Education

Education forum to focus on literacy

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in collaboration with the Santa Monica-Malibu PTA Council Special Education Committee (SEDAC) and Special Education District Advisory Committee, will hold their third forum to address various issues in the area of Special Education. This year’s fall forum will be held at the John Adams... Read more →

News

Apartment owner sued for discrimination

DOWNTOWN — The owner of a series of conveniently located and high-end apartment buildings in Santa Monica is the subject of a federal lawsuit that raises allegations of discrimination and violations of fair housing laws. Santa Monica Collection and Malibu-based Christina Development Corp. are accused of discriminating against... Read more →

Crime

City Hall still trying to solve paparazzi problem

DOWNTOWN — An effort by city officials to find ways of regulating the paparazzi at a local celebrity-favorite nursery school could be hampered by the constitutional rights of photographers. City Hall is now directing the focus to public safety measures that could improve an ongoing problematic situation at the First Presbyterian... Read more →

News

Whiskey enthusiasts unite at the Civic

CIVIC CENTER — Whiskey lovers from across the globe and right here at home will take over the Santa Monica Civic Center Tuesday for one of the world’s largest brown liquor tastings. Whiskey Live, billed as the whiskey tasting event and sampling event of the year, will feature over 30 exhibitors, each pouring fingers worth of some... Read more →

Environment

Geothermal gains steam

Dear EarthTalk How are heating, cooling and electricity produced by geothermal energy? I don’t understand how it works. Delano Stewart Wyandanch, NY The term “geothermal” is derived from the Greek words for Earth (geo) and heat (therme). In essence geothermal energy is power harnessed from the Earth itself. Heat from the... Read more →

News

Samohi students aim for car-free day

SAMOHI — Students are improving upon a Santa Monica High School bicycling tradition, using the Web and free bikes to spark interest. For several years, the Samohi Bike Coalition and the Samohi Solar Alliance clubs have hosted school-wide bike days every few months. The usual bike days involved a few hundred students using pedal power to... Read more →

Education

School board disagrees over equity fund

SMMUSD HDQTRS — It’s a program that gives both socio-economically disadvantaged and academically struggling students a reason to believe in their future, getting a taste of the college life as a high school student. While there’s unanimous support on the Board of Education for the two-year-old Young Collegians program,... Read more →

News

Setting the right lighting

DOWNTOWN — When City Hall installed thousands of LED lights along Second and Fourth streets, illuminating the collection of ficus trees with greens, blues, purples, reds and yellows, visitors to Downtown almost immediately began voicing their opinions for and against the change. There were those who thought the decorative lighting,... Read more →

City Council

Residents to weigh in on public safety facilities

CITY HALL — After an extensive search for a public safety storage facility to house reserve emergency equipment for the fire and police departments, officials have finally narrowed the list down to about a half dozen locations. Those candidates, which include three in and around the Santa Monica Airport, will be presented to the... Read more →

Briefs

Walk the (art) walk

This Saturday the artists of Pico are putting on a show for you. Sponsored by the city of Santa Monica, the Fourth Annual Pico Boulevard Art Walk and Vintage Auto Show will feature live music, glass-blowing, ceramics, costumes, frame-making, poetry, photography, wood carving, sculpture, jewelry making and more. The event will be held at... Read more →