Crime

Suspect threatens victim with a knife on the Pier

On August 21, 2017 at about 10:17 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Santa Monica Pier regarding a female suspect brandishing a knife at a male victim. Officers located the suspect at the stairs just north of the Bubba Gump Shrimp’s Restaurant. Officers determined the victim was on the Pier when he was approached... Read more →

Crime

Suspect threatens employees with a taser

On August 22, 2017 at about 1:16 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Vons Supermarket -710 Broadway regarding a robbery that just occurred. The reporting party indicated the suspect was attempting to steal beer and threatened store employees with a taser. The suspect was last seen fleeing in the parking lot. The possible... Read more →

News

A look at the facts surrounding Obama immigration program

      The White House took a firm stance on Tuesday in outlining why an immigration program created by President Barack Obama needs to be eliminated. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions described the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as an unconstitutional action that contributed... Read more →

News

Rail Safety Month making a stop at Reed Park

  September is California Rail Safety month and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is reaching out to communities bordering the rail system to remind everyone that “safety begins with you.” According to Metro, there have been four significant safety issues with the Santa Monica stretch of the... Read more →

Education

Samohi sports teams start fall season

  September will be a busy month for Santa Monica High School sports teams. The fall sports season has already begun, and the Vikings look to be highly competitive in several sports this autumn. Unfortunately for the football team, the Vikings did not get off to a good start and lost 39-0 to Segerstrom of Santa Ana in the opening... Read more →

Homelessness

Homelessness on the minds of City leaders

    City Hall wants to tackle the city’s homeless problem and while a specific plan has yet to be unveiled, the recent Downtown Santa Monica Inc. meeting provided an opportunity for civic leaders to preview their thinking. Mayor Ted Winterer and City Manager Rick Cole both spoke at the annual meeting and both issued... Read more →

Crime

Altercation at McDonalds

On August 26, 2017 at about 11:45 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the McDonalds – 1540 2nd Street to assist Santa Monica Fire Department Personnel with a combative subject. The subject was reportedly swinging a metal chain at SMFD personnel and threatening to harm them. When officers arrived, they saw the subject... Read more →

Briefs

Soundwaves concert series at SMPL

Downtown The Soundwaves concert series at the Santa Monica Public Library welcomes three rising stars of new music for a CD release concert presenting Trajectories, the second full-length album by composer Michael Vincent Waller, with pianist R. Andrew Lee and cellist Seth Parker Woods. The performance will be 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday,... Read more →

Education

SMMEF donates 2.5 million to SMMUSD

  The Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) has donated almost $2.5 million to local schools for the upcoming school year. On Wednesday, August 30 SMMEF gave a fundraising update to the Santa Monica Malibu Unified Board of Education that included details on the donation. Linda Greenberg, SMMEF Executive Director said,... Read more →

News

DTSM data highlights ambassador expansion

  Downtown Santa Monica Inc.’s (DTSM) expanded ambassador program tracked almost 8,000 violations in a pair of local parks during the program’s first six months. The findings were presented as part of the organization’s annual meeting that included updates on DTSM’s finances and statements from community leaders about the... Read more →

Crime

Suspect breaks into three cars in Beach Lot 3

On August 24, 2017 at about 8:29 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a car burglary in progress at Beach Lot 3 South – 1750 Appian Way. The reporting party reported watching the suspect break into multiple cars in the lot and flee the area. Officers arrived and located the suspect in the 1700 block of Ocean... Read more →