Big Blue Bus now fueled by renewable natural gas

  The City of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus has announced that it has become one of the country's first municipal transit authorities to convert its fleet to renewable natural gas (RNG), rated 90 percent cleaner than diesel and considered the cleanest transportation fuel available. Earlier this year, BBB modified its original agreement... Read more →


Local Democrats to tackle water crisis with panel of experts

The Santa Monica Democratic Club presents an expert panel on the current Statewide Water Crises. Speakers include: Dr. William Selby, Professor of Earth Science at SM College; Amir Agha-Kouchak, Dept. of Environmental Engineering UC Irvine; Tim Molina of the Courage Campaign; Kim O'Cain Santa Monica Office of Sustainability will explain and... Read more →


Jazz on the Lawn series returns to Stewart Street Park

  Santa Monica Cultural Affairs will present the 10th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series this August on Sundays from 5-7 p.m. The fun, family-friendly concerts draw people of all ages who come to dance, picnic, relax and enjoy lively music in the park. Attendees can bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat at one of the food... Read more →


Emeritus College Acting Troupe To Perform July 25

Santa Monica College's Emeritus College Acting Troupe has announced its Summer 2015 Performance at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. The free performance will be held in The Edye at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, located on Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street. Free parking for the performance will be available on the... Read more →


West Los Angeles VA Stakeholder Meetings

Congressman Ted Lieu considers stakeholders' input essential to the success of the West Los Angeles VA Master Plan. In an effort to ensure that all the stakeholders' ideas and concerns are heard, he has arranged for the following meetings. Residents are cordially invited to attend and speak directly to the West Los Angeles VA Team about their... Read more →


Santa Monica police sting targets alcohol sales to minors

  On July 17, officers from the Santa Monica Police Department's Vice Unit conducted an undercover minor decoy operation. The Minor Decoy Program uses supervised individuals under the age of 20, who attempt to purchase alcohol at licensed premises. Any sale of alcohol to a minor decoy subjects the employee and the licensee to criminal... Read more →


Drunken u-turn causes crash

On July 7, at approximately 7:15 p.m. Officers responded to a call of a traffic collision in the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Idaho Avenue. Upon arrival, officers did not see any signs of what appeared to be a collision and contacted dispatch in an attempt to locate the reporting party. Once making contact with the reporting party, she... Read more →


Obstacles to SMMUSD separation examined

After months of study and analysis by a financial oversight committee, separation of the Santa Monica-Malibu school district has been deemed viable. But it's certainly not as simple as splitting the district in two and moving on, a reality that Board of Education members and district officials reiterated to stakeholders during their... Read more →


For SMMUSD grads, an exercise in educational geography

 One of Santa Monica High School's two outgoing valedictorians, Nicholas Charchut, is scheduled to start classes soon at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The other, David Lin, is preparing to study at the California Institute of Technology. Former Santa Monica-Malibu students will indeed represent the school district at... Read more →


Council postpones decision on aviation leases at SMO

SMO Non-aviation tenants and miscellaneous airport users have been granted new leases at the Santa Monica Airport, but the council postponed action on aviation leases pending additional information from city staff. At the July 14 council meeting, staff recommended three-year leases for non-aviation tenants and month-to-month leases for... Read more →


Officials call for more transportation spending

Congressional leaders used Santa Monica's California Incline project as a backdrop while advocating for a long-term reinvestment in American infrastructure last week. Congressman Ted Lieu and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi organized a joint press conference on July 17 to highlight the value of federal investment in infrastructure and... Read more →