News

All fireworks are illegal in Santa Monica

  Residents are encouraged to visit a neighboring community to see a show. With 4th of July just around the corner, the country prepares for its yearly festivities filled with friends, family, and of course, fireworks. The Santa Monica Fire Department reminds everyone to stay safe by being informed this upcoming Independence... Read more →

Transportation

Daily Press: KBUG

Know Before You Go   Transit And Parking Services Tenant Improvement (Taps Ti) Project For the week of July 3, construction will take place in Parking Structure #5 at 1440 4th street and anticipates affecting the sidewalk in front of the building with the sidewalk pedestrian tunnel, lasting until 10/15/17. During this time,... Read more →

Crime

Man steals from parked cars along Ozone Ave

On June 22, 2017 at about 12:30 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 700 block of Ozone Avenue regarding a suspicious person walking along the street and trying to open several car doors. The reporting party was monitoring the suspect via his video security system. Officers located the subject in the 600 block of... Read more →

Crime

Man strikes at officers face

On June 21, at about 12:47 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service on the Santa Monica Pier regarding a person down. Officers arrived and saw an open beer can next to the subject. Officers asked the subject to stand up. The subject stood up and fell back to the floor. He displayed symptoms of alcohol intoxication and became... Read more →

News

Concert organizers dispute crowd size criticism

The organizers of the Twilight Concert Series are disputing previous estimates of crowd size and reasserting their position that the shows are a safe, responsible public service. The Santa Monica Pier Corporation hired a professional service to count attendees at the June 22 opener. While the performer and public safety officials talked... Read more →

Crime

Santa Monica native arrested for burglary

On June 21, at about 10:46 p.m. Officers responded to the Whole Foods 365 at 2121 Cloverfield Blvd, which is under construction, regarding an alarm activation. Officers entered the store and conducted a search of the store. As officers searched the store, they located a subject rummaging through several boxes. Officers detained the suspect... Read more →

Columns

Assault investigation downtown

Police are investigating a reported stabbing near the intersection of 5th and Santa Monica. A call came into the department at about 7:39 a.m. for a potential assault at the downtown location. Officers found a victim at the intersection, conscious and breathing, who was transported to a local hospital. Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez said the... Read more →

Education

SMMUSD Board adopts LCAP and Budget plan

    The Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District Board of Education might have set a record for a public meeting this week with at 20-minute session to take feedback on their budget process. Public schools are now funded by a streamlined state system known as the Local Control Funding Formula. Part of the LCFF... Read more →

Crime

Citation for hit and run on Main St.

On June 22, at about 5:55 p.m. An officer was near the Civic Center Parking Lot and heard a loud bang consistent with a traffic collision.   The officer looked towards the 1700 block of Main Street and saw a vehicle in the center median. The vehicle reversed and the officers saw a stop sign lying on the floor. The vehicle continued... Read more →

Briefs

DUI-driver’s license checkpoint

Citywide The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a Driving under the Influence (DUI)-Driver’s License Checkpoint. The operation is scheduled for Friday, June 30, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within city limits. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints are a proven factor in reducing... Read more →

City Council

Council asks for temporary field at Civic Center site

Council has chosen to move forward with a temporary field at the Civic Center Auditorium with plans to explore additional field space at Memorial Park. Council had six options on the table Tuesday night including variations on a permanent, temporary or no field at the Civic Center. A unanimous council ultimately chose to move forward... Read more →