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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

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

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…

Damien Newton

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…

S.M. Next

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…

Joe Linton

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…

Damien Newton

Vote Local: Help Us, Help You…We’re Compiling Endorsements on Ballot Measures from SaMo Community and Political Groups

  Honestly, the headline pretty much says it all. I'm asking all of our readers to crowdsource our election coverage.…

Damien Newton

Ask a Lawyer, Answered!: How Can Cities Make Their Streets Safer

This is the first in what we hope will be a series of questions and answers between readers and personal…

James Pocrass

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…

Joe Linton

After Successful Season, the 2018 Twilight Concert Series Ends with an Open Streets Party

This Sunday, two Santa Monica traditions join forces when the Twilight Concert Series and Santa Monica COAST program a full…

Damien Newton

A Tale of Two More Projects : The Miramar and Two Apartment Projects on the Beach

This post first appeared on The Healthy City Local. Earlier this year I wrote a post about two development projects that were…

Frank Gruber

Vote Local Meet the Candidates: Ashley Powell

As she walks down a bustling Fourth Street in downtown Santa Monica with almost every walk of life imaginable, she…

Eric Bailey

Fact Checking Arguments for Repealing the Gas Tax

Proponents of Prop 6, which would repeal the recently passed gas tax increase, S.B. 1, want people to support their…

Melanie Curry

Legislative Update: Brown Signs Bills on Electric Vehicles, Bike Miles Driven, Street Vending

Note: Governor Brown has until the end of September to decide the fate of a slew of bills passed by…

Melanie Curry