News

More than 19,000 signatures gathered to support term limits

Advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall Monday to submit signatures in support of their effort to establish term limits for City Council. With petitions arriving up to the deadline, supporters said they had gathered more than 19,000 signatures in support of the proposal. If passed by voters in November, the measure would limit... Read more →

News

George Stevens Jr. adds history to the film academy library

American Film Institute founder and Kennedy Center Honors creator George Stevens Jr. is adding another chapter to film history by donating hundreds of items spanning five generations of his family to film academy's Margaret Herrick Library and its archive. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that Stevens Jr. will be... Read more →

Briefs

US Postal Service issuing scratch-and-sniff stamps

Letter writers will soon be able to express their sentiments in words and smells. The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that it will soon issue its first scratch-and-sniff stamps. The stamps feature illustrations of ice pops. The agency says the stamps will "add the sweet scent of summer" to letters. The 20 stamps depict watercolor... Read more →

News

Overnight PCH closures through Friday

Lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway will be closed in the coming week as workers paint new lane markers between Santa Monica and Malibu. The California Department of Transportation announced the work Monday saying one lane in each direction will be closed through Friday, May 25. Closures will run along the 26-mile stretch of road from the... Read more →

Briefs

USC sued over clinic gynecologist accused of misconduct

Four former University of Southern California students have sued the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who they accuse of sexual battery and sexual harassment. The civil lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles alleges Dr. George Tyndall forced the plaintiffs to strip naked and groped them under the guise of medical treatment for his sexual... Read more →

Briefs

Consumer Reports won’t recommend Tesla’s Model 3

Long emergency stopping distances, difficult-to-use controls and a harsh ride stopped Tesla's Model 3 electric car from getting a recommended buy rating from Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports says the car has exhilarating acceleration and handling. But testers were troubled by its 152-foot average stopping distance from 60 miles per hour... Read more →

News

Los Angeles for tourists: Hollywood, beaches and pot?

Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting tourists as well as locals, with tours, shops, lodging and ads. "Just seconds from LAX," says an ad for the MedMen chain. Yep, there are chains of marijuana stores here. And there are cannabis bus tours, too, like Green Line Trips, with stops... Read more →

Briefs

LA police car crashes during pursuit of stolen truck

A pursuit of a stolen U-Haul truck ended with the crash of a Los Angeles police car. The chase began before 4 a.m. Monday in the San Fernando Valley. The pursuing police car then crashed with two other vehicles. The stolen U-Haul was found abandoned a short time later and officers set up a perimeter and searched for the... Read more →

News

Commissioners applaud big changes coming to 17th Street

Students and teachers who use the Expo Line to commute to Santa Monica College will likely love the planned changes heading to 17th Street as the City looks to add a protected bike lane, more lighting, curb extensions and other improvements for carless commuters. The only problem - many students will have already received their diplomas by... Read more →

News

KBUG

Week of May 21, 2018   Street Lighting Modernization Program For the week of May 21, construction will take place throughout the project area bounded by Pico Blvd to the north, Ocean Park Blvd to the south, Lincoln Blvd to the west, and 16th St to the east. Parking on streets within the project area may be temporarily impacted.... Read more →

News

Council to review annual budget report

The state of Santa Monica’s local economy remains strong, but shows signs the growth of recent years may be tapering off, according to a new analysis from the City’s Finance Department.   The City’s General Fund forecast shows modest revenue growth amid a changing retail landscape and decreased demand for parking. Average annual... Read more →

Briefs

Step Up To Honor Actress Regina Hall At Inspiration Awards

Mentorship nonprofit Step Up announced today that it will honor actress and activist Regina Hall at their annual Inspiration Awards presented by The Coach Foundation on June 1 in Beverly Hills. The star-studded charity luncheon will benefit Step Up’s confidence building programs, and recognize Hall and Step Up teen Vivi for their commitment... Read more →

News

Social Justice Action Plan seeing immediate results in SMMUSD

Implementation of the Santa Monica Malibu School District’s Social Justice Action Plan is enjoying a seamless transition with staff, students, and board members enthused by results thus far. “When we talk about 21st-century learning, this is what we’re talking about,” Ralph Mechur enthusiastically said following the presentation.... Read more →