Dozens saw Ocean Avenue shooting but so far no arrests

  Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer The gunmen arrived on a party bus. They brought about two dozen friends and at least six guns with them, according Lt. Saul Rodriguez with the Santa Monica Police Department. Bartenders were making their last call when the group mingled in Palisades Park near the Pier early Saturday... Read more →


Train kills pedestrian near 17th Street station

SMPD released the following statement: On November 5, 2017 at about 11 p.m., the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service regarding a traffic collision involving a Metro Expo Line Train and a pedestrian near the 17th Street Station. Upon arrival, officers discovered a pedestrian had been struck by a... Read more →


One dead in Downtown shooting

The Santa Monica Police Department released the following statement regarding an early morning shooting in Santa Monica: This morning at about 12:58 a.m., officers responded to Ocean Avenue and Colorado Blvd. regarding possible shots fired. Officers arrived in the area and discovered a shooting had occurred with a victim located on Ocean... Read more →


Police searching for stabbing suspect

The Santa Monica Police Department is searching for a suspect connected to a stabbing at the intersection of 4th St. and Santa Monica Blvd. According to SMPD, officers responded to the intersection at about 11:25 a.m. for an assault with a deadly weapon call. “When officers arrived on scene they located a male victim with multiple... Read more →


Special mask saves dog on Halloween

  Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer A Santa Monica family came home to a real house of horrors on Halloween when they returned from trick-or-treating to find their apartment on Montana Avenue going up in flames. As the parents approached the smoking building, Captain Jason Walker was carrying their Australian shepherd to... Read more →


School Board rejects separation proposal

As the midnight hour tolled on the morning of Halloween, Malibu parents, activists and educators made their way wearily into bed following a six-hour school board meeting with just one thing on the agenda: separation. The meeting, which ended just after 11 p.m. on Monday night, also spelled out an even less certain future for advocates of... Read more →


Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Gap

]On October 18, 2017 at about 9:26 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Gap -1355 3rd Street Promenade– regarding a petty theft suspect in custody. Officers determined the suspect entered the store and was recognized by Loss Prevention Staff as a previous theft suspect at this and other store locations. The... Read more →