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Police arrest man who allegedly hit Expo train

Police say a Connecticut man was driving drunk with his two teenage sons when he ran a red light and plowed into a Metro Expo Line Train crossing Lincoln Boulevard early last Wednesday morning. Anthony Manuel Beltran Sr. is charged with driving under the influence, child endangerment and furnishing alcohol to a minor. The 54-year-old man... Read more →

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Rent Control reform gets signatures for November ballot

Rent control reformers submitted over half-a-million signatures Monday to put the Affordable Housing Act on the November ballot, a voter initiative that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act. If it passes, cities would regain the ability to expand rent control in their jurisdictions and limit how much property owners can charge... Read more →

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State law keeps elected out of the fray on Facebook, Nextdoor

Mayor Ted Winterer never expected to receive an angry email about closing the often congested Interstate 10 Fourth Street off-ramp. There were a number of reasons public outcry seemed unlikely: he didn’t intend to do it, he had no authority to do it, and he had no idea why he would want to. Nonetheless, there it was on Nextdoor: an... Read more →

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Crime Watch

On April 12, 2018 at about 3:10 p.m. While patrolling the area of 1200 block of 4th Street, officers saw a subject that was lying across the sidewalk and not moving.  Officers contacted the subject to check on his well-being.  Officers determined the subject displayed symptoms of being under the influence of heroin. A computer check of... Read more →

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Development appeal scheduled for light council agenda

Congested traffic on neighborhood streets is driving community concerns over a planned four-story development that stretches an entire city block across from Pancho’s Tacos at 2903 Lincoln Boulevard. The City Council will consider the neighborhood’s plight at Tuesday’s public meeting when they hear an appeal on the Development Review... Read more →

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Roosevelt Elementary teacher moonlights as writer/author

When does Julie Clark find the time to do literally anything? The question rears its head multiple times during a conversation with the multi-hyphenate mother. Clark, the 20-year Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District veteran, took a moment during her fairly regimented day to talk about being a teacher-mom-breast-cancer-survivor and... Read more →

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Council looking to increase the price to park Downtown

The City Council will consider upping the cost to park in downtown’s aging parking structures while maintaining the 90 minutes grace period at Tuesday’s public meeting. The conversation comes as the Promenade experiences an unprecedented number of empty storefronts and the city deals with declining revenue from parking as more... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On April 11, at about 2:59 a.m. While patrolling the area of 26th Street and Santa Monica Blvd, officers observed a subject riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officer stopped the subject. A search of the subject led to the recovery of methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia. The subject... Read more →

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Earth Talk

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are suitable materials for making biodegradable plastic besides corn and sugarcane? Is pineapple or peanut suitable?                                                                 -- Yu Hong... Read more →

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Fresh Finds: Cape Seafood

Sarah Rathbone wants to change the way you shop for seafood in the spring. “I’m encouraging people to eat the unknown,” Rathbone said on a recent Saturday at the Downtown farmers market. “Eat the fish you haven’t heard about. All these tiny little boats are avoiding the bad weather and finding unusual species.” Cape Seafood... Read more →

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Trump lawyer told put up or shut up to slow porn star suit

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren't delayed in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said Friday. Los Angeles federal Judge S. James Otero said there were "gaping holes" in Michael... Read more →