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Santa Monica Announces Date for Full Breeze Bike Share Launch

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Santa Monica has officially announced November 12 as the day for Breeze Bike Share’s full roll out, which will make it the first public bike-share system in Los Angeles County. The full roll out on...

Santa Monica’s “Breeze” Bike-Share Website Goes Live, Offers Memberships

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Breeze, Santa Monica's new bike-share system, operated by CycleHop, and the first public system in L.A. County, has launched a new website in anticipation of the system's test-run starting next week. Through the website, you can already...

Big Blue Bus Begins Expo Integration Service Overhaul this Month

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Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus this month will begin the first phase of one of the municipal transit agency's largest service changes in its 77-year history. The coming changes, which will occur in three phases...

A New Look for Santa Monica Next in the New Year

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We are approaching the holidays and our publishing schedule will slow down as we prepare to celebrate. But we will also take advantage of these slow news days to give our website a much-needed overhaul....

Santa Monica Conservancy Celebrates L.A.’s First Documented Surfer of African-American and Latino Descent

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On Saturday, June 3, the Santa Monica Conservancy will celebrate Nick Gabaldón Day in commemoration of the Santa Monica resident who is known as L.A.'s first documented surfer of African-American and Latino descent. The celebration will...

Vote Local Meet the Candidates: Ashley Powell

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As she walks down a bustling Fourth Street in downtown Santa Monica with almost every walk of life imaginable, she reminisces of the simpler days of her youth, but is also eager of...

Gruber: Filling the Workers Rights Vacuum

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(Note: This story first appeared on the Healthy City Local. Two Thousand Nineteen seems remarkable for the number of historical events that are being commemorated with round number anniversaries. Fifty years ago, 1969, saw the...

Santa Monica’s Rep. in the State Assembly Tapped to Head Budget Subcommittee on Sustainability...

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For the fourth year in a row, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) will chair the Assembly’s budget subcommittee that oversees spending on pressing environmental issues such as transportation and greenhouse gas reductions. Bloom, a resident...

Santa Monica Honored for Cultivating “Culture of Health”

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Standing in front of one of the city's brightly-colored Creative Crosswalks and adjacent to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market, city officials and elected leaders celebrated the honor of winning a coveted award for communities...

Assemblymember Richard Bloom Talks Housing Package

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Late last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of 15 bills designed to begin addressing California’s historic housing crisis. Among those bills, the ones that received perhaps the most media attention were Senate Bills...

Santa Monica Corsair Finalist for 10 Pinnacle Prizes for Top Journalism

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Via Press Release: The Santa Monica College (SMC) student newspaper The Corsair is a finalist in 10 individual and organizational national journalism awards, including Best College Media Outlet of the Year and Best College Website...

With Friday Deadline to Submit Comments, Vendors Demand Public Hearing/Extended Comment Period for Changes...

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On March 31, the City of Santa Monica proposed a set of new rules for street vendors in Palisades Park and the Santa Monica Pier. The new rules propose a lottery system for eleven...

Metro Board July Updates: Joint Development, Bike-Share, and More

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Yesterday’s monthly Metro Board of Directors meeting saw the chair transition from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Incoming Chair Ridley-Thomas expounded on his priorities for the current fiscal year. The...

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus to Hold Community Meeting on Possible Fare Increase

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With Big Blue Bus' planning on increasing service by more than 10 percent as part of the agency's Expo integration service realignment, officials are considering a possible 25 cent fare increase in 2016, the...

Dear City Council: An Open Letter on Policing in Santa Monica.

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Dear City Council: If you had asked my opinion of the Santa Monica Police Department on May 29th, my response would have been very positive. My personal interactions with SMPD have been pleasant and professional....
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