Housing Commission to debate rent subsidies

Santa Monica is still struggling to refine a plan that would have City Hall subsidize rents for some tenants in rent-controlled buildings. A draft of the proposal will be presented at the Oct. 20 meeting of the Housing Commission and discussion will focus on the very foundation of the program. How much money should be given to how many... Read more →


Woman steals from Sears

On October 3 at approximately 8:45 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Sears (302 Colorado Ave.) in regard to a robbery that just occurred. When the officers arrived, Loss Prevention personnel pointed to the female suspect in the 1600 block of Main St. Officers detained the suspect and located the stolen merchandise inside her bag. Witnesses... Read more →


Driver got caught doing burnouts on the PCH

On October 6, at about 11:57 p.m. Officers observed a vehicle doing burnouts/donuts in the 1550 PCH parking lot. The driver of the vehicle lost control and drove into the sand. When officers contacted the driver and passenger, they learned that one of the occupants was on formal probation for drugs. A probation search of the vehicle... Read more →


Pink wiper blade sales benefit breast cancer nonprofit

Citywide A local oil change station is selling pink wiper blades during the month of October to support breast cancer research, treatment and awareness. Henley Enterprises, a franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil Change, will donate a portion of wiper blade sales proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Now in its fifth year,... Read more →


21st Annual Celebrating Success Breakfast

Loews Hotel The 21st annual Celebrating Success Breakfast honors 21 previously homeless individuals who, with the support of local nonprofit agencies, have made extraordinary transitions from homelessness to lives filled with passion and promise. The event also honors 11 local businesses, organizations, and individuals who have dedicated... Read more →


Soundwaves: Justine Aronson and Richard Valitutto

Downtown The Santa Monica Public Library will present vocalist Justine Aronson and pianist Richard Valitutto on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Their set will include contemporary music by Amy Beth Kirsten (words by Shakespeare), Soundwaves co-curator... Read more →


Digestive Well-Being for Health and Vitality

Ocean Park Blvd. The Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, with Santa Monica Public Library, presents Digestive Well-Being for Health and Vitality. Massage therapist Marcia Lopez explains how proper digestion can greatly impact your energy and life. Learn techniques such as deep breathing and meditation to help aid with... Read more →


SMMUSD approves $1.25M in expenses

The Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education on Thursday gave its collective nod to more than $1.25 million in new purchase orders and an additional $176,000 in facility-related expenses. Approval came during a meeting at Malibu City Hall where the school board studied recently released scores from the California Assessment of Student... Read more →


KBUG: Week of Oct. 17

Know Before You Go For the Week of Oct. 17 Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of Oct. 17, the contractor will continue restoration work on manholes at the following locations (California Avenue at 1st Court, Virginia Avenue at 22nd Street & Cloverfield, Bay Street & 3rd, Wilshire Pl. S. and 23rd Court,... Read more →


Camping ordinance resulted in arrest

On October 5, 2016 at about 7:45 a.m., an SMPD officer was patrolling the alley in the 3000 block of Prospect Ave when he came across a homeless man camping. The man was on a mattress with a nightstand next to it, along with numerous bags and backpacks of personal property. The officer advised the man of the city ordinance against public... Read more →


Mixed use building sells for $3.2 Million

Pico Blvd. Stepp Commercial, a leading multifamily brokerage firm in the Santa Monica market, has completed the $3.2 million sale of a fully occupied 13-unit property located at 1313 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica. The commercially zoned, two-story property includes 11 residential apartment units as well as two commercial spaces occupied by... Read more →