News

NMS to lose control of local properties

BY KATE CAGLE A Southern California developer recently found to have committed of fraud and forgery will potentially face the scrutiny of City Hall concerning current and future projects in Santa Monica. On Friday, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ruled local developer Neil Shekhter, founder and CEO of NMS Properties, committed a... Read more →

News

Local entrepreneur supporting immigrant workers

BY KATE CAGLE   When more than a hundred Santa Monica restaurant employees opened their last paychecks they saw something extra from their boss: reassurance he will fight for them during the Trump administration. A letter written in both English and Spanish and signed by local restaurant entrepreneur Mark Verge went out to... Read more →

Crime

Holiday Motel guest vandalizes room

On November 25, at about 8:25 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at 11th Street and Pico Blvd regarding a subject lying on the sidewalk and possibly under the influence of an unknown substance. Officers contacted the subject at the location and noticed the subject displayed symptoms of being under the influence of a... Read more →

Crime

Loss Prevention hit twice but detained suspect

On November 26 at about 2:25 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Apple Store- 1415 3rd Street Promenade regarding an assault that just occurred involving the store’s Loss Prevention Agent. The suspect was being detained by the Loss Prevention Agent. According to the Loss Prevention Agent, the suspect entered the... Read more →

News

County buries 1,430 unclaimed bodies

  BY MATTHEW HALL Daily Press Editor The County of Los Angeles will bury more than 1,400 individuals in a mass grave today as part of a somber annual tradition to provide dignity and humanity to individuals who have died without anyone to handle their affairs. A burial ceremony is held once a year for individuals who die... Read more →

City Council

Water rates to increase by 5 percent

  BY MATTHEW HALL Water rates will increase by five percent in 2017 resulting in an average increase of about $2 per month for the average residential user. The increase is less than the 9 percent initially scheduled for the year and Council chose to adjust the cost at their Nov. 22 meeting after hearing revenues increased this... Read more →

Crime

Traffic violation lead to arrest

On November 16, 2016 at about 10:02 p.m. Officers were patrolling the area of 11th Street and Colorado Avenue observed a bicyclist commit a traffic violation.  Officers stopped the bicyclist in the 1200 block of Colorado Avenue.   The subject consented to a search of his person which revealed several debit cards belonging to others.... Read more →

Crime

Woman catches her attacker

On November 19, 2016 at about 6:34 p.m. Officers were patrolling in the area of 1900 block of Broadway.  Officers observed a bicyclist approach a female who was walking eastbound on the sidewalk.  The suspect rode next to the victim and forcibly took the victim’s purse.  The suspect fled quickly from the victim as the victim gave... Read more →

News

Election results likely to withstand final counts

By Matthew Hall Poll workers continue to count the final votes cast during the Nov. 8 election but with the uncounted ballots dwindling, most results are now set. The only race close enough to be impacted by the uncounted ballots is for Santa Monica College Board and while it’s possible for the results to change, it would require all... Read more →

Crime

Burglary gone wrong

On November 19, 2016 at about 6:00 am. Officers responded to a radio call for service of unknown trouble at the 2700 block of Nielson Way.  The comments of the call indicated a male subject was bleeding from his hand and yelling for help.  When officers arrived, the subject was being treated by Santa Monica Fire Paramedics.  As officers... Read more →

Crime

Suspect gets caught stealing car

On Nov. 8 at about 3:16 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 170 Hollister (Parking Lot 11) regarding a “stolen vehicle just occurred” radio call. Officers made contact with the victim who said she forgot her credit card inside a restaurant in the 2400 block of Main St. so she parked her car and left in running and unlocked. About two to... Read more →