Pico Briefs

Pico Blvd. Santa Monica College to screen “Generation Startup” Santa Monica College will host a screening of the documentary film “Generation Startup” at 4 p.m. April 27. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A session hosted by the SMC Rotaract Club. The screening and audience Q&A are free and will be held... Read more →


Cinema At The Edge Film Festival

Main St. Cinema At The Edge Film Festival Housed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, the CATE Los Angeles Film Festival is nestled in the Frank Gehry designed complex on bustling Main Street in Santa Monica, California. The 5th Annual Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival (CATE) presents films of all genres that feature a... Read more →


Pilot sentenced to prison for flying without a license

An Orange County man has been sentenced to ten months in prison for flying a plane out of the Santa Monica Airport without a license. Last October, Arnold Gerald Leto III pleaded guilty to the charges, admitting to flying a Cessna Citation aircraft from Santa Monica Airport to Phoenix in 2015. In April, 2016, Leto piloted a Falcone 10... Read more →

City Council

DCP debate to begin on April 26

      The first stop in the Downtown Community Plan (DCP) discussion tour will be the April 26 Planning Commission meeting for an introductory overview of the city’s latest zoning document. As agendized, the discussion this week is framed as an overview of the final plan and adoption of some... Read more →


Loss Prevention steps up to the plate

On April 13, at about 4:54 p.m. Officers responded to TJ Maxx – 1251 4th Street regarding a shoplifting suspect in custody.   Officers met with Loss Prevention Staff who told officers the suspect was being monitored by staff. The suspect was carrying a large bag that appeared empty, she selected several items from the sales floor,... Read more →


Nine-year-old boy catches alleged burglar

  When Royal Rumph went back to class this week, he had one heck of a Spring Break story. “Well, I chased down somebody. I got ice cream from a police officer. I almost peed my pants. Yeah, it was fun,” Royal said while giggling in his grandmother’s backyard near the beach Friday. It all happened while Royal was helping... Read more →


National Arbor Day Tree Planting Event

Palisades Park On April 26, the City of Santa Monica will celebrate National Arbor Day by planting six new trees in Palisades Park. This year’s Arbor Day volunteers will plant three Italian stone pines (Pinus pinea) and three New Zealand Christmas trees (Metrosideros excelsus). The planting will take place in Palisades Park near Ocean... Read more →


Arrested for battery of jail staff

On April 3, at about 6:16 a.m. While patrolling the 1500 block of 2nd Street, officers observed a subject lying on the sidewalk and wrapped up in a blanket in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officers contacted the subject and noticed she was not clothed below the waist. The subject was unable to provide any identification. The... Read more →


Santa Monica Conservancy 2017 Preservation Awards

Citywide The Santa Monica Conservancy recognized eight exemplary contributions to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage by honoring individuals, building owners and architectural firms at its recent Annual Meeting. This year, for the first time since 2010, the Conservancy presented its David G. Cameron... Read more →

Movie Reviews

Film Review: Norman

Rated R 117 Minutes Released April 14   Norman is an unusual and vivid study of an intricate and unique human being. It’s also a tale of how an action on a personal plane can affect the world stage. The story is a game of mental chess on an interpersonal level involving game pieces of massive scope. A cascade of action is... Read more →


Celebrate and Eat on Earth Day

    Earth Day is Saturday, April 22 and part of the celebration means to live and consume a healthier, and a sustainable lifestyle. The City of Santa Monica is committed to supporting sustainable, local and organic food through its own purchasing and by helping businesses make sustainable goods more accessible to... Read more →


HoneyLove encourages you to build a Bee Box this Spring

  Santa Monica may have outlawed the majority of private vacation rentals, but a local advocate wants you to put an “Air Bee ‘n Bee” in your backyard. “All the cool kids are doing it and a lot of celebrities are doing it,” Second-generation beekeeper Paul Hekimian said in an interview with the Daily Press. Hekimian says... Read more →