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How Are We Doing?

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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?

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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

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(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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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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