Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

Articles from the November 28, 2017 edition

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  • Santa Monica College Opens New Center for Media and Design

    Samuel Alioto, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 28, 2017

    Santa Monica College announced that it will officially open its newest campus-housing The Center for Media and Design (CMD) and the KCRW Media Center-on December 2, 2017. We have repeatedly pointed out that only 4% (yes that's right, FOUR PERCENT) of SMC students are Santa Monica High School graduates, and that about half the student body are foreigners, who pay top dollar to study abroad. So it's unclear to us exactly how this will benefit local residents. But saying that is a little like...

  • Giving Tuesday: Generosity that NEEDS to Happen.

    Zoe Muntaner, Observer Staff Writer|Nov 28, 2017

    Santa Monica has officially joined over 115 community initiatives in 100 countries participating in the largest social movement in the world. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday...

  • Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle at 9th Street & Montana Avenue

    Observer Staff|Nov 28, 2017

    As a result of a car versus pedestrian accident around 7:25 pm Tuesday evening a pedestrian was on the ground at 9th Street and Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Paramedics were treating him. Enough paramedics to fill a hospital, in fact. Details are pending. 2017 has been a particularly bad year for pedestrians in Santa Monica. Trains and automobiles, as well as busses, have killed 8 pedestrians and injured over a dozen, by our count in the congested Westside City. This is higher than previous...