Briefs

Pelicans crash California graduation, 1 lands on red carpet

A pair of pelicans crashed a graduation ceremony at Pepperdine University in the California beachfront community of Malibu over the weekend. The long-beaked birds flew in Saturday as the class of 2018 was receiving diplomas outdoors on a lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Video broadcast by KABC-TV shows one of the big birds landed... Read more →

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California woman enters plea in crash that killed 3 teens

A woman has pleaded not guilty to murder and DUI charges stemming from a fiery crash that killed three Las Vegas teenagers on a spring break trip in Southern California. Investigators say the teens were stopped at a red light on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach on March 29 when a car driven by Bani Duarte rear-ended them. The... Read more →

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Los Angeles mansion burglarized after guard distracted

A burglary crew got into a Los Angeles mansion by using a provocatively dressed woman to distract a security guard. Police Department spokeswoman Norma Eisenman tells City News Service four men overpowered the guard around 1 a.m. Monday as he was distracted by a woman in short shorts and a furry jacket. The crew tied up the guard, took... Read more →

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Awesome! Brazilian surfs record 80-foot wave in Portugal

A Brazilian surfer rode a monster wave off Portugal to set a world record. The World Surf League says its judges determined that a wave Rodrigo Koxa surfed at Nazare, Portugal, on Nov. 8 reached a height of 80 feet (24.38 meters). The previous mark was by American Garrett McNamara in 2011 — 78 feet (23.77 meters). Koxa calls the award... Read more →

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NOMA Meets Thursday, May 3

Safe Routes For School Pedestrian Improvements and Park Planning for The Future will be topics of discussion at the North of Montana Association (NOMA) community meeting Thursday, May 3, at Montana Branch Library (1704 Montana Avenue). Meet and greet 6:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 7 p.m. Guest speakers: Kyle Kozar, City of Santa Monica... Read more →

News

Term limit signatures wrapping up this week

This week marks the last chance for individuals who want to sign petitions to establish term limits for Santa Monica City Council. Campaign organizers plan to submit signatures to City Hall soon and are making a last effort to reach anyone that wants to sign a petition. Organizers need to gather signatures from 15 percent of registered... Read more →

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Samohi Alumna elected to lead state Libertarian Party

The California Libertarian Party chose longtime member Honor “Mimi” Robson as their chair Sunday, placing a former Santa Monica resident at the helm. Robson, who is also running as the Libertarian candidate for State Assembly in Long Beach, says she plans to reach out to disenfranchised voters to expand the party’s numbers. Less than... Read more →

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McCarthy, Schumer offer different visions at global summit

Top Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate offered starkly different assessments Monday of the nation's political and economic outlook at a global conference ahead of the midterm election. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., highlighted economic growth, the new tax law and President Donald Trump's upcoming... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On April 18, at about 11:47 p.m. While patrolling the 1400 block of Marguerita Avenue officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a suspicious person loitering around the area. Upon arrival, officers located several subjects in the immediate area. A computer check of the subjects revealed two of the subjects were wanted by the... Read more →

News

YALLWEST festival happening this weekend

The YALLWEST young adult book festival returns to Santa Monica High School on Saturday, May 5. The fourth annual event will again feature author panels, book signings, food trucks, and, most importantly, enthusiastic young adult readers. More than one hundred writers, including “New York Times” bestselling authors, will be in... Read more →

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Gehry returns to Planning Commission Wednesday

Plans for a potential Frank Gehry building overlooking the Pacific Ocean will be before Planning Commission this week. The project at 101 Santa Monica Blvd. will have a preliminary review on May 2. The project has already had initial reviews by the Architectural Review Board and the Landmarks Commission. As proposed, the project covers... Read more →

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47-unit Apartment Complex headed to Lincoln Boulevard

The City Council unanimously voted to strike down a resident’s appeal to prevent a four-story apartment complex planned for the stretch of Lincoln Boulevard between Ashland Avenue and Wilson Place. The CIM Group project with 47 apartments will move forward despite two “reluctant yes” votes from Councilmembers Sue Himmelrich and Tony... Read more →