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. 23, 2015, 10:45 am
Santa Monica City Council will discuss an ordinance at its Tuesday, Feb. 24, meeting that would prohibit certain exotic and wild animals of snakes, reptiles, non-human primates and birds at public parks including Palisades Park.
Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 9:21 am
A concerted effort by Santa Monica City staff to raise fees for local outdoor fitness instructors was shut-down by City Council Tuesday, as the majority of council members agreed that such an increase was unnecessary.
Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 9:31 am
The Santa Monica History Museum is sharing a little bit of local history with the 80th anniversary of the Statue of Saint Monica in Palisades Park.
Posted May. 17, 2014, 8:00 am
On the third weekend in May, more than 50 Lyme Disease Awareness Protests will take place in over 20 countries around the world, calling for govern...
Posted Apr. 27, 2014, 8:55 am
Special Olympics Southern California athletes took photos of flowers at Palisades Park during a Santa Monica Close-up special Photography Workshop on Saturday.
Posted Apr. 14, 2014, 9:23 am
Santa Monica Palisades Park presents a Tree Rededication to Late Mayor Ken Edwards at 6 pm this Wednesday, April 16.
Posted Oct. 20, 2013, 6:00 am
Dear City Council, We are writing to express our extreme disappointment with the City Council’s provisional vote last week to adopt an ordinance that would allow commercial fitness instruction, classes and camps in Palisades Park. We regard commercialization of Palisades Park as a betrayal of the public trust.
Posted Oct. 19, 2013, 6:21 am
Dear City Council, The issue of regulating fitness training in Santa Monica city parks has been debated for more than a year, and last week the city council deliberated on an ordinance that would formalize that regulatory and permitting process.
Posted Oct. 7, 2013, 8:59 am
Staying in shape is not always free or cheap. Those providing fitness services within Santa Monica may have to dole out some extra cash if they want to continue providing outdoor fitness classes overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Posted Oct. 5, 2013, 9:43 am
Friends of Palisades Park is delighted with the Landscape Division’s new restoration efforts. But will the restoration be extended to the all degraded parts of the park? And will it last if the city permits 20 new boot camps?
Posted Sep. 15, 2013, 8:30 am
1450 Ocean, the Camera Obscura building in Palisades Park, is offering plenty of arts, crafts, and culture workshops during the rest of September and October.
Posted Jun. 16, 2013, 9:21 am
The City of Santa Monica will partner with Make Music Los Angeles this Friday to join a countywide celebration by hosting musical performances throughout the day in Palisades Park.
Posted Jun. 7, 2013, 8:46 am
In June, you can craft while listening to live music, try your hand at knitted jewelry, hand-crank your way to a new water bottle carrier, transform discards into glamor, learn to Tango, polish your writing and more.
Posted May. 11, 2013, 8:56 am
Santa Monica is having an identity crisis. This city of 80,000 plus residents is internationally known for its ethos, life style, commitment to principles of sustainability and love of art, as much as its beaches and weather.