Arrested for possession of burglary tools

On April 20, at about 2:47 a.m. While patrolling the 2200 block of Main Street officers observed a bicyclist with no front head lights in violation of a vehicle code. Officers stopped the bicyclist and the subject was found to be on probation for grand theft with search conditions. A search of the subject led to the recovery of a pair of... Read more →


Pico Neighborhood celebrates all day Saturday

  On Saturday April 29, Virginia Avenue Park and the Pico Branch Library will be hosting the 3rd Annual Arts & Literacy Festival. The festival promotes the Cradle to Career (C2C) Kindergarten Readiness Campaign. The campaign is meant to ensure that every child within the community has the ability to learn and thrive. “The... Read more →


Two suspects arrested on Ocean Ave.

On April 10, at about 1:27 a.m. While patrolling the area on Main St and Pico Blvd, officers observed two subjects riding bicycles in violation of a vehicle code for not having lighting equipment during darkness. Additionally, one of the subjects was pushing a second bike as he rode.   As officers attempted to stop the subjects, both... Read more →


City Wide Briefs

Citywide DUI-Driver’s License Checkpoint The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a Driving under the Influence (DUI)-Driver’s License Checkpoint. The operation is scheduled for Friday April 28, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within city limits. The deterrent effect of DUI... Read more →


The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra

New Roads School The Los Angeles Doctors Symphony Orchestra will present an all Beethoven program that includes the Twelve Contredanses, the powerfully emotive Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (Eroica), and Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor performed by renowned pianist, Hye-Won Cho, known for her technical brilliance and musical... Read more →


BBB gets vandalized

On April 18, at about 2:44 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a vandalism on a Big Blue Bus. The bus was stopped in the area of 4th Street and Santa Monica Blvd with the subject onboard. Officers spoke with the bus driver who said the suspect had kicked or punched a rear window to the bus. Officers spoke with the... Read more →


Chris Colfer To Headline Yallwest 2017

Downtown YALLWEST has announced today that #1 New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor Chris Colfer will headline this year’s festival, which returns with more than 100 authors for the third year on Saturday, April 29, at Santa Monica High School. YALLWEST and its sister festival YALLFEST (based in Charleston,... Read more →


Runway reduction options unveiled to the public

Airport opponents and supporters got their first look at proposals for shortening the runway at Santa Monica Airport this week and the options fall along well-worn lines with the two proposals seeking to balance public health with safe airport operations. The City and FAA agreed to terms in February of this year that included reducing the... Read more →


Samohi students win science contest

    A group of Santa Monica Santa Monica High School students won the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) at Oregon State University this past weekend. The local students were among the top 25 teams nationwide and each had to first win their regional competition. According to event organizers, 392 teams made up of 1,960... Read more →


Native Street Dancer hosts Pier Dance Concert

      Former skateboarder, and street dancer Jacob Jonas is making a name for himself and is expanding to a public performance on the pier. Jonas is a Santa Monica native and founder of his own dance company. He grew up dancing on the Venice Boardwalk and attending the Twilight Concert Series every summer. Since... Read more →


Pico Briefs

Pico Blvd. Santa Monica College to screen “Generation Startup” Santa Monica College will host a screening of the documentary film “Generation Startup” at 4 p.m. April 27. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A session hosted by the SMC Rotaract Club. The screening and audience Q&A are free and will be held... Read more →