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Read This Interview with Film Maker Tom Huang Before Seeing Dealing with Dad at...

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Earlier today, I had a chance to sit down with Tom Huang, the filmmaker behind Dealing with Dad, which will be screening at Laemmle Monica Film Center (schedule) from May 19 through May 25....

Thanks for Your Patience. We’re Back…and the Site Is Safe

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Anyone that tried to visit us from late Friday afternoon until early this morning may have had trouble visiting the website. Hackers managed to implant malware on the website late Friday afternoon. Rest assured,...

Council Considers First Steps for Transportation Funding Measure That Could be on November 2024...

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At tomorrow’s City Council meeting, a motion by Councilmembers Gleam Davis, Caroline Torosis and Jesse Zwick directs city staff to “evaluate the potential” to place a ballot measure on the November 2024 ballot that...

Active Aging Pilot Aims to Help Seniors Navigate the City Without Their Cars to...

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On Wednesday, the City of Santa Monica Active Aging Pilot Program will host a walking and bicycling safety class for seniors at Wise & Healthy at 1527 4th Street at 2 p.m. The Active...

Council Asks for More Money for Preservation, Libraries and Security in Next Year’s Budget.

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The City Council will vote on the 2023-2024 fiscal year budget at its June 27th meeting. City staff first presented a draft of next year’s budget at its May 24th meeting, where it received...

Safety Improvements Come to Wilshire Blvd.: Right Turn Only Intersections Should Reduce Crashes by...

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Last week, the City of Santa Monica installed infrastructure that creates right-turn-only restrictions at fourteen unsignalized intersections along the Boulevard. Twenty percent of all crashes along the corridor have been caused by cars either...

Tragedy at 19th and Idaho and Street Safety Decisions

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On October 27th, a 69-year old local resident was killed by a driver of a vehicle in a traffic collision at 19th St and Idaho Avenue in the Wilmont neighborhood of Santa Monica.  This...

Council Approves Contract for Private Security Guards on the Big Blue Bus

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Last night, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously passed a motion (Agenda, Item 5I) to approve a five-year contract to Good Guard Security, a private security firm to place officers on the Big Blue...

Santa Monica Next and Partner Publications Honored by LA Press Club

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Last night was the L.A. Press Club's Annual awards dinner. As usual, the Southern California Streets Initiative team (Streetsblog Los Angeles, Santa Monica Next, and LongBeachize) left the event with armfuls of first place...

Council blunders before historically and unanimously supporting gender inclusive bathrooms requirement in new developments.

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This should have been a slam dunk. It should have been a night to celebrate one of the things that makes Santa Monica great: its commitment to inclusion. But after several councilmembers questioned an ordinance...

LAHSA Homeless Count Shows Number of People Experiencing Homeless Grew Between Winter of 2022...

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At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, much of the discussion was on either public safety or the city’s response to the homeless crisis. Councilmember Oscar de la Torre wanted assurances that the city’s regional...

Video : Students Testify for Safer Streets at Planning Commission Meeting

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At Wednesday’s meeting of the Santa Monica Planning Commission (agenda), staff gave an update on the Pedestrian Action Plan and Bicycle Action Plan Implementation. A full copy of their presentation can be found here...

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Like any non-profit publication, Santa Monica Next relies on reader donations to continue publishing and plan for the future. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished in 2023, speaking truth to power on a shoestring...

Council Moves Forward with Plan to Change City Hall Entrance Hallway Art, Changes to...

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Santa Monicans hoping to see a simple resolution to the controversy surrounding the Stanton Macdonald-Wright mural in the City Hall lobby may be disappointed by the recommendations made for the lobby at Tuesday's meeting...
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