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How Are We Doing?

As we approach the two month anniversary of the launch of Santa Monica Next, we wanted to take a moment to ask you, our readers, how we're doing. We are proud of the work...

Should Santa Monica Extend Free Parking Benefits For “Clean Air” Vehicles Indefinitely?

At the Santa Monica city council tonight the city is considering an item (7-D), a first reading of a possible ordinance change, to exempt state issued sticker "clean air" vehicles from payment at parking...

Gruber: It’s About Building a Park

(In advance of tonight's meeting by Airport2Park, I thought it would be a good time to re-post this blog by Frank Gruber reminding people that the goal of Airport2Park has little to do with...

The Month Of Walktober

Yesterday kicked off the month of "Walktober", and the organization Los Angeles Walks is putting together a line up of events that began this morning and afternoon with super hero crosswalk defenders at several...

Reminder: Samohi’s Bike it! Walk It! Day on October 2nd

If you've ever driven down Lincoln Blvd. during the Samohi school year, you may have seen electronic signs proudly illuminated with the words: "Santa Monica High School's Bike It! Walk It! Day." Bike it! Day...

Santa Monica Fights Against SMO Crashes, FAA Makes Them Possible (Updated Tuesday at Noon)

I listened to the wup-wup-wup-wup of the helicopter's flying overhead, I cursed inwardly and got up to double-check the front door was locked. Usually sirens and helicopters mean there's a criminal on the loose,...

Santa Monica Council Passes Motion To Pursue RFP’s For Bike Share

On Tuesday Night, the Santa Monica City Councilapproved a motion by a 5-1 vote (Bob Holbrook the dissenting vote and Pam O'Conner absent), to move forward with soliciting request for proposals ("shopping" as city...

Santa Monica Council To Discuss Bike Share Tonight

With how busy this weekend has been with the Pop-Up MANGo event, the Streetsblog Los Angeles and Santa Monica Next fundraising event, I didn't get a chance to put together a lengthy analysis of...

Pop-Up MANGo Demonstrates Street Treatments & Greenery On Michigan Ave.

This Sunday was the city's Pop-Up MANGo event to demo and solicit input for possible neighborhood greenway proposals in the Michigan Ave. corridor of the Pico Neighborhood. It was well attended throughout the 11-3...

Thanks Everyone for a Great Fundraiser at Juan and Sirinya’s!

Thanks everyone who came out to our Santa Monica fundraiser at Juan and Sirinya Matute's. We raised nearly $1,000 (in addition to the over $2000 from the KickStarter campaign) making it a successful event....

Featured Event: Pop-Up MANGo

With Phase II of the Expo Line rapidly making its way into Santa Monica, it's clear that we are in need of a safe, low-traffic route to get from the Bergamot area to downtown...

The Petroleum Around Us

In considering the frequently invoked environmentalist mantra, "think globally, act locally", I've come to think of it as a phrase with a missing middle, that could benefit from also thinking and acting regionally. In Santa...

Meet Our NEXT Sponsor: Pocrass and De Los Reyes LLP Attorneys

Starting on October 1, you'll notice a new banner on the side of our website when Pocrass and De Los Reyes LLP Attorneys begin their sponsorship of Santa Monica Next. The law firm specializes...

Santa Monica Next/Streetsblog L.A. Fundraiser This Sunday!

Or, you can RSVP on Facebook. If you donated more than $35 on the Santa Monica Next KickStarter, all you have to do is show up.

Riding Around the Airport with Santa Monica Spoke and Airport2Park

By design and by coincidence, it was a day of contrasts. On one hand, you have a group of roughly fifty advocates riding bicycles, many of whom are involved in local civic organizations snaking in...
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