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New development measure hinges on Mayor’s vote

Santa Monica’s elected leaders are split over whether the City should place a development-related measure on the November ballot. The proposed measure would require a supermajority vote from the City Council to amend established rules for new construction in Santa Monica. The city’s elected representatives disagree whether a measure would... Read more →

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Rent Control Board caps surcharges

About thirty percent of rent control tenants will see a reduction in surcharges this September when the next general adjustment goes into effect. After months of debate, the Rent Control Board has limited the amount of taxes landlords can pass along to tenants to $35 or four percent of their rent, whichever is lower. “I’m so glad... Read more →

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ClimateFest: Cycling Towards A More Sustainable Santa Monica

In honor of May being Bike Month, the city of Santa Monica and Climate Action Santa Monica are co-hosting an interactive event called ClimateFest this Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m outside the Santa Monica Catholic Church. Before the day kicks off, there will be a bike ride with the Mayor of Santa Monica, Ted Winterer. The ride... Read more →

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Watt family sponsors LA Homelessness Challenge

The Watt Family is awarding a total of $350,000 to implement two winning ideas selected through the LA Homelessness Challenge, a competition to reward scalable service models and game-changing solutions to serve those experiencing homelessness in L.A. County. Los Angeles currently has the largest population of chronically homeless... Read more →

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Letter to the Editor

Re: "BIRD RIDER SUFFERS HEAD TRAUMA, etc" (May 16 SMDP) Your story says: "Shortly after the incident, Bird began sending free helmets to riders who requested one within the app." I made such a request, as soon as I joined my fellow Birds flying down the avenues, bike paths, and sidewalks of Santa Monica. As of yet, I have not received... Read more →

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Celebrate Local Youth Art and Activism

This Saturday afternoon, gather your friends and family to celebrate the richness and diversity of the Pico neighborhood at their semi-annual Pico Block Party under the theme: Empowering Youth Voices at the 18th Street Arts Center. The Pico Block Party series began last year to celebrate the launch of the organization’s online cultural... Read more →

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Former boyfriend of California blast victim arrested

A former boyfriend of a woman killed in a California office building explosion has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an unregistered destructive device, the FBI said Thursday. The arrest of Stephen Beal, 59, followed a search of his Long Beach residence by authorities, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement. He was... Read more →

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Original art sale

Join the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore (AASMMS) in supporting state, local and national parks and beaches of the Santa Monica National Recreation Area on Sunday May 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Calamigos Beach Club Restaurant, 26025 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. All are invited to attend this exciting new art... Read more →

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SMC Stages Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” May 18-27

The Santa Monica College (SMC) Theatre Arts and Music Departments will present "Into the Woods" May 18-27 in the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. The award-winning musical tells the tale of a magical quest to find the elements a childless couple needs to reverse the spells of folklore, myths, and urban... Read more →

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EEEEEATSCON returns this weekend

When food festival EEEEEATSCON came to Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar in 2017, the success left people hungry for more. Now, a year later, the orders will be served and EEEEEATSCON will return to Barker Hangar on May 19. As designed by restaurant review site The Infatuation, EEEEATSCON aims to provide a spirited and diverse... Read more →

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Bird rider suffers head trauma in Wilmont car crash

A Bird rider was sent to the hospital with head trauma Monday after crashing with a car at the corner of 9th Street and Washington Avenue, according to Lt. Saul Rodriguez with the Santa Monica Police Department. Lt. Rodriguez did not have an update on the rider’s condition when he confirmed the incident to the Daily Press Tuesday. Lt.... Read more →

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SMMUSD to refine Master Plan for English Learners

The May 17 meeting of the Santa Monica Malibu School District will focus on curriculum and instruction with several items directly related to classroom activities including plans for English Learners, updates on American Cultures/Ethnic Studies requirements and new classes. The agenda also covers physical improvements to several... Read more →

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Lincoln Middle School celebrates long-awaited track and field

After months of delays, Lincoln Middle School's reconstructed track and field is finally up and running.  In a ribbon cutting ceremony held at Lincoln Middle School (LMS) on Tuesday, May 15, the new track and field was unveiled. Features of the freshly-built track and field include synthetic turf with environmentally-friendly cork infill, a... Read more →