Two burglary attempts results in jail time

On September 13, 2016 at approximately 10:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Main St. and Ocean Park Blvd. for an “unknown trouble” radio call. The call stated a subject attacked a women and took her purse and then attacked another person. When officers arrived, numerous people were pointing to the southwest corner of Main... Read more →


LA Wave Makers Celebrates Clean Water

  The Los Angeles Waterkeeper will host its 5th annual Making Waves benefit to honor the leaders who are transforming how the region protects and restores its local water resources on Sept. 29. Making Waves is LA’s Waterkeeper’s annual benefit to support the organization’s groundbreaking work to safeguard the regions... Read more →


City Hall planning for carbon neutrality by 2050

  Santa Monica has exceeded its emission reduction goals but officials are already planning for the next wave of climate protection measures. Council accepted the final report for the 15x15 Climate Action Plan last week. The document said Santa Monica reduced its emission of greenhouse to 80 percent of 1990 levels, exceeding its... Read more →


SMMUSD board members kneel during Pledge of Allegiance

They took a stand by deciding not to stand. Two members of the Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education declined to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance to start Thursday evening’s meeting, bringing local attention to a national debate over the nature of protests before the U.S. flag. Craig Foster and Oscar de la Torre chose to kneel for... Read more →



Santa Monica College (SMC) graduate Daniel Zarate has been awarded a $10,000 Bridging Scholarship for Study Abroad in Japan by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ). Zarate, who earned his Associate degree in Business Administration at SMC, was one of only 79 undergraduate students from colleges and universities across... Read more →


Probation leads to arrest

On September 19, at about 2:17 a.m. officers were driving in the 1600 block of Santa Monica Boulevard observed the subject exit a nearby 7-Eleven store and begin walking west toward 16th Street. The subject noticed the officers, reached into his waistband, and removed something. The subject walked to a nearby bush and placed the item on... Read more →


Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter

The Santa Monica Animal Shelter has extended the application period for community members interested in becoming a board member for Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter to Oct. 7. The Shelter is seeking community members interested in serving as an inaugural board member to the Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter, a non-profit... Read more →


Then & Now

Business building housing Dr. W.J. Spellman, Dentist, and John Spellman, Builder. (Location: 1021 Montana Ave., between 10th and 11th Streets.) Then/Now is an ongoing feature of the Santa Monica History Museum. The museum is located at 1350 7th St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about the museum and... Read more →

City Council

Few surprises at first candidate forum

The first candidate forum of the season yielded predictable results this week with incumbents describing a city that is meeting challenges in a way that has improved life for residents while challengers described a Santa Monica threatened by poor leadership. The Santa Monica Jaycees, a community service organization featuring young... Read more →


Student achievement lands in SMMUSD spotlight

After months of spending the bulk of many meetings on non-classroom issues, the local Board of Education tonight appears prepared to focus on student achievement. The governing body is expected to study an action plan for closing achievement gaps in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district, which for years has failed to produce sustainable... Read more →


Santa Monica police catch drunk driver

On Sept. 4 at about 10:59 a.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to radio call for service regarding a non-injury traffic collision that occurred on 11th Street and Pier Avenue. The suspect struck a curb, light pole, drove over a lawn and foliage on a property in the 1000 block of Pier Avenue.  The suspect fled the... Read more →