Crime

Woman tries to steal from TJ Maxx

On September 7, 2016 at about 3:40 p.m. officers responded to a radio call for service at TJ Maxx – 1251 4th Street regarding a petty theft suspect in custody. An investigation revealed the store’s Loss Prevention observed the suspect enter the store with several large shopping bags. The suspect selected merchandise from the sales... Read more →

Crime

Trespassing results in arrest

On September 7, at about 5:19 a.m. officers were on patrol in the area of the 500 block of Wilshire Blvd. Officers observed a subject lying down in front of the doorway to a business at the 500 block of Wilshire Blvd. The location has a trespass letter on file with the SMPD authorizing arrest of subject trespassing on the property. The... Read more →

Politics

Endorsements surge as campaigns heat up

    With Labor Day now over, the election season has moved into high gear and the past two weeks have seen a surge in endorsements from local organizations. Municipal Employees The Coalition of Santa Monica City Employees PAC has endorsed the four incumbents for City Council: Mayor Tony Vasquez, Mayor Pro Tempore Ted... Read more →

Briefs

SMMUSD Seeking New Personnel Commissioner

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is seeking applications for appointment to the Personnel Commission. Applications are now being accepted for the Personnel Commission vacancy, which becomes available on Dec. 1, 2016. The appointment will expire on November 30, 2019. The Personnel Commission is the public body... Read more →

Briefs

$643,336 Raised for Schools

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) raised $643,336 during a five-week matching challenge from SMMEF Corporate Partner Dun & Bradstreet. Inspired by Dun & Bradstreet’s $70,000 matching gift, 1,105 individual gifts were made during the match, which ran from Aug. 4 through Sept. 9. “We are grateful for Dun &... Read more →

Airport

Airport tenants file new complaint over leases

The Santa Monica Airport is the subject of another legal dispute. Atlantic Aviation has filed a new Part 16 complaint against the city alleging the city is in violation of its federal mandates due to its ongoing attempts to close the airport and specifically a decision to deny long-term leases to aviation tenants. Disputes over airport... Read more →

Crime

Man vandalizes McDonald’s

On Sept. 7 at about 12:20 p.m. Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call for service regarding vandalism at McDonald’s, 1540 2nd St. When officers arrived, a security guard pointed out a suspect who was standing in the 100 block of Colorado Avenue. Officers detained the suspect. An investigation revealed that the suspect... Read more →

Briefs

Bike-Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations with focused enforcement efforts on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The Police Department periodically identifies locations where bike and pedestrian collisions are prevalent, along with the... Read more →

Briefs

AltCar Expo

The City of Santa Monica will present the 11th Annual AltCar Expo, the region’s premier transportation show dedicated to alternative fuel vehicles and alternative modes of transportation. The two-day event will be held at the Santa Monica Civic parking lot and East Wing, 1855 Main St., Sept. 16 - 17, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is free to the... Read more →

Airport

New complaint filed over Airport leases

The Santa Monica Airport is the subject of another legal dispute. Atlantic Aviation has filed a new Part 16 complaint against the city alleging the city is in violation of its federal mandates due to its ongoing attempts to close the airport and specifically a decision to deny long-term leases to aviation tenants. Disputes over airport... Read more →

News

Carjacking ends in arrest on Ocean Ave.

Police have arrested a suspect after an early morning police chase ended on Ocean Ave. The incident began when the Santa Monica Police Department received a call of a carjacking  on the 2600 block of Ocean Front Walk at about 7:15 a.m. The victim reported their vehicle was taken by force and that the suspect fled the area. Officers... Read more →

Obituary

Community mourns late skateboarder

Skateboarding was more than a hobby for Tyrone Ramsey Jr. He first hopped on a board when he was about 9 years old, and he became a proficient rider over the next two decades. And he didn’t have a driver’s license, so his skateboard was his travel tool when he wasn’t riding the bus. “That was his mode of transportation,” said... Read more →

Education

SMMUSD staffers recognized for 40 years of service

Jaime Jimenez never envisioned staying at Santa Monica High School this long. But when he takes stock of his job as a social studies teacher, he can’t come up with any good reasons to leave. “It has been easy to stay at Samo — first of all, a great faculty and staff,” he said. “The daily interaction of students, hearing their... Read more →