News

Father shot, son safe after mom’s slaying spurs Amber Alert

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles police shot and killed a man suspected in the murder of his estranged wife and the abduction of his 9-year-old son, who was found with his father but was unharmed, authorities said. Konstantin Morozov, 48, and his son Daniel Morozov had been the subjects of a manhunt Tuesday after they disappeared... Read more →

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Protest threats won’t disrupt local workshops

  Santa Monica’s Committee for Racial Justice (CRJ) is forging ahead with its plans for upcoming meetings despite threats of continued protests. The organization’s past two meetings, both held before the large protests in Charlottesville, were disrupted by individuals and organizations associated with the Alt-Right political... Read more →

Crime

SMPD catches homeless man with methamphetamine

On August 8, 2017 at about 7:23 p.m. While patrolling the area of 600 block of Alta Avenue, officers recognized a known narcotics user from previous encounters. Officers spoke with the subject. The subject consented a search of his backpack. Officers located several hypodermic needles and a debit card belonging to another person. Officers... Read more →

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Charity seeking public’s help in locating homeless man

  A local student and his homeless charity are seeking the public’s help to locate a man who has been seen sleeping near Santa Monica City Hall. 14 years old Elliot Katz runs Reaching Out California from his home and the nonprofit undertakes projects to aid the Los Angeles homeless community. The organization is branching out to... Read more →

Crime

Woman punches child near Starbucks

On August 8, 2017 at about 3:10 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a battery at the Starbucks – 1900 Lincoln Blvd. Officers arrived and detained the possible suspect outside of the Starbucks. Officers spoke to several witnesses and the victim. Officers determined, the victim (a minor) was walking east along the... Read more →

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City Supports EUC Initiative Do Your Thing

    On April 26, the city of Santa Monica chose to formally support a new Energy Upgrade California (EUC) campaign via a letter signed by Mayor Ted Winterer. A reboot of the previous EUC initiative, the Do Your Thing Campaign focuses more on encouraging California residents and small businesses to change their energy... Read more →

Transportation

Know Before You Go

Week of August 21   Transit And Parking Services Tenant Improvement (Taps Ti) Project For the week of August 21, 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, lasting until 10/15/17. During this time,... Read more →

Education

Superintendent address faculty members

  On Thursday, Aug. 17 teachers, administrators, and faculty members throughout the Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) gathered at Santa Monica High School for the annual convocation with new Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati. Drati was hired earlier this year and has spent his first few months forming... Read more →

Crime

Venice resident arrested for petty theft

On August 8, 2017 at about 5:37 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a suspicious person in the 2900 block of 11th Street. As officers were driving southbound on 11th Street, they saw the subject walking along the sidewalk. Officers stopped to talk to the subject. The reporting party confirmed the subject was the... Read more →

Crime

No bail for 23 year old thief

On August 10, 2017 at about 6:17 p.m. While patrolling the area of Vons Supermarket at 710 Broadway, officers were flagged down by a Von’s Security Guard regarding a theft suspect walking away from the store. The security guard was able to point out the suspect to officers. Officers yelled at the suspect to stop multiple times. The... Read more →

Education

SMCHS welcomes new principal

  St. Monica High School kicks off the new school year on August 21, where students and faculty will welcome new principal James Spellman. Former principal Michele Rice worked at SMCHS in a variety of administrative and student support roles for two decades, including the past two years as principal. She now continues her support... Read more →

Education

Back to school season includes traffic warnings

In Southern California, marking the seasons can be difficult. There’s no significant foliage change and the sharp chill of autumn bottoms out in the mid 60’s. Instead, Santa Monica marks its seasons with a measure that is as intrinsic to the city snow might be to the Northeast: traffic. The City’s summer traffic pattern has ended... Read more →

Education

SMMUSD PTA is ready for the new school year

  Schools are gearing up for the first day of class. However students are not the only ones who are a bit anxious to start the new school year. Parents, teachers and staff members are also looking forward in continuing their involvement in PTA, parent teacher association. The Santa Monica – Malibu PTA Council has 16 different PTA... Read more →