Briefs

Bring history to life at the Annenberg Community Beach House

The Beach Bring history to life by becoming a docent at the Annenberg Community Beach House The Santa Monica Conservancy is offering a training class for volunteers interested in becoming docents at the City of Santa Monica’s Annenberg Community Beach House. This iconic destination was originally the home of Marion Davies, an actress,... Read more →

Crime

Canadian arrested for vehicle violations

On February 26, at about 12 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 500 block of 15th Street regarding a subject living out of two vehicles where the subject was seen urinating in public by the reporting party.  Officers arrived and determined the suspect had placed a Canadian license plate on his vehicle to avoid... Read more →

Crime

Traffic stop ends with arrest

On February 26, at about 3:22 p.m. While conducting an unrelated traffic stop in the 800 block of Arizona Avenue, officers observed a subject riding a bicycle.  Officers recognized the subject as wanted for a robbery that took place on June 30, at the Co-Opportunity -1525 Broadway.  The suspect entered the store and grabbed several items... Read more →

Transportation

Know Before You Go

  Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of March 13, the Contractor will continue removal and replacement of the sewer main on 9th Court between Marguerita Ave and Georgina Ave. The contractor will begin cleaning, video inspection and lining of the sewer main on Ocean Front Walk from Ashland Avenue to the Santa Monica... Read more →

Crime

Two elementary schools lose 29 computers during break-ins

The Santa Monica Police Department has stepped up overnight patrols around Santa Monica public schools after someone stole dozens of computers from two separate campuses. On Sunday, March 5, at 8 a.m., officers responded to the report of a burglary at Will Rogers Elementary School at 2401 14th Street. Twenty desktop computers were stolen... Read more →

News

Vacant buildings subject to new scrutiny and fines

  City code enforcement officers are about to get some new tools to go after vacant buildings in Santa Monica. On Tuesday, the City Council approved new measures that would force buildings owners to either get to work or tear down a building or pay a fine. The ordinance also allows code enforcement to go after deteriorating... Read more →

News

Cancer fighting company misses mark on traffic

To the City Council, it’s pretty frustrating that a business just a five minute walk away from an Expo stop struggles to meet its mark for car-free commuters. The walk from the 26th Street/Bergamot Station stop to Agensys, Inc is precisely .3 miles, but that doesn’t mean the Expo line is necessary convenient for the medical company’s... Read more →

News

Santa Monica leading groundwater planning efforts

Santa Monica could become the lead agency managing groundwater supplies for the 50-square mile Santa Monica Basin that provides most of the city’s potable water according to a report on the City’s website. State regulators recently passed a set of laws creating new regulatory agencies to manage groundwater supplies and based on Santa... Read more →

City Council

City Council exempts protestors from noise ordinance

The City Council has passed a controversial exemption to the noise ordinance that will allow loud protests on public property between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. as long as it is not near a residential property, hospital or school.  The exemption does not include the Santa Monica Pier or the Third Street Promenade where the City regulates... Read more →

Crime

Assault with a deadly helmet

Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On March 1, at about 2:30 p.m. Officers responded to Fisher Lumber (1600 Lincoln Blvd) regarding a battery that just occurred. The suspect had reportedly assaulted... Read more →

News

Whole Foods donating 5% to charity today

  Whole Food stores throughout the Santa Monica area are participating in a March 8 Community Giving Day by donating 5 percent of net sales to local charities. Several stores are partnering with the Westside Family Health Center while the Venice location will donate to Venice-based Safe Place for Youth (S.P.Y.). Stores donating... Read more →