Water issues run deep on Council’s Consent Calendar

  The Downtown Community Plan may be the headliner for the July 11 City Council Meeting but the opening act is also worth your attention. The Consent Calendar includes items considered routine or administrative in nature. Consent agenda items are routinely passed by the City Council with little or no discussion from elected... Read more →

Man tries to carjack victim at a red light

On June 28, at about 9:26 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service of an attempted grand theft auto in the area of 4th Street and Wilshire Blvd. Officers spoke with the victim. The victim state she was in her car waiting for a red light at 11th Street and Wilshire Blvd. While she was waiting, the suspect walked up to the front... Read more →

The 12th Annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival

Citywide The 12th Annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival will take place on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9. The festival is free to the public and a wonderful activity for film buffs or families looking for something unique and fun to do in Santa Monica. The festival will screen 35 short films, average length is four... Read more →

White Privilege and What We Can Do About It

Virginia Ave. On July 9, the Committee for Racial Justice will present a framework for addressing white privilege that minimizes the defensiveness, which often accompanies such discussions and focuses on using awareness of privilege to take action for meaningful change. The free workshop will include short videos and group discussion... Read more →

Public access granted to six acres of open space at SMO

  Six acres of airport land have reopened to the public following the removal of aircraft parking from the site. City Hall has approved plans for a 12-acre redevelopment at the airport and one six-acre lot is now open to the public while the larger plans work through the regulatory system. The large asphalt square might not... Read more →

City Council doubles down on Downtown Community Plan meetings

    Santa Monica’s Downtown Community Plan is beginning its final trip through the halls of local government with a first stop at a special City Council meeting on July 10. The Monday meeting will be focused on public comment and City Hall wants residents to attend with feedback on the document. Council will reconvene on... Read more →

School Board not sold on joint financing of Civic Center field

  The Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) could be willing to contribute funds to construction of a new field on the Civic Center site if the project includes a softball field but Boardmembers don’t seem convinced a softball field should be part of the project. While joint funding appears to be contingent on... Read more →

Man threatens victim with scissors

On June 20, at about 8:52 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 3100 block of Lincoln Blvd. The victim called the police stating a subject tried to attack him with a pair of scissors. The suspect was located and detained for an investigation. Officers determined the reporting... Read more →

Longtime resident and recent grad releases first film

  The next time a film director is struggling to find actors who engender the most believable dynamic, they may want to take a page out of Marcella Cytrynowicz’s handbook and cast people in roles they have in real life. A longtime Santa Monica resident and recent USC graduate, Cytrynowicz just wrapped up her first feature film,... Read more →

Santa Monica Public Library presents SMPL at the Beach

  The Beach Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) is heading back to the beach this summer for more fun in the sun with SMPL at the Beach 2017, a series of four seaside pop-up libraries at the Annenberg Community Beach House, and Dorothy Green Park. Visitors to their sun-kissed pop-up libraries can enjoy a variety of... Read more →

Tyler Rasmussen Named to The Bay Foundation Board of Directors

Citywide Tyler Rasmussen, an attorney and partner in the Irvine office of Fisher Phillips, has been named to the Board of the Directors of The Bay Foundation. Rasmussen’s litigation practice involves representing employers in various aspects of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation... Read more →

Traffic stops results in two arrest

On June 19, at about 11:18 p.m. While patrolling the 1800 block of Lincoln Blvd, an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for a registration and equipment violations. The officer determined the driver was driving on a suspended license and on probation for narcotic sales with search conditions. The passenger in the... Read more →