Briefs

SMC “Masters Of Dance” Series Continues

Pico Blvd.   The Santa Monica College (SMC) Dance Department continues its Spring 2017 Masters of Dance series – an eclectic series of master classes and lectures – with a talk by Jennifer Fisher and a master class led by Marlita Hill. All dance master classes are free and open to the public as observers or participants. The... Read more →

Briefs

$20 million gift from Samueli Foundation

UCLA $20 million gift from Samueli Foundation will support UCLA Engineering undergraduates The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has received a $20 million gift from the Samueli Foundation to support expanding the diversity of undergraduate students in engineering and computer science. The donation, which... Read more →

News

Montana Ave to get new, smart signals

  This may not come as news to you, but the traffic signals on Montana are pretty dumb. “Dumb as dirt,” City traffic engineer Henry Servin said of four traffic signals on the street slated for replacement. They may be dumb, but they have been loyal – steadily operating 24 hours a day since 1977 until recent rains caused the... Read more →

Briefs

Writers Mingle Peer Critique Night

Main St. Writers Mingle Peer Critique Night Last month was all about the picture book. Now it's time for those of you who like to tell your story in thousands and thousands of words to have your night. Come one, come all, to the annual MG/YA Critique Night, in which we break into small groups to offer kind yet useful feedback to each... Read more →

Education

Time to Shine for Crossroads students

  It is time for multiple of Crossroads students to participate in this years’ YoungArts Los Angeles event. Every year thousands of students apply for YoungArts honors. Next week five students from Crossroads School will be participating in YoungArts LA; Junior, Issac Pross, focusing on Classical Music Compositon. Senior Xavier... Read more →

Education

The Educator Spotlight

The Educator Spotlight recognizes those who contribute to the education of local students. Educators were chosen by consulting with site PTA, student government organizations and staff. Educators were chosen for their reputations with students, staff, parents and the community.   Shannon Bishop, Franklin Elementary School Shannon... Read more →

Crime

Former employee robs former employer

On March 14, at about 3:58 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service of a theft at Sea Mist Rentals - 1619 Ocean Front Walk. As officers were responding, the reporting party indicated the suspect had taken money from the shop and was actively fighting with several employees. Officers arrived and encountered the suspect who was... Read more →

News

City Attorney search continues this weekend

Council will meet for a rare weekend session on Saturday to discuss hiring a new city attorney. Former City Attorney Marsha Moutrie retired at the end of 2016 and Assistant City Attorney Joe Lawrence has been serving in the interim. At the Saturday meeting, the council will be evaluating candidates who were recruited during a nationwide... Read more →

Crime

Suspect assaults Von’s LP

On March 16, at about 5:44 a.m. Officers responded to Von’s Supermarket – 710 Broadway regarding a subject who attempted to hit an employee. As officers approached the location, the victim pointed toward the suspect who was walking in the parking lot. The suspect was detained in the parking lot for an investigation. An investigation... Read more →

News

Meals on Wheels celebrates while facing uncertain future

  Meals on Wheels West (MOWW) celebrated their Annual Community Champions Day this week and the event provided a stark contrast between local support for the organization and threats posed by the federal government. The event brought together local elected officials like Mayor Ted Winterer, and City of Malibu Mayor, Lou LaMonte.... Read more →

Crime

Promenade gets hit again

On March 11, at about 9:52 p.m. Officers responded to the Apple Store – 1415 3rd Street Promenade regarding a petty theft suspect in custody. Officers arrived and met with Loss Prevention Staff who indicated the suspect entered the store and selected merchandise, two headphones valued at $699, from the sales floor and concealed the items... Read more →

Crime

Firefighters save dog during apartment fire

Santa Monica firefighters responding to an apartment fire yesterday saved a dog that had been overcome by heat and smoke. According to the department, on the afternoon of Tuesday March 21 at 4:05 p.m., the Santa Monica Fire Department began receiving multiple 911 calls for a report of a structure fire at 1857 7th Street in the City of... Read more →

Crime

Fatal accident in Civic Center parking lot

A car killed a pedestrian in the Civic Center parking lot yesterday afternoon. According to the Santa Monica Police Department, several witnesses described the suspect vehicle as entering the parking lot from 4th Street and proceed westbound at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued through a parking gate and struck a pedestrian... Read more →