SMC offers local students priority enrollment

Santa Monica College will offer priority enrollment to students who live in the SMC district and/or students that graduated from a school within the district. According to SMC, the program is the first phase of a Santa Monica College Promise program, with a planned launch date of fall 2017, to help students reduce the expenses related to... Read more →


Opera at the Beach—Santa Monica Pier

Opera at the Beach—Santa Monica Pier For detailed information about the Santa Monica Pier simulcast, please visit Amenities at the Santa Monica Pier include The Wine Terrace, presented by Los Angeles magazine. For one low price, visitors to The Wine Terrace can sample wines from a number of vineyards. The... Read more →


SMC tribute to film legends

Santa Monica College will host a tribute to renowned film legends Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, and Stanley Donen at 6 p.m. Oct. 15. The tribute includes a free screening of the classic film “Singin’ in the Rain.” SMC Film Studies professor Josh Kanin and SMC Dance Department chair Judith Douglas will provide a brief... Read more →


SMC students bolster SMMUSD anti-bullying efforts

On a recent afternoon, student-athletes from Santa Monica College had a specific mission as they arrived at John Adams Middle School for lunch. Andy Naidu, a pre-med student and men’s soccer player, sat at a table and watched as one youngster flipped a water bottle. Nearby, basketball players Isaiah Ajiboye and Jhamad Norwood interacted... Read more →


KBUG: Week of October 10, 2016

Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of October 10, the contractor will continue restoration work on manholes at the following locations (California Avenue at 1st Court, Virginia Avenue at 22nd Street & Cloverfield, Bay Street & 3rd, Wilshire Pl. S. and 23rd Court, California Avenue and 17th Court, Highland Ave. and... Read more →



Santa Monica Elections Don’t Come Cheap (As of October 5, 2016) By Laurence Eubank, Santa Monica Transparency Project Member With the November 2016 election still a month away, five City Council Candidates of the ten running have raised about $115,000 ($97,000 in monetary donations and $18,000 in loans) with a PAC primarily funded... Read more →


Local woman, 108, lived a ‘very full’ life

She didn’t drink or smoke and, even though she lived in Southern California for much of her life, she never drove. But she put remarkable mileage on her body’s odometer. Virginia Davis died Sept. 29 at the age of 108, a few weeks shy of her 109th birthday. The longtime Santa Monica resident will be cremated and her ashes will be... Read more →


City soliciting climate action presentations

Citywide Pecha Kucha was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds for a total of 6 min and 40 sec. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Anyone that lives or... Read more →


SMC Awarded $6 Million Grant

Santa Monica College The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Santa Monica College (SMC) a five-year grant totaling nearly $6 million to expand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs at the college. The grant will support the activities of the SMC STEM Learning and Leadership Innovation Center to increase the... Read more →


Star Wars Reads

Read more, you must! Children and their families are invited to celebrate all things Star Wars and the joy of reading on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. Star Wars Reads will include a book reading, crafts, games, refreshments, giveaways, and more. All activities will... Read more →


PYFC brings FlowMotion to Santa Monica

The first Friday of every month Pico Youth & Family Center is hosting, Flowmotion, a performance event that uses hip-hop culture to provide local youth with a safe, welcoming outlet. PYFC continues to work with many schools around Santa Monica, helping the youth stay out of trouble. The center provides children and young adults with... Read more →