Kids endure a cold night for the homeless

  The teens at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica’s Keystone Club are gathering for the second time, for the Hearts for the Homeless Sleepout. “We want to create an awareness and understanding about the homeless population,” said Jessica Rubecindo, Manager and Resource Development of Boys & Girls Club of Santa... Read more →


Orangetheory begins annual WLC

  The time has come for the annual Orangetheory Fitness Weight Loss Challenge. The event is a signature program for the company and Orangetheory has garnered significant attention recently including a mention on Good Morning America. Jim Cahlin, Studio Owner of Orangetheory Fitness Santa Monica explains that every studio in the... Read more →


Resident arrested for DUI

On January 3, at about 8:46 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 6th Street and Pico Blvd regarding a traffic collision. The involved vehicle struck the center median and caused damage to the fence in the median. As officers arrived, the driver was attempting to reverse out of the median. Officers contacted the driver and immediately noticed... Read more →


Year-end fundraising benefits PYFC

  The Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) is celebrating the New Year with a continuation of its longstanding mission to serve youth who are underserved by other kinds of programs. “As of January 2017 we have 206 registered youth,” said PYFC CEO, Oscar de la Torre. The center is currently encouraging its youth and volunteers... Read more →


Resisting an officer leads to arrest

On December 27, 2016 at about 9:20 p.m. Officers were patrolling in the area of 7th Street and Wilshire Blvd noticed a subject riding a bicycle in violation of a municipal code – no front headlight during darkness. Officers attempted to stop the subject. The subject fled from the officers. Officers were able to detain the suspect at 6th... Read more →


Want your life to be a Breeze?

 Breeze Bike Share allows you to enjoy all the benefits of cycling without the need to own a bike. You can leave a Breeze Bike Share Bike just about anywhere that you want and not worry about repairs or storage. You can even make money by returning a stray Breeze bike to a bike share station. Become a new Annual Member from now until... Read more →


New year, new school board member

  Meet newly elected school board member Jon Kean. Kean along with re-elected members Maria Leon-Vazquez and Ralph Mechur took the oath of office for a four-year term last month and while Vazquez and Mechur were incumbents in the election, Kean is new to the leadership role. Kean is an active parent leader, and has served as PTA... Read more →


Theft and public intoxication

On December 30, 2016 at about 5:35 p.m. Officers were on foot beat patrol noticed a subject with an open bottle of an alcoholic beverage and was trying to conceal the bottle. Officer spoke with the subject and noticed he was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The subject was also in possession of a UPS box containing newly... Read more →


Growing Place chosen to operate SMC facility at the Civic

Santa Monica College (SMC) has released a new round of information about their proposed Early Childhood Education Center at the Civic Center site. In a FAQ posted on SMC’s website, the college said it had chosen Growing Place as the operator of the Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School. Growing Place is a nonprofit organization based... Read more →


Arrested for possession of stolen property

On December 31, 2016 at about 12:58 p.m. Officers were flagged down by a subject riding a bicycle at Main Street and Pico Blvd for assistance. The subject told officers he was being followed by someone for several blocks. Officers spoke with the second subject and told officers that he was following him because the subject was riding his... Read more →