Peace activists celebrate Santa Monica bomb blast statue

  Chain Reaction’s biggest problem may have been it’s simply not pretty. The 26-foot mushroom cloud of copper and steel chains perpetually exploding outside the Civic Center is meant as a warning to save the world. Instead, for the past six years local peace activists have dedicated themselves to saving the statue... Read more →


LP catches woman stealing from Sephora

On June 17, at about 5:27 p.m. Officers responded to Sephora – 1244 3rd Street Promenade regarding a theft that just occurred. The subject exited the store without paying for any merchandise and Loss prevention staff followed the suspect. Loss Prevention pointed out the suspect as officers arrived to the location. Officers determined the... Read more →


Santa Monica City Council Names New City Attorney, Lane Dilg

The City of Santa Monica released the following press release Tuesday evening announcing the hire of a new city attorney: SANTA MONICA, Calif. — At the Santa Monica City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Council announced the selection of a new City Attorney, Lane Dilg. The City Council conducted a nationwide search for the key... Read more →


Double meetings for SMMUSD Board this week

  This week the Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District will have two Board of Education (BOE) meetings this week. The first upcoming meeting was originally scheduled for June 22, but has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 27. At the Tuesday meeting, the BOE will approve and appoint a McKinley Elementary School... Read more →


Ring CEO steps in to help tenant facing eviction over device

A Santa Monica tenant facing an eviction threat after installing a Ring doorbell on her front door will be allowed to stay in her home and keep the device, thanks to an intervention by the CEO of Ring himself. Ring is a Santa Monica-based home surveillance company lead by Jamie Siminoff. Shortly after the Santa Monica Daily Press published... Read more →


Police Chief calls TCS opener “irresponsible”

Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks believes the popular Twilight Concerts have become a safety hazard following a possibly record crowd for the opening show of the 2017 season. The Chief said the events have grown beyond the capabilities of local agencies and she has requested a security analysis from the Department of... Read more →


3 on 3 football event canceled

The Air It Up Football scheduled for June 25 has been canceled. Corsair Field will be closed to the public on June 25 and crews will be on site to clean and rehabilitate the field following the June 24 Celebrate America event. Access to the field will be restricted and no events will be permitted on the field on June... Read more →


Players on defense after attack at Chess Park

To both locals and visitors who sit and mull over moves for hours, Santa Monica’s Chess Park provides a remarkable mix of beauty and brains. The small park just south of the Pier overlooks the beach and attracts chess novices and experts, retirees and children. “There’s some good players out here,” said Paul Scott who lives just a... Read more →


Victim hospitalized after downtown stabbing

  Two men have been arrested following a violent altercation at a downtown parking lot that left the victim hospitalized with several stab wounds. Social media has described the attack as a hate crime that targeted the victim for his race and support of President Trump but authorities have not confirmed a hate crime or political... Read more →


Time for TCS to kick off summer

  Locals know it is summer time when they walk past the Pier and see the pink and blue geometric shape stage set up to kick off the Thursday Twilight Concert Series. The concerts begin this week on June 22. “Twilight is a summer tradition that reconnects friends, family and neighbors,” said Santa Monica Pier Executive... Read more →