Man shot in home invasion robbery

  Adelaide Drive was home to a pair of serious crimes on Sunday morning as a driver careened off the road and into the canyon followed by an unrelated shooting in a nearby home. The first incident happened at about 1:45 a.m. when a car driving at a high rate of speed left the road and fell down the canyon. According to Santa... Read more →


By the numbers, a look at a bustling Santa Monica district

When city leaders and business representatives sat down together at the Fairmont Miramar on Aug. 17 for the annual report breakfast hosted by Downtown Santa Monica Inc., they were entertained by the speeches but informed by the wealth of data. The annual report encapsulates many of Downtowns’ accomplishments over the past year and is... Read more →


Can SMMUSD address institutionalized racism?

It was the proverbial elephant in the room, but it wasn’t gray — it was black and white. As the local Board of Education convened Wednesday evening to discuss strategies for closing achievement gaps in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district, several officials and community members pointed to institutionalized racism as a barrier for... Read more →


30th anniversary for Venice Historical Society

The Venice Historical Society (VHS) has scheduled a classic evening with a lecture & slide show on the ever-popular Red Cars, narrated by Red Car maven and historian Alan Fishel. The first railway service into Venice was in the 1880s with a connection in Inglewood through Venice on its way to Santa Monica. In the 1890s more lines were... Read more →


Shoplifter suspect traps himself in Vons restroom

On Aug. 18 at approximately 4:25 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a call of a shoplifter trying to leave the Vons market at 1311 Wilshire Blvd., with various items. The employees knew the suspect because he has stolen numerous items in the past month. When a supervisor saw the suspect enter the store, she posted an employee... Read more →


Photo studio to open at Santa Monica Place

Blink Inc., a technology-driven photo shoot experience that captures and delivers professional digital photography in real time, announced the formation of an alliance with Macerich, one of the nation's leading owners, operators and developers of retail properties in top markets. The two companies will work together to open new Blink Inc.... Read more →


Pacific Park to host Bay Foundation fundraiser

On Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Bay Foundation will host its 2nd-annual Coastal Connections fundraiser at a customized venue in Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. The family-friendly event will celebrate everyone’s connections with the coast, along with TBF’s recent accomplishments and upcoming projects. This event... Read more →


Knives used in fight at Virginia Avenue Park

A man was taken into custody Friday afternoon at Virginia Avenue Park following a fight during which he and another man brandished knives. Santa Monica police were notified around 2:30 p.m. of an altercation at the park, where two men were involved in a verbal altercation that had become physical, Lt. Saul Rodriguez said. Arriving... Read more →