Daily Press KBUG week of July 24

Week of July 24, 2017   Street Lighting Modernization Program For the week of July 24, construction will continue throughout the project area, which is bound by 16th Street to the east, Ocean Park Boulevard to the south, Lincoln Boulevard to the west, and Pico Boulevard to the north. There may be sidewalk closures and temporary... Read more →


Beach Fun Photo Exhibit

Citywide The Santa Monica Public Library presents a Beach Fun photo exhibit in the Main Library’s 1st floor lobby area near the Santa Monica Boulevard entryway continuing through the end of August. The library will feature pictures of Muscle Beach, Junior Lifeguard training, and their most recent Beach Pop-Up Library and much more.... Read more →


Mario warps onto the freeway

  The sight of a cartoon plumber appearing on the local freeway might have had drivers thinking they were hallucinating, but unlike the subject of the sculpture, magic mushrooms have nothing to do with their experience. A sculpture of Mario from the classic Mario Bros. video game has been installed atop a column on the 10 freeway... Read more →


SMPD arrest man for being out of state fugitive

On July 14, at about 4:04 a.m. While patrolling the area of 200 Colorado Blvd., officers saw a subject walking against a red light at a crosswalk. Officers stopped the subject and a computer check of the subject revealed a warrant for his arrest with full extradition out of Springfield, Illinois for a parole violation. The subject fled... Read more →


Woman stole car with autistic teen, sparking Amber Alert

PARAMOUNT, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles sheriff's officials say a woman stole a car outside a fast-food restaurant in Paramount without realizing there was an autistic teen in the vehicle. Sheriff's Lt. Charles Calderaro says Friday that 17-year-old Frank Barboa was in the back seat of a black 2015 Honda Civic when his sister went into a Jack... Read more →


Lawsuit challenges changes to California recall process

    Associated Press An anti-tax group filed a lawsuit Thursday that alleges Democrats violated the California constitution when they changed the state's recall election process to try to save a senator facing a recall. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and several activists say the changes illegally draw out the... Read more →


Venice resident rides on the sidewalk and gets arrested

On July 14. 2017  at about 1:21 a.m. While patrolling the area of 700 Olympic Blvd., officers observed a subject riding his bicycle on the sidewalk with no light emitting at darkness. Officers stopped the subject for the violations. The subject told officers he was in possession of brass knuckles.  The subject was also in possession of... Read more →


Allegations of racism dominate local workshop

A local meeting addressing race relations in Santa Monica drew a small protest last week that meeting organizers are calling “racist and anti-Semitic.” The Committee for Racial Justice organized the “White Privilege and What We Can Do About It” workshop and said five individuals who attended the meeting made racists and... Read more →


Homeless man resist arrest resulting in $25,000 bail

On July 4, at about 9:23 p.m. While seated in a marked police vehicle in the 200 block of Arizona Avenue, the officers’ attention was drawn to a subject yelling for unknown reasons. The subject ran towards the driver’s side of the officers’ vehicle. As the subject was near the vehicle, he reached in and grabbed an officer’s arm.... Read more →


Homeless man arrested for resisting an officer and more

On July 5, 2017 at about 9:16 a.m. While patrolling the 1600 block of 5th Street- at the I-10 Freeway off ramp- an officer observed a subject walking across the street in an area with posted signs indicating “No crossing”. An officer attempted to get the subject to stop. The subject ignored the officer and walked away. The officer was... Read more →


Coffee, sandwiches and pizza back on the menu

Reopened businesses cover breakfast, lunch and dinner on Lincoln Blvd.   Businesses are reopening at the corner of Lincoln and Broadway after an electrical fire closed the building more than two months ago. About 120 residents and five businesses were evacuated from 1447 Lincoln Blvd. on May 8 due to an electrical fire in an... Read more →