‘Chain Reaction’ may not lose its top

An anti-nuke sculpture on Main Street may not need the intensive testing that was originally planned for it. “Chain Reaction” was on the chopping block last year after city officials determined that the sculpture -- a gift to the city from Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Paul Conrad in the early '90s -- may pose a threat to... Read more →

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City: Afternoon rush hour has improved since 2007

Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles focused on a report released by City Hall's Planning and Community Development Department that updates City Council on the progress and impacts of the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE) which was enacted in 2010. Commuters rejoice, traffic is better now than it was in 2007, at... Read more →


World Surf League opens Santa Monica headquarters

The World Surf League, formerly known as the Association of Surfing Professionals, has opened a new office space on Main Street. The newly renovated former warehouse space has business and creative office space for 50, a fully equipped professional sound stage for its on-site broadcasting of worldwide competitions, a café with beer on... Read more →


Library hosting ‘Mindful Compassion’ workshop

Nicholas Bruss leads "Mindful Compassion," an experiential workshop, on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in Main Library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Self-compassion and compassion for others strengthens community by building human connection. Our common humanity is a core aspect of compassion. This workshop... Read more →


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 →