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Posted Dec. 31, 1970, 4:00 pm

Australian tourist Morgan Lane (left) holds James Patrick’s snake Prada next to the entry to the Santa Monica Pier.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Santa Monica Bans Exotic Animal Handlers From Palisades Park

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.

'Brock on your Block' host Phil Brock talks about a potential ban on exotic animals at Palisades Park.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Palisades Park, Brock On Your Block

Brock On Your Block: Exotic Animal Ban Looms At Santa Monica Pier Entrance

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.

Fit4mom fitness operator Raisa Lilling is pleased with minimal changes to the constraints of operating training sessions at Palisades Park were minimal, including a decision to not increase current rates.

News, City Council, Fitness, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Outdoor Fitness Operators Catch A Break From Possible Rate Hike

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.

This 18′ high art deco sculpture by Eugene Morahan is located on the bluff at the foot of Wilshire Blvd. It is a statue of Saint Monica, for whom the city of Santa Monica was named. It was built in 1934 with funding from the Public Works of Art Project.

News, Santa Monica, History, Palisades Park

Saint Monica Statue In Palisades Park Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary

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.

Santa Monica, Events, Palisades Park, Lyme Disease

Lyme Walk & Rally To Be Held At 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...

The Santa Monica Close­up Photography Workshop is a three-week photo class led by Photojournalist Fabian Lewkowicz.

News, Santa Monica, Photography, Palisades Park

Special Olympics Athletes Take Part In Santa Monica Photography Workshop

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.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Santa Monica Tree Rededication This Wednesday In Palisades Park

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.

City Council, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Fitness, Palisades Park

Four Neighborhood Groups: Ban All Commercial Fitness Activity In Palisades Park

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.

The Santa Monica City Council voted to introduce a one-year pilot program for commercial fitness operators who use the City’s parks to conduct their training sessions.

City Council, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Fitness, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Outdoor Fitness Coalition: Palisades Park Flat-Fee Higher Than Ever Suggested

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.

City Council members will deliberate Tuesday an ordinance to allow private fitness trainers to offer camps or classes in public parks or beaches if they pay a fee and maintain a permit.

News, City Council, Fitness, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Outdoor Fitness Ordinance On Santa Monica City Council Docket Tuesday

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.

Friends of Palisades Park offers a new compromise for City Council's consideration relating to fitness classes in the park.

City Council, Opinion, Fitness, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Will Restoration Efforts Endure At Palisades Park If City Permits Boot Camps?

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?

Learn Hobbies At 1450 Ocean.

Seven Days, Senior, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Enjoy Arts & Crafts Throughout September In Palisades Park

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.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Make Music Los Angeles – Santa Monica This Friday, June 21 At Palisades Park

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.

Learn Hobbies At 1450 Ocean.

Senior, Santa Monica, Palisades Park

Learn Hobbies At Santa Monica's 1450 Ocean Complex 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.

Palisades Park.

Opinion, Santa Monica, Susan Cloke, Palisades Park

Parks and the Santa Monica City Council

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.

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