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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Communities for Excellent Public Schools Makes Early Endorsements for City Council, School Board and College Boards 

Communities for Excellent Public Schools (CEPS), a coalition of parents and other supporters of public education in Santa Monica has made early endorsements for...

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...

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Council Asks Staff for Ordinance Requiring Tree Replacement When One Is Lost to Development

At last week’s meeting, the Santa Monica City Council...

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...
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