SMPD catches suspect with a no bail warrant

On April 6, 2017 at about 8:16 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Douglas Park – 2439 Wilshire Blvd – regarding an encampment. Officers arrived and identified the subjects who had refused to leave. One of the subjects was found to have a “No Bail’ warrant from LAPD for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The suspect... Read more →


Barney’s Beanery owner publishes book

  There are bar flies and bar stools. Bar fights, bar backs and bar food. However, one local bar owner is hoping there might be room for bar books as well. Janet Fattal, co-owner of Barney’s Beanery on Third St Promenade has teamed up with television show writer Joyce Gittlin, to publish their first novel, A Narrow... Read more →


Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Awards Return April 20

Downtown The 22nd Annual Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) are back recognizing business leaders in the areas of sustainable economic development, social responsibility, and stewardship of the natural environment. Developed in partnership between the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, City of Santa Monica and Sustainable Works,... Read more →


Transportation Tuesday

Celebrate Earth Day. Ride a Bike! Join us this Saturday for Santa Monica’s Earth Day themed Kidical Mass Family Ride and Community Garden Tour. We will take a family friendly ride from Memorial Park to visit Park Drive Community Garden for a kids garden tour and seed bomb workshop. There will be prizes and giveaways at Memorial Park... Read more →


Grand theft auto caught on Pico

On April 2, at about 8:43 p.m. While patrolling the area of 700 block of Pico Blvd. an officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound with an equipment violation. The officer conducted a traffic stop and as the officer approached the vehicle, he was advised by Dispatch that the vehicle was reported stolen out of LAPD earlier in the day.... Read more →


Know Before You Go

Week of April 17, 2017   Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of April 17, the Contractor will continue removal and replacement of the sewer main on 9th Court between Marguerita Ave and Georgina Ave. The contractor will also continue cleaning, video inspection and lining of the sewer main on Ocean Front Walk from Bay... Read more →


Union brings battle over the Shore Hotel to the City Council

A Hollywood agent trying to open a new restaurant inside the Shore Hotel has become wrapped up in a years-long conflict between the hotel worker’s union and the hotel’s owners. The latest battlefront is an alcohol permit for the restaurant called Avery. On Tuesday, the City Council will decide whether to deny a conditional use permit... Read more →


Jen Oh Honored by Pepperdine Graziadio School

Malibu Santa Monica resident Jen Oh was recently awarded a prestigious George Award from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. The George Awards, named for George L. Graziadio, Pepperdine University benefactor and Imperial Bancorp founder, recognize a select number of students, alumni, faculty, and corporate... Read more →


38th Annual SMC Student Photo Show April 18-29

Pico Blvd. Santa Monica College (SMC) is pleased to present the 38th Annual SMC Student Photography Exhibit April 18-29 in two locations: the SMC Photography Gallery and SMC's Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery. The free exhibition showcases outstanding imagery by students in the SMC Photography Department. Gallery receptions will be... Read more →


SMPD catches suspect with an active arrest warrant

On April 4, at about 8:47 p.m. While patrolling the 2000 block of Main Street officers saw a bicyclist riding his bicycle with no light in violation of a vehicle code. Officers attempted to stop the bicyclist but the bicyclist did not comply and ignored the officer’s commands. The suspect fled from the officers and rode recklessly not... Read more →