Airport

City moves to evict airport businesses

BY MATTHEW HALL   Santa Monica pursuing legal action to force a pair of airport businesses to vacate airport property. The action follows some legal maneuvering by the businesses, the FAA and the City related to the ongoing fight over control of the airport property. City Hall has outlined a series of actions designed to... Read more →

News

Huge Success for Westside Food Bank’s Hunger Walk

Huge Success for Westside Food Bank’s Hunger Walk Last Sunday’s Hunger Walk was a big success for Westside Food Bank! More than 600 walkers participated in the walk along Santa Monica Beach and the event set a new fundraising record for the food bank by bringing in more than $110,000 in donations. The event featured dance performances... Read more →

Crime

Homeless carry syringes filled with methamphetamine

On October 29, at approximately 7:25 p.m. Public Service Officers from the Santa Monica Police Department were patrolling Tongva Park and heard what sounded like two people inside one of the male public restrooms. The officers asked the subjects to open the bathroom door, but they refused. Police officers arrived shortly afterward to... Read more →

Crime

Checks stolen from local business

On October 26, at about 10:30 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of Ocean and Colorado regarding a group of subjects fighting and throwing things into the street. When officers arrived, there were several subjects walking away from the area. Two officers contacted one of the subjects who was seen walking with a large stick. He was... Read more →

Crime

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: It is time to join most modern countries and abolish the death penalty in California by voting No on Prop 66 and voting Yes on Prop 62. The United States is the only country in the Western Hemisphere that legally executes their own citizens. We frequently seek to impose our version of what we consider acceptable “human... Read more →

City Council

Yes on V

We support Measure V because believe in the broad idea of education and in SMC’s specific execution of its mission. Measure V provides $345,000,000 in bond money to fix or build facilities on campus. We can support both the method and the use of that money. Schools have other funding options but bonds are a common method that have... Read more →

News

Election winding down with accusations of wrongdoing

As has become an election tradition in Santa Monica, complaints are flying regarding possible breaches of local election law. Two separate complaints have been filed so far. Terry O’Day is accused of taking campaign contributions from individuals who did business with the city and the Yes on LV campaign has been asked to return donations... Read more →

City Council

Candidates of 2016

In 2014, we eliminated traditional endorsements in favor of a ranking system and we tried to build on that this year. We tried to group candidates based on our evaluation of their ability to hold office, their demonstrated desire to work on behalf of constituents and the level of knowledge they would bring to their... Read more →

News

SMDP columnist dies of cancer

  BY MATTHEW HALL Daily Press Editor Longtime Santa Monica Daily Press columnist Bill Bauer died last week. Bauer was diagnosed with cancer several years ago and eventually passed due to complications from his treatment. Bauer wrote a weekly column for SMDP, My Write, that chronicled his opinions about a variety of issues... Read more →

City Council

Yes on SM

Voting Yes on SM is the easiest decision of the year. The City-sponsored measure will increase enforcement of existing anti-corruption laws and is a direct response to recent problems with the existing rules. Commonly referred to as the Oaks Initiative, there’s a section of the City Charter that governs ethics for city employees and... Read more →

News

Suspicious package closes 4th and Colorado

A report of a suspicious package  closed a section of downtown Santa Monica adjacent to the Expo station at 4th and Colorado this morning. According to the Sheriff's Department, Metro employees saw a suspicious device at about 7:09 a.m. and reported it to Deputies who were on patrol. Officers from the Santa Monica Police Department and... Read more →