PCH closed

A fatal car accident occurred at approximately 5am Tuesday on the 400 block of Pacific Coast Highway, near the Annenberg Beach House. The PCH remains closed as Santa Monica Police... Read more →


Officers were conducting a periodic check

On October 31, at about 8:30 a.m. Officers were conducting a periodic check in the area of the 1600 block of Ocean Front Walk. Officers spoke with the subject that was loitering in the area. Officers gathered the subject’s information, which later revealed he had outstanding warrant for his arrest for possession of burglary... Read more →


Malibu continues to push for school separation

England doesn’t want to be part of Europe, Scotland might not want to be part of Great Britain, Catalonia doesn’t want to be part of Spain, the Kurds want out of Iraq and Quebec doesn’t like being part of Canada. Secession is the hot topic in international politics and while the stakes are not life and death here, passions are no less... Read more →


Can you see me now?

Can you see me now? The daylight hours are getting shorter and now it is dark when we head out for evening trips.  Follow these tips to stay safe when traveling after dusk. Slow down. If you’re driving, slow down to give yourself more time to respond to people. See and be seen. Wear light colors or reflective clothing and... Read more →


City Councilman responds to apparent conflict of interest

Former Santa Monica Mayor and longtime City Councilman Tony Vazquez said his wife, a Santa Monica-Malibu School Board member, did not realize she was voting for contracts that benefitted his consulting clients when she approved certain consent calendar items at district meetings. “She didn’t even know she was voting on these things,”... Read more →


Downtown car burglary

  On October 31, at about 12:42 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in Parking Structure #1 – 1234 4th Street – regarding a vehicle burglary that just occurred. Officers detained a possible suspect in the 1200 block of Alley #1. Officers learned the reporting party was in the parking structure when he... Read more →


Breeze celebrates second birthday

As Santa Monica’s successful City-owned Breeze bike share program turns two years old, the rub is in the hub. If you haven’t been following the global trends in bike share programs, it may come as a surprise that docks – also known as bike racks – and locks are becoming obsolete. Multiple start-ups are charging forward with... Read more →


Officers were on patrol in the 1500 block of Ocean Ave

On October 26, Officers were on patrol in the 1500 block of Ocean Ave when they noticed a person inside Palisades Park smoking a cigarette, in violation of Santa Monica Municipal Code 4.44.020(a) (2). Officers approached the subject and asked him for identification. The subject told officers he did not have identification and he gave... Read more →