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Suspects in football game stabbing plead guilty

DOWNTOWN — Two men believed responsible for stabbing a 17-year-old Inglewood resident following a Santa Monica High School football game earlier this season plead guilty to misdemeanor battery and promoting a criminal street gang. Christopher Diaz and Kenneth Jones accepted a plea bargain Nov. 2 and were sentenced to 180 days in jail... Read more →

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Ban on smoking in apartments gets a boost

CITYWIDE — If Rent Control Board member Robert Kronovet has his way tenants who smoke will no longer be able to do so in the comfort of their own homes. Kronovet, a landlord and real estate broker, said Friday he will sponsor a ban on smoking in all apartments that share common floors or ceilings with at least one other unit. That... Read more →

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Officer hurt during traffic stop on PCH

A Santa Monica police officer suffered moderate injuries Saturday morning when his motorcycle crashed into the back of a car he was attempting to pull over on Pacific Coast Highway, police said. The crash occurred about 7:50 a.m. on PCH near the California Incline, said Santa Monica Police Sgt. Jay Trisler. The female motorist slammed on the... Read more →

Briefs

Check those receipts

As shoppers get ready to rush retail outlets during the post-Thanksgiving shopping spree, county officials want to remind them to take a close look at receipts to avoid overcharges. Shoppers are legally entitled to pay only a store’s lowest advertised or posted price for any item, according to officials with the county Department of... Read more →

Airport

FAA changing departure procedures at SM Airport

SUNSET PARK — There could be fewer delays and less pollution emitting from Santa Monica Airport and Los Angeles International Airport as the FAA prepares to roll out new departure rules aimed at cutting down idling on runways. Starting Dec. 1, piston-powered planes departing west from SMO will turn once they reach an altitude of 400... Read more →

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State of the Schools event addresses financial woes

OCEAN PARK BLVD. — First the bad news about the local public schools. A financial predicament is about to become even more problematic for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, which is projecting an operating deficit of $10 million this year and is sure to feel a big hit from an estimated $21 billion state budget... Read more →

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Farmers’ Markets under quarantine

DOWNTOWN — At least 17 Farmers’ Markets, including four in Santa Monica, are under quarantine after state officials found Mediterranean fruit flies in a backyard on Warwick Avenue near Interstate 10. Farmers selling fruit and some vegetables within the quarantine zone — which includes Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice,... Read more →

Environment

New transfer and recycling facility proposed

CITY HALL — The future of the City Yards could hold less noise and odor for its neighbors. Those are the plans for a new Resource Recovery Center that will be located at the southern end of the City Yards off Michigan Avenue, housing a new self-haul facility, buy-back center, expanded transfer station and hazardous household waste... Read more →

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Boutique benefits school and merchants

ROOSEVELT ELEMENTARY — In the spirit of the season, businesses are getting a head start on sales and helping Roosevelt out at the same time with an all-day holiday boutique. Saturday’s boutique features over 50 vendors who will give 20 percent of the day’s sales to the Roosevelt booster club. The range of products and prices... Read more →

Crime

Not ready for last call

Crime Watch is a weekly series culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Sunday, Nov. 8, at 10 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the 1400 block of the Third Street Promenade regarding a report of vandalism. When... Read more →