News

Triple digits likely as heat wave descends on California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forecasters say the latest heat wave enveloping central and southern California will bring triple-digit temperatures and increased wildfire danger. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for swaths of greater Los Angeles north into the Antelope Valley and the San Joaquin Valley starting Friday through... Read more →

Crime

Woman threatens to stab Hot Dog on a Stick employee

On July 5, 2017 at about 4:38 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Hot Dog on a Stick – 1633 Ocean Front Walk- regarding a disturbance at the location. The reporting party indicated a female subject was a “harassing” an employee. Officers located the subject sitting at a nearby bench. Officers determined the subject... Read more →

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Local artist presents Ocean Park art collection

    Santa Monica resident Lisa Gizara is showing her latest collection ‘Ocean Park’ this month and the art work is inspired by the place she has called home for more than a decade. “I have always been creative and happy and grounded when living by bodies of water,” said Gizara. Gizara has lived in Ocean Park for... Read more →

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California governor scrambles for support on climate deal

A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade is scheduled to go before legislative committees Thursday, despite opposition from some environmental advocates. Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have struggled to line up support with Democratic legislative leaders indicating Wednesday that climate and air... Read more →

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California governor scrambles for support on climate deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade is scheduled to go before legislative committees Thursday, despite opposition from some environmental advocates. Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have struggled to line up support with Democratic legislative leaders indicating... Read more →

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Unanimous Council move DCP forward

City Council has given preliminary approval to the Downtown Community Plan with instructions to bring a final version of the document for approval on July 25. The council made a series of unanimous votes at the end of a six hour meeting to advance the plan with several revisions. Council kept a trio of opportunity sites earmarked for... Read more →

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Santa Monican charged with kidnapping

A Santa Monica man will stand trial for allegedly kidnapping and carjacking a man outside a UCLA facility in Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, Jason Levi Garza, 43, of Santa Monica was arraigned on July 12 for one count of kidnapping for carjacking, carjacking with a firearm, kidnapping,... Read more →

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Swimmers, surfers warned as high surf pounds California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A high surf advisory is in place for the Southern California coast and beachgoers are warned of dangerous waves and rip currents. The National Weather Service says waves Wednesday could top 8 feet along beaches from Ventura County south to San Diego County. The swells are generated by former Hurricane Eugene, which... Read more →

City Council

Paper Mate settlement ends with $10M payment

  The City Council has accepted a $10 million payment to conclude a longstanding settlement between the city and the former owners of the Paper Mate factory. Proctor & Gamble had been making annual payments and had up to 22 years to pay off the entire sum but chose to make a single payment this year to conclude the case. The... Read more →

Crime

Bloomingdales recovers $795 worth of merchandise

On June 29, 2017 at about 7 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Bloomingdales – 315 Colorado Blvd regarding a theft suspect in custody. Officer arrived and spoke with loss prevention staff. Officers determined that loss prevention monitored the subject as she selected a purse and other merchandise from the sales floor.... Read more →

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IOC to pick Los Angeles, Paris for 2024 or 2028 Olympics

  Finally, Los Angeles and Paris have their Olympic hosting destiny in their own hands. If they can agree who goes first, each city will be awarded either the 2024 or 2028 Summer Games in September. International Olympic Committee members voted unanimously on Tuesday to seek a consensus three-way deal between the two bid cities... Read more →

Briefs

Ferris Wheel Contest

The Pier   This summer, the iconic solar-powered Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will host a special light program, every other Wednesday, from June 28 through September 20. This light display is part of the Conserve Energy SoCal initiative to raise awareness for energy conservation. As the... Read more →