Third-graders go plane crazy at Santa Monica Airport

Last week the Museum of Flying and the Santa Monica Airport Association sponsored a field trip for all the third-grade classes at Edison Language Academy. Students toured the Museum of Flying where they discovered SMO's important place in the history of aviation and took a special bus tour of the airport itself. The first stop was the... Read more →


Santa Monica author releases first novel

Unsolicited Press has released Santa Monica resident Steven Charnow's first novel, “Charlie Fig and the Lip.” Set in Brooklyn, 1959, Aaron Lipstein is about to graduate at the top of his high school class, but when his best friend Charlie Figatelli dupes him into searching for Charlie's missing father, Aaron is drawn into a dangerous... Read more →


City women’s commission seeking to fill vacancies

The Commission on the Status of Women is accepting applications for a vacancy position beginning July 1, 2015. Established in 1981, the COSW acts in an advisory role to the City Council on matters pertaining to women and girls in Santa Monica. The Commission meets on the third Wednesday of every month at Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th St.,... Read more →


Santa Monicans pay more for car insurance

California is an expensive place to live, but some residents feel the burden of this more than others when it comes time to pay their car insurance bills. To determine where Californians pay the most for car insurance, personal finance site NerdWallet compared premiums in cities across the state. Santa Monica came in third on the list... Read more →

City Council

Busy night on tap for City Council

Choose wisely, gadflies. There will be many items to choose from on City Council’s agenda Tuesday night. Council will kick the meeting off by introducing new City Manager Rick Cole (and then consider approving his $329,000 annual contract plus benefits). Cole comes to City Hall’s top job by way of Los Angeles, where he serves as... Read more →


LA Marathon honored by Council for Responsible Sport

The Council for Responsible Sport has announced that LA MARATHON LLC has been awarded Silver Level Certification for its work organizing the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon. The marathon earned credit on 36 of the best practice standards offered in the Council's certification program for social and environmental responsibility at sporting... Read more →


Santa Monica student earns language scholarship

Jacob Shima, a sophomore at Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2015-16. Jacob will study Chinese in Zhuhai, China, for the summer. Jacob is one of only 620 competitively selected students from across the United States who will receive a... Read more →


SMMEF named charity partner of Santa Monica Classic

LA MARATHON LLC, host of the Santa Monica Classic, named the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) as the Official Charity Partner of the annual 5K/10K event, held on Sunday, Sept. 13. As official charity partner of the Santa Monica Classic, the SMMEF will benefit by receiving a portion of the event's proceeds while also using... Read more →


Will FAA plan impact flights over Santa Monica?

The Federal Aviation Administration is set to unveil regional air transportation plan this week that could impact flight paths over Santa Monica. The FAA's Southern California Metroplex draft environmental assessment is scheduled to be released on Wednesday and the agency is set to publicly discuss the draft at the Santa Monica Main Public... Read more →