City Council

Meet Gleam Davis

Name: Gleam Olivia Davis Age: 60 Occupation: Attorney Neighborhood of residence: North of Montana (I also have lived in Ocean Park and Wilmont) Own or rent: Own Marital status/kids: Married for 24 years with one son who is 20 years old Party affiliation: Democrat SURVEY Should Santa Monica provide more city sponsored... Read more →

News

Is Santa Monica ready for ‘the big one’?

  By Marina Andalon Living in Southern California we are vulnerable to a wide range of threats like earthquakes. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, “The San Andreas Fault runs more than 800 miles along California and scientist say it is long overdue for an eruption.” Santa Monica urges the community the take active... Read more →

Crime

Pharmacy gets robbed

On October 12, at about 1:35 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Drugtown Pharmacy-802 7th Street, in regards to an audible burglary alarm.  When officers arrived, they discovered the front glass door was smashed and the business was ransacked with the cash register broken and merchandise strewn about the business. ... Read more →

City Council

Civic field costs range from $400,000 to $80 million

Building a field at the Civic Center will take longer, and cost more, than predicted according to a staff report for Council’s Oct. 25 meeting. Council directed staff to begin work on a potential field at the site in May of this year and the first quarterly update on the project will occur next week. Staff are asking council to provide... Read more →

News

City collecting new data to augment Wellbeing Index

The City of Santa Monica gained numerous new insights about its residents — their needs, their experiences, their feelings — through the much-publicized Wellbeing Index. But the project isn’t over. Officials are now collecting a second round of data to augment the grant-funded study, hoping to delve deeper into certain trends and... Read more →

Briefs

Downtown Santa Monica supports the Santa Monica Family YMCA

Downtown Santa Monica supports the Santa Monica Family YMCA BANDS AND BODY, 1725 Ocean Front Walk, #501. Bezian Bakery @ Weds SM Farmer Market, Arizona Ave @ 2nd St. Caffe Bellagio, 1400 Third Street Promenade. Locanda del Lago, 231 Arizona Ave. The Santa Monica Family YMCA is dedicated to serving its members by providing programs and... Read more →

Briefs

Main Street, the Pier and friends support Heal the Bay

Main Street, the Pier and friends support Heal the Bay The Albright, 258 Santa Monica Pier. Bike Attack, 2400 Main St. Dogeared, 2909 Main St. Goods, 1748 Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, 2427 Main St. Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los... Read more →

Briefs

American Cancer Discovery Shop

AMERICAN CANCER DISCOVERY SHOP American Cancer Discovery Shop, 920 Wilshire Blvd. Botham Plumbing and Heating, 1112 Montana Ave., Ste. 108 For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with their millions of supporters worldwide, they help people... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica Conservancy Downtown Walking

Santa Monica Conservancy Downtown Walking Explore more than 130 years of Santa Monica history in approximately two hours and six blocks on a docent-led walking tour of downtown. Learn about Santa Monica from its Wild West frontier beginnings to the sophisticated metropolis of today. Take a closer look at the civic leaders whose vision... Read more →

Crime

Employee dodges knife swing

On October 14, at about 6:01 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Surf Liquor, 2522 Main Street, regarding a female swinging a knife at a store employee.   When officers arrived, they saw the suspect still inside the store.  The suspect was yelling at the store employee and officers.  After giving the suspect multiple... Read more →

News

Help Homeless and be a Ghostbuster

  Ghost tourism and hunting has shot up in the past years, mainly due to the public’s interest in the supernatural, especially during the Halloween time. Haunted Santa Monica Ghost Tours is offering a very unique event this Halloween, The Ghost Hunting Experience. The event allows guests to be part of an actual ghost hunt in a... Read more →

News

Write-in papers issued for City Council

  Phil Brock has pulled papers to file as a write in candidate for City Council. After pulling papers, Brock posted to Facebook asking residents to come to an address in Mid-City to sign something. He did not elaborate on what he wanted signed but in a conversation with the Daily Press he said the signatures were for a potential... Read more →

News

Housing Commission to debate rent subsidies

Santa Monica is still struggling to refine a plan that would have City Hall subsidize rents for some tenants in rent-controlled buildings. A draft of the proposal will be presented at the Oct. 20 meeting of the Housing Commission and discussion will focus on the very foundation of the program. How much money should be given to how many... Read more →

Crime

Woman steals from Sears

On October 3 at approximately 8:45 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Sears (302 Colorado Ave.) in regard to a robbery that just occurred. When the officers arrived, Loss Prevention personnel pointed to the female suspect in the 1600 block of Main St. Officers detained the suspect and located the stolen merchandise inside her bag. Witnesses... Read more →