Suspect takes $400 worth of merchandise from CVS

On May 30, at about 10:56 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the CVS Store – 1411 Lincoln Blvd regarding a robbery that just occurred. The suspect had reportedly taken about $400 worth of merchandise and threatened to harm the store manager. The subject entered the store and selected several items from the sales... Read more →


Texas woman facing charges after downtown carjacking

Two people were taken to the hospital Saturday after a bizarre series of events in downtown Santa Monica that started with road rage and ended with a car jacking and then an arrest. Police describe the suspect, Loriana Christine Tippin, as an “opportunist” who saw a car running with the door open around 2 p.m. on 2nd Street between... Read more →


Victims desirous of prosecution

On May 31, at about 6:40 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 1300 block of Ocean Avenue regarding a subject that threw a rock through a window. As officers were responding to the area, the subject threw a second rock at a nearby vehicle causing a passenger side window to shatter. Officers arrived and located the... Read more →


Police department requests $730,000 for new phones

    More than ten years after the debut of the iPhone, Santa Monica police officers may soon be getting their hands on smartphones as part of their standard issued equipment. On Tuesday, the City Council will consider granting a $730,000 purchase order for 345 “rugged mobile phone tablets” for officers and civilian... Read more →


Local surf Instructors Compete with Illegal Schools

There are few sites more quintessential to the California experience than these: a palm tree, the Santa Monica Pier, a surfboard in the sand. The promise of a day or two living the Southern California lifestyle brings millions of tourists to Santa Monica every year, and to many of them a chance to catch their first wave is high up on the... Read more →


KBUG: Week of June 12

Week of June 12, 2017   Transit And Parking Services Tenant Improvement (Taps Ti) Project For the week of June 12, construction will take place in Parking Structure #5 at 1440 4th street and anticipates affecting the sidewalk in front of the building with the sidewalk pedestrian tunnel on 6/9/17, lasting until 10/15/17. During... Read more →


Assault with deadly weapon near the Shore Hotel

On June 1, at about 5:03 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the area of Ocean Avenue and Broadway regarding a subject swinging a golf club at passersby. Officers located the subject and observed him swinging a backpack at people near the entrance/exit to the McDonald’s restaurant. The subject was detained without... Read more →


Awareness month highlights Alzheimer’s services

June is Alzheimer’s awareness month and community members like Sharon Cooper are working to spread awareness. Cooper, a Santa Monica resident works as a financial advisor at Edward Jones in Marina del Rey and Edward Jones is the National Presenting Sponsor for Alzheimer’s Association. She said the company believes it is their duty to... Read more →


Varied Ways of Resisting Racially Oppressive Policing

Virginia Ave On Sunday evening, June 11, the Committee For Racial Justice will present some of the different approaches that are being used to address the injustices experienced by communities of color in their interactions with police. Various strategies and opportunities for involvement in dealing with this oppression will be... Read more →


Launch of Youth@Work Program and 20,000 Jobs Commitment

LOS ANGELES The County of Los Angeles has launched the Youth@Work Program to prepare the County’s at-risk youth ages 14-24 for 21st century careers in our regional economy. “Together with the City of Los Angeles, I am pleased to announce a commitment of 20,000 jobs for at-risk youth” said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “Amidst... Read more →


ACT loses Samohi students test scores

On April 8 students arrived bright and early at University High School in Los Angeles, ready to take one of the most stressful and important test they will encounter in their life, the ACT. Once the test was completed, students were told to expect results towards the end of April. However, multiple students and parents became concerned... Read more →