Callahan’s building targeted for landmark status

The Landmarks Commission discussed preserving the building formerly known as Callahan’s and its purview over the interior of the old post office at its meeting last week. Commissioners are excited to declare the Streamline Moderne-style restaurant building — now occupied by Ingo’s Tasty Diner — as a landmark, but they asked city... Read more →


Crossroads science wing welcomes monarch butterflies

Editor's note: This is the fifth and final installment of a multi-part series about the new science complex at Crossroads School. Crossroads School will soon be a breeding ground for discovery — literally. The campus’ new science and research facility was designed to promote the growth of the monarch butterfly population as well as... Read more →


Man pours bleach on apartment break-in victim (crime watch)

On Jan. 29 at approximately 4:50 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call requesting additional officers to assist with the search of an assault victim’s apartment. Upon arriving on the scene, officers noticed that there had been a struggle in the apartment and a strong odor of bleach permeated the area. The... Read more →



Santa Monica police crack down on unlicensed food vendors

Santa Monica police and code enforcement officers are targeting illegal food vendors this summer in an effort to preserve public health. Every summer the number of beachgoers rises to new heights, and as beach population increases so does the demand for food and beverages. This demand is often met by unlicensed food vendors who, according... Read more →


SMC table tennis program inducted into hall of fame

The Santa Monica College table tennis program was inducted into the California Table Tennis Hall of Fame on June 5. The ceremony — part of the renowned annual Meiklejohn National Seniors Tournament in Laguna Woods — also included an award to SMC's Department of Kinesiology & Athletics for its success in promoting three annual USA... Read more →


Santa Monica celebrates Juneteenth

The free Juneteenth community event will be held on June 20 at Virginia Avenue Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Juneteenth Celebration Committee Inc., this event commemorates the day the last African American slaves in Galveston, Texas, were notified of their freedom, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was... Read more →


Marijuana shops coming to Santa Monica, but when?

In a week, City Council will have a chance to adopt the massive Zoning Ordinance update, which includes standards for the allowance of two medical marijuana dispensaries. But when, and where, are the dispensaries going to pop up? If council adopts the ordinance at its next meeting on June 23, operators could apply for conditional use... Read more →


Day care expansion, Cheesecake Factory booze considered

The Planning Commission will consider separate items related to little kids and alcohol at its meeting Wednesday night. A family day care is looking to double its class size and the Cheesecake Factory wants permission to serve alcohol. The Activity Place, LCC, located on 22nd Street between Virginia and Delaware avenues, is residential... Read more →


Preschool partnership unites SMMUSD, SMC

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and Santa Monica College are entering a partnership to teach and care for young children while introducing older students to possible careers in childhood development. The Santa Monica-Malibu school board on Thursday approved an agreement between the district and the local community college... Read more →



Roosevelt teacher retiring after 40 years

Angie Snow, a fourth-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School, will be retiring after almost 40 years of instruction, long enough that some of her students are now old enough to be her peers. “My husband has been retired for 20 years,” Snow said. “It is time for me to spend some quality time with him.” Snow never had doubts... Read more →


Santa Monica police conduct alcohol sting

On June 12, the Santa Monica Police Department conducted an undercover minor decoy operation. The program uses supervised individuals under the age of 20 who attempt to purchase alcohol at licensed retail establishments. Any sale of alcohol to a minor decoy by a licensee subjects the employee and the licensee to criminal and administrative... Read more →


League of Women Voters hosts Santa Monica planning seminar

Big changes are coming to Santa Monica, and city planners are working hard to coordinate all the moving pieces. On Saturday, June 20, the City's Director of Planning and Community Development, David Martin, will present an overview of his department's major projects to the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica (LWVSM) and guests. “We... Read more →


Art’s Table to support SMC study-abroad scholarships

Have a special meal this Father's Day weekend and help Santa Monica College students broaden their horizons and learn firsthand what it means to be a global citizen. Art's Table co-owners Mark and Lani Verge are hosting a fundraiser June 19-21 at the restaurant, located at 1002 Montana Ave. Proceeds from a special menu will benefit the Art... Read more →