Bloom bills pass Assembly

This week, as the legislature wrapped up its 2015-2016 legislative session, the Assembly passed two bills authored by Assembly member Richard Bloom (D - Santa Monica) that will increase access to funding for energy efficiency and watershed infrastructure projects. AB 1330, which passed on a 49-28 vote, enables the state to secure... Read more →


Girl Scouts travel, connect two continents

Two Santa Monica Girl Scout troops, 2835 and 2935, visited two Girl Scout World Centers this year, capturing their dream of traveling, learning and connecting with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides in England, France, Italy and Switzerland. To get there, they spent years planning and raising funds through Cookie sales and other money-earning... Read more →


Court requires SMMUSD to remove PCBs by 2019

  Both sides are claiming victory following a judge’s ruling in the lawsuit over the Santa Monica-Malibu school district’s handling of chemical testing and cleanup in Malibu. The school district must remove all polychlorinated biphenyls from the two Malibu sites in question by the end of 2019, according to the decision handed... Read more →


End of the Summer could come with drunk-driving danger

  This Labor Day weekend there will be families and friends celebrating the end of summer in Santa Monica and Venice, two of the most desirable cities in California. Tourist and folks from the local areas are making their way to spend their end of summer walking the Third Street Promenade, play in the sand and eating delicious funnel... Read more →


Two out of three men arrested for robbery

On August 23, at approximately 4:45 a.m. officers responded to Ocean Ave & Colorado Blvd regrading a robbery that just occurred. The victim indicated three suspects were involved and a handgun was displayed. As officers arrived in the area, three possible suspects were located at the top of the Pier ramp. Officers ordered them to... Read more →


California Incline open

The California Incline reopened on Sept. 1 after 17 months of construction. The new bridge is 5.5 feet wider than previous bridge and is more secure thanks to 96 reinforced, concrete piles and over 1,000 new “soil nails” to stabilize the bluff above the Incline penetrating 20-75 feet into the bluffs. In addition to wider lanes, the... Read more →


California Incline reopens

It’s been exactly 500 days since traffic was allowed on the California Incline. But hey, who’s counting? The iconic piece of Santa Monica infrastructure, which connects Pacific Coast Highway to Ocean Avenue on the bluffs above it, reopens today after an approximately 18 month closure for major reconstruction. The widened incline is... Read more →


SMMUSD separation talks to be extended

The local Board of Education tonight is expected to give another extension to the committee assigned to explore separation of the Santa Monica-Malibu school district. The school board established guidelines in December and then approved a 90-day period for negotiations between the Santa Monica and Malibu representatives of the six-member... Read more →


SMC Foundation awards over $170,000 in grants to faculty

  The Santa Monica College Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded a total of over $170,000 for a “President’s Circle Award for Innovation and Progress”, four “Chair of Excellence” grants, and 22 “Margin of Excellence” mini-grants to Santa Monica College (SMC) professors. “These awards represent the... Read more →


24 Hour Fitness gym member arrested for assault

On Aug. 17 at about 5:30 a.m., Santa Monica officers responded to 2929 31st St., for an assault call at 24 Hour Fitness. They met with the victim who said he was going to use a piece of gym equipment but there was a duffle bag lying in the way nearby. The victim picked up the bag and hung it up out of the way. The victim was suddenly... Read more →


DUI-Driver’s License Checkpoint

The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a Driving under the Influence (DUI)-Driver’s License Checkpoint. The operation is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 2, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within city limits. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints are a proven factor in reducing the number of... Read more →