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Bloom’s sugar tax bill fails in committee

Legislation that would impose a fee on distributors of sugary drinks and create a dedicated revenue source to address the alarming health impacts of childhood obesity, diabetes and heart disease failed the Assembly Health Committee today by four votes. The Legislation, AB 1357, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) and... Read more →

Transportation

Expo light rail facing construction delays

You might have noticed trains testing along the second phase of the Expo Light Rail (though not in Santa Monica), but the construction process has fallen behind schedule. Despite the delays, Expo officials are “cautiously optimistic” that the trains will be moving passengers by March of April of next year. “Right now, as far as... Read more →

Airport

Santa Monica Airport emission standards to be reviewed

City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to have city attorneys review ways to control emissions at Santa Monica Airport. “We know that in recent years, epidemiological evidence of the effects of air pollution has increased our knowledge about the types and opportunities to control emissions so in addition we have seen numerous studies and... Read more →

News

Santa Monica High student Leo Castillo remembered

In the breezeway between Santa Monica High School’s administration building and cafeteria was a poster where students could reflect and write messages. At the family’s home, a framed photo of a smiling teenager was surrounded by flowers, candles and Sour Patch Kids candy. The memorials arose as friends, relatives and loved ones this... Read more →

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Free programming at Tongva Park in May

Tongva Park continues its second season of free cultural and eclectic programming this month with an enchanting Tongva After Dark evening of Gypsy and Eastern European musicians and singers, followed by a Family Saturday presenting a hula hoop fitness concert for all ages. On Wednesday, May 13, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., the community is... Read more →

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Full Circle Venice launches yoga program

Full Circle Venice (FCV) is a community-based arts and spirituality center two blocks from the beach in Venice. It the only place in Los Angeles where individuals can roll out their yoga mats to practice in a 110-year-old temple space. FCV launched its Movement Program on March 28 with a gathering that welcomed more than 100 members of the... Read more →

City Council

City software tops $6.9M consent calendar

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 →

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Santa Monica College showcases student photography

Santa Monica College presents the 36th Annual SMC Student Photography Exhibit May 14-27 in two locations: the SMC Photography Gallery and SMC's Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery. The free exhibition showcases outstanding imagery by students in the SMC Photography Department. A gallery gala will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday,... Read more →

Briefs

City Yards open house set for May 16

Do you ever wonder who landscapes the City of Santa Monica parks, sweeps the streets, supplies the city with fresh, clean water, or picks up the trash and recycling each week? These and many other important jobs are done by the City of Santa Monica Public Work Department employees, who in celebration of National Public Works Week invite the... Read more →