City Council

Recent deaths cloud city’s Vision Zero plan

Five people killed one month after City adopts pedestrian plan By the time Steven White got a City response about the broken walk signal near his apartment someone had been killed. Police have not said whether they believe the woman was in the crosswalk when a driver hit her, but there is a pedestrian crossing at the intersection where... Read more →


Bone marrow drive for teacher fighting cancer

    The community will come together Wednesday to help a teacher, wife and mother get through her second bout of cancer when the Santa Monica Police Department hosts a bone marrow donor registry drive. Jail administrator Jennifer Estrada organized the drive to help the wife of 11-year veteran Officer Enrique Rodriguez.... Read more →


LA marches to protect science

  Local nonprofit Heal The Bay is encouraging Santa Monicans to publicly support science and science education at an upcoming protest. This year scientists, educators and local organizations are making a statement by participating in the March for Science event on Earth Day, April 22. Los Angeles is anticipating over 50,000... Read more →


Local jeweler finds new home inside the Fairmont

In the year and a half since his father locked the door for the last time and closed Readers Fine Jewelers, Avedis “Avo” Guerboian has been busy making a name for himself. Celebrities wear his one of a kind pieces, his custom engagement ring business is now International and images of his ready-to-wear pieces for his line Edward Avedis... Read more →


Officer suffers minor injuries

On March 27, 2017 at about 12:41 p.m. An officer responded to a radio call for service in the 2500 block of Main Street regarding an encampment violation. The officer spoke with suspect and advised him he was in violation of a municipal code but the suspect was uncooperative and refused to leave. After talking the suspect into leaving, the... Read more →


Grades of Green is changing the city

    Grades of Green is changing the future by teaching local Santa Monica kids environmental ethics. The nonprofit has worked with Santa Monica schools for the past five years and the partnership has continued this year at several locations including Santa Monica High School, Franklin Elementary, John Adams Middle School... Read more →


Victim calls SMPD and follows suspect

On April 1, at about 4:49 p.m. Officers responded to radio call for service in the 1800 block of 17th Street regarding a vehicle burglary. The victim saw the suspect enter the victim’s vehicle and rummage through it. The victim also saw a second suspect standing nearby acting as a lookout. The victim exited her residence to confronts... Read more →


Local libraries celebrate diverse cultures

The Santa Monica Public Library system is one of many public and school libraries celebrating multiculturalism in April leading up to the official celebration on April. 30. This is the second-year SMPL will be presenting their 2nd Annual Día Celebration with events throughout the month. The Children’s Day/Book Day, is celebrated on the... Read more →


SMPD finds man with a no bail warrant

On March 23, at about 12:25 a.m. While patrolling the 700 block of Broadway, an officer observed a bicyclist riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code.  The bicyclist was stopped.  A records check of the bicyclist revealed there was a “No Bail” warrant for his arrest.  The subject was taken... Read more →


Challenged SMPD officer to fight

On March 22 at about 6:13 a.m. While patrolling the 400 block of Colorado Blvd officers saw a subject pushing a shopping cart in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officers advised the subject he could receive a citation for a municipal code violation. The subject became upset and demanded a citation. Officers detained the subject... Read more →