Briefs

Discover The History: Indigenous Women In Our Community

On Saturday, March 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the Santa Monica History Museum will host a free panel discussing the role of indigenous women in our community yesterday and today. Participants in the panel will include: • Julia Bogany (Tongva) - Tongva educator and cultural affairs officer for the Gabrielino/Tongva Band of Mission Indians. •... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On March 7, at about 10:38 p.m. Officer responded to a radio call for service at the 2400 block of Centinela Avenue regarding an identity theft report.  Officers met with the reporting party/victim.  The victim indicated that someone had used her identity to open a credit card account and receive a cash loan.  The victim believed her... Read more →

News

Erratic Chicano writer who vanished focus of new documentary

Oscar Zeta Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the real-life inspiration for Hunter S. Thompson's Dr. Gonzo in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," is the focus of a new VOCES/PBS documentary. "The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo" traces the life of the preacher-turned-lawyer-turned-writer who became a central figure in the... Read more →

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Local leaders to consider rent control reform

As proponents of a statewide voter-initiative gather signatures to put rent control reform on the November ballot, the Santa Monica Rent Control Board is considering a ballot measure of its own. If both measures are successful, the RCB would regain control over the monthly rate of thousands of apartments in Santa Monica. The Affordable... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On March 8, 2018, at about 3:48 Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Santa Monica Pier regarding an assault with a deadly weapon involving a male subject hitting a victim with a stick.  Officers observed the subject as he was attempting to flee the area.   The subject was detained for an investigation.  Officers... Read more →

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Local runners log impressive times in the Los Angeles Marathon

Nearly 24,000 runners traveled the 26.2-mile course of the Los Angeles Marathon this weekend and near the front of the pack were Santa Monicans Samuel Bradbury and Ingrid Walters. Bradbury, 37, finished the race in 2 hours 29 minutes and 56 seconds taking third in the amateur bracket. At a pace of about a 5.8-second mile, his time would... Read more →

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Victims’ families urge California to end gun investments

Families of mass shooting victims and others called Monday for the nation's largest public pension fund to stop investing in companies that sell assault weapons and devices that allow guns to fire more rapidly. "Divesting in these companies that sell these weapons will send a clear message that the thoughts and prayers that are sent when... Read more →

Briefs

Democratic Club votes for new leaders

Please join the Santa Monica Democratic Club for its monthly membership meeting on March 22. They will be starting the program at 6:30 p.m. rather than the usual 7 p.m. so they can hear from all of their speakers. This meeting will also be the final chance to hear from candidates for statewide office before they vote on club endorsements... Read more →

Briefs

Blood Donation Opportunities

Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives. Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in over 9,500 uncollected blood and... Read more →

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$1.2 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Santa Monica

If you purchased a ticket in Santa Monica for Saturday’s huge Powerball jackpot, check your tickets. That’s because one lucky ticket sold there matched 5 of 6 numbers during the draw to win $1,211,614. That’s a great consolation prize for the ticket that was just one number away from hitting the 8th-largest jackpot in Powerball game... Read more →

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Man armed with knives shot by Los Angeles County deputy

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a deputy fatally shot a burglary suspect who was armed with two large kitchen-type knives. The shooting occurred Sunday morning in unincorporated South El Monte when deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress. The department says deputies encountered a 40-year-old man who... Read more →