Bergamot proposal pulls into the station June 13

  Plans for redeveloping Bergamot Station will return to Council this Tuesday but residents shouldn’t interpret the meeting as a light at the end of the tunnel for the much-debated proposal. On June 13, Council will be asked to weigh in on the conceptual plan for the site, extend the negotiation agreement with the developer while... Read more →


Physical struggle between suspect and SMPD

On May 31, at about 8:47 p.m. Officers responded to the 3100 block of Lincoln Blvd regarding an assault with a deadly weapon. The reporting party indicated the suspect was last seen sitting on a bus bench. Officers arrived to the area and spoke to the victim. The victim indicated he was walking along the sidewalk when for unknown reasons... Read more →


Secrets of Storytelling with Color and Light in Design

Downtown Santa Monica Public Library presents Secrets of Storytelling with Color and Light in Design, a hands-on color design session with Gloria Jaroff, AIA, on Saturday, June 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Need professional input for your home or office color palette? Interior... Read more →


Helicopters to be displayed at Santa Monica Airport

SMO Helicopters to be displayed at Santa Monica Airport Public service and medical evacuation helicopters as well as news gathering helicopters will be on display at Santa Monica Airport Saturday morning June 10 starting at 10 a.m. and going until noon. The public is invited. The location is Atlantic Aviation, 2828 Donald Douglas... Read more →


Homeless man arrested for carrying a concealed dagger

On May 24, at about 2:33 p.m. Officers responded to the area of 6th Street and Colorado Blvd regarding an assault with a deadly weapon occurring. Officers arrived and saw a male subject holding a metal pipe. Officers ordered the subject to drop the pipe; however, the subject did not comply. After numerous verbal commands, the suspect... Read more →


Local resident rides from SM to NY

On April 20, Ocean Park resident Jim Lawson packed his belongings, jumped on his bike and began pedaling his way to New York City. Lawson has made a safe return to Santa Monica last night. Lawson has been a resident of Ocean Park since 2009 and joined Ocean Park Association in 2011. Since then he has served as President for three... Read more →


Rent Control tenant faces eviction threat over Ring Doorbell

  From the street, 129 Marguerita Avenue appears to be a great location to raise a family in Santa Monica. Look left and you can see all the way across Palisades Park clear to the Pacific Ocean. Look right and you see a broad residential street and maybe a child or two riding their bikes. But if you look straight at the apartment... Read more →


ARTsea community festival to debut in Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey ARTsea community festival to debut in Marina Del Rey Celebrate art in multiple forms this weekend at ARTsea, a pop-up arts district and party at the beach in Marina del Rey. Collaborative art, including a massive, paint-by-numbers thumbprint mural; painting workshops on the beach; colorful, elaborate, nautical-themed... Read more →


Art @ Tongva: New Dance Work by Mecca Vazie Andrews

Downtown   Tongva Park’s Art @ Tongva program concludes its 2017 season on June 7 & 8 with new dance work by Mecca Vazie Andrews, a two-evening performance of newly choreographed dance work created especially for the park by choreographer Mecca Vazie Andrews. Performed by Andrews and The MOVEMENT movement. This mesmeric... Read more →


31 SMMUSD employees embark on retirement journey

  The Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District takes pride in the many awards and high rankings they receive every year but officials credited much of the district’s success to the its staff, including many of this year’s retirees. Officials said many of the results are because of the leaders in the classroom and within... Read more →


Local internship tackles climate change

  High school and college students who have yet to fill up their summer schedules can still apply this week for a paid internship with Climate Action Santa Monica. The organization is recruiting young people for their 2017 Climate Corp, a group of about fifteen interns who will go out in the community and talk about sustainability.... Read more →


Suspect punches underage boy

On May 24, at about 2:30 p.m. Officers responded to the area of 4th Street and Pico Blvd regarding a subject that struck a juvenile victim for unknown reasons. The victim was riding his skateboard near the area of 4th Street and Bay Street. The suspect approached the victim and grabbed him by the back of the shirt and punched him on the... Read more →