News

Development slowing down

DOWNTOWN — The once pervasive sounds of drilling, sawing and hammering are quieting. In a city where residents frequently complain about the amount of construction activity and waged an unsuccesful campaign to restrict development, the recession is pulling the plug on many projects. The number of applications requesting new... Read more →

Crime

Going the wrong way

Crime Watch is a weekly series culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Wednesday, April 29, at 11:55 p.m., A Santa Monica police officer in a marked vehicle was parked along the curb at the corner of Pico Boulevard and... Read more →

Briefs

Applicants for oversight committee needed

Santa Monica College is accepting applications for fill three volunteer positions on its Citizens Bond Oversight committee, which oversees the use of funds raised by bonds passed by Santa Monicans to improve the college. Those chosen will oversee funds from Measure U, a $160 million bond passed in 2002, Measure S, a $135 million bond passed... Read more →

News

Partying with a purpose

CLOVER PARK — Residents will be asked to “revel with a cause” this Saturday at the 18th Annual Santa Monica Festival, one of the city’s largest gatherings in which people of all ages and backgrounds celebrate the rich cultural history of the city by the sea, its businesses and the environment with the goal of inspiring... Read more →

News

Point Dume school goes solar

MALIBU — With proceeds from a lemonade stand, students at Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School are reducing their carbon footprint by going solar. Students contributed $300 toward the purchase of 33 solar panels, which have been installed at one of the Malibu campus’ buildings, making Point Dume, a member of the Santa... Read more →

Environment

Green is an expensive designation

DOWNTOWN — There’s the cost of going green, and then there’s the cost of letting everyone know about it. One of the largest local developers of affordable housing, Community Corporation of Santa Monica owns approximately 80 properties in the city, a combination of apartment rehabilitation and newly constructed complexes.... Read more →

News

SMC to reduce course offerings

PICO BLVD — While the economic downturn is forcing an upturn in enrollment at Santa Monica College, it’s also cutting into the number of available classes to those new students. After eliminating about 193 sections — or about 6 percent — from its course offerings in the spring semester, administrators with SMC said... Read more →

Briefs

There is such a thing as a free lunch

Concerned about people on fixed incomes and their ability to make ends meet during the economic downturn, WISE & Healthy Aging is offering free, nutritional lunches at five locations across the city for those who are 60 years of age or older and for those with disabilities. The lunches are served each weekday. “Good nutrition is... Read more →

Briefs

Coming in first

Over 130 entries were received, more than 4,000 people voted, and now Rachel Malovany has been declared the winner of the 2009 Twilight Dance Series Poster Contest. Her winning poster entitled “100 Years of Memories” features a photo collage depicting various images of the Santa Monica Pier with a background of wooden planks and... Read more →

Environment

Leaf blower enforcement upsets some SM residents

CITYWIDE — Using a leaf blower within the city limits has been off limits since 1991, but a daytime walk through most neighborhoods would seem to suggest otherwise, and some residents are steamed. “You can walk around Santa Monica on any day of the week and see people using leaf blowers,” said one resident who lives near... Read more →