Crime

Intoxicated woman denies involvement in fight (crime watch)

On May 16 at approximately 6:15 p.m., an officer responded to a report of trespassing in the 1800 block of Lincoln Boulevard. Upon arrival, the officer noticed a subject, later identified as Cynthia Cantrell, a 50-year-old transient, walking through passing vehicular traffic in his direction. While Cantrell was walking toward the officer,... Read more →

Briefs

Yacht club dinner highlights Catalina Island

Join yachting enthusiasts on Thursday, May 28 - 6:15 p.m. for the California Yacht Club's monthly presentation on boating interests. At this yachting dinner, you will hear from two Catalina Island experts: Armando Eason, former Catalina Island Two Harbors-Harbor Master, will review what was learned from a recent weather catastrophe and... Read more →

Briefs

Silicon Valley CEOs head to Santa Monica for TechFire summit

The second annual TechFire Ignite Summit on May 28 in Santa Monica will feature high-profile CEOs from Silicon Valley — speakers of the caliber that they've also taken the stage at some of the world's leading tech conferences. Last year, TechFire hosted seven events attracting 1,700-plus registrants from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and... Read more →

Briefs

UCLA student theater group presents ‘Our Town’

HOOLIGAN Theatre Company will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Our Town." HOOLIGAN is topping off its 10th season with this timeless piece, which will run for one weekend only from May 29-31 at Jan Popper Theater in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA. In the small town of Grover's Corners, two quintessential American families,... Read more →

Public

Special ed teacher retiring after 19 years in SMMUSD

The mantras and phrases would resonate with the hundreds of students, families and colleagues who have interacted with Lisa Berezowsky over the last two decades. “I hear what you’re saying, but it’s not a choice.” “If you ask a question, you give a choice.” “Never underestimate the children.” The sayings have... Read more →

Briefs

Free program helps boaters properly dispose of sewage

The Bay Foundation Boater Education Program has announced the annual return of the Honey Pot Day program for its seventh consecutive year.  Honey Pot Day is offered from April 1 - August 31, in four Southern California harbors:  Marina del Rey, King Harbor (Redondo Beach), Port of Los Angeles, and Port of Long Beach. The program launched... Read more →

Briefs

Bloom’s ban on plastic microbeads passes California Assembly

Legislation to ban mirco-plastic particle abrasives, commonly referred to as “microbeads,” from being used in products such as facial scrubs, soaps, and toothpaste passed the California State Assembly last week on a 58-11 vote. The legislation, AB 888, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), would set up the strongest... Read more →

Briefs

SMC student essay a finalist in New York Times contest

Santa Monica College has announced that SMC student Jochebed (Jo) Smith was named one of the four finalists in the New York Times Modern Love College Essay Contest. In “Swearing Off the Modern Man,” she takes a deliciously witty, stripped-down look at the contrasts and overlaps in modern and old-school approaches to dating, developing... Read more →

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State inspectors to visit Santa Monica businesses

Staff from the Board of Equalization's Statewide Compliance & Outreach Program (SCOP) will soon be visiting non-residential retail businesses in the Santa Monica area. The Statewide Compliance and Outreach Program (SCOP) focuses on educating businesses, as well as identifying and registering businesses who are actively selling or... Read more →

Briefs

SMC art gallery presents ‘AMP 2015′

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present "AMP 2015," an exhibition of works by gifted students in the highly selective Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program (AMP). “AMP 2015” will combine two-dimensional works on canvas and paper with mixed media installational sculptures, video and audio works, and... Read more →

Public

Santa Monica educator makes an ‘invisible’ impact

Dorie Meek has overseen budgets, enforced regulations and built curricula. She has served as a site supervisor and as an educator, guiding the development of hundreds of students since joining the Santa Monica-Malibu school district in 2002. But the skill that allows her to succeed has little to do with leadership or management. “You... Read more →

Crime

Witnesses foil Santa Monica burglary attempts (crime watch)

On May 13 at approximately 11:50 a.m., witnesses saw two suspicious men walking around the 1100 block of Centinela Avenue and contacted police. The men were joined a moment later by a third suspect, who was driving a vehicle. It appeared the men were casing homes to burglarize them. At one point, one of the suspects entered the rear yard... Read more →

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Veterans offering American flag service to homeowners

A local veteran is hoping to renew a sense of patriotism in Santa Monica with an initiative to install flags on residential homes. George Bukhin was born in Crimea and he said his family came to America as refugees. He was raised in Santa Monica with a strong sense of patriotism that he credits to his father. “I kept hearing from my... Read more →

Briefs

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett tour to feature Venice Arts

Born This Way Foundation and Exploring the Arts have announced that Venice Arts will be featured at an upcoming stop of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's Cheek to Cheek tour in Los Angeles on Sunday, May 31. The initiative is part of a partnership between Born This Way Foundation and Exploring the Arts to highlight exceptional nonprofit... Read more →