Oil documentary to be held at Aero Theatre

Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability & the Environment along with American Cinematheque and Sustainable Works present "PUMP!" The film, showing at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from Standard Oil's illegal tactics... Read more →


Vote for Santa Monica’s ‘Most Loved’ businesses

Who do you love? The City of Santa Monica, in partnership with the Buy Local Santa Monica Committee, the Santa Monica Daily Press and local businesses, is pleased to announce the launch of the second annual Most Loved Santa Monica contest, which is currently in full swing. Residents, businesses and visitors are encouraged to vote for their... Read more →


SMMUSD holding webinar on school services

The third in a series of webinars hosted by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District on the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. The topics that will be discussed for this webinar are school site conditions for learning and student achievement. The district encourages parents,... Read more →


Bike, pedestrian safety enforcement planned

The Santa Monica Police Department will step up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations on Monday, Feb. 16, and Friday, Feb. 20, with focused enforcement on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The department has mapped out locations over the past five years where pedestrian and bike... Read more →


SMC foster youth program receives $40,000 grant

Santa Monica College's Guardian Scholars program has been awarded a grant of $40,000 by the S. Mark Taper Foundation. SMC established Guardian Scholars in 2013 with start-up funding from the Angell Foundation to ensure that foster youth enrolled at the college have access to services and resources to help them reach their educational and... Read more →


At inaugural read-aloud, Olympic students find their voices

The mic was waiting for Colette Caughey, but she needed more time. One of her Olympic High School classmates had just delivered an emotional narrative at the Streetcraft LA workshop on Main Street, where students shared their creative writing at a read-aloud session Wednesday evening. “I can't always remember the details of her face... Read more →

City Council

Santa Monica noise ordinance amended

After complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union, City Council voted to alter its noise ordinance Tuesday night. In July, after a person was cited under the previous noise ordinance while protesting at a hotel, the ACLU sent City Hall a letter asking that three sections of the ordinance be addressed. The changes eliminate... Read more →

City Council

Council selects ‘Breeze’ as bikeshare name

The bikeshare naming process was a breeze. In less than five minutes, City Council decided on “Breeze” for the name of its $5.6 million, 500-bike system. Bikeshares allow riders to check-out bikes from one station and drop them off at any other station in the city. Names have not always come easy in Santa Monica. During the... Read more →



Farmers Market seeks community feedback

The Sunday Farmers Market wants residents to connect, or at least place, the dots for the future of the event. Attendees at the Feb. 15 market will have the opportunity to participate in a resident feedback project that will help staff develop educational and entertainment programs at the Main Street location. There will be five easels... Read more →