News

Authorities respond to suspicious package in Santa Monica

Authorities were investigating a suspicious package in Santa Monica early Friday afternoon, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department official. The suspicious box was found on the hood of a vehicle near the intersection of California Avenue and 11th Street, sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Boese said. California Avenue was closed... Read more →

Education

Exchange program brings Danish youth to Santa Monica

You've probably had a Danish pastry. But have you had a Danish student? Earlier this year, 18 students from a school in Denmark traveled more than 5,000 miles to take classes, meet new people and soak up the scenery and culture in Santa Monica. The arrangement was made possible by families affiliated with Santa Monica High School who... Read more →

Crime

Suspect arrested after punching man in face on beach

On August 24 at about 11:10 p.m. Officers assigned to the beach were dispatched to an assault that occurred in the 1200 block of the beach. When officers arrived, LA County Lifeguards were out with all the parties involved. The victim and his friend were lying on the sand for about twenty minutes when they were approached by the suspect. The... Read more →

Briefs

Los Angeles Waterkeeper Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Los Angles Waterkeeper, the region's leading water quality watchdog group, has announced that Bruce Reznik will be taking the helm of the organization as its new Executive Director. Reznik will be replacing Liz Crosson, who departed the organization after five years to take a position as Water Policy Advisor for the City of Los... Read more →

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Riel fired for political activity

Court documents from a recent lawsuit appear to confirm the longstanding belief that Elizabeth Riel was fired due to her past political activities. Riel was offered the position of Communications and Public Affairs Officer in 2014, however, then City Manager Rod Gould rescinded the offer the next month for what was described as... Read more →

Crime

Woman arrested for rear ending driver while intoxicated

On August 14, at approximately 9:45 p.m. An officer assigned to a DUI Saturation Patrol throughout the City heard a broadcast on the police radio of a traffic collision at the intersection of Main and Olympic. According to the broadcast, one of the drivers was suspected to be intoxicated. Upon arriving on the scene, the officer spoke to... Read more →

Briefs

Hart Dance Company show

Hart Pulse Dance Company (HPDC) is known for its dynamic partnering, beautiful storytelling and addictive musical choices. Celebrating its ninth year of contemporary dance, HPDC has hit the road with a traveling show featuring its most loved works. The final stop on the tour will be on Hart Pulse Dance Company's home stage at Santa... Read more →

City Council

Council expected to debate affordable housing options

Following a special weekend meeting to set priorities, the Santa Monica City Council resumes regular meetings tonight with a diverse set of agenda items. The Aug. 25 meeting is a mix of new and recurring business that includes a host of contract approvals and discussions on some hot-button items. Council is being asked to approve an... Read more →

Airport

FAA delays Part 16 ruling

Santa Monica's ongoing conflicts with regulators over the Santa Monica Airport hit yet another speed bump last week when the Federal Aviation Administration issued an unexplained delay to one of the ongoing cases. The issue centers on an administrative proceeding triggered by national aviation associations and individuals claiming the... Read more →

Transportation

Know Before You Go

Week of August 24, 2015 EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE: The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled for train testing activities in Santa Monica this week and will continue for several months. The trains are now operated on their own power. Testing will be ongoing along the entire alignment in Los Angeles and... Read more →