Crime

Officers responded to the Shangri La Hotel

On October 14, at about 10:45 p.m. Officers responded to the Shangri La Hotel – 1301 Ocean Avenue regarding a battery that just occurred. Officers arrived and detained a female who had struck a security staff member of the hotel. Officers determined the subject entered the hotel and attempted to enter the rooftop bar. The subject was... Read more →

Crime

Theft suspect in custody

On October 14, at about 10:37 p.m. Officers responded to Nordstroms – 220 Broadway regarding a theft suspect in custody. Officers arrived and spoke with Loss Prevention Staff. Officers determined the subject entered the store and selected various items from the sales floor. The subject proceeded to the register and purchased... Read more →

Crime

Expo train collides with pedestrian

On October 17, 2017 at approximately 4:40 p.m. A pedestrian was utilizing the crosswalk in the mid-block of 1500 Colorado when he was struck by an Expo train that was traveling eastbound into the 17th Street Station. The victim lost consciousness for a short time. Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics responded and treated the... Read more →

Crime

Local policing challenges extend beyond homelessness

Local policing challenges extend beyond homelessness MATTHEW HALL Daily Press Editor In the past year, Santa Monica has seen an increase in crime and a rise in its homeless population but according to figures from the Santa Monica Police department, crimes involving homeless individuals have not grown at the same pace as either... Read more →

Crime

CRIME WATCH

On October 7, at about 8:01 a.m. While patrolling the 500 block of Broadway, an officer saw a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. The officer stopped the bicyclist in the 1300 block of 6th Street. The officer asked the subject if he had any weapons on him. The subject said he did not and... Read more →

Airport

Judge’s ruling clears runway for construction

Judge’s ruling clears runway for construction Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer After an abrupt turn of events and then a reversal, the City is back on track with plans to shorten the runway at Santa Monica Airport from nearly 5,000 feet to 3,500. A last-minute attempt by two local pilots to stall the project only managed to... Read more →

News

City Attorney’s Office Launches New Fair Housing Video

The City Attorney’s Office has invited the general public to the premiere screening of a unique animation video about fair housing on October 18, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Auditorium at the Santa Monica Public Library. The sixty-second video Follow John to Learn About Fair Housing brings to life the characters... Read more →

Business

Including People With Disabilities Drives Innovation

Including People With Disabilities Drives Innovation The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy recently announced “Inclusion Drives Innovation” as the theme of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October 2017. According to U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, “Americans of all... Read more →

Briefs

AFSP Out of Darkness Community Walk

AFSP Out of Darkness Community Walk Editor: As National Suicide Prevention month comes to a close, I want to reflect on how far we have come as a community to fight the stigma and take meaningful steps to end suicide. Advocates, researchers, and policy makers have made it a priority to bring the discussion of suicide and mental... Read more →

Development

Street Lighting Modernization Program

Week of October 16, 2017 Street Lighting Modernization Program For the week of October 16, construction will Construction will continue throughout the project area, which is bound by 16th Street to the east, Ocean Park Boulevard to the south, Lincoln Boulevard to the west, and Pico Boulevard to the north. There may be sidewalk closures... Read more →

Development

More mixed use projects before Planning Commission

More mixed use projects before Planning Commission Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer The City’s largest housing developer will be back in front of the Planning Commission Wednesday, seeking approval for a new 67,000 square foot mixed-use building on Lincoln Boulevard that will result in 100 new apartments and nearly 300 underground... Read more →

News

Bicyclist killed on PCH

Bicyclist killed on PCH Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer A bicyclist was hit and killed by a car Sunday night on the Pacific Coast Highway near the Annenberg Community Beach House, according to the Santa Monica Police Department. At about 7 p.m. officers responded to reports of a traffic crash involving a bicyclist at the 200... Read more →

Columns

Who does Andrea Cavanaugh think she’s kidding?

Editor: From what she wrote, you would think that the City of Santa Monica actually enforces the no-smoking laws. Yuri must have been some actor the city hired. Anytime you are on the 3rd Street Promenade, you will see smokers on every block. When you point out that smoking is prohibited, the smoker just gives you that... Read more →