End the Violence

Tweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000187 EndHTML:0000003853 StartFragment:0000002377 EndFragment:0000003817 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/End%20the%20%20Violence We  submitted the following plan to the SM City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 26th. This is a product of various conversations, past documents and meetings with the Juarez family and community leaders, You can read the media write up at: www.smdp.com. The City Council directed City staff to review... Read More

White Paper

Tweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000173 EndHTML:0000024405 StartFragment:0000002541 EndFragment:0000024369 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/White.doc Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Ending Youth Violence in Santa Monica and the Westside Framing the Challenge On November 3, 2009 Richard Juarez was murdered at Virginia Avenue Park. His death marked the 40th time since 1989 a family has had to suffer a loss due to homicide in Santa Monica, the majority... Read More

Who’s Running This Show?

Tweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000214 EndHTML:0000006877 StartFragment:0000002406 EndFragment:0000006841 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/The%201984%20iteration%20of%20the%20General%20Plan The 1984 edition of the General Plan spawned over 9 million square feet of new commercial development. As work began on the 2004 revision of the land use and circulation elements of the General Plan (LUCE), which were touted as  the residents’  Constitution and means... Read More


Tweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000005345 StartFragment:0000002294 EndFragment:0000005309 By Ava Tramer Beaches Rain yielding to partly cloudy skies Highs: 61-66; Lows: 44-52 Inland Partly cloudy Highs: 58-68; Lows: 36-44 Deserts Mostly sunny with possible showers Highs: 59-69; Lows: 40-48 And Santa Monica… Your may find yourself feeling confused, alone, and unsure these days – the unusually wet weather must make you feel as though your world is turned... Read More

Urban Forest TourMay Be Postponed

Tweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000003582 StartFragment:0000002515 EndFragment:0000003546 As you may have noticed, we’re having  a run of real-life weather—a possible tornado in Santa Barbara, hail in Thousand Oaks, a wading pool in your bedroom… If it persists, the scheduled tour of the urban forest on Saturday  may be postponed. If so, people who signed up will be notified by 7 a.m. tomorrow morning. www.community.forester@smgov.net SHARETHIS.addEntry({... Read More

S M Conservacy Annual Meeting Is Sat.

Tweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000005468 StartFragment:0000002295 EndFragment:0000005432 The Santa Monica Conservancy will hold its annual meeting Saturday, January 23,  from 2 to 4 p.m. at Miles Playhouse This program is free to members, and guests are welcome. The historic playhouse, a Santa Monica Landmark, has been beautifully restored. It’s located at 1130 Lincoln Boulevard in  Christine Emerson Reed Park. it was an important commission for   eminent... Read More

Kids Run for Haitians

Tweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000005828 StartFragment:0000002296 EndFragment:0000005792 Actor Josh Duhamel is teaming up with the American Red Cross of Santa Monica to host a “Youth Run for Haitian Earthquake Relief” fundraiser. The run will take place on Santa Monica Beach on Saturday morning, January 23 — rain or shine. Children of all ages are invited to Take part.  n. Runners will meet in beach parking lot #1 at the west end of  Ocean... Read More

Tour Our Urban Forest

Tweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000105 EndHTML:0000007430 StartFragment:0000002293 EndFragment:0000007394 On Saturday, January 23, at 9:30 a.m., Santa Monica’s new Urban Forest Task Force will begin a tour  of the city’s trees at 2600 Ocean Park Boulevard,  Clover Park. The public is invited to accompany Them. The tour will be narrated by the City’s Forester. He will focus on  “critical elements of the  urban forest.” . If you would like to attend, please contact... Read More

Serious Storm Warning

Tweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000170 EndHTML:0000019436 StartFragment:0000002365 EndFragment:0000019400 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/George From George Wolfberg, President, Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association The jet stream that is going to hit Southern California is as powerful as has ever been recorded on this planet before, over 230 mph. The jet is at an extremely unusually low altitude, not 30,000 to 60,000 feet, but coming as low as... Read More

Genser Memorial Service Sunday

Tweet Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000176 EndHTML:0000007386 StartFragment:0000002599 EndFragment:0000007350 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/peggyclifford/Documents/Gemser%20mem Memorial services for the late Ken Genser, mayor of Santa Monica, will be held Sunday, January 24, at 1:30 p.m. at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School. Following the services, a reception will be held in the east wing of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. . Genser served on  the  City Council ... Read More