August 12, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Category: <span>Development</span>


SMa.r.t. Column: Spend, Baby, Spend!

March 5, 2020

March 5, 2020

Surprise, Surprise! Santa Monica is out of money and about to run a deficit. Crime and homelessness have led to...

Santa Monica Hardware Store Closing

February 27, 2020

February 27, 2020

Retailer to close August 2020 By Sam Catanzaro One of Santa Monica’s last hardware and lumber stores is closing this...

Stakeholders Call for Withdrawing The Plaza Development

February 19, 2020

February 19, 2020

Letter sent to Santa Monica officials, developer By Sam Catanzaro A coalition of residents concerned about unsustainable commercial development has...

SB 50 Revival Sought, With Big Changes

January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020

Every time Scott Wiener amends his SB 50 plan to force much higher housing density on virtually all parts of...

Controversial Housing Bill SB 50 is Back

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

Sen. Scott Wiener offers amended version of bill that would override local control for housing developments near transit and job...

The Virtues of a Low-Rise City

December 27, 2019

December 27, 2019

[Please note: Ron Goldman’s article from last week has a Part 2, which will be published next week] For several...

Aahs! Gift Store Closing

December 11, 2019

December 11, 2019

Santa Monica, West Hollywood locations closing By Sam Catanzaro Aahs, the company behind the popular gift and costume store with...

Santa Monica’s Rip City Skate Pegged For Demolishment

December 2, 2019

December 2, 2019

Dogtown-era skate shop looking to relocate By Sam Catanzaro Rip City Skates opened its doors in 1978 in Santa Monica...

Santa Monica 3rd Most Expensive Place to Buy a Home in U.S.

November 18, 2019

November 18, 2019

90402 zip code has a median home price of over $4M  By Sam Catanzaro It is no secret that real...

Santa Monica’s New Trader Joe’s Opening Saturday Across From Whole Foods

November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019

Market to open Sunday By Sam Catanzaro On Saturday Santa Monica will get its second Trader Joe’s, across the street...