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Council roundup

The City Council will begin their biweekly meeting Tuesday by proclaiming March as Women’s History Month. Here are some other topics slated for discussion at the meeting: The City Council will weigh whether the City should co-produce the annual Summer SOULstice event on Main Street. The City would be responsible for oversight and... Read more →


Suspect tried to bolt with cutters

On February 16, at about 6:32 a.m. Officers were flagged by a reporting party at the 600 block of Arizona Avenue. The reporting party indicated he was following a subject who attempted to steal a bicycle in the 1200 block of 3rd Street Promenade. The reporting party saw the subject attempt to cut a lock on a bicycle using bolt cutters. The... Read more →


Santa Monica stops short of proclaiming Sanctuary City Status

Santa Monica is drafting a new ordinance that would prohibit companies from gathering information on any client’s religion, immigration status or sexual orientation in the City or sharing the information with other entities. The ordinance is the brainchild of City Councilmembers Kevin McKeown and Sue Himmelrich. It applies to employers,... Read more →


Room for everybody at new park opening this weekend

After seven years of planning, meetings, debate and construction, the long-awaited Ishihara Park will open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 25. The new park occupies about 2.35 acres between Dorchester Ave. and Stewart St. The long, narrow strip of land (13,320 feet long and varying between 110 feet and 60 feet wide) differs from... Read more →


Art for Hearts raises money for youth center

  If your Valentine’s Day was a dud, you have a chance to make it up Thursday when the Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) hosts its eighth annual “Art for Hearts” fundraiser at Bergamot Station. More than 75 artists participated in this year’s fundraiser by painting, tiling or even hacking apart wooden hearts that will be... Read more →


Bathroom pot break goes wrong

On February 7, at about 11:44 a.m. Officers were flagged down by the victim of a theft at a local park, 1810 Stewart Street. The victim pointed out the suspect who was riding a bicycle. Officers attempted to stop the suspect in the 2600 block of Pico Blvd. The suspect resisted but was eventually taken into custody. According to the victim,... Read more →


Coyotes score 3 in 1st period, hold on to beat Ducks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Marek Langhamer made enough saves in a relief appearance in his NHL debut to help the Arizona Coyotes get another big win. Langhamer replaced starter Mike Smith early in the third period and stopped two point-blank shots in the closing seconds, helping the Coyotes hold off the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 Monday night. "It... Read more →


Santa Monica backs court decision to suspend Trump travel ban

Santa Monica has joined a long list of cities that oppose President Trump’s proposed travel ban. Municipalities nationwide including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Skokie, Illinois, are urging a federal judge to continue blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban. Santa Monica formally joined that list at their Feb.... Read more →


SMC Emeritus Concert Band and Spring Literary Series

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus Concert Band, under the baton of Yosuke Miyoshi, will present a spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5. The performance will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica. The free concert – sure to please everyone in the family –... Read more →