Briefs

Fred Segal offers loaners

Ever forget a tote, a pair of sunglasses or an accessory in the rush to pack for vacation? Fred Segal Santa Monica offers a solution with its Fred Segal Lending Library — a collection of on-loan jewelry, purses, sunglasses and other accessories — at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. “When stocking the library, I thought of... Read more →

Crime

Nude men arrested for fighting in hallway

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. Friday, Aug. 19, at 10:22 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the 1300 block of Second Street regarding a report of two naked men beating each... Read more →

Education

Chocolate milk stays on school menus

SMMUSD HDQTRS — The Board of Education voted against an outright ban on flavored milk Wednesday, instead opting for a more nuanced approach that allows parents to choose whether or not their children can drink the sugar-added beverage on campus. The decision came after a contentious three-hour hearing packed with speakers of varying... Read more →

News

Gangway on the way to Santa Monica Pier

SM PIER — The restoration of a piece of the Santa Monica Pier’s history progressed after the City Council allowed the Department of Public Works to move forward with the creation of an emergency gangway. The gangway was identified as an important safety feature in a 2008 infrastructure assessment conducted by the firm... Read more →

Crime

Police seeking sex crime victims

PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — Police are trying to determine if a convicted sex offender, who recently registered in Santa Monica following a stint in jail for masturbating in public, exposed himself to girls as young as 5. Investigators believe there may be more victims after finding journals written by Joseph William Toscanini, which... Read more →

News

Actress Pressly pleads no contest to drunken driving

LOS ANGELES — Actress Jaime Pressly has been sentenced to three years of informal probation after pleading no contest to drunken driving. Santa Monica Deputy City Attorney Melanie Skehar says Pressly's attorney entered the plea Thursday for the former star of "My Name is Earl." Pressly was also ordered to attend a... Read more →

City Council

Bike fever sweeps City Council

CITY HALL — “I want to see this happen, and happen soon.” These are not words that often pass the lips of City Council members, who seem to relish excruciatingly slow public process and discussion, but the council was excited to move forward with the Bicycle Action Plan, a 300-page document that spells out the future of... Read more →

Briefs

Give your child a ‘Head Start’

As students of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District gear up for another year in the classroom, openings are still available for preschool aged children in the community to get a “Head Start.” Child Development Services, which provides early childhood education for children age 2 to 5, has available spaces in Head Start... Read more →

Crime

Estranged husband charged with murder in supermarket stabbing

AIRPORT COURTHOUSE — The estranged husband who allegedly stabbed his wife at a Santa Monica supermarket where she worked as a clerk was charged Friday with murder. Kelvin Green, 52, is accused in Sunday’s stabbing of his wife, Christina Talley, who died hours after being attacked as she worked at a checkstand at an Albertsons at... Read more →

City Council

Papermate project gets past council

CITY HALL — The Hines Development Co. skirted another disappointing bid in front of the City Council Tuesday night despite community members’ concerns that the approval to move forward with a development agreement would eviscerate local control over the process. The meeting was the City Council’s second look at the former... Read more →

Briefs

Are you prepared for the next quake?

After a 5.9 earthquake hit the East Coast on Tuesday, Los Angeles County public safety officials are encouraging residents to get prepared for the next earthquake on this side of the country. County officials recommend that residents review their earthquake survival procedures and make use of several county resources available to all. L.A.... Read more →

News

Police nab suspected serial burglar after short car chase

PROMENADE — With guns drawn, Santa Monica police arrested a suspected serial burglar at the corner of Washington Avenue and Second Street after a short car chase on Wednesday. SMPD spokesman Sgt. Richard Lewis told the Daily Press that a worker with a retail store on the Third Street Promenade was walking along the popular shopping... Read more →

News

Osborn garners more endorsements

Non-profit executive Torie Osborn announced the endorsements of Agoura Hills Mayor Harry Schwarz, Mayor Pro-Tem Dan Kuperberg and former mayor Ed Corridori in her bid to fill California’s new 50th Assembly District seat. Once primarily District 42, District 50 will encompass Santa Monica, Agoura Hills, Beverly Hills, Hollywood,... Read more →