Crime

Man carries knife to restaurant

On January 4, at about 12:47 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Enterprise Fish Company-174 Kinney Street regarding a man brandishing of a weapon. Officers arrived and located the subject standing behind an employee counter. The suspect was holding a metal object with a spike at the tip. Officers ordered the suspect to... Read more →

Homelessness

Kids endure a cold night for the homeless

  The teens at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica’s Keystone Club are gathering for the second time, for the Hearts for the Homeless Sleepout. “We want to create an awareness and understanding about the homeless population,” said Jessica Rubecindo, Manager and Resource Development of Boys & Girls Club of Santa... Read more →

Life

Orangetheory begins annual WLC

  The time has come for the annual Orangetheory Fitness Weight Loss Challenge. The event is a signature program for the company and Orangetheory has garnered significant attention recently including a mention on Good Morning America. Jim Cahlin, Studio Owner of Orangetheory Fitness Santa Monica explains that every studio in the... Read more →

Crime

Resident arrested for DUI

On January 3, at about 8:46 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 6th Street and Pico Blvd regarding a traffic collision. The involved vehicle struck the center median and caused damage to the fence in the median. As officers arrived, the driver was attempting to reverse out of the median. Officers contacted the driver and immediately noticed... Read more →

News

Year-end fundraising benefits PYFC

  The Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) is celebrating the New Year with a continuation of its longstanding mission to serve youth who are underserved by other kinds of programs. “As of January 2017 we have 206 registered youth,” said PYFC CEO, Oscar de la Torre. The center is currently encouraging its youth and volunteers... Read more →

Crime

Resisting an officer leads to arrest

On December 27, 2016 at about 9:20 p.m. Officers were patrolling in the area of 7th Street and Wilshire Blvd noticed a subject riding a bicycle in violation of a municipal code – no front headlight during darkness. Officers attempted to stop the subject. The subject fled from the officers. Officers were able to detain the suspect at 6th... Read more →

Transportation

Want your life to be a Breeze?

 Breeze Bike Share allows you to enjoy all the benefits of cycling without the need to own a bike. You can leave a Breeze Bike Share Bike just about anywhere that you want and not worry about repairs or storage. You can even make money by returning a stray Breeze bike to a bike share station. Become a new Annual Member from now until... Read more →

Education

New year, new school board member

  Meet newly elected school board member Jon Kean. Kean along with re-elected members Maria Leon-Vazquez and Ralph Mechur took the oath of office for a four-year term last month and while Vazquez and Mechur were incumbents in the election, Kean is new to the leadership role. Kean is an active parent leader, and has served as PTA... Read more →

Crime

Theft and public intoxication

On December 30, 2016 at about 5:35 p.m. Officers were on foot beat patrol noticed a subject with an open bottle of an alcoholic beverage and was trying to conceal the bottle. Officer spoke with the subject and noticed he was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. The subject was also in possession of a UPS box containing newly... Read more →

Education

Growing Place chosen to operate SMC facility at the Civic

Santa Monica College (SMC) has released a new round of information about their proposed Early Childhood Education Center at the Civic Center site. In a FAQ posted on SMC’s website, the college said it had chosen Growing Place as the operator of the Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School. Growing Place is a nonprofit organization based... Read more →