City Council

Council approves values foundation for code of ethics

City Hall has adopted a new values based ethics system that will guide employee actions as part of a broader ethics debate citywide. At their Nov. 24 meeting, Council formally approved a values based system of behavior that will be incorporated into multiple city documents. The action is the result of a Council request to bring Santa Monica... Read more →


Arrest made after fire started at apartment on Euclid St.

Around 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29 police officers responded to a call regarding an explosion and subsequent fire at an apartment building at 1827 Euclid Street. According to the SMPD, when they arrived they found a man standing outside the unit that was on fire. Because there was reason to believe the man caused the fire, he was... Read more →


Know Before You Go – Week of Nov. 30, 2015

EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE: 1. Train Testing This Week - The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled for train testing activities in Santa Monica this week and will continue for several months. The trains are now operated on their own power. Testing will be ongoing along the entire alignment in Los Angeles and... Read more →


Westside Ballet performs ‘The Nutcracker’

Lavish costumes and exuberant choreography mesmerize audiences in Westside Ballet of Santa Monica's rendition of this holiday classic. Take a trip with Clara to a magical world of dancing snowflakes, Spanish chocolate, and a dashing prince. From the Victorian-style party scene to the glittering Sugar Plum Fairy, it's the traditional... Read more →


Man shoots at cab before shooting himself

The night before Thanksgiving took a violent turn this year when a local man shot at a cab driver before turning the gun on himself. The Santa Monica Police Department received a call of gunshots on the 800 block of Bay Street late Wednesday night. When officers arrived on scene, they spoke to a cab driver who said said he had been shot at... Read more →


Ex-SMMUSD employee enters plea for grand theft

Santa Monica-Malibu school district officials were given a measure of closure Thursday following the arraignment of a former employee who stole about $40,000 worth of district technology equipment. Jorge Lopez Paredes, 27, pleaded no contest to grand theft during a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court’s Airport Courthouse. He was... Read more →