Bus only lane coming to Lincoln

  A dedicated bus lane could be in place on Lincoln Blvd. by mid-September and local officials hope the program will spark regional interest in establishing a bus-only lane along the busy thoroughfare. The dedicated lane will operate on weekdays only. The right lane on Lincoln will be cleared of traffic/parked cars from 7 a.m. –... Read more →


Woman strikes victim with a knife

On August 10, 2017 at about 11:46 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service regarding an assault with a deadly weapon occurring at the 3000 block of Ocean Front Walk. The reporting party indicated a victim had suffered a stab wound with a possible female suspect standing nearby. Officers located the victim and rendered aid to... Read more →


Subject runs from SMPD

On August 3, 2017 officers responded to a radio call for service at Hot Dog on a Stick-1633 Ocean Front Walk regarding a subject causing a disturbance.   Officer determined several witnesses saw the subject acting erratically, exposing himself, yelling at passersby, throwing cones around.  Officer had prior contact with the subject and... Read more →


Assault at the Main Library

On August 1, 2017 at about 9:17 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Main Library – 601 Santa Monica Blvd. regarding a possible assault. Officers spoke with the victim and determined the victim was standing in an aisle in the library when the suspect walked towards the victim and unprovoked pushed him out of the... Read more →


Former Whole Foods building looking for new tenant

  With the departure of Whole Foods from the corner of 5th and Wilshire, Downtown lost one of its two grocery stores and while a new tenant will be a retail operation of some kind, reoccupation by a grocer is not a guarantee. Tim Bower, Sr. Vice President with CBRE real estate is handling the lease for the site and said it remains... Read more →


Summer renovations throughout SMMUSD

  Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District begins classes the August 22 and through out the summer the district has been working on multiple renovations to improve various facilities. This summer the district did major construction at eight school sites, all funded by Measure BB and ES. Overall the Maintenance Department... Read more →


Homeless man launches rock at victims window

On August 1, 2017 at about 11:15 p.m. Officers responded to radio call for service regarding a suspicious person in the area of 1400 15th Street. Officer determined the victim was in her residence when the subject knocked on the front door. The subject inquired on the whereabouts of someone the victim was not familiar with. The victim did... Read more →


Performers Announced for SHINE’s Annual “Music” Show

Downtown SHINE performers are tuning up for the show's annual “Music” event on Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m. at the Santa Monica Playhouse, at 1211 4th Street. Storytellers and musical artists will share inspiring true tales of how music changed their lives. This special edition of SHINE includes live musical performances. Among the... Read more →


False information alarming Lincoln parents

  As local parents have expressed serious concerns about construction at Lincoln Middle School track and field, rumors have spread that the field will be closed to residents and the synthetic field is being made of used tires. These rumors are not true according to district officials. The field and track at Lincoln Middle School is... Read more →


Local website providing national stage for artists

In the age of tech, there is a certain image one has of start-ups that make it. This archetype usually includes a small company that picks up investors, goes to Silicon Valley, eventually goes public and makes the company’s board a large profit. This is not the narrative of Pixels, the world’s largest online art marketplace,... Read more →


Big Dean’s grows

Local’s might want to start calling it Bigger Dean’s as of next week when the already popular beachfront eatery will be before the Landmarks Commission seeing approval to expand. Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café is located at 1615 Ocean Front Walk, at the foot of the Santa Monica Pier. The business is proposing an expansion into the... Read more →


Uncooperative and under the influence

On August 2, 2017 at about 9:52 p.m. An officer responded to a radio call for service at the Cheesecake Factory at 395 Santa Monica Place regarding a subject under the influence of narcotics. When the officer arrived, the subject was being treated by Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics. The subject was being uncooperative and appeared... Read more →

City Council

City Hall expansion approved

  Council took very little time to approve quite a lot of money for a new City Services Building (CSB) adjacent to the current City Hall. At their Aug. 8 meeting, Council took about 25 minutes to approve bonds worth $76,760,000 to fund a new 50,000 square foot building that will hold about 240 current city employees. The building... Read more →