High surf warning at local beaches

SM BEACH — Larger waves will pound the shores of local beaches and strong rip currents are expected to threaten swimmers starting tonight and last through Friday evening, National Weather Service forecasters said. Gusty winds are also expected to whip across Southern California through at least Friday morning, the result of “a... Read more →



Pilots: Don’t starve us, work with us

CLOSER LOOK: (L-R) Kim and Brian Davidson inspect a plane at their repair shop at SMO. (Daniel Archuleta SMO — Pilots and aviation workers are skeptical of the Airport Commission’s recent recommendation to effectively starve out pilots at the Santa Monica Airport. Last month, the commission voted 4 to 1 to send a... Read more →



How youth are being served post shootings

CITYWIDE — Public youth programs introduced after last year’s violent June in which 7 people were killed are making “positive progress” for entire families but are also facing challenges, according to a recent report from City Hall. One family of 12 was living in a two-bedroom apartment in Santa Monica before the landlord stopped... Read more →


Brief: Council members endorse Lieu for Congress

Three Santa Monica City Council members have announced their support for State Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Santa Monica, who is running to represent the city by the sea in Congress. Kevin McKeown, Ted Winterer and Tony Vazquez are backing Lieu in the race to replace Rep. Henry Waxman, who represented the Westside for 40 years. All three mentioned... Read more →


Brief: Pedestrians beware

Santa Monica Police officers will be on the lookout this month for jaywalkers as part of an overall effort to make streets safer. Each month, the SMPD’s Traffic Enforcement Section focuses on different behaviors that cause the majority of traffic collisions, including talking on cellphones while driving or failing to come to a full stop... Read more →


Historic Shotgun House closer to finding a home

OCEAN PARK — A house isn’t a home if it doesn’t have an address. Officials with the Santa Monica Conservancy hope to finally have a date for when they can move the historic Shotgun House out of storage and into its final resting place, a lot on Norman Place at Second Street. This rendering depicts what the shotgun house may look... Read more →



Airport Commission recommends starving SMO

SMO — Last month a judge tossed City Hall’s lawsuit against the federal government over the future of Santa Monica Airport but advocates say that was just a lost battle in a larger war. One tact, they say, could involve essentially starving the airport of all but the runway. Last week, the Airport Commission voted 4 to 1 to send a... Read more →


SMC’s environmental lecture series kicks off March 4

SMC — Santa Monica College’s Spring 2014 Environmental Issues Lecture Series — covering topics such as zero net energy homes and how to improve the food systems in the community — begins Tuesday, March 4, with “SMC and Sustainable Works Move Us Forward,” a chance to meet Genevieve Bertone and learn from the Sustainable Works... Read more →