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Brief: History event rescheduled

Due to road closures associated with Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon, the city’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Santa Monica History Museum have rescheduled an installment of the Discover the History program. The event will now take place March 16 at 2 p.m. at the Santa Monica History Museum. The event, in honor of... Read more →

Crime

Police investigating bank robbery

MID-CITY — Santa Monica detectives are on the hunt for a homeless man they say robbed a bank this morning, getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash after threatening that he had a gun. Police said the robbery at the US Bank located at 2221 Santa Monica Blvd. took place at 10:21 a.m. The suspect is described as an... Read more →

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High surf warning at local beaches

SM BEACH — Larger waves will pound the shores of local beaches and strong rip currents are expected to threaten swimmers starting tonight and last through Friday evening, National Weather Service forecasters said. Gusty winds are also expected to whip across Southern California through at least Friday morning, the result of “a... Read more →

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Pilots: Don’t starve us, work with us

CLOSER LOOK: (L-R) Kim and Brian Davidson inspect a plane at their repair shop at SMO. (Daniel Archuleta daniela@smdp.com) SMO — Pilots and aviation workers are skeptical of the Airport Commission’s recent recommendation to effectively starve out pilots at the Santa Monica Airport. Last month, the commission voted 4 to 1 to send a... Read more →

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How youth are being served post shootings

CITYWIDE — Public youth programs introduced after last year’s violent June in which 7 people were killed are making “positive progress” for entire families but are also facing challenges, according to a recent report from City Hall. One family of 12 was living in a two-bedroom apartment in Santa Monica before the landlord stopped... Read more →

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Brief: Council members endorse Lieu for Congress

Three Santa Monica City Council members have announced their support for State Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Santa Monica, who is running to represent the city by the sea in Congress. Kevin McKeown, Ted Winterer and Tony Vazquez are backing Lieu in the race to replace Rep. Henry Waxman, who represented the Westside for 40 years. All three mentioned... Read more →

Crime

Brief: Pedestrians beware

Santa Monica Police officers will be on the lookout this month for jaywalkers as part of an overall effort to make streets safer. Each month, the SMPD’s Traffic Enforcement Section focuses on different behaviors that cause the majority of traffic collisions, including talking on cellphones while driving or failing to come to a full stop... Read more →