City Council

Rent Control discussion builds on Seismic ordinance

Construction is the major theme of tonight’s Rent Control Board meeting, as the members discuss the City’s massive new seismic safety retrofit ordinance and tweak tenant protections. The board will consider changes to an ordinance that allows rent control tenants to pay reduced rent while there is significant construction at their... Read more →

City Council

Revisions planned for local lobbying rules

    Santa Monica’s lobbying rules will be up for discussion at Council’s April 18 meeting. The meeting will include the introduction and first reading of an ordinance to update the regulations to include revised definitions, clarification of some items and a revision to account for lobbying by membership... Read more →

Crime

Suspect arrested at John Muir Elementary School

On April 5, 2017 at about 4:07 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at John Muir Elementary School – 2526 6th Street. The suspect was being detained by private security, ADT. The security officer responded to a report of an alarm activation. ADT Officer arrived to the classroom and saw the suspect in the classroom. The... Read more →

Briefs

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium features galaxies and more

Citywide SMC’s Drescher Planetarium features galaxies, a summer star party planner, and a telescope viewing. The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites you to a telescope viewing session and three feature shows – as well as their popular Night Sky Show, on Friday evenings in April. The evening events are at 8 p.m.... Read more →

Briefs

Soft Pedalers Tour de Libraries

Citywide Santa Monica Soft Pedalers Tour de Libraries: A Bike Ride Excursion for Seniors Santa Monica seniors, here’s your chance to get fit, learn some handy safety tips, and get to the know the library system better. On Wednesday, April 19, Santa Monica Bike Center, Santa Monica Public Library, Santa Monica Commission for the Senior... Read more →

Briefs

Seed Bomb Social at Santa Monica Public Library

Earth Day Event: Seed Bomb Social at Santa Monica Public Library Santa Monica Public Library presents Earth Day Event: Seed Bomb Social on Saturday, April 15, at noon in The Annex at the Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd. In February, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service added Bombus affinis, the rusty-patched bumblebee, to the... Read more →

Curious City

Mom, Pop, The Spectrum

SO LONG, POP As in, Mom and Pop and their stores. Gentrification. Strolled Main Street lately? We can try, through pressure on our “elected” officials, to put the brakes on the wholesale sale of Santa Monica to developers who don’t give a fat rat’s posterior about the future of our unique city, its history or its... Read more →

City Council

Downtown Community Plan released today

  It’s DCP Day in Downtown Santa Monica. The City is releasing the long anticipated Downtown Community Plan (DCP) today. The DCP will outline a set of standards and criteria to guide development throughout Downtown Santa Monica – which extends from the beach to both sides of Lincoln Boulevard. All subdivisions and new... Read more →

Crime

Suspect arrested in Sunset Park burglary investigation

The break-in was brazen to say the least. In black and white home surveillance video, two young men casually peruse through Jason McBride’s belongings, seemingly taking their time as they pick out jewelry and electronics. The two men take their time. McBride believes they were on the phone with a lookout parked on the street. At one... Read more →

Environment

Report claims city could lose 31% of its beach

    People come from all over the world come to visit the famous California beaches, especially the beautiful Santa Monica beach. Unfortunately, there is a possibility Southern California, including Santa Monica can lose much of their coastal beaches. Last month the United State Geological Survey (USGS) released a new... Read more →

Crime

Suspicious vehicle call leads to arrest

On March 24, 2017 at about 10:15 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for a suspicious vehicle in the area of 1000 block of Euclid Avenue. Officers located the vehicle in the area and conducted a traffic stop. Officers contacted the driver and were able to observe burglary tools in the car. The suspect's vehicle did not have license... Read more →

Crime

Santa Monica teen found dead in Long Beach

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is investigating the death of a Santa Monica teen as a potential drug overdose. According to the LBPD, officers were dispatched to the Los Angeles riverbed at about 1:30 a.m. for a report of a body on April 6. Officers found what was then an unidentified female of unknown age along the waterline.... Read more →

News

A message from Mayor Ted Winterer on pedestrian safety

A message from Mayor Ted Winterer on pedestrian safety There have been several pedestrian-vehicle collisions in the last month and as we roll into our busy summer months, we want to remind you to be vigilant about road safety. There are many options to get around in Santa Monica, which is why so many of us love it here. Whether you’re... Read more →

Crime

Theft at Trimania Food Market

On March 28, 2017 at about 8:25 a.m. Officers responded to radio call for service of a petty theft at Trimania Food Market- 1348 3rd Street Promenade.  A store employee watched the suspect conceal merchandise in his clothing and exit the store without paying for anything.  The witness flagged down arriving officers in the alley behind... Read more →

Environment

Thousands expected for beach cleanup

Join the environmental movement this weekend. To many environmental enthusiasts, April is otherwise known as Earth Month and every year since 1970, April 22 is designated as Earth Day. Local non-profit Heal the Bay is expecting an estimated 2,000 volunteers this weekend to participate in their Earth Month, Nothin’ But Sand beach... Read more →