Arts

Free movie in Tongva Park tonight

The Santa Monica Police Department is hosting a free screening of Back to the Future tonight, July 29, at 7:45 p.m. at Tongva Park (1615 Ocean Ave). Amphitheater seating available and residents are encouraged to bring snacks and a picnic basket. In addition to the screening, a Delorean similar to the car featured in the film will be on site... Read more →

Briefs

City Attorney’s office wins false advertising case

As would-be lawyers begin taking the three-day state bar examination in California today, one local bar preparation company has agreed to a court judgment in the wake of allegations that it advertised grossly inflated pass rates. Barwinners, a Santa Monica-based company that, since 1999, has sold bar exam prep courses, has paid $130,000 in... Read more →

News

North Beach Playground Project kicks off with user survey

Public input is wanted to help shape the design of a new universally-accessible playground on the beach. The North Beach Playground project is soliciting public feedback at www.santamonicaparks.org with a brief survey focused on playground use and favorite types of equipment. Residents that complete the survey have the option to be... Read more →

Briefs

Malibu DUI checkpoint nets 17 arrests

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lost Hills Station conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, July 24, at PCH and John Tyler between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety... Read more →

Briefs

Marina del Rey welcomes new Station Commanding Officer

Join fellow yachting enthusiasts on July 30 at 12 p.m. for the California Yacht Club's monthly luncheon to welcome Lieutenant Junior Grade James Matthew Hurtt as he takes command of the Marina del Rey homeported USCGC HALIBUT. LTJG Hurtt, a native of Old Lyme, Conn., graduated with honors from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2012... Read more →

Education

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Samohi salutatorian heads to UCLA

Six years ago, a Santa Monica library teen publication featured a poem called “Manhood” by Nikan Namiri. “Tomorrow is the day I graduate, the day I will come alive,” the young author wrote. And that tomorrow has arrived. Namiri recently graduated from Santa Monica High School, and he's looking forward to starting his college... Read more →

Transportation

Know Before You Go: Road advisories

EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE: The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled to start train-testing activities in Santa Monica next week and will continue for several months. Initially the trains will be pulled along the rail corridor, and then operated on their own power. Testing will be ongoing along the entire... Read more →

Briefs

Undocumented student wins SMC transfer scholarship

Santa Monica College has awarded its third annual Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship to SMC student Cinthia Magaña. The new Tsang Scholar - who has overcome extreme poverty, her undocumented status, and other adverse circumstances to pursue her education - will transfer this fall to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and will... Read more →

Education

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Santa Monica High valedictorian heading to Caltech

When David Lin found out that he had been accepted at the California Institute of Technology, he wasn’t particularly excited. “I thought it was just another school,” the recent Santa Monica High School graduate said. “Then my friend’s parents came up to me and made it seem like it was such a big deal. Now I feel like I chose a... Read more →