News

Local jeweler finds new home inside the Fairmont

In the year and a half since his father locked the door for the last time and closed Readers Fine Jewelers, Avedis “Avo” Guerboian has been busy making a name for himself. Celebrities wear his one of a kind pieces, his custom engagement ring business is now International and images of his ready-to-wear pieces for his line Edward Avedis... Read more →

Crime

Officer suffers minor injuries

On March 27, 2017 at about 12:41 p.m. An officer responded to a radio call for service in the 2500 block of Main Street regarding an encampment violation. The officer spoke with suspect and advised him he was in violation of a municipal code but the suspect was uncooperative and refused to leave. After talking the suspect into leaving, the... Read more →

Education

Grades of Green is changing the city

    Grades of Green is changing the future by teaching local Santa Monica kids environmental ethics. The nonprofit has worked with Santa Monica schools for the past five years and the partnership has continued this year at several locations including Santa Monica High School, Franklin Elementary, John Adams Middle School... Read more →

Crime

Victim calls SMPD and follows suspect

On April 1, at about 4:49 p.m. Officers responded to radio call for service in the 1800 block of 17th Street regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim saw the suspect enter the victim’s vehicle and rummage through it. The victim also saw a second suspect standing nearby acting as a lookout. The victim exited her residence to confronts... Read more →

News

Local libraries celebrate diverse cultures

The Santa Monica Public Library system is one of many public and school libraries celebrating multiculturalism in April leading up to the official celebration on April. 30. This is the second-year SMPL will be presenting their 2nd Annual Día Celebration with events throughout the month. The Children’s Day/Book Day, is celebrated on the... Read more →

Crime

SMPD finds man with a no bail warrant

On March 23, at about 12:25 a.m. While patrolling the 700 block of Broadway, an officer observed a bicyclist riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code.  The bicyclist was stopped.  A records check of the bicyclist revealed there was a “No Bail” warrant for his arrest.  The subject was taken... Read more →

Crime

Challenged SMPD officer to fight

On March 22 at about 6:13 a.m. While patrolling the 400 block of Colorado Blvd officers saw a subject pushing a shopping cart in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officers advised the subject he could receive a citation for a municipal code violation. The subject became upset and demanded a citation. Officers detained the subject... Read more →

News

Pay with your smartphone on Big Blue Bus

  A new Big Blue Bus program is encouraging riders to ditch cash and instead pull out their smartphones when they board a bus. Starting with a soft rollout this week this week, Big Blue Bus will now accept mobile payments. “The idea is to start slow and work out the kinks,” Sam Daly, one of four founders of Token Transit,... Read more →

Briefs

“Love That Boat” Spring Show

Los Angeles “Love That Boat” Spring Show, April 8 Ben Lowe and Laura Pallas will be leading the Oceanaires' performance of its new show, "LOVE That BOAT", at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 8, at Paul Revere Middle School, 1450 Allenford Ave., Los Angeles, CA. 90049. Information and tickets are available at www.oceanaires.org or... Read more →

Briefs

April at SMC’S Drescher Planetarium

SMC April at SMC'S Drescher Planetarium features galaxies, a summer star party planner and telescope viewing The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites you to a telescope viewing session and three feature shows – as well as our popular Night Sky Show – on Friday evenings in April. The evening events are at 8 p.m.... Read more →

News

Funding gap leaves vulnerable children without care

      A resource team in Santa Monica has identified nearly 30 children who are eligible for subsidized childcare but won’t be able to get it because there isn’t enough funding, according to a new City staff report. Right now, Connections for Children supports 50 children – ages zero to five - who will receive... Read more →