Posted May. 10, 2013, 8:57 am
The annual Alternative Building Materials & Design Conference and Expo (AltBuild) celebrates a decade as the largest and most-respected green design and building expo in Southern California by bringing together architects, builders, contractors, engineers, and landscapers to focus on what is next for Los Angeles and figure out how to get there.
Posted Apr. 2, 2013, 10:10 am
The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office reports there has been a surge of housing discrimination complaints by tenants or housing applicants seeking reasonable accommodations for their disabilities.
Posted Mar. 13, 2013, 9:23 am
A modified ordinance that could make it easier for developers to move through the approval process was officially put on the books last month.
Posted Jan. 3, 2013, 8:52 am
The owner of an 18-unit Santa Monica apartment building on Hollister Avenue and its manager have been ordered to pay $12,000 and attend fair housing training after a longtime tenant complained of harassment throughout 2012.
Posted Dec. 26, 2012, 11:53 am
In reply The Mirror's Dec 21- 27, 2012 front page issue about the lawsuit filed against the City regarding Mountain View mobile home park I can’t believe that four residents of our Park would sue the City over what sounds like nothing. Apparently a few of our residents want to try to embarrass themselves and majority of the rest of us very happy and respectful residents at Mountain View.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012, 10:00 pm
Mobile homes are not the only residential properties subject to seemingly never-ending sagas with the Santa Monica City Council. A mansion on La Mesa Drive is also struggling to move forward with new ownership as Council members decided last week it was best to postpone deciding upon a potential tax break for the new residents hoping to move into the “House of Rock.”
Mountain View Mobile Home Trailer Park Residents File $121 Million Claim Against City Of Santa Monica
Posted Dec. 21, 2012, 12:52 am
Residents at the Mountain View Mobile Home Trailer Park at 1930 Stewart Street in Santa Monica are suing their landlord, the City of Santa Monica, for $121 million, citing failure to maintain the trailer park, civil rights abuse, and emotional distress.
Posted Sep. 27, 2012, 1:11 am
Council members unanimously approved last week a consent calendar item forgiving one Housing Trust Fund (HTF) loan and extending another attached to a pair of properties in Santa Monica.
Posted Aug. 31, 2012, 11:00 pm
They were called “checkers,” volunteers who posed as potential apartment renters or home buyers during the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, responding to possible cases of racial or religious discrimination in housing.
Posted Jul. 30, 2012, 2:16 am
Santa Monica council members approved resolutions last Tuesday that would formally place on the ballot a proposed City Charter amendment to alter Santa Monica’s rent control law.
Posted Jul. 20, 2012, 1:20 am
The November ballot will be quite the busy one for Santa Monica voters. Not only is the presidential election on tap in less than four months, but local voters will also vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a proposal by the Santa Monica Rent Control Board that would change the way rent ceilings for controlled units are adjusted.
Posted Jun. 25, 2012, 6:11 am
The Santa Monica Rent Control Board earlier this month approved 1.54 percent General Adjustment, meaning tenants can expect an increase of up to $26 a month.
Posted Apr. 16, 2012, 2:22 am
A minimum monthly rent payment of $50 and a more streamlined process to verify medical expenses are among the modifications for the Santa Monica Ho...
Posted Feb. 27, 2012, 1:09 am
In a step back for affordable housing in Santa Monica, the shorthanded City Council last week unanimously approved the repurposing of the High Plac...
Posted Feb. 7, 2012, 1:09 am
While City Hall has been calling upon many recent development agreements (DA) to include provisions for affordable housing units, the Santa Monica ...
Posted Dec. 27, 2011, 1:21 am
Those struggling to find a proper place to stay in Santa Monica may soon have a place to help them feel welcome, as a local non-profit is in-line t...
Posted Dec. 13, 2011, 12:03 am
Dozens of medium sized yellow placards were distributed among the gallery at Santa Monica City Hall chambers last Tuesday night, each one reading i...
Posted Sep. 23, 2011, 12:37 am
For more than two years, Santa Monica resident and home developer John Youngman has been battling the city for approval of his water recycling syst...
Posted Jul. 31, 2011, 11:48 pm
A relocation plan for proposed affordable housing sites at 1924 and 1930 Euclid Street, 1753 18th Street, and 1754 19th Street was formally approve...
Posted Jun. 1, 2011, 3:17 am
Santa Monica City officials, delighted residents, and property management agent Real Estate Consulting and Services gathered to celebrate the repla...
Posted May. 9, 2011, 10:26 am
The 18th Annual Venice Garden Tour brought in people from all over on Saturday afternoon. The tour featured 31 homes and gardens that were m...
Posted May. 6, 2011, 2:45 pm
The 8th annual Alt Build Expo raided the Civic Auditorium on Friday afternoon. The Expo brings in businesses who specialize in green living....
Posted May. 4, 2011, 2:57 am
This weekend 30 enchanting homes and gardens will be open to the public for the 18th annual
Posted Apr. 26, 2011, 12:15 am
The Santa Monica Planning Commission directed staff to determine whether certain changes were accounted for before making a statement of official a...