Crossroads students named to Philharmonic program

Two Santa Monica high school juniors from Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Luca Mendoza and Ethan Treiman, have been named to the class of 2015-2017 esteemed LA Philharmonic Composer Fellowship Program, a multi-year program that offers four select high school composers consistent, intense focus on the process and production of music... Read more →


Volunteer pilots provide free flights to 39 local youth

Three times a year, the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA¬†Chapter #11) invites local organizations to participate in Young Eagles Day by registering interested youth ages 8 - 17-years-old for a first flight in a small airplane. Kids are taken on a 20-minute flight to allow them to see their local area from a... Read more →



Concerns over classroom temps heat up

With warm temperatures persisting in Southern California at the start of the school year, local students and teachers have complained about heat in their classrooms as the Santa Monica-Malibu school district attempts to provide relief. The issue was raised at the Board of Education meeting earlier this month by Sarah Braff, president of the... Read more →


Bike-Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations with focused enforcement efforts on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The police department identifies locations where pedestrian and bike collisions are prevalent, along with the violations that... Read more →


Affordable Housing discussion

The City of Santa Monica Housing Commission invites the Santa Monica Community to its next two meetings: 1) The regular monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015 2) A special meeting from 10:30 to 1:30 on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Both meetings will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Santa Monica Main Library,... Read more →

City Council


Council supports labeling of gas pumps

The City of Santa Monica wants you to know that gasoline causes climate change and it wants you to hear that message every time you hit the pump. City Council reaffirmed support for mandatory labeling on gas pumps at their Sept. 8 meeting despite a staff report that said such action would likely be ineffective, potentially costly and... Read more →


Santa Monica garden morphing into monarch waystation

In an effort to save the monarch butterfly population and raise awareness of the protracted decline of the species, the City of Santa Monica is working to turn one of its community gardens into a welcoming habitat. City representatives and many of the local residents with plots at the Main Street garden are planting several different kinds... Read more →


Gunfire startles Main Street residents

Police arrested a man on Main Street this weekend after he drunkenly fired a gun into the air. According to police, Andrew Conway discharged a gun six times while standing in the alley behind 2908 Main St. at 2 a.m. on Sept. 12. Police said there are several multi-story apartment buildings adjacent to the area and at the time of the... Read more →


Minor Decoy Operation

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) 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... Read more →


SMC and SMMUSD governing boards to hold special joint meeting

The governing boards of the Santa Monica Community College District (SMCCD) and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) will hold a special joint meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 17 in the Board Room at the SMMUSD headquarters, 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica. This meeting, the first of its kind in recent decades,... Read more →