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To the Polls…

Tomorrow is the end of another long election season. I think it was roughly four hundred ninety seven days ago that candidates could "pull...

Have Questions for Safety Expert and Personal Injury Attorney James Pocrass?

As part of a new feature, James Pocrass a personal injury lawyer with the firm POCRASS AND DE LOS REYES LLC will answer questions...

Letter from the Mayor: Looking Back at the Last Six Months

We received the following letter from Mayor Ted Winterer asking us to pass along to our readers.Summer is officially here and I am sure...

A Tale of Two More Projects : The Miramar and Two...

This post first appeared on The Healthy City Local.Earlier this year I wrote a post about two development projects that were staggering through the approvals process...

To the Polls…

Tomorrow is the end of another long election season. I think it was roughly four hundred ninety seven days ago that candidates could "pull...

Santa Monica’s In-Street Scooter Corrals Becoming a National Model

(This story first appeared on Streetsblog Los Angeles)Last week Santa Monica's City Manager Rick Cole tweeted a photo of the city's newly installed first in-street e-scooter...

Regulating the Scooters

Open Thread: How Was Your COAST?

Yesterday, the city of Santa Monica hosted the third iteration of its popular Coast open streets festival. The car-free event opened about two miles...
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    Is Santa Monica Going to Get a Second Trader Joe’s?

    Rumors are flying on social media that Santa Monica may get a second Trader Joe’s.Posts on the social media site NextDoor suggested that the...

    Downtown Santa Monica to Get Pedestrian Scrambles at 11 Intersections

    Officials are planning to install pedestrian scrambles at 11 intersections in Santa Monica's bustling downtown district this year (Update: City officials said that they plan...

    Legislative Committee Hearing Focuses on Sexual Harassment of Employee at Santa Monica Hotel

    A former employee of the JW Marriott Le Merigot Hotel in Santa Monica described a workplace in which sexual harassment was tolerated during a...

    Renting in Santa Monica Part Two: Rent Control

    Editor's Note: This is part two of a series looking at the cost of renting in Santa Monica. Click here for part one.When Charles...

    New Plans Revealed for Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel Redesign Project

    Owners of the Santa Monica Fairmont Miramar hotel revealed revamped plans for an ambitious overhaul of the historic property Thursday.The new plans for the...

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    Santa Monica’s In-Street Scooter Corrals Becoming a National Model

    (This story first appeared on Streetsblog Los Angeles)Last week Santa Monica's City Manager Rick Cole tweeted a photo of the city's newly installed first in-street e-scooter...

    To the Polls…

    Tomorrow is the end of another long election season. I think it was roughly four hundred ninety seven days ago that candidates could "pull...

    Santa Monica Next Releases Endorsement Matrix for Local Ballot Propositions

    Data on endorsements compiled from press releases or organization websites. The SMArT endorsement is based on their column in the Santa Monica Mirror.

    L.A. Moves on Funding for Bridge Housing, Kuehl Leads on Decriminalizing Homelessness

    Following last week's contentious public meeting on the proposed bridge housing project in Venice, the city, county, and state pushed out some softer news...

    Next Endorsements : Yes on SMS, No on SM

    (Note: The Santa Monica Next Steering Committee only makes endorsements when there is unanimous opinion on a ballot measure. We do not endorse political...

    Next Endorsements : Yes on County Measure W

    Santa Monica Next and Streetsblog L.A. have endorsed the L.A. County Measure W which would enact a parcel tax to raise funds for clean...

    Pam O’Connor Joins Metrolink Board

    Via Metrolink press release :Today, the Metrolink Board of Directors announced the appointment of Santa Monica City Councilmember Pam O’Connor as an alternate director,...

    5 Mid-Summer Resolutions for Living the Dream in Santa Monica

    It's already August, but it's not too late to share my 5 resolutions for 2018 right? I invite you to join me in one...

    Raising Wilshire: Oh The Places You’ll (Need To) Go

    Republished from Raising Wilshire. This is a part of Sirinya's on-going series, "How We’re Making Car-Lite Work in Santa Monica"When I first reflected on...

    Santa Monica in 2018: Are All Politics Still Local?

    The following post originally appeared on The Healthy City Local.(Note: I haven’t written here about Santa Monica politics since my last blog last summer on...