Briefs

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival Visits Santa Monica

Downtown Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival makes its debut to Santa Monica with a collection of short films sure to stir the consciousness of the local community. The event will be held Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the HI Los Angeles Hostel in Santa Monica. This year’s program is a showcase of some of the best award winning... Read more →

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6th Annual Spring Into Kindness Campaign

The Pier Join organizers in front of the Santa Monica Pier merry go round carousel and north of the pier on the beach to promoting kindness to all from 11:11 a.m. – 2:22 p.m. A "wild animal" will appear to promote Spring de Haviland's "Kindness...Paw it 'Fore'ward Program!" The appearance through the Kindness of Conley Communications,... Read more →

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City plans April launch of major planning document

    After two years of public meetings, committee discussions and redrafts, the City will unveil the finished Downtown Community Plan (DCP) Wednesday, April 12, at a public meeting. That night the Planning and Community Development Department will host an informal event at 6:30 p.m. at Civic Center East Wing to hand out... Read more →

Crime

Bail is set at nearly $50,000

On February 25, at about 12:30 p.m. While patrolling the area of 1800 block of Alley 8, officers spoke with a subject in the alley and determined the subject was on probation for narcotics violations. A search of the subject and his backpack led to the recovery of bolt cutters, methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia. The suspect also... Read more →

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Utility boxes get a facelift throughout the City

  Rosemary Regalbuto knows if you want to get something done, sometimes you have to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. So more than two years after the City Council approved a program to paint utility boxes on Montana Avenue with local art, Regalbuto was out there herself with a can of primer and a brush. “I got... Read more →

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Los Angeles Marathon expected to pack Downtown on Sunday

  More than 24,000 runners from all 50 states and 63 countries will participate in Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon beginning at Dodger Stadium and ending in Santa Monica. Downtown Santa Monica will be flooded with runners, spectators and their families. Local officials are warning that several roads along the route will be closed... Read more →

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Lions Eyes Across California

Pearl St. For the third year in a row, the Santa Monica Lions Club has organized the “Lions Eyes Across California” vision assistance event. The event will take place at The Church on Pearl, 1529 Pearl Street in Santa Monica, on Saturday March 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The local Lions will be partnering with other area Lions Clubs... Read more →

Crime

Man threatens employees with a knife

On March 6, at about 8:05 a.m. Officers responded to 1619 Santa Monica Blvd. regarding a man waving a knife and not allowing the victim to enter a business.  Upon arrival, officers located the suspect to the rear of the building and detained him.  Officers determined the suspect had forced his way into the property through a rear door... Read more →

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Fatal Traffic Collision

Lincoln Blvd. At approximately 6:15 a.m. on March 16, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service regarding a traffic collision involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd and Hill Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered a pedestrian in the roadway with significant injuries. The involved... Read more →

News

SMPD on Immigration

  The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) recognizes the heightened concerns of our community during this time of uncertainty due to the federal administration’s aggressive approach to immigration enforcement. SMPD is committed to aligning our work efforts with the City’s resolution to embrace diversity and reject hate. In... Read more →

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Water Main Break Closes Colorado

Colorado Ave. Water Main Break Closes Colorado between 20th St. and Cloverfield Blvd. An overnight water main brake along Colorado between 20th St. and Cloverfield Blvd. caused road closures and water outages in the nearby area yesterday. Public Works crews were called to the site when city employees noticed water seeping from the... Read more →

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New Courtyard Marriot doors open to first guests on Friday

    The complete makeover of Colorado Avenue between 5th Street and the Pier will hit another milestone on Friday when the first guests check into the Courtyard Marriot Hotel. The six-story modern building punctuates the Expo Line’s final stop in Santa Monica. The three-star hotel signals the beginning of the Colorado... Read more →

Crime

Battery on public official

On March 10, at about 7:36 a.m. Officers responded to radio call for service in the 1300 block of Alley 3 regarding a battery involving a SMPD Public Safety Officer (PSO). Officers determined the PSO responded to a radio call for service in the 1300 block of Alley 3 regarding a large moving truck blocking the alley and not allowing other... Read more →

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Community resource fair

Citywide- The Probation Department of Los Angeles County will present their fourth annual resource fair on Wednesday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Monica Courthouse, 1725 Main Street. Activities are open to the community and at-risk individuals for information, resources and referral services intended to provide a... Read more →