News

SMPD on Immigration

  The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) recognizes the heightened concerns of our community during this time of uncertainty due to the federal administration’s aggressive approach to immigration enforcement. SMPD is committed to aligning our work efforts with the City’s resolution to embrace diversity and reject hate. In... Read more →

Briefs

Water Main Break Closes Colorado

Colorado Ave. Water Main Break Closes Colorado between 20th St. and Cloverfield Blvd. An overnight water main brake along Colorado between 20th St. and Cloverfield Blvd. caused road closures and water outages in the nearby area yesterday. Public Works crews were called to the site when city employees noticed water seeping from the... Read more →

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New Courtyard Marriot doors open to first guests on Friday

    The complete makeover of Colorado Avenue between 5th Street and the Pier will hit another milestone on Friday when the first guests check into the Courtyard Marriot Hotel. The six-story modern building punctuates the Expo Line’s final stop in Santa Monica. The three-star hotel signals the beginning of the Colorado... Read more →

Crime

Battery on public official

On March 10, at about 7:36 a.m. Officers responded to radio call for service in the 1300 block of Alley 3 regarding a battery involving a SMPD Public Safety Officer (PSO). Officers determined the PSO responded to a radio call for service in the 1300 block of Alley 3 regarding a large moving truck blocking the alley and not allowing other... Read more →

Briefs

Community resource fair

Citywide- The Probation Department of Los Angeles County will present their fourth annual resource fair on Wednesday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Santa Monica Courthouse, 1725 Main Street. Activities are open to the community and at-risk individuals for information, resources and referral services intended to provide a... Read more →

Briefs

Bring history to life at the Annenberg Community Beach House

The Beach Bring history to life by becoming a docent at the Annenberg Community Beach House The Santa Monica Conservancy is offering a training class for volunteers interested in becoming docents at the City of Santa Monica’s Annenberg Community Beach House. This iconic destination was originally the home of Marion Davies, an actress,... Read more →

Crime

Canadian arrested for vehicle violations

On February 26, at about 12 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 500 block of 15th Street regarding a subject living out of two vehicles where the subject was seen urinating in public by the reporting party.  Officers arrived and determined the suspect had placed a Canadian license plate on his vehicle to avoid... Read more →

Crime

Traffic stop ends with arrest

On February 26, at about 3:22 p.m. While conducting an unrelated traffic stop in the 800 block of Arizona Avenue, officers observed a subject riding a bicycle.  Officers recognized the subject as wanted for a robbery that took place on June 30, at the Co-Opportunity -1525 Broadway.  The suspect entered the store and grabbed several items... Read more →

Transportation

Know Before You Go

  Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of March 13, the Contractor will continue removal and replacement of the sewer main on 9th Court between Marguerita Ave and Georgina Ave. The contractor will begin cleaning, video inspection and lining of the sewer main on Ocean Front Walk from Ashland Avenue to the Santa Monica... Read more →

Crime

Two elementary schools lose 29 computers during break-ins

The Santa Monica Police Department has stepped up overnight patrols around Santa Monica public schools after someone stole dozens of computers from two separate campuses. On Sunday, March 5, at 8 a.m., officers responded to the report of a burglary at Will Rogers Elementary School at 2401 14th Street. Twenty desktop computers were stolen... Read more →

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Vacant buildings subject to new scrutiny and fines

  City code enforcement officers are about to get some new tools to go after vacant buildings in Santa Monica. On Tuesday, the City Council approved new measures that would force buildings owners to either get to work or tear down a building or pay a fine. The ordinance also allows code enforcement to go after deteriorating... Read more →

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Cancer fighting company misses mark on traffic

To the City Council, it’s pretty frustrating that a business just a five minute walk away from an Expo stop struggles to meet its mark for car-free commuters. The walk from the 26th Street/Bergamot Station stop to Agensys, Inc is precisely .3 miles, but that doesn’t mean the Expo line is necessary convenient for the medical company’s... Read more →

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Santa Monica leading groundwater planning efforts

Santa Monica could become the lead agency managing groundwater supplies for the 50-square mile Santa Monica Basin that provides most of the city’s potable water according to a report on the City’s website. State regulators recently passed a set of laws creating new regulatory agencies to manage groundwater supplies and based on Santa... Read more →