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 →


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 →


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 →


WISE & Healthy Aging to host ‘Celebration of Caring’

WISE & Healthy Aging has announced that area professionals, caregivers and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of Southland seniors will be honored at the organization's annual Celebration of Caring event, held at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey on Saturday, April 18. A highlight of the Celebration of Caring event will be the... Read more →


Tongva Park kicks off second season of programming

Following its successful inaugural season, Tongva Park presents an exciting second season of cultural programming beginning with a Bollywood-style community dance class. On Wednesday, April 22, from 7:30 - 9 p.m., the community is invited to join an energetic, colorful and free dance lesson inspired by the classical and contemporary dance... Read more →


Santa Monica, Culver City collaborate for ‘repair cafe’

What do you do with a dress that has a tear? With a toaster that no longer works? Or, a knife that has lost its sharp edge? Toss it? No way!  The Cities of Culver City and Santa Monica, in collaboration with Transition Culver City and Our Time Bank have organized the first Westside Regional Repair Café on Saturday, April 18, from noon to 4... Read more →


Santa Monica History Museum to feature Aero Theatre exhibit

The Santa Monica History Museum is participating in the year-long celebration of the Aero Theatre 75th anniversary with a tribute exhibition coordinated by exhibit designer Sue Slutzky. The exhibit will run from April 15 through May 27 at the museum (1350 7th St.). Memorable moments/snippets throughout the Aero's history will be... Read more →


Santa Monica fire chief leaving post, moving to Murrieta

Santa Monica Fire Chief Scott Ferguson has announced his pending resignation from SMFD to take a position with the Murrieta Fire Department. Ferguson, whose last day in Santa Monica will be May 10, said the change was prompted by a desire to balance his working responsibilities with the needs of his family. “As to why leave, quite... Read more →

City Council


Residocracy e-petition challenges zoning ordinance

The group that spearheaded a successful referendum last year is gearing up for another. Residocracy, which opposed the Hines development project, is asking residents to sign a petition in opposition to the updated Zoning Ordinance as it's currently proposed to City Council. The Zoning Ordinance update (ZOU), which will dictate land-uses... Read more →