PCB controversy continues for SMMUSD

Although additional testing was conducted at several campuses over the summer, the Santa Monica-Malibu school district and activist groups remain at odds over the sampling and cleanup of chemicals in old school buildings. An issue that began with the discovery of polychlorinated biphenyls in Malibu schools about two years ago continues to... Read more →


Promenade theft suspect steals belt from Banana Republic

On Aug. 29 at approximately 3:25 p.m., a loss prevention agent at the Banana Republic store on Third Street Promenade saw the suspect enter the store and immediately recognized him from previous thefts. The agent watched the suspect walk to the men's department and pick out a leather belt. After walking to a nearby corner of the store,... Read more →



Santa Monica’s Tongva Park hosting Walk for World Peace

The purpose of the second-annual Walk for Wold Peace and inaugural Peace in the Park festival Sept. 12 is to create awareness among the community of how connecting with your inner peace through meditation creates world peace. Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse communities to unplug and explore activities of peace and... Read more →



Where does old SMMUSD equipment go?

With the help of millions of dollars in bond money, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified school district is in the process of renovating its campuses and upgrading its classrooms with new technological equipment. So where does all of the old stuff go? That question was answered in part by the Board of Education during its meeting Wednesday... Read more →


Know Before You Go

Week of September 7, 2015 EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE: The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled for train testing activities in Santa Monica this week and will continue for several months. The trains are now operated on their own power. Testing will be ongoing along the entire alignment in Los Angeles and... Read more →


Long time resident starts animal rescue group

EZ Heart & Soul Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, a recently formed non-profit 501c3 in Santa Monica, welcomes the Santa Monica community to visit their website to help spread the word about their adoptable dogs, and encourage donations and sponsorship opportunities to help enable them to continue to save the lives of dogs. EZ Heart &... Read more →


SMC Foundation grants to college faculty top $90,000

The Santa Monica College Foundation has announced that it has awarded a total of more than $90,000 in two “President's Circle Awards for Innovation and Progress”, one “Chair of Excellence” grant, and thirteen “Margin of Excellence” mini-grants to Santa Monica College professors. “These awards are a significant gauge of the... Read more →



SMMUSD aims to improve parent engagement

This past May, after a springtime festival at Will Rogers Elementary School downplayed its Cinco de Mayo roots, parents were outraged. They flocked to an ensuing Santa Monica-Malibu school board meeting in droves to express their frustration at being ignored, or worse, even disrespected. “We need to make sure people are included,” the... Read more →