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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered a high-energy speech from a stage erected on the Santa Monica 
High School football field.
Photo by Maria Martin

Call to Action

Bernie Sanders brings his populist message to Santa Monica By Gary Walker Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered a high-energy speech from a stage erected on the Santa Monica High School football field. Pho...


An artist’s rendering of the wetlands park planned for Via Marina
Image courtesy of the Hardage Group

New Hotels Clear Final Hurdle

Coastal Commission rejects appeal to halt construction on Via Marina By Gary Walker An artist’s rendering of the wetlands park planned for Via MarinaImage courtesy of the Hardage Group The California Coastal Commission has ...


Kathleen Blakistone (far left), with Environmental Charter Middle School – Gardena students and teacher Ginnia Hargins (lower left) at Moonwater Farm
Photo by Richard Draut

She Found Herself in Nature

Meet Urban Ecologist Kathleen Blakistone of Moonwater Farm By Regan Kibbee Kathleen Blakistone (far left), with Environmental Charter Middle School – Gardena students and teacher Ginnia Hargins (lower left) at Moonwater Farm...



Former California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, a Venice resident, has concerns about voter eligibility safeguards in the upcoming neighborhood council election

When Voting Rights Go Wrong

There are few safeguards against importing non-local voters into neighborhood council races By Gary Walker Former California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, a Venice resident, has concerns about voter eligibility safeguards in...


Guests at the Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction, including parents from Edison Language Academy

Inaugural Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction Nets $115,000 for Schools

Guests at the Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction, including parents from Edison Language Academy The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation’s inaugural Santa Monica-Malibu Wine Auction raised more than $115,000 to help fund ...


An Expo Line train pulls into the new 
Downtown Santa Monica Station during a test run last week. Photo by Ted Soqui.

Manifest Destiny

Can the Expo Line fulfill the promise of mass transit in L.A.? By Gary Walker An Expo Line train pulls into the newDowntown Santa Monica Station during a test run last week. Photo by Ted Soqui. Forty-seven minutes. That’s h...



President Obama congratulates Medal of Valor recipients Capt. Ray Bottenfield (left) and officers Robert Sparks and Jason Salas
Photo by Doug Mills (The New York Times) courtesy of SMPD

News in Brief

President Obama congratulates Medal of Valor recipients Capt. Ray Bottenfield (left) and officers Robert Sparks and Jason SalasPhoto by Doug Mills (The New York Times) courtesy of SMPD Three who Stopped SMC Shooter Get Medals ...


Bill Clinton delivers his May 7 commencement address at Loyola Marymount University. Photo by Ted Soqui.

‘Light the World on Fire’

Bill Clinton urges LMU grads to seek out our common humanity By Gary Walker Bill Clinton delivers his May 7 commencement address at Loyola Marymount University. Photo by Ted Soqui. The global economy. The digital universe. Pe...


Vegan activist Lola Korneevets protests outside Café Gratitude 
on Rose Avenue

Burger Blowback

Founders of vegan restaurant Café Gratitude face death threats for eating meat By Christina Campodonico Vegan activist Lola Korneevets protests outside Café Gratitudeon Rose Avenue The founders of a popular vegan restaurant...



Steve Napolitano, Janice Hahn and Ralph Pacheco

A Three-Way Race for Supervisor

Steve Napolitano, Janice Hahn and Ralph Pacheco battle to take over for termed-out Don Knabe By Gary Walker Steve Napolitano, Janice Hahn and Ralph Pacheco Representing 10 million people and managing a budget of more than $28...






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