City taking part in Fair Housing Month

The Santa Monica City Attorney's Consumer Protection Unit has announced a comprehensive month-long campaign for the month of April to increase community awareness of the fair housing laws and to help eliminate housing discrimination in the City. April is National Fair Housing Month and 2015 is the 47th Anniversary of the 1968 Fair Housing... Read more →


WISE & Healthy Aging to host ‘Celebration of Caring’

WISE & Healthy Aging has announced that area professionals, caregivers and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of Southland seniors will be honored at the organization's annual Celebration of Caring event, held at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey on Saturday, April 18. A highlight of the Celebration of Caring event will be the... Read more →


Tongva Park kicks off second season of programming

Following its successful inaugural season, Tongva Park presents an exciting second season of cultural programming beginning with a Bollywood-style community dance class. On Wednesday, April 22, from 7:30 - 9 p.m., the community is invited to join an energetic, colorful and free dance lesson inspired by the classical and contemporary dance... Read more →


Santa Monica, Culver City collaborate for ‘repair cafe’

What do you do with a dress that has a tear? With a toaster that no longer works? Or, a knife that has lost its sharp edge? Toss it? No way!  The Cities of Culver City and Santa Monica, in collaboration with Transition Culver City and Our Time Bank have organized the first Westside Regional Repair Café on Saturday, April 18, from noon to 4... Read more →


Santa Monica History Museum to feature Aero Theatre exhibit

The Santa Monica History Museum is participating in the year-long celebration of the Aero Theatre 75th anniversary with a tribute exhibition coordinated by exhibit designer Sue Slutzky. The exhibit will run from April 15 through May 27 at the museum (1350 7th St.). Memorable moments/snippets throughout the Aero's history will be... Read more →


Santa Monica fire chief leaving post, moving to Murrieta

Santa Monica Fire Chief Scott Ferguson has announced his pending resignation from SMFD to take a position with the Murrieta Fire Department. Ferguson, whose last day in Santa Monica will be May 10, said the change was prompted by a desire to balance his working responsibilities with the needs of his family. “As to why leave, quite... Read more →

City Council


Residocracy e-petition challenges zoning ordinance

The group that spearheaded a successful referendum last year is gearing up for another. Residocracy, which opposed the Hines development project, is asking residents to sign a petition in opposition to the updated Zoning Ordinance as it's currently proposed to City Council. The Zoning Ordinance update (ZOU), which will dictate land-uses... Read more →


Tongva Park receives national design award

On March 31, the Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square project was honored with a National Achievement Award for Urban Design from the American Planning Association. The project was one of 12 National Achievement Award and 17 Planning Excellence Award designees out of hundreds of submissions recognized on the national stage. This award comes in... Read more →


SMC scholarships fund study-abroad trips

The Santa Monica College Foundation has announced that 10 students in the Winter 2015 SMC Study Abroad Program were awarded $500 grants to help with the costs of their travel to study in South Africa thanks to the generosity of Mark and Lani Verge. The Verges have established the Art Verge Study Abroad Scholarship Fund at SMC. “These... Read more →