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Local leaders to consider rent control reform

As proponents of a statewide voter-initiative gather signatures to put rent control reform on the November ballot, the Santa Monica Rent Control Board is considering a ballot measure of its own. If both measures are successful, the RCB would regain control over the monthly rate of thousands of apartments in Santa Monica. The Affordable... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On March 8, 2018, at about 3:48 Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Santa Monica Pier regarding an assault with a deadly weapon involving a male subject hitting a victim with a stick.  Officers observed the subject as he was attempting to flee the area.   The subject was detained for an investigation.  Officers... Read more →

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Local runners log impressive times in the Los Angeles Marathon

Nearly 24,000 runners traveled the 26.2-mile course of the Los Angeles Marathon this weekend and near the front of the pack were Santa Monicans Samuel Bradbury and Ingrid Walters. Bradbury, 37, finished the race in 2 hours 29 minutes and 56 seconds taking third in the amateur bracket. At a pace of about a 5.8-second mile, his time would... Read more →

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Victims’ families urge California to end gun investments

Families of mass shooting victims and others called Monday for the nation's largest public pension fund to stop investing in companies that sell assault weapons and devices that allow guns to fire more rapidly. "Divesting in these companies that sell these weapons will send a clear message that the thoughts and prayers that are sent when... Read more →

Briefs

Democratic Club votes for new leaders

Please join the Santa Monica Democratic Club for its monthly membership meeting on March 22. They will be starting the program at 6:30 p.m. rather than the usual 7 p.m. so they can hear from all of their speakers. This meeting will also be the final chance to hear from candidates for statewide office before they vote on club endorsements... Read more →

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Blood Donation Opportunities

Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives. Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in over 9,500 uncollected blood and... Read more →

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$1.2 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Santa Monica

If you purchased a ticket in Santa Monica for Saturday’s huge Powerball jackpot, check your tickets. That’s because one lucky ticket sold there matched 5 of 6 numbers during the draw to win $1,211,614. That’s a great consolation prize for the ticket that was just one number away from hitting the 8th-largest jackpot in Powerball game... Read more →

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Man armed with knives shot by Los Angeles County deputy

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a deputy fatally shot a burglary suspect who was armed with two large kitchen-type knives. The shooting occurred Sunday morning in unincorporated South El Monte when deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress. The department says deputies encountered a 40-year-old man who... Read more →

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Strong storm heading toward southwest California

A strong Pacific storm tapping into subtropical moisture is taking aim at California, raising the threat of flash flooding and debris flows. The National Weather Service says the system has the potential to bring the highest rainfall totals of the season to some parts of southwest California. The so-called atmospheric river is expected... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On March 5, 2018 at about 11:42 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in front of 1540 2nd Street regarding a subject brandishing a knife. The subject was last seen walking north on the 3rd Street Promenade.  The subject was located in the 1400 block of the 3rd Street Promenade. The subject was detained. A computer check... Read more →

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Kirui of Kenya, Gedo of Ethiopia win Los Angeles Marathon

Weldon Kirui of Kenya pulled away in the 24th mile to win the Los Angeles Marathon for the second time in three years. Sule Utura Gedo of Ethiopia won the women's race. Kirui crossed the finish line in Santa Monica in 2 hours, 11 minutes, 48 seconds on Sunday, followed about 10 seconds later by Gebresadik Adihana of Ethiopia. Kirui also won... Read more →

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Planning Commission approves offices for Pico Boulevard

An 18,000 square foot office building with ground floor retail is coming to Pico Boulevard after the Planning Commission approved permits for the project earlier this month. While several commissioners expressed disappointment that the project at 2929 Pico Blvd does not include any new housing, Commissioner Richard McKinnon was the only... Read more →