No April Fools edition this year

There will be no April Fools edition of The Daily Press this year due to the date falling on a Sunday. The paper doesn’t have a dedicated Sunday paper; rather, we publish a joint weekend edition covering Saturday and Sunday. A Sunday, April 1 has only happened a few times in the paper’s history and the April Fool’s edition has been... Read more →


Fresh Finds: Roan Mills sourdough bread

The same woman who helped revolutionize the local food movement by growing lettuce in her backyard for Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck is now baking bread for Santa Monica tables. In fact, Andrea Crawford isn’t just baking the bread. She’s growing the wheat herself on Kenter Canyon Farms, milling the flour and then baking incredibly... Read more →


Ford lends logo and brand power to local scooter start-up

Hidden beneath all the hype in Santa Monica surrounding the dockless scooter app Bird, there’s a second electric vehicle company in town still zooming under the radar. If you see one zipping down the street, the first thing you’re likely to notice is the bold, blue Ford emblem on the front. Unlike the thousands of Birds scattered... Read more →


SMC presents variety of concerts in April

The Santa Monica College Music Department will present four events in April, including a piano concert by George Lepauw, and a benefit to support the SMC Applied Music Program. All events except the SMC Applied Music Program benefit concert are held in performance spaces at the SMC Performing Arts Center, located at 1310 11th Street (at Santa... Read more →


Lion’s Roar

Community service, be it through volunteer opportunities or project funding, is the cornerstone of being a Lion. On March 17, the Santa Monica Lions participated in the 4th Annual Lions Eyes Across of California with free vision and hearing screenings and the distribution of free eyeglasses. Your vision is one of the most valuable... Read more →


Crime Watch

On March 22, at about 5:20 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the 1500 block of 2nd Street regarding a suspect wielding a metal pipe and chasing a person. Upon arrival, officers saw the suspect holding a metal pipe. As officers approached the suspect, he began to run off and threw the pipe striking the passenger side... Read more →


SMMUSD explores prioritizing spending

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District is debating the future of its spending in the event revenues decline. At a March 20 budget workshop board meeting, SMMUSD analyzed their budget and pinpointed programs and resources that could hypothetically be excised or changed in the event they didn’t have an excess of public funds and... Read more →


City mounts new effort to torpedo voting lawsuit

The City of Santa Monica has filed a new argument to have a lawsuit challenging its voting system thrown out of court. The city filed a summary judgment motion last week asking the court to rule in its favor and terminate the lawsuit before going to trial. Plaintiffs (Pico Neighborhood Association, including co-chair Oscar de la Torre... Read more →


Monster attack sinks Santa Monica pier in Hollywood film

Santa Monica’s civic leaders are concerned about the retail apocalypse damaging the city’s economy but if Hollywood is to be believed, the city’s tech industry can withstand an actual apocalypse. The Santa Monica pier and some adjacent downtown streets play a role in the recently released Pacific Rim Uprising, with the film’s... Read more →