Crime

Crime Watch

On May 22, at about 8:10 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Clare Foundation - 1871 9th Street - regarding a subject making entry into a property under construction. The subject of the call was a previous client at the facility and had disrupted the business several hours earlier. The subject was told to leave the... Read more →

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Firefighters mop up Southern California wildfires

Firefighters are patrolling for hotspots in the aftermath of a Southern California wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 2,000 homes over the weekend. Authorities say there are no visible flames Monday morning. Firefighters have completed containment lines around 55 percent of the 150-acre (61-hectare) blaze near Aliso Viejo and... Read more →

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Planning Commission to walk the walk on the Promenade

The Planning Commission spends most of its time inside the confines of City Hall but this week, the group will take a more hands (or perhaps feet) on approach with a walking tour of the Promenade. The future of the City’s economy and specifically the downtown retail environment have occupied significant recourses recently including a... Read more →

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Lawmakers pass bill to set standards for hate crime policies

The California Legislature has sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that sets minimum standards for local law enforcement agencies updating or adopting hate crime policies. The bill passed 67-0 Monday would require those agencies to include in their policies that officers work to prevent, respond to and report hate crimes. The lawmakers' action... Read more →

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New Facebook privacy furor: What’s at stake?

Facebook is at the center of another privacy furor, this one over its sharing of user data with device makers such as Apple, Amazon, Samsung and others over the past decade The social network acknowledges the data sharing deals, which it says it's — according to a New York Times report — it has struck with at least 60 device makers... Read more →

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Pen Factory tenant wins top architecture award

The Los Angeles Business Council gave a Santa Monica media company top honors for its new offices inside the Pen Factory near Bergamot Station at their annual architecture awards Friday. Awesomeness is an entertainment brand that caters to teenagers by helping young internet sensations build their brands, monetize their content and improve... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On May 22, at about 8:05 p.m. Officers responded to the area of 700 Pier Avenue regarding a subject attempting to break into a locked residential sub-garage of an apartment complex. The reporting party saw the subject trying to defeat the lock with a tool. When the subject saw the reporting party, he fled southbound out of the area.... Read more →

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Town Hall to focus on homelessness

On June 5, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. will host a town hall forum at the Santa Monica Public Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. to discuss homelessness. Facilitated by City Manager Rick Cole, the conversation aims to be educational and collaborative in nature. Kathleen Rawson, CEO of Downtown Santa... Read more →

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Marina Del Rey June events in the Marina

Marina Del Rey’s summer entertainment series has already begun with the popular Beach Eats program but continues into July with several live music events. May 31, June 7+ — Beach Eats Beach Eats is a weekly food truck gathering at Marina "Mother's" Beach on summer Thursdays through September 27, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. New this year, enjoy... Read more →

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SMC Art Mentor Show “AMP 2018” Reception June 9

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery presents "AMP 2018," an exhibition of works by gifted students in the highly selective Santa Monica College Art Mentor Program (AMP). “AMP 2018” will combine two-dimensional works on canvas and paper with mixed media installational sculptures, video and audio works, and... Read more →