Local woman, 108, lived a ‘very full’ life

She didn’t drink or smoke and, even though she lived in Southern California for much of her life, she never drove. But she put remarkable mileage on her body’s odometer. Virginia Davis died Sept. 29 at the age of 108, a few weeks shy of her 109th birthday. The longtime Santa Monica resident will be cremated and her ashes will be... Read more →


City soliciting climate action presentations

Citywide Pecha Kucha was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds for a total of 6 min and 40 sec. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. Anyone that lives or... Read more →


SMC Awarded $6 Million Grant

Santa Monica College The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Santa Monica College (SMC) a five-year grant totaling nearly $6 million to expand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs at the college. The grant will support the activities of the SMC STEM Learning and Leadership Innovation Center to increase the... Read more →


Star Wars Reads

Read more, you must! Children and their families are invited to celebrate all things Star Wars and the joy of reading on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard. Star Wars Reads will include a book reading, crafts, games, refreshments, giveaways, and more. All activities will... Read more →


PYFC brings FlowMotion to Santa Monica

The first Friday of every month Pico Youth & Family Center is hosting, Flowmotion, a performance event that uses hip-hop culture to provide local youth with a safe, welcoming outlet. PYFC continues to work with many schools around Santa Monica, helping the youth stay out of trouble. The center provides children and young adults with... Read more →


Tomorrow is National Coffee with a Cop Day

On Friday October 7, the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will be participating in National Coffee with a Cop Day. Coffee with a Cop was launched in 2011 by the Hawthorne Police Department to encourage community policing. Since the program began, events have been hosted in every state of the United States and has also expanded to Canada,... Read more →


Then & Now

8/25/1948 A crowd watches television through the window of Walters Radio and Electric (Location: 1626 Montana Avenue) Then/Now is an ongoing feature of the Santa Monica History Museum. The museum is located at 1350 7th St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about the museum and its current exhibits call (310)... Read more →


Bike Center detained suspect

On September 20 around 1:25 p.m. Officers received a radio call of a suspect fighting with employees of the Bike Center (1555 2nd St) while trying to steal a bicycle. The employees of the Bike Center attempted to stop the suspect from stealing several bicycles. A fight ensued and the suspect was wrestled to the ground. When the police... Read more →


SMMUSD test scores up for review

Time to examine the exams. The local Board of Education on Thursday is expected to study in detail how Santa Monica-Malibu school district students fared on last year’s state standardized tests. About 71 percent of SMMUSD students who took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress last year met or exceeded the... Read more →


Crispy, Crunchy and Crawling

Pop Up “Pestaurant” in Santa Monica Ever wondered what cooked crickets would taste like? Now you have the chance to try some crunchy and tasty grasshoppers, juicy mealworms and plenty more. On Saturday Oct. 8, Western Exterminator Company and Mando Taco will host a pop-up “Pestaurant” in the heart of Santa Monica. Located at the... Read more →


Walk To School Day

Citywide The Santa Monica Police Department in partnership with the Santa Monica - Malibu Unified School District will join other schools from around the country to celebrate National Walk to School Day. Students from the Santa Monica School District will be walking and biking to school from Wednesday, Oct. 5 to Friday, Oct. 7 along... Read more →


Edison Language Academy earns Blue Ribbon distinction

The news was likely met with expressions of joy in two languages. “How wonderful!” “Que maravilloso!” Edison Language Academy was named a National Blue Ribbon School last week, an honor bestowed upon 279 public schools and 50 private institutions across the country this year. Recognition for the local dual-immersion... Read more →