Crime

Man arrested for allegedly committing lewd act on child

PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — Police have arrested a homeless man with a lengthy criminal record for allegedly rubbing his body up against a 10-year-old girl, it was announced on Thursday. SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis said Thursday that Anthony Eugene Evans, 51, was positively identified by the victim after she pointed him out in a photo... Read more →

Crime

SMPD searching for man in alleged lewd conduct

PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man they believe rubbed up against the back and buttocks of a 10-year-old girl on Tuesday morning. Police said the suspect followed two girls into the Pavilions market located at 800 Montana Avenue around 8 a.m. The girls went into the store after... Read more →

Briefs

Hooping it up for a cause

A celebrity basketball game is scheduled for Saturday at Santa Monica College to benefit business education in South Los Angeles. Dubbed the first annual David Bing Academy of Finance Celebrity Basketball Game and Red Carpet event, the game is a fundraising effort that will benefit a new South Los Angeles school’s business and finance... Read more →

Crime

Teen attacked by alleged gang member

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. Wednesday, June 1, at 2:38 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a bus stop located on the 700 block of Pico Boulevard regarding an assault and... Read more →

Crime

Samohi wrestling with racist acts

SAMOHI — Victoria Gray didn’t think much of it when her 17-year-old son stayed home from school on May 5. Everyone needs a mental health day sometimes, she told him, thinking that perhaps he needed the extra freedom to get caught up on homework or take a breather from the pressure cooker of high school. It would take another three... Read more →

News

KCRW’s Harcourt departs for MTV

Longtime KCRW fixture Nic Harcourt announced this week that he will be leaving the popular public radio station for a position with MTV. During his time at KCRW, Harcourt has been an influential part of the station’s programing. He has been credited with discovering more than his share of artists, bringing them to the public’s... Read more →

Briefs

Rosie’s Girls mark a decade

Rosie’s Girls participants from the past 10 years will reunite Saturday to celebrate the program’s decade of service in Santa Monica. Originally created to help young girls learn how to operate saws, drills, welding torches and other tools of the trade each summer, Rosie’s Girls has helped over 400 girls over the years that... Read more →

News

Long-awaited restrooms still on the make

BEACHSIDE — As Memorial Day came and went, Santa Monicans near the seashore might have wondered whatever happened to those eight new restrooms promised for Santa Monica Beach. The restroom replacements were the result of a 2006 settlement agreement between the California Department of Parks and Recreation and parties in a class-action... Read more →

Briefs

Watch it when you want

CityTV 16, Santa Monica’s government access television station, has recently launched a new web site that allows people to watch their favorite local shows live or on demand. Fans of “Cheap Eats,” Get Out!” and “Santa Monica Update” can watch old episodes whenever they like and can watch a CityTV 16 live... Read more →

News

House race campaign ad draws bipartisan ire

LOS ANGELES — A crudely produced video depicting gun-toting black gang members spanking a white, bikini-clad California congressional candidate set off a bipartisan furor Wednesday and illustrated how the power of the anything-goes Internet is influencing political campaigns. Democrat Janice Hahn, who is portrayed in the ad as a... Read more →

Education

Student heads to NASA for research project

SMC — Santa Monica College student Avital Levi is ready to float in space — and find a better way to fuel nano-satellites. The 20-year-old honors student, who is heading to USC this fall as an electrical engineering major, left Wednesday for a special 10-day NASA program for college students in which she will get training in... Read more →

Briefs

No more free parking

Come July 1, those driving hybrid cars with the yellow “clean air” decals will no longer be able to park for free at meters in Santa Monica, city officials announced Wednesday. The change comes as a result of the legislature abandoning a program that allowed drivers of those hybrids to use car pool or high-occupancy lanes even... Read more →

News

Homelessness dips in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Homelessness across Los Angeles County experienced a slight decline, but the percentage of homeless that served in the military is on the rise, according to a report released Tuesday by a countywide organization. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) put out the results of the county’s homeless count,... Read more →