Santa Monica, CA is making the move to market-based parking in order to reduce congestion, reduce pollution, and make alternatives more appealing.
Oct 16, 2009 Los Angeles Times
Wait times for a plot of land in one of Santa Monica's community gardens have grown so long that officials are instituting a new program to connect gardeners with homeowners willing to share their backyards.
Apr 14, 2009 Los Angeles Times
Drops in tourism and luxury car sales are among the reasons why the ritziest cities in Southern California are not impervious to the recession.
Feb 19, 2009 Los Angeles Times
The Latino Urban Forum's James Rojas has made a name for himself by designing interactive planning models for some of the LA area's most famous neighborhoods. Recently, he took a crack at creating a more sustainable Santa Monica.
Feb 11, 2009 Los Angeles Streetsblog
After noise complaints by residents nearby, any exercise that takes place on a grassy traffic median in Santa Monica that can qualify as "congregating" has been banned.
Nov 26, 2008 International Herald Tribune
A grassy median in a tony Santa Monica neighborhood has been a hotspot for local fitness buffs looking for a nice place to workout for years. But residents tired of the constant outdoor gym that invades their street are complaining to the city.
Nov 4, 2008 Los Angeles Times
According to Neal Payton, Santa Monica's Proposition T, intended to cut traffic growth, is useless.
Oct 21, 2008 Streetsblog