Ferris Wheel Contest

The Pier   This summer, the iconic solar-powered Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will host a special light program, every other Wednesday, from June 28 through September 20. This light display is part of the Conserve Energy SoCal initiative to raise awareness for energy conservation. As the... Read more →


False identification leads to arrest

On June 29, at about 1:29 a.m. While patrolling in the area of 800 block of Pico Blvd, officers saw a subject walking in the roadway and making no efforts to get onto the sidewalk. Officers stopped the subject. As officers attempted to identify the subject, he provided the name and date of birth of another person. The subject admitted to... Read more →


New Postmaster brings new customer focus to Santa Monica

  You might be annoyed if you think the line is too long at the local post office or your mail is always late but there’s at least one man in Santa Monica who is guaranteed to be at least, if not more, concerned about the issue than you are: new Post Master Noel Hodges. Hodges has been on the job since April and he said he wants... Read more →


July is Parks and Recreation Month

Citywide Summer is here, which means it is time to get your play on. This July, the city wants residents to discover all the parks the city has to offer by coming out to celebrate Park and Recreation Month. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities including outdoor musical performances and movies,... Read more →


BBB proposes fare reduction for TAP cards

  The Big Blue Bus will host a meeting on August 1 to discuss new rates aimed at incentivizing cashless payment across the system. Proposed changes include reducing the regular one-way trip from $1.25 to $1.10 for customers who use a TAP card instead of cash, a new Annual Pass for $500, introduction of Blue to Business - BBB's... Read more →


Veteran memorials refurbished at Samohi

  A pair of local memorials to veterans of World War I and World War II have been restored thanks to efforts by Squadron 283 of the Sons of the American Legion. The Pacific Palisades based organization held a rededication ceremony for the WWI memorial last week at Santa Monica High School’s Memorial Greek Theater where the... Read more →


KBUG: Week of July 10

Transit And Parking Services Tenant Improvement (Taps Ti) Project For the week of July 10, construction will take place in Parking Structure #5 at 1440 4th street and anticipates affecting the sidewalk in front of the building with the sidewalk pedestrian tunnel, lasting until 10/15/17. During this time, there will be intermittent closure... Read more →


Woman gets citation for stealing from the Apple store

On June 26, at about 5:52 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Apple Store 1415 3rd Street Promenade regarding a theft suspect in custody. Officer arrived and spoke with loss prevention staff. Officers determined that loss prevention monitored the subject as she selected several items for the sales floor. As she... Read more →


Man vandalizes multiple cars in beach parking lot

On June 29, 2017 at about 4:33 a.m. Officers responded Santa Monica Pier regarding a subject vandalizing cars in a beach parking lot. As officers arrived, they located the suspect who was positively identified by a witness. Officers determining an employee of the parking booth in Lot 1 South saw the suspect walking in the lot, remove a... 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 →