City Council

Elevators, sidewalks, and trees in $9.2M consent

Editor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing series that tracks the city’s expenditures appearing on upcoming Santa Monica City Council consent agendas. Consent agenda items are routinely passed by the City Council with little or no discussion from elected officials or the public. However, many of the items have been part of public... Read more →


Attempted kidnapping in Mid-City

MID-CITY — Police are searching for a man who attempted to kidnap a female resident at 2200 Colorado Ave. this evening. The woman was assaulted while walking to her car in the parking garage at 5:45 p.m., the Santa Monica Police Department said in a release. She was able to fight him off and he ran out of view. She described the man as... Read more →



Briefs: New restaurants, BBB, police, and pizza

Ocean Ave. Luxury homes bring in new restaurants Three restaurants have signed up for the newly constructed Ocean Avenue South building located adjacent to Tongva Park. The three dining concepts include Joan's On Third, Hakkasan Group's Searsucker, as well as a Starbucks Evenings concept. Ocean Avenue South comprises two luxury... Read more →



Changing the face of medicine: Carol M. Newton 1925-2014

A Santa Monica resident for 47 years, Dr. Carole M. Newton, died last week at the age of 89. She was a professor emeritus at UCLA Medical School where she had taught since 1967. Ever upbeat and interested in everyone and everything, she had been a wonderful and inspiring neighbor of mine for forty years. Carol was a devoted sports fan. She... Read more →


Pro-SMO measure will go on ballot

SMO - Voters will have a chance to decide whether or not to take more direct control over the future of the Santa Monica Airport. A ballot initiative, which was financially backed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), got the green light from the Los Angeles County Registrar and the Santa Monica City Clerk on Thursday. Last... Read more →



Daniel Archuleta

Daniel Archuleta, our jack-of-all-trades managing editor, died Wednesday morning. We are grieving. His family is grieving. Any attempt to sum up his contributions to our newspaper and to our lives will fall short. But he loved the Santa Monica community and we needed to let you know of his passing. Daniel began contributing to the Daily... Read more →



City Hall wants out as a landlord

CITY HALL — Two beautifully located, city-owned residences may soon become affordable housing units. City Hall is proposing that City Council convey 419 and 1616 Ocean Avenue to a nonprofit housing advisor. In 2012, council asked city officials to consider the ramification of disposition of all public properties managed by the Housing... Read more →


Performers, paint and poetry at weekend fundraiser

Several artistic genres will collide on July 18, 19 and 20 when a group of dancers paint to a spoken word accompaniment. The event is a fundraiser for non-profit organization Beautify Earth, formerly Beautify Lincoln and will support the creation of murals in public places. The weekend events include the dance/paint performance, live... Read more →



SMDP family deeply saddened by the loss of Archuleta

Daniel Archuleta, a longtime member of the Santa Monica Daily Press team and fixture in the Santa Monica community, died on July 16. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Gali, and two young girls, Lila and Gaby, and the rest of his family. At this time,we do not have any... Read more →