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 →


White Privilege and What We Can Do About It

Virginia Ave. On July 9, the Committee for Racial Justice will present a framework for addressing white privilege that minimizes the defensiveness, which often accompanies such discussions and focuses on using awareness of privilege to take action for meaningful change. The free workshop will include short videos and group discussion... Read more →


Public access granted to six acres of open space at SMO

  Six acres of airport land have reopened to the public following the removal of aircraft parking from the site. City Hall has approved plans for a 12-acre redevelopment at the airport and one six-acre lot is now open to the public while the larger plans work through the regulatory system. The large asphalt square might not... Read more →


Man threatens victim with scissors

On June 20, at about 8:52 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 3100 block of Lincoln Blvd. The victim called the police stating a subject tried to attack him with a pair of scissors. The suspect was located and detained for an investigation. Officers determined the reporting... Read more →


Longtime resident and recent grad releases first film

  The next time a film director is struggling to find actors who engender the most believable dynamic, they may want to take a page out of Marcella Cytrynowicz’s handbook and cast people in roles they have in real life. A longtime Santa Monica resident and recent USC graduate, Cytrynowicz just wrapped up her first feature film,... Read more →


Santa Monica Public Library presents SMPL at the Beach

  The Beach Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) is heading back to the beach this summer for more fun in the sun with SMPL at the Beach 2017, a series of four seaside pop-up libraries at the Annenberg Community Beach House, and Dorothy Green Park. Visitors to their sun-kissed pop-up libraries can enjoy a variety of... Read more →


Traffic stops results in two arrest

On June 19, at about 11:18 p.m. While patrolling the 1800 block of Lincoln Blvd, an officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for a registration and equipment violations. The officer determined the driver was driving on a suspended license and on probation for narcotic sales with search conditions. The passenger in the... Read more →

City Council

37 locals appointed to Boards/Commissions

    City Council appointed 37 individuals to the city’s various boards and commissions at their June 27 meeting. The annual process fills vacancies caused by the regular rotation of individuals who serve terms of limited length. Incumbents are generally limited to two, four-year terms but a third term is possible if... Read more →

City Council

City Council approves $774.9 million budget

    On June 27, the City Council unanimously approved a $774.9 million budget for fiscal year 2017/18 and $802.8 million for the next. Months of Council input increased the budget by $1.2 million and funneled money toward specific priorities including parks, homeless services and pedestrian safety. “With this budget... Read more →