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Urban Land Institute Honors Ocean Ave. South for Excellence. Project Would Have Required Public...

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) announced on Friday that Ocean Avenue South, a residential mixed-use, mixed-income development, was one of 11 real estate development projects from around the world selected as winners in the ULI...

After Years of Inaction, a Rush to Approve CA Transportation Funding Bill

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Via Streetsblog California. Governor Jerry Brown and California legislative leaders are hoping that the transportation funding package they have agreed on will get quick approval in the legislature, and to that end have been stumping...

Transit App Now Shows Real-Time Bike-Share Info

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If you're like me, you rely pretty heavily on Internet and smart-phone based real-time transit arrival information when getting around. Santa Monica's newest public transportation option -- Breeze Bike Share -- has been incorporated...

Kuehl, Bloom Talk Housing and Homelessness at Santa Monica Dem Club Forum Tonight

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The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, and City Manager Rick Cole tonight for a forum on housing and homelessness. From 6 to 9 p.m. at the...

City Council Calls for Study of No-Growth L.U.V.E. Initiative

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The Santa Monica City Council Tuesday night unanimously voted to have city staff study potential impacts of the Residocracy-backed no-growth Land Use Voter Empowerment (L.U.V.E.) initiative before making a final decision next month about...

Cyclehop Planning for Regional Bike Share with Breeze, WeHo, Long Beach, UCLA and More….

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Santa Monica’s launch of its bike sharing program last year did more than just provide an environmentally friendly way to get around the city. It set in motion a shift in thinking throughout the...

Eyes on the Street: The Office Park That Could Have Been a Neighborhood

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When opponents of the proposed Bergamot Transit Village project gathered signatures to overturn the City Council's approval of the mixed commercial and residential plans, they promised the developer would come back with a better...

New Plans Revealed for Gehry-Designed Project in Santa Monica

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The team behind a proposed Frank Gehry-designed hotel at Santa Monica Boulevard and Ocean Avenue revealed revised plans Thursday night at a well-attended community meeting. Thursday's meeting was the first public reveal of the new...

Bogus Study Claims Inflated Prices for Average Santa Monica Rents

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A recent post at a website called Apartment Guide has caught a bit of attention on the Westside after it named Santa Monica the most expensive place to rent in the country. Apartment Guide made...

With Ballot Initiative Pending, SMC Announces “Priority Enrollment” Program for Locals

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Santa Monica College (SMC) announced earlier this week a program that grants priority enrollment to local students and residents of Santa Monica and Malibu for the winter semester that begins January 3, 2017. To...

A New Look for Santa Monica Next in the New Year

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We are approaching the holidays and our publishing schedule will slow down as we prepare to celebrate. But we will also take advantage of these slow news days to give our website a much-needed overhaul....

Eyes on the Street: Santa Monica’s Breeze Bike-share Starts Test Run

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Los Angeles County's first public bike-share system has begun testing this week in Santa Monica. Seven test hubs with a total of 31 bikes have been set up around the city. CycleHop, the company...

Workers at Two New Santa Monica Hotels Win Union Representation

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Staff at two new Downtown Santa Monica hotels will join the local hospitality workers union after the 70 workers voted to unionize, a vote which was recognized by hotel management last week. A majority of the...

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

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The big headline from yesterday's news roundup was a new study released by the Southern California Association of Governments that found a congestion pricing charge of $4 at peak hours could reduce car traffic...

Mapping the Culture of Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood

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The colorful mural painted on two long concrete walls under the Santa Monica Freeway along the Stewart Street underpass in Santa Monica tells the story of the Pico neighborhood surrounding it. The mural was created...
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