News

K-Swiss comes to Main Street

EDGEMAR CENTER — Main Street is now home to the only U.S.-based K-Swiss running retail store. The iconic California-sport footwear and apparel brand is looking to elevate its presence leading up to the Los Angeles Marathon, which will take place in March of 2010 and end near the Santa Monica Pier for the first time in the race’s... Read more →

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Courthouse clinic helps victims of domestic abuse

SM COURTHOUSE — The woman appeared to be in denial, dismissing assertions that she needed a restraining order, insisting that it’s been a long time since she was struck. The volunteers at the Domestic Violence Clinic were having little luck with the new client who came at the ultimatum of an employer — get a restraining... Read more →

Crime

A stone’s throw sends him away

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. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 9:03 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the area of Seventh Street and Colorado Avenue regarding a fight. When... Read more →

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Lighting up the holiday season

CITYWIDE — The season of cheer will be in full swing after this weekend of tree lightings, holiday walks and festivals. Montana gets festive<p> Montana Avenue’s annual holiday walk begins today at 5 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. Enjoy decorations, treats and live music at various participating businesses. Marmalade... Read more →

City Council

Historic cottage becomes new B&B

CITY HALL — The city’s final remaining beach-facing cottage — the adopted cause of passionate historic preservationists who fought off demolition two years ago — will soon be reincarnated into a bed and breakfast, at least when the owners aren’t living there. The Planning Commission on Wednesday approved a... Read more →

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End may be near for Patrick’s Roadhouse

SANTA MONICA CANYON — Its lime green exterior, small town atmosphere and popularity among celebrities have made Patrick’s Roadhouse a local landmark and one of Pacific Coast Highway’s most recognizable restaurants. Now the diner could be facing closure at the end of the year after its owner received an eviction notice... Read more →

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Aviation group joins jet ban battle

CITY HALL — A national aviation organization has joined the legal battle over the jet ban at Santa Monica Airport, arguing that a city ordinance that restricts such aircraft sets a dangerous precedent. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), which has more than 415,000 members or two-thirds of all pilots in the country, was... Read more →

Briefs

SMPD: ‘Click It or Ticket’

Make sure everyone in the family gets home safely this holiday season by buckling your seat belt every trip, day and night. That’s the message that the Santa Monica Police Department is telling drivers as part of the 2009 holiday Click It or Ticket mobilization. Officers will be out in force looking for anyone — driver, passenger... Read more →

Education

Students boost fitness results

SMMUSD HDQTRS — Kids attending local schools boosted their scores in the latest statewide physical fitness test, though fewer than half passed all six portions of the test, according to results released this week by the California Department of Education. Known as FITNESSGRAM, the test gauges students’ abilities in six athletic... Read more →

Briefs

Free treatment for toys

The staff at the Institute for Spine and Sports Care is offering patients free chiropractic services to new patients free of charge in exchange for $20 to $30 worth of food or toys to support the Westside Food Bank and the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Spark of Love toy drive. The deal applies to all new patients for the month of... Read more →