Education

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Edison heat problems won’t be solved quickly

EDISON - Santa Monica students and teachers are longing for a cool sea breeze. New solar chimneys at Edison Language Academy are doing what they were designed to do, according to school officials, but classrooms are still hitting temperatures in the mid-80 degrees. “I visited my son's classroom and 9 a.m. in the morning it was already 82... Read more →

Politics

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ProCon quiz links voters and candidates

THE NEWSROOM - Calling all undecided voters (and staunchly decided voters willing to test their faiths)! The Daily Press has partnered with ProCon.org to create a quiz that shows voters which candidates they share the most ideals with. It can be taken here: localelections.procon.org City Council candidates were asked 15 yes or no questions... Read more →

Transportation

Expo construction at 70 percent

CITYWIDE — Temperatures spiked into the 90s this past weekend, and while the October heat wave did nothing to help the current drought, the dry skies have kept construction of Phase Two of the Expo line from Culver City to Santa Monica on track. Gaby Collins, Exposition Construction Authority government and community relations manager,... Read more →

News

Santa Monica brothers kickstart BagTowel

CITYWIDE — Mat MacDonell and his younger brother JP started the blog Urban Barrels to share their love of surfing, posting photos of people under wave-like “barrels” found outside the ocean — rock walls, bus stops or curving palm trees. Now, after a successful Kickstarter campaign this summer, the Santa Monica pair has raised... Read more →

Crime

Crime watch: Merchants, cops and security guards attacked

On Sept. 27 at about 7:45 p.m. Officers received a call of a disturbance at DK Donuts on 16th St. and Santa Monica Blvd. When they arrived, they saw a subject pulling on the front doors in an attempt to open it and an employee on the inside attempting to keep the doors closed. The officers questioned all involved parties and discovered the... Read more →

Environment

Heal the Bay names new president

DOWNTOWN — Marking a celebration of its roots, Heal the Bay's board of directors has appointed veteran staffer Alix Hobbs as the environmental organization's new president and chief executive officer. Hobbs, who most recently served as chief operating officer, has a 16-year history with the Santa Monica-based nonprofit. Mentored by Heal... Read more →

Crime

Suspected BMW dealership arsonist arrested

MID-CITY — Police have arrested a man in connection with the Sept. 10 arson at the Santa Monica BMW Dealership. Tyrone Murphy was arrested and charged with arson earlier this week following a lengthy investigation conducted by SMPD arson investigator Detective Robert D'Andrea. The case began at about 10:40 p.m. on Sept. 10. when police... Read more →

Politics

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Residocracy endorses Brock, McKeown, and Himmelrich

Residocracy endorses Brock, McKeown, and Himmelrich By David Mark Simpson Daily Press Staff Writer CITYWIDE - From the folks who brought you the referendum of the Hines development project, here's the latest set of City Council endorsements. About 500 Residocracy members voted to support the Recreation and Parks Chair Phil Brock,... Read more →