Santa Monica College celebrating Earth Week

A free organic produce giveaway, workshops on making natural sunscreen and building your own bike generator, and a cultural festival and upcycled art show are just a few highlights of Santa Monica College's celebration of Earth Week, to be held April 20-24. The college — considered one of the “greenest” campuses in the state — has... Read more →


An art exhibit — at a mattress store

On Saturday, April 18, enjoy an opening reception for “Minor Identity Crisis” at Essentia in Santa Monica. The solo exhibition featuring the work of Gus Harper will debut some 20 works along with an installation. Store owners said Essentia may be mattress store, but it's also an active hub for local community artists. “Essentia is a... Read more →


State creating earthquake fault maps for Santa Monica

Did you feel that magnitude 3.5 earthquake on Sunday? By this fall, we might know where Santa Monica's fault lines are located. The California Geological Survey (CGS) is in the process of drawing up fault zones for the beachside city. The Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones allow the state to regulate development built near faults.... Read more →


Mayor willing to meet with FAA about airport

Mayor Kevin McKeown has accepted an offer from Reps. Ted Lieu and Karen Bass to facilitate a meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration. Santa Monica is about to regain control over part of the airport land and the City is exploring option for limiting uses on the site. Many residents are deeply opposed to continued operations at the... Read more →


Library talk to discuss death, dying

Join organizers on April 18, at 2 p.m., when Registered Nurse Laurel Lewis discusses Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Death and Dying in Main Library's MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Death has been a taboo subject in our society for far too long. In this program, Lewis removes the confusion, fear and denial that most... Read more →


Pier aquarium celebrating Earth Day

Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium has a day's worth of fun, educational activities planned to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 18. All who participate in a beach cleanup first are rewarded with free admission for the festivities. The Aquarium's Earth Day celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A presentation in the Dorothy... Read more →

City Council

Zoning issues: Parking, landmarks, existing hotels

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles previewing City Council’s reviewing of the Zoning Ordinance Update. The articles will focus on the issues that city officials have deemed heavily discussed. Tomorrow, City Council will listen to hours of discussion about the proposed Zoning Ordinance, which will dictate land-uses... Read more →


A local push for a pillar of hope

The date was April 28, 1942. Arnold Maeda, then a student at Santa Monica High School, reported to the intersection of Lincoln and Venice boulevards and had no idea where he would be taken. Later that day, he arrived at Manzanar. Maeda spent more than 40 months behind the Inyo County detention facility’s barbed wires as tens of... Read more →