More than 100 residents evacuated due to apartment fire

About 120 residents were displaced from their home after an apartment fire near Lincoln and Broadway on Monday night. According to the Santa Monica Fire Department, firefighters responded to a fire at 1447 Lincoln Blvd. at about 6:20 p.m. and found smoke coming from the underground garage of the five story mixed use building. While on... Read more →


Wireless network to improve in Santa Monica

    Hundreds of tiny cellular antennas are in the pipeline for Santa Monica streets and could eventually mean fewer drop calls, faster streaming and better battery life for smart phones and tablets. So far, all major cell phone providers have approached the City to install so-called “small cells” throughout the City.... Read more →


Tallula’s joins the family

    Cruise down Pacific Coast Highway and turn onto Entrada Drive, there you will find the newest member of the Rustic Canyon Family, otherwise known as Tallula’s. Josh Loeb, a Santa Monica native is now the founder and partner of Rustic Canyon and the family of seven restaurants. The first restaurant and namesake of... Read more →


KBUG: Week of May 8

Know Before You Go   Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of May 8, the Contractor will continue will continue with rehabilitation of existing maintenance holes throughout the City. During these operations, traffic control will be set up. Should you have any questions, please contact Carlos Rosales, Project Manager... Read more →


Deputies catch alleged bedroom burglar

Last Wednesday, Russell Braunstein was expecting to see weird charges on his credit cards.   The Santa Monica resident carefully monitored his three accounts all morning. Despite the fact the man who walked off with his wallet had made off with the $160 in cash inside, the burglar used Braunstein’s credit cards for a short... Read more →


Tourism Talks

 A new Bi-Weekly Column sharing the stories behind Tourism in Santa Monica Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) is thrilled to launch this new bi-weekly column with stories from residents, City leaders, small business owners – and even some of Santa Monica’s loyal visitors about their personal Santa Monica experience and how... Read more →


New restaurants gear up to open inside The Gallery

    After a year of complete renovation, the new and improved Gallery Food Hall is opening its doors with two new businesses, Sloan’s Ice Cream and Every Table.   The Gallery Food Hall, built in 1991, is located on the 3rd St Promenade and now looks like a state of the art food hall. The hall features stunning... Read more →

City Council

Santa Monica looks to go Water Neutral

    The City hopes a new ordinance will turn off the faucet when it comes to water usage inside Santa Monica’s eight square miles. Even as future developments could bring thousands of new residents to downtown, the rules seek to maintain water neutrality – meaning thousands of new showers and toilets would not increase... Read more →


The Jeffrey Foundation’s 45th Anniversary Celebration

Los Angeles The Jeffrey Foundation’s 45th Anniversary Celebration The Jeffrey Foundation and its “Circle of Love” Committee has announced the 45th Anniversary Dinner on May 11, from 5-10 p.m. The event will take place at The Olympic Collection located at 11301 West Olympic Boulevard. Ticket prices are $150 per person. For... Read more →


Community Happenings

Loews Hotel Sand & Sea Ball The Sand and Sea Ball is presented by Kaiser Permanente and Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, and produced by Arthur Murray Santa Monica. All proceeds benefit the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation. Inspired by the popular television hit, “Dancing with The Stars,” the 2nd annual Sand and Sea... Read more →


Non-profit hosts Reality Party to prevent tragedy

  Santa Monica parents, educators and concerned residents are invited to take part in an event Saturday intended to educate them about the current realities of underage drinking and drug use at teen parties, other wise known as a Reality Party. According to the California Healthy Kids Survey 2014 – 2015, an SMMUSD survey showed... Read more →


Community Briefs

Main Street Main Street Business Improvement Association Gets City’s First Parklets Approved Main Street will get three Parklets this June after the Main Street Business Improvement Association (MSBIA), request for a pilot program resulted in a favorable decision from City Council over two years ago. The Parklets, “a concept... Read more →


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 →