School Board hears financial recommendations

  The Santa Monica - Malibu Unified School District’s Financial Oversight Committee believes the district needs to reevaluate some of its ongoing services to meeting long-term financial goals. The Board of Education met on July 19 to discuss the recommendations from the Financial Oversight Committee (FOC). “FOC was formed to... Read more →


Council to debate subsidies for affordable housing

  The City Council has long talked about the need to support affordable housing in Santa Monica and a pair of items at this week’s meeting will earmark significant local money for housing construction and preservation. The two proposals take different approaches to preserving housing. The first targets the actual housing supply... Read more →


Quake maps won’t shakeup seismic rules

    Proposed updates to the seismic maps covering Santa Monica and the nearby area will have little impact on the way local government regulates construction in geohazard zones. State regulators issued proposed updates to local fault maps this month and the documents make slight alterations to the locations of fault lines... Read more →


Man receives $55,000 bail

On July 13, 2017 at about 2:36 a.m. While patrolling the area of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Blvd, officers observed a subject sleeping on a bench. The subject had numerous personal items spread out amongst the area. Officers contacted the subject and determined he had a warrant for his arrest for possession of narcotics and on probation for... Read more →


Homeless man camps along Colorado Blvd.

On July 12, 2017 at about 8:32 p.m. While patrolling in the area of 100 block of Colorado Blvd, officers observed a subject sleeping on a bench. The subject also had numerous personal items spread out amongst the surrounding benches. Officers determined the subject was in violation of the public camping ordinance. Officers attempted to... Read more →


Downtown zoning rules make final trip to Council

    The Downtown Community Plan will have its last public hearing on Tuesday during the July 25 City Council Meeting. The zoning document will guide development in the Downtown area between Wilshire, the freeway, Lincoln and the beach. While Council has already revised zoning rules throughout the city, Downtown was... Read more →


Daily Press KBUG week of July 24

Week of July 24, 2017   Street Lighting Modernization Program For the week of July 24, construction will continue throughout the project area, which is bound by 16th Street to the east, Ocean Park Boulevard to the south, Lincoln Boulevard to the west, and Pico Boulevard to the north. There may be sidewalk closures and temporary... Read more →


Beach Fun Photo Exhibit

Citywide The Santa Monica Public Library presents a Beach Fun photo exhibit in the Main Library’s 1st floor lobby area near the Santa Monica Boulevard entryway continuing through the end of August. The library will feature pictures of Muscle Beach, Junior Lifeguard training, and their most recent Beach Pop-Up Library and much more.... Read more →


Mario warps onto the freeway

  The sight of a cartoon plumber appearing on the local freeway might have had drivers thinking they were hallucinating, but unlike the subject of the sculpture, magic mushrooms have nothing to do with their experience. A sculpture of Mario from the classic Mario Bros. video game has been installed atop a column on the 10 freeway... Read more →


SMPD arrest man for being out of state fugitive

On July 14, at about 4:04 a.m. While patrolling the area of 200 Colorado Blvd., officers saw a subject walking against a red light at a crosswalk. Officers stopped the subject and a computer check of the subject revealed a warrant for his arrest with full extradition out of Springfield, Illinois for a parole violation. The subject fled... Read more →


Woman stole car with autistic teen, sparking Amber Alert

PARAMOUNT, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles sheriff's officials say a woman stole a car outside a fast-food restaurant in Paramount without realizing there was an autistic teen in the vehicle. Sheriff's Lt. Charles Calderaro says Friday that 17-year-old Frank Barboa was in the back seat of a black 2015 Honda Civic when his sister went into a Jack... Read more →


Lawsuit challenges changes to California recall process

    Associated Press An anti-tax group filed a lawsuit Thursday that alleges Democrats violated the California constitution when they changed the state's recall election process to try to save a senator facing a recall. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and several activists say the changes illegally draw out the... Read more →