Briefs

Record-breaking response to $25,000 matching gift

Citywide The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation received $161,801 from 588 donors during a five-day drive to meet a $25,000 matching gift from Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows / MSD Capital. The drive ended on Tuesday, Jan. 31, which was also the end of the Ed Foundation’s annual parent pledge campaign. “What an... Read more →

Briefs

State of the City on Feb. 6

Downtown The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual State of the City on Monday, Feb. 6, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Over five hundred people are expected to attend the event, which will take place at SGI Auditorium in downtown Santa Monica (525 Wilshire Blvd.) Highlights of this year’s event include remarks by Santa Monica Mayor... Read more →

News

St.John’s Serves the Homeless

  Santa Monica is known for it’s iconic Pier, the famous Third Street Promenade and the countless number of homeless people that walk through the city. In 2016 the City of Santa Monica homeless count found 718 individuals (this year’s count occurred in January and results will be available in the coming months) and many of... Read more →

Crime

Jaywalking leads to SMPD jail

On January 24, at about 9 p.m. While in the area of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Avenue officers observed a subject cross the street mid-block between two controlled intersections. Officers spoke with the subject and asked for his identification to be issued a citation. The subject was uncooperative and unwilling to provide his information. The... Read more →

News

Sober Super Bowl Sunday

It that time of year where millions of people tune in and watch the Super Bowl. Whether you’re watching the commercials, halftime show or the game itself, people still need to remember Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Super Bowl LI (51) will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Feb. 5. The game... Read more →

Briefs

Consent Decree signed and approved by US District Court

  Citywide Consent Decree signed and approved by US District Court On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Judge John F. Walter of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, approved the Consent Decree between the City Santa Monica City and the United States and the Federal Aviation Administration for the closure of... Read more →

News

Parents visit Kids at Work

    Generation gaps have long been mined for humor. The clichés vary based on the target audience but either the older generation is unable to understand the newfangled world or the youth lack the fortitude of their elders to make it in the real world. The stereotypes abound in modern culture but with the rapid pace of... Read more →

Briefs

School closed due to possible stomach virus

Citywide John Adams Middle School has been closed for the day following a potential Norovirus infection. The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District issued a health alert on Feb. 2 regarding a potential Norovirus infection and followed up late Thursday night with the decision to close the school, cancel an upcoming camp and suspend... Read more →

Briefs

Bike-Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

Citywide Bike-Pedestrian Safety Enforcement The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations with focused enforcement efforts on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The Police Department periodically identifies locations where bike and... Read more →

Briefs

Salome Art Contest Winner – Marshall Dahlin

Citywide Salome Art Contest Winner – Marshall Dahlin This past fall, LA Opera hosted a contest for currently enrolled college art and design students in southern California. Students were asked to submit artwork for LA Opera’s spring production of Strauss’s Salome for a chance to be featured on the cover of the show’s... Read more →

Briefs

Insights Into Cancer public lecture at UCLA

Nutrition is an area in which individuals with cancer often have many concerns. These concerns include the role of nutrition in potentially causing or preventing cancer. Media presents conflicting nutritional messages leaving patients confused about what advice to take. However, recent research has identified foods and/or supplements that may... Read more →

Crime

Suspects both receive $50,000 bail

On January 26, at about 3 p.m. officers responded to a radio call for service of vehicle burglary which just occurred at Parking Structure 6, 1431 2nd Street. Officers met with the victim who said various items were taken from the car including a laptop computer. The victim had seen a subject acting suspiciously in the lot and enter a light... Read more →