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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Santa Monica City Council Set to Discuss Future of the Big Blue Bus

Four years after a major realignment of service and facing declining ridership, the Big Blue Bus will once again go before the City Council...

Senate Bill 827, Equity, and the Need for Coalition Building in the YIMBY Movement

Last month, State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released a draft of his legislation, Senate Bill 827, which would upend zoning rules throughout California. The...

‘Wellbeing 365’ Campaign Tackles Community in February

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjOxYQWfEAU Throughout February, Kaiser Permanente will address the role community plays in improving health as part of its “Wellbeing 365: Stress Less & Thrive” initiative in...

Santa Monica Councilmember Files Petition for Term Limit Ballot Measure

A petition filed with the City Clerk Monday could put the question of whether Santa Monica City Council members should have term limits before...

Union Pickets Santa Monica Hotel Charged with Labor Violations

Members of the regional hospitality workers union, UNITE HERE Local 11, gathered to protest Monday in front of the JW Marriot Le Merigot after...

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Feroz Merchhiya Selected as City’s Chief Information Officer

The following is a press release from the City...

In 2022, Santa Monicans Voted for Lower Rent. It’s Paying Off with Lower Rent for Rent Controlled Units

In 2022, Santa Monica residents, especially those in were...

Latest on Metro Micro: Still Few Riders, High Costs

This Thursday the Metro board Operations Committee will receive...

Malibu Added to Speed Camera Pilot? Update on Mobility Legislation in Sacramento

Yesterday the Assembly Transportation Committee heard and passed a...
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