – now less than one year away.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo, Airport

City Hall Seeks Competing SMO Voter Initiative

Posted Jun. 27, 2014, 12:00 am

The Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved a direction on Tuesday to find some sort of middle ground with a ballot measure that could compete with another initiative aiming to limit the elected panel’s powers on airport issues.

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