Suicidal threats shut down PCH

PCH The Pacific Coast Highway was temporarily closed hours on Sunday, July 6 due to a suicidal man on the Santa Monica Bluffs. The Santa Monica Police Department issued an alert to residents at about 2 p.m. stating that the northbound and southbound lands of the PCH were shut due to police activity. Witnesses quickly began posting to social... Read more →


Experts ask pet owners to take precautions during fireworks

Independence Day fireworks shows are a time of excitement for humans but the events can be extremely stressful for pets and local experts are warning pet owners to take precautions before the celebrations begin. Many pet owners make assumptions about their animals' ability to handle fireworks due to past experiences with thunder or other... Read more →


Dangers present during summer celebrations

A host of local agencies are providing safety tips for enjoying July 4 holiday celebrations. The Red Cross said millions of drivers will take to local roads and the sheer number of card will create problems. The organization said basic driver safety such as wearing seatbelts, obeying speed limits, driving sober, avoiding construction sites... Read more →


Crime Watch

Demanding an apology   Crime Watch is a weekly series culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.     Thursday, June 26, at 2:30 p.m. A man and woman were walking westbound along the 500 block of... Read more →



Harrison Ford jumps into SMO fight

CITY HALL — The actor known for piloting the Millennium Falcon in “Star Wars,” a floatplane in “Indian Jones,” and a spinner in “Blade Runner” has joined other tenants in the fight to keep the Santa Monica Airport open. Harrison Ford and numerous tenants of the controversial airport filed a complaint with the Federal Aviation... Read more →


College awards 2014 Chui L. Tsang transfer scholarship

Santa Monica College has awarded its second annual Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship to SMC student Sierra McDonald. The new Tsang Scholar - an independent student who has received no assistance from her parents, yet managed to put herself through college and transfer to a university - will start her studies this fall as a sophomore at... Read more →


Fireworks shows available around the county

As the July 4 holiday approaches, the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments are reminding residents that all types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica. This includes so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, which may not be used in Santa Monica even if they are legal in the city in which they are purchased. According to... Read more →


SMRR co-chair running for school board

SMMUSD HDQRTRS — The co-chair of the city’s largest political party has decided to run for school board after hearing that at least one current member of the board won’t seek reelection. Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein, who has co-chaired Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights (SMRR) for four years alongside longtime co-Chair Patricia... Read more →


Longtime education supporter dies

Greg Coote, a successful entertainment executive and a passionate supporter of the arts in local schools, died on June 27 at the age of 72. Friends described Coote as a man of action who helped support local arts programs for more than a decade. In 2001, the State of California, once again, cut funding to public schools and the Santa... Read more →