Election 2014: The next county supervisor is …

File photo The Santa Monica Daily Press sent candidates for Supervisor, Congress and State Senate a list of four questions. Each candidate had up to 800 words to use as they saw fit answering some or all of the questions. We will print their responses, starting with Supervisor candidates over the next few days. Responses have been edited... Read more →



Council preview: Hazards, trains and automobile parking

Work continues on the Expo Light Rail Line. (Daniel Archuleta) CITY HALL — Talk surrounding the incoming Expo Light Rail is sounding more active. Tonight City Council will discuss plans for controlling traffic around rail line. Once complete, likely in early 2016, Expo will make three stops in Santa Monica, connecting the city by the... Read more →

City Council

$1.77M consent covers seismic upgrades, HVAC

Editor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing series that tracks the city’s expenditures appearing on upcoming Santa Monica City Council consent agendas. Consent agenda items are routinely passed by the City Council with little or no discussion from elected officials or the public. However, many of the items have been part of public... Read more →


Crime Watch

Crime Watch is a weekly series culled from the reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Tuesday, May 20 Officers responded to a transient loitering in front of a women’s restroom, blocking the entrance at 1803 Lincoln Blvd. at 7:50... Read more →


News Briefs

New board members The Santa Monica History Museum has announced the addition of three new board members to its board of directors. The new members are Rob Schwenker, Vice President of Business Operations of Santa Monica Daily Press. He is an active member of Santa Monica and strongly believes in giving back to the community. Rob is a... Read more →


Santa Monica honors its fallen

Designer Danny Welch surveys the progress of a new war memorial at Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday. The memorial will be unveiled today during the cemetery's annual Memorial Day Observance. (Daniel Archuleta WOODLAWN CEMETERY — Santa Monica opens its newest war memorial at the Woodlawn Cemetery Monday. At 11 a.m.,... Read more →


Showstopping start to the Broad’s next season

BROAD STAGE — To hear the applause, cheers and accolades from the audience the announcement of the Broad Stage's 2014/15 season was as popular and exciting a show as any of the acts scheduled to perform. Organizers unveiled 31 different acts scheduled for next season during an evening event on May 22. The calendar spans the performance... Read more →

City Council

City Hall gives go-ahead on pot initiative

CITYWIDE - What do a local medical marijuana advocate and the most vocal opponent of medical marijuana on City Council have in common? They both dislike a ballot initiative that would allow and regulate two pot shops in the city. On Wednesday David Welch, an attorney who represents caregivers and patients in the medical marijuana... Read more →


Changes afoot

As a rule of thumb, people don't like change. We know this better than most at a paper as even the slightest disruption to a well-established morning routine can trigger an avalanche of angry letters. So suffers of metathesiophobia be forewarned, changes are coming to the paper. Some of these changes are more like new features; they won't... Read more →