Pilot program would bring public art to downtown Santa Monica

  The City is looking to launch two new programs with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc (DTSM) to bring more services and public art to the Colorado Esplanade. On Tuesday, the City Council will consider giving the go-ahead to bring rotating art installations to the triangular-shaped stretch of grass along Colorado and Main Street, the... Read more →

City leaders look to prevent more luxury condos by the beach

The makeover of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City may have repercussions in Santa Monica, as City leaders look for ways to prevent luxury condominiums from popping up by the beach. Nearly two years after China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co. bought the Waldorf for nearly $2 billion, the hotel has become a construction zone. When the... Read more →

Ring CEO steps in to help tenant facing eviction over device

A Santa Monica tenant facing an eviction threat after installing a Ring doorbell on her front door will be allowed to stay in her home and keep the device, thanks to an intervention by the CEO of Ring himself. Ring is a Santa Monica-based home surveillance company lead by Jamie Siminoff. Shortly after the Santa Monica Daily Press published... Read more →

Police Chief calls TCS opener “irresponsible”

Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks believes the popular Twilight Concerts have become a safety hazard following a possibly record crowd for the opening show of the 2017 season. The Chief said the events have grown beyond the capabilities of local agencies and she has requested a security analysis from the Department of... Read more →

3 on 3 football event canceled

The Air It Up Football scheduled for June 25 has been canceled. Corsair Field will be closed to the public on June 25 and crews will be on site to clean and rehabilitate the field following the June 24 Celebrate America event. Access to the field will be restricted and no events will be permitted on the field on June... Read more →

Players on defense after attack at Chess Park

To both locals and visitors who sit and mull over moves for hours, Santa Monica’s Chess Park provides a remarkable mix of beauty and brains. The small park just south of the Pier overlooks the beach and attracts chess novices and experts, retirees and children. “There’s some good players out here,” said Paul Scott who lives just a... Read more →

Victim hospitalized after downtown stabbing

  Two men have been arrested following a violent altercation at a downtown parking lot that left the victim hospitalized with several stab wounds. Social media has described the attack as a hate crime that targeted the victim for his race and support of President Trump but authorities have not confirmed a hate crime or political... Read more →

Time for TCS to kick off summer

  Locals know it is summer time when they walk past the Pier and see the pink and blue geometric shape stage set up to kick off the Thursday Twilight Concert Series. The concerts begin this week on June 22. “Twilight is a summer tradition that reconnects friends, family and neighbors,” said Santa Monica Pier Executive... Read more →

Homeless man finds bank card

On June 7, at about 9:30 a.m. Officers responded to radio call for service to the rear of 828 Pico Blvd regarding a subject who was sleeping behind the business. Officers located the subject to the rear of the business and the subject consented to a search of his property. While searching his property, officers located a bank card... Read more →

Bike events with Santa Monica Spoke

Citywide Ride Breeze or ride your own bike, but don't miss this one. On June 25 organizers will have another 3X the fun event. They will combine their Monthly Ride with the Mayor, Summer Breeze Community Ride (includes free 1.5 hours ride time credit*) & a Feeder Ride to the Ribbon Cutting for Santa Monica's New Main Street Parklets... Read more →

Teenager settles severed finger lawsuit against the City

    The City will pay a $45,000 settlement to a 13-year-old girl who lost part of her thumb when a portable goal suddenly snapped shut during a soccer camp at Memorial Park in 2014. The Autobahn Soccer Academy camper was breaking down the equipment, which was not City-owned property, on July 9 when the incident happened,... Read more →

SM resident teaches local youth business tools

  Summer is the season for leisure but for some local students, their vacation is at least partially about work. This summer the City has hired Youthful Savings to educate local kids about running a business. Santa Monica resident, Somya Munjal created Youthful Savings as an education technology company meant to empower youth... Read more →

Identity theft caught at Steak & Shake

On June 8, at about 4:29 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Steak & Shake Restaurant – 1445 3rd Street Promenade regarding a fraud occurring. The reporting party indicated the subject had used a stolen credit card to purchase food. Officers met with the manager who stated the subject purchased food on-line and... Read more →

Go Skate!

Tomorrow is International Go Skateboarding Day!  Go Skateboarding Day?! Yup, it is a thing! The holiday was conceived in 2004 to help make skateboarding more accessible and recognized around the world by holding various events and group rides on June 21st. Go Skateboarding Day gives passionate skateboarders as well as those who are simply... Read more →