Crime

Crime Watch

On May 24, 2018 at about 3:40 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the 100 block of Colorado Avenue regarding a subject striking another with a metal pipe. Upon arrival, officer located a victim and witness.  Officers learned the victim and witness were walking on 2nd Street near Colorado Blvd and notice a male subject... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On May 17, 2018 at about 7:07 p.m. Officers responded to the Shore Hotel – 1515 Ocean Avenue – regarding a man with a knife. The reporting party indicated a male subject was waving a knife at a security guard. Upon arrival, officers located the subject standing in front of the Shore Hotel arguing with a hotel security guard. Officers... Read more →

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Review: A timely parenting drama in ‘A Kid Like Jake’

The 4-year-old character referred to in the title of the new film "A Kid Like Jake " does not actually get much screen time at all. He's around and always being talked about, as his gender-fluidity is becoming more apparent to those around him, but "A Kid Like Jake" is not really about Jake at all — it's about his parents. Based on a... Read more →

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Civic Center Field plans put city leaders on the fence

As city leaders move forward with plans to revitalize the ten acres of public land along Fourth Street between Olympic and Pico Boulevard, a drawing of a chain link fence caught their eye. While the Civic Center Multipurpose Sports Field’s official design is still in the works, new sketches show an 8-foot galvanized steel chain link... Read more →

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From Russia, With Swords

Wushu - the Chinese term for martial arts - is both an art form, and a full-contact sport which comprises largely of traditional Chinese martial arts. "It's not just about the physical. It's mental. It's how you think, how you live, how you deal with life. Wushu made me who I am today," 25-year-old Amina Materukhina says as she strolls... Read more →

Briefs

LA County libraries getting much faster internet access

Wireless internet connections are about to get a lot faster at Los Angeles County libraries, thanks to a $5 million federal grant. City News Service reports Tuesday that current library Wi-Fi averages a measly 10 to 20 megabits per second. Officials say after this year's upgrade, wireless internet users will see speeds up to a hundred... Read more →

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UCLA guard Kris Wilkes to skip NBA draft, return to school

UCLA guard Kris Wilkes will skip next month's NBA draft and return to school for his sophomore season. He averaged 13.7 points and 4.9 rebounds — both second-best on the team — last season. The Indianapolis native was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team. Coach Steve Alford said Tuesday that Wilkes knows he'll have a bigger role... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On May 17, at about 9:20 a.m. While patrolling the area of Casa Del Mar – 1910 Ocean Way, officers saw a subject walking out of hotel matching the description of an earlier radio call for service of a subject attempting to break into an apartment. The subject was detained for an investigation. As officers searched the suspect, they... Read more →

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Dr. Vivian Choi Appointed Samohi House Principal

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Vivian Choi as a new Santa Monica High School house principal at its May 17 regular board meeting. Choi joins SMMUSD from Beckman High School in the Tustin Unified School District where she has served as assistant principal since 2013. In her... Read more →

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Toxic pesticide use rising at illegal California pot farms

Researchers and U.S. authorities are finding what they say is an alarming increase in the use of a powerful banned pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California. The pesticide residue is showing up in about 30 percent of the plants themselves, researcher Mourad Gabriel told The Associated Press. U.S. and state... Read more →