Briefs: Buffer Park grant and SMC discount

Santa Monica receives a $2.1m “Housing-Related Parks Grant” from the State The City of Santa Monica is committed to preserving existing affordable housing in Santa Monica and creating new housing opportunities for residents with low and moderate incomes. This month, that commitment resulted in over $2 million in grant funding that... Read more →



Endorsements jumpstart cycle of influence

CITY HALL — Santa Monica's election season has had a blisteringly fast start with endorsement piling up long before the nomination period has ended. Several individuals and organizations have issued public endorsements of candidates in the past few days and several candidates said the burst of activity is likely an attempt to influence the... Read more →

City Council

Elevators, sidewalks, and trees in $9.2M consent

Editor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing series that tracks the city’s expenditures appearing on upcoming Santa Monica City Council consent agendas. Consent agenda items are routinely passed by the City Council with little or no discussion from elected officials or the public. However, many of the items have been part of public... Read more →


Attempted kidnapping in Mid-City

MID-CITY — Police are searching for a man who attempted to kidnap a female resident at 2200 Colorado Ave. this evening. The woman was assaulted while walking to her car in the parking garage at 5:45 p.m., the Santa Monica Police Department said in a release. She was able to fight him off and he ran out of view. She described the man as... Read more →



Briefs: New restaurants, BBB, police, and pizza

Ocean Ave. Luxury homes bring in new restaurants Three restaurants have signed up for the newly constructed Ocean Avenue South building located adjacent to Tongva Park. The three dining concepts include Joan's On Third, Hakkasan Group's Searsucker, as well as a Starbucks Evenings concept. Ocean Avenue South comprises two luxury... Read more →



Changing the face of medicine: Carol M. Newton 1925-2014

A Santa Monica resident for 47 years, Dr. Carole M. Newton, died last week at the age of 89. She was a professor emeritus at UCLA Medical School where she had taught since 1967. Ever upbeat and interested in everyone and everything, she had been a wonderful and inspiring neighbor of mine for forty years. Carol was a devoted sports fan. She... Read more →


Pro-SMO measure will go on ballot

SMO - Voters will have a chance to decide whether or not to take more direct control over the future of the Santa Monica Airport. A ballot initiative, which was financially backed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), got the green light from the Los Angeles County Registrar and the Santa Monica City Clerk on Thursday. Last... Read more →



Daniel Archuleta

Daniel Archuleta, our jack-of-all-trades managing editor, died Wednesday morning. We are grieving. His family is grieving. Any attempt to sum up his contributions to our newspaper and to our lives will fall short. But he loved the Santa Monica community and we needed to let you know of his passing. Daniel began contributing to the Daily... Read more →



City Hall wants out as a landlord

CITY HALL — Two beautifully located, city-owned residences may soon become affordable housing units. City Hall is proposing that City Council convey 419 and 1616 Ocean Avenue to a nonprofit housing advisor. In 2012, council asked city officials to consider the ramification of disposition of all public properties managed by the Housing... Read more →