News

City Manager puts a price on marketing: $350,000

  After a surprising debate on the merits of digital outreach, the City Council approved a three year contract with a global firm for strategic communications and outreach services this week totaling $350,000. “We’re a 650 million dollar operation and we shouldn’t be nickel and diming our communications strategy.” City... Read more →

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Powerful storm pelts California and brings risk of flooding

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm hit California with the first in a new series of rainstorms moving across the northern half of the state while the south awaited a rains that forecasters said could be the strongest in years if not decades. Rain, accompanied by heavy winds, pelted the San Francisco Bay Area, where Marin and Napa counties... Read more →

Crime

Stolen vehicle is found on 4th St

On February 9, at about 2:57 a.m. Officers responded to the 1000 block of 4th Street regarding suspicious persons loitering in a carport. Officers arrived and saw a subject exiting the rear of a Jeep Cherokee.   The subject walked out and met up with two other subjects. As officers approached the subjects, one of the subjects ran off.... Read more →

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Activities canceled to prevent stomach virus

  The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District is suspending some extracurricular activities as a result of the ongoing virus outbreak. District officials sent a letter to parents this week announcing the temporary suspension of optional group activities. The ban covers activities like dances or field trips but doesn’t extend... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica Public Library presents Stop Senior Scams

Downtown The Santa Monica Public Library presents Stop Senior Scams on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 3 P.M. in the Main Library Multipurpose Room. This delightful revue is written and performed by an all-senior cast and hosted by two retired judges. It alerts the audience to criminals and unscrupulous businesses that prey on seniors and teaches... Read more →

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‘Day Without Immigrants’ protests being held across US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in the nation's capital closed for the day. A string of grocery stores in Chicago shut their doors. Immigrants around the U.S. stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate how important they are to America's economy and its... Read more →

Briefs

Big Blue Bus service changes

  On Feb. 19, Big Blue Bus will adjust its service.   ROUTE 3: Lincoln Blvd Southbound trips to Aviation Station: Due to Metro Rail construction, all trips travel east on 96th St., turn right on Bellanca Ave., left on Century Blvd., right on Aviation Blvd., and come to a final stop at Aviation Station. Northbound... Read more →

Crime

Man arrested on Pico found with methamphetamine and more

On January 31, at about 10:10 p.m. Officers observed a vehicle with an equipment/vehicle code violation and not stop for a STOP sign. Officers conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle in the 2900 block of Pico Blvd. The driver was found to be driving on a suspended license and on probation for identity theft and burglary.   A search of... Read more →

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Thousands take US citizenship oath in Los Angeles ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of people, some wiping tears from their eyes, became United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony Wednesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Ana Ishkhanyan, who took the oath while her husband proudly watched, said after emigrating five years ago from Armenia, she can't imagine living anywhere... Read more →