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Spoke Calls for More Protected Lanes as City Manager To Deliver Vision Zero Update...

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City Manager David White is scheduled to provide an update on the city's efforts to achieve Vision Zero, that is make city streets so safe to move through that there are zero traffic related...

Vice Mayor Lana Negrete Announces Cancer Diagnosis

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In a public video posted to social media, Santa Monica Vice-Mayor Lana Negrete revelealed a serious cancer diagnosis that will require chemotherapy to battle. In the video, Negrete shows courage and resolve and vows...

The City Is Having a Discussion about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. They Want You...

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The City of Santa Monica will host a community solutions summit on Saturday, March 2, as the next phase in the process to create a citywide equity plan. All are invited to attend the...

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What’s Next Special Edition with Caltrans’ Whistleblower Jeanie Ward-Waller

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Jeanie Ward-Waller may not be a household name in California, but until recently she may have had the most important job in the state as far as Streetsblog readers are concerned. Ward-Waller served as...

What’s Next Special Edition: Dr. Nicholas Toloudis and the Bungled Solidarity of APSA for...

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This weekend the American Political Science Association (APSA) rolled into Los Angeles for its annual conference. But this year, the annual confab was roiled in controversy as the association was moving on with its...

What’s Next Episode 8 : Katie Neginsky

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This week's podcast features Katie Neginsky with the International Women's Resource Center. IWRC is a "community of learning, support, and resources for refugee and immigrant women and their families focused on building joy and...

Opinion

Mayor Phil Brock’s Presentation at Wilmont Neighborhood Coalition Offers Glimpse Into Santa Monica’s Insular...

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Santa Monica has seven officially recognized neighborhood groups. Despite their official recognition and city funding, most of these groups are known for not being representative of their neighborhoods–indeed, many residents don’t even know they...

A Look Ahead at 2024’s Biggest Stories from Your Santa Monica Next Editor

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Well 2024 is now well upon us. Starting Monday, Next will resume its normal coverage which makes now the perfect time to look ahead at what we think will be some of the biggest...

California Can’t Be a Climate Leader Until it Stops Building Freeways

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This piece first appeared at Streetsblog California. Representatives from the State of California are in Dubai, United Arab Emirates right now for COP28, the climate summit where world leaders make agreements to reduce greenhouse gas...

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Big Blue Bus Announces for “Brighter Blue Bus” (3/6 and 3/7) and “Commuters of...

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The following is a lightly edited press release from the City of Santa Monica. 2024 Commuters of Santa Monica Meeting Join Big Blue Bus, City of Santa Monica, and Metro to learn about transportation projects, commuting options, and more...

Santa Monica Police Activities League Deals Its 2024 Charity Poker Tournament on March 2

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The following is a press release from Pier Communications: Take a seat at the table or watch from the sidelines for Santa Monica Police Activities League’s 2024 Charity Poker Tournament to benefit Santa Monica youth on Saturday,...

SMC’s Student Newspaper, The Corsair, & Staff Win Several ACP Awards in “Clips & Clicks”...

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The Santa Monica College (SMC) student-run media outlet The Corsair has won several awards from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) in its Clips & Clicks contest which featured work produced in the Fall 2023 semester. There were 561 submissions from ACP members...

Community News

OPA Update 2/26/24: Last Week to Nominate SaMo Most Loved 2024, State of the...

Next OPA Monthly Meeting Details: Mark March 11 for the next OPA meeting. Guests include Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur, School Superintendent Dr. Antonio Shelton, and someone from the Office of Emergency Management. See you...

OPA Update 2/22/24: OPA Happy Hour TONIGHT @ Lula’s, Call to Join Lincoln Blvd...

The Lincoln Blvd Task Force is returning to address all things Lincoln Blvd. A lot of change is coming to Lincoln and OPA needs to play a role in shaping some of that future by highlighting...

OPA Update 2/19/24: OPA Happy Hour THIS Thursday @ Lula’s, Meet the Main St....

OPA Happy Hour THIS Thursday @ Lula's: Our first community happy hour of the year is THIS Thursday from 4:30-6-30pm @ Lula's back patio (2720 Main St.). Come enjoy FREE appetizers and GREAT company....