Shotgun House on the move

TIME FOR A RIDE: The historic Shotgun House is ready to roll to its new home. (Daniel Archuleta OCEAN PARK — This Saturday, get a glimpse of history as the Shotgun House will be moved to its (hopefully) final resting place in Ocean Park, where it will serve as the headquarters for the Santa Monica Conservancy and as a... Read more →


SMMUSD projects $96.4M budget

SMMUSD HDQTRS — On top of hiring more teachers, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District plans to bring in new custodians, computer technicians and textbooks. District officials went over predictions for revenues and expenditures with the Board of Education Wednesday afternoon. The district will bring in $92.5 million and could... Read more →


Laughing Matters: From sea to oily sea

Saturday is Earth Hour, a worldwide event to raise environmental awareness. (Only an hour? I guess it’s “quality time.”) At 8:30 p.m., our Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier will be dark as Earth Hour is expected to include hundreds of millions of people in 154 countries spanning every continent. Fittingly perhaps, this past... Read more →


Brief: Jazz bands shine

Last Saturday, Santa Monica High School’s Jazz Band 1, 2, and Combo competed at the Newbury Park High School Jazz Festival and received high marks. Jazz band 2, under the direction of Sean Pawling, performed in the Novice Division and received straight "Good" ratings. For most students, this was their very first jazz festival and they... Read more →


Brief: Landlord violates court order

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has found Santa Monica landlord Isaac Gabriel in contempt for violating an injunction prohibiting him from coming within 10 yards of his tenants. As part of the injunction Gabriel was also required to hire a property management company to oversee his two apartment buildings, something he didn’t do since... Read more →


Brief: Running hog wild

ON THE RUN: This pig wasn’t easy to catch. (Photo courtesy Santa Monica Police Department) A pot belly pig is now back with its owners (presumably living high on the hog) after Animal Control officers found it roaming free north of Montana Avenue. Officers received several calls early Wednesday evening from residents near 10th Street... Read more →


Suspected child molester behind bars

PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — After spending nearly six years on the run, a suspected child molester is behind bars thanks to the work of the Santa Monica detectives. Camp (Photo courtesy SMPD) Former Santa Monica resident Christopher Carrington Camp, 72, is being held on $2.8 million bail and is expected to be arraigned April 2 at the... Read more →


Officials: Be prepared for tsunamis

DOWNTOWN — In recognition of National Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 24-30, the Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management would like to remind everyone to take the time to check their emergency kits, update their family emergency plan and be informed of the hazards that may exist in the community. In 2013, Santa Monica was designated... Read more →


Brief: Congressional candidates forum

The Santa Monica Democratic Club is hosting a candidates forum featuring the field running to replace Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Santa Monica) in Congress. Candidates expected to attend include State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Santa Monica), former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel and human rights attorney Barbara Mulvaney. The forum is open to... Read more →