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Santa Monica College’s Accreditation Reaffirmed for Seven Years

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The following is a press release from Santa Monica Community College. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)—one of seven institutional accrediting bodies recognized by the national Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of...

SCORE Los Angeles Presents Restaurant Startup Essentials at Santa Monica Public Library

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Via city of Santa Monica press release. SCORE Los Angeles presents a free workshop on Restaurant Startup Essentials on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Thinking of pursuing...

Santa Monica College Presents Spring 2023 Social Justice Series

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SANTA MONICA, CA — Santa Monica College (SMC) continues its Social Justice Lecture Series in spring 2023 with presentations, talks, and discussions that explore the concept of social justice and a variety of aspects, issues, and developments affecting...

Congratulations to The Corsair for 11 Mark of Excellence Awards from the American Society...

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The Corsair, Santa Monica College’s student-run media outlet—and its staff—has won three Region 11 2022 Mark of Excellence Awards (MOE) awards from The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) which recognizes the best collegiate journalism (including both two-year and four-year institutions). SPJ’s Region 11 comprises Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, and Mariana Islands....

Two Santa Monica Dems. Named to State Party Executive Board

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The following is a press release from the Santa Monica Democratic Club The Santa Monica Democratic Club (SMDC) is pleased to announce that two members of its executive board who serve on the Los Angeles...

Drasko V’s “Art of Time” Lights Up Promenade Tower

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This is a lightly edited press release and image from the City of Santa Monica. Starting last Saturday, visitors to the Third Street Promenade can see a unique projection on one of Santa Monica’s most iconic buildings. In a week-long project titled Art...

How To Build a Car That Kills People: Cybertruck Edition

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This story first appeared in Streetsblog USA. After years of delays, multiple price hikes, and exactly one infamous steel ball mishap, Tesla finally handed over the keys to the very first Cybertruck on Thursday. For a car...

Pier Celebrates Lunar New Year with Massive Animated Dragon on Ferris Wheel This Weekend

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The following is a lightly edited press release from the Pier Corporation. Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will fire up the Ferris wheel for the “Year of the Dragon” 90-foot-tall “Lunar New Year”...

Heal the Bay’s Annual Beach Report Card – The Best Beaches and The Beach...

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Much-needed winter storms may have relieved California’s historic drought, but all that rain came at some cost – poor beach water quality. Bacterial pollution at some of California’s most popular beaches spiked dramatically in 2016-17,...

City Council Approves Land Use Amendments to Implement City’s State-Certified Housing Element

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The following is a press release from the City of Santa Monica. At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Santa Monica City Council took action to implement the City’s certified 6th Cycle Housing Element. City Council adopted...

Three SMC Grads, Among 6,162 Students Graduating This Year, Share Their Journeys

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The following is a press release from Santa Monica Community College. This June, Jasmine Christmas, Jose Rosales, and Tafari Alan will be among 6,162 Santa Monica College (SMC) graduates receiving a total of 8,557 degrees and certificates. SMC’s first fully in-person...

Caltrans Carbon Reduction Strategy: We Must Drive Less

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This post first appeared on Streetsblog California. Near the top of its recently released California Transportation Carbon Reduction Strategy, Caltrans notes that although switching to electric vehicles is important and necessary, it is clearly not enough...

Metro Looks to Approve On-Bus Camera Enforcement Ticketing Drivers Who Park in Bus Lanes

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This story first appeared at Streetsblog Los Angeles. Earlier today, the Metro Operations Committee approved Metro on-bus cameras for ticketing drivers who park in bus lanes. Metro is looking to allocate $11 million for its...

Metro Seeking Input on its MicroTransit Pilot Fares

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This post first appeared at Streetsblog Los Angeles. Metro is considering making some minor changes to its costly inefficient MicroTransit pilot, called Metro Micro. The agency is receiving public input via email and at several meetings...

Santa Monica Calls for Volunteer Tutors for New Program at Virginia Avenue Park Library

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Via city of Santa Monica press release. The Pico Branch Library is calling all book worms, science geeks, high school honor roll-ees, or anyone with time and a passion for learning to share their knowledge...
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