Council Runs Gamut

Share with othersTweet Much of the Tuesday night City Council meeting was devoted to a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) presentation of all the things it would do to make the Santa Monica Airport safer in lieu of doing the one thing the City and Sunset Park and Mar Vista residents wanted it to do: ban big jets. The FAA’s Associate Administrator for Airports Kirk Shaffer began by describing three operations improvements: moving the runway hold line, installing a new... Read More

Whither the Weather 3/28 – 4/3

Share with othersTweet By Ava Tramer Beaches Partly cloudy Highs: 59-65; Lows: 46-51 Inland Partly cloudy Highs: 63-72; Lows: 43-47 Deserts Mostly sunny Highs: 67-80; Lows: 49-57 And Santa Monica… I was under the impression that our fine city of Santa Monica had perfect weather. Warm, carefree days filled with sunshine and soothing breezes. Well, hold your horses, fair residents of Santa Monica. Apparently, over on the EAST coast, they do things differently. And by “different,”... Read More

MARCH–APRIL CALENDAR

Share with othersTweet Assembled by Zina Josephs Thursday, April 10th, 7 – 9 PM FOSP Board/Membership meeting Mt. Olive Church 14th & Ocean Park Blvd. Speakers: Shannon Parry and Traci Reitz from “Sustainable Santa Monica”; Walt Warriner, the City Forrester, re tree replacement on 27th St.; updates on S.M. Airport safety measures and a proposed airport survey; crime and safety; the proposed RIFT traffic initiative; the LUCE update; and other neighborhood... Read More

Airport Artwalk is Saturday

Share with othersTweet Artists’ studios and galleries will be open to the public Saturday during the annual Santa Monica Airport Art Walk. The studios and galleries are located on Airport Avenue, which runs along the south side of the airport runway between Bundy Drive and Walgrove Avenue/23rd Street. Among the galleries are the Santa Monica Art Studios complex, the Sherry Frumkin and Arena One galleries, the Santa Monica College Ceramic Studios and Art Mentor Program,... Read More

Whatever It Is, It Isn’t Democracy

Share with othersTweet It was beyond irony. At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) treated the City of Santa Monica exactly the way the City has been treating the Treesavers, a residents’ group. Just as the City has refused to grant the residents’ demands that it not remove 54 ficus trees from Second and Fourth Streets in downtown Santa Monica, the FAA refused, again, to grant the City’s demand that large jets be banned from... Read More

FSOP to FAA

Share with othersTweet To: Santa Monica City Council From: Board of Directors, Friends of Sunset Park Re: 3/25/08 agenda items 3-A (FAA proposal) and 7-A (Ordinance banning Class C and D aircraft) 1. The FAA’s March 7th proposal offers no safety options for the east end of the runway at Santa Monica Airport (SMO). The FOSP Board rejects any “safety” proposal for SMO that does not protect residents living near the east of the runway. These are people’s... Read More

F0SP to FAA

Share with othersTweet To: Santa Monica City Council From: Board of Directors, Friends of Sunset Park Re: 3/25/08 agenda items 3-A (FAA proposal) and 7-A (Ordinance banning Class C and D aircraft) 1. The FAA’s March 7th proposal offers no safety options for the east end of the runway at Santa Monica Airport (SMO). The FOSP Board rejects any “safety” proposal for SMO that does not protect residents living near the east of the runway. These are people’s... Read More

Memorial Service for Joe Natoli Tues.

Share with othersTweet A unique memorial service for Joe Natoli, who died suddenly of a heart attack ten days ago, will be held Tuesday, March 25. As Natoli was best-known for his bi-weekly critiques of City policies and expenditures, the service will be held in City Hall lobby at 5 p.m.. preceding the City Council meeting, and then will move upstairs to the Council chambers, where participants will follow the usual procedure, submit chits and go to the podium one by one and... Read More

Whither the Weather 3/21 – 3/27

Share with othersTweet By Ava Tramer Beaches Clear, warm, and sunny Highs: 63-73; Lows: 49-54 Inland Clear, hot, and sunny Highs: 71-82; Lows: 44-50 Deserts Clear, sizzling, and sunny Highs: 80-92; Lows: 54-61 And Santa Monica… Spring has sprung, birdies are chirping, and baby bunnies hop around, waving their fluffy little tails to and fro. The skies are clear, the sun shines warm, and the cool ocean breeze whisks refreshingly. Easter Sunday will be wonderful for an outdoor... Read More

Lincoln Place Tenants Sue AIMCO

Share with othersTweet In the wake of a Court of Appeal ruling that tenant evictions at Lincoln Place were unlawful, current and former tenants have gone back to court, seeking restitution and damages. On Friday, March 14th, attorneys John Murdock and David Lefkowitz filed a First Amended Complaint adding plaintiffs to the lawsuit against Apartment Investment & Management Company (AIMCO), the owner of the historic Lincoln Place apartments, for restitution and damages on... Read More

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