Student Art Events

Share with othersTweet by Zina Josephs 1. Dia de los Muertos opening – October 29 2. The Crucible – November 5 – 14 3. Cabaret – November 5 and 6 ******************************************************************************************************************* 1. DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ART SHOW AND CELEBRATION Santa Monica High School There will be a free catered buffet, music, and of course, ART! Danny Flores is the featured professional artist this year... Read More

To: City Council members

Share with othersTweet Dear Honorable Councilmembers, Regarding the Exposition Light Rail agenda item 8-A, the Friends of Sunset Park Board has the following three concerns: (1) safety issues, (2) noise issues, and (3) the proposed land swap with SMC. 1. We support the letter from the Pico Neighborhood Association Board (see below) wconcerning the proximity of the proposed Expo maintenance facility to Stewart Park. The park is built on land fill, with the seepage of methane gas... Read More

Give It Up, City!

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000179 EndHTML:0000004771 StartFragment:0000002369 EndFragment:0000004735 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/wxoi%20afaub%20 At tonight’s City Council meeting,   the staff will ask the Council to “1.  Authorize the City Manager to continue to work with the Exposition Construction Authority (Expo) to further explore and mitigate the effects of the proposed Phase 2 Exposition Light Rail maintenance facility,... Read More

Wilmont Protests Downtown Parking Plan

Share with othersTweet Mayor Genser and Honorable Council Members: Our board and other members of the Wilshire/Montana Neighborhood Coalition have asked me to send a letter protesting the Council’s recent plan to change downtown parking fees. The decision to raise rates and lower the free parking to one hour is EXTREMELY unpopular. Every person at our recent meeting agreed that this decision will make life more difficult for residents and will limit their willingness and ability... Read More

LUCE: More Questions Than Answers

Share with othersTweet A line from “The Misfits” is apropos: “If it weren’t for nervous people, people would still be eating each other.” If Santa Monica residents aren’t sufficiently nervous about City Hall’s long-overdue revision of the land use and circulation elements of the General Plan (LUCE) to demand significant changes in it, we can all look forward to the reduction of this gloriously idiosyncratic beach town to a mere money mill, From the beginning,... Read More

Whither… Time Travel

Share with othersTweet By Ava Tramer Beaches Sunny and warming Highs: 65-78; Lows: 58-63 Inland Clear and hot Highs: 80-92; Lows: 53-55 Deserts Hot and sunny Highs: 88-95; Lows: 61-64 And Santa Monica… For those of you who always wanted to have the opportunity to travel back in time, this week will give you that chance. You see, we’ll be going from winter, to fall, to summer, all in one week. Yes, we’ll start in winter with a few clouds in the sky and temperatures... Read More

Lights Out!

Share with othersTweet By Susan Hartley The tree up-lighting, as well as the entire 2nd and 4th Street so-called Pedestrian and Streetscape Improvement Projects, are an abomination. Apparently for “light show art,” atmosphere or for providing a cohesiveness to the area, the tree up-lighting wastes electricity, does not illuminate the narrow, dangerous sidewalks and obfuscates the natural beauty of the Ficuses’ majestic, graceful silhouettes. (The pole lights... Read More

Open Letter from PNA

Share with othersTweet To: Expo Authority Cc: City of Santa Monica City Council, Metro Transportation Authority, Department of Toxic Substances Control- Cal-EPAFrom: Pico Neighborhood Association Regarding the proposed Expo Line maintenance yard to be sited in the Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica at the previous Verizon site, adjacent to residences and Stewart St. Park, We have an objection which needs to be addressed. 

Stewart St. Park is the site of a former landfill.... Read More

MoveOn Moves On Health Care Reform

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000003928 StartFragment:0000002293 EndFragment:0000003892 MoveOn will hold a health care rally Thursday, October 15, at r noon  at Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Los Angeles office at Santa Monica Boulevard and  Sepulveda. A MoveOn spokesperson said, “The fate of the public option will be decided in the next few weeks — and  Senator Feinstein will need to fight like hell to win real health care reform. Let’s... Read More

Whither …Fall Fashion

Share with othersTweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000006343 StartFragment:0000002296 EndFragment:0000006307 By Ava Tramer Beaches Possible SHOWERS!??! Highs: 65-74; Lows: 58-62 Inland Gradually warming Highs: 74-91; Lows: 50-58 Deserts Highs: 78-99; Lows: 56-73 And Santa Monica… Grab your seats, ladies and gentlemen – it’s time for the Winter Fashion Season FALL PREVIEW from Mother Nature Designs!  Coming down the runway, we see Monday, swathed... Read More