Santa Monica to Select New Mayor Tomorrow

Santa Monica City Council to pick successor to Mayor Ted Winterer at Tuesday's City Council meeting. By Sam Catanzaro At their regular City Council meeting...

Not So Fast Food: Santa Monica City Council Bans Chain Restaurants on Promenade

Restaurants with more than 100 national locations to be prohibited. By Tor Marom At the Santa Monica City Council meeting this past Tuesday, November...

BREAKING: City Council Will Appoint New Councilmeber as Tony Vazquez To Step Down

Councilmember announces decision to step down.  By Sam Catanzaro In the November election, Santa Monica Councilmember Tony Vazquez, a thrice-elected Councilmember and former Mayor of Santa...

Rally Held Outside City Hall Protesting Santa Monica’s Decision to Appeal Voting Rights Case...

Debate over district elections continues.  By Sam Catanzaro Tuesday evening outside Santa Monica City Council, plantiffs in the voting rights case versus the City of Santa...

Survey: Santa Monica is a Good Place to Live, Crime and Homelessness a Concern

City publishes Resident Satisfaction Survey results. By Sam Catanzaro The City of Santa Monica has published the results of their 2018 Resident Satisfaction Survey and while...

SMa.r.t. Column: A Thanksgiving of Drama and History

As Thanksgiving approaches our thoughts turn to the blessings so many of us have enjoyed, and the needs that so many continue to have...

Brock on Your Block: Santa Monica Voting Rights Trial

By Phil Brock  In his latest Brock on Your Block, Phil Brock explores the voting rights trial the City of Santa Monica recently lost, speaking...

The Silliest State Split Idea Yet

When it comes to splitting California into two or more new states, silly season never seems to end. Since 1940, at least 27 efforts to...

City Says Hands Are Tied in Addressing Homelessness in Parks

“Homelessness is not a crime,” says City Attorney. By Tor Marom For the past few months, public safety and homelessness have been hot topics in the...

Councilmember Vazquez’s Council Eligibility Uncertain After Winning Seat on State Board of Equalization

By Sam Catanzaro Flying under the radar in the aftermath of the midterm elections is Santa Monica City Councilmember Tony Vazquez’ victory in the...