Bird scooters flying around town

  To travel “as the crow flies” means taking a direct route free of obstacles and the new Santa Monica company Bird wants to bring that ease of travel to street level with a fleet of rentable electric scooters. The company launched in September and Founder Travis VanderZanden said he moved his family to Santa Monica to start... Read more →


Officers responded to a radio call

On September 4, at about 10:38 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at a business in the 600 block of Broadway regarding the reporting party seeing three subjects seen entering the business. Officers arrived to the location and spoke to the witness. Officers searched the business and located two suspects –a male and... Read more →


While patrolling the area.

On September 6, at about 3:43 a.m. While patrolling the area of 2nd Street and Broadway, officers were flagged down by a victim seated in his vehicle with a suspect nearby holding a large stick. Officers stopped and spoke with the suspect who was acting erratically. Officers learned the victim was delivering newspapers when he was... Read more →


Celebration of Life Set To Honor Pattie Daly Caruso

Citywide Celebration of Life Set To Honor Pattie Daly Caruso Pattie Daly Caruso was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 28, 1944 and passed away on September 17, 2017 at her home in Palm Desert, California. Pattie was an actress, writer, producer, television/radio host and philanthropist. She had her first radio show,... Read more →


Providence St. John’s hosting community meeting

MATTHEW HALL Daily Press Editor If you have questions, concerns of just basic curiosity about Providence St. John’s Health Center, your opportunity for some answers will be tonight from 6 – 7 p.m. The meeting is a requirement of the Center’s existing agreements with the city and is expected to cover perennial topics of interest... Read more →

City Council

Wellbeing index issues second set of findings

BY LEA YAMASHIO AND MATTHEW HALL Daily Press Staff City Hall has released the second draft of the City’s Wellbeing Index and the results are similar to the inaugural findings: life in Santa Monica is pretty good but there are still areas to be improved. The index measures six dimensions, Outlook (tracking social media commentary on... Read more →


Know Before You Go

Week of September 18, 2017 Street Lighting Modernization Program For the week of September 18, 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... Read more →


Grant Elementary celebrates diversity

Marina Andalon Daily Press Staff Writer At the Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District, Board of Education meeting on September 13 the Board recognized National Hispanic/ Latino Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month is an official celebration of American citizens whose ancestry can be tracked back to Spain, Mexico, Central and... Read more →


Crime Watch: carport theives take bikes

On September 6, at about 2:21 a.m. Officers responded to the 1300 block of Euclid Court regarding a possible vehicle burglary in progress. The reporting party reported seeing two subjects breaking into cars, removing property from the cars and placing the property into bags. Officers arrived to the area of 1300 Alley 12 and located two bags... Read more →


Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles was jolted by a small earthquake that rattled nerves and got people talking on social media, but didn't cause any major damage. The magnitude 3.6 quake hit around 11:20 p.m. Monday and was felt by thousands of residents in west Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, across the San Fernando Valley and as... Read more →


Water project breaks ground at the beach

Local dignitaries gathered at the Santa Monica Beach on Monday to officially break ground on a new water reuse project designed to help the city reduce its dependency on imported water. The Santa Monica Clean Beached Project will install a large catchment tank under the parking lot near the Santa Monica Pier. The water will be passed... Read more →


GOP governors launch ‘news’ site critics call propaganda

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican governors are getting into the "news" business. The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media. The Free Telegraph blares headlines about the virtues of GOP governors, while framing Democrats negatively. It asks... Read more →


Alternative fuels go mainstream at Santa Monica Expo

  The 12th Annual AltCar Expo returns to Santa Monica this weekend providing locals with one of the nation’s best opportunities to learn about and test drive cars that will determine the future of the automotive industry. The event is held at the Civic Center has become known as the most comprehensive showcase for non-gasoline... Read more →


Suspect threatens Vons store manager

On August 30, 2017 at about 11:16 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Vons – 710 Broadway regarding a battery occurring. The reporting party indicated the suspect hit the store manager in the face and threatened the reporting party with a razor blade. The suspect fled the location and was last seen southbound on... Read more →