Briefs

BREEZE founding memberships on sale

Santa Monica's bike sharing program, Breeze Bike Share, is now offering founding membership registration at breezebikeshare.com . A system test using seven selected stations or “hub” locations will launch on Aug. 13 for about six weeks. A full system launch is planned for early November with all 500 bikes spread across 75 locations... Read more →

Briefs

Former Santa Monica Doctor Pleads in Prescription Fraud Scheme

A former Santa Monica physician pleaded no contest on Aug. 5 to obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. Dr. Daniel Shin, 50, returns to court on Nov. 4 for sentencing before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo. Under the terms of a negotiated plea, he will... Read more →

Crime

Thousand Oaks man arrested in Santa Monica Pier theft

On July 21 at approximately 11:40 p.m., Santa Monica police officers were responding to the 300 block of the Santa Monica Pier following a report of lost juveniles being located. Upon arrival, officers observed a separate verbal altercation between a male adult suspect and the manager of a kiosk that sells small gifts. Officers heard... Read more →

Briefs

Westside Family Health Center to host free health fair

  Every year in August, community health centers celebrate National Health Center Week — this year it is from Sunday, August 9 through Saturday, August 15 with the theme of “Celebrating Our Legacy, Shaping Our Future.” Westside Family Health Center (WFHC), a community health center in Santa Monica, will celebrate with a free,... Read more →

News

Santa Monica police revamp voluntary registry

Amid increasing scrutiny of law enforcement officers' interactions with citizens, the Santa Monica Police Department has expanded its voluntary registry in an attempt to assist needy residents and their families. Originally designed to help seniors with memory issues, the recently revamped registry is now accepting online entries and open... Read more →

Crime

Suspect found riding stolen bike, arrested for grand theft

On July 24 at approximately 4:45 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Broadway and 2nd after learning that a bicycle that had been locked to a bike rack had been stolen and the suspect was last known to be riding the bike southbound from the location. Officers began searching for a suspect and located him riding in the 3000 block of... Read more →

Obituary

Community-minded businessman dies

“If you take a living out of a community, you have an obligation to put something back into it,” was a mantra that John Henry Larkin learned when he got into the real estate business. And it was a philosophy he practiced for the rest of his life. Larkin, a local businessman who was involved in numerous community organizations, died... Read more →

Crime

Woman at a Burger King steals cellphone, kicks victim

On July 24 at approximately 11:09 a.m. Officers responded to 1919 Pico Blvd. on the report of a possible robbery that had just occurred inside the fast food restaurant. While in-route to the location, officers received information relating to the suspect’s description and detained the female adult in the 2000 block of Pico Blvd. The suspect... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica sponsored law contest issues invitations

Sixteen student trial teams from some of the nation's top law schools have made the cut to participate in this year's National Civil Trial Competition in Los Angeles. More than 50 law schools nationwide applied for this prestigious competition. Those selected for this year's event include American University Washington College of Law,... Read more →