Education

Time to Shine for Crossroads students

  It is time for multiple of Crossroads students to participate in this years’ YoungArts Los Angeles event. Every year thousands of students apply for YoungArts honors. Next week five students from Crossroads School will be participating in YoungArts LA; Junior, Issac Pross, focusing on Classical Music Compositon. Senior Xavier... Read more →

Education

The Educator Spotlight

The Educator Spotlight recognizes those who contribute to the education of local students. Educators were chosen by consulting with site PTA, student government organizations and staff. Educators were chosen for their reputations with students, staff, parents and the community.   Shannon Bishop, Franklin Elementary School Shannon... Read more →

Crime

Former employee robs former employer

On March 14, at about 3:58 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service of a theft at Sea Mist Rentals - 1619 Ocean Front Walk. As officers were responding, the reporting party indicated the suspect had taken money from the shop and was actively fighting with several employees. Officers arrived and encountered the suspect who was... Read more →

News

City Attorney search continues this weekend

Council will meet for a rare weekend session on Saturday to discuss hiring a new city attorney. Former City Attorney Marsha Moutrie retired at the end of 2016 and Assistant City Attorney Joe Lawrence has been serving in the interim. At the Saturday meeting, the council will be evaluating candidates who were recruited during a nationwide... Read more →

Crime

Suspect assaults Von’s LP

On March 16, at about 5:44 a.m. Officers responded to Von’s Supermarket – 710 Broadway regarding a subject who attempted to hit an employee. As officers approached the location, the victim pointed toward the suspect who was walking in the parking lot. The suspect was detained in the parking lot for an investigation. An investigation... Read more →

News

Meals on Wheels celebrates while facing uncertain future

  Meals on Wheels West (MOWW) celebrated their Annual Community Champions Day this week and the event provided a stark contrast between local support for the organization and threats posed by the federal government. The event brought together local elected officials like Mayor Ted Winterer, and City of Malibu Mayor, Lou LaMonte.... Read more →

Crime

Promenade gets hit again

On March 11, at about 9:52 p.m. Officers responded to the Apple Store – 1415 3rd Street Promenade regarding a petty theft suspect in custody. Officers arrived and met with Loss Prevention Staff who indicated the suspect entered the store and selected merchandise, two headphones valued at $699, from the sales floor and concealed the items... Read more →

Crime

Firefighters save dog during apartment fire

Santa Monica firefighters responding to an apartment fire yesterday saved a dog that had been overcome by heat and smoke. According to the department, on the afternoon of Tuesday March 21 at 4:05 p.m., the Santa Monica Fire Department began receiving multiple 911 calls for a report of a structure fire at 1857 7th Street in the City of... Read more →

Crime

Fatal accident in Civic Center parking lot

A car killed a pedestrian in the Civic Center parking lot yesterday afternoon. According to the Santa Monica Police Department, several witnesses described the suspect vehicle as entering the parking lot from 4th Street and proceed westbound at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued through a parking gate and struck a pedestrian... Read more →

Crime

Scissor threat leads to arrest

On March 11, at about 10:12 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Nielson Way and Ocean Park Blvd regarding a man with a knife threatening passersby. Officers arrived and detained the subject. The subject was in possession of scissors and complied with officers. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was waiting... Read more →

News

Bill would reshape Rent Control in Santa Monica

On Thursday, the Santa Monica Rent Control Board will decide whether to throw its support behind a controversial California Assembly Bill that would vastly change the way rent control operates in the City. The bill introduced by local Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) and two other legislators from the Bay Area, Rob Bonta... Read more →

News

Santa Monica opposes revised travel ban

Santa Monica has joined with other cities to oppose President Trump’s new travel ban. On March 21, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the Cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief in the federal district... Read more →