Joseph Cevetello named New Chief Information Officer

City Manager Rick Cole has selected Joseph Cevetello to join his executive team as Chief Information Officer. Cevetello was selected from over 260 applicants in a national search, and comes to the City of Santa Monica with over 20 years of experience in research, creation, and implementation of technology, outreach, and learning. “We... Read more →

City Council

Council backs Los Angeles Olympics bid

The slow crawl towards Santa Monica’s participation in the 2024 Olympic games continued last week with Council approving a pair of letters formalizing the City’s intent to participate as the venue for beach volleyball if Los Angeles is awarded the games. Both letters contain minimum guarantees regarding the city’s involvement but the... Read more →


The transportation revolution has begun

Regional officials gathered last week to announce a new plan to reduce traffic on Los Angeles roads and many details mirror efforts already underway in Santa Monica. On Wednesday, Sept. 14 over thirty people gathered at the J.W. Marriot in Los Angeles to discuss the Los Angeles County Mobility Action Plan developed by the Shared Use... Read more →


Man vandalizes Britannia Pub

On September 4, at about 7:17 a.m. officers responded to a radio call for service at Britannia Pub – 318 Santa Monica Blvd. regarding a vandalism that just occurred. Officers determined several witnesses heard a loud noise and noticed the door to the pub was shattered by a brick. The subject was observed in the immediate area and fled... Read more →


Soundwaves: Just Strings

The Santa Monica Public Library will present the ensemble Just Strings on Wednesday Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. The group consists of guitarist John Schneider, harpist Alison Bjorkedal, and percussionist T.J. Troy. All three are busy professionals in many musical... Read more →


Tongva After Dark: The Wonder Room

Tongva Park continues its third season of cultural programming Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m., with The Wonder Room, an evening of curated performances by an interdisciplinary group of extraordinary artists who will activate the intimate “rooms” of Tongva Park simultaneously. This one-night-only spectacle will include dance... Read more →


Women’s Day Committee plans for another Successful Year

The Women’s Day Committee of the First A.M.E. Church, Santa Monica is busy preparing for their upcoming program “I’d Rather Have Jesus.” Following last year’s outstanding attendance and accolades, this year’s program promises to be an even greater success. The event is scheduled for Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. and will be held in the... Read more →

Santa Monica College

SMC welcomes first bachelor’s degree cohort

It’s official: Santa Monica College has students who are actively pursuing bachelor’s degrees. After months of intensive planning and preparation, the local community college this term launched its inaugural set of upper-division courses as part of the new interaction design pathway. The 21 students who are enrolled in the program... Read more →


Connecting the dots between the street and support

It’s well-known among Santa Monica politicians and community members that homelessness remains a major problem in the city. Local leaders have identified it as a priority issue. Residents see it on a daily basis. So do tourists. The annual count this past January tallied 728 homeless people in Santa Monica, more than half of which were... Read more →


Know Before You Go-Week of September 19

Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of Sept. 19, the contractor will begin restoration work (concrete restoration of alley approach, pavement of trench) on Palisades P. N. between 4th Street and 7th Street. During these operations, the alley will be closed to through traffic, local access only. Should you have any questions,... Read more →


City Council Townhall

The Civic Engagement Committee of the Santa Monica Junior Chamber (Jaycees) will host a free City Council Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club at 1210 4th St in Santa Monica. This meeting will feature a moderated discussion with City Council candidates. The event will also feature... Read more →