Crime

SMPD finds man with a no bail warrant

On March 23, at about 12:25 a.m. While patrolling the 700 block of Broadway, an officer observed a bicyclist riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code.  The bicyclist was stopped.  A records check of the bicyclist revealed there was a “No Bail” warrant for his arrest.  The subject was taken... Read more →

Crime

Challenged SMPD officer to fight

On March 22 at about 6:13 a.m. While patrolling the 400 block of Colorado Blvd officers saw a subject pushing a shopping cart in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officers advised the subject he could receive a citation for a municipal code violation. The subject became upset and demanded a citation. Officers detained the subject... Read more →

News

Pay with your smartphone on Big Blue Bus

  A new Big Blue Bus program is encouraging riders to ditch cash and instead pull out their smartphones when they board a bus. Starting with a soft rollout this week this week, Big Blue Bus will now accept mobile payments. “The idea is to start slow and work out the kinks,” Sam Daly, one of four founders of Token Transit,... Read more →

Briefs

“Love That Boat” Spring Show

Los Angeles “Love That Boat” Spring Show, April 8 Ben Lowe and Laura Pallas will be leading the Oceanaires' performance of its new show, "LOVE That BOAT", at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 8, at Paul Revere Middle School, 1450 Allenford Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90049. Information and tickets are available at www.oceanaires.org or... Read more →

Briefs

April at SMC’S Drescher Planetarium

SMC April at SMC'S Drescher Planetarium features galaxies, a summer star party planner and telescope viewing The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites you to a telescope viewing session and three feature shows – as well as our popular Night Sky Show – on Friday evenings in April. The evening events are at 8 p.m.... Read more →

News

Funding gap leaves vulnerable children without care

      A resource team in Santa Monica has identified nearly 30 children who are eligible for subsidized childcare but won’t be able to get it because there isn’t enough funding, according to a new City staff report. Right now, Connections for Children supports 50 children – ages zero to five - who will receive... Read more →

Crime

Shoplifting and possession of narcotics in Downtown

On March 23, at about 5:06 p.m. Officers responded to Sears – 302 Colorado Avenue regarding two suspects that stole merchandise from the store and fled the location. Officers met with Loss Prevention staff and determined the suspects entered the store and selected merchandise from the sales floor.   The suspects concealed the... Read more →

News

Sales tax goes up in Santa Monica

  An affordable housing and school tax passed by voters in Santa Monica went into effect this week, raising the sales tax by half a percent to 9.75 percent. Measures GSH raises money for affordable housing, reducing homelessness, school repairs and improvement, education and other general fund services. When proponents placed the... Read more →

Crime

Local woman is fifth pedestrian killed by a car this year

A Santa Monica resident was killed early Monday morning when she was struck by a car at the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd. and 18th St. The accident is the fifth time a pedestrian has been killed by a car in under a month. According to Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez from the Santa Monica Police Department, a woman in her 60’s was... Read more →

News

Gonzaga’s Mathews An Impact Player, On and Off the Court

SANTA MONICA, California - When it comes to sports, Santa Monica High School basketball coach James Hecht and art teacher Amy Bouse are on opposite ends of the spectrum. Hecht, who also teaches algebra at “Samohi,” is a pillar in the athletic program. He has coached basketball at his alma mater for 23 years and believes that the gym,... Read more →

Education

SMMUSD revisits Ethnic Studies

    Boardmember Oscar de la Torre believes Santa Monica High School (Samohi) is one of the most diverse schools in the nation. Which could be the reason why the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) revisited the topic of providing Samohi students with American Culture and Ethnic Studies classes at their... Read more →

Crime

Homeless woman resist arrest

On March 21, at about 6:07 p.m. While patrolling the 200 block of Broadway, officers saw a subject pushing a shopping cart in violation of a municipal code. The cart contained personal belongings and officers detained the subject to issue her a citation. The subject was uncooperative and did not provide any identifiable information. The... Read more →

Education

Tragedy brings action to SMMUSD

    For parents, it can be difficult to imagine your child or someone you know in high school could be on drugs. However, high school is a time of growth and for many students it is also an experimental time. Sadly, last month Santa Monica High School Freshman, Andre Zuczek passed away as a result of drug use. He fell from... Read more →