News

Lawn Bowlathon to support Westside Coalition

“For the past 20 years, the Westside Coalition has hosted a bowl-a-thon and this year we decided to add something different and fun,” said Westside Coalition Director, Darci Niva. On May 19, the Westside Coalition will be hosting their first lawn bowl-a-thon at the Santa Monica Lawn Bowl Club at Douglas Park, on 25th St. and... Read more →

Education

Kiwanis Club offers scholarships

    The Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica is beginning a new scholarship program at this year’s 2nd Annual Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District Visual Art Show. The Kiwanis Club has been granting scholarships for over 60 years and this year they have decided to grant nine SMMUSD students a Visual Arts Scholarship of... Read more →

Crime

Fight with Von’s security guard

On May 1, at about 4:40 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a fight in progress at Vons Supermarket – 710 Broadway. Officers arrived and met with the victim, a store security guard. The victim told officers he monitored the suspect as he entered the store. The suspect grabbed a paper bag and began putting... Read more →

News

Letter Carriers go above and beyond

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will host their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday, May 13. This is the largest food drive in the nation and began in 1993. Over the course of the 24-year history, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has collected well over one billion pounds of food. Letter carriers all... Read more →

Briefs

Get Connected: A Free Technology Fair for Older Adults

Santa Monica, California – Recognizing the important role of technology in increasing well-being, the Commission for the Senior Community, the Santa Monica Public Library, and the Older Adult Task Force collaborate to host Get Connected: Free Tech Fair for Older Adults on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Santa... Read more →

Crime

Victim holds on to personal belongings

On May 5, at about 8:05 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 1600 block of 11th Street regarding a suspect who attempted to take a woman’s purse. Officers met with the victim who told them she was walking on the sidewalk when the suspect approached her. The suspect tried to take the victim’s purse, strapped on her... Read more →

News

Santa Monica’s oldest flame, The Tinder Box, dies out

When Santa Monica’s oldest tobacconist, Edward Kolpin Sr., died in April 2007, he had a wish. That his little shop on Wilshire Boulevard would continue to sell handcrafted pipes, high-end cigars and custom blended tobacco for ten more years. When Kolpin’s daughter-in-law turns out the lights and locks the door one last time Monday, the... Read more →

News

Clerk oversees City’s past, present and future

  After more than two decades in the City Clerks Office, Denise Anderson-Warren was appointed City Clerk in 2016 and has become one of the best-known faces in local government. Over the years, she has dutifully sat through thousands of City Council meetings, carefully taking the minutes and keeping track of the chits – the... Read more →

Crime

Convicted felon in possession of a firearm

On May 2, at about 12:34 p.m. while patrolling the 1600 block Ocean Avenue Officers saw a vehicle with several vehicle code violations – no front license plate and tinted front windows.   Officers performed a traffic stop on the car and discovered the driver was driving on a suspended license. Also in the car were two female passengers... Read more →

Environment

Santa Monica beach goes wild

  The Bay Foundation and the City have completed the Wild Beach Restoration Pilot Program along a section of local beach and officials hope the program will showcase environmental restoration in the area. The City of Santa Monica and The Bay Foundation worked together to hold an opening ceremony for the project at the Annenberg... Read more →

Briefs

Art @ Tongva: Great Explorations on May 13

Tongva Park’s Art @ Tongva program continues its 2017 season on May 13 with Great Explorations, an all-day event of music, dance, visual art, theatre, and participatory mind and body experiences that will stimulate the imaginations of kids ages 5 to 95. This family friendly event features a new workshop in radical map making by artist... Read more →

Homelessness

City grapples with sudden spike in homelessness

  More people are living on the streets in Santa Monica than at any time since the City started conducting a yearly count of the homeless in 2009, according to new statistics from the 2017 Homeless Count. The annual count found 581 people sleeping on the street or on the beach in January, up 39% from 416 the previous year. The... Read more →

News

Rare birds found nesting on local beach

Special to the Daily Press For the first time in nearly 70 years, western snowy plovers are nesting on Los Angeles County beaches. The first nest was found on April 18 on Santa Monica State Beach, followed by discovery of a nest on Dockweiler State Beach on April 27, and two nests on Malibu Lagoon State Beach on April 28 and May 4. The... Read more →

News

More than 100 residents evacuated due to apartment fire

About 120 residents were displaced from their home after an apartment fire near Lincoln and Broadway on Monday night. According to the Santa Monica Fire Department, firefighters responded to a fire at 1447 Lincoln Blvd. at about 6:20 p.m. and found smoke coming from the underground garage of the five story mixed use building. While on... Read more →