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 Jan. 24, 2015, 9:41 am
The City of Santa Monica’s efforts to absolve itself from an agreement with the federal government are obviously intended to restrict or end operations at Santa Monica Airport in violation of longstanding federal law and a specific contract it signed, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) argued in a federal appeals court filing Thursday.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 10:35 am
Newly elected Santa Monica councilwoman Sue Himmelrich discusses development including a general message to developers looking to add to the area, as well as her thoughts on closing the Santa Monica Airport.
Posted Nov. 17, 2014, 9:47 am
Dear Editor, Thank you Santa Monica voters for seeing your way through the thick smoke of deceit blown over the city by the aviation interests' lobby groups. With 60 percent to 40 percent voting against the pro-Santa Monica Airport (SMO) Measure D and in favor of the City's Measure LC, the only thing simmering in smoke now is the more than $750,000 spent trying to fool Santa Monica voters.
Posted Nov. 7, 2014, 6:00 am
The fate of Santa Monica Airport now rests in the hands of Santa Monica City Council following a 59.73 percent poll vote at Tuesday’s election in favor of Measure LC.
Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 8:44 am
A pair of competing measures on the Santa Monica ballot today will ask voters to decide the future of the 227-acre general aviation airport that city officials want closed.
Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:44 am
Dear Editor, The Yes on Measure LC Committee loudly complain that, if voters closed the airport under the terms of Measure D, nothing in that measure directly addresses the development process that would follow.
Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:18 am
Dear Editor, I was born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, the town where the American Revolution began. Maybe it's my attachment to my origins but I can't help but compare the defeat of measure D to Paul Revere's fateful ride and the Old North Bridge where American patriots made their famous stand.
Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 9:45 am
An exhibition titled “Reimagining Santa Monica Airport – Part 1” will be on display for one-night only at a gallery at Bergamot Station this Thursday, Oct. 23.
Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 12:49 pm
The fate of one of the most controversial pieces of land in the city, Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), will be put in voter’s hands this election on Nov. 4. The decision of ownership, development, and control is on the ballot in the forms of competing Measures D and LC.
Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 1:16 pm
The three sons of a passenger killed in a plane crash at Santa Monica Airport last year are suing the county, as well as the cities of Santa Monica and Los Angeles, alleging a hangar into which the aircraft collided was built too close to the runway.
Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 9:09 am
The fate of one of the most controversial pieces of land in the city, Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), will be put in voter’s hands this election on Nov. 4. The decision of ownership, development, and control is on the ballot in the forms of Measures D and LC.
Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:45 am
The Grant PTA will hold a Town Hall-style meeting tonight, Oct. 14 to help the community better understand the two airport ballot measures, "LC" and "D," and to make a recommendation to the wider community that reflects the views of Grant parents on this important issue.
Posted Oct. 12, 2014, 9:23 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs, representing more than 7,000 members, has joined a growing coalition of civic, environmental, and neighborhood groups in opposing Measure D and supporting Measure LC on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 9:54 am
Dear Editor, As a former faculty member in the UCLA School of Public Health and a current Santa Monica resident, I want to share with you why I strongly support Measure LC (“Local Control”) to ensure that Santa Monica voters, not special interests (such as pilots or developers) determine the future of our historic airport.
Posted Oct. 8, 2014, 9:35 am
Dear Editor, Why would anyone vote to disenfranchise themselves? That's what Santa Monica City Council and backers of Measure LC on the local ballot are asking voters to do.
Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:27 am
Dear Editor, As Venice residents of 22 years, we have noticed the increasing invasion, pollution and fear of SMO into our community. There are now six flight schools and the number of huge personal/corporate jets has increased dramatically!
Posted Oct. 5, 2014, 9:15 am
Proponents of Measure LC are hosting a free Santa Monica carnival called "It's Our Land - Come to the Fair” from 2 pm to 4 pm today to gather support for Measure LC.
Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 7:19 am
The Sierra Club has announced its recommendation for voters to support Santa Monica ballot measure LC at the Nov. 4 election that mandates voter approval for any proposed development other than park or open space at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) if the airport closes or if it is decreased in size.
Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:25 am
The parents of a young woman killed in the crash of a small plane at Santa Monica Airport a year ago today are suing the heirs of the pilot of the aircraft, the aircraft's manufacturer and three government entities.
Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 7:38 am
Dear Editor, Santa Monica Airport is more than a historical landmark. It is the first responder for emergencies and life-saving transplants, a place of refuge for all West Los Angeles residents, and currently cuts down on airport noise and pollution, based on current guidelines within Measure D.
Posted Sep. 6, 2014, 9:15 am
Dear Editor, If you knew your trip on a plane was going to inflict a lifetime of suffering onto a child, would you still take that trip? If you knew about the much higher rate of cancer, disease and illness that afflicts thousands of people in the flight paths would you still get on that plane? Does it seem right to say it’s their fault for moving there once you know these residents living near the airport are victims without knowledge of their own risk or options to protect themselves?
Posted Sep. 5, 2014, 10:15 am
Dear Editor, People ask me why I care so much about the future of the Santa Monica Airport, and why I am advocating so fiercely that the land purchased with parkland bond money be restored to being used as parkland.
Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:04 am
A lawsuit filed last week on behalf of those who want Santa Monica Airport (SMO) shut down or limited in its operation was dismissed, meaning a pro-airport ballot initiative will be allowed to be presented to voters in the upcoming Nov. 4 election.