Transportation

Want your life to be a Breeze?

 Breeze Bike Share allows you to enjoy all the benefits of cycling without the need to own a bike. You can leave a Breeze Bike Share Bike just about anywhere that you want and not worry about repairs or storage. You can even make money by returning a stray Breeze bike to a bike share station. Become a new Annual Member from now until... Read more →

Education

New year, new school board member

  Meet newly elected school board member Jon Kean. Kean along with re-elected members Maria Leon-Vazquez and Ralph Mechur took the oath of office for a four-year term last month and while Vazquez and Mechur were incumbents in the election, Kean is new to the leadership role. Kean is an active parent leader, and has served as PTA... Read more →

Crime

Theft and public intoxication

On December 30, 2016 at about 5:35 p.m. Officers were on foot beat patrol noticed a subject with an open bottle of an alcoholic beverage and was trying to conceal the bottle. Officer spoke with the subject and noticed he was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The subject was also in possession of a UPS box containing newly... Read more →

Education

Growing Place chosen to operate SMC facility at the Civic

Santa Monica College (SMC) has released a new round of information about their proposed Early Childhood Education Center at the Civic Center site. In a FAQ posted on SMC’s website, the college said it had chosen Growing Place as the operator of the Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School. Growing Place is a nonprofit organization based... Read more →

Crime

Arrested for possession of stolen property

On December 31, 2016 at about 12:58 p.m. Officers were flagged down by a subject riding a bicycle at Main Street and Pico Blvd for assistance. The subject told officers he was being followed by someone for several blocks. Officers spoke with the second subject and told officers that he was following him because the subject was riding his... Read more →

News

Santa Monica’s largest developer splits into new company

    Twenty development projects in Santa Monica’s eight square miles just changed hands after the city’s largest apartment builder announced a major split, according to a spokesperson for the two companies. NMS Properties is ceding managerial and operational control of all pending market-rate and affordable housing... Read more →

News

Crimes occurring around, but not on, Expo trains

  The Santa Monica Police Department is deploying an additional team of officers to the downtown area because of a sharp increase in theft linked to the 4th Street Light Rail Station. Between May 20 and November 20 of 2016, there were 380 Part 1 crimes committed within a 1,000 foot radius of the three light rail stops within the... Read more →

City Council

Short term rental rules return for revisions

  While many use the New Year as motivation to break from old habits, City Hall is using the first meeting of the new year to revisit several old discussions. The agenda calls for revisions to several previously discussed actions. Council will revisit regulations on animal acts in parks, uses of airport land for parks and will hear... Read more →

Crime

Man arrested for forgery, burglary and probation violation

On December 31, 2016 at about 5:29 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Bloomingdales – 315 Colorado Blvd regarding a counterfeit investigation with a suspect in custody. Officers determined the suspect was monitored by Loss Prevention in the store as he selected merchandise. The suspect attempted to purchase several... Read more →

Crime

Nanny assaults store manager

On Dec. 28, 2016 at about 12:15 p.m. Officer responded to a radio call for service at the 1300 3rd Street Promenade regarding a theft that occurred at Bellagio Shoes – 120 Broadway. The suspect was followed by the store manager and pointed out to the officers. Officers detained the suspect who had a baby stroller with an infant for an... Read more →

News

Light rail riders plan to forget their pants Sunday

    Mark your calendar: The 9th Annual “No Pants Metro Ride” will run through Santa Monica this Sunday afternoon. The large party of pants-less participants will meet up at 1 p.m. at Union Station to buy TAP cards and pack-up their slacks before hopping a Red Line train to downtown and then transfer to the Expo Line.... Read more →

Airport

City leaders to discuss Airport Park plans at next meeting

By Kate Cagle The City Council will talk about continuing efforts to turn the Santa Monica Airport into a park at next week’s public meeting. City leaders will discuss new rules that will allow the public to use six acres of the airport that used to be reserved aircraft parking. When the entire project is completed in 2019, Airport... Read more →

News

SM Native runs for 34th Congressional district

  By Marina Andalon Santa Monica native and former White House aide, Alejandra Campoverdi announced her plan to pursue the seat of Representative Xavier Becerra’s 34th Congressional District in Los Angeles, if the Legislature confirms him as Attorney General of California. Becera won reelection in November of 2016 but was... Read more →