News

Allegations of racism dominate local workshop

A local meeting addressing race relations in Santa Monica drew a small protest last week that meeting organizers are calling “racist and anti-Semitic.” The Committee for Racial Justice organized the “White Privilege and What We Can Do About It” workshop and said five individuals who attended the meeting made racists and... Read more →

Crime

Homeless man resist arrest resulting in $25,000 bail

On July 4, at about 9:23 p.m. While seated in a marked police vehicle in the 200 block of Arizona Avenue, the officers’ attention was drawn to a subject yelling for unknown reasons. The subject ran towards the driver’s side of the officers’ vehicle. As the subject was near the vehicle, he reached in and grabbed an officer’s arm.... Read more →

Crime

Homeless man arrested for resisting an officer and more

On July 5, 2017 at about 9:16 a.m. While patrolling the 1600 block of 5th Street- at the I-10 Freeway off ramp- an officer observed a subject walking across the street in an area with posted signs indicating “No crossing”. An officer attempted to get the subject to stop. The subject ignored the officer and walked away. The officer was... Read more →

News

Coffee, sandwiches and pizza back on the menu

Reopened businesses cover breakfast, lunch and dinner on Lincoln Blvd.   Businesses are reopening at the corner of Lincoln and Broadway after an electrical fire closed the building more than two months ago. About 120 residents and five businesses were evacuated from 1447 Lincoln Blvd. on May 8 due to an electrical fire in an... Read more →

News

Republican lawmakers give California climate law a boost

When California lawmakers backed a landmark law that seeks to combat global warming, the key support came from a surprising group of legislators: Republicans. As the GOP nationally looks to roll back climate policies, a contingent of California Republicans is tentatively embracing them in defiance of much of their party's base and its... Read more →

Crime

Local is denied bail for robbery, criminal threats and more

On July 6, at about 3:11 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the 7-11 store – 1865 Lincoln Blvd, regarding a theft that just occurred. The suspect fled the location eastbound on Pico Blvd. A possible suspect was located and detained at a bus bench at Euclid and Pico Blvd. Officers determined the suspect entered the... Read more →

Briefs

Soundwaves: Sean Sonderegger and Magically Inclined

Downtown The Santa Monica Public Library Soundwaves concert series presents saxophonist/composer Sean Sonderegger and his band Magically Inclined on Wednesday July 19, 2017, at 7:30PM in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. A native Santa Monican, Sondergeer is pursuing his doctorate at... Read more →

Briefs

The 8th Annual PAL Charity Golf Classic Raises Over $91,000

Citywide Another impressive turnout was enjoyed for the annual Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) Charity Golf Classic on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the MountatinGate Country Club in Los Angeles. Now in its 8th year, the tournament hosted 150 golfers for a round of competition and a good cause while raising more than $91,000 to... Read more →

News

Brown, lawmakers celebrate bipartisan cap-and-trade victory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life after lawmakers from both parties joined Gov. Jerry Brown in extending the law credited with reducing the state's carbon footprint. Monday night's votes to renew California's cap-and-trade program bolster the Democratic... Read more →

Airport

New app facilitates charter flights from SMO

  A new service by a former Santa Monican hopes to revitalize regional air transit by connecting travelers to local charter companies. Blackbird is currently offering services at several California airports including a route between Santa Monica and Palm Springs. The company offers three services available to user who download... Read more →

Crime

Woman refuses to identify herself, resulting in arrest

On July 6, 2017 at about 2:07 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the alley rear of 1640 9th Street regarding two subjects camped out to the rear of the location. Officers located both subjects to the rear of the location. Officers attempted to identify both subjects. Officers were unable to identify a female subject... Read more →