Lack of student support ‘intolerable’ in SMMUSD

During her time as a Santa Monica High School student, Rocio Garcia had to be her own academic advocate. She wanted to take Advanced Placement biology, she said, but claimed that an administrator wouldn’t let her enroll. “She thought I didn’t have enough education or power to do well in this class,” the Class of 2014 alumna... Read more →


A children’s book with a call to action

It’s a fictional story about four characters who are trying to save the world around them, but it’s deeply rooted in real-world issues. Two Santa Monica residents have developed a full-length children’s musical book, “The Super Sustainables,” to raise awareness about California’s drought and the potential perils of climate... Read more →


Apple purchase ends with an arrest

On September 15 at about 3:30 p.m. officers responded to the Apple store at 1415 3rd Street Promenade for a possible fraudulent purchase. Officers contacted the store’s loss prevention officer who said a man entered the store and purchased three iPhones using another’s identity. The man walked out of the store where he was detained by... Read more →


Then & Now

7/17/1950 Claude R. Short Dodge-Plymouth Dealership (Location: 1127 Santa Monica Blvd. at 12th Street) Then/Now is an ongoing feature of the Santa Monica History Museum. The museum is located at 1350 7th St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about the museum and its current exhibits call (310) 395-2290... Read more →


Bomb threat reported at Santa Monica Courthouse

Authorities responded to a bomb threat at Santa Monica Courthouse after a suspected explosive device was reported Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff's bomb squad personnel arrived around 1 p.m. at the court, which is located on Main Street near Olympic Drive. The squad was seen entering and exiting the building within a few minutes, after... Read more →


Loss Prevention saves the day

On September 16 at approximately 3:15 p.m. a Loss Prevention agent working at the Sears, 301 Colorado Ave., saw the suspect enter the store and recognized him from a previous theft. After entering the men’s clothing section, the suspect grabbed two shirts off a rack and concealed them under his clothes. Shortly afterward, the suspect... Read more →


Toast to Charities at St. Aidan’s Harvest of Hope

All are invited to St. Aidan's 10th annual festival and fundraiser "Harvest of Hope," on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 3 – 6 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church. Raise a glass to help charities that include the Malibu Community Labor Exchange, School on Wheels, and the Malibu Task Force on Homelessness and Standing on Stone (SOS). Pair a tasty... Read more →


OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival Returns

OFF THE HOOK Seafood Festival splashes onto the Santa Monica Pier in celebration of National Seafood Month on Saturday Oct. 1, from 3-7 p.m. This annual, community fundraising event showcases the city's best restaurants and chefs with dishes featuring their favorite underwater ingredients. Attendees will enjoy food and drink tastings, beer... Read more →


Letter to Editor: Stand for the flag

Editor I support the first amendment rights of Mr. Foster and Mr. de la Torre to protest. However as elected officials at a Board of Education meeting I feel that they abused their responsibilities to the community that elected them not to stand for the pledge of allegiance. Murray Greiff Santa... Read more →


Cyclist steals pharmaceutical pills and bankcards

On Sept. 16 at about 1:01 p.m. Santa Monica police officers patrolling the 1900 block of Pico Boulevard saw a bicyclist in violation of a municipal code. Officers detained the bicyclist and determined he was on parole for robbery. A search of the suspect yielded several bankcards and a bottle with pharmaceutical pills belonging to another... Read more →