Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 9:09 am
As the date for Santa Monica City Council to discuss the future of leases at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) fast approaches, anti-aviation proponents have began re-mobilizing the ranks in an effort to eventually cease airport operations altogether. Airport tenants are also preparing for battle in a push to save their businesses.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 9:06 am
A Santa Monica-based group of anti-airport activists have been left to personally foot the legal bill of failed lawsuits against the filers of Measure D on the November 2014 election ballot and the City of Santa Monica.
Posted Jan. 24, 2015, 9:41 am
The City of Santa Monica’s efforts to absolve itself from an agreement with the federal government are obviously intended to restrict or end operations at Santa Monica Airport in violation of longstanding federal law and a specific contract it signed, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) argued in a federal appeals court filing Thursday.
Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:35 am
Every year, fire departments all across Southern California collect toys to distribute to needy boys and girls.
Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:30 am
In a step that could move Santa Monica Airport closer to closure, voters agreed to allow the City Council to make decisions regarding the fate of the airfield and rejected an effort by aviation groups to require a public vote on any effort to shutter the facility or restrict aviation activity.
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.
Posted May. 31, 2014, 12:31 am
The Santa Monica residents group, Residocracy, is withholding support of a petition regarding the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) being circulated by aviation interests.
Posted May. 16, 2014, 8:29 am
The future use Santa Monica Airport is being subject to lawsuits, initiatives, and potential ballot measures.
Posted Aug. 27, 2013, 9:14 am
Santa Monica Airport’s (SMO) third annual Open House will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 12-5 pm.
Posted May. 8, 2013, 10:04 am
Two Cessna 172s that departed Santa Monica Airport 13 minutes apart Monday, April 29 crashed into each other mid-flight above the Santa Monica Mountains, killing the pilot and passenger in one of the planes.
Posted Mar. 1, 2013, 6:42 am
With nearly $600 million in budget cuts pending due to this week’s sequestration in Washington, D.C., the air traffic control tower at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) may be shut down, according to a letter issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Posted May. 11, 2012, 1:37 am
The future of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) may have caused a polarizing rift amongst the region’s residents, but the City Council hopes to find som...
Posted Apr. 27, 2012, 12:50 am
Amidst all the discussion of whether Santa Monica Airport (SMO) should remain open after City Hall’s three-decade agreement with the Federal Avia...
Posted Apr. 24, 2012, 12:42 am
A Santa Monica civic servant has died, it was announced on Monday, as E. Richard Brown, chair of the Santa Monica Airport Commission, succumbed to ...