Damien Newton

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Damien is the executive director of the Southern California Streets Initiative which publishes Santa Monica Next, Streetsblog Los Angeles, Streetsblog San Francisco, Streetsblog California and Longbeachize.

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Council Calls for Ceasefire in Gaza and Return of Hostages Held by Hamas

Last night, by a 6-1 vote, the Santa Monica City Council approved a statement that called for peace in the Middle East in the...

Council Expands Anti-Harassment Ordinance to Protect Pedestrians and Approves Plans and Contracts for Safety Improvements

Last night (Agenda), the City Council unanimously passed all five motions relating to bicycle safety. These motions will lead to near-immediate construction of several...

Here’s the Events, Giveaways and Goodies for Thursday’s Bike to Anywhere Day

This Thursday, Bike to Anywhere Day, the heir to Bike to Work Day, comes to Santa Monica. The annual international celebration of bicycling culture...

Council Considers Five Bike Motions, Ranging from Construction Contracts to Anti-Harassment Ordinances

The Santa Monica City Council meets tomorrow evening (agenda) to grapple with a contentious agenda that includes five different votes on issues related to...

Contract Between SEIU and SMMUSD Is Ratified by Union Members. Awaiting Vote from School Board Before Final Approval

SEIU Local 99 announced yesterday that union members had approved a new agreement with the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) after an “overwhelming”...

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CA Will Continue to Undermine its Climate Goals by Widening Highways

Freeway Widening The California Transportation Commission (CTC) went through the...

Bike “to Anywhere” Day Remains a Top Draw in Santa Monica (and There Was a Cool 5K Too).

Yesterday was Bike to Anywhere Day and I went...
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