News

County buries 1,430 unclaimed bodies

  BY MATTHEW HALL Daily Press Editor The County of Los Angeles will bury more than 1,400 individuals in a mass grave today as part of a somber annual tradition to provide dignity and humanity to individuals who have died without anyone to handle their affairs. A burial ceremony is held once a year for individuals who die... Read more →

City Council

Water rates to increase by 5 percent

  BY MATTHEW HALL Water rates will increase by five percent in 2017 resulting in an average increase of about $2 per month for the average residential user. The increase is less than the 9 percent initially scheduled for the year and Council chose to adjust the cost at their Nov. 22 meeting after hearing revenues increased this... Read more →

Crime

Traffic violation lead to arrest

On November 16, 2016 at about 10:02 p.m. Officers were patrolling the area of 11th Street and Colorado Avenue observed a bicyclist commit a traffic violation.  Officers stopped the bicyclist in the 1200 block of Colorado Avenue.   The subject consented to a search of his person which revealed several debit cards belonging to others.... Read more →

Crime

Woman catches her attacker

On November 19, 2016 at about 6:34 p.m. Officers were patrolling in the area of 1900 block of Broadway.  Officers observed a bicyclist approach a female who was walking eastbound on the sidewalk.  The suspect rode next to the victim and forcibly took the victim’s purse.  The suspect fled quickly from the victim as the victim gave... Read more →

News

Election results likely to withstand final counts

By Matthew Hall Poll workers continue to count the final votes cast during the Nov. 8 election but with the uncounted ballots dwindling, most results are now set. The only race close enough to be impacted by the uncounted ballots is for Santa Monica College Board and while it’s possible for the results to change, it would require all... Read more →

Crime

Burglary gone wrong

On November 19, 2016 at about 6:00 am. Officers responded to a radio call for service of unknown trouble at the 2700 block of Nielson Way.  The comments of the call indicated a male subject was bleeding from his hand and yelling for help.  When officers arrived, the subject was being treated by Santa Monica Fire Paramedics.  As officers... Read more →

Crime

Suspect gets caught stealing car

On Nov. 8 at about 3:16 p.m. Officers were dispatched to 170 Hollister (Parking Lot 11) regarding a “stolen vehicle just occurred” radio call. Officers made contact with the victim who said she forgot her credit card inside a restaurant in the 2400 block of Main St. so she parked her car and left in running and unlocked. About two to... Read more →

News

Holiday Shopping In Santa Monica

by Marina Andalon From electronics and jewelry to apparel and toys, holiday gift hunting can get crazy. Through the trend setting stores on Main street, to the high end boutiques on Montana. All the way through the rural streets of Pico heading your way to the iconic Third St Promenade in Downtown, there is plenty of shopping in Santa... Read more →

Crime

Man slams victim to the ground

On Nov. 2, at about 8:15 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a robbery in the 2200 block of Ocean Ave. Upon arrival they met with the victim who told officers he was standing in front of his home when he noticed an unknown male urinating against a tree across the street from his home. The victim said he asked the male to use the beach... Read more →

Crime

Two private person arrest in Downtown

On Nov. 7 at approximately 1:30 p.m. Officers working patrol in the downtown area responded to a call for service at an apartment building in the 600 block of Broadway regarding trespassers at the location. Two subjects were lying down with a blanket in one of the stairwells which is only accessible by residents with an electronic key fob.... Read more →

News

‘This is Hunger’ makes pit stop in Santa Monica

by Marina Andalon During the holiday season many people reflect and give thanks for everything they have. During the joyous season people and organizations, like MAZON like to contribute as best as they could and give to the people who struggle with getting a meal. ‘This is Hunger’ is a mobilized exhibit, in the form of a 53 foot... Read more →

City Council

Water theme runs through Nov. 22 Council meeting

BY MATTHEW HALL   City Hall will be wading into a pair of water related topics at the Nov. 22 Council meeting including a study session on land use priorities for the coast and a public hearing on 2017 water rates. The Council’s closed session will include recruitment for a new City Attorney, updates on several lawsuits... Read more →

Crime

Hawthorne burglary solved by SMPD

On Nov. 7, at approximately 7:30 p.m. Officers were patrolling the 400 block of California Ave. and saw a car traveling westbound with its headlights off. Officers conducted a traffic stop at the 1000 block of 4th St. for a vehicle code violation. Upon contacting them, both the driver and the passenger gave the officers false names and... Read more →

Crime

Semi-Automatic handgun and ammunition found in backpack

On November 2, 2016 at about 8:55 a.m., an officer on patrol identified a possible subject from an internal SMPD “Officer Safety” bulletin at the 100 block of Colorado Blvd. The bulletin indicated the subject had created a disturbance at local homeless shelter and was observed with a handgun in his possession. Officers contacted the... Read more →