WISE & Healthy Aging receives Alzheimer’s grant

Citywide The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia and their families, has awarded a $5,000 Phyllis and Milton Berg Respite Care Grant to WISE &... Read more →


Promenade gets hit again

On January 19, at about 8:33 p.m. Officers responded to Sephora at 1244 3r Street Promenade regarding a theft involving two subjects. The suspects were detained outside the store by officers without incident for an investigation. An investigation revealed the suspects entered the store and were monitored by Loss Prevention. The suspects... Read more →


Indictment in LAX drug smuggling case

Los Angeles Indictment in LAX drug smuggling case A federal grand jury has named a Jamaican man in an indictment that accuses him of supplying a Jet Blue flight attendant with nearly 60 pounds of cocaine that she attempted to smuggle on to a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. Gaston Brown, 39, of Jamaica, was charged with... Read more →


It is time for the 5th Annual Home Run for Kids

  Locals who like to run and want to sweat for a cause can now sign up for the annual Home Run for Kids to help local homless families The 5th Annual Home Run for Kids is a chip timed 10K, 5K and a Kiddie K run and walk held in the Brentwood neighborhood. It’s a significant fundraiser for Upward Bound House, a non-profit... Read more →


Shore Hotel restaurant back before Planning Commission

  The Planning Commission will discuss alcohol licenses and granny flats at their Feb. 1 meeting. Two alcohol licenses are up for discussion Wednesday including one for a restaurant inside the Shore Hotel and a set of licenses for a new Whole Foods store on Pico. The night will finish with proposed revisions to rules for building... Read more →


Suspect arrested for arson on 2nd St.

On January 19, at about 4 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 1400 block of 2nd Street of an arson just occurred. The reporting party indicated the suspect had set trash on fire in city-owned trash can. As officers were responding, a second trashcan was set on fire. Santa Monica Fire Department also responded.... Read more →


Woman arrested for forgery

On January 21, at about 8:36 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Bloomingdales regarding a theft suspect in custody. Officers determined the suspect entered the store and selected clothing. The suspect attempted to purchase the merchandise using a $100 bill. The sales clerk believed the bill was fake and called Loss... Read more →



Know Before You Go   Ishihara Park (Buffer Park) Project As part of the construction of the new Buffer Park at 2909 Exposition Blvd, ‘NO PARKING’ signs will be posted along portions of Exposition Blvd to allow for the construction of sections of new curb and gutter. In addition, the sidewalk on the eastside of Stewart St. at... Read more →


SMMUSD begins budget cut discussions

  School District officials have begun their budget process with a workshop last week that focused on the local ramifications of the state budget. The Santa Monica - Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board held a Budget Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The Budget Workshop was presented by Associate Superintendent, Businesses... Read more →


Closure date set for Santa Monica Airport

The City of Santa Monica has negotiated the authority to close the Santa Monica Airport on Dec. 31, 2028. At a special meeting on Jan. 28, the council announced a deal with the Federal Aviation Administration and the United States government that dissolves all pending legal disputes between the agencies and sets a date for closing the... Read more →


New Santa Monica Mayor attends National Conference

  Santa Monica’s mayor is almost always the new guy at the annual US Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. While some city leaders across the country may serve for decades, Santa Monica’s City Council rotates the mostly ceremonial title of “mayor” among themselves every year or two, meaning when he or she steps into the... Read more →


Educator Spotlight

Rachel Mauck, Grant Elementary School   The Educator Spotlight recognizes those who contribute to the education of local students. Educators were chosen by consulting with site PTA, student government organizations and staff. Educators were chosen for their reputations with students, staff, parents and the... Read more →