Briefs

Dreams are Coming True for The Dream Orchestra

The Dream Orchestra has found itself a home, fulfilling a dream of Artistic Director/ Conductor Daniel Suk. Suk founded the orchestra in the fall of 2011, and since then it has performed in top concert halls all over Southern California including Walt Disney Concert Hall and Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles, the Barclay Center in... Read more →

Education

Vaccination rates low at several area schools

Personal-belief exemptions remain an issue for Santa Monica schools with the 2015-2016 school year getting started and the enactment of a new state vaccination law coming soon. The bill, co-authored by Santa Monica High alumnus and former SMMUSD board member Ben Allen and signed by Governor Jerry Brown in June, repeals California's... Read more →

Transportation

Know Before You Go

Week of August 17, 2015 EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE: The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled for train testing activities in Santa Monica this week and will continue for several months. The trains are now operated on their own power. Testing will be ongoing along the entire alignment in Los Angeles and... Read more →

Crime

Intoxicated suspects arrested for tagging truck

On August 6 at about 3:54 a.m. Patrol officers responded to a citizen call of two suspects spray painting the side of a large moving truck near the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Bay Street.  The male suspect was still actively tagging the truck when the officers arrived.  The suspects, identified as Azusa residents Luis Arizmendi and... Read more →

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Santa Monica doubles luxury home sales in July

Sotheby's International Realty recently released its July 2015 Greater Los Angeles Market Update that revealed Santa Monica, up 107 percent from 2014, had the highest single-family home sales increase in the luxury sector ($3M and higher) in 2015 across the leading 33 markets. The report also showed that despite being down six percent from... Read more →

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Stingrays Spotted at Los Angeles County Beaches

Warm ocean temperatures and calm seas are attracting more stingrays than usual to Los Angeles County beaches. On Thursday and Friday alone, Los Angeles County lifeguards treated more than a dozen people who were stung by stingrays. “We have seen countless stingrays throughout the Santa Monica Bay, with several causing stingray hits,”... Read more →

Public

Measure BB impact felt across SMMUSD

In November 2006, voters passed a $268-million bond measure to modernize facilities throughout the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. And over the last nine years, funds from Measure BB have covered dramatic improvements at local schools. The district used the money to repair and replace old equipment, improve seismic safety... Read more →

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Auction items sought for Boys & Girls Clubs gala

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica (SMBGC) is seeking the help of individuals and businesses to donate items for auction for its upcoming 40th annual Great Futures Gala to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 13th at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica. This year's event honors Jim Jonassen,... Read more →

Crime

Witness helps Santa Monica police nab grand theft suspect

On August 8, at approximately 5:15 a.m., Santa Monica police officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Marguerita Avenue in regards to an unknown trouble. Upon arriving, officers found a witness screaming in an attempt to wake the victim up to notify her that someone had stolen her car tire. The witness went on to state that the... Read more →

Briefs

Day of dialogue on future of policing

  Join the Committee For Racial Justice for an interesting evening of discussion about the future of policing. The co-sponsors for this August 16 Day of Dialogue will be the Human Relations Council of Santa Monica, NAACP Santa Monica/Venice chapter, African American Parent/Student/Staff Support Group, and the Church in Ocean... Read more →