Runway reduction options unveiled to the public

Airport opponents and supporters got their first look at proposals for shortening the runway at Santa Monica Airport this week and the options fall along well-worn lines with the two proposals seeking to balance public health with safe airport operations. The City and FAA agreed to terms in February of this year that included reducing the... Read more →


Samohi students win science contest

    A group of Santa Monica Santa Monica High School students won the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) at Oregon State University this past weekend. The local students were among the top 25 teams nationwide and each had to first win their regional competition. According to event organizers, 392 teams made up of 1,960... Read more →


Native Street Dancer hosts Pier Dance Concert

      Former skateboarder, and street dancer Jacob Jonas is making a name for himself and is expanding to a public performance on the pier. Jonas is a Santa Monica native and founder of his own dance company. He grew up dancing on the Venice Boardwalk and attending the Twilight Concert Series every summer. Since... Read more →


Pico Briefs

Pico Blvd. Santa Monica College to screen “Generation Startup” Santa Monica College will host a screening of the documentary film “Generation Startup” at 4 p.m. April 27. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A session hosted by the SMC Rotaract Club. The screening and audience Q&A are free and will be held... Read more →


Cinema At The Edge Film Festival

Main St. Cinema At The Edge Film Festival Housed at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, the CATE Los Angeles Film Festival is nestled in the Frank Gehry designed complex on bustling Main Street in Santa Monica, California. The 5th Annual Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival (CATE) presents films of all genres that feature a... Read more →


Pilot sentenced to prison for flying without a license

An Orange County man has been sentenced to ten months in prison for flying a plane out of the Santa Monica Airport without a license. Last October, Arnold Gerald Leto III pleaded guilty to the charges, admitting to flying a Cessna Citation aircraft from Santa Monica Airport to Phoenix in 2015. In April, 2016, Leto piloted a Falcone 10... Read more →

City Council

DCP debate to begin on April 26

      The first stop in the Downtown Community Plan (DCP) discussion tour will be the April 26 Planning Commission meeting for an introductory overview of the city’s latest zoning document. As agendized, the discussion this week is framed as an overview of the final plan and adoption of some... Read more →


Loss Prevention steps up to the plate

On April 13, at about 4:54 p.m. Officers responded to TJ Maxx – 1251 4th Street regarding a shoplifting suspect in custody.   Officers met with Loss Prevention Staff who told officers the suspect was being monitored by staff. The suspect was carrying a large bag that appeared empty, she selected several items from the sales floor,... Read more →


Nine-year-old boy catches alleged burglar

  When Royal Rumph went back to class this week, he had one heck of a Spring Break story. “Well, I chased down somebody. I got ice cream from a police officer. I almost peed my pants. Yeah, it was fun,” Royal said while giggling in his grandmother’s backyard near the beach Friday. It all happened while Royal was helping... Read more →


National Arbor Day Tree Planting Event

Palisades Park On April 26, the City of Santa Monica will celebrate National Arbor Day by planting six new trees in Palisades Park. This year’s Arbor Day volunteers will plant three Italian stone pines (Pinus pinea) and three New Zealand Christmas trees (Metrosideros excelsus). The planting will take place in Palisades Park near Ocean... Read more →


Arrested for battery of jail staff

On April 3, at about 6:16 a.m. While patrolling the 1500 block of 2nd Street, officers observed a subject lying on the sidewalk and wrapped up in a blanket in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officers contacted the subject and noticed she was not clothed below the waist. The subject was unable to provide any identification. The... Read more →