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Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn't cause any major damage. The magnitude 3.6 quake hit around 11:20 p.m. Monday and was felt by thousands of residents in west Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, across the San Fernando Valley and as... Read more →

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Water project breaks ground at the beach

Local dignitaries gathered at the Santa Monica Beach on Monday to officially break ground on a new water reuse project designed to help the city reduce its dependency on imported water. The Santa Monica Clean Beached Project will install a large catchment tank under the parking lot near the Santa Monica Pier. The water will be passed... Read more →

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GOP governors launch ‘news’ site critics call propaganda

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican governors are getting into the "news" business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing Democrats negatively. It asks... Read more →

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Alternative fuels go mainstream at Santa Monica Expo

  The 12th Annual AltCar Expo returns to Santa Monica this weekend providing locals with one of the nation’s best opportunities to learn about and test drive cars that will determine the future of the automotive industry. The event is held at the Civic Center has become known as the most comprehensive showcase for non-gasoline... Read more →

Crime

Suspect threatens Vons store manager

On August 30, 2017 at about 11:16 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Vons – 710 Broadway regarding a battery occurring. The reporting party indicated the suspect hit the store manager in the face and threatened the reporting party with a razor blade. The suspect fled the location and was last seen southbound on... Read more →

Education

Fake students scamming local residents

    Scammers have targeted Santa Monica residents recently while posing as Santa Monica High School students soliciting donations. The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District issued a warning to local residents last week and said there a ways to identify legitimate fundraising by local students. “We have learned... Read more →

Crime

Homeless man hops into passagenger seat

On August 31, 2017 at about 7:21 p.m. Officers responded to Thrifty Coin Car Wash – 2537 Lincoln Blvd regarding a subject that entered the victim/callers car and was refusing to leave.  Officers arrived and located the suspect seated in the front passenger seat of the car.  The subject did not comply with officers’ commands to exit... Read more →

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Police but no protests at CRJ meeting

    Following two months of escalating protests, the September meeting of the Committee for Racial Justice was notable for the huge show of support and unity, not racist disruptions. The event drew a large, preemptive police response but a rumored crowd of far-right, anti-Semitic and racist protesters did not materialize... Read more →

Crime

Altercation at Chess Park

On August 31, 2017 at about 4:20 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Chess Park – 1650 Ocean Front Walk regarding a disturbance . Officers determined a verbal argument began between the suspect and another subject. The victim noticed the argument escalating and called 9-1-1 for assistance. The suspect noticed and... Read more →

Education

BOE discusses Samohi parking

  This week the Santa Monica – Malibu Unified Board of Education will meet on Wednesday to discuss the Santa Monica High School Campus Plan phase 1 and 2 regarding parking and budget. During the last board meeting the BOE asked staff to return with more information regarding the proposed second basement level of parking below the... Read more →

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Bomb threat near Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Police Department is asking everyone to stay away from the Santa Monica Pier while they investigate a bomb threat. According to Lt. Saul Rodriguez, multiple anonymous phone calls were placed to outside law enforcement agencies regarding a bomb on the Pier. Those agencies forwarded the threats to SMPD and officers began an... Read more →