Briefs

Taking sustainability to the Web

City Hall has unveiled a new Web site aimed at fostering a greater understanding of what it means to live a sustainable lifestyle. The Web site, www.sustainablesm.org, is the latest creation from the Office of Sustainability and the Environment. It will provide information on important city services, programs, and resources for individuals... Read more →

City Council

Council moves maintenance yard plan forward

CITY HALL — A new proposal to move a planned rail maintenance yard further away from homes in the Pico Neighborhood will go onto the next phase of evaluation, disappointing some nearby residents who said the alternative doesn’t go far enough. The City Council on Tuesday authorized its staff to continue exploring a recently... Read more →

Briefs

On the lookout

Drivers better pay close attention to pedestrians this Thursday. The Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit will be out in full force that day, paying additional attention to the many crosswalks and intersections. Officers want to remind pedestrians to use caution when approaching intersections and crosswalks. All... Read more →

News

Dine out to fight breast cancer

OCEAN AVENUE — Eating at some of Santa Monica’s best restaurants can now also help in the fight against breast cancer. The Los Angeles County affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is hosting the first annual Dine Out for the Cure today, with restaurants donating 10 percent of their proceeds toward the cause. “This event... Read more →

News

Beach House heats up

SM BEACH — Under the late morning sun, a man and his young daughter stand in line at the Annenberg Community Beach House, waiting to pay the price of admission to enjoy a day by the pool. They were teased in the meantime by the sounds of children splashing and laughing nearby, and the sights of wet haired little ones exiting the... Read more →

Briefs

Beating the heat

With temperatures soaring to near triple-digit territory in Southern California and rising above normal on the Westside, emergency physicians at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital encourage residents to take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses. Dr. Wally Ghurabi, medical director of... Read more →

News

Free ‘toy-rary’ opens at Upward Bound House

WILMONT — The staff of Upward Bound House would like nothing more than to lose their jobs — because that would mean homelessness and the many problems it causes have been eliminated. As it stands, though, they have a months-long waiting list of families hoping to obtain housing, classes, and other services offered by the agency.... Read more →

Homelessness

ACLU files suit against City Hall for homeless

CITY HALL — There was a 56-year-old woman who once lived on the streets of Santa Monica, suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and claiming she sees spaceships coming for her nightly, the same ones that murdered her parents and sister. Homeless and surviving on Social Security checks, the woman relocated to Venice after she was... Read more →

News

Proposing a new plan for Expo maintenance yard

DOWNTOWN — More than four months after the City Council rebuked a proposal to place a rail maintenance yard within earshot of residences, officials will return tonight with a different set of plans to create a sound buffer mixed-use development between the facility and homes. The Exposition Construction Authority is proposing to... Read more →

News

Tide to only run on weekends

CITY HALL — Hoping to save money while the struggling Tide Ride undergoes a makeover, Big Blue Bus officials are proposing to eliminate weekday service on the lowest performing line in the public transit system. The City Council tonight will be asked to limit the Tide to weekend hours starting Sept. 8, saving the agency about... Read more →