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Propeller engine planes sit just off the runway at Santa Monica Airport.

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Santa Monica Airport Lease Debate Fuels Up For A Fight

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.

Latest Santa Monica Airport news.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Anti-Airport Activists Footed With $31,525 Anti-SLAPP Legal Bill

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.

Latest Santa Monica Airport news.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

AOPA Objects To Santa Monica's Claim Over Airport In Federal Appeals Case

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.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Smo

Santa Monica Airport Assn. Teams With Firefighters To Promote Toy Drive

Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:35 am

Every year, fire departments all across Southern California collect toys to distribute to needy boys and girls.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Smo

Election 2014: Santa Monica Voters Pass Measure LC, Defeat Measure D

Posted Nov. 5, 2014, 2:30 am

In a step that could move Santa Monica Airport closer to closure, voters agreed to allow the City Council to make decisions regarding the fate of the airfield and rejected an effort by aviation groups to require a public vote on any effort to shutter the facility or restrict aviation activity.

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City Hall Seeks Competing SMO Voter Initiative

Posted Jun. 27, 2014, 12:00 am

The Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved a direction on Tuesday to find some sort of middle ground with a ballot measure that could compete with another initiative aiming to limit the elected panel’s powers on airport issues.

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Residocracy Declines To Endorse Airport Initiative

Posted May. 31, 2014, 12:31 am

The Santa Monica residents group, Residocracy, is withholding support of a petition regarding the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) being circulated by aviation interests.

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SMO Now Subject Of Lawsuit, Petition, and Initiative

Posted May. 16, 2014, 8:29 am

The future use Santa Monica Airport is being subject to lawsuits, initiatives, and potential ballot measures.

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Santa Monica Airport 3rd Annual Open House Set For September 21

Posted Aug. 27, 2013, 9:14 am

Santa Monica Airport’s (SMO) third annual Open House will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 12-5 pm.

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Authorities Identify The Two People Killed In Mid-Air Cessna Crash Last Monday

Posted May. 8, 2013, 10:04 am

Two Cessna 172s that departed Santa Monica Airport 13 minutes apart Monday, April 29 crashed into each other mid-flight above the Santa Monica Mountains, killing the pilot and passenger in one of the planes.

Santa Monica Airport's tower has been identified as a possible closure.

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Santa Monica Airport Tower May Be Shut Down By Feds

Posted Mar. 1, 2013, 6:42 am

With nearly $600 million in budget cuts pending due to this week’s sequestration in Washington, D.C., the air traffic control tower at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) may be shut down, according to a letter issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The third phase of the Airport Visioning Process for Santa Monica Airport was approved by City Council on Tuesday night.

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Santa Monica Airport Visioning Process Enters Its Third Phase

Posted May. 11, 2012, 1:37 am

The future of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) may have caused a polarizing rift amongst the region’s residents, but the City Council hopes to find som...

Santa Monica Airport (SMO).

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Airport Commission, Residents Explore SMO Visioning Process

Posted Apr. 27, 2012, 12:50 am

Amidst all the discussion of whether Santa Monica Airport (SMO) should remain open after City Hall’s three-decade agreement with the Federal Avia...

Santa Monica Airport Commission Chair Richard Brown died on April 20 while attending a conference in Kentucky. He was 70.

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Airport Commissioner Richard Brown Dead

Posted Apr. 24, 2012, 12:42 am

A Santa Monica civic servant has died, it was announced on Monday, as E. Richard Brown, chair of the Santa Monica Airport Commission, succumbed to ...

SurfAir will not be commencing its private aviation service out of SMO this summer, opting to fly out of another Southern California airport instead.

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Surf Air To Catch Wave Out Of Santa Monica Airport

Posted Apr. 20, 2012, 1:51 am

The fun was over before it really ever started - at least for those special few who could afford the monthly fees to fly Surf Air in and out of San...

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