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A huge empty lot sits at the Santa Monica Civic Center.

Civic Center, Santa Moncia

Civic Center $3.5 Million Earmarked for Sports Field

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:52 am

More than three hours were spent debating the fate of Santa Monica’s Civic Center possible sports field at Council Tuesday night, during a regular Santa Monica City Council Meeting held at City Hall.

Civic Center, Civic Center Parking, Parking Rates, Santa Monica Metro

OpEd: Steve Stajich Weighs in On Metro

Posted May. 20, 2016, 9:12 am

In his brilliant routine on “Stuff,” comedian George Carlin illuminated the contradictions of having possessions and then needing to figure out what to do with them. “Your home is just a place for your stuff, with a roof over it” Carlin points out and then discusses how complicated it can be to go on vacation and enter a vortex of frustration over what to do with all the stuff you brought with you in order to relax on vacation.

News, Santa Monica, Civic Center, Landmarks

Chain Reaction Petition Surpasses 1,000 Online Signatures

Posted Sep. 22, 2013, 9:27 am

Activists working with Save Chain Reaction announced this week that their grassroots campaign to save and restore the late Paul Conrad's iconic 26-foot-tall nuclear mushroom cloud peace sculpture in the Santa Monica Civic Center has just surpassed 1,000 online petition signatures.

The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium at 1855 Main Street is poised to close by June 30.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Civic Center

Full Renovation Of Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Bill: At Least $50 Million

Posted Jun. 14, 2013, 9:02 am

In less than three weeks, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium will undergo full closure. It may be at least five years before the venue could ever be used again as a cultural destination. And if the venue is indeed revived, the tab will run at least $50 million.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Steve Stajich, Civic Center

Five Don’ts For The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Posted Jun. 8, 2013, 9:25 am

While there was a healthy turnout and a tailwind of positive energy at the community meeting regarding the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Tuesday night, there were also at least two distinct vibes in the room that might cause a fan of our historic Civic Auditorium some sleeplessness.

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