Briefs

Democratic Club endorsements

The Santa Monica Democratic Club has made endorsements for local offices. The results of their endorsement meeting for Santa Monica City Council, Santa Monica College Trustee, and Judge for Office 42 are: CITY COUNCIL Ted Winterer, Tony Vazquez and Gleam Davis SANTA MONICA COLLEGE TRUSTEE Sion Roy, Susan Aminoff and Rob... Read more →

Briefs

Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival

On Sept. 10, the Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival, features over 90 exhibitors from the community (including many Buy Local SM businesses) and an estimated 3,000 attendees.  Festivities include: Fitness Classes, Yoga Zone, Free Health Screenings, Pop-Up Shops, Healthy Food Vendors, Kids Activities (with emphasis on health +... Read more →

Education

Benefit concert honors late SMMUSD principal

Money will support school construction in Ethiopia. Before Irma Lyons lost her long battle with cancer in 2009, she poured her heart into her job as principal of Will Rogers Learning Community. She wanted desperately for each child to succeed, and she maintained her connections with students and families even as she moved from the... Read more →

Crime

‘Jane Doe’ strikes civilian, gets arrested for robbery

On Sept. 1 at about 8:50 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to the area of Chelsea Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard regarding a fight in progress involving a male and female over property. An investigation revealed the victim was walking along the 2400 block of Wilshire Blvd., when a traffic accident occurred. The victim walked... Read more →

Briefs

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close up to one lane on SR-1 and I-10 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the following days and locations for paving:

Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) and Santa Monica Freeway (I-10) Closures for Paving The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close up to one lane on SR-1 and I-10 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the following days and locations for paving: Sunday, September 11 – westbound I-10 at 17th Street. Monday, September 12 –... Read more →

Crime

Stabbing at Pier Burger

The following information was provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. On Sept. 7 at about 10:52 a.m. a suspect entered the Pier Burger restaurant at 330 Santa Monica Pier. The suspect demanded food from the employees but was denied service. The suspect proceeded to walk into the kitchen area of the restaurant and assault an... Read more →

Briefs

DUI/CDL Checkpoint Planned for Friday, Sept. 9

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Sept. 9, at an undisclosed location within the City of Malibu, between the hours of 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and... Read more →

Briefs

New Turn Restrictions Along 2nd and 4th Streets

As part of the City of Santa Monica’s efforts to reduce gridlock in the Downtown, delineators restricting left had turns out of Parking Structures 1 through 8 will begin this week. Delineators are being installed along 2nd Street with work expected to conclude on Thursday, restricting left turns into and out of Structures 2, 4, 6, and 8.... Read more →

Crime

Man arrested for destroying evidence

On August 24, at approximately 4:35 a.m. officers observed a bicyclist in the 2000 block of Santa Monica Blvd in violation of a municipal code. Officers detained the subject for the violation and discovered the subject was on felony probation for narcotics violations. During a search of the subject, the subject attempted to discard a clear... Read more →

Crime

Million-dollar verdict in excessive force complaint

A judge has awarded a Santa Monica man $1.1 million in a police brutality case. A federal judge rendered the verdict last week in favor of Justin Palmer, an African-American man who was arrested while charging his electric vehicle at Virginia Ave. Park. Palmer is a NYU grad and father of four with no criminal history and was at the... Read more →

Education

Test scores reiterate SMMUSD achievement gap

The numbers are new, but the problem remains the same. Vast achievement gaps linger along ethnic and socioeconomic lines in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district, according to recently released results from last year’s state standardized tests. About 71 percent of SMMUSD students who took the California Assessment of Student... Read more →

News

Santa Monica police sergeant receives Hero Award

The topic of suicide remains an extremely uncomfortable one in American society but advocates are working to increase awareness including a recent award to a Santa Monica Police Officer. First responders are often on the front lines of suicide prevention. Earlier this year, Sergeant Austin Brown showed his skills in a situation involving a... Read more →