Maureen Bradford retiring after 38 years with SMMUSD

On her first day as a first-grade teacher, Maureen Bradford probably didn't know she was starting a 38-year stint with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. But when she attended the education board's meeting Tuesday, she couldn't help but come to terms with the reality that a career that began in 1976 is coming to an... Read more →


SMC hosting Community Education open houses

SMC Community Education is pleased to hold its first-ever series of open houses Jan. 26-30. Attendees will have a chance to receive a 15-percent discount on all classes less than $100, enter a drawing for a free class and receive a surprise gift. The open houses, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, will also give attendees a chance to meet... Read more →


World War II pilot, 91, taking flight of a lifetime

He's spent thousands of hours in scores of aircraft during his 91 years on Earth, but Jule Lamm has never been as excited for a flight as he is for the one he'll take Sunday. A longtime Santa Monica resident and area optometrist, Lamm steered several kinds of transport planes as a pilot during World War II. He flew his own Cessna 182 on... Read more →


Local girl named to national leadership council

Santa Monica student Zoe Parcells has been selected to join the Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership council for 2015. Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute's global environmental and humanitarian youth program and Parcells was one of 36 individuals named to the leadership group. She is a sophomore at Santa Monica High... Read more →

City Council

Agensys development out of compliance again

One company is out of compliance with its agreement with City Hall for the second year in a row. Agensys, which works to develop new cancer therapies, has too many commuters driving to its 1800 Stewart St. campus, according to a recent report from City Hall. Last year, Agensys was the only development whose agreement with City Hall was... Read more →


Input wanted on Reed Park improvements 

Community members are invited to participate in redesigning the Reed Park lawn by dropping by an interactive open house workshop Saturday, Jan. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. In this final phase of improvements for Reed Park, the 1-acre lawn will be redesigned to better connect with the rest of this active park. Public input is needed to ensure... Read more →


SMC board officers elected

Rob Rader has been elected Chair and Dr. Louise Jaffe Vice Chair of the Santa Monica Community College District Board of Trustees for 2015. Rader succeeds Dr. Susan Aminoff and Jaffe succeeds Rader. This is the second time Rader is serving as chair, having previously held the post in 2008. Rader was elected to the Board of Trustees in... Read more →



Bachelor’s degree approved at Santa Monica College

Santa Monica College has received initial approval to develop a four-year bachelor's degree in interaction design. The California Community Colleges Board of Governors made the announcement Jan. 20, and SMC is one of 15 community colleges given permission to pursue a four-year program. “These colleges are embarking on a new mission for... Read more →