Crime

District looks into sexual harassment allegation

KANSAS AVENUE — School district officials plan to launch an investigation into a sexual harassment allegation involving a male teacher at Edison Language Academy and two female colleagues. The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District was notified several weeks ago that an instructor reportedly made an anti-gay comment to the... Read more →

News

The gift that keeps on giving

Upward Bound House, a leading provider of housing and supportive services to homeless families in Los Angeles, accepted $100,000 that will help support the construction of an emergency shelter in Culver City for families with children. The gift was given by longtime supporters Robert and Marion Wilson, who helped found Upward Bound... Read more →

News

Friends identify Web site GM as crash victim

SM AIRPORT — The head of a popular aviation Web site was one of two victims who perished in a fatal plane crash here on Wednesday night, according to friends and colleagues. The forum for Airliners.net was flooded with messages of condolences on Thursday as news spread that Paulo Emanuele, the site’s general manager, died when... Read more →

Crime

Gonna put it in the want ads

Crime Watch is a weekly series culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. <!-- LPSH -->Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 11:35 a.m., Santa Monica vice officers contacted a woman offering sexual services in exchange for money. The... Read more →

News

Heavy hitters coming to Santa Monica’s Broad Stage

11th STREET — Musical icons Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour debut their latest classical crossover venture “Amparo” at the Broad Stage on Saturday. Grammy nominated “Amparo” — the follow up to Grusin and Ritenour’s successful 2000 release of “Two Worlds” — is the brainchild of Chris... Read more →

City Council

Cirque returns to American roots

CITY HALL — After a nine-year absence, the surreal sights and sounds of Cirque du Soleil will return to the city where it made its American debut and first experienced commercial success, helping launch a more than two-decade career entertaining audiences across the globe. The City Council on Tuesday authorized City Manager Lamont... Read more →

News

Fiery crash causes frustrating commute

INTERSTATE 10 — Drivers trying to make their way east out of Santa Monica on Wednesday were faced with a frustrating commute with cars backed up for miles because of a fiery crash that shut down several lanes of the Santa Monica Freeway. Motorists took to side streets heading east, causing gridlock on major thoroughfares like Olympic... Read more →

News

A day in the life: Patrick Nulty, Santa Monica firefighter

Editor’s note: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk in another person’s shoes? The Daily Press presents a series of interviews with local workers to find out what their typical day is like, from a bus driver to a short-order cook, fireman to taxi driver. CITY YARDS — Dense gray clouds of smoke billowed... Read more →

News

Two die in crash at SM airport

SM AIRPORT — A small plane carrying a pair of passengers crashed upon takeoff here Wednesday, killing both onboard. City officials said that the single-engine craft was attempting to fly out of Santa Monica Airport shortly after 5 p.m. when the pilot reported engine trouble to the control tower. As the pilot attempted to land, the... Read more →

City Council

Council declares seat vacant

CITY HALL — The search for the seventh member of the City Council has officially begun. Nearly three weeks after Councilmember and former Mayor Herb Katz died, his colleagues declared the late architect’s seat vacant, a step that is required to launch the process to appoint a replacement. Candidates, who must be registered voters... Read more →