SMMEF fundraiser off to strong start

Hoping for a fast start to its annual fundraiser, the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation ramped up its outreach efforts at the start of the school year. And the results have been promising, executive director Linda Greenberg said. The Santa Monica-Malibu school district's nonprofit fundraising arm has made encouraging strides in the... Read more →


Tsunami advisory includes Santa Monica

A tsunami advisory took effect Thursday for Santa Monica beaches and a large swath of the Southern California coastline following a pair of high-magnitude earthquakes in Chile. Santa Monica emergency management officials, local lifeguards and other authorities across Los Angeles County were monitoring coastal waters and urging local... Read more →


Beloved auto repair shop closing after 93 years

Beneath a clear covering on the front desk at Santa Monica Radiator are dozens of cards and notes from customers thanking the business owners and staff for their extensive knowledge, unwavering dedication and friendly service. But very soon, those and hundreds of other customers will have to find another auto repair shop. After 93 years,... Read more →


A ‘sweet sixteen’ fit for a foodie

The famed fig tree inside the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows can expect a larger crowd than usual congregating under its branches this Sunday night, as Angeleno's 13th Annual Live & Dine LA guests will be noshing on ceviche, gazpacho and spit-roasted lamb during a night celebrating all the best the Los Angeles food scene has to... Read more →

City Council

Activists consider anti-development ballot measure

Residocracy, the group that spearheaded a voter referendum against what was then the Hines Project, has posted a new e-petition online to see if there is enough support for a ballot initiative that would limit development in Santa Monica. Based on the description online, a potential ballot initiative would require voter approval for... Read more →


SMMUSD, SMC boards to hold joint meeting

The Santa Monica-Malibu school district and Santa Monica College have worked together for years on a variety of education initiatives, but the partnership will enter unusual territory Thursday night when the two governing boards hold a joint meeting. College readiness and dual enrollment are among the topics for discussion at the meeting,... Read more →


Crossroads students named to Philharmonic program

Two Santa Monica high school juniors from Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Luca Mendoza and Ethan Treiman, have been named to the class of 2015-2017 esteemed LA Philharmonic Composer Fellowship Program, a multi-year program that offers four select high school composers consistent, intense focus on the process and production of music... Read more →


Volunteer pilots provide free flights to 39 local youth

Three times a year, the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA Chapter #11) invites local organizations to participate in Young Eagles Day by registering interested youth ages 8 - 17-years-old for a first flight in a small airplane. Kids are taken on a 20-minute flight to allow them to see their local area from a... Read more →



Concerns over classroom temps heat up

With warm temperatures persisting in Southern California at the start of the school year, local students and teachers have complained about heat in their classrooms as the Santa Monica-Malibu school district attempts to provide relief. The issue was raised at the Board of Education meeting earlier this month by Sarah Braff, president of the... Read more →


Bike-Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations with focused enforcement efforts on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The police department identifies locations where pedestrian and bike collisions are prevalent, along with the violations that... Read more →