Fight hunger at Empty Bowls Santa Monica

Artists, hunger activists and caring people of all stripes will come together Saturday, March 7, to raise awareness of food insecurity and to provide funds for the Westside Food Bank and the Bread and Roses Cafe. Chef D Brandon Walker of the Bread and Roses Cafe and Food Network Chopped Champion will personally be on hand to serve his own... Read more →


Vidiots Foundation announces Director Series event

The next Director Series event is an evening with American film director, screenwriter and producer Ned Benson on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. Benson will discuss how his three-film portrayal, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," began life as two separate films -- The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor... Read more →


Murder suspect arrested after standoff identified

A suspect wanted in connection with a murder investigation was arrested Saturday in Santa Monica after an hours-long standoff with authorities. The suspect, later identified as David Carrillo by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, had barricaded himself inside a residential unit in the 800 block of Ocean Park Boulevard,... Read more →


Police standoff ends with arrest

Police have arrested the suspect involved in a multi-hour standoff. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team was dispatched to the 800 block of Ocean Park Blvd., near Lincoln Blvd. to assist Major Crimes Bureau personnel with a barricaded suspect. at about 12:30 p.m. Witnesses reported hearing multiple orders for the suspect... Read more →


City: Walking, biking, carpooling increasing

Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles focused on a report released by City Hall's Planning and Community Development Department that updates City Council on the progress and impacts of the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE) which was enacted in 2010. Alternative forms of transportation are on the rise in Santa Monica,... Read more →



School district working to save ROP courses

It's been a turbulent ride for the local school district's workforce training program, but a soft landing appears to be on the horizon. Although the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District voted earlier this month to make cuts in the popular Regional Occupational Program, nearly all of the courses will continue to be offered as they're... Read more →


Oscars viewing party to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Watch the biggest night in film with good company, good food, and for a good cause. The Upper West restaurant is hosting an Oscars watch party for the second year in a row. Come when red carpet coverage begins to fill out your Oscar winners predictions, then stay to watch the show with food and drinks. There will be prizes for the most... Read more →


SMC hosting art exhibit, artists’ reception

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present “FONDAMENTA: Future Furniture Formed in a Collective Memory,” an exhibition of original works by renowned artists Peter Shire, Matt Connors, Peter Harkawik, and Matt Paweski. The show will be open to the public through March 28, with an artists' reception on... Read more →


E-bike hub forming on Main Street

Like bikes but not pedaling? Take a trip to Main Street. There are now four shops specializing specifically in electric bikes within a few blocks of one another in the Ocean Park neighborhood. Bike Attack, which has had a bike store further north on Main Street since 1999, opened an e-bike specific store down by the other three e-bike... Read more →


Expo-adjacent shuttle and drop-off depot proposed

Right before Thanksgiving, City Council rejected plans for a major transit hub on public property next to the last stop of the incoming Expo Light Rail, fearing that a proposed bus depot would jam the surrounding streets. On Tuesday, council will consider a new proposal -- one without the six Big Blue Bus berths proposed in the previous... Read more →