Homeless youth realize their dreams through photography

Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer In an age where every dinner plate, sunset and palm tree has an equal chance of being photographed by a smartphone and shared on Instagram, it’s hard to fathom how a single picture of a building can change a life. But that’s exactly what it did for Brittnie Pemberton. She snapped the photo... Read more →



NOTEWORTHY column for Thurs., Oct. 26, 2017 By CHARLES ANDREWS BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN Yes, Aerosmith, 1976, rocking out of the car speakers -- but who did the original song with that title? Radio-movies-TV’s singing cowboy Gene Autry, 1941. Pretty different version. And then I might sing a few lines, Autry-style, to... Read more →



The Santa Monica Fire Department responded to 30 calls for service on Oct. 23. EMS 2000 Block 14th 3:42 a.m. EMS 300 Block Santa Monica 5:01 a.m. EMS 1300 Block 15th 7:34 a.m. EMS 14000 Block 10th 8:12 a.m. EMS 800 Block Ozone 8:19 a.m. EMS 1200 Block 6th 10:42 a.m. EMS 1400 Block Ocean 10:44 a.m. EMS 1300 Block 3rd... Read more →


Police Log

The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 401 calls for service on Oct. 23. Disturbance Of The Peace Intersection 18th / Pico 12:45 a.m. Drunk Driving Investigation 1500 Block 2nd 12:56 a.m. Suspicious Person 1400 Block 2nd 1:09 a.m. Threats Report/Investigations 2100 Block Virginia 1:51 a.m. Person Down Intersection... Read more →


Street Lighting Modernization Program

Week of October 23, 2017 For the week of October 23, construction will Construction will continue throughout the project area, which is bound by 16th Street to the east, Ocean Park Boulevard to the south, Lincoln Boulevard to the west, and Pico Boulevard to the north. There may be sidewalk closures and temporary no parking posted throughout... Read more →


Heat wave shortens school day

  Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer Thousands of Santa Monica students will have a minimum class schedule today, as the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District grapples with the effects of a scorching heat wave late into October. Parents were given the option to pick up their children early Tuesday, as the sweltering heat... Read more →

City Council

High revenues and low costs boost city budget

  Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer The General Fund ended the fiscal year with an extra $10.9 million more than budgeted, thanks to both extra revenue ($4.5 million) and lower expenses ($6.4 million) than initially expected, according to a new report from the City’s director of finance. “The context for this good news is... Read more →


Officers responded to the Shangri La Hotel

On October 14, at about 10:45 p.m. Officers responded to the Shangri La Hotel – 1301 Ocean Avenue regarding a battery that just occurred. Officers arrived and detained a female who had struck a security staff member of the hotel. Officers determined the subject entered the hotel and attempted to enter the rooftop bar. The subject was... Read more →


Theft suspect in custody

On October 14, at about 10:37 p.m. Officers responded to Nordstroms – 220 Broadway regarding a theft suspect in custody. Officers arrived and spoke with Loss Prevention Staff. Officers determined the subject entered the store and selected various items from the sales floor. The subject proceeded to the register and purchased... Read more →


Expo train collides with pedestrian

On October 17, 2017 at approximately 4:40 p.m. A pedestrian was utilizing the crosswalk in the mid-block of 1500 Colorado when he was struck by an Expo train that was traveling eastbound into the 17th Street Station. The victim lost consciousness for a short time. Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics responded and treated the... Read more →


Local policing challenges extend beyond homelessness

Local policing challenges extend beyond homelessness MATTHEW HALL Daily Press Editor In the past year, Santa Monica has seen an increase in crime and a rise in its homeless population but according to figures from the Santa Monica Police department, crimes involving homeless individuals have not grown at the same pace as either... Read more →



On October 7, at about 8:01 a.m. While patrolling the 500 block of Broadway, an officer saw a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. The officer stopped the bicyclist in the 1300 block of 6th Street. The officer asked the subject if he had any weapons on him. The subject said he did not and... Read more →


Judge’s ruling clears runway for construction

Judge’s ruling clears runway for construction Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer After an abrupt turn of events and then a reversal, the City is back on track with plans to shorten the runway at Santa Monica Airport from nearly 5,000 feet to 3,500. A last-minute attempt by two local pilots to stall the project only managed to... Read more →