News

Police Chief announces retirement

The following press release was issued by the city of Santa Monica on Friday night.   Today, Santa Monica Police (SMPD) Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks announced her retirement after 36 years as a law enforcement leader and trailblazer. Chief Seabrooks began her career at SMPD as its first African-American woman patrol officer in 1982.... Read more →

City Council

Large projects move forward on Lincoln Boulevard

    Plans for two new apartment complexes on Lincoln Boulevard between Colorado Avenue and Interstate 10 are moving forward, bringing an additional 166 units to the stretch of road. Combined with four neighboring projects currently underway, a total of 623 units are slated for development along the stretch of busy... Read more →

Briefs

Become a Conservancy Docent This Spring

Citywide The Santa Monica Conservancy is offering training classes for volunteers interested in becoming a docent at the Preservation Resource Center at the Shotgun House, 2520 2nd Street (near the Ocean Park branch library). The little Shotgun House, built circa 1899, was saved from demolition in 2002 and endured a long journey before... Read more →

News

Who do you love?

  On Tuesday, May 2, City Manager, Rick Cole along with residents and local businesses gathered around City Hall to celebrate the Most Loved ceremony. Winners were announced and formally recognized with a certification and an award plaque.   The 4th Annual Most Loved Santa Monica Business Contest is organized by Buy Local... Read more →

Briefs

Delicious Rose-Flavored Desserts Author Judy Polinsky

Downtown Delicious Rose-Flavored Desserts Author Judy Polinsky Santa Monica Public Library presents Judy Polinsky, author of Delicious Rose-Flavored Desserts: A Modern and Fragrant Take on Classic Recipes, on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Just in time for Mother’s Day,... Read more →

News

City wins $30,000 settlement in Tenant Harassment Case

  A former landlord will pay the City $30,000 to settle a tenant harassment lawsuit involving a rent controlled apartment on Ocean Avenue. The harassment allegations involve a single rent-controlled unit owned by Sean Gharib at 757 Ocean Avenue. The same tenant, Nina Edwards, has lived in the apartment with her son since 1984 and... Read more →

News

Advocates push for more housing in Downtown Santa Monica

  Housing advocates are lining up at Planning Commission meetings to push commissioners to expand development potential in the Downtown Community Plan (DCP), the zoning document that will dictate rules for new construction in the heart of the city for the next twenty years. “I think this plan addresses political problems but not... Read more →

Briefs

An Illegal Start

Santa Monica Public Theatre, founded by Tony Award-winning actor and long-time Santa Monica resident Paul Sand, brings a unique and extraordinary theatrical experience to an equally unique and extraordinary venue with the premiere of the new stage play "An Illegal Start" inside the national landmark Merry-Go-Round Building on the Santa Monica... Read more →

Crime

Trespasser Trouble

ON APRIL 18, AT ABOUT 5:00 A.M. Officers responded to a subject lying down asleep on the sidewalk in front of a business. While patrolling the 1400 block of 2cd Street, the officers passed the business building that had a trespassing letter on file with the Santa Monica Police Department. The subject was placed under arrest without... Read more →

News

City considers Parks Bond for November 2018 Ballot

The City is moving forward with plans to potentially place a parks bond on the 2018 ballot to pay for park expansions and upgrades to existing parks. The City has hired a strategic research company to conduct a survey to gauge support for a bond. Santa Monica voters overwhelmingly supported Measure A last November, a countywide parcel tax... Read more →

News

Pedestrian hit by car on Montana Avenue

    A driver hit a pedestrian walking across Montana Avenue at 15th street Sunday at 9:05 p.m., according to the Santa Monica Police Department.   Police say the driver was making a left turn onto Montana when the car hit a woman walking northbound in the crosswalk. The driver was traveling under 15 miles an hour... Read more →

Crime

Arrested for public intoxication and probation violation

  On April 19, 2017 at about 2:05 p.m. while patrolling the 800 block of Broadway, an officer saw a subject pushing a shopping cart along the sidewalk in violation of a Business and Profession Code.   An officer stopped and noticed the subject was acting strange. The subject admitted to taking “drugs”.   The subject was placed... Read more →