LARGE NEW PROJECT FOCUS OF PUBLIC REVIEW

Tweet There will be a public review of a proposed 60,900 square foot three-story, mixed use building to be located at 2300 and 2320 Wilshire Boulevard on Tuesday, October 11, at 7 p.m. in the McKinley Elementary School Cafeteria at 2401 Santa Monica Boulevard. This very large project, if built as proposed, will have significant impacts on people who work or shop on that stretch... Read More

TO GOVERNOR: SIGN AUTISM BILL NOW

Tweet SB 946, California’s autism insurance reform bill, needs only Governor Brown signature to become law, but he must sign it in the next three days. Autism Votes urges all Californians to inform the governor that by signing SB 946 into law, he will create 20,000 new jobs, save the state $140 million and help 30,000 children with autism live more independent lives. Call the... Read More

STEVE JOBS DIED TODAY

Tweet Steve Jobs died today, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56. Like Edison and Einstein and a handful of other visionaries, he changed our world, and improved it in ways we now take for granted and other ways we are just beginning to understand. For more than four decades, Jobs rode out ahead of us, and sent back amazing tools that have changed the way we think,... Read More

Work on Urban Forest Master Plan Continues Tonight

Tweet The review process for the City’s Urban Forest Master Plan continues. So far, it hasn’t gone well. Promises have not been kept. The City has failed to acknowledge, much less incorporate residents’ wishes, in the plan and the war on palm trees continues. But perhaps if residents persist, the City will finally listen. The Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force will continue... Read More

INSURANCE INDUSTRY LOBBIES AGAINST AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM

Tweet The insurance industry is pressing Governor Brown to veto SB 946, and permit insurance discrimination to continue against children with autism in California. Autism Votes, an initiative of Autism Speaks, is urging all California voters to use Facebook to counter the insurance companies’ campaign. Suggested sample text: “URGENT ATTN CALIFORNIA FRIENDS! I need your... Read More

AIRPORT “VISIONING PROCESS” BIASED

Tweet To: Mayor Bloom and Honorable City Council members From: Board of Directors, Friends of Sunset Park (FOSP) Re: City Council Special Meeting – October 4, 2011 – Agenda Item 4-A It has become very apparent from the language of the Staff Report for 10/4/11 agenda item 4-A that the City staff is reluctant to pursue airport closure as an option. Not only... Read More

ESTHER McCOY EXHIBITION OPENS

Esther McCoy

Tweet “Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design,”  the first exhibition to present the life and work of  McCoy (1904-1989), opens Wednesday, September 28, at the MAK Center. The exhibition recognizes her as an American original and affirms her unassailable role as a key figure in American modernism. Esther McCoy and Marshall... Read More

Student Gives SMC Financial Aid Office An F

Tweet Ms. Gomez: As you are my financial aid technician I am contacting you regarding a discrepancy in funds. I have tried emailing Damon McLeod (a detailed email) and calling the Financial Aid office as well as your personal extension – and have been unable to get a response. When I received my disbursement for my Pell Grant my award letter shows that I am entitled to something... Read More

SPEAKING OF TREES…

Tweet Here is my correspondence with the city tree coordinator about the trees proposed for in front of my house, which, according to the web, “smell like semen.” My inquiry was not taken seriously. If it does have the unpleasant odor that has been observed in Santa Cruz and San Francisco, they are not likely to stay in place very long! There are a lot of people taking... Read More

TO SANTA MONICA URBAN FOREST TASK FORCE

Tweet Copies to: Santa Monica City Council, City Manager, Planning Commission, Task Force on the Environment, Recreation and Parks Commission, city staff, interested citizens, media representatives We are writing to express concern about recent events that are having the unfortunate effect of discouraging public participation in the Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force’s process... Read More