Briefs

Transient Charged With Arson For Hollywood Apartment Fire

Hollywood A man was charged last week with setting a fire at an apartment complex that was being built in Hollywood, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. Benicio Garcia was charged in case BA458250 with two counts each of arson of an inhabited structure and arson of a structure. He is scheduled to be arraigned... Read more →

Transportation

KBUG: Week of June 19

Week of June 19, 2017   Transit And Parking Services Tenant Improvement (Taps Ti) Project For the week of June 19, construction will take place in Parking Structure #5 at 1440 4th street and anticipates affecting the sidewalk in front of the building with the sidewalk pedestrian tunnel on 6/9/17, lasting until 10/15/17. During... Read more →

Crime

Sephora recovers $550 worth of merchandise

On June 8, at about 5:45 p.m. Officers responded to Sephora – 1244 3rd Street Promenade regarding a theft occurring. Upon officers arrival, the subject walked out of the store and was detained by Loss Prevention and officers. Loss Prevention told officers the subject entered the store and selected several items of merchandise from the... Read more →

Briefs

Downtown Community Briefs

Downtown Providence Saint John’s Health Center presents Mind, Spirit and Well-Being Lectures Free educational forums on health and wellness will be presented to the community in two sessions. Depression, anxiety, loss and weathering change, in addition to spirituality and health will be addressed. Time for questions is... Read more →

Letters

Five ways to keep Santa Monica beach trash free

As we start dusting off the beach chairs, firing up the BBQ, and getting into the mindset of warm days spent at the beach, I want to challenge our residents and everyone visiting Santa Monica to help us make it a trash-free summer at the beach. Santa Monica’s motto is “A fortunate people in a fortunate place.” As the keepers of one... Read more →

News

Former Post Office building for sale again

    Santa Monica’s historic post office building is back on the market. SkyDance Productions purchased the property in 2014 for about $27 million and has received entitlements to modify the building. However, the company has already outgrown the space and won't occupy the site. The application to reuse the building... Read more →

Education

Board of Education reflects on 2016-17 school year

    On June 13, the Santa Monica – Malibu Board of Education (BOE) held a special meeting to review and reflect on the past school year, with new superintendent Dr. Ben Drati. All seven SMMUSD Boardmembers and staff were asked to express their thoughts of this past year. For Boardmember Oscar de la Torre he said,... Read more →

Crime

Outstanding warrant for his arrest

On June 8, at about 1:19 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the 900 block of 6th Street regarding a subject acting suspiciously and trying to open multiple residential doors at several buildings. Officers located the subject on the 900 block of 7th Street. Officers discovered the subject had an outstanding warrant for... Read more →

News

City leaders put $45 million toward employee pensions

    Santa Monica is about to shell out $45 million toward tackling its biggest threat to long-term fiscal sustainability: its long-term unfunded pension obligations for staff members under CalPERS. The money will add up to about an 11 percent decrease in the City’s unfunded liability, according to estimates from PERS cited... Read more →

Briefs

Who Has the Most Prepared (and Cutest) Pet in Santa Monica?

June is Pet Preparedness Month and the City of Santa Monica is hosting a Pet Preparedness Photo Contest to encourage Santa Monica residents and employees to think about how our animals fit into disaster plans because pets are an important part of our families and may have special emergency needs. DIRECTIONS Between June 12 and June 27,... Read more →

News

Former Post Office building for sale again

Santa Monica’s historic post office building is back on the market. SkyDance Productions purchased the property in 2014 for about $27 million and has received entitlements to modify the building. However, the company has already outgrown the space and won't occupy the site. The application to reuse the building includes a remodeled... Read more →

Crime

Screaming man waves knife near Ocean Ave

On June 8, at about 1:18 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the alley rear of 1551 Ocean Avenue regarding a subject screaming and waving a pocket knife. Officers arrived and located the subject who was detained for an investigation. A search of the subject led to the recovery of a pocket knife and a small baggie with... Read more →