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How Santa Monica Lost Its Second Trader Joe’s

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On the corner of 12th Street and Wilshire Boulevard sits Fidelity Investments. Located along a major transit corridor, served by two bus lines, and walking distance from hundreds of Santa Monica homes, the squat,...

Expo Is Coming, Santa Monica! But When Will It Get Here?

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Los Angeles Streetsblog head writer Joe Linton contributed to this report. Expo Phase II completes the long-anticipated rail connection between Downtown Los Angeles and Downtown Santa Monica. Construction on Phase II began in 2011. Currently, the Expo...

Breaking Down Santa Monica’s Budget

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People living in Santa Monica enjoy quite a lot of amenities for a city its size. Santa Monica, home to about 90,000 people, has its own police force and fire department. Within its eight square...

It’s Been Three Years, Where’s the Fukushima Radiation?

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A mutant squid washed ashore in Santa Monica in January, according to reports widely circulated on social media. The story claimed the squid suffered from “radioactive gigantism,” a condition caused by exposure to radiation...

Eyes on the Street: Santa Monica’s Creative Crosswalks Add Color to Downtown Intersections

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Santa Monica is not the first city to have colored in their crosswalks. Long Beach and West Hollywood are just two local examples of cities that beat them to the street. However, the Santa Monica's newest...

David Cline, of Santa Monica, Among Oakland “Ghost Ship” Fire Victims

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David Cline, 24, of Santa Monica was identified Sunday as one of the victims killed in a fire that broke out at a concert in a warehouse in Oakland Friday night. The fire, which has...

Santa Monica Poised to Have First Bike Share System in L.A. County

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It's finally happening! Santa Monica could move forward with plans for a 500-bicycle bike share program at this Tuesday's City Council meeting. After more than two years of planning and waiting, the City Council will decide...

Santa Monica Loses Yahoo! to Los Angeles

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Yahoo! -- the Internet search engine company -- will be leaving its Santa Monica offices for a new home in Playa Vista, where it plans to open a new 130,000 square-foot office. The move, which...

Council Approves Two Projects That Prioritize Pedestrian and Bike Safety

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The Santa Monica City Council took a historic vote last night to approve the conceptual design for the city’s first greenway on Michigan Avenue. The goal for the Michigan Ave. Neighborhood Greenway (MANGo) is...

As Expo Nears, Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus Considers Major Changes

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  With Expo Phase II expected to begin carrying passengers between Downtown L.A. and Downtown Santa Monica in the first quarter of 2016, Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus is considering some major changes to its...

State of Expo Phase II Bikeway Corridor, & the Biggest Remaining Concerns

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This past Sunday members of the Expo Bicycle Advisory Committee (Expo BAC, of which I am a member), and a few members of Santa Monica Spoke, rode the length of the Expo phase II...

How to Get More People Involved in Government? Santa Monica’s Got Some New Ideas

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Santa Monica wants YOU to participate in local government. City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve an initiative aimed at increasing levels of civic participation, getting a broader spectrum of Santa Monicans involved...

In a Town That Gives “Tree Hugger” a Good Name, Debates Over Trees Are...

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If a tree falls in Santa Monica, there will definitely be a sound, most likely one of protest. This community cares deeply about its trees, and passions run high whenever anyone tries to mess...

Back to Facts, Santa Monica: Water

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The city of Santa Monica adopted a faulty plan when, in 2010, the Council unanimously approved the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE), the policy document that would guide the city’s future for the...

Meet the New Steering Committee for Santa Monica Next

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  As the Southern California Streets Initiative continues to grow -- in case you missed it, Streetsblog California launched yesterday -- it has become apparent that Jason is going to need more help than I can...
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