News buys Westside Rentals

  Santa Monica based Westside Rentals has been sold to the CoStar Group, operator of The sale was announced this week and the new owners said the local company will keep its Santa Monica headquarters. The company will decrease focus on its brokerage sales and leasing services to maximize its inventory of available... Read more →


Police sell pink patches to fight breast cancer

    For the first time in recent memory, the Santa Monica Police Department is releasing their patch to the public. While other police departments regularly participate in patch swaps or allow civilians to buy them, SMDP has always kept their signature mermaid by the sea for officers only - until now. There is a catch: the... Read more →


NOMA meets February 2

Montana Ave. NOMA meets February 2 The North of Montana Association (NOMA) monthly meeting will be held Thursday, February 2, at Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. with meet & greet reception at 6:30 p.m. A Forum on Climate Change and Our Community features SMC Professor Bill Selby and... Read more →


WISE & Healthy Aging receives Alzheimer’s grant

Citywide The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia and their families, has awarded a $5,000 Phyllis and Milton Berg Respite Care Grant to WISE &... Read more →


Promenade gets hit again

On January 19, at about 8:33 p.m. Officers responded to Sephora at 1244 3r Street Promenade regarding a theft involving two subjects. The suspects were detained outside the store by officers without incident for an investigation. An investigation revealed the suspects entered the store and were monitored by Loss Prevention. The suspects... Read more →


Indictment in LAX drug smuggling case

Los Angeles Indictment in LAX drug smuggling case A federal grand jury has named a Jamaican man in an indictment that accuses him of supplying a Jet Blue flight attendant with nearly 60 pounds of cocaine that she attempted to smuggle on to a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. Gaston Brown, 39, of Jamaica, was charged with... Read more →


It is time for the 5th Annual Home Run for Kids

  Locals who like to run and want to sweat for a cause can now sign up for the annual Home Run for Kids to help local homless families The 5th Annual Home Run for Kids is a chip timed 10K, 5K and a Kiddie K run and walk held in the Brentwood neighborhood. It’s a significant fundraiser for Upward Bound House, a non-profit... Read more →


Shore Hotel restaurant back before Planning Commission

  The Planning Commission will discuss alcohol licenses and granny flats at their Feb. 1 meeting. Two alcohol licenses are up for discussion Wednesday including one for a restaurant inside the Shore Hotel and a set of licenses for a new Whole Foods store on Pico. The night will finish with proposed revisions to rules for building... Read more →


Suspect arrested for arson on 2nd St.

On January 19, at about 4 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 1400 block of 2nd Street of an arson just occurred. The reporting party indicated the suspect had set trash on fire in city-owned trash can. As officers were responding, a second trashcan was set on fire. Santa Monica Fire Department also responded.... Read more →


Woman arrested for forgery

On January 21, at about 8:36 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Bloomingdales regarding a theft suspect in custody. Officers determined the suspect entered the store and selected clothing. The suspect attempted to purchase the merchandise using a $100 bill. The sales clerk believed the bill was fake and called Loss... Read more →