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Third wave coffee breaks onto Main Street with Blue Bottle

Locals know there’s something amiss on Main Street. More than a month after Peet’s Coffee abruptly shuttered its location at 2439 Main Street, Ocean Park neighbors will likely welcome the news a new coffee shop is finally replacing the busy location known for hosting coffee with a cop and dozens of daily business meetings and... Read more →

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Sale of Los Angeles Times to billionaire being negotiated

The owner of the Los Angeles Times is in talks to sell the newspaper to a billionaire medical entrepreneur, according to news reports Tuesday. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a major shareholder of parent company Tronc Inc., would pay $500 million for the newspaper and the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Times reported. The Washington Post was... Read more →

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SpaceX’s big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space

SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. The Falcon Heavy rose from the same launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. With liftoff, the Heavy became the most powerful rocket in use today, doubling the liftoff punch... Read more →

Briefs

AP Briefs

SAN FRANCISCO $25M deal over Trump University fraud lawsuits moves forward A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld an agreement requiring President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits accusing his now-defunct Trump University of fraud. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an effort by student Sherri Simpson... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On January 24, at about 2:07 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Nordstrom – 220 Broadway- regarding a shoplifting suspect in custody. Officers learned a male subject entered the store and was monitored by Loss Prevention Staff. The subject was carrying several bags as he selected merchandise – men’s fragrances... Read more →

Briefs

Briefs

Downtown Environmentalism Through Photography at Santa Monica Public Library The Santa Monica Public Library presents Environmentalism Through Photography on Thursday, February 8, at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s MLK Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Photographer and graphic designer Jennifer MaHarry shares her experience... Read more →

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SMMUSD aims to strengthen student wellness

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District is considering several revisions to existing policies that officials hope will improve student wellness. At their Feb. 1 meeting, the board heard a long list of updates to existing policies designed to improve health within the district. The presentation followed significant research by... Read more →

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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 →