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New ambulances race to emergencies in Santa Monica

Firefighters responding to medical emergencies have a new ambulance company following them to the scene. The City recently switched to McCormick Ambulance Services after five years with Ameri-Care Ambulance. While the city does not pay the ambulance services, a city contract can be lucrative to the paramedic companies. Every three out of... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On January 19, at about 9:53 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at 1450 5th Street regarding a burglary. The reporting party indicated a male subject grabbed several boxes from the apartment complex and left the location. The suspect was located and detained in the 1500 block of 5th Street. Officers learned the suspect was... Read more →

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TEAR DOWN, BUILD UP, IT’S PROGRESS! SORTA…

We all knew it was going to happen – the plot of land next to the moribund bowling alley is just too valuable. The “Pending Demolition” paperwork has been posted on 216 Pico. Currently it’s a two-story office complex and adjacent parking lot. It’s a relic of those old courtyard style buildings with some parking underneath the second... Read more →

Briefs

Briefs

Citywide The Prostate Cancer Foundation Honors Family And Caregivers During February With The True Love Contest Starting February 1, the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) will kick-off a month-long TRUE Love contest that honors family and caregivers for their tireless work in caring for their loved ones living with prostate cancer. TRUE... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

18001011 – Assault – On January 23, 2018 at about 9:30 p.m. officers responded to a radio call for service at Vons Supermarket – 1311 Wilshire Blvd.- regarding a disturbance. The reporting party indicated a female subject assaulted the victim.   The suspect was located on Euclid Avenue next to the store and detained her for an... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

18001011 – Assault – On January 23, 2018 at about 9:30 p.m. officers responded to a radio call for service at Vons Supermarket – 1311 Wilshire Blvd.- regarding a disturbance. The reporting party indicated a female subject assaulted the victim.   The suspect was located on Euclid Avenue next to the store and detained her for an... Read more →

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Fresh Finds: Strawberries

Every Saturday, the Daily Press will feature a local vegetable, fruit, flower or food you can find at Santa Monica Farmers Markets. Sure, you can get strawberries six months out of the year at Santa Monica Farmers Markets. But February is when you really need them. The heart-shaped fruit most associated with love, romance and, of... Read more →

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SMMUSD board feels the heat over termite treatment

Contentious talks of how to effectively exterminate termites in Santa Monica and Malibu schools dominated a Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District board meeting Thursday. The Board was presented with a recommendation to make full tent fumigation the standard for termite extermination, as opposed to low to non-toxic procedures such as... Read more →

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City releases infrastructure spending report

The City of Santa Monica spent about $97 million and committed another $88 million to near-term spending on 233 Capital Improvement projects last year according to the year-end report. The hundreds of projects were spread across several categories including General Government, Community & Economic Development, Public Safety, Recreation... Read more →

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Everyman orchestra brings enthusiasm to the Broad Stage

“If you’re going to have a mid-life crisis,” 49-year-old Zain Kahn says, “I highly recommend starting an orchestra.” Just a few years ago -- 2016 to be exact — the software company overseer and side orchestra conductor Khan says he felt life catching up to him. Kahn’s dream when he was younger was to conduct an orchestra.... Read more →