CITY EMPLOYEES OPT FOR FAMILAR FACES

Share with othersTweet The Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees PAC announced yesterday that it is endorsing two incum- bents – Mayor Pam O’Connor and Councilman Kevin McKeown, both of whom are running for re-election, and former mayor and councilman Mike Feinstein, who served two terms, lost his bid for a third term, but apparently longs to return to the dais this fall.... Read More

WHOSE LABOR IS IT ANYWAY?

Share with othersTweet It will not surprise anyone who reads the Daily Press that Mr. ”My Write,” Bill Bauer, is purely disgusted with those “tax and spend liberals,” who scolded City Hall last week for trying to save money by “outsourcing” low level jobs, such as Santa Monica Pier janitors, beach crews and others. . Bill prefers “outsourcing” because he believes... Read More

BIG BLUE BUS ROLLS OUT HIGH VOLUME STOPS AT SMC

Share with othersTweet Today the Big Blue Bus opened the first stops with real-time signage as part of its two-year Bus Stop Improvement Project. The previous 50 stops, already completed, had the project’s low-volume design, intended to enhance locations with fewer than 50 daily passenger boardings with new seating and an identifying canopy. The first two stops to open with... Read More

THE ONLY FAIR OPTION IS THE LEGAL OPTION

Share with othersTweet Dear Editor: Along with my husband, I have been opposing destruction of the home we own at Village Trailer Park for quite some time–covered by rent control in perpetuity, and protected against eviction of us or destruction of the Park by four state laws. We have been working fulltime, both of us, on this for almost five years. In all that time, I still... Read More

GRONK RUINS

Share with othersTweet “People call me a painter but there’s a lot more to it than that. There are other aspects of what I do perhaps that lead to the paintings. That’s what I enjoy the most, the assembling of things, putting bits and pieces together, although I also enjoy taking things apart.” ... Read More

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Share with othersTweet The Committee for Racial Justice will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, September 7th, at Virginia Avenue Park, Thelma Terry Building, 2200 Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica. The workshop is from 6 to 8:30 pm. Potluck supper is served at 6 and the program begins at 6:30. September’s speaker, Dr. Ikaweba Bunting, will examine the call for reparations... Read More

CONCERNS ABOUT SANTA MONICA FIRE DEPARTMENT

Share with othersTweet To: City Manager Rod Gould Fire Chief Scott Ferguson Director of Human Resources Donna C. Peter Cc: City Council From: Board of Directors, Friends of Sunset Park (FOSP) The one thing that all of us probably have in common is our belief in the importance of the safety of our community. With that in mind, the FOSP Board... Read More

DEMOCRATS TO ENDORSE CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL OFFICES WEDNESDAY

Share with othersTweet Members of the Santa Monica Democratic Club will vote to endorse candidates for local offices on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The meeting will be held in the Santa Monica Public Library, Martin Luther King Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. at 6:30 PM. Democrats who are candidates for Santa Monica City Council, Rent Control Board, College Board of Trustees, and School... Read More

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

Share with othersTweet Artists Come Together to Raise Money for Dogs and Children with Special Needs Exhibit ends August 30th Nineteen artists have created works of art featuring dogs to raise money for The Frostig Center and THE MUTT SCOUTS dog rescue. This exhibit, at the Frostig Collection Gallery in Santa Monica, is a departure from its norm where limited edition sculptures... Read More

THE MAGIC OF ADAPTIVE RE-USE

Share with othersTweet By Mario Fonda-Bonardi AIA for SMa.r.t. August 30, 2014 — Just like your body, the urban fabric is continually renewing itself: buildings are continually torn down and new ones erected in their place in response to economic, demographic and political factors. But some parts of your body, such as adult teeth, need to last a lifetime. Likewise certain... Read More

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