City Council

Rent board split on water fee pass-through

The Rent Control Board wants landlords to prove they’re doing everything they can to save water before allowing any penalties to be passed along to tenants. When City Council approved penalties for water wasters — penalties that will show up on water bills later this year — they left it up to the board to decide how to handle... Read more →


World sounds to be featured in Orchestra Santa Monica concert

For its third concert of the season, “Border Crossings,” Orchestra Santa Monica reaches across borders and around the world bringing exciting and colorful orchestral pieces to Santa Monica. Chen Yi, one of the most important Chinese composers who came of age during the Cultural Revolution and pursued composition studies in the U.S., fuses... Read more →


Santa Monican to compete on Wheel of Fortune

Eric White of Santa Monica will be a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" on Friday, April 17. He is a real estate agent who enjoys table tennis and paintball in his free time. White hopes to use his winnings to travel the world. A huge fan of “Wheel,” he has been watching every day for the past 7 years. White applied to be a contestant... Read more →


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 →