News

A day in the life

Linda Carter, a Santa Monica mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, begins sorting and casing letters and packages for delivery at 7:30 every morning. Hastily, she grabs the mail for her route and quickly looks through it. Deliberately, Carter runs her finger tips over every piece of mail before she divides it based on its... Read more →

City Council

City Council divided on Pico library proposal

CITY HALL — When it comes to opening a new library branch in the Pico Neighborhood, there’s little question that the City Council is in support. As far as the exact location, the opinions are less than unanimous. Those differences came out Tuesday following a presentation by the Santa Monica Public Library about two... Read more →

Briefs

Cinco de Mayo on wheels

Music, food and cars are the heart of Sunday’s Cinco de Mayo Fiesta celebrating Mexican culture. Attended last year by over 2,000 people, the celebration is free and lasts from 1 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. The entertainment line-up includes Mariachi Estrella de Jalisco, a 10 piece salsa band called Bomba Chante and ballet folklorico... Read more →

News

City Hall settles fatal shooting

WILSHIRE BLVD — The family of a Los Angeles man who was shot and killed nearly three years ago by Santa Monica Police during a brief pursuit has received a $250,000 settlement from a wrongful death lawsuit filed against City Hall. The settlement, approved by the City Council earlier this month, concludes a two-year battle by the family... Read more →

Briefs

Race for the bay

The Los Angeles Marathon Group and Heal the Bay are teaming up to host three races on Sunday, combining running with environmental awareness. The fourth annual Santa Monica Classic includes two 5K races at 7:30 a.m. (one for runners under 21) and a 10K race starting at 8 a.m. The proceeds of the event go to Heal the Bay. In the past, the... Read more →

News

Swine flu breeds caution locally

DOWNTOWN — As cases of swine flu continue to be reported around the globe, Santa Monica residents are taking appropriate precautions, but are for the most part feeling healthy and safe, they said. Though there was some concern on Tuesday morning that the virus had reached Southern California, reports confirmed that swine flu was not the... Read more →

News

Tattoo artist spreads self-help gospel at PYFC

PICO BLVD — Before an audience of largely black and Latino teenagers from Santa Monica High School, Mark Machado grabbed the mic and began his gospel. For the next 45 minutes, the world famous tattoo artist, who has left his mark on celebrities such as 50 Cent and Beyonce, captivated the sole attention of the crowd of young adults... Read more →

Crime

Police release sketch of gunman

PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY —Detectives released a composite sketch Monday of the man suspected of opening fire at three women north of Montana avenue, wounding two of them. The women were standing behind an apartment building Friday night on San Vicente Boulevard near Palisades Park when they were approached by a gunman in a black-hooded... Read more →

Education

Second forum on special education

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School district will be hosting its second Special Education Spring Forum on Saturday, May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the John Adams Middle School cafeteria. Per recommendations from the forum held in the fall, the meeting’s discussion will focus on level-to-level transitions for special education... Read more →