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5 shot as ‘gunbattle’ erupts at North Hollywood party

Los Angeles police are investigating a gunfight that broke out at a North Hollywood party and left seven people injured. Police said Sunday that five people were struck by gunfire and two others were injured trying to get away from the violence. All were expected to survive. Lt. Bob Toledo tells City News Service that two people were... Read more →

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Southern California to see high surf from distant storms

Southern California is experiencing a late-spring heat-up but cooling off at the beach may not be the best answer. The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous swimming conditions through Tuesday. A long-period swell is arriving from a winter storm near New Zealand along with a shorter-period swell from former Hurricane Aletta... Read more →

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Bird mechanic claims broken bones from brake failure

A Santa Monica woman says she was badly injured while working as a mechanic for Bird Scooters when the brakes failed on one of the devices, sending her flying down the sidewalk. Fahin Kamrany says she had already repaired two birds on the morning of May 18 when she got a notification of another broken Bird scooter nearby. She said at the... Read more →

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Accidental acceleration leaves car suspended over 4th Street

A car broke through part of the safety cables in Parking Structure 5 (1440 4th Street) Monday morning and was suspended over 4th Street for about an hour while firefighters worked to secure the vehicle. Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez of the Santa Monica Police Depart said the elderly driver inadvertently pressed the accelerator instead of the... Read more →

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Southern California to see high surf from distant storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is experiencing a late-spring heat-up but cooling off at the beach may not be the best answer. The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous swimming conditions through Tuesday. A long-period swell is arriving from a winter storm near New Zealand along with a shorter-period swell from former... Read more →

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New outreach team helps homeless, one story at a time

A group of homeless Santa Monicans took a break from panhandling on a recent Thursday afternoon and huddled together behind Equinox on 2nd Court. One man showed off tricks he’d taught his newly adopted pet crow. The crew was interrupted only by the occasional hum of a diesel engine, shuffling their feet to allow wide delivery trucks to... Read more →

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26th Annual Juneteenth Festival on June 16

The City of Santa Monica will host the 26th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Virginia Avenue Park on June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All are invited to this jubilant celebration of justice and liberty in commemoration of the announcement of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans who lived in the former Confederacy - two years after... Read more →

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Frank Gehry project returns to Council this week

Council will take another swing at a potentially signature development this week with the return of a Frank Gehry designed project along Ocean Ave. Today, the site has four buildings (three commercial and one mixed-use commercial/residential) and a surface parking lot. The proposal is for a 130 foot (12 stories) project covering 11 parcels... Read more →

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Fundraising art exhibit and sale

Join the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore in supporting the Palisades Village Green and local and national conservation organizations. The art group will host an art exhibit and sale onSunday July 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pacific Palisades Village Green 15280 Sunset Blvd. Fifteen local artists will be... Read more →

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Graduation brings change and hope to students

Grad season in Santa Monica is in full bloom as young students say goodbye to their high school alma maters in search of their futures, ready to mold themselves into who they’ll be. Change was a recurring theme for both Olympic and Santa Monica High schools and their respective graduations. At Olympic, students were as exhilarated as... Read more →