Briefs

Heal the Bay readies a real pick me up for L.A.

Pier Local environmental organization Heal the Bay issues a call today for Southland residents to join the largest, single-day volunteer event on the planet – the 33rd annual Coastal Cleanup Day, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 16. As part of a global effort, tens of thousands of concerned citizens in Los Angeles... Read more →

Briefs

ROAM Santa Monica

Downtown   The City of Santa Monica, in partnership with Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., is launching a series of temporary artworks intended to energize the downtown area and enliven Triangle Square and Third Street Promenade with a variety of art experiences and photogenic moments. The grand debut leads with a colorful, immersive... Read more →

News

New City Attorney begins work

      Lane Dilg has officially begun her tenure as City Attorney and the Santa Monica resident said she is ready for the challenges of working in a city like Santa Monica. Dilg was hired in June following the retirement of longtime City Attorney Marsha Moutrie. She formerly served as Senior Counsel to UCLA, spent... Read more →

Crime

Struggle between suspect and SMPD outside McDonald’s

On August 17, 2017 at about 7:14 a.m. While patrolling the area near the McDonald’s at 1540 2nd Street, officers saw two subjects standing near the entry/exit way smoking a cigarette in violation of a municipal code. Officers made contact with both subjects for the violation and attempted to identify them. The subjects refused to... Read more →

Education

Educator Spotlight

The Educator Spotlight recognizes those who contribute to the education of local students. Educators were chosen by consulting with site PTA, student government organizations and staff. Educators were chosen for their reputations with students, staff, parents and the community. Kristin Jurewicz – John Adams Middle School Kristin... Read more →

News

Man rescued after treading water miles off California coast

https://youtu.be/sCKUhXU452M LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have rescued a man who was thrown out of his boat and was treading water five miles off the Southern California coast. The Coast Guard says it received a call Thursday morning about an unmanned, 14-foot boat that was moving in circles miles off the Long Beach coast. An... Read more →

News

California death penalty measure survives, but with limits

    A voter-approved measure to speed up executions in California was upheld Thursday by the state Supreme Court, but justices rejected arguments that a provision setting a five-year limit on appeals was mandatory, raising doubts that the law will succeed in accelerating death sentences. "What happened here is that the... Read more →

News

Where’s the winner? Lottery error adds intrigue to Powerball

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — A mistake by the Massachusetts State Lottery on Thursday injected a little extra drama into the massive $758.7 million Powerball drawing — the largest won by a single ticket in U.S. history — after lottery officials initially bungled their announcement and gave the wrong shop and location. The owner of the store... Read more →

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Assembly GOP leader steps down over pressure on climate vote

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly's top Republican said Thursday he will resign his leadership post after weeks of pressure from his party over his support for major climate change legislation. Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley will be replaced as leader by Assemblyman Brian Dahle of Bieber, a tiny town in far northern... Read more →

News

Teen tells judge he bought tiger cub on streets of Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California teenager charged with smuggling a Bengal tiger into the United States told a judge Thursday that he bought the animal on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico, where several of the endangered animals have been spotted this year. Luis Eudoro Valencia was charged after border officials said they found the fury cub... Read more →

Crime

Attempted robbery at McDonalds

On August 8, 2017 at about 12:06 a.m. Officers were flagged down by a security guard indicating he had just pepper sprayed a subject at the McDonalds – 1540 2nd Street. Officers detained the possible suspect outside of the restaurant. Officers determined the subject walked behind the cash registers in an area restricted for employees.... Read more →