Aerospace start-up launching new technology in Santa Monica

Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer Tucked away in an unassuming office building off Colorado Avenue, a small group of engineers are diligently working on the next generation of drone technology. Walls covered in Post-it notes and complex math equations provide the backdrop as former NASA Ames scientist Nicole Jordan refines the... Read more →


New office building aims to activate Colorado Corridor

Plans for a proposed office building coming to Euclid Street near the Metro Expo line imagine outdoor dining space spilling out onto Colorado Avenue, framed by curving wood slats and large open windows. The Planning Commission will review plans for the three-story, 36,000 square foot, mixed use office building coming to 1550 Euclid Street... Read more →


Longtime City lawyer retires

  Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer After weathering three decades of local politics and more than a thousand City Council meetings, Assistant City Attorney Joseph Lawrence is stepping down from the dais and heading into retirement. “If I haven’t snored it’s been an oversight,” Lawrence joked during Tuesday’s City... Read more →


Man convicted of sexual battery on Expo Line

  Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer This week a jury is scheduled to sentence a man for sexual battery on the Metro Expo light rail train in Santa Monica over the summer. The jurors convicted Antonio Jose Rivera earlier this month. A 16-year-old young woman told police Rivera sat next to her on the train and then proceeded to... Read more →


Homeless youth realize their dreams through photography

Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer In an age where every dinner plate, sunset and palm tree has an equal chance of being photographed by a smartphone and shared on Instagram, it’s hard to fathom how a single picture of a building can change a life. But that’s exactly what it did for Brittnie Pemberton. She snapped the photo... Read more →



NOTEWORTHY column for Thurs., Oct. 26, 2017 By CHARLES ANDREWS BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN Yes, Aerosmith, 1976, rocking out of the car speakers -- but who did the original song with that title? Radio-movies-TV’s singing cowboy Gene Autry, 1941. Pretty different version. And then I might sing a few lines, Autry-style, to... Read more →



The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to 30 calls for service on Oct. 23. EMS 2000 Block 14th 3:42 a.m. EMS 300 Block Santa Monica 5:01 a.m. EMS 1300 Block 15th 7:34 a.m. EMS 14000 Block 10th 8:12 a.m. EMS 800 Block Ozone 8:19 a.m. EMS 1200 Block 6th 10:42 a.m. EMS 1400 Block Ocean 10:44 a.m. EMS 1300 Block 3rd... Read more →


Police Log

The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 401 calls for service on Oct. 23. Disturbance Of The Peace Intersection 18th / Pico 12:45 a.m. Drunk Driving Investigation 1500 Block 2nd 12:56 a.m. Suspicious Person 1400 Block 2nd 1:09 a.m. Threats Report/Investigations 2100 Block Virginia 1:51 a.m. Person Down Intersection... Read more →


Street Lighting Modernization Program

Week of October 23, 2017 For the week of October 23, construction will Construction will continue throughout the project area, which is bound by 16th Street to the east, Ocean Park Boulevard to the south, Lincoln Boulevard to the west, and Pico Boulevard to the north. There may be sidewalk closures and temporary no parking posted throughout... Read more →


Heat wave shortens school day

  Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer Thousands of Santa Monica students will have a minimum class schedule today, as the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District grapples with the effects of a scorching heat wave late into October. Parents were given the option to pick up their children early Tuesday, as the sweltering heat... Read more →

City Council

High revenues and low costs boost city budget

  Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer The General Fund ended the fiscal year with an extra $10.9 million more than budgeted, thanks to both extra revenue ($4.5 million) and lower expenses ($6.4 million) than initially expected, according to a new report from the City’s director of finance. “The context for this good news is... Read more →


Officers responded to the Shangri La Hotel

On October 14, at about 10:45 p.m. Officers responded to the Shangri La Hotel – 1301 Ocean Avenue regarding a battery that just occurred. Officers arrived and detained a female who had struck a security staff member of the hotel. Officers determined the subject entered the hotel and attempted to enter the rooftop bar. The subject was... Read more →