Airport

Airport closure remains a top priority for City Hall

  The City of Santa Monica wants to close Santa Monica Airport as soon as legally possible. In a resolution passed Tuesday night, the Council unanimously reiterated their desire to close the facility on or before July 1, 2018. The vote made clear Council’s intentions but authority to implement those desires is in dispute and will... Read more →

Briefs

New juror scam

Officials from the Los Angeles Superior Court recently learned of individuals posing as sheriff’s deputies contacting residents saying they are in contempt of court for missing jury duty and have a warrant for their arrest. The victims are told the only way to clear up the warrant is to pay the bail, in amounts from $2,000-$5,000, and once... Read more →

Briefs

Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation names new president

  Gerun Riley has been named president of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the founders and board vice chairman announced. A longtime employee and confidant of Eli and Edythe Broad, Riley will work closely with Eli Broad to oversee the activities and investments of The Broad Foundation's work in education, scientific and... Read more →

Environment

How janitors in Santa Monica are going green

  By Marina Andalon Daily Press Staff Writer On Aug. 17, the Green Janitor Program graduated 28 janitors at the Water Garden building in Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Business Park had 20 workers certified in 2014 and Kilroy Santa Monica recently had nine employees graduate. The Green Janitor Education Program is an... Read more →

Public

Achievement gap at center of SMMUSD board retreat

  Throughout the last school year, Pedro Noguera took a long look at the Santa Monica-Malibu school district. The education reformist was hired to help close achievement gaps that have persisted along racial and socioeconomic lines, and he found that equity wasn’t enough of a priority — not just in classrooms, but also at the... Read more →

Politics

Election canceled for SMMUSD board seats

The 2016 election for seats on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board will be canceled due to a lack of candidates. Three people, including incumbents, qualified for the race this year and there are three seats available on the board. According to state election code, when the number of candidates is equal to the number of... Read more →

Public

Teacher turnover costly for SMMUSD

  The faculty of the Santa Monica-Malibu school district has changed dramatically entering the 2016-17 school year, a potentially troubling trend in a system where teacher turnover is seen as an obstacle to student achievement. SMMUSD had hired 64 new teachers and still was looking to add about six more as of last week, according... Read more →

Environment

Santa Monica youths take action on climate change

By Marina Andalon Daily Press Staff Writer In surf parlance, the Endless Summer is a utopia of perfect waves and never-ending exploration. However, a real endless summer of drought and escalating temperatures is more hell-like than heaven-sent and locals are doing what they can to protect the former from the latter. Residents formed... Read more →

Crime

Man dumps water on girlfriend, steals her cellphone

On Aug. 11 at approximately 11:55 a.m., a man and his girlfriend were standing at a bus stop in the 1600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard and started arguing because the suspect believed his girlfriend was cheating on him. The suspect became increasingly angry and eventually struck his girlfriend's face with an open-handed palm, which... Read more →

Public

4 key issues facing SMMUSD as 2016-17 begins

Do you know what the Santa Monica-Malibu school district did this past summer? While students have been out of school, traveling, attending camps and pursuing their interests, local education officials have been busy addressing a variety of academic and non-classroom matters in recent months. As the 2016-17 school year begins, the Daily... Read more →

Transportation

Know Before You Go — Week of Aug. 22, 2016

Here are Santa Monica road closures and construction updates for the week of Aug. 22: California Incline Bridge Replacement Project The California Incline will be closed until Summer 2016 while construction crews demolish the existing structure and build the new bridge and roadway. Construction crews are also utilizing the current Incline... Read more →