Briefs

38th Annual SMC Student Photo Show April 18-29

Pico Blvd. Santa Monica College (SMC) is pleased to present the 38th Annual SMC Student Photography Exhibit April 18-29 in two locations: the SMC Photography Gallery and SMC's Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery. The free exhibition showcases outstanding imagery by students in the SMC Photography Department. Gallery receptions will be... Read more →

Crime

SMPD catches suspect with an active arrest warrant

On April 4, at about 8:47 p.m. While patrolling the 2000 block of Main Street officers saw a bicyclist riding his bicycle with no light in violation of a vehicle code. Officers attempted to stop the bicyclist but the bicyclist did not comply and ignored the officer’s commands. The suspect fled from the officers and rode recklessly not... Read more →

Crime

Robbery and possession of narcotics

On April 5, at about 4:32 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 3000 block of Delaware Avenue regarding two subjects fighting in front of a residence. Officers arrived on scene and separated both subjects. An investigation revealed the victim was working on his car in the alley to the rear 2900 block of Exposition... Read more →

News

New wellness campaign created by students

The Santa Monica’s Office of Civic Wellbeing is eager to improve the health of the 90,000 residents, to help create a healthier city and local design students recently finished a project designed to help build community. In 2013, the City received $1 million in seed money to develop the Wellbeing Project, leading to a collection of data... Read more →

Business

City reveals downtown plan years in the making

There was a surprisingly large turnout for a public policy event that didn’t include free food. At the end of the unveiling of Santa Monica’s Downtown Community Plan (DCP) Wednesday night, City leaders revealed the head count had reached about 150 people inside Civic Center Auditorium’s east wing. Many of the attendees were City... Read more →

News

Hate crime on Ocean Park Blvd.

On April 6, 2017 at about 3:50 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Clover Park – 2600 Ocean Park Blvd - regarding the brandishing of a weapon. Officers met with the victim who said he was in the parking lot sitting in his car getting some rest when the suspect rode by on a skateboard and unprovoked began to yell racial... Read more →

City Council

Rent Control discussion builds on Seismic ordinance

Construction is the major theme of tonight’s Rent Control Board meeting, as the members discuss the City’s massive new seismic safety retrofit ordinance and tweak tenant protections. The board will consider changes to an ordinance that allows rent control tenants to pay reduced rent while there is significant construction at their... Read more →

City Council

Revisions planned for local lobbying rules

    Santa Monica’s lobbying rules will be up for discussion at Council’s April 18 meeting. The meeting will include the introduction and first reading of an ordinance to update the regulations to include revised definitions, clarification of some items and a revision to account for lobbying by membership... Read more →

Crime

Suspect arrested at John Muir Elementary School

On April 5, 2017 at about 4:07 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at John Muir Elementary School – 2526 6th Street. The suspect was being detained by private security, ADT. The security officer responded to a report of an alarm activation. ADT Officer arrived to the classroom and saw the suspect in the classroom. The... Read more →

Briefs

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium features galaxies and more

Citywide SMC’s Drescher Planetarium features galaxies, a summer star party planner, and a telescope viewing. The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites you to a telescope viewing session and three feature shows – as well as their popular Night Sky Show, on Friday evenings in April. The evening events are at 8 p.m.... Read more →

Briefs

Soft Pedalers Tour de Libraries

Citywide Santa Monica Soft Pedalers Tour de Libraries: A Bike Ride Excursion for Seniors Santa Monica seniors, here’s your chance to get fit, learn some handy safety tips, and get to the know the library system better. On Wednesday, April 19, Santa Monica Bike Center, Santa Monica Public Library, Santa Monica Commission for the Senior... Read more →

Briefs

Seed Bomb Social at Santa Monica Public Library

Earth Day Event: Seed Bomb Social at Santa Monica Public Library Santa Monica Public Library presents Earth Day Event: Seed Bomb Social on Saturday, April 15, at noon in The Annex at the Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd. In February, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service added Bombus affinis, the rusty-patched bumblebee, to the... Read more →