News

Tongva After Dark: The Wonder Room

Tongva Park continues its third season of cultural programming Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m., with The Wonder Room, an evening of curated performances by an interdisciplinary group of extraordinary artists who will activate the intimate “rooms” of Tongva Park simultaneously. This one-night-only spectacle will include dance... Read more →

Briefs

Women’s Day Committee plans for another Successful Year

The Women’s Day Committee of the First A.M.E. Church, Santa Monica is busy preparing for their upcoming program “I’d Rather Have Jesus.” Following last year’s outstanding attendance and accolades, this year’s program promises to be an even greater success. The event is scheduled for Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. and will be held in the... Read more →

Santa Monica College

SMC welcomes first bachelor’s degree cohort

It’s official: Santa Monica College has students who are actively pursuing bachelor’s degrees. After months of intensive planning and preparation, the local community college this term launched its inaugural set of upper-division courses as part of the new interaction design pathway. The 21 students who are enrolled in the program... Read more →

Homelessness

Connecting the dots between the street and support

It’s well-known among Santa Monica politicians and community members that homelessness remains a major problem in the city. Local leaders have identified it as a priority issue. Residents see it on a daily basis. So do tourists. The annual count this past January tallied 728 homeless people in Santa Monica, more than half of which were... Read more →

Transportation

Know Before You Go-Week of September 19

Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of Sept. 19, the contractor will begin restoration work (concrete restoration of alley approach, pavement of trench) on Palisades P. N. between 4th Street and 7th Street. During these operations, the alley will be closed to through traffic, local access only. Should you have any questions,... Read more →

Briefs

City Council Townhall

The Civic Engagement Committee of the Santa Monica Junior Chamber (Jaycees) will host a free City Council Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club at 1210 4th St in Santa Monica. This meeting will feature a moderated discussion with City Council candidates. The event will also feature... Read more →

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 →