Neighbors Opposed To Santa Monica Airport Noise To Hold Vigil Monday
Santa Monica Airport.
Venice and Mar Vista activists fed up with noise from jets taking off and landing at nearby Santa Monica Airport will hold a "Peace and Quiet Vigil" Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. as the airport goes dark for runway maintenance.
The vigil will be held at the northwest corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Rose Avenue in Venice. Organizers, including Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution, state that Los Angeles city Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who represents the L.A. areas that border the airport, will be attending.
Neighbors have been battling Santa Monica Airport over jet landings and take-offs, arguing that the small city airport was never designed for the kind of mid-sized, executive passenger jets that often call it home. Noise can be intense, they say, not to mention fumes and pollution from the jet engines.
SMA is scheduled to go off the grid for four days starting Sunday night and ending next Friday morning, according organizers. They want to enjoy the silence.
Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution (CRAAP) cofounder Martin Rubin says, "We want to give residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Santa Monica Airport the opportunity to celebrate the peace that is possible when we're free of airport pollution and noise."
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- Cop Commission Thinks Twice About Controversial Speech Crackdown
Sat., Sep. 5, 12:30pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 8:00pm
Sun., Sep. 6, 12:35pm
Sun., Sep. 6, 1:00pm
- Venice Beach Comic Swami X Is Dead at 89
- L.A. Officially Takes on U.S. Bid for 2024 Olympics