Brief: Running hog wild

ON THE RUN: This pig wasn’t easy to catch. (Photo courtesy Santa Monica Police Department) A pot belly pig is now back with its owners (presumably living high on the hog) after Animal Control officers found it roaming free north of Montana Avenue. Officers received several calls early Wednesday evening from residents near 10th Street... Read more →


Suspected child molester behind bars

PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — After spending nearly six years on the run, a suspected child molester is behind bars thanks to the work of the Santa Monica detectives. Camp (Photo courtesy SMPD) Former Santa Monica resident Christopher Carrington Camp, 72, is being held on $2.8 million bail and is expected to be arraigned April 2 at the... Read more →


Officials: Be prepared for tsunamis

DOWNTOWN — In recognition of National Tsunami Preparedness Week, March 24-30, the Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management would like to remind everyone to take the time to check their emergency kits, update their family emergency plan and be informed of the hazards that may exist in the community. In 2013, Santa Monica was designated... Read more →


Brief: Congressional candidates forum

The Santa Monica Democratic Club is hosting a candidates forum featuring the field running to replace Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Santa Monica) in Congress. Candidates expected to attend include State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Santa Monica), former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel and human rights attorney Barbara Mulvaney. The forum is open to... Read more →


Brief: Kuehl secures Valley endorsement

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield has endorsed Sheila Kuehl for L.A. County supervisor, citing her leadership and effectiveness in the California Legislature. Blumenfield’s endorsement could prove valuable as he represents the Third Council District, which spans the northwest portion of Los Angeles in the San Fernando... Read more →



Brief: Local teen missing

Tony Garcés, 18, has been missing since Monday morning when he was last seen waiting for a bus to head to Cal State Los Angeles. Family members dropped him off at the corner of Bundy Drive and Pico Boulevard. He was wearing black pants, a gray polo shirt and carrying an American flag backpack. Family members say it’s unusual for the... Read more →



Council votes to chip away at Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica Airport (Daniel Archuleta CITY HALL — City officials got the green light to start planning a potential downsize of Santa Monica Airport. City Council voted unanimously, 6 to 0, Tuesday to study a series of options for the future of the controversial airport. Mayor Pro Tem Terry O’Day left the... Read more →


Recording studios become booming teen centers

LAYING DOWN VOCALS: Eddie Martinez puts in work at Pico Youth & Family Center's recording studio. (David Mark Simpson PICO BLVD — School is over for the day but Eddie Martinez still has his notebook open. The Olympic High School senior is in the booth at the Pico Youth & Family Center’s recording studio... Read more →



Shriver takes fundraising lead in supervisor race

COUNTYWIDE — If you were a candidate running for office, what would you rather have, money or fame? Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver has both. His campaign disclosure statement reads like a guest list for one of Hollywood’s most exclusive parties, featuring the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Renee Zellweger and Jerry... Read more →