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Islas to appear on “Press Play with Madeleine Brand” Today at 12:15

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Santa Monica Next editor Jason Islas will appear on KCRW's "Press Play with Madeline Brand" today at noon to discuss his recent stories "Lack of Office Space, Housing Squeeze Santa Monica's Growing Tech Industry"...

“The Communitarian Ideal”: An Interview with Santa Monica’s Retiring City Manager, Part Two

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At the end of this month, Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould will retire, rounding out five years of service in the bayside city and a three decade career in city management. Santa Monica Next sat down...

“The Politics of Abundance”: An Interview with Santa Monica’s Retiring City Manager, Part One

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At the end of this month, Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould will retire, rounding out five years of service in the bayside city and a three decade career in city management. Santa Monica Next sat...

Game Changers and Getting “Back to Facts” at Santa Monica’s State of the City...

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  “Santa Monica has changed since the 1970s..., which many have embraced as exciting, but others resist with consternation,” Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown told the crowd of civic and business leaders gathered in Soka Gakkai...

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...

Santa Monica City Council Approves Water Shortage Plan

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With California in the midst of a historic drought, the Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday to take action to reduce water usage city-wide by 20 percent by December 31, 2016. The ordinance approved Tuesday...

Sustainable Streets and Santa Monica Bike Center Announce 2015 Education Programs

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Are you thinking about getting on a bike for the first time? Maybe you haven't ridden for years but want to get back into the habit. Or, maybe you're a parent who wants to...

How Engaged Are You, Santa Monica?

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A year ago this month, the Santa Monica City Council approved a community civic engagement strategy, which is an issue near and dear to us at Santa Monica Next, as you know from our Vote...

Santa Monica Police Kick-Off 2015 with More Bike-Ped Safety Operations

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The Santa Monica Police Department is wasting no time continuing its series of bike-ped safety operations in the new year with the department's latest targeted enforcement operation scheduled for January 9. During the operations, which started in...

Transit-Oriented Growth is Key to Fight Traffic, Pollution, Says Santa Monica’s State Assembly Rep

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State Assembly District 50 Representative Richard Bloom, who represents Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, and other Westside communities, has been reappointed chair of the budget subcommittee on resources and transportation. The position, which...

Community Voices: Black and White, Going Green

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Editor's note: Juan Lopez and Lisa Sandbank are two local activists in Santa Monica dedicated to making the local airport safer and cleaner for its neighbors. The campaign to clean Santa Monica’s air by reducing...

Big Blue Bus Real-Time Arrival Info Coming to an App this Summer

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Riders will finally be able to track real-time arrival information for Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus on their phones or computers by this summer, according to the municipal bus service's director, Ed King. Speaking at...

Talking Smart Growth, Green Urbanism, and Sustainability

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I sat down with veteran political organizer and local Santa Monica activist Ernie Powell for his podcast "The Campaign with Ernie Powell" on the Radio Titans podcast network. The full interview is here. We...

SMPD Joins Forces with Bike Center to Promote “Smart Cycling” in Santa Monica

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When we published our Bicycle Action Plan update a couple weeks ago, we wanted to highlight all the work that has been done in the last three years since the plan had been approved...

Coming Up: City Council Considers Water Rate Hike, Big Blue Bus Service Realignment

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The Santa Monica City Council will have its last meeting of 2014 Tuesday and there are a few important items it will look at: raising water prices, the Big Blue Bus' proposed Expo Light Rail integration...
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