Edison Language Academy earns Blue Ribbon distinction

The news was likely met with expressions of joy in two languages. “How wonderful!” “Que maravilloso!” Edison Language Academy was named a National Blue Ribbon School last week, an honor bestowed upon 279 public schools and 50 private institutions across the country this year. Recognition for the local dual-immersion... Read more →


Man steals identity from three people

On September 23, at approximately 2:50 p.m. Officers working routine patrol saw a subject slumped over while sitting on a bench in the 1400 block of Palisades Park. The officer approached the subject to check on his well-being but he did not respond when spoken to. The officers checked to see if the subject was breathing by touching his... Read more →


Samohi alumni tutor on familiar turf

After graduating from Santa Monica High School two years ago, Daniel Chenevert enrolled at Yale University and began pursuing his undergraduate degree. When he realized that he wanted more time to think about his future and explore other possible options, he took an indefinite leave from college and returned home. And as he began... Read more →


Internment camp memorial making its way to Venice

Hundreds of people come and go from the Northwest corner of Lincoln Blvd. and Venice Blvd. every day thanks to a busy bus stop but most of those walking or driving by are unaware they stand on historic ground. In the early days of WWII, the corner was the departure point for Japanese Americans forced to leave their homes due to their... Read more →


Clybourne Park at Santa Monica Public Library

Downtown Santa Monica Public Library welcomes back local theater company, Santa Monica Rep, for a reading of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play Clybourne Park on Saturday, October 8, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. The partnership between the Santa Monica Public... Read more →


Young Adult Authors Kami Garcia & Anna Todd

Downtown The Santa Monica Public Library welcomes back young adult (YA) author Kami Garcia to the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., for an author talk and book signing with fellow writer Anna Todd on Wednesday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. Kami Garcia is the #1 best-selling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures book series, the first... Read more →


Community and Youth Grants Applications

Citywide The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is currently accepting applications for its Community and Youth Grants program from non-profit organizations that serve the Santa Monica area and address the needs of those less fortunate in our community. Grant applications are due by Oct. 24, for the next funding cycle. Grants offered by the... Read more →


Know Before You Go: Week of October 3, 2016

  Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of October 3, the contractor will continue restoration work on manholes at the following locations (California Avenue at 1st Court, Virginia Avenue at 22nd Street & Cloverfield, Bay Street & 3rd, Wilshire Pl. S. and 23rd Court, California Avenue and 17th Court, Highland... Read more →


SMMUSD equity work gets holistic

Education reformist Pedro Noguera has said for months that it will take deliberate and coordinated efforts by every department of the Santa Monica-Malibu school district to close the achievement gaps that have persisted along ethnic and socioeconomic lines. At a well-attended local Board of Education meeting last month at SMMUSD... Read more →


SMMUSD special meeting

Citywide The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will call a special closed session on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in the district office conference room (1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404). During the closed session, board members will work with consultants hired from Leadership Associates to review... Read more →


Pollworkers wanted for the upcoming election

Citywide The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) is in need of pollworkers across Los Angeles County for the upcoming November 8th Presidential General Election. Pollworkers play a huge role on Election Day to ensure the continued success of democracy and to the election process. We are still actively trying to... Read more →


Drivers dodge homeless woman

On September 24, 2016 at about 11:46 a.m. Officers were on patrol in the area of 2nd Street and Santa Monica Blvd saw a woman standing in the center of the intersection creating a traffic hazard. The female was causing several vehicles to maneuver around her and honk their horns. The woman was walking around aimlessly. Officers... Read more →