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Gruber : Where to build housing and where not

This article first appeared on The Healthy City Local. I ended my blog last week about Santa Monica’s housing policies with some…

Frank Gruber

Water Main Break Closes Colorado between 20th St. and Cloverfield Blvd. and Interrupts Water Service in the Area

Via City of Santa Monica Press Release : SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A water main broke on Colorado between 20th…

S.M. Next

Santa Monica Taps Tim Dodd as First Chief Performance Officer

Via the City of Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole has selected Tim Dodd to join his executive team as…

S.M. Next

Streetsblog Los Angeles Reviews Community Corp and the State of Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's report showed the dramatic rise in the number of people experiencing homelessness…

Damien Newton

Raising Wilshire: Let’s Support Community Immunity

Originally published to Raising Wilshire, and updated to reflect the passage of SB 276 in the California State Senate. The…

Sirinya Matute

Whack-a-mole housing policy

This article first appeared on The Healthy City Local. When in the summer of 2017 the Santa Monica City Council,…

Frank Gruber

Santa Monica, Westside Political Leaders Disagree on “Go Zone” Congestion Pricing Proposal

The big headline from yesterday's news roundup was a new study released by the Southern California Association of Governments that…

Damien Newton

Supporting our Hotel Workers is a Winning Strategy for Everyone

"Hotel workers, community members, and City Councilmembers rally in front of City Hall last night to call for swift action…

Vivian Rothstein

Raising Wilshire: The difference good transit geography makes for my car-lite family

This essay was originally published on Raising Wilshire in February 2019. Sirinya's family waits for the Big Blue Bus to…

Sirinya Matute

Better Mobility For Seniors? TNCs and the Santa Monica MODE and GoMonrovia Programs

Older adults are mobility challenged. More than 20 percent of those 65 and older, according to a Rand study, do not…

Robert Gottlieb

How to take transit to the Cayton Children’s Museum

Via Cayton Children's Museum Facebook Page This was originally published to Raising Wilshire. We're getting a children's museum in Santa…

Sirinya Matute

Wilshire’s Toddler Walk Shed

Wilshire at the Water Garden...which is also across from the train station. This was originally posted to Raising Wilshire, Sirinya…

Sirinya Matute

Car-Centric Biases Show in Coverage of Deadly Hit-and-Run Car-Scooter Crash

Last Friday, Santa Monica experienced what appears to be L.A. County's first e-scooter rider death - which is to say,…

Joe Linton

Who Needs A Border Wall When We Have Exclusionary Zoning?

As we watch our brave politicians compromise to build a ‘barrier’ in lieu of a border wall, it’s a good…

Homa Mojtabai

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…

Joe Linton

To the Polls…

Tomorrow is the end of another long election season. I think it was roughly four hundred ninety seven days ago…

Damien Newton

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…

Damien Newton