News

Republican lawmakers give California climate law a boost

When California lawmakers backed a landmark law that seeks to combat global warming, the key support came from a surprising group of legislators: Republicans. As the GOP nationally looks to roll back climate policies, a contingent of California Republicans is tentatively embracing them in defiance of much of their party's base and its... Read more →

Crime

Local is denied bail for robbery, criminal threats and more

On July 6, at about 3:11 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the 7-11 store – 1865 Lincoln Blvd, regarding a theft that just occurred. The suspect fled the location eastbound on Pico Blvd. A possible suspect was located and detained at a bus bench at Euclid and Pico Blvd. Officers determined the suspect entered the... Read more →

Briefs

Soundwaves: Sean Sonderegger and Magically Inclined

Downtown The Santa Monica Public Library Soundwaves concert series presents saxophonist/composer Sean Sonderegger and his band Magically Inclined on Wednesday July 19, 2017, at 7:30PM in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. A native Santa Monican, Sondergeer is pursuing his doctorate at... Read more →

Briefs

The 8th Annual PAL Charity Golf Classic Raises Over $91,000

Citywide Another impressive turnout was enjoyed for the annual Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) Charity Golf Classic on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the MountatinGate Country Club in Los Angeles. Now in its 8th year, the tournament hosted 150 golfers for a round of competition and a good cause while raising more than $91,000 to... Read more →

News

Brown, lawmakers celebrate bipartisan cap-and-trade victory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life after lawmakers from both parties joined Gov. Jerry Brown in extending the law credited with reducing the state's carbon footprint. Monday night's votes to renew California's cap-and-trade program bolster the Democratic... Read more →

Airport

New app facilitates charter flights from SMO

  A new service by a former Santa Monican hopes to revitalize regional air transit by connecting travelers to local charter companies. Blackbird is currently offering services at several California airports including a route between Santa Monica and Palm Springs. The company offers three services available to user who download... Read more →

Crime

Woman refuses to identify herself, resulting in arrest

On July 6, 2017 at about 2:07 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the alley rear of 1640 9th Street regarding two subjects camped out to the rear of the location. Officers located both subjects to the rear of the location. Officers attempted to identify both subjects. Officers were unable to identify a female subject... Read more →

News

Hack The Beach opens 2017 contest

The City By The Sea is welcoming problem solving proposals from Silicon Beach. Santa Monica has opened applications for the 2017 Hack The Beach contest designed to leverage the skills of the local tech community to improve local quality of life. The contest is in its second year and officials said this year’s event is focused on a set... Read more →

Briefs

Democrtic Club Meeting

Citywide On Thursday, July 20 the Santa Monica Democratic Club will meet with Senator Kevin De Leon. Long and important issue here in California, the topic of immigration has been front and center since Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign. From threats of building a wall to increased deportations to the notorious Travel... Read more →

Briefs

Change of Place?

Downtown At the next SHINE event, on July 20, storytellers will tell their life changing true stories associated with new or unusual places. Stories will travel from the running of the bulls in Pamplona to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, to an epiphany while flipping burgers in Ottowa. SHINE will have Kirsten Wasson, an award wining... Read more →

News

DCP clears penultimate hurdle

  City Council has given preliminary approval to the Downtown Community Plan with instructions to bring a final version of the document for approval on July 25. The council made a series of unanimous votes at the end of a six-hour meeting to advance the plan with several revisions. Council kept a trio of opportunity sites... Read more →