Unprovoked suspect swings knife at victim for unknown reasons

On May 4, at about 8:32 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service of a possible robbery at Lincoln Boulevard and Broadway. Officers spoke to the victim who stated he was walking along 700 Broadway when for unknown reasons and unprovoked the suspect began to yell aggressively at the victim. The victim walked away from the suspect.... Read more →


Second crash on Expo line

A train vs. car accident briefly closed the intersection of Lincoln and Colorado on May 11. The crash is the second on the tracks and comes just a week before the line is scheduled to open to the public. According to the Santa Monica Fire Department, emergency responders received a call at about 7:30 p.m. of a train/car collision. Three... Read more →


Parking price hike could cost SMMUSD $225,000

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will have to create, and adhere to, a new transportation plan if they want to avoid a significant increase in the price of parking downtown. SMMUSD employees are a heavy user of monthly keycards at the Civic Center lot with about 200 monthly cards in use by the district, and Council approved... Read more →


SMMEF fundraiser stymied by Malibu

If parents in Malibu are trying to make a statement, then it's pretty clear they're not satisfied with the local school district. Families upset with Santa Monica-Malibu school district over a variety of issues in that city have shown sustained resistance to donating to the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation's annual fundraising... Read more →


Then / Now

 1905: Santa Monica Fire Department No. 2, 2528 2nd St. Then/Now is an ongoing feature of the Santa Monica History Museum. The museum is located at 1350 7th St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about the museum and its current exhibits call (310) 395-2290 or... Read more →


SMPD organizes annual memorial caravan to Sacramento

Law enforcement is a dangerous profession and while on-duty deaths in Santa Monica are rare, local officers have maintained a decades long tradition to honor fallen officers statewide. For the past 26 years, Santa Monica officers have organized an annual memorial caravan from Los Angeles to Sacramento in May to allow officers from L.A. area... Read more →


SMMEF campaign enters home stretch

Note: This is the first of two stories about the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation’s fundraising campaign. With seven weeks left in the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign, officials remain hopeful that they can raise the $770,000 still needed to prevent programming cuts in local schools. The... Read more →


Homeless suspect with outstanding warrant resists arrest

ON APRIL 26 AT APPROXIMATELY 10:15 P.M. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 2200 block of 31st St. regarding a subject violating several municipal codes. Officers contacted the suspect, Kevin Chang, homeless, and determined that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from an outside agency. Chang became agitated and... Read more →

City Council

Oaks revisions come to council tonight

The City Council will debate revisions to its anti-corruption laws at tonight's meeting, following recommendations made in the recently released ethics report. The May 10 discussion will focus on one element of a larger report issued by attorney John Hueston and the discussion coincides with the city's rollout of a larger ethics awareness... Read more →


Loved ones commemorate late teen’s passing

This year, the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and 26th Street is teeming with life. There’s been construction on the forthcoming Expo Line, which will bring art enthusiasts to Bergamot Station’s galleries nearby. Across the way, outdoor renovations have been underway at the Water Garden office complex, where workers will chat over... Read more →


Strongarm robbery at a deli

ON APRIL 29 AT APPROXIMATELY 8:10 P.M. Officers responded to a radio call of a strong armed robbery at the Interactive Café - 215 Broadway. Officers determined the suspect, Jose Antoniano, homeless, entered the deli and selected merchandise. Antoniano was confronted by an employee. Antoniano raised his fists and threatened the employee. He... Read more →


Report: Water conservation improved, but not ideal 

Maybe, just maybe, there’s a silver lining in California’s prolonged drought. The state’s condition in recent years has led legislators, companies and community members to view water not as an infinite resource but as a precious treasure. Government agencies have looked into expanding options for recycling water. People have altered... Read more →


Lincoln teacher retiring after 23 years

It was a moment that reminded Glen Greenfield why he got into education in the first place. Last year, the Lincoln Middle School history teacher ran into a former student who was in his junior year at Santa Monica High School. The student had just enrolled in an Advanced Placement history course. “He told me that on the first day of class... Read more →


Suspect throws rock through window for unknown reasons

ON APRIL 26 AT APPROXIMATELY 10:21 P.M. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 1000 block of Palisades Beach Road for a vandalism. The suspect, Argelio Reyes, homeless, for unknown reasons threw a rock through the window of a residence. Reyes remained in the area and was contacted by officers. The estimated damage was... Read more →