Local lawyer to discuss family finance

The Santa Monica Public Library presents "How to Divide the Family Money ... Without Dividing the Family" with Jeff Condon on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. in the Main Library's MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. Author Jeffrey L. Condon discusses the issues to consider to protect your children's inheritance from squabbling,... Read more →


SMC student art show to explore peace, conflict

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present the annual SMC Art Department Student Exhibit. This year's specially created exhibit explores and interprets SMC's Annual Global Initiative Theme: “Peace and Security: Managing Conflict and Violence in a Turbulent World.” The show will be open to the public from... Read more →


Joint dispatch center unites police, fire departments

Editor's note: This is the first installment of a two-part series about the Santa Monica police and fire departments' joint dispatch center. For years, the Santa Monica police and fire departments had separate dispatch centers. They operated independently, frequently collaborating but regularly coping with staffing shortages, information... Read more →


E-bike drawing supports SMMEF drive

Sunlight poured through the west-facing windows at the Treats frozen yogurt shop on Ocean Park Boulevard as theater students from John Adams Middle School sang the title song from “Bye Bye Birdie,” their upcoming play. “Guess I'll always care,” they crooned, and the lyrics seemed appropriate considering the nature of the... Read more →


Assault suspect arrested after Vons altercation (crime watch)

On April 8 at about 1:35 p.m., officers were dispatched to Vons market at 710 Broadway in regard to a battery that had just occurred. The suspect had slammed a patron of the market up against the wall and threw a cup of water onto another customer.  As the suspect left, he pushed a pedestrian into oncoming traffic in an attempt to have... Read more →


Route 66 gift shop opens at Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier marks the end of Route 66 highway, and anyone looking to remember their trip to the landmark can now visit a new 1,200-square-foot open-air corner space on the Santa Monica Pier devoted to the famous road. “We've been looking for something completely distinctive and synonymous to the Santa Monica Pier, which is also... Read more →


Holocaust survivor to speak at movie screening

Mishkon Tephilo invites residents to commemorate Yom Hashoah with a special screening of “End of the Line: Seeshaupt,” the story of the final days of World War II, told through the experiences of concentration camp inmates who were loaded on a freight train, headed for certain death. Instead, the train took them from desperation to... Read more →

City Council

Rent board split on water fee pass-through

The Rent Control Board wants landlords to prove they’re doing everything they can to save water before allowing any penalties to be passed along to tenants. When City Council approved penalties for water wasters — penalties that will show up on water bills later this year — they left it up to the board to decide how to handle... Read more →


World sounds to be featured in Orchestra Santa Monica concert

For its third concert of the season, “Border Crossings,” Orchestra Santa Monica reaches across borders and around the world bringing exciting and colorful orchestral pieces to Santa Monica. Chen Yi, one of the most important Chinese composers who came of age during the Cultural Revolution and pursued composition studies in the U.S., fuses... Read more →


Santa Monican to compete on Wheel of Fortune

Eric White of Santa Monica will be a contestant on "Wheel of Fortune" on Friday, April 17. He is a real estate agent who enjoys table tennis and paintball in his free time. White hopes to use his winnings to travel the world. A huge fan of “Wheel,” he has been watching every day for the past 7 years. White applied to be a contestant... Read more →


Santa Monica College celebrating Earth Week

A free organic produce giveaway, workshops on making natural sunscreen and building your own bike generator, and a cultural festival and upcycled art show are just a few highlights of Santa Monica College's celebration of Earth Week, to be held April 20-24. The college — considered one of the “greenest” campuses in the state — has... Read more →