Sleepover leads to burglary arrest

On September 17 officers were dispatched the rear of the Pavillons Motel (2229 5th) regarding some type of unknown trouble. They made contact with the victim who told them that she was staying at the motel because she had a fight with her roommates. She then invited a male to spend the night with her. In the morning the victim observed... Read more →


Pop-up concert at the Beach House

The Beach=Culture series will present a pop-up concert with Rinde Eckert, who will perform on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway. In My Fools: A Life in Song, he presents a survey of the smart, clownish, driven and doomed characters who are his stock-in-trade. Limited seating;... Read more →


Free Movie Screening

The City of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability & the Environment along with Sustainable Works and American Cinematheque present documentary film, The True Cost. The True Cost is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of... Read more →


Two burglary attempts results in jail time

On September 13, 2016 at approximately 10:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Main St. and Ocean Park Blvd. for an “unknown trouble” radio call. The call stated a subject attacked a women and took her purse and then attacked another person. When officers arrived, numerous people were pointing to the southwest corner of Main... Read more →


LA Wave Makers Celebrates Clean Water

  The Los Angeles Waterkeeper will host its 5th annual Making Waves benefit to honor the leaders who are transforming how the region protects and restores its local water resources on Sept. 29. Making Waves is LA’s Waterkeeper’s annual benefit to support the organization’s groundbreaking work to safeguard the regions... Read more →


City Hall planning for carbon neutrality by 2050

  Santa Monica has exceeded its emission reduction goals but officials are already planning for the next wave of climate protection measures. Council accepted the final report for the 15x15 Climate Action Plan last week. The document said Santa Monica reduced its emission of greenhouse to 80 percent of 1990 levels, exceeding its... Read more →


SMMUSD board members kneel during Pledge of Allegiance

They took a stand by deciding not to stand. Two members of the Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education declined to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance to start Thursday evening’s meeting, bringing local attention to a national debate over the nature of protests before the U.S. flag. Craig Foster and Oscar de la Torre chose to kneel for... Read more →



Santa Monica College (SMC) graduate Daniel Zarate has been awarded a $10,000 Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ). Zarate, who earned his Associate degree in Business Administration at SMC, was one of only 79 undergraduate students from colleges and universities across... Read more →


Probation leads to arrest

On September 19, at about 2:17 a.m. officers were driving in the 1600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard observed the subject exit a nearby 7-Eleven store and begin walking west toward 16th Street. The subject noticed the officers, reached into his waistband, and removed something. The subject walked to a nearby bush and placed the item on... Read more →


Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter

The Santa Monica Animal Shelter has extended the application period for community members interested in becoming a board member for Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter to Oct. 7. The Shelter is seeking community members interested in serving as an inaugural board member to the Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter, a non-profit... Read more →