Eight SMC spring concerts announced

The Santa Monica College Music Department will present eight spring concerts in May in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica). The concerts include an SMC Symphony performance, a joint SMC Opera Theatre-SMC Chamber Choir production of Purcell's “Dido and Aeneas,”... Read more →


Santa Monica libraries seek public input

Santa Monica Public Library is envisioning the future of the organization through the process of strategic planning.  A major focus of this effort is to solicit input from the Santa Monica community in order to ensure that the Library's newly formed plan will meet the needs of the community it serves. As part of these efforts, during the... Read more →


Broadway housing complex earns architecture award

A Santa Monica apartment complex that was designed by a local firm recently received a national architecture award for its emphasis on sustainability. The 33-unit affordable housing development at 2602 Broadway was recognized by the American Institute of Architects for numerous features that aim to reduce environmental impact while... Read more →


More tech upgrades approved by SMMUSD board

Voter-backed technology and infrastructure improvements continue rolling out across the Santa Monica-Malibu school district. The Board of Education recently approved up to $825,091 for wireless access points, telephone and other technological infrastructure. It’s anticipated that installation will begin in the fall of the upcoming school... Read more →


SMC Emeritus College celebrating 40th anniversary

Santa Monica College's Emeritus College is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with events ranging from an open house and art exhibition and reception, to a silent benefit and a special tribute to Retired Emeritus College Associate Dean Maggie Hall. “Throughout the past four decades, Emeritus College has survived and thrived because of the... Read more →


Workshop series tackles racial justice

Organizers say old-style racism may be dead — or at least too embarrassing to confess to — but a new ideology has arisen to take its place. The function of this new ideology is to justify the racially unequal and inequitable status quo. Dr. Robert Gordh will dissect this misleading new set of rationalizations at the May 3 workshop... Read more →

City Council

Council pushes to honor war hero at Expo station

Supporters of Joe Gandara are making up for lost time. City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to send a letter to the Metro Board requesting that an Expo Light Rail station be dedicated in honor of the World War II hero and Pico Neighborhood resident who was originally passed over for a Medal of Honor because of his Mexican... Read more →


Memorial service to honor fallen public safety officers

The Santa Monica police and fire departments are inviting residents to participate in a memorial ceremony to honor the fallen police officers and firefighters. The annual event will be held on May 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the Memorial Plaza of the Public Safety Facility located at 333 Olympic Drive. “City Hall's flag will be flying at... Read more →


Santa Monica names interim fire chief

Dennis Downs has been appointed by Interim City Manager Elaine Polachek to serve as Interim Fire Chief of the Santa Monica Fire Department. Downs, a retired fire chief and veteran firefighter, comes to Santa Monica with more than 37 years of public safety experience. His background includes the areas of administration, emergency disaster... Read more →


Santa Monica hosting climate action forum

Climate Action Santa Monica is arranging the first opportunity for people to attend a public forum on Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and learn how Santa Monica in combination with other cities is working toward creating a new power authority. The new authority will ensure power in Santa Monica is mostly or all renewable at a price... Read more →