Santa Monicans will be asked to vote this November on a new tax on luxury real estate that would raise about $3 million each year for public services. The city of Santa Monica is looking for a way to generate some extra money as its traditional revenue sources — sales and hotel taxes and parking fees — suffer during the pandemic and accompanying recession.
Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday to begin the process of reforming the Santa Monica Police Department and reallocating some department funding to crime prevention programs. Residents and business owners have criticized the department’s approach to a May 31 protest against police violence in downtown Santa Monica,
With more than 1,000 Spanish speakers at Santa Monica High School, the LatinX and ChicanX community at Samohi is pretty close knit, so it was only natural that they would meet for one final goodbye before graduation.
Authorities are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information on the theft of 29 guns from a Santa Monica sporting goods store during a day of civil unrest. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Monday announced a reward of up to $10,
Every graduating class has some challenges and congratulating students is expected. However, 2020 has been anything but an ordinary year and it’s not just empty words when we congratulate the class of 2020.
This story was updated June 9 at 9:02 a.m. The National Guard left Los Angeles County, including Santa Monica, Sunday night, city officials said. The National Guard arrived in the city on the night of May 31 following a peaceful protest against police violence in downtown Santa Monica that was accompanied by looting a few blocks away.
City Council will discuss the budget Tuesday afternoon after meeting two weeks ago to restore $6.4 million in funding to programs that city staff had proposed eliminating. Under the proposed budget, all city departments except the Santa Monica Police Department and Santa Monica Fire Department would see significant funding cuts,
The amount of ‘lip service’ the progressive City of Santa Monica gives to minority causes is incredible. We supported the recent demonstration in town to honor the life and protest the death of George Floyd in Minn.
In a conversation timely to the world’s current events, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District recently provided an update on the Social Justice integration work currently being undertaken by the district.
Santa Monica College’s John Drescher Planetarium resumes its Friday evening events in June with free, live virtual shows presented online at smc.edu/planetarium. The shows include an update on plans to explore Mars,
Santa Monica police had no intelligence that people would come to loot downtown stores during Sunday’s protest against police violence, the city’s police chief said Thursday. Chief of Police Cynthia Renaud said during a meeting with businesses that she was only aware that a peaceful protest on Montana Avenue had been planned and then canceled,