Crime

Suspicious vehicle call leads to arrest

On March 24, 2017 at about 10:15 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for a suspicious vehicle in the area of 1000 block of Euclid Avenue. Officers located the vehicle in the area and conducted a traffic stop. Officers contacted the driver and were able to observe burglary tools in the car. The suspect's vehicle did not have license... Read more →

Crime

Santa Monica teen found dead in Long Beach

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is investigating the death of a Santa Monica teen as a potential drug overdose. According to the LBPD, officers were dispatched to the Los Angeles riverbed at about 1:30 a.m. for a report of a body on April 6. Officers found what was then an unidentified female of unknown age along the waterline.... Read more →

News

A message from Mayor Ted Winterer on pedestrian safety

A message from Mayor Ted Winterer on pedestrian safety There have been several pedestrian-vehicle collisions in the last month and as we roll into our busy summer months, we want to remind you to be vigilant about road safety. There are many options to get around in Santa Monica, which is why so many of us love it here. Whether you’re... Read more →

Crime

Theft at Trimania Food Market

On March 28, 2017 at about 8:25 a.m. Officers responded to radio call for service of a petty theft at Trimania Food Market- 1348 3rd Street Promenade.  A store employee watched the suspect conceal merchandise in his clothing and exit the store without paying for anything.  The witness flagged down arriving officers in the alley behind... Read more →

Environment

Thousands expected for beach cleanup

Join the environmental movement this weekend. To many environmental enthusiasts, April is otherwise known as Earth Month and every year since 1970, April 22 is designated as Earth Day. Local non-profit Heal the Bay is expecting an estimated 2,000 volunteers this weekend to participate in their Earth Month, Nothin’ But Sand beach... Read more →

City Council

Recent deaths cloud city’s Vision Zero plan

Five people killed one month after City adopts pedestrian plan By the time Steven White got a City response about the broken walk signal near his apartment someone had been killed. Police have not said whether they believe the woman was in the crosswalk when a driver hit her, but there is a pedestrian crossing at the intersection where... Read more →

News

Bone marrow drive for teacher fighting cancer

    The community will come together Wednesday to help a teacher, wife and mother get through her second bout of cancer when the Santa Monica Police Department hosts a bone marrow donor registry drive. Jail administrator Jennifer Estrada organized the drive to help the wife of 11-year veteran Officer Enrique Rodriguez.... Read more →

News

LA marches to protect science

  Local nonprofit Heal The Bay is encouraging Santa Monicans to publicly support science and science education at an upcoming protest. This year scientists, educators and local organizations are making a statement by participating in the March for Science event on Earth Day, April 22. Los Angeles is anticipating over 50,000... Read more →

News

Local jeweler finds new home inside the Fairmont

In the year and a half since his father locked the door for the last time and closed Readers Fine Jewelers, Avedis “Avo” Guerboian has been busy making a name for himself. Celebrities wear his one of a kind pieces, his custom engagement ring business is now International and images of his ready-to-wear pieces for his line Edward Avedis... Read more →

Crime

Officer suffers minor injuries

On March 27, 2017 at about 12:41 p.m. An officer responded to a radio call for service in the 2500 block of Main Street regarding an encampment violation. The officer spoke with suspect and advised him he was in violation of a municipal code but the suspect was uncooperative and refused to leave. After talking the suspect into leaving, the... Read more →

Education

Grades of Green is changing the city

    Grades of Green is changing the future by teaching local Santa Monica kids environmental ethics. The nonprofit has worked with Santa Monica schools for the past five years and the partnership has continued this year at several locations including Santa Monica High School, Franklin Elementary, John Adams Middle School... Read more →

Crime

Victim calls SMPD and follows suspect

On April 1, at about 4:49 p.m. Officers responded to radio call for service in the 1800 block of 17th Street regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim saw the suspect enter the victim’s vehicle and rummage through it. The victim also saw a second suspect standing nearby acting as a lookout. The victim exited her residence to confronts... Read more →