Crime

SMC assault suspect pleads not guilty

AIRPORT COURTHOUSE — A Malibu man accused of sexually assaulting a Santa Monica College student in the campus library pleaded not guilty to felony charges on Thursday. The L.A. County District Attorney’s Office charged Chase Guy Reynolds, 40, with two counts of sexual battery by restraint, one count of attempted sexual... Read more →

Briefs

In good health

Los Angeles County ranks among the top 10 healthiest counties in California when it comes to lung cancer, injuries, motor vehicle accidents and pre-natal care, but it is among the least healthy for heart disease and diabetes, according to a report released recently. “These findings demonstrate some of the real successes of local public... Read more →

City Council

Council forms tree task force

CITY HALL — The Santa Monica Treesavers scored a victory on Tuesday when the City Council voted to establish a new task force that would advise on the development of an urban forest master plan. The new task force, joining the long list of boards and commissions that advise the council, will be responsible for helping city officials... Read more →

News

SM Baykeeper sues Malibu over Legacy Park project

MALIBU — Santa Monica Baykeeper is suing the city of Malibu over a planned park that would double as a stormwater treatment facility, claiming City Hall removed a key component of the project without allowing the public to comment. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, said the Legacy Park Project does not address... Read more →

City Council

Council approves district funding agreement

CITY HALL — A three-year extension for a funding agreement funneling more than $7 million annually to the school district was approved by the City Council on Tuesday but the decision wasn’t made without concerns about the possible financial impact to city services. Before a unanimous decision was made to extend the Master... Read more →

City Council

Median takes center stage

CITY HALL — Whether it’s restricting street parking or prohibiting commercial use on the Fourth Street medians, city officials are exploring ways to address a long-standing concern by a group of homeowners over what many see as an outdoor public gym taking place in front of their properties. The City Council on Tuesday directed... Read more →

Briefs

Celebrating fair housing month

The Consumer Protection Unit of the City Attorney’s Office has announced a comprehensive campaign for the month of April to improve community awareness of the fair housing laws and to help eliminate housing discrimination in Santa Monica. April is National Fair Housing Month, and it is the 41st anniversary of the federal Fair Housing... Read more →

Crime

Electric car enthusiast faces several charges

AIRPORT COURTHOUSE — A Santa Monica resident and electric car enthusiast is expected to be arraigned here today on charges that he illegally manufacturers the gas-alternative cars without holding a license. Paul Pearson, a prop maker in the movie business and common fixture at the annual Fourth of July parade on Main Street where he... Read more →

Crime

SM police nab sexual assault suspect

PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — Police have a suspect in custody who they believe sexually assaulted a Santa Monica College student Saturday afternoon while she was visiting the campus library. Santa Monica police officers on Tuesday identified the suspect as Chase Reynolds, an SMC student. SMPD Lt. Dan Salerno said the suspect was being... Read more →

News

Ladies and gentleman, start your engines

DOWNTOWN — Producers of the world’s largest road trip are close to finalizing a deal with city officials that would make Santa Monica the starting point for the 3,000-mile journey to Miami. While producers are still working out some of the details, they are certain that Gumball 3000 will kick-off in Santa Monica on May 1. The... Read more →