News

SMMUSD Education Foundation provides quarterly report

Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation has seen donations and participation rise in the past year as the local organization continues to reach out to local parents and corporations to fund schools. On February 15, SMMEF provided their quarterly report to the school board, an update on money fundraised and future goals to the Board of... Read more →

Briefs

AP Briefs

NEW YORK Gothamist news sites brought back to life by public radio Gothamist, a pithy news website covering New York City shut down last year after reporters unionized, and satellites in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., are getting a new life thanks to public radio. Public radio stations WNYC in New York, KPCC in Los Angeles, and... Read more →

Columns

Educator Spotlight: Nahla Seikali

Nahla Seikali – Malibu High School The Educator Spotlight recognizes those who contribute to the education of local students. Educators were chosen by consulting with site PTA, student government organizations and staff. Educators were chosen for their reputations with students, staff, parents and the community. Nahla Seikali has been... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On February 14, at about 7:35 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Marisol Restaurant – 401 Santa Monica Pier – regarding a subject that left the restaurant without paying for his food and was being followed by the restaurant’s manager. Officers met with the manager and detained the subject for an investigation. The... Read more →

Crime

Police actively searching for home invasion suspect

Police officers are actively searching for a suspect connected to a violent home invasion attempt near Santa Monica High School at about 3:30 a.m. this morning. According to Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez, officers were called to the 1700 block of 5th Street (between Santa Monica High School and the Doubletree Hotel) for an “unknown... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On February 15, at about 6:44 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at 7th Street and Santa Monica Blvd regarding a battery that just occurred. Officers met with victim and learned the victim was standing at the corner waiting to cross the street. A male subject holding two bottles of beer approached the victim and asked the... Read more →

News

Construction begins on new apartments on Lincoln Blvd.

Hundreds of new apartments have been approved for Lincoln Blvd. between Olympic and Colorado and work is now underway on two new buildings. The Arroyo, a 64 unit affordable housing project by Community Corp of Santa Monica broke ground last year and is now taking shape on the block. Across the street, officials have broken ground on The... Read more →

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Airbnb unveils new category of rentals rated by inspectors

Airbnb is dispatching inspectors to rate some of the properties listed on its home-rental service in an effort to reassure travelers they're booking nice places to stay. The Plus program, unveiled Thursday, is aimed at winning over travelers who aren't sure they can trust the current, computer-driven analysis of reviews posted by past... Read more →

News

Trump mulls pulling immigration agents from California

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he may pull the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency out of California, an idea so unlikely that some of his staunchest critics dismissed it as an empty taunt against the state over immigration policies. Withdrawing ICE, partially or completely, runs counter to Trump's record of... Read more →

News

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, reusing a first stage that had flown on a previous launch,... Read more →

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Financial focus for upcoming Rent Control meeting

  The Rent Control Board will continue to tackle tax surcharges on tenants who have seen their rental rates surge when they consider whether to create a subcommittee on the issue Thursday. The RCB aims to help current tenants who’ve surcharges increase because of property tax assessments during Santa Monica’s current real estate... Read more →

High School

School District wants more community engagement

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified District has unveiled a new proposal to strengthen family engagement in the education process. The framework was discussed during a board meeting on Thursday, February, 15. “The purpose of the SMMUSD Family Engagement Framework is to provide guidance to schools and the district as we work to implement... Read more →