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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Supporters of Great Innovation Park See Air Taxi Hub as Partial Solution for Future Airport Park Funding

Image via the Let Your Voice Be Heard flyer handed out before the Airport Conversion Project meetings by supporters of the Great Innovation Park...

2024-2025 Budget Review Part I – Four More SMPD Officers, Cuts to Sidewalk and Alley Maintenance

Tuesday night’s meeting gave the Santa Monica City Council its first look at the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, a chance...

Council Will Hear Proposal to Retrofit, Re-open and Revitalize the Civic

In 2013, Santa Monica’s Landmark Civic Auditorium closed as needed; safety retrofits cost more than what the city could afford. Over the next decade,...

Vice Mayor Lana Negrete Gives Extended Interview to Epoch Times’ “California Insider” Videocast

Last week, Santa Monica Mayor Lana Negrete appeared on “California Insider” (link) a YouTube video show produced by the far-right conspiracy publication the Epoch...

Streets for All Announces City Council Candidate Forum for Next Wednesday

Transportation reform advocacy group Streets for All announced a candidate’s forum for Santa Monica City Council candidates next Wednesday, May 29, at 6 p.m....

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Help Shape Bike Parking in State Building Code

The Building Standards Commission is updating the California Building...

Ridership Booming on A and E (Expo) Line a Year After Regional Connector Opens

Metro’s most recent ridership reports that ridership growth on...

Celebrate Summer with the Conservancy

The following newsletter from the Santa Monica Conservancy contains...
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