Briefs

An art exhibit — at a mattress store

On Saturday, April 18, enjoy an opening reception for “Minor Identity Crisis” at Essentia in Santa Monica. The solo exhibition featuring the work of Gus Harper will debut some 20 works along with an installation. Store owners said Essentia may be mattress store, but it's also an active hub for local community artists. “Essentia is a... Read more →

Environment

State creating earthquake fault maps for Santa Monica

Did you feel that magnitude 3.5 earthquake on Sunday? By this fall, we might know where Santa Monica's fault lines are located. The California Geological Survey (CGS) is in the process of drawing up fault zones for the beachside city. The Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones allow the state to regulate development built near faults.... Read more →

Airport

Mayor willing to meet with FAA about airport

Mayor Kevin McKeown has accepted an offer from Reps. Ted Lieu and Karen Bass to facilitate a meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration. Santa Monica is about to regain control over part of the airport land and the City is exploring option for limiting uses on the site. Many residents are deeply opposed to continued operations at the... Read more →

Briefs

Library talk to discuss death, dying

Join organizers on April 18, at 2 p.m., when Registered Nurse Laurel Lewis discusses Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Death and Dying in Main Library's MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Death has been a taboo subject in our society for far too long. In this program, Lewis removes the confusion, fear and denial that most... Read more →

Briefs

Pier aquarium celebrating Earth Day

Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium has a day's worth of fun, educational activities planned to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 18. All who participate in a beach cleanup first are rewarded with free admission for the festivities. The Aquarium's Earth Day celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A presentation in the Dorothy... Read more →

City Council

Zoning issues: Parking, landmarks, existing hotels

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles previewing City Council’s reviewing of the Zoning Ordinance Update. The articles will focus on the issues that city officials have deemed heavily discussed. Tomorrow, City Council will listen to hours of discussion about the proposed Zoning Ordinance, which will dictate land-uses... Read more →

News

A local push for a pillar of hope

The date was April 28, 1942. Arnold Maeda, then a student at Santa Monica High School, reported to the intersection of Lincoln and Venice boulevards and had no idea where he would be taken. Later that day, he arrived at Manzanar. Maeda spent more than 40 months behind the Inyo County detention facility’s barbed wires as tens of... Read more →

Environment

Housing nonprofit curbs water use — and costs

There was too much money going down the drain. About a year and a half ago, the Community Corporation of Santa Monica shelled out more than $2,400 for one month of water and sewer charges at a 32-unit apartment building on 5th Street north of Wilshire Boulevard. The private nonprofit group felt something had to be done to bring down... Read more →

Briefs

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 →