Crime

Shopping cart drama

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, Oct. 21, at 11:19 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the 400 block of Broadway regarding a report of an assault with a deadly... Read more →

News

Council raises concerns about expansion of Expo yard

CITY HALL — A controversial proposal to build a light rail maintenance yard near homes is raising new concerns about whether an environmental impact review will be performed to address recent plan changes to add a paint and body shop to the facility. The issue involves a “hybrid” plan to place the light rail maintenance... Read more →

News

Local family holds a special memorial tradition

DOWNTOWN — L.A. Monica Moore’s family has a special way of cherishing the memory of her grandmother, Rose Caruso, who passed away in 2001 with Alzheimer’s disease. Every year, Moore rallies her family to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk to fight the disease. “I have two teams,”... Read more →

Crime

Cops apprehend murder suspect

DOWNTOWN — A suspect in the brutal beating of Santa Monica resident Preston Brumfield is in police custody after spending more than a week on the run, police said Wednesday. Jason Eddie Coleman, 27, of Santa Monica, was arrested by patrol officers from the LAPD’s 77th Division in South Los Angeles on Sunday night and transferred... Read more →

City Council

Council bans cat declawing

CITY HALL — A controversial veterinary procedure to clip the claws of feline paws can no longer be performed in Santa Monica after the City Council voted on Tuesday to ban the practice that animal rights advocates have described as amputation. The ordinance, which will take effect 30 days after a second and final reading next month,... Read more →

Briefs

Staying safe on Halloween

The Santa Monica Police Department and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children want to remind parents to play it safe on Halloween night, offering tips on how to protect their young ghouls and goblins. • Be sure older children take friends and younger children are accompanied by a trusted adult when trick or treating.... Read more →

Briefs

Going back in time gets easier

The years 1875 through 1913 of the Santa Monica Outlook, Santa Monica’s former newspaper of record, are now accessible via the Santa Monica Public Library’s Web site at digital.smpl.org. Internet surfers can browse through individual issues of the paper or search for news articles, and even ads, containing specific words or... Read more →

Homelessness

Study: Housing the homeless is cost effective

DOWNTOWN — It might seem counterintuitive in an expensive real estate market but housing the homeless can cost taxpayers less than keeping them on the streets. That’s according to a recent study by United Way of Greater Los Angeles which followed four homeless individuals — including one from Santa Monica — as they... Read more →

News

City Hall explores parking validation

DOWNTOWN — Parking in public garages is expected to come at a higher cost soon, but shoppers hoping to stay longer hours without paying significantly more money might be able to do so with a new ticket validation system. It’s one of several changes that city officials are exploring as they develop a new parking rate plan for... Read more →

News

Flu vaccine demand exceeds supply

COUNTYWIDE — Los Angeles County public health officials, who have administered about 60,000 free swine flu vaccines since Friday, were urging people not included in priority groups to stay home for the time being. Demand exceeds supplies, according to the county’s top doctor, and people 25-64 years old without underlying health... Read more →