Briefs

Southern California abruptly heats up

Downtown Los Angeles was 89 degrees (31.6 Celsius) at noon Monday and other locations were into the 90s, well above seasonal normals. The temperatures were due to high pressure and gusty offshore flow. The Central Coast and parts of the San Francisco Bay Area were expected to get into the 80s. Northern portions of the Bay Area will... Read more →

Education

City Council to review tax sharing agreements with SMMUSD

This Tuesday, the City Council will consider changes to its $25 million agreement with the local school district that dictates the flow of tax revenue between the two entities and allows the community to use schools and parks during non-school hours. The Master Facilities Use Agreement doesn’t terminate until 2022, but the city and the... Read more →

Education

Samohi student heads to National Shakespeare Competition

If all the world’s a stage, then Judy Durkin is one of its best players in the realm of Shakespeare performances. The Samohi senior recently beat out over 20,000 students to advance to the National Shakespeare Competition finals where she’ll represent Santa Monica and Los Angeles County later this month in New York. “The experience... Read more →

News

SMMUSD to explore Malibu High PCB removal options

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District will discuss potential actions to take with Malibu High School (MHS) in regards to the district’s removal process of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) in an April 12 board meeting. SMMUSD is under a court order to replace all pre-1979 window and door frames at MHS and Juan Cabrillo Elementary... Read more →

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KBUG

KBUG information for the week of April 9, 2018: Current Projects: Street Light Modernization Program Marine Park Irrigation Retrofit Project Parking Structure #5 Tenant Improvement Project Parking Structure Repair Project CDBG Funded Street Lighting Installation on Stewart Street from Exposition Boulevard to Kansas... Read more →

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Future Children’s Museum benefits from big donation

Santa Monica Place’s newest tenant will open this fall as The Cayton Children’s Museum, in honor of a Los Angeles philanthropist who gave a substantial donation to build the new space. The non-profit that runs the museum along with a youth development program, ShareWell, has declined to disclose the amount but describes the gift from home... Read more →

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Fresh Finds: Organic Pastures

Of all the health crazes over recent years, raw milk is likely the most controversial. Its proponents claim organic and properly produced raw milk contains enzymes, proteins and beneficial bacteria that builds immune systems and makes people healthier. Its detractors say it can be dangerous. Despite the controversy, there is normally... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On March 21, 2018 at about 9:36 a.m. Officers were conducting a livability check along the 1500 block of the freeway embankment. Officers located an encampment along the way. A male subject emerged from a tent. The subject was told he could not stay there. The subject began to rant and yell at the officers. The subject was previously... Read more →

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Hollywood’s diversity push snubs actors with disabilities

Eileen Grubba was working alongside other actors on a TV commercial when she realized the director's eye was caught by her uneven gait. He started positioning her out of shots — and then it got worse. Shooting a scene on a bus, the director ordered Grubba to get up and move from her seat in the middle to one in the rear that was fully... Read more →