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 →

City Council

Candidate matching survey featured at Squirm Night

CITYWIDE — Voters who need help picking candidates for the upcoming election season will be able to utilize a new matching tool that compares candidate's positions to their own. Santa Monica based ProCon.org, a sponsor of the Santa Monica Daily Press' Squirm Night, is developing an interactive survey that shows voters which candidate... Read more →

Government

Planning Commission to discuss Lincoln’s future

CITY HALL — How do you feel about a dedicated bus lane on Lincoln Boulevard during peak traffic hours? The Planning Commission will sound off on the first stages of a plan to make Lincoln more beautiful and pedestrian-friendly Wednesday night. The Lincoln Neighborhood Corridor Plan is meant to improve the current environment, which,... Read more →

Airport

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Few answers, many lawsuits a year after fatal SMO crash

SMO — On Sept. 29 of last year just after 6 p.m., Mark Benjamin brought his Cessna 525A down for a landing at the Santa Monica Airport. Benjamin and his three passengers, including his son Lucas, Lauren Winkler — Lucas Benjamin’s girlfriend — and Kyla Dupont had left a small airport in Hailey, Idaho about four hours earlier. The... Read more →

News

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Police combat bike thefts

VENICE — Jessica Beeman, a Venice resident, knows she and her mountain bike belong together. After all, in an area where bikes disappear faster than Lance Armstrong's credibility, how else could she account for the recovery of her stolen bike not once, but twice in recent years? The most recent recovery came courtesy of the Santa Monica... Read more →

Crime

PAL employee pleads to taking illegal sexual pics

DOWNTOWN LA — A Santa Monica Police Athletic League employee pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles court on Friday to taking surreptitious sexual pictures without consent, Rob Wilcox, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles City Attorney told the Daily Press. Donald Condon was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department at Dodger Stadium on May... Read more →

News

New options for local church-goers

CITYWIDE Church services are expanding in Santa Monica with new projects focused on alternative ways to bring residents into the fold. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church has added several new services to its weekly schedule and an entirely new church, Resonate, is opening at Bergamot Station. Rev. Eric C. Shafer recently took the helm at Mt. Olive... Read more →