Community and Youth Grants Applications

Citywide The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is currently accepting applications for its Community and Youth Grants program from non-profit organizations that serve the Santa Monica area and address the needs of those less fortunate in our community. Grant applications are due by Oct. 24, for the next funding cycle. Grants offered by the... Read more →


Know Before You Go: Week of October 3, 2016

  Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of October 3, the contractor will continue restoration work on manholes at the following locations (California Avenue at 1st Court, Virginia Avenue at 22nd Street & Cloverfield, Bay Street & 3rd, Wilshire Pl. S. and 23rd Court, California Avenue and 17th Court, Highland... Read more →


SMMUSD equity work gets holistic

Education reformist Pedro Noguera has said for months that it will take deliberate and coordinated efforts by every department of the Santa Monica-Malibu school district to close the achievement gaps that have persisted along ethnic and socioeconomic lines. At a well-attended local Board of Education meeting last month at SMMUSD... Read more →


SMMUSD special meeting

Citywide The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will call a special closed session on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in the district office conference room (1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404). During the closed session, board members will work with consultants hired from Leadership Associates to review... Read more →


Pollworkers wanted for the upcoming election

Citywide The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) is in need of pollworkers across Los Angeles County for the upcoming November 8th Presidential General Election. Pollworkers play a huge role on Election Day to ensure the continued success of democracy and to the election process. We are still actively trying to... Read more →


Drivers dodge homeless woman

On September 24, 2016 at about 11:46 a.m. Officers were on patrol in the area of 2nd Street and Santa Monica Blvd saw a woman standing in the center of the intersection creating a traffic hazard. The female was causing several vehicles to maneuver around her and honk their horns. The woman was walking around aimlessly. Officers... Read more →


Park plans approved for SMO

  City Hall is facing growing legal disputes over the future of the Santa Monic Airport but courtroom drama isn’t delaying plans to expand park space on the property. Council approved conceptual plans for a 12-acre park expansion last week that will expand the number of fields, increase community garden plots and provide... Read more →


Homeless man attacks Taco Bell

On September 24, at about 8:38 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service of a disturbance at the Taco Bell – 2207 Lincoln Blvd. When officers arrived, the suspect had left the location. According to an employee, the suspect entered the restaurant and demanded food. The employee told the suspect he need to wait until his time... Read more →


Language barriers augment SMMUSD achievement gap

Some students don’t contribute to classroom discussions because they’re not interested in the material. But at least some students at Santa Monica High School apparently aren’t participating for a different reason. Many of their parents come from other countries, didn’t finish college or are not fluent in English. At the dinner... Read more →


Santa Monica Review release

Santa Monica College has announced the release of the Fall 2016 issue of Santa Monica Review, SMC’s esteemed national literary arts journal. To celebrate, a launch party/reading event – “Santa Monica Review Presents...” – will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 9, in The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center on Santa Monica... Read more →


Prohibition on Public Financing of Campaigns Repealed

Sacramento Legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) to remove current law’s prohibition on public financing of campaigns was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. “Californians are demanding greater accountability from their elected officials, and rightfully so. Anything we can do to empower communities to... Read more →


Impersonation results in jail time

On September 21 at about 12:20 p.m. Officers arrested a subject for possession of a switchblade knife. The suspect identified himself as Christopher Strode. A computer check of Strode revealed he had a No Bail warrant from Torrance. The Torrance Police Department arrived and took custody of Strode. Later in the evening, after the... Read more →