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 →



By CHARLES ANDREWS ADOBE NOT IVY Would describe the look of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, which finally, if reluctantly, granted me a degree, after a nearly decade-long on-again off-again undergrad career. (Hard to put off getting drafted into the Army during Viet Nam, or the opportunity — tiny windfall — to travel... Read more →