June 23, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

The Santa Monica Mirror’s 2012 Year-In-Review: June:

In what was at times another high-stakes, high-drama year across Santa Monica, here is The Mirror’s run-down of the top headlines from June 2012.

Please note that some of the stories mentioned took place up to a week before or after the publication date, depending on whether it was a recap or preview piece.

June 1

• For the second consecutive week, the Santa Monica Planning Commission tabled voting on a proposed Development Agreement to remove Village Trailer Park and convert it into a large mixed-use project.

• Santa Monica City Council expressed its unanimous support for Assembly Bill 1446 that would open the door for Measure R’s expiration date to be eliminated.

• Council members reviewed and approved the recommendations of the Adjustment Conference Committee and authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a Master Facilities Use Agreement and related supplemental agreements with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District for an initial 10-year agreement.

June 8

• Democrats Betsy Butler and Richard Bloom claimed the top two spots in the June 5 primary vote for the 50th Assembly District, setting up a face-off between the sitting Assembly member and Santa Monica Mayor at the general election on Nov. 6.

• The Planning Commission considered an altered Colorado Esplanade that was a little bit less ambitious that could save City Hall millions of dollars.

• Heal the Bay was honored with the Stewardship of the Year award at the 2012 California Travel Association Summit.

• The Seventh Annual Teen Film Festival was held at the Miles Memorial Playhouse and Main Public Library.

June 15

• Council members unanimously voted to prohibit erected structures to be on display at Palisades Park, meaning the Nativity scenes would no longer be allowed to take place each December.

• With Fiscal Year 2012-13 starting July 1, Council members formally approved the $530.5 million budget it initially set during deliberations in May 2011.

• Council members unanimously voted to scale back the services of Big Blue Bus Route 2 and Rapid 10 in the Ocean Park neighborhood.

• The meal supplier to Meals On Wheels West and other small local Meals On Wheels programs announced a 63 percent increase in the cost of the meals and that it would also no longer prepare two meals per day per client.

June 22

• The Planning Commission recommended the Development Agreement for Village Trailer Park’s to move forward to City Council, but with a raft of amendments to the project’s tenant relocation plan, design elements, and community benefits.

• It was not quite perfect, but the draft concepts for the Bergamot Area Plan were good enough for the Santa Monica City Council to unanimously recommend it moving forward.

• A 10-month probe into an international prostitution ring with brothels on Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica made headway following the arrest of two suspects.

• The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce installed Ellis O’Connor as its 87th chairman of its board in front of a full ballroom of attendees at The Chamber’s installation dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows.

June 29

• Though four of the five members present at the June 26 council meeting voted in favor of creating a pay program to have SMO flight school train at other Southern California airports, a technicality prevented the 4-1 vote from taking effect.

• Council members voted to table approval of plans for NMS Properties seeking to expand its mixed-use projects at 1447 Lincoln Boulevard and 829 Broadway, adding the developer must keep working with City staff to address key issues such as affordable housing and parking.

• The U.S. Postal Service proposed the Santa Monica Post Office, located at 1248 5th Street, be relocated to the Santa Monica Carrier Annex building at 1653 7th Street.

• With the anniversary of the Santa Monica arrest of infamous Boston Irish mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig, KCRW 89.9 FM, the Internet Public Radio Station of Santa Monica College, took an in-depth look at Whitey’s double life.

A Look Back On Santa Monica’s 2012

Year In Review: January

Year In Review: February

Year In Review: March

Year In Review: April

Year In Review: May

Year In Review: July

Year In Review: August

Year In Review: September

Year In Review: October

Year In Review: November

Year In Review: December

in News
Related Posts

Snap and Hulu Expanding Santa Monica Presence

June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

Snapchat and Hulu, both based in Santa Monica, are expanding their footprints in the city. Learn more in this video...

Police Arrest Suspect in Downtown Santa Monica Homicide

June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021

27-year-old Long Beach man arrested as homicide suspect By Sam Catanzaro A suspect has been booked for murder in connection...

Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to Downtown Santa Monica Shooting

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

UPDATE: https://smmirror.com/2021/06/police-arrest-suspect-in-downtown-santa-monica-homicide/A man remains in custody for murder in connection to this incident, which was originally reported as a shooting...

Santa Monica Expected to Confirm Contract for New Interim City Manager

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

Former City Manager John Jalili expected assume interim post Friday  By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica lawmakers are expected to approve...

Free Lunches Provided to School Aged Children at Virginia Ave Park: Santa Monica Beat – June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Free Lunches Provided to School Aged Children at Virginia Ave Park...

Gelson’s Selected as Anchor Grocer for West End Development

June 21, 2021

June 21, 2021

Gelson’s to occupy 36,000 square feet of space at West Edge By Sam Catanzaro Real estate firm Hines has announced...

Santa Monica Aligns Mask Orders with LA County

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

On June 15, Interim City Manager Lane Dilg signed the 37th supplement to align Santa Monica’s local emergency provisions with Los Angeles County...

Former Santa Monica Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzling More Than $22 Million from Employer

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

A former executive at a Hollywood-based digital marketing company that represents influencers on Instagram and YouTube was sentenced recently to...

Edify TV: Tourism Returning to Santa Monica?

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

A busy Memorial Day weekend in which Santa Monica hotel occupancy rates reached their highest levels since the pandemic began...

Santa Monica College Cancels Fireworks Show, Main Street Parade Also Off

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

Firework shows in Marina del Rey and Pacific Palisades back this year By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica College (SMC) has...

Summer Safety Tips When Hiking and Biking Outdoors

June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021

LAFD Captain Erik Scott gives us tips on staying safe while enjoying the mountains this summer. Brought to you by...

Edify TV: Closing Expo Line Bike Path Gap?

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Plans are in the works to close a frustrating gap in the Expo Line Bike Path. Learn more in this...

Markedly Different Reactions to Sheriff’s Plan to Clear Boardwalk Encampments

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

Plan to clear Boardwalk by Fourth of July met with applause, condemnation By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex...

Edify TV: Westside Vandalism Suspect Arrested

June 14, 2021

June 14, 2021

A man has been arrested in connection with a series of Westside vandalisms in West L.A., including at a local...