Briefs

NorthStar Moving, Coldwell Banker partner for food drive

NorthStar Moving Company has teamed up once again with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for its third annual “Let's Send Hunger Packing” food drive to feed hungry children in Los Angeles and Orange counties. “Last year we were thrilled to collect over 8,000 pounds of food which provided 6,487 meals to the area's hungry... Read more →

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Bloom reappointed to state budget committee

Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) has announced that Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins has reappointed him to the Budget Conference Committee. This will be Assemblymember Bloom's second year serving on the committee. He will be joined by Assemblymembers Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Melissa Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore). “Providing... Read more →

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Summer fun at Annenberg Community Beach House

Make a splash this summer at the Annenberg Community Beach House — open to all, no membership required. Whether lounging at the oceanfront pool or paddleboarding in the Pacific, there's plenty of opportunity for a great day at the beach at this one-of-a-kind public beach house. New this summer Sunset Swim, for ages 18 and up, on the... Read more →

Environment

Forum explores proposal for new power agency

Clean energy, self-reliance, stable utility rates, consumer choice, market competition, local jobs and increased accountability — it reads like a fairy tale when discussing utilities, but for supporters of Community Choice Aggregation it's the reality of a municipal power agency. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) allows municipalities... Read more →

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Helping Hands hosts ‘Great Giveaway’

Santa Monica Church of the Nazarene is hosting a community giveaway event on Saturday, May 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers describe it as similar to a community garage sale, except nothing's being sold. Everything is free. Participants are allowed to take what they or someone they know might need. Helping Hands is a ministry at the... Read more →

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Pedal on the Pier to support kids’ camps

The Harold Robinson Foundation will transform the Santa Monica Pier into a high-energy outdoor cycling studio for its annual fundraiser May 31 with a mission to raise money to send over 25 Los Angeles inner-city schools to camp. The 5th annual Pedal on the Pier, a 100-mile ride overlooking the Pacific Ocean, will be led by renowned Los... Read more →

Crime

Sidewalk cyclist found with stolen laptop (crime watch)

On May 15 at about 2:30 p.m., Santa Monica police officers patrolling the 1600 block of 5th Street observed a subject riding his bicycle on the sidewalk. When officers contacted the subject, later identified as James Moran, a 33-year-old transient, he stated that he was unaware he could not ride on the sidewalk. Moran went on to tell... Read more →

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Synapse Dance Theater to showcase new works at Broad Stage

Santa Monica College's Synapse Dance Theater — the innovative and widely praised contemporary dance ensemble — will present a program of new repertory by professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists, and up-and-coming student choreographers on May 30 and 31. Performances are at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, and... Read more →