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Downzoning Won’t Save Your Neighborhood, But Smart Growth Just Might

Just south of the intersection of Pico and 28th Street sits a small apartment complex. There are four bungalows stretching back from the street, lined up side by side. On a Friday afternoon in late...

Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters: No on L.U.V.E.

The Los Angeles League of Conservation (LALCV) voters released a statement earlier this week urging Santa Monica voters to reject the Land Use Voter Empowerment (L.U.V.E.) initiative. LALCV argues the anti-growth initiative will both...

Starting Monday: Expo Coming Twice as Often, Increasing Capacity By 33%

Via the Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin : Love the Expo Light Rail Line but hate waiting for a train? I've got some great news for you! Staring Monday October 24, Expo frequencies...

Measure LV Update: Dems. Hit Hard, CLUE Holds Forum

On Monday night, the Santa Monica Democratic Club announced the results of its members' endorsement vote. In something of a surprise, the local Democratic Club voted overwhelmingly to formally oppose Measure LV by a...

SMPD Wants Your Help Finding Hit and Run Driver from Tuesday, 11/15

Via SMPD Press Release The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public's assistance with any witnesses to a felony hit and run traffic collision. On November 15, 2016 at approximately 5:46 p.m., SMPD received...

Capacity Crowd Flocks to Santa Monica Forum on Immigrants Rights

Editor's note: Due to the sensitivity of the matter, at the request of the organizers, Santa Monica Next refrained from photographing the event. It was standing room only in the Thelma Terry Building at Virginia Avenue...

Santa Monica City Council Looks Again to Commercial Boulevards for More Housing

On the agenda for Tuesday's City Council meeting is an item that asks staff to come up with strategies to encourage more housing growth along the mostly commercial boulevards, like Wilshire and Santa Monica. The...

Planning Commission to Consider Small 26-Apartment Mixed-Use Project on Santa Monica Boulevard

It only took about four years, but a small, mixed-use housing project with 26 proposed homes on a commercial stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard on the east side of town is headed to the Planning...

#DamienTalks 24: New Housing Bills Intersect with Transit, Transpo. Planning

Last week, Streetsblog California announced three new pieces of legislation introduced by Assemblyman Richard Bloom who represents West Los Angeles County cities in the Assembly. Bloom's legislation focuses on increasing the housing stock in California...

Santa Monica Sees Number of People Experiencing Homelessness Grow Second Year in a Row

Santa Monica released the results of this year’s annual city-wide homelessness count Tuesday, showing a continued increase in the number of people struggling with homelessness in the city for the second year in a...
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