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COAST Open Streets

News, Santa Monica, Conservancy, Coast

Conservancy Tours featured during COAST Open Streets

Posted May. 25, 2016, 3:01 pm

COAST Open Streets will continue its celebration of the opening of the Expo line from Culver City to Santa Monica by offering free tours at Ocean Park of the Preservation Resource Center located at 2520 2nd Street on Sunday June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gabaldon Day Celebration

News, Santa Monica, Conservancy, Gabaldon

Santa Monica Conservancy celebrates 5th Annual Nick Gabaldon Day

Posted May. 25, 2016, 2:59 pm

The Santa Monica Conservancy will join Heal the Bay, the Black Surfers Collective, the Surf Bus Foundation and other groups to celebrate the life and legacy of Nack Gabaldon, Santa Monica Bay’s first documented surfer of African and Mexican American descent, Saturday June 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Inkwell, Tower 20.

Bergamot Station Celebration

News, Metro, Bergamot

Bergamot Station Party Welcomes Expo (VIDEO)

Posted May. 25, 2016, 1:30 pm

Expo Party time! The station at 26th street and Bergamot, which is connected to the Bergamot Station group of art galleries, was lively with locals giddy to be able to ride the new train.

Phil and Vic

News, Metro, Byob

Brock on Your Block: Phil Talks With Vic Simons on Balancing Transport

Posted May. 25, 2016, 1:28 pm

Phil interviews Vic Simons, Lead Contributor to Tramways & Urban Transit Magazine in the UK, to learn his observations of our new Expo Line. Then he takes a train trip to have a quick lunch at Mel's Fish Shack, a block from the Farmdale station on the Expo Line.

Invite obtained the LA Times

News, Politics, Trump

Donald Trump to Hold Santa Monica Fundraiser Tonight, Media Reports

Posted May. 25, 2016, 8:37 am

Republican candidate Donald Trump is holding a fundraiser this evening in Santa Monica starting at $25,000 a seat, according to media reports.

Bernie Sanders

News, Bernie Sanders, Hill

Feel the Bern at SaMoHi Tonight - Traffic Advisory Issued as Thousands Expected to Attend

Posted May. 23, 2016, 1:33 pm

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, will hold a rally tonight at SaMoHi, with Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scheduled to hold two Los Angeles-area campaign fundraisers today. Santa Monica City has issued a traffic advisory to avoid the surrounding area.

Santa Monica Bay Red Cross Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers and 100 years of Red Cross in LA

News, Red Cross, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Bay Red Cross Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers and 100 years of Red Cross in LA

Posted May. 23, 2016, 12:39 pm

Santa Monica Bay Red Cross Chapter celebrated 100 years of the organization in Los Angeles with a vibrant night of art and music at Bergamot Station.


News, Santa Monica, Expo, Francie Stefan

We Talk With the City's Mobility Manager About Expo (VIDEO)

Posted May. 23, 2016, 11:56 am

Metro’s Expo Line into Santa Monica Opened Friday - Francie Stefan, Mobility Manager with the City of Santa Monica spoke with The Mirror about Accessibility Options.

Metro line Santa Monica

News, Metro

Meet Metro Monday at 6am at the Downtown Santa Monica Station

Posted May. 22, 2016, 10:20 am

Metro Chief Communications Officer Pauletta Tonilas will be at the Expo Line’s Downtown Santa Monica Station at 6 a.m. Monday, May 23, to thank commuters for using the new rail extension.

Food Drive

News, Santa Monica, Flair Cleaners

Food Drive at Dry Cleaners to Help Westside Food Bank

Posted May. 19, 2016, 12:25 pm

Flair Cleaners Santa Monica is hosting a Flair Cares Spring Food Drive until May 31, benefiting the Westside Food Bank.

Landmark House

News, Santa Monica, Second Street

Landmark Victorian Home on 2nd Restored and on the Market

Posted May. 18, 2016, 3:07 pm

One of three remaining cottages, of an original seven, that made up the Santa Monica Turn-of-the-Century Thematic District has just been restored by the city and developer.

Phil with Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker.

News, Metro, Byob, Byon

Brock on Your Block: Riding the Metro with Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, LA Country Metro

Posted May. 18, 2016, 1:59 pm

Phil rides the Expo VIP Press Train with Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Member of the Board of Directors of the LA County Metro.


News, Santa Monica, Pch, Traffic

Congestion Leaves Commuters Questioning Traffic Notification System

Posted May. 18, 2016, 1:20 pm

A two-lane closure left only one lane open yesterday on the southbound PCH beginning south of Santa Monica Canyon up to the California Incline.

Celebration TAP Card

News, Tap, Bogo

TAP and BBB Buy One Get One - on Now!

Posted May. 16, 2016, 5:23 pm

For a limited time, buy one Big Blue Bus pass, and get a second pass for free (aka BOGO) and add Stored Value on a TAP card and get up to $20 free. Wheeeee!

Phil with Councilmember Mike Bonin

News, Mike Bonin, Brock

Expo is a Coming - Phil Brock Checks in with LA City Councilmember Mike Bonin

Posted May. 16, 2016, 1:39 pm

Phil has a conversation with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin about issues that jointly affect both Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

WSCCOG Chair Kevin McKeown with Executive Director Cecilia Estolano

News, Santa Monica, Kevin Mckeown

Santa Monica City Councilmember Kevin McKeown Elected Chair of Westside Cities Council of Governments

Posted May. 16, 2016, 1:07 pm

Santa Monica City Councilmember and former Mayor Kevin McKeown has been elected Chair of the Westside Cities Council of Governments (Westside Cities COG), a multi-jurisdictional body that addresses regional issues including traffic, transit, social services, and sustainability.

Parking structure at Expo Sepulveda.

News, Santa Monica, Metro, Mewtro

Need Metro Expo Line Parking? You Can Buy Your Spot! Sunday

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:34 pm

A total of 221 Metro Expo Line parking spots will be up for sale Sunday morning, enabling early-morning commuters a guaranteed place to park at three Expo stations.

Daily Dues to Double at Civic

News, Santa Monica, Parking, Civic

Daily Parking Dues to Double at Santa Monica Civic

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:32 pm

In light of the opening of the Expo line and the very real possibility that many commuters may need somewhere to park their cars before boarding the train, Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday to up the parking prices at a range of parking lots across the City, with the Civic Center lot hit the hardest.

Samohi Program Finishes Festival on a High Note.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

All That Jazz - Samohi Program Finishes Festival on a High Note

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:30 pm

The Santa Monica High School Jazz program put on award-winning performances at the Westlake High School Jazz Festival Saturday, May 7.

500 Broadway Edges Forward

News, Santa Monica, 500 Broadway

500 Broadway Edges Forward

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:28 pm

The hotly-contested 500 Broadway mixed-use development was back before Santa Monica City Council Tuesday evening, with the project set to soon be on its way to the Architectural Review Board (ARB).

Snapchat’s SMO Move Approved

News, Santa Monica, Snapchat

Snapchat’s SMO Move Approved

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:13 pm

The familiar ghost, to anyone under the age of 21, is one of the world’s hottest tech brands, and it’s been given the go-ahead to call Santa Monica Airport home.

Brock on Your Block

News, Metro, Expo, Phil Brock

Brock on Your Block: Phil Meets up with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Expo

Posted May. 12, 2016, 12:49 pm

Phil gets on-board Expo and speaks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about the opening of our new Metro line to Santa Monica.

Metro line Santa Monica

News, Metro, Collision

Breaking: Train vs. Car Collision on Lincoln and Colorado

Posted May. 12, 2016, 8:14 am

At approximately 7:30pm last night the Santa Monica Fire Department received word of a train vs. car collision at the intersection of Lincoln and Colorado Blvd.

On the senate floor

News, Santa Monica, Ben Allen

California Legislature Declares May ‘Travel and Tourism Month’

Posted May. 11, 2016, 1:54 pm

Visit California, a nonprofit statewide organization that promotes California on behalf of the state’s tourism industry, announced today that both houses of the Legislature passed a resolution declaring May 2016 and every May thereafter as California Travel and Tourism Month.


News, Santa Monica, Things To Do, Pacific Park

Pacific Park Spotlights 20 Years On: 20 Gondolas For 20th Birthday Celebration

Posted May. 6, 2016, 1:18 pm

In honor of Pacific Park’s 20th Birthday, each evening beginning Friday, May 6, Pacific Park will illuminate one of the Ferris wheel’s 20 gondolas with the respective year to spotlight a Park milestone, starting with 1996

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