Roughly 100,000 people were forced from their homes as the Saddleridge wildfire blazed across the San Fernando Valley over the weekend, impacting residents of Granada Hills, Sylmar and Porter Ranch.Read More
Roughly 100,000 people are forced from their homes as the Saddleridge wildfire blazes across the San Fernando Valley, impacting residents of Granada Hills, Sylmar and Porter Ranch.Read More
A wildfire broke out late last night in Sylmar. At approximately 9:00pm, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFP) reported that high winds were causing the fire to spread rapidly. Affected areas include Sylmar, Porter Ranch, and parts of Granada Hills.
As of 8:30am on Friday morning, approximately 4,700 acres have burned, 25,000 homes have been evacuated, and 100,000 people have been displayed, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Containment is at 0%.Read More
On Thursday, Sept. 26, clubs from the Santa Monica College (SMC) community were on display with hopes of recruiting new members. Each club had their own unique formula to draw in as many students as they could at their respective tables.Read More
California Senate Bill 276, signed into law on Sept. 9, 2019, places tighter regulations on medical exemptions given for children’s vaccines. The bill cements a deadline of Jan. 1, 2021, for the State Department of Public Health (CDPH) to create a standardized form system through California’s Immunization Registry for approving and tracking exemptions.Read More
The Center for Wellness and Wellbeing at Santa Monica College (SMC) recognizes September’s Suicide Prevention Month by offering a robust schedule of workshops, special events, and trainings that cover suicide prevention as well as other mental health topics, such as anxiety, depression, mindfulness, relationships, and stress management.Read More
Recent deaths and other heat-related injuries of hikers in the Santa Monica Mountains have highlighted the need for proper awareness and preparation. It's important to know the basics and have a plan in case of emergencies.
Two hikers have died and multiple others have suffered heat-related injuries in the Santa Monica Mountains over the past two months, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.Read More
In 2018, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) reported that there are an estimated 129,972 homeless people in California. Of that number, roughly 52,765 resided in Los Angeles County, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). In the past year since these findings, there has been a 12% increase of homeless people in LA, up to nearly 59,000.Read More
Throughout the month of September, different organizations have been using their platforms to publicly address issues pertaining to diet culture and weight stigmatization. Two different companies have been at the forefront of the month’s wellness campaigns – the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and the social networking company Instagram.Read More
Santa Monica College's (SMC) Associated Students (A.S.) are currently planning the school's first Indigenous Peoples' Day event on the main campus. A.S. hopes to bring an event that focuses more on the celebration of Indigenous people rather than Christopher Columbus.Read More
Pedestrians walking along Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica, Calif. cheered on protester Therese Sweeney on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 17. Therese, a 68 year old retiree, wooed honks from cars stuck in rush hour traffic, as a group of LAPD officers monitoring President Trump’s arrival huddled up for a coffee break nearby. Therese was one of the peaceful demonstrators who turned out to protest the President’s arrival at Santa Monica Airport on one of his infrequent visits to California.Read More
California Governor Gavin Newsom and state legislature have approved a large budget increase for California community colleges. The increased funds will go towards extending the 'California Promise Program' to a second year as well as the first.Read More
The Cayton Center on the main campus of Santa Monica College (SMC) will be updated this semester with a $12,000 budget with the hopes of providing a better on campus experience for students.
SMC's Student Trustee Brooke Harrington is looking to SMC students first for ideas on possible new Cayton Center updates and uses, asking students for their suggestions on how the popular student lounge should be updated. Harrington has asked students to write down their needs on post-it sticky notes and hang them on a poster in the Cayton Center designated for this activity.Read More
Volunteers for the Associated Students’ (A.S.) initiative to implement post-consumer composting on campus began holding their “pilot” event on Monday, May 13 in the Santa Monica College (SMC) cafeteria. The volunteers aimed to clarify common misconceptions about composting, and to persuade students to keep in mind whether their waste would be compostable.Read More
On Friday March 10 2017, hundreds of local activists took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to protest against against the newly-approved Dakota Access Pipeline.Read More