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News, City Council, Development, Video, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

VIDEO: Councilwoman Sue Himmelrich Discusses Development, SMO

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 10:35 am

Newly elected Santa Monica councilwoman Sue Himmelrich discusses development including a general message to developers looking to add to the area, as well as her thoughts on closing the Santa Monica Airport.

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

Letter To The Editor: After The Santa Monica Airport Vote, The Time Is Right

Posted Nov. 17, 2014, 9:47 am

Dear Editor, Thank you Santa Monica voters for seeing your way through the thick smoke of deceit blown over the city by the aviation interests' lobby groups. With 60 percent to 40 percent voting against the pro-Santa Monica Airport (SMO) Measure D and in favor of the City's Measure LC, the only thing simmering in smoke now is the more than $750,000 spent trying to fool Santa Monica voters.

Measure LC supporters Frank Gruber, John Fairweather, and Vivien Flitton celebrate the ballot measure’s victory on election night.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

With Measure LC Victory, City Council To Take Control Of Santa Monica Airport

Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am

The fate of Santa Monica Airport now rests in the hands of Santa Monica City Council following a 59.73 percent poll vote at Tuesday’s election in favor of Measure LC.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Election 2014: Santa Monica Voters To Decide On Future Of Airport

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 8:44 am

A pair of competing measures on the Santa Monica ballot today will ask voters to decide the future of the 227-acre general aviation airport that city officials want closed.

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

Letter To The Editor: How To Lose Control Of "Our Land"

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:44 am

Dear Editor, The Yes on Measure LC Committee loudly complain that, if voters closed the airport under the terms of Measure D, nothing in that measure directly addresses the development process that would follow.

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

Letter To The Editor: SMO & The Old North Bridge

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:18 am

Dear Editor, I was born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, the town where the American Revolution began. Maybe it's my attachment to my origins but I can't help but compare the defeat of measure D to Paul Revere's fateful ride and the Old North Bridge where American patriots made their famous stand.

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.

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