Briefs

Nina Waisman Performance in Santa Monica

Virginia Ave. Nina Waisman Performance in Santa Monica The Laboratory for Embodied Intelligences will be offering a free public performance in Santa Monica's 90404 neighborhood the first weekend in June as part of a public performance series. Please meet by the pedestrian tunnel at 3000 Virginia Ave, right at the corner of Dorchester... Read more →

Briefs

SMC Law Pathway Program celebrates first graduates

SMC SMC Law Pathway Program celebrates first graduates Santa Monica College (SMC) has announced that the SMC Law Pathway Program—which prepares traditionally underrepresented students to become competitive applicants to law school — celebrated its first cohort in an informal ceremony held Tuesday, May 23 on the SMC Main Campus. Mia... Read more →

Crime

SMPD begins research phase of body worn camera project

The Santa Monica Police Department has concluded the pilot program for body worn cameras and is now entering a research phase to determine if cameras should become standard equipment for all officers. SMPD began wearing cameras in September of 2016 and the six-month pilot program ended on March 11. “During the six months, select... Read more →

Crime

Man attacks Public Service Officer in Palisades Park

On May 23, at around 8:30 a.m., a Public Service Officer was removing abandoned property in the 1500 block of Palisades Park when the owner of the property returned and began attacking him. The Public Service Officer with the assistance of a Harbor Officer were able to subdue the attacker and arrest him for assault and battery. Beno Flores,... Read more →

Crime

Drugs kept in fanny pack

On May 23 at about 7:45 p.m. Officers saw a bicyclist riding on Ocean Ave. against traffic. When the Officers conducted a wants and warrant check on the individual, they discovered he had multiple narcotics related warrants for his arrest. When they asked him if he had any narcotics on him, he said he had a glass pipe in his fanny pack.... Read more →

City Council

Private parking curbed in Downtown Community Plan

Aggressive new parking requirements in the Downtown Community Plan (DCP) cut the required number of parking spaces in new housing developments in half. In the coming years, newcomers moving into brand new apartments near the beach may not have a guaranteed parking space at their home. Under proposed guidelines, developers will only... Read more →

Briefs

Community Briefs

Citywide Artistic License Awards California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) presented its 10th Annual Artistic License Awards (ALA) this past Sunday evening, at the Willian Turner Gallery in Santa Monica. Congressman Ted Lieu, Actress Annette Bening, Self Help Graphics & Art, and E. Randol Schoenberg were presented with Artistic License... Read more →

News

AirBnb suit dismissed, could be refiled

    A Federal District Court judge dismissed an elderly woman’s lawsuit against Santa Monica’s restrictive AirBnb ordinance Wednesday, further delaying the case that objects to the law under the California Coastal Act. Santa Monica’s ordinance prohibits listing a home as a vacation rental unless the homeowner is... Read more →

News

Local dancers training for Expo Line shows

  Public transit exists as a utilitarian concept, to bring people from Point A to Point B. However, a local dance company is using Santa Monica’s Expo line as an artistic reference for a new out-door dance performance. Donna Sternberg & Dancers will present Transit Dances on June 4 with three original site-specific dances... Read more →

Crime

Suspect at Tongva Park carries methamphetamine

On May 15, at about 2:46 p.m. Officers were dispatched to check the status of a female on the Ocean St side of Tongva Park. Officers located the female and learned she was OK. Sitting with her was another male. Officers began to talk to him and asked if he had anything illegal on him. The male replied that he did and pointed at his... Read more →

Crime

SMPD preparing for first surge in summer visitors

  The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) wants locals and visitors to enjoy their holiday weekend but do so in a safe manner. Officers are reminding everyone drinking is prohibited in public spaces (including the beach), valuables should be kept safe in large crowds and drivers should be aware of additional enforcement... Read more →

Crime

Suspect arrested in home invasion stabbing

The Santa Monica Police Department has arrested a suspect following a multi-hour standoff in the NOMA neighborhood. Police released the following statement Saturday morning: On May 26, 2017 at about 6:01 p.m. the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service regarding a home invasion robbery which occurred... Read more →

Crime

Suspect forced his way through the window

On May 15 at about 11:48 p.m. Officers responded to a residence in the 1400 block of 17th to investigate a Trespassing call. When officers arrived, they met with several residents of the apartment building who were now in the alley with the suspect of the call. Officers detained the male while they met with the reporting person. The victim... Read more →