Crime

Convicted felon in possession of a firearm

On May 2, at about 12:34 p.m. while patrolling the 1600 block Ocean Avenue Officers saw a vehicle with several vehicle code violations – no front license plate and tinted front windows.   Officers performed a traffic stop on the car and discovered the driver was driving on a suspended license. Also in the car were two female passengers... Read more →

Environment

Santa Monica beach goes wild

  The Bay Foundation and the City have completed the Wild Beach Restoration Pilot Program along a section of local beach and officials hope the program will showcase environmental restoration in the area. The City of Santa Monica and The Bay Foundation worked together to hold an opening ceremony for the project at the Annenberg... Read more →

Briefs

Art @ Tongva: Great Explorations on May 13

Tongva Park’s Art @ Tongva program continues its 2017 season on May 13 with Great Explorations, an all-day event of music, dance, visual art, theatre, and participatory mind and body experiences that will stimulate the imaginations of kids ages 5 to 95. This family friendly event features a new workshop in radical map making by artist... Read more →

Homelessness

City grapples with sudden spike in homelessness

  More people are living on the streets in Santa Monica than at any time since the City started conducting a yearly count of the homeless in 2009, according to new statistics from the 2017 Homeless Count. The annual count found 581 people sleeping on the street or on the beach in January, up 39% from 416 the previous year. The... Read more →

News

Rare birds found nesting on local beach

Special to the Daily Press For the first time in nearly 70 years, western snowy plovers are nesting on Los Angeles County beaches. The first nest was found on April 18 on Santa Monica State Beach, followed by discovery of a nest on Dockweiler State Beach on April 27, and two nests on Malibu Lagoon State Beach on April 28 and May 4. The... Read more →

News

More than 100 residents evacuated due to apartment fire

About 120 residents were displaced from their home after an apartment fire near Lincoln and Broadway on Monday night. According to the Santa Monica Fire Department, firefighters responded to a fire at 1447 Lincoln Blvd. at about 6:20 p.m. and found smoke coming from the underground garage of the five story mixed use building. While on... Read more →

News

Wireless network to improve in Santa Monica

    Hundreds of tiny cellular antennas are in the pipeline for Santa Monica streets and could eventually mean fewer drop calls, faster streaming and better battery life for smart phones and tablets. So far, all major cell phone providers have approached the City to install so-called “small cells” throughout the City.... Read more →

News

Tallula’s joins the family

    Cruise down Pacific Coast Highway and turn onto Entrada Drive, there you will find the newest member of the Rustic Canyon Family, otherwise known as Tallula’s. Josh Loeb, a Santa Monica native is now the founder and partner of Rustic Canyon and the family of seven restaurants. The first restaurant and namesake of... Read more →

Transportation

KBUG: Week of May 8

Know Before You Go   Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of May 8, the Contractor will continue will continue with rehabilitation of existing maintenance holes throughout the City. During these operations, traffic control will be set up. Should you have any questions, please contact Carlos Rosales, Project Manager... Read more →

News

Deputies catch alleged bedroom burglar

Last Wednesday, Russell Braunstein was expecting to see weird charges on his credit cards.   The Santa Monica resident carefully monitored his three accounts all morning. Despite the fact the man who walked off with his wallet had made off with the $160 in cash inside, the burglar used Braunstein’s credit cards for a short... Read more →

News

Tourism Talks

 A new Bi-Weekly Column sharing the stories behind Tourism in Santa Monica Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) is thrilled to launch this new bi-weekly column with stories from residents, City leaders, small business owners – and even some of Santa Monica’s loyal visitors about their personal Santa Monica experience and how... Read more →

News

New restaurants gear up to open inside The Gallery

    After a year of complete renovation, the new and improved Gallery Food Hall is opening its doors with two new businesses, Sloan’s Ice Cream and Every Table.   The Gallery Food Hall, built in 1991, is located on the 3rd St Promenade and now looks like a state of the art food hall. The hall features stunning... Read more →

City Council

Santa Monica looks to go Water Neutral

    The City hopes a new ordinance will turn off the faucet when it comes to water usage inside Santa Monica’s eight square miles. Even as future developments could bring thousands of new residents to downtown, the rules seek to maintain water neutrality – meaning thousands of new showers and toilets would not increase... Read more →

Briefs

The Jeffrey Foundation’s 45th Anniversary Celebration

Los Angeles The Jeffrey Foundation’s 45th Anniversary Celebration The Jeffrey Foundation and its “Circle of Love” Committee has announced the 45th Anniversary Dinner on May 11, from 5-10 p.m. The event will take place at The Olympic Collection located at 11301 West Olympic Boulevard. Ticket prices are $150 per person. For... Read more →

Briefs

Community Happenings

Loews Hotel Sand & Sea Ball The Sand and Sea Ball is presented by Kaiser Permanente and Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, and produced by Arthur Murray Santa Monica. All proceeds benefit the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation. Inspired by the popular television hit, “Dancing with The Stars,” the 2nd annual Sand and Sea... Read more →