Community-minded businessman dies

“If you take a living out of a community, you have an obligation to put something back into it,” was a mantra that John Henry Larkin learned when he got into the real estate business. And it was a philosophy he practiced for the rest of his life. Larkin, a local businessman who was involved in numerous community organizations, died... Read more →


Woman at a Burger King steals cellphone, kicks victim

On July 24 at approximately 11:09 a.m. Officers responded to 1919 Pico Blvd. on the report of a possible robbery that had just occurred inside the fast food restaurant. While in-route to the location, officers received information relating to the suspect’s description and detained the female adult in the 2000 block of Pico Blvd. The suspect... Read more →


Santa Monica sponsored law contest issues invitations

Sixteen student trial teams from some of the nation's top law schools have made the cut to participate in this year's National Civil Trial Competition in Los Angeles. More than 50 law schools nationwide applied for this prestigious competition. Those selected for this year's event include American University Washington College of Law,... Read more →


Know Before You Go

EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE: The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled to start train-testing activities in Santa Monica next week that will continue for several months. Initially the trains will be pulled along the rail corridor, and then operated on their own power. Testing will be ongoing along the entire... Read more →


City of Santa Monica Audit Subcommittee application

The Santa Monica City Clerk's office is accepting applications for the newly forming City of Santa Monica Audit Subcommittee. The purpose of the Audit Subcommittee is to assist the City Council in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities for the financial reporting process, the framework for internal control, and the audit... Read more →


Santa Monica business owner to address Pepperdine grads

Ann Graham Ehringer will receive an Honorary Doctor of Business degree and deliver the commencement address at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management commencement ceremony on Aug. 8. Ehringer is chief executive officer, chair, and owner of S.P. Land, Inc., a real estate holding entity, and Saddle Peak Lodge... Read more →


HD Buttercup opens pop-up shop in Santa Monica

Home décor store HD Buttercup is expanding west for a limited time with the opening of its Santa Monica pop-up shop. Open for just one year, this new location will bring the style and quality that HD Buttercup is known for to the Westside. The 35,000 square foot store will feature exclusive product offerings as well as HD Buttercup... Read more →


Alarm leads Santa Monica police to burglary suspect

On July 25 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to an office building located in the 200 block of Santa Monica Boulevard on the report of an audible alarm sounding. Upon arrival, officers located a door to the building ajar. Officers entered the building and detained a suspect as he walked down the interior... Read more →