News

Deadly fire under investigation in Sunset Park

Police are investigating a house fire that killed a woman in the Sunset Park Neighborhood Monday night. Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were still at the home late Tuesday afternoon, as yellow crime scene tape encircled the driveway. A half dozen fire investigators and police officers collected evidence from... Read more →

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Malibu City Council Approves Dark Sky Ordinance

The Malibu City Council voted unanimously on April 23 to approve a Dark Sky Ordinance meant to preserve Malibu’s rural character and quality of life, protect wildlife and habitats from light pollution, preserve enjoyment of the night-time sky, and promote the City’s goal of conserving energy and natural resources. “Our dark, starry... Read more →

Briefs

USTA to honor tennis mom Debbie Mahdessian of Santa Monica

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is honoring and paying tribute to tennis moms throughout the month of May in celebration of Mother’s Day on May 13. Debbie Mahdessian of Santa Monica, has been selected to be recognized with a feature on USTA’s website, NetGeneration.com/TennisMoms. The USTA wants to give thanks to mothers who... Read more →

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Chick-fil-A to open May 17

Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Adam Smith as the local franchise owner of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Santa Monica, which is slated to open for business on Thursday, May 17. Smith will oversee day-to-day activities of the business, employing approximately 70 full- and part-time team members, cultivating relationships with local schools,... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On April 17, 2018 at about 12:54 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service regarding suspicious circumstances in a unit at 2200 Colorado Avenue. Upon arrival, officers learned a female subject rang the doorbell of the reporting party/victim’s unit. The victim did not answer the door. A short time later the subject opened the... Read more →

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 →

Briefs

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 →

Briefs

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 →

Briefs

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 →