Jason Islas

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Jason Islas is the editor of Santa Monica Next and the director of the Vote Local Campaign. Before joining Next in May 2014, Jason had covered land use, transit, politics and breaking news for The Lookout, the city’s oldest news website, since February 2011.

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Legislative Update: Tracking Some of California’s Housing Bills

Affordable Housing, Displacement, and Regional Housing Needs The elephant in the housing legislation room is S.B. 827, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco). This bill,...

New Plans Revealed for Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel Redesign Project

Owners of the Santa Monica Fairmont Miramar hotel revealed revamped plans for an ambitious overhaul of the historic property Thursday. The new plans for the...

‘Wellbeing 365’ Campaign Highlights Importance of Life-Long Learning in March

https://youtu.be/f-kyRWW1y28 Throughout March, Kaiser Permanente has highlighted the importance of life-long learning in maintaining and improving health as part of its “Wellbeing 365: Stress Less &...

Santa Monica Sees Number of People Experiencing Homelessness Grow Second Year in a Row

Santa Monica released the results of this year’s annual city-wide homelessness count Tuesday, showing a continued increase in the number of people struggling with...

Santa Monica Police Arrest Suspect in Connection with Elderly Man’s Death

Santa Monica Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of an 88-year-old man earlier this year, officials said. Late last week, police...

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100 Wilshire: A Tale of Two Heights

If you recently read that the City’s tallest apartment...

Active Transportation Program Cut Because Administration Wants to Prioritize Highways

The Active Transportation Program "is a key aspect of...
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