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Healthy City Local: Putting New Modes in Multi-Modal

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(This post first appeared in The Healthy City Local.) The silicon-enabled “new economy” is now disrupting transportation much as it previously disrupted retail, journalism, entertainment, publishing, etc. Starting with ride-sharing, and now with dockless scooters...

An Open Letter to Santa Monica Planning Director & Feedback On the Proposed Shared...

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(Reminder: Comments on the City of Santa Monica Scooter Selection Process, Submit your comments via email to kyle.kozar@smgov.net by 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday August 17, with the subject line – Shared Mobility Pilot Program. For more information, click...

Solidarity: A Free Press Is the Friend of the American People

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Today, newspapers, news magazines, and news websites across the country are publishing editorials in solidarity as our industry defends itself against President Donald Trump's irresponsible attacks against the free press. Santa Monica Next has...

City Proposal Would Leave Dockless Bike and Scooter Operations in Hands of Ride Hail...

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City staff from the Santa Monica Planning and Community Development Department released today its recommendations for granting four exclusive shared mobility permits. The somewhat surprising results, if adopted by the Director of Planning and...

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

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A former employee of the JW Marriott Le Merigot Hotel in Santa Monica described a workplace in which sexual harassment was tolerated during a July 16 hearing of the California Assembly Select Committee on...

Something to Celebrate – Santa Monica’s New Commitment to Equal Pay for Equal Work

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With the approval of a compensation philosophy that explicitly commits the city to equal pay for equal work, Santa Monica took a remarkable step forward in defining a new approach to government compensation. At...

Welcome Back to Santa Monica Next

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Hi everyone! Our summer vacation has ended, and now it's time to get back to our labor of love, providing you the news and opinion pieces that help you be the best Santa Monica resident...

Santa Monica Next Is Going on Summer Break

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Friends, We're going to be taking a short break at Santa Monica Next until early July when we'll be returning with some major changes. We're still working out some of the details, but we think...

Santa Monica Next and Partner Publications Honored by LA Press Club

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Last night was the L.A. Press Club's Annual awards dinner. As usual, the Southern California Streets Initiative team (Streetsblog Los Angeles, Santa Monica Next, and LongBeachize) left the event with armfuls of first place...

Santa Monica’s Assemblyman, Richard Bloom, Weighs in on State Budget

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Via press release: Today, the California State Assembly approved the 2018-2019 Budget, balanced and on-time for the eighth consecutive year. The $200 billion budget was finalized late last Friday after months of committee hearings and...

Santa Monica Commission on Women Will Hear from Hotel Workers on Conditions, Tonight

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Via Media Release: Santa Monica Commission to Take Action on Hotel Housekeeper Protection Policy          Hotel housekeepers will speak to Santa Monica’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) tonight in support of legislation to protect them from sexual assault.  WHO: Hotel...

Jason Islas a Finalist for Four LA Press Club Awards

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The Los Angeles Press Club released their list of finalists for their 2017 Los Angeles Press Club Awards. Former Santa Monica Next editor Jason Islas is a finalist in four categories for excellence in...

How Was Your Bike to Work Day?

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This morning, the City of Santa Monica and much of Los Angeles County celebrated Bike to Work Day. The annual celebration of bike commuting traditionally features "pit stops" with  goodies for bike commuters. For...

City Takes First Steps Towards Fulfilling Promise of Green Pier Initiative

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At long last, businesses on the iconic Santa Monica Pier are beginning to have green trash and recycling options as part of the pier's "Green Pier" initiative outlined in the 2015 "Santa Monica Pier...

It’s Bike Week in Santa Monica

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Via press release from Santa Monica Spoke. May is Bike Month and Santa Monica is bustling with events all month celebrating biking as a fun, affordable form of healthy, active transportation for traversing Santa Monica. ...
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