Briefs

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE PRESENTS “SOCIAL JUSTICE” SERIES

SMC Santa Monica College (SMC) presents a new Social Justice Lecture Series in Fall 2017, featuring presentations, talks, and discussions that explore the concept of social justice and a variety of aspects, issues, and developments affecting and shaping it in today’s world. All presentations in the series are free and will be held on the... Read more →

News

Uber’s pick for new CEO brings skills, experience

  For a surprise choice, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi appears to check the boxes needed to tackle the massive job of leading Uber from a rapidly growing but dysfunctional money-loser to a company that can turn a consistent profit. Like Uber, Expedia is a global juggernaut that uses an internet platform to process millions of... Read more →

News

Beachbody to Pay $3.6 Million in Consumer Protection Case

The City of Santa Monica released the following statement regarding a successful investigation by the City Attorney's Office: Beachbody, one of the world’s largest sellers of exercise videos, supplements, and weight-loss programs, has agreed to change its website and sales practices to better protect consumers. The Santa Monica-based... Read more →

Briefs

Heat wave could continue through Labor Day

Citywide The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting dangerous heat through the local region, including Santa Monica and the coast. The combination of strong high pressure and weak onshore flow will continue to produce dangerously hot temperatures across the region through at least the end of the week and possibly into the Labor... Read more →

Transportation

Safe Routes BACK to School

It’s nearly September and a new school year is upon us. As families prepare for the start of school, the City of Santa Monica’s Safe Routes to School program encourages families to consider walking, biking, riding the bus or train, skating, and scooting to school. Why you ask? Here are just three of the many great reasons to leave the... Read more →

News

Anarchist rampage in Berkeley renews free speech debate

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of masked, black-clad anarchists who overwhelmed a peaceful California protest and assaulted at least five perceived political enemies have reignited the debate over ensuring free speech while protecting public safety in the city where the U.S. free speech movement was born in the 1960s. After planned... Read more →

Education

Board to discuss Samohi Campus Plan

  On Wednesday, the Santa Monica - Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will meet to discuss the current status and budget for construction at Santa Monica High School. The Santa Monica High School Campus Plan (SCP) phase one began in 2015 to establish an overall campus layout of all facilities. SMMUSD Chief... Read more →

Crime

Victim and suspect treated on scene

On August 25, at about 11:35 p.m. Officers responded to an apartment complex in the 800 block of Lincoln Blvd. regarding an assault with a deadly weapon in progress. Further information indicated that a husband/suspect stabbed his wife/victim. Upon arrival, the husband/suspect was located in in the alley to the rear of the complex and was... Read more →

News

Now at Whole Foods: Cheaper milk, ‘farm fresh’ Amazon Echo

NEW YORK (AP) — A half-gallon of milk was 50 cents cheaper at a Whole Foods in New York. Ground beef was down by $2 a pound. And an organic avocado cost a buck less. Amazon kicked off its first day as the owner of Whole Foods by slashing prices, adding its logo on signs and setting up a stand of "farm fresh" Amazon Echo voice-assistant... Read more →

Education

Santa Monica College begins classes today

  Students at Santa Monica College (SMC) return to class on Aug. 28 and officials are aware of the pending traffic crunch. To help neighbors with the issue, the SMC Police Chief and the Vice President of Student Services will be available to meet with residents during the first week of school during the peak traffic hour of 7 – 8... Read more →

News

Gilead to pay $11.9B for cancer treatment developer Kite

Gilead Sciences will pay $11.9 billion in cash to buy Kite Pharma and plant a stake in an emerging area of cancer treatments that train a patient's immune cells to attack tumors. Kite's portfolio of potential treatments includes one for the blood cancer lymphoma that could receive U.S. regulatory approval later this year. The Santa Monica,... Read more →

Transportation

Know Before You Go

Week of August 28, 2017   Current Projects: Transit and Parking Services Tenant Improvement Project Street Light Modernization Program Montana Ave Traffic Signal Replacement Project Bike Technology Demonstration Project Marine Park Irrigation Retrofit Project EXPO Maintenance Work – Bike Path Closures Parking... Read more →

Crime

Bloomingdale’s employee gets caught stealing

On August 17, at about 12:27 p.m. Officers responded to Bloomingdale’s – 315 Colorado Blvd, regarding an employee who had stolen money. Officers met with store’s Asset Protection Manager. Officers learned the subject had been under internal investigation for theft dating back since May 2017. On today’s date, the subject was... Read more →

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Heal the Bay readies a real pick me up for L.A.

Pier Local environmental organization Heal the Bay issues a call today for Southland residents to join the largest, single-day volunteer event on the planet – the 33rd annual Coastal Cleanup Day, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 16. As part of a global effort, tens of thousands of concerned citizens in Los Angeles... Read more →

Briefs

ROAM Santa Monica

Downtown   The City of Santa Monica, in partnership with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., is launching a series of temporary artworks intended to energize the downtown area and enliven Triangle Square and Third Street Promenade with a variety of art experiences and photogenic moments. The grand debut leads with a colorful, immersive... Read more →