Crime Watch

On March 21, 2018 at about 9:36 a.m. Officers were conducting a livability check along the 1500 block of the freeway embankment. Officers located an encampment along the way. A male subject emerged from a tent. The subject was told he could not stay there. The subject began to rant and yell at the officers. The subject was previously... Read more →


Hollywood’s diversity push snubs actors with disabilities

Eileen Grubba was working alongside other actors on a TV commercial when she realized the director's eye was caught by her uneven gait. He started positioning her out of shots — and then it got worse. Shooting a scene on a bus, the director ordered Grubba to get up and move from her seat in the middle to one in the rear that was fully... Read more →


SMC Table Tennis Players Head to National Championships

Santa Monica College (SMC) students and table tennis players Ayush Kapoor and Tiziano Aiello have qualified to compete in singles and doubles events in the 2018 iSET College Table Tennis National Championships to be held April 20-22, 2018 in Round Rock, Texas. The championships are organized by the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association... Read more →


States, cities sue US over census citizenship question

Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities sued the U.S. government Tuesday, saying the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is unconstitutional. Federal funding and congressional representation are at stake in the dispute over the Trump administration's move to reinstate the citizenship question to the 2020... Read more →


Ambulance stolen from LA hospital recovered after pursuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ambulance stolen from outside a downtown Los Angeles hospital was pursued east into San Bernardino County where the driver was taken into custody. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the ambulance was stolen around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday while its paramedic crew was transferring a seriously ill... Read more →


Proposal would limit when California police can shoot guns

Several lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police proposed Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. The legislation would change the standard from using "reasonable force" to "necessary force." That means officers would be... Read more →