Airport

New complaint filed over Airport leases

The Santa Monica Airport is the subject of another legal dispute. Atlantic Aviation has filed a new Part 16 complaint against the city alleging the city is in violation of its federal mandates due to its ongoing attempts to close the airport and specifically a decision to deny long-term leases to aviation tenants. Disputes over airport... Read more →

News

Carjacking ends in arrest on Ocean Ave.

Police have arrested a suspect after an early morning police chase ended on Ocean Ave. The incident began when the Santa Monica Police Department received a call of a carjacking  on the 2600 block of Ocean Front Walk at about 7:15 a.m. The victim reported their vehicle was taken by force and that the suspect fled the area. Officers... Read more →

Obituary

Community mourns late skateboarder

Skateboarding was more than a hobby for Tyrone Ramsey Jr. He first hopped on a board when he was about 9 years old, and he became a proficient rider over the next two decades. And he didn’t have a driver’s license, so his skateboard was his travel tool when he wasn’t riding the bus. “That was his mode of transportation,” said... Read more →

Education

SMMUSD staffers recognized for 40 years of service

Jaime Jimenez never envisioned staying at Santa Monica High School this long. But when he takes stock of his job as a social studies teacher, he can’t come up with any good reasons to leave. “It has been easy to stay at Samo — first of all, a great faculty and staff,” he said. “The daily interaction of students, hearing their... Read more →

Briefs

Samohi Alumni Assn. to host all class picnic and awards

The Santa Monica High Alumni Association will help celebrate the 125th anniversary of Santa Monica’s only public high school with its All Class Reunion Picnic on Sept. 17. All alumni, family and friends are welcome. The event is free and runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Samohi Quad. A highlight of the day will be the presentation of... Read more →

Crime

Man arrested for fraudulent identification

On August 31, at approximately 5:40 a.m. while on patrol, an officer conducted a traffic stop at the 1800 block of Lincoln Blvd for a traffic violation. The driver provided the officer with an identification. After conducting a computed check, the officer determined the driver’s license was fraudulent. The driver was taken into custody... Read more →

Briefs

DUI Checkpoint

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Sept. 16, at an undisclosed location within the City of Malibu, between the hours of 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica wins RWJF Culture of Health Prize

Santa Monica has been named one of seven winners of the 2016 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors communities for their efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez joined City Manager Rick... Read more →

Politics

Prop 55 attracts local support

During the recession, Chancy Jones saw the impact of state budget cuts on employee workflow at Santa Monica High School. The campus security officer said staffing reductions led to longer cafeteria lines, dirtier classrooms and task backlogs, among other problems. “Any special project — even just a light bulb changed — had to be put... Read more →

Crime

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 →

Briefs

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 →

Briefs

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 →