Roosevelt teacher retiring after 40 years

Angie Snow, a fourth-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School, will be retiring after almost 40 years of instruction, long enough that some of her students are now old enough to be her peers. “My husband has been retired for 20 years,” Snow said. “It is time for me to spend some quality time with him.” Snow never had doubts... Read more →


Santa Monica police conduct alcohol sting

On June 12, the Santa Monica Police Department conducted an undercover minor decoy operation. The program uses supervised individuals under the age of 20 who attempt to purchase alcohol at licensed retail establishments. Any sale of alcohol to a minor decoy by a licensee subjects the employee and the licensee to criminal and administrative... Read more →


League of Women Voters hosts Santa Monica planning seminar

Big changes are coming to Santa Monica, and city planners are working hard to coordinate all the moving pieces. On Saturday, June 20, the City's Director of Planning and Community Development, David Martin, will present an overview of his department's major projects to the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica (LWVSM) and guests. “We... Read more →


Art’s Table to support SMC study-abroad scholarships

Have a special meal this Father's Day weekend and help Santa Monica College students broaden their horizons and learn firsthand what it means to be a global citizen. Art's Table co-owners Mark and Lani Verge are hosting a fundraiser June 19-21 at the restaurant, located at 1002 Montana Ave. Proceeds from a special menu will benefit the Art... Read more →



SMMUSD tabs scholar to address racial issues

One parent recalled her young son coming home and saying he wished he weren’t black. Another parent said her daughter lost her confidence and began questioning her skin color. The anecdotes, delivered at a recent Santa Monica-Malibu school board meeting, accented a troubling portrait of racial disparities in education as district... Read more →


Who will fill the Architectural Review Board vacancy?

To vastly oversimplify things, if City Council is the Major Leagues of reviewing development agreements, then the Planning Commission is Triple-A and the Architectural Review Board is Double-A. The ARB tweaks development agreements, or gives recommendations, very early in the development agreement process and after an agreement has been... Read more →


City of Santa Monica launches weekly news program

"Santa Monica Weekly," the new and improved news show brought to you by CityTV, will premiere on Monday, June 15. Offering expanded coverage of all things Santa Monica that matter most to you, the news team will bring you up to speed on civic affairs, construction, transportation projects and community events. Plus, hosts Veronica Castro and... Read more →


IDEAS conference to unite tech communities

Israeli visionaries are collaborating with California creatives and industry leaders with the goal of exporting the most significant ideas, innovations and cutting edge technologies being developed within Israel’s world class tech hub, Tel Aviv. These already impressive collaborative efforts are soon to be further realized as IDEAS Los... Read more →


Tsang to speak at SMC commencement

Santa Monica College President Dr. Chui L. Tsang — Superintendent of the Santa Monica Community College District — will be the 2015 SMC commencement speaker. SMC's 85th commencement ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at Corsair Field. For the sixth year in a row, the ceremony will also be webcast live and available on... Read more →

City Council

Council begrudgingly approves preferential parking

City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday night to approve preferential parking permits in the neighborhood near Goose Egg Park, but none of the council members was happy about it. The restrictions will allow 2-hour parking from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between Fourth and Seventh streets on Palisades and Alta avenues. The restrictions will also be added... Read more →



Crossroads sculpture bridges art, nature

Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series about the new science complex at Crossroads School. It’s little more than a collection of beams, cables and metallic flaps, but to the Crossroads School community it’s so much more than that. Perched atop the special projects pavilion of the private school’s... Read more →


Oh, the places they’ll go

They donned caps and gowns, walked across the stage and earned their high school diplomas. Now what? The Daily Press caught up with a few newly minted Santa Monica High School graduates to find out about their future plans: To Israel and beyond Emma Wergeles will take a gap year to visit and learn about Israel and Jewish... Read more →