Crime

Woman used methamphetamine and walks into traffic

On October, 29 at around 8:10 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a traffic hazard in the area of Neilson Way and Bay Street. The reporting party stated there was a female White, with blonde hair, walking in and out of traffic. When officer arrived, they located a subject matching that description in the 100 block of Bay St. Officers... Read more →

City Council

LUVE lost in Santa Monica

BY MATTHEW HALL   In an election that saw the national population explicitly reject the establishment in favor of an outsider, Santa Monica voters doubled down on the status quo. Local voters rejected Measure LV and its author Armen Melkonians. Instead, voters chose the incumbents for City Council and backed several ballot... Read more →

News

Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president

From Virginia coal country, as election results trickled in, Jimmy McDonald texted his boss to warn he might need a day off Wednesday. Celebrations, it seemed, were in order. "Historic day," his boss wrote back. "There's still some good in America," McDonald responded. Just before midnight, he said he could barely believe it. "The... Read more →

News

LUVE lost in Santa Monica

In an election that saw the national population explicitly reject the establishment in favor of an outsider, Santa Monica voters doubled down on the status quo. Local voters rejected Measure LV and its author Armen Melkonians. Instead, voters chose the incumbents for City Council and backed several ballot measures that reinforce... Read more →

Crime

Sephora gets hit by shoplifter

On October 29, at approximately 6:27 p.m. Officers responded to a shoplifting call at Sephora, 1244 Third Street Promenade. The loss prevention officer for the store told officers that he witnessed the suspect put multiple fragrances in her shopping basket and remove the EAS (electronic article surveillance) from the packaging. She then... Read more →

Transportation

Happy Birthday to Breeze!

  Celebrate one year of Breeze bike sharing November 12, 2016 – come on and take a free ride! Breeze Bike Share, presented by hulu, provides 500 shared ‘smart bikes’ at 80 stations for residents, workers and visitors throughout Santa Monica to ride. Breeze has attracted over 40,000 subscribers who have ridden over 570,000... Read more →

Education

New superintendent officially named by SMMUSD board

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District board has officially hired Dr. Ben Drati as the district’s new Superintendent. The district announced plans to hire Drati in October and the board made the decision official at their Nov. 3 meeting. Drati has worked for the Santa Barbara Unified School District since 2012 and said he... Read more →

Crime

Woman steals from Victoria Secret and endangers child

On October 26 at about 1:05 p.m. Officers were flagged down by citizens saying they believed a kidnapping had just occurred in the 1300 block of 4th St. A female pushing a baby stroller was seen running from a man chasing her. When the officers arrived they determined the female had entered Victoria’s Secret on the promenade and... Read more →

Transportation

KBUG

Know Before You Go Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of November 7, the contractor will continue with replacement of the sewer main on Alta Pl. N. between 4th Street and 7th Street.  During these operations, traffic control will be set up.  Please use alternate routes when possible. Please use alternate routes when... Read more →

Crime

Maintenance personnel, robbed by homeless man

On October 29, at about 6:48 a.m. An officer responded to the 1400 block of Ocean Avenue regarding an “irate subject” creating a disturbance. Officers were advised the subject had taken a rake belonging to maintenance personnel for the park. Upon arrival officers observed the subject in the 1500 block of Palisades Park with a rake on... Read more →

Politics

SANTA MONICA POLLING PLACES

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Politics

The Price of a Vote

The Price of a Vote By Elizabeth Van Denburgh and Laurence Eubank Democratic elections are decided by a simple equalitarian equation: one person, one vote. The most votes win, whether for a candidate or a measure. But the price of one vote? Now that’s a very different equation, as the 2016 Santa Monica election makes clear. One... Read more →

News

Political Commotion on Ocean

While hordes of tourists and walked to and from the Pier and around Downtown Santa Monica this Saturday, the intersection of Ocean Ave. and Colorado Blvd. was transformed into a flurry of outspoken political opinions and anti-government protests, among other random figures. On the north side of the street that leads down into the pier, a... Read more →

Airport

City moves to evict airport businesses

BY MATTHEW HALL   Santa Monica pursuing legal action to force a pair of airport businesses to vacate airport property. The action follows some legal maneuvering by the businesses, the FAA and the City related to the ongoing fight over control of the airport property. City Hall has outlined a series of actions designed to... Read more →

News

Huge Success for Westside Food Bank’s Hunger Walk

Huge Success for Westside Food Bank’s Hunger Walk Last Sunday’s Hunger Walk was a big success for Westside Food Bank! More than 600 walkers participated in the walk along Santa Monica Beach and the event set a new fundraising record for the food bank by bringing in more than $110,000 in donations. The event featured dance performances... Read more →