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City proposing new limits on electric scooters

The City of Santa Monica is proposing new rules to limit the number of dockless vehicles in the city, including the now ubiquitous scooters from companies like Bird and Lime. Staff are proposing a pilot program that would cap the total number of devices in the city at 1,500 split between up to three companies. The cap could increase to... Read more →

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Transformative Justice workshop

Transformative Justice will be the topic of the Committee For Racial Justice’s June 10th workshop at Virginia Ave. Park. Both the American criminal “justice” system and the disciplinary systems of American schools have long and continuing histories of treating African Americans anything but fairly and justly. Many people feel,... Read more →

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AP book review: A Little Piece of Light

"A Little Piece of Light" (Hachette Books), by Donna Hylton with Kristine Gasbarre. Activist's memoir a poignant voice for incarcerated women Donna Hylton opens her memoir, "A Little Piece of Light," with an admission of guilt and remorse for her crimes. However, this isn't where her story begins. From as early as she can remember,... Read more →

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Comedy in English at Hostelling International Santa Monica

Comedy in English is an ongoing comedy show at Hostelling International Santa Monica, where people from all over the world come to enjoy free comedy and snacks, despite the language barriers and cultural differences that the audience often possesses. The show takes place every Tuesday and Saturday night at 8:30 p.m., and has been going on... Read more →

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Crime Watch

On April 24, at about 6:32 a.m. While patrolling the 1400 block of 5th Street, officers noticed a subject sleeping in front of a business blocking a doorway in violation of Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officers spoke to the subject and the subject refused to provide any identifiable information. The subject provided officers with... Read more →

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AP book review: The Captives

'The Captives' is a solid thriller with unusual twists Teenage obsessions often fade as one grows up. But psychologist Frank Lundquist never got over his fixation on his high school crush, Miranda Greene — his preoccupation with her only receded into the back of his mind. Until, that is, once golden girl Miranda shows up as an inmate at... Read more →

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AP book review: Florida

Vivid 'Florida' stories are edgy, potent "Florida," a collection of short fiction by Lauren Groff, brings together 11 stories that for the most part have been published in recent years with favorable critical notice. Several were published in The New Yorker magazine and several were picked to be among "The Best American Short Stories"... Read more →

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Trump declares primaries delivered ‘great night’ for GOP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the prospect of a "blue wave" in the November elections, Republicans and Democrats appeared to have escaped embarrassment Wednesday after primaries across eight states. President Donald Trump cast the night as a win for Republicans. "So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave," he tweeted Wednesday... Read more →

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Republican gets spot in runoff for California governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support could hurt him in the winner-take-all race with Democrat Gavin Newsom. Cox got about a... Read more →

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$12M settlement after newlywed killed on LA boardwalk

An attorney for the family of an Italian honeymooner who was killed when a driver barreled down Southern California's popular Venice Beach Boardwalk says Los Angeles has approved a $12 million settlement in the case. Attorney Greg Bentley says the City Council approved the settlement Tuesday with the family of Alice Gruppioni. Gruppioni... Read more →

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Sexual assault arrest

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Detectives presented a case for filing consideration on a suspect believed to be involved in a sexual assault yesterday. The suspect has been identified as Dylan James Jensen, a 42 year-old male. The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office – Airport Division... Read more →

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Crime Watch

On May 22, at about 10 p.m. In the area of 400 Pico Blvd officers were flagged down by a subject regarding a subject attempting break into a hotel room at the Double Tree Hotel – 1707 4th Street. Officers determined the hotel manager was aware of a subject repeatedly trespassing on the hotel property for several days and located sleeping... Read more →

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Summer science programs build skills for local youth

School may be out in the summer but the break is actually a great time for kids to increase their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) thanks to an abundance of local programs. The city has partnered with three local companies: Bricks 4 Kidz, Play-Well TEKnologies, and Engineering for Kids to offer engineering... Read more →

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Warriors, Cavaliers say they’re not going to White House

Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year. No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon. On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to commemorate winning the Super Bowl — a visit that was... Read more →