Briefs

Hart Dance Company show

Hart Pulse Dance Company (HPDC) is known for its dynamic partnering, beautiful storytelling and addictive musical choices. Celebrating its ninth year of contemporary dance, HPDC has hit the road with a traveling show featuring its most loved works. The final stop on the tour will be on Hart Pulse Dance Company's home stage at Santa... Read more →

Airport

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FAA delays Part 16 ruling

Santa Monica's ongoing conflicts with regulators over the Santa Monica Airport hit yet another speed bump last week when the Federal Aviation Administration issued an unexplained delay to one of the ongoing cases. The issue centers on an administrative proceeding triggered by national aviation associations and individuals claiming the... Read more →

Transportation

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Know Before You Go

Week of August 24, 2015 EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE: The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled for train testing activities in Santa Monica this week and will continue for several months. The trains are now operated on their own power. Testing will be ongoing along the entire alignment in Los Angeles and... Read more →

Crime

Suspect steals, cleans victim’s truck

On August 14 at about 5:30 p.m. Officers assigned to Beach Patrol were called to assist a victim who said he was detaining an alleged suspect who had stolen the victim's truck one week prior. When they arrived, the victim and suspect were waiting in the 1600 block of Appian Way. The victim said he left his truck unattended and unlocked in... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica Democrats to hear new City Manager, Rick Cole

The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host new Santa Monica City Manager, Rick Cole, at the Aug. 26 meeting of the SM Democratic Club. Cole will share his insights from being Mayor of Pasadena and his experience with LA Mayor Garcetti on slow growth, traffic, resource protection, the new light rail line, water issues and tourism. Q&A to... Read more →

Briefs

SMMUSD Administrative Appointments for the New School Year

One current administrator has a new position and two long-time educators have joined the ranks of the administrative team at Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District for the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Tristan Komlos has been appointed new “H” House principal for Samohi; Barry Yates will be the interim principal at John Muir... Read more →

Briefs

WISE & Healthy Aging hosts free art workshop

WISE & Healthy Aging, in collaboration with A Window Between Worlds, is hosting a free art workshop entitled “Pearls of Wisdom: End the Violence” on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 10 - 11 a.m., at 1527 4th Street, Santa Monica. Individuals throughout the community who have experienced domestic violence later in life are invited to participate. No... Read more →

News

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Pen Factory Project to return for future discussion

What was once Santa Monica’s most controversial development returned to city regulators this week for a brief, cordial and poorly attended discussion. Now known as the Pen Factory Project, development at the former Papermate site at 26th and Olympic was hugely controversial just last year. The original plans for the... Read more →

City Council

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Council to set new priorities

The Santa Monica City Council will meet on Sunday to prioritize goals and set measurable criteria for judging the success of future projects. According to the staff report, staff have asked the City Council to “establish three to five priority strategic goals with measurable three to five year outcomes, with the goal of... Read more →

Education

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SMMUSD teacher wins Fulbright scholarship

HUNGARY Susanne Liaw wanted to travel, give herself new challenges and build on the work she’s done at Olympic High School. A Fulbright scholarship will allow her to do all three. Liaw is heading to Hungary for the 2015-16 school year on a special English teaching assistantship during which she will help historically underserved... Read more →

Education

A roll call of issues as school resumes

It's the first day of the 2015-2016 school year in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, meaning thousands of students will begin familiarizing themselves with new classrooms, teachers and course materials. As the children get into their daily routines, the Daily Press takes a look at big-picture issues facing the district,... Read more →

Transportation

Roads around Samohi being reconfigured

Before any learning begins at the start of the school year, students first have to arrive at their campuses safely. District and city officials this week are urging parents, children and other commuters to be mindful of construction zones and road closures as transportation work continues across Santa Monica. Of particular concern is... Read more →

Crime

Victim suffers sexual battery inside a 3rd Street store

On August 15, at approximately 2 p.m. Officers responded to the 1300 block of 3rd Street, regarding a sexual battery. The victim stated that she had entered the business because she wanted to sit and charge her phone. When she could not find a seat anywhere, she decided to stand at a high table in the middle of the store when she felt... Read more →