Development appeal scheduled for light council agenda

Congested traffic on neighborhood streets is driving community concerns over a planned four-story development that stretches an entire city block across from Pancho’s Tacos at 2903 Lincoln Boulevard. The City Council will consider the neighborhood’s plight at Tuesday’s public meeting when they hear an appeal on the Development Review... Read more →


Roosevelt Elementary teacher moonlights as writer/author

When does Julie Clark find the time to do literally anything? The question rears its head multiple times during a conversation with the multi-hyphenate mother. Clark, the 20-year Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District veteran, took a moment during her fairly regimented day to talk about being a teacher-mom-breast-cancer-survivor and... Read more →


Council looking to increase the price to park Downtown

The City Council will consider upping the cost to park in downtown’s aging parking structures while maintaining the 90 minutes grace period at Tuesday’s public meeting. The conversation comes as the Promenade experiences an unprecedented number of empty storefronts and the city deals with declining revenue from parking as more... Read more →


Crime Watch

On April 11, at about 2:59 a.m. While patrolling the area of 26th Street and Santa Monica Blvd, officers observed a subject riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officer stopped the subject. A search of the subject led to the recovery of methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia. The subject... Read more →


Earth Talk

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are suitable materials for making biodegradable plastic besides corn and sugarcane? Is pineapple or peanut suitable?                                                                 -- Yu Hong... Read more →


Fresh Finds: Cape Seafood

Sarah Rathbone wants to change the way you shop for seafood in the spring. “I’m encouraging people to eat the unknown,” Rathbone said on a recent Saturday at the Downtown farmers market. “Eat the fish you haven’t heard about. All these tiny little boats are avoiding the bad weather and finding unusual species.” Cape Seafood... Read more →


Trump lawyer told put up or shut up to slow porn star suit

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren't delayed in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said Friday. Los Angeles federal Judge S. James Otero said there were "gaping holes" in Michael... Read more →


Crime Watch

On April 13, at about 3:14 p.m. While patrolling the area of 1500 block of Alley 5, officers saw two subjects, a male and female, taking refuse from a city dumpster, a violation of the Santa Monica Municipal Code Officers stopped and detained the subjects. The female subject admitted to possessing methamphetamine and a narcotics smoking... Read more →


Council to discuss city challenges at weekend retreat

The City Council plans to have a strategic and broad-based conversation this weekend during an annual retreat at Virginia Avenue Park. The conversation will focus on how to apply new technologies to “transform service experiences” and fix problems without hiring more city staff. “Like other traditional industries facing disruption in... Read more →