News

Officials ease food truck enforcement

DOWNTOWN — Under pressure from an association of food truck owners, City Hall has backed away from its policy of requiring mobile vendors to move to a new location every 30 minutes when parked on a public street, much to the chagrin of some Downtown business owners. The 30-minute rule, intended to prevent vendors from occupying prime... Read more →

Airport

Pollution study underway at SMO

SMO — The four-day closure of the Santa Monica Airport this week for runway maintenance was more than a welcome respite from fly-over noise for neighboring residents — it was also a chance for scientists to take baseline air quality measurements that could result in a better understanding of the airport’s pollution... Read more →

Crime

Sock it to ya’

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. Sunday, Sept. 19, at 4:36 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the 2200 block of Wilshire Boulevard (Whole Foods) regarding an assault with a... Read more →

News

Search on for new director at SM Pier

SM PIER — The search is on to find a new leader for the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corp., the organization that oversees the 101-year-old coastal landmark. Current PRC Executive Director Ben Franz-Knight is leaving the job Oct. 8 to take a position heading Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market after a 7-year stint as the top... Read more →

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Malibu parents submit charter school application

MALIBU — A coalition of Malibu parents and teachers submitted an application on Monday to turn Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School into a charter campus — just the second such move in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District history. The district has two months to review the application and present it to the... Read more →

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Meet the City Council candidates: Kevin McKeown

Editor's note: Santa Monicans have critical decisions to make come November when they will be asked to cast votes for candidates running for the City Council, SMMUSD school board, the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees and the Rent Control Board. To help make those decisions easier, the Daily Press created a questionnaire that asks... Read more →

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Meet the City Council candidates: Pam O’Connor

Editor's note: Santa Monicans have critical decisions to make come November when they will be asked to cast votes for candidates running for the City Council, SMMUSD school board, the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees and the Rent Control Board. To help make those decisions easier, the Daily Press created a questionnaire that asks... Read more →

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Meet the City Council candidates: Terence Later

Editor's note: Santa Monicans have critical decisions to make come November when they will be asked to cast votes for candidates running for the City Council, SMMUSD school board, the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees and the Rent Control Board. To help make those decisions easier, the Daily Press created a questionnaire that asks... Read more →

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City makes grade in sustainability

MAIN LIBRARY — If it was your teenager’s high school report card, you’d probably feel like saying, “I can tell you’ve been working really hard. But let’s talk about those test scores ... .” On its “Sustainability Report Card” — City Hall’s assessment of steps taken to improve... Read more →

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Meet the City Council candidates: Daniel Cody

Editor’s note: Santa Monicans have critical decisions to make come November when they will be asked to cast votes for candidates running for the City Council, SMMUSD school board, the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees and the Rent Control Board. To help make those decisions easier, the Daily Press created a questionnaire that asks... Read more →

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Meet the City Council candidates: Jerry Rubin

Editor’s note: Santa Monicans have critical decisions to make come November when they will be asked to cast votes for candidates running for the City Council, SMMUSD school board, the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees and the Rent Control Board. To help make those decisions easier, the Daily Press created a questionnaire that asks... Read more →

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Meet the City Council candidates: Ted Winterer

Editor’s note: Santa Monicans have critical decisions to make come November when they will be asked to cast votes for candidates running for the City Council, SMMUSD school board, the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees and the Rent Control Board. To help make those decisions easier, the Daily Press created a questionnaire that asks... Read more →

City Council

Officials solve AZ boycott headache

CITY HALL — Santa Monica officials on Tuesday said they’ve found a solution to the City Council’s Arizona boycott dilemma. After passing a ban in May on doing business with Arizona companies because of that state’s controversial illegal immigration policy, the council last month was faced with a tough decision when... Read more →

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Pugh + Scarpa announce split

BERGAMOT STATION — After a 22-year partnership, the founders of noted Santa Monica architecture firm Pugh + Scarpa, which this year won the prestigious AIA Firm Award, have decided to go their separate ways. Headed by Gwynne Pugh, who also sits on City Hall’s Planning Commission, and Lawrence Scarpa, the firm, formed in 1991, was... Read more →

Briefs

Sustainability around town

City Hall is celebrating the 16th anniversary of its Sustainability City Plan all week with a series of free events taking place in various locations. From Sept. 20-25, participating restaurants and retailers will also be offering discounts and freebies for shoppers using reusable bags or food containers. The “Buy Local. Be... Read more →