Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 9:09 am
As the date for Santa Monica City Council to discuss the future of leases at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) fast approaches, anti-aviation proponents have began re-mobilizing the ranks in an effort to eventually cease airport operations altogether. Airport tenants are also preparing for battle in a push to save their businesses.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 9:06 am
A Santa Monica-based group of anti-airport activists have been left to personally foot the legal bill of failed lawsuits against the filers of Measure D on the November 2014 election ballot and the City of Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 9:03 am
The sprawling “circus” of individual exotic animal handlers that can be found near the Santa Monica Pier entrance in Palisades Park have been told to pack up and leave permanently after an ordinance to ban them from exhibiting their snakes, reptiles, birds, and non-human primates was passed Tuesday – despite pleas from animal handlers for the City to work with them on finding middle ground.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 9:01 am
Concept design on the interim use of the future Colorado/4th Street and Colorado/17th Street light rail station sites were approved by Santa Monica City Council Tuesday, with work expected to start in the near future.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:53 am
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women, will present an International Women’s Day breakfast in honor of Women’s History Month on Monday.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:50 am
First I would like to say how excited and proud I am to be part of the Santa Monica Sister Cities Association (SMSCA), and how honored I am to have been chosen to lead the organization going forward this coming year.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:44 am
New West Symphony continues its 20th anniversary season theme of “Breaking New Sound” with performances of two works new to the Symphony’s repertoire, including a performance in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:37 am
There are few people in this world as well traveled, well informed, and as brave as Steve McAndrew. As the head of emergency operations for the International Federation of the Red Cross, he works globally on all sorts of projects. When he’s not out in the field, which he is 50 to 75 percent of his year, he’s mentoring, training, and working on policy development. Lately he’s been in Sierra Leone, in the middle of the biggest Ebola outbreak the world has yet to see.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:12 am
All westbound lanes of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in Santa Monica and northbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway were temporarily closed this morning for a death investigation.
Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 2:47 pm
Local social media website MyLife.com has agreed to a court judgment under which it will pay $800,000 in penalties, plus $250,000 in refunds to customers, according to the Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office.
Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 2:40 pm
The final stretch of Pacific Coast Highway north of Malibu that was closed in early December due to storm-driven mud and rock slides will reopen tomorrow, clearing the path for motorists traveling between Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 1:55 pm
Two Los Angeles men on parole aged in their mid-20s were arrested on Tuesday evening not long after they broke into a Santa Monica home that was wired with motion sensor surveillance cameras that instantly alerted the homeowner’s smart phone.
Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 8:48 am
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County recorded its largest daily increase since Oct. 6, 2012, today, rising 8 cents to $3.245, its highest amount since Nov. 10.
Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 8:30 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District honored 17 teachers on Feb. 19 who have received certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for the 2014-15 academic year.
Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 8:23 am
Santa Monica residents will face a nine percent price hike in their water bills from March 1, with a possible nine percent increase each year, for five years.
Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 8:14 am
The family of a woman who died after undergoing multiple procedures at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with a medical scope blamed for spreading a superbug sued the manufacturer of the device Wednesday.
Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 8:09 am
Bail was set at $10,000 after a 19-year-old homeless man stole a cell phone from the Sears department store in Santa Monica on Saturday, Feb. 14. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out at 12:55 pm to investigate a report of theft at the Sears at 302 Colorado Ave.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 3:32 pm
A former teacher at an exclusive high school for girls pleaded not guilty today to felony sex charges stemming from his alleged relationship with a 16-year-old student.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 10:58 am
Recent changes in parking enforcements along Olympic Drive between Main and Fourth streets in Santa Monica are seeing a number of cars towed away each afternoon.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:36 am
Providence Saint John's Health Center was named Tuesday among the nation’s top 50 hospitals, the only California hospital and one of just 11 nationwide to receive the distinction every year since it was initiated in 2007.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:34 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is inviting all parents to participate in a 10-minute online Homework Survey now available on the SMMUSD website at http://bit.ly/17hKs2d.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:27 am
The Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB) has been recognized with a prestigious Platinum Adrian Award for "Leadership in Sustainable Tourism" at the 58th Annual Adrian Awards, the largest and most prestigious travel marketing competition globally.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:21 am
Lindsay Lohan was ordered today to perform 125 additional hours of community service as part of her probation stemming from a 2012 crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, after the prosecution objected to some of the work for which the actress had been credited.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:01 am
During the past few weeks, the Santa Monica Police Department has reported a spike in catalytic converter thefts within the city limits as well as in adjacent neighborhoods.
Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 8:58 am
A skateboarding homeless man was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 14, after officers observed the 20-year-old trying to break into a parked car.