Santa Monica, Malibu lawmakers promote PCH safety

The City of Malibu, Sen. Fran Pavley, Sen. Ben Allen, Rep. Richard Bloom, and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will hold a press conference and screen a new video promoting safety on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), followed by a bicycle safety rodeo for kids on May 8 as part of the multi-agency efforts to improve safety on... Read more →


Pepperdine hosting Bible lecture series

Pepperdine University's 72nd annual Bible Lectures series May 5-8 will explore the book of James. Thousands will gather at the Malibu campus, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., to partake in worship and hear from a range of speakers, including: Kent Brantley, missionary doctor with Samaritan's Purse and survivor of last year's deadly Ebola virus... Read more →


Special ed teacher retiring after 36 years in SMMUSD

The way Judy Franklin sees it, each child is a puzzle. Each student she taught during her time in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district had specific needs, and it was her job to figure out how to help each one develop skills and overcome obstacles. “The joy I felt when I was able to work out how to guide them on their unique... Read more →


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 →