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Santa Monica Public Meetings: A How-To Guide

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In a day and age when most people are used to making important decisions in group email threads or in virtual meetings with colleagues scattered all across the globe, hours-long in-person meetings are increasingly...

Weekly Event Preview: Bergamot Transit Village at Council, Textile Recycling Event, Free Fridays at...

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In a city that prides itself on working towards a sustainable future, textile recycling remains an oft-overlooked practice. Although glass, paper, and plastic recycling are all important steps in developing a zero waste city,...

Bring the Kids for a Santa Monica Next/Streetsblog LA Playdate!

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Here at Streetsblog, we believe that cities of all sizes are great places to raise kids. We've also noticed that in recent years more and more of our local Streetsblog community are raising children....

Why I Moved to Santa Monica

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This month's Santa Monica Next Salon asks the question, "Why do you live in Santa Monica?" The first person to answer the challenge was recent UCLA graduate Jasneet Bains who loves the city's historical...

Adovcates for SMO Closure Undaunted by Legal Ruling

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A federal judge issued a harsh rebuke last week to Santa Monica’s legal efforts to wrest control of the city’s airport from the federal government. In a word: dismissed. As in, go home, your legal arguments...

SM Spoke: Register Your Bike, Voluntarily and Free

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Bike registration that works: online, powerful, free. Want to help protect your bike against theft? You can register your bike – free, right now – with BikeIndex.org by filling out the form below. If you are here...

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...

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...

Test Expo Train Reaches Santa Monica for First Time in Years

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Photos are circulating on Facebook and Ipernity of an Expo Line test train reaching the City of Santa Monica this morning. It is the first time in many, many years that trains have passed down...

Event of the Week: Santa Monica Airport Bike Ride

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In its current incarnation, Santa Monica Airport serves as a drain on the surrounding community in a number of ways. Flight loops cause almost continuous neighborhood noise; toxic air pollution is dispersed into all...

FlyAway Buses Coming to Santa Monica

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Traveling between LAX and Santa Monica without a car is about to get a whole lot easier. LAX officials announced last week that starting July 15, the FlyAway bus will begin shuttling passengers directly...

Bringing City Hall to the People

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How much housing ought to get built in the next 20 years? How can we make it affordable? How much job growth should the city plan for? How can we design streets to safely...

Photos: Tongva Park Soft Opening

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The fences have come down, and Tongva Park, which you may have seen growing to fruition while peaking behind the mesh, was been soft opened to the public this week, starting on Tuesday. The...

Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan Process Begins, Workshop Next Monday

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A new specific area plan process in Santa Monica is kicking off next Monday for what is being called the Memorial Park Neighborhood Plan, encompassing the area immediately adjacent Memorial Park and the future...

Santa Monica’s Wellbeing Project: Rethinking the Role of the City in the 21st Century

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Overall, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? Are you optimistic about the future? How do you usually get to work or school? How likely or unlikely do you...
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