Santa Monica stops short of proclaiming Sanctuary City Status

Santa Monica is drafting a new ordinance that would prohibit companies from gathering information on any client’s religion, immigration status or sexual orientation in the City or sharing the information with other entities. The ordinance is the brainchild of City Councilmembers Kevin McKeown and Sue Himmelrich. It applies to employers,... Read more →


Room for everybody at new park opening this weekend

After seven years of planning, meetings, debate and construction, the long-awaited Ishihara Park will open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 25. The new park occupies about 2.35 acres between Dorchester Ave. and Stewart St. The long, narrow strip of land (13,320 feet long and varying between 110 feet and 60 feet wide) differs from... Read more →


Art for Hearts raises money for youth center

  If your Valentine’s Day was a dud, you have a chance to make it up Thursday when the Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) hosts its eighth annual “Art for Hearts” fundraiser at Bergamot Station. More than 75 artists participated in this year’s fundraiser by painting, tiling or even hacking apart wooden hearts that will be... Read more →


Bathroom pot break goes wrong

On February 7, at about 11:44 a.m. Officers were flagged down by the victim of a theft at a local park, 1810 Stewart Street. The victim pointed out the suspect who was riding a bicycle. Officers attempted to stop the suspect in the 2600 block of Pico Blvd. The suspect resisted but was eventually taken into custody. According to the victim,... Read more →


Coyotes score 3 in 1st period, hold on to beat Ducks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Marek Langhamer made enough saves in a relief appearance in his NHL debut to help the Arizona Coyotes get another big win. Langhamer replaced starter Mike Smith early in the third period and stopped two point-blank shots in the closing seconds, helping the Coyotes hold off the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 Monday night. "It... Read more →


Santa Monica backs court decision to suspend Trump travel ban

Santa Monica has joined a long list of cities that oppose President Trump’s proposed travel ban. Municipalities nationwide including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Skokie, Illinois, are urging a federal judge to continue blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban. Santa Monica formally joined that list at their Feb.... Read more →


SMC Emeritus Concert Band and Spring Literary Series

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus Concert Band, under the baton of Yosuke Miyoshi, will present a spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5. The performance will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica. The free concert – sure to please everyone in the family –... Read more →


Diversity, culture, and laughter comes to Santa Monica

    A new play performed explores the intersection African-American and Jewish culture, embodied by the solo performer, Rain Pryor. Pryor spent her childhood in both Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, and now lives in Marina Del Rey. “Being back in the city brings back many memories. I love driving down Lincoln Blvd,... Read more →


States in US West mark 75th anniversary of internment order

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps. Most were from Oregon, California and Washington state. Adults, including the elderly, and... Read more →