Witness helps Santa Monica police nab grand theft suspect

On August 8, at approximately 5:15 a.m., Santa Monica police officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Marguerita Avenue in regards to an unknown trouble. Upon arriving, officers found a witness screaming in an attempt to wake the victim up to notify her that someone had stolen her car tire. The witness went on to state that the... Read more →


Day of dialogue on future of policing

  Join the Committee For Racial Justice for an interesting evening of discussion about the future of policing. The co-sponsors for this August 16 Day of Dialogue will be the Human Relations Council of Santa Monica, NAACP Santa Monica/Venice chapter, African American Parent/Student/Staff Support Group, and the Church in Ocean... Read more →


Santa Monica tourism CEO wins industry award

  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Misti Kerns, president & CEO of Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (formerly Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau) have been selected to receive top honors from the Travel & Tourism Marketing Association of Southern California (TTMA) at its upcoming annual TTMA awards... Read more →



Residents sue former city manager

Three residents have filed a civil suit against former City Manager Rod Gould alleging his current employment by Management Partners, Inc. is a violation of Santa Monica's anti-corruption law. The law, known as the Oak's initiative, is supposed to prevent public officials from reaping personal gains based on their time working for the... Read more →


City begins minimum wage outreach

The wheels are in motion to bring Santa Monica's minimum wage in line with neighboring Los Angeles with outreach forums to provide information about the subject and an active request from city staff for input into the process. Santa Monica is considering local rules that would raise the minimum wage in a way similar to a recently passed... Read more →


CLIMAX – a lethal attraction

A chilling portrait of love, betrayal and twisted passion, Lisa Phillips Visca's world premiere thriller masters the art of seduction, deftly probing the heart of a troubled marriage and the infidelity that can shatter a family. Max Madison, renowned Malibu restaurateur, finds himself entangled in a haunting love triangle with his devoted... Read more →


Dorothy’s Adventures in Oz – Two Free Weekends

For two Oz-some weekends, all seats are free! It's the joyous Rudie-DeCarlo musical comedy, a hilarious and heart-warming internationally acclaimed reworking of the beloved story, filled with music and dance, fun special effects, laughter and love, proving once again that there's no place like home. Follow Dorothy (Molly Gilman) and her... Read more →


Car slams into Santa Monica restaurant, sets off blaze

A car rammed into the back of a Santa Monica restaurant’s building Wednesday morning, sparking a fire that injured one person and prompting the closure of Montana Avenue and the shutdown of gas lines as crews worked to put out the flames. Firefighters responded to Cafe de Paris after receiving multiple reports of a fire involving a car... Read more →


SMMUSD wins water conservation grant

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is backing an effort to conserve water at one of its elementary schools as severe drought conditions persist across California. The district has received $621,256 in state grant money to support a new stormwater capture system at Will Rogers Learning Community. At its meeting Wednesday... Read more →


“Clear the Shelters” Adoption Campaign

On August 15, the Santa Monica Animal Shelter will join NBC 4 of Southern California and Telemundo, Channel 52 on a first-of-its-kind pet adoption initiative. Nearly 50 animal shelters throughout Southern California will open their doors from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. to offer the public reduced cost pet adoptions. The local VCA-Venice Animal... Read more →


Bike-Pedestrian Safety Enforcement

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations during the month of August with focused enforcement on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The police department routinely identifies locations where pedestrian and bike collisions are prevalent,... Read more →


Motorcycle Safety Enforcement

In an effort to reduce deaths and injuries, the Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a series of specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations on Wednesday, August 19, Wednesday, August 26, and Saturday, August 29. All operations will take place between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Extra traffic officers will be on... Read more →