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Sacred Spaces open to the public on Saturday.

Santa Monica’s spiritual history will be on display this weekend thanks to the Santa Monica Conservancy’s first Sacred Spaces tour. The self-driving/walking/biking tour provides an opportunity to visit 15 local historic places of worship and is a fundraiser that supports the Conservancy’s ongoing work to preserve local... Read more →

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Street Lighting Modernization Program

Week of October 2, 2017 Street Lighting Modernization Program For the week of October 2, construction will continue throughout the project area, which is bound by 16th Street to the east, Ocean Park Boulevard to the south, Lincoln Boulevard to the west, and Pico Boulevard to the north. There may be sidewalk closures and temporary no... Read more →

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Big changes coming to LA County Elections

    If Los Angeles County voters spark a revolution when they cast their ballots for President in 2020, it may not stem from the choices they select but rather the way they did it. The digital age is coming to the ballot box here with a new, publically owned system that the County Clerk plans to begin rolling out next... Read more →

Crime

Stolen car recovered

Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On September 21, at about 9:27 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 1500 16th Street regarding a possible stolen vehicle with a subject in the car.... Read more →

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Daily Press could become a nonprofit organization

The Santa Monica Daily Press could become a nonprofit organization according to recent statements by its longtime owner. In a statement published on Oct. 2, co-owner and current Publisher Ross Furukawa said he is considering the future of the paper with several options on the table including converting the company to a nonprofit... Read more →

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MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE

FILM REVIEW Rated PG-13 103 Minutes Released September 29 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, in spite of its awkward title, is one of those movies that really makes full use of the medium of film. Even though this is a political thriller without violence, sex or romance, it is a gripping story that develops... Read more →

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WATCH FOR BIKE BOXES

Bike boxes were recently installed at the intersections of Broadway/11th and Ocean/California, joining existing installations on Ocean Park at Lincoln and Main. Bike boxes are traffic markings that allow cyclists to position themselves for maximum visibility and safety at intersections during the red light phase. They are intended to prevent... Read more →

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Two large developments go before Planning Commission Wednesday

About 200 apartment units working their way through the City planning pipeline will be up for discussion at Wednesday night’s Planning Commission meeting.  NMS Properties, the city’s largest landlord and developer, and its offshoot, WNMS Communities, will present plans for two large mixed-use buildings downtown.  Those developments will... Read more →

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Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as "Free Fallin,'" "Refugee" and "American Girl," has died. He was 66. Petty died Monday night at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles a day after he suffered cardiac arrest at his... Read more →

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Condemning racism

Condemning racism Editor: Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights condemns the overt bigotry that burst into view with several disturbing events this summer in Santa Monica and the appalling weekend of white-supremacist mayhem in Charlottesville. Such atavistic, primitive hatred has no place in our community nor in our country, built on... Read more →

Crime

While patrolling the area of 20th Street and Pico Blvd

On September 21, at about 7:42 p.m. While patrolling the area of 20th Street and Pico Blvd., officers observed a subject riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officers attempted to stop the bicyclist but the subject fled from the officers.  Officers were able to stop the subject in the 1800... Read more →