City Council

Bergamot plans move forward

  Plans to redevelop the Bergamot Station arts complex remain track once following approval of a plan at the June 13 Council Meeting. On Tuesday, the City Council voted to approve a preliminary plan that preserves several existing buildings, protects current tenants and extends an exclusive negotiating agreement with the developer,... Read more →


Film Review: Wonder Woman

Rated PG-13 141 Minutes Released June 2 The long road to completion of this new version of the Wonder Woman story is worth a comic book in itself. This is not your average superhero movie. As a package, it has everything. However, it took over 20 years to make. The blueprint for the movie had languished in development since 1996,... Read more →


Preview the new JAMS Performing Arts Complex

  On June 15, the Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District will host a presentation of the new John Adams Middle School (JAMS) Performing Arts Complex. The existing auditorium had significant seismic issues along with American Disability Act problems. Officials conducted a study to determine if it was best to renovate or... Read more →


The Pico Walks: We Are Family Event

Pico The Pico Walks with Betty Marín, June 17, and June 24. All walks 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Various locations in Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood Space is Llimited. Whether you are a long-time resident or someone who just moved to the neighborhood, organizers invite you to explore your local community through a series of unique daytime... Read more →

City Council

Water Neutrality Ordinance rapidly comes online

  Santa Monica homeowners hoping to add a swimming pool to their property have just a few weeks to receive a building permit before the City’s new Water Neutrality Ordinance goes into effect July1. City staff has been scrambling to get systems up and online to implement the ordinance after the City Council voted last month to... Read more →


Robbery inside Whole Foods

On May 30, at about 5:25 p.m. Officers responded to the Whole Foods Market – 500 Wilshire Blvd regarding a possible robbery. The reporting party indicated the suspect took a wallet from a customer and was last seen running in the parking lot. As officers arrived, they located the suspect and detained her for an investigation. Officers... Read more →


SMC Fashion Show promotes sustainability

  Santa Monica College will be hosting their annual LA Mode Fashion Show on June 14, with the theme of sustainability. This event is 100% student produced, from the models on the runway to the advertising, ticket printing, and music selection. “This show is the complete expression of each and every student who has completed... Read more →


Rent Control increases capped by Board at just $40

  The monthly rent for anyone living in a Santa Monica rent-control apartment cannot be raised by more than $40 starting September 1. The Rent Control Board voted unanimously to pass the dollar amount cap during their July 8 public meeting. “I support the imposition of a cap because we are seeing extremely high rents already -... Read more →


Police find gunshot victim outside local bar

  Police are still figuring out how a Santa Monica man ended up with a gunshot wound to his face early Monday. A friend of the victim who lives in New York called NYPD shortly before 6 a.m. to report his friend had been shot in Santa Monica and the victim was outside a JP’s Bar. When local police got to JP’s the victim was... Read more →