Himmelrich leads cash race with $90K loan to self

CITYWIDE — Candidates are collecting cash and loaning to themselves in large numbers in advance of the November election. City Council candidates were required to file their campaign finance disclosure statements by Monday and city officials have been posting them online throughout the week. Planning Commissioner Sue Himmelrich has loaned... Read more →



Edison heat problems won’t be solved quickly

EDISON - Santa Monica students and teachers are longing for a cool sea breeze. New solar chimneys at Edison Language Academy are doing what they were designed to do, according to school officials, but classrooms are still hitting temperatures in the mid-80 degrees. “I visited my son's classroom and 9 a.m. in the morning it was already 82... Read more →



ProCon quiz links voters and candidates

THE NEWSROOM - Calling all undecided voters (and staunchly decided voters willing to test their faiths)! The Daily Press has partnered with ProCon.org to create a quiz that shows voters which candidates they share the most ideals with. It can be taken here: localelections.procon.org City Council candidates were asked 15 yes or no questions... Read more →


Expo construction at 70 percent

CITYWIDE — Temperatures spiked into the 90s this past weekend, and while the October heat wave did nothing to help the current drought, the dry skies have kept construction of Phase Two of the Expo line from Culver City to Santa Monica on track. Gaby Collins, Exposition Construction Authority government and community relations manager,... Read more →


Santa Monica brothers kickstart BagTowel

CITYWIDE — Mat MacDonell and his younger brother JP started the blog Urban Barrels to share their love of surfing, posting photos of people under wave-like “barrels” found outside the ocean — rock walls, bus stops or curving palm trees. Now, after a successful Kickstarter campaign this summer, the Santa Monica pair has raised... Read more →