Bail denied for homeless man in possession of meth

On August 30, 2016 at about 10:51 a.m. officers responded to the 2600 block of 34th Street regarding a suspicious person loitering in the area. The reporting party indicated they were recently victim of a burglary and was concerned the subject had returned. Officers contacted the subject at 34th Street and Ocean Park Blvd. Officers... Read more →


SMMUSD Financial Oversight Committee accepting applications

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Financial Oversight Committee (FOC) is seeking qualified candidates who will bring a depth of business and/or financial expertise to the committee. It is anticipated that a vacancy on the committee will result from the Nov. 8, 2016 election. Application forms are available through the... Read more →


Construction begins along PCH to prevent slope erosion

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin applying steel fiber-reinforced sprayed concrete (shotcrete) to an ocean-side slope near Big Rock Road along Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) to prevent additional erosion to the slope supporting the highway and to help protect utility lines. Work is expected to start on Wednesday,... Read more →


Minimum wage agreement with Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve an agreement between the County's Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) wage enforcement program and the city of Santa Monica. The DCBA wage enforcement program will provide wage enforcement services to the City of Santa Monica to ensure that businesses are... Read more →


Homeless man attempts to steal from Apple store

On Sept. 1 at about 4:40 p.m. Santa Monica police officers responded to the Apple store on Third Street Promenade regarding a shoplifting suspect in custody. An investigation revealed that the store’s loss-prevention staff observed the suspect enter the location and select merchandise from the sales floor. The suspect concealed the... Read more →


Historic Video Exhibit

For the past seven years, a handful of women who work with Jewish Women’s Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica, have been collecting personal stories from over 175 women rabbis across the globe in order to discover, preserve and communicate the transformative changes in Jewish life that have taken place since the first American woman rabbi was... Read more →


Suicide closes PCH Sunday night

The Pacific Coast Highway was temporarily closed Sunday night due to suicide investigation. According to the Santa Monica Police Department, officers were notified of an incident on the road at the 1400 block at about 10:45 p.m. Paramedics from the Santa Monica Fire department responded to the call and upon arrival, found a body. The... Read more →


Was nixing of SMMUSD board election unfair?

As he considered running for a seat on the Santa Monica-Malibu school board, Jason Feldman knew he would probably need more than the required 100 citizen signatures. The local parent figured several names would be disqualified by county officials for a variety of reasons, but he thought 121 would be enough. Forty were nullified. Those... Read more →


Man steals ID and credit card, resulting in arrest

On Sept. 1 at about 12:24 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a subject creating a disturbance, yelling and throwing items at a building, in the 600 block of Ocean Avenue. Officers arrived and made contact with a subject in the 100 block of Idaho Avenue. The subject identified himself to... Read more →


Students reflect as community commemorates 15th anniversary

  Tom Youngblood was 15 months old on Sept. 11, 2001, so he doesn’t have any real-time memories of those fateful events. But when he visited the Ground Zero memorial a few years ago, the tragedy resonated all the same. “People feel they have a little part of it — some connection,” the New Roads School sophomore said.... Read more →