City Council

Election violation solicits $500 fine

The City Attorney’s office has issued a $500 fine to Councilman Terry O’Day over campaign contributions made during the 2016 election. Local watchdog organization, The Transparency Project, filed two complaints against O’Day alleging he accepted money from individuals who received contracts from the Council while O’Day was behind... Read more →



Ishihara Park (Buffer Park) Project As part of the construction of the new Buffer Park at 2909 Exposition Blvd, ‘NO PARKING’ signs will be posted along portions of Exposition Blvd to allow for the construction of sections of new curb and gutter. In addition, the sidewalk on the eastside of Stewart St. at Exposition Blvd. and along... Read more →


Foot chase leads to arrest

On January 3, at about 8:35 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service of a suspicious person at the Starbucks-2525 Wilshire Blvd. The reporting party indicated a man inside the store looked like a suspect involved in vandalism to his home the night prior. Officers arrived and the reporting party pointed out the suspect who was... Read more →


More public art will brighten bland buildings

More murals will be brightening up the sides of businesses in Santa Monica after the City Council voted to allocate $22,000 in matching funds to mural projects led by Beautify Earth. The non-profit started as a local effort to beautify Lincoln Boulevard, but has since expanded to a global force. Beautify Earth is responsible for painting... Read more →


Requested to be taken to jail

On January 3, at about 8:55 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service of a disturbance at 9th Street and Colorado Blvd. Officers arrived and determined the reporting party was involved in a traffic accident. The reporting party was riding a bicycle and collided with a vehicle. Information was gathered to complete a traffic... Read more →


KTLA Anchor host Sober Sunday

  Santa Monica resident Courtney Friel is hosting her first Stay Sober & Be Sexy campaign, otherwise known as Sexy Sober Sunday next weekend. The event, Sexy Sober Sunday is a celebration of sobriety that aims to remove the stigma of addiction and to offer assistance for anyone who is suffering from substance... Read more →


Man carries knife to restaurant

On January 4, at about 12:47 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Enterprise Fish Company-174 Kinney Street regarding a man brandishing of a weapon. Officers arrived and located the subject standing behind an employee counter. The suspect was holding a metal object with a spike at the tip. Officers ordered the suspect to... Read more →


Kids endure a cold night for the homeless

  The teens at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica’s Keystone Club are gathering for the second time, for the Hearts for the Homeless Sleepout. “We want to create an awareness and understanding about the homeless population,” said Jessica Rubecindo, Manager and Resource Development of Boys & Girls Club of Santa... Read more →


Orangetheory begins annual WLC

  The time has come for the annual Orangetheory Fitness Weight Loss Challenge. The event is a signature program for the company and Orangetheory has garnered significant attention recently including a mention on Good Morning America. Jim Cahlin, Studio Owner of Orangetheory Fitness Santa Monica explains that every studio in the... Read more →


Resident arrested for DUI

On January 3, at about 8:46 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 6th Street and Pico Blvd regarding a traffic collision. The involved vehicle struck the center median and caused damage to the fence in the median. As officers arrived, the driver was attempting to reverse out of the median. Officers contacted the driver and immediately noticed... Read more →


Year-end fundraising benefits PYFC

  The Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) is celebrating the New Year with a continuation of its longstanding mission to serve youth who are underserved by other kinds of programs. “As of January 2017 we have 206 registered youth,” said PYFC CEO, Oscar de la Torre. The center is currently encouraging its youth and volunteers... Read more →