News

Police standoff ends with arrest

Police have arrested the suspect involved in a multi-hour standoff. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team was dispatched to the 800 block of Ocean Park Blvd., near Lincoln Blvd. to assist Major Crimes Bureau personnel with a barricaded suspect. at about 12:30 p.m. Witnesses reported hearing multiple orders for the suspect... Read more →

Transportation

City: Walking, biking, carpooling increasing

Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles focused on a report released by City Hall's Planning and Community Development Department that updates City Council on the progress and impacts of the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE) which was enacted in 2010. Alternative forms of transportation are on the rise in Santa Monica,... Read more →

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School district working to save ROP courses

It's been a turbulent ride for the local school district's workforce training program, but a soft landing appears to be on the horizon. Although the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District voted earlier this month to make cuts in the popular Regional Occupational Program, nearly all of the courses will continue to be offered as they're... Read more →

Briefs

Oscars viewing party to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Watch the biggest night in film with good company, good food, and for a good cause. The Upper West restaurant is hosting an Oscars watch party for the second year in a row. Come when red carpet coverage begins to fill out your Oscar winners predictions, then stay to watch the show with food and drinks. There will be prizes for the most... Read more →

Briefs

SMC hosting art exhibit, artists’ reception

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present “FONDAMENTA: Future Furniture Formed in a Collective Memory,” an exhibition of original works by renowned artists Peter Shire, Matt Connors, Peter Harkawik, and Matt Paweski. The show will be open to the public through March 28, with an artists' reception on... Read more →

Transportation

E-bike hub forming on Main Street

Like bikes but not pedaling? Take a trip to Main Street. There are now four shops specializing specifically in electric bikes within a few blocks of one another in the Ocean Park neighborhood. Bike Attack, which has had a bike store further north on Main Street since 1999, opened an e-bike specific store down by the other three e-bike... Read more →

Transportation

Expo-adjacent shuttle and drop-off depot proposed

Right before Thanksgiving, City Council rejected plans for a major transit hub on public property next to the last stop of the incoming Expo Light Rail, fearing that a proposed bus depot would jam the surrounding streets. On Tuesday, council will consider a new proposal -- one without the six Big Blue Bus berths proposed in the previous... Read more →

Briefs

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Venice gallery spotlights Chicano photography

On Saturday, Feb. 21, from 5 - 8 p.m., at 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA (Old Venice Police Station), SPARC's historic headquarters since 1977, The Duron Gallery at SPARC will present “A Short Essay on Chicano Photography,” showcasing works from the collection of Mary and Armando Duron that will feature a survey exhibition on Chicano... Read more →

City Council

LUCE report cites fewer offices, more trees

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of articles focused on a report released by City Hall's Planning and Community Development Department that updates City Council on the progress and impacts of the Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE), which was enacted in 2010. Commercial construction declined while the creation of green... Read more →

News

Twilight Concert Series getting unique new stage

The Santa Monica Pier is working toward a new custom-built stage for its summer concerts. Stereo.Bot, a technology company led by an architect that does many of the displays for Coachella and other events, has designed a colorful, alien-looking platform to be used for this summer’s Twilight Concert Series and other events on the... Read more →

Public

How will Measure ES money be spent?

Remember when voters in 2012 approved a $385-million bond for upgrades in facilities and technology in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District? The local Board of Education is now continuing the process of allocating the Measure ES money for particular projects. Staff will provide background during Thursday's meeting at district... Read more →