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California Appeals Court Rules Uber and Lyft Can Classify Drivers as Independent Contractors

March 24, 2023

March 24, 2023

Proposition 22 exempted ride-share companies from certain labor laws, court rules in favor of the companies By Sam Catanzaro ​​A...

Proposal for Improved Communication With Street Vendors Sparks Contentious Debate in City Council Meeting

March 23, 2023

March 23, 2023

Councilmembers divided over proposal calling for City Manager to engage in meaningful consultation with authorized vendors regarding sidewalk vending policies...

California’s AB 1217 Could Supersede Costly Outdoor Dining Permits Proposed by Municipalities

March 22, 2023

March 22, 2023

Legislation would preempt local ordinances and preserve regulatory flexibility for struggling neighborhood restaurants By Sam Catanzaro A new bill proposed...

New Affordable Housing Complex Completed in Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood

March 18, 2023

March 18, 2023

Las Flores offers 73 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments at 1834-1848 14th Street By Sam Catanzaro Community Corp. of Santa...

Suspect Arrested in Palisades Park Stabbing of City of Santa Monica Employee

March 17, 2023

March 17, 2023

Barna Allen Cranford arrested in connection to March 15 stabbing By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica police have identified and arrested...

Negotiations for Independent Malibu School District Progressing

March 17, 2023

March 17, 2023

City of Malibu  and Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Complete draft of key deliverables By Sam Catanzaro Negotiations between Santa...

Santa Monica Residents to Pay More for Concealed Carry License After Supreme Court Ruling and Council Vote

March 17, 2023

March 17, 2023

Santa Monica City Council sets fee for conceal carry permits at $150 By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica residents will have...

Santa Monica Police Arrest Suspect in Connection to July 2022 Road Rage Incident

March 6, 2023

March 6, 2023

SMPD detectives recently executed an arrest warrant at a Compton home stemming from a road rage incident involving a large...

SMMUSD District Officials Explore Ways to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

February 23, 2023

February 23, 2023

According to new data, last year 19.3 percent of kindergarten through eighth-grade students in SMMUSD were chronically absent By Sam...

Santa Monica City Council Declares Local Homelessness Emergency

February 16, 2023

February 16, 2023

The declaration will enable the city to advocate for additional resources and funding at the county, state and federal levels...