Two large developments go before Planning Commission Wednesday

About 200 apartment units working their way through the City planning pipeline will be up for discussion at Wednesday night’s Planning Commission meeting.  NMS Properties, the city’s largest landlord and developer, and its offshoot, WNMS Communities, will present plans for two large mixed-use buildings downtown.  Those developments will... Read more →


Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as "Free Fallin,'" "Refugee" and "American Girl," has died. He was 66. Petty died Monday night at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles a day after he suffered cardiac arrest at his... Read more →


Condemning racism

Condemning racism Editor: Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights condemns the overt bigotry that burst into view with several disturbing events this summer in Santa Monica and the appalling weekend of white-supremacist mayhem in Charlottesville. Such atavistic, primitive hatred has no place in our community nor in our country, built on... Read more →


While patrolling the area of 20th Street and Pico Blvd

On September 21, at about 7:42 p.m. While patrolling the area of 20th Street and Pico Blvd., officers observed a subject riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officers attempted to stop the bicyclist but the subject fled from the officers.  Officers were able to stop the subject in the 1800... Read more →


Street Lighting Modernization Program

Week of September 25, 2017 Street Lighting Modernization Program For the week of September 25, construction will continue throughout the project area, which is bound by 16th Street to the east, Ocean Park Boulevard to the south, Lincoln Boulevard to the west, and Pico Boulevard to the north. There may be sidewalk closures and temporary... Read more →


Airport Advisor plans his departure

  After an eventful year, Santa Monica Airport will see yet another shakeup this month as Nelson Hernandez, Senior Advisor on Airport Affairs, heads into retirement and to Puerto Rico to be with his family. His successor will not hold the job for very long – as the City plans to dissolve the position next summer. Hernandez... Read more →


City moves forward with runway demo plans at SMO

  The City Council has urged Santa Monica’s top engineer to move forward with plans to demolish part of the runway at Santa Monica Airport and replace it with grass. The obliteration of nearly 1,500 feet of runway is an attempt to show aviation groups, homeowners in Sunset Park and voters that the Council is serious about curbing... Read more →


City searching for tree killer

  You may think his (or her) victims were easy prey. Newly planted and naturally silent, the nearly two-dozen trees found broken and decapitated in Santa Monica this week were not very large. But Urban Forest Supervisor Wister Dorta believes someone put a lot of effort into the destruction. The splintered trunks have him... Read more →


On September 12, at about 1:26 a.m.

On September 12, at about 1:26 a.m. While patrolling the 1700 block of Broadway, officer saw a bicyclist on the sidewalk in violation of a municipal code. Officers stopped the bicyclist. As officer walked up to the subject they noticed he was holding a taser. The subject was on parole with active search conditions. A search of the... Read more →


Meeting on aiding the homeless

Ocean Park Blvd. Meeting on aiding the homeless The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is holding a community information session to discuss the current state of homelessness in Los Angeles County, LAHSA’s role, and how to get involved in your area. The session, which begins at 7 p.m., will take place Thursday, September 28, at Mt.... Read more →