Curious City

Mom, Pop, The Spectrum

SO LONG, POP As in, Mom and Pop and their stores. Gentrification. Strolled Main Street lately? We can try, through pressure on our “elected” officials, to put the brakes on the wholesale sale of Santa Monica to developers who don’t give a fat rat’s posterior about the future of our unique city, its history or its... Read more →

City Council

Downtown Community Plan released today

  It’s DCP Day in Downtown Santa Monica. The City is releasing the long anticipated Downtown Community Plan (DCP) today. The DCP will outline a set of standards and criteria to guide development throughout Downtown Santa Monica – which extends from the beach to both sides of Lincoln Boulevard. All subdivisions and new... Read more →

Crime

Suspect arrested in Sunset Park burglary investigation

The break-in was brazen to say the least. In black and white home surveillance video, two young men casually peruse through Jason McBride’s belongings, seemingly taking their time as they pick out jewelry and electronics. The two men take their time. McBride believes they were on the phone with a lookout parked on the street. At one... Read more →

Environment

Report claims city could lose 31% of its beach

    People come from all over the world come to visit the famous California beaches, especially the beautiful Santa Monica beach. Unfortunately, there is a possibility Southern California, including Santa Monica can lose much of their coastal beaches. Last month the United State Geological Survey (USGS) released a new... Read more →

Crime

Suspicious vehicle call leads to arrest

On March 24, 2017 at about 10:15 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for a suspicious vehicle in the area of 1000 block of Euclid Avenue. Officers located the vehicle in the area and conducted a traffic stop. Officers contacted the driver and were able to observe burglary tools in the car. The suspect's vehicle did not have license... Read more →

Crime

Santa Monica teen found dead in Long Beach

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is investigating the death of a Santa Monica teen as a potential drug overdose. According to the LBPD, officers were dispatched to the Los Angeles riverbed at about 1:30 a.m. for a report of a body on April 6. Officers found what was then an unidentified female of unknown age along the waterline.... Read more →

News

A message from Mayor Ted Winterer on pedestrian safety

A message from Mayor Ted Winterer on pedestrian safety There have been several pedestrian-vehicle collisions in the last month and as we roll into our busy summer months, we want to remind you to be vigilant about road safety. There are many options to get around in Santa Monica, which is why so many of us love it here. Whether you’re... Read more →

Crime

Theft at Trimania Food Market

On March 28, 2017 at about 8:25 a.m. Officers responded to radio call for service of a petty theft at Trimania Food Market- 1348 3rd Street Promenade.  A store employee watched the suspect conceal merchandise in his clothing and exit the store without paying for anything.  The witness flagged down arriving officers in the alley behind... Read more →

Environment

Thousands expected for beach cleanup

Join the environmental movement this weekend. To many environmental enthusiasts, April is otherwise known as Earth Month and every year since 1970, April 22 is designated as Earth Day. Local non-profit Heal the Bay is expecting an estimated 2,000 volunteers this weekend to participate in their Earth Month, Nothin’ But Sand beach... Read more →

City Council

Recent deaths cloud city’s Vision Zero plan

Five people killed one month after City adopts pedestrian plan By the time Steven White got a City response about the broken walk signal near his apartment someone had been killed. Police have not said whether they believe the woman was in the crosswalk when a driver hit her, but there is a pedestrian crossing at the intersection where... Read more →

News

Bone marrow drive for teacher fighting cancer

    The community will come together Wednesday to help a teacher, wife and mother get through her second bout of cancer when the Santa Monica Police Department hosts a bone marrow donor registry drive. Jail administrator Jennifer Estrada organized the drive to help the wife of 11-year veteran Officer Enrique Rodriguez.... Read more →

News

LA marches to protect science

  Local nonprofit Heal The Bay is encouraging Santa Monicans to publicly support science and science education at an upcoming protest. This year scientists, educators and local organizations are making a statement by participating in the March for Science event on Earth Day, April 22. Los Angeles is anticipating over 50,000... Read more →

News

Local jeweler finds new home inside the Fairmont

In the year and a half since his father locked the door for the last time and closed Readers Fine Jewelers, Avedis “Avo” Guerboian has been busy making a name for himself. Celebrities wear his one of a kind pieces, his custom engagement ring business is now International and images of his ready-to-wear pieces for his line Edward Avedis... Read more →