Crime

Homeless woman resist arrest

On March 21, at about 6:07 p.m. While patrolling the 200 block of Broadway, officers saw a subject pushing a shopping cart in violation of a municipal code. The cart contained personal belongings and officers detained the subject to issue her a citation. The subject was uncooperative and did not provide any identifiable information. The... Read more →

Education

Tragedy brings action to SMMUSD

    For parents, it can be difficult to imagine your child or someone you know in high school could be on drugs. However, high school is a time of growth and for many students it is also an experimental time. Sadly, last month Santa Monica High School Freshman, Andre Zuczek passed away as a result of drug use. He fell from... Read more →

Briefs

Spring Break 3D Design Workshop for Teens

Main Library Teens in grades 8 to 12 are invited to attend a 3D design workshop at the Santa Monica Public Library this Spring Break. During the workshop teens will create a character or scene from a favorite book or story using the 3D design software Tinkercad and the Library’s 3D printer. Once printed, the designs will be on display... Read more →

News

Yarn Crawl draws close-knit community

  Grab your hooks and needles - about two thousand like-minded “fiber artists” are about to descend on Southern California Thursday for the 2017 LA County Yarn Crawl. The event comes at a time old-school crafts like knitting and crochet are experiencing a resurgence. “You start and you cannot stop,” Teri Artinyan said,... Read more →

News

Wilshire buildings gets Landmark status

Some love it, some hate it – the forty-foot surfside sunset mosaic at 26th and Wilshire Boulevard is here to stay. On Tuesday, the Santa Monica City Council officially declared the former Home Savings of America branch office a City Landmark, overriding a technical denial by the Landmarks Commission.  The decision ended half a decade of... Read more →

Education

Educator Spotlight

The Educator Spotlight recognizes those who contribute to the education of local students. Educators were chosen by consulting with site PTA, student government organizations and staff. Educators were chosen for their reputations with students, staff, parents and the community.   Sandra Kim, McKinley Elementary School Sandra Kim... Read more →

Briefs

A New Vision for Achieving Equity in Our Schools

Virginia Ave Park On Sunday evening, April 2, Committee For Racial Justice will bring Dr. Ben Drati, new District Superintendent of Santa Monica/Malibu United School District (SMMUSD), to speak at the monthly workshop at Virginia Ave. Park. He will share his vision of how to change the structure and functioning of our school district in... Read more →

Briefs

Día Celebration (Children’s Day/Book Day)

Citywide Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) will present its 2nd annual Día Celebration! El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration of children, books, and diversity that culminates yearly on April 30. Día is a nationally recognized initiative that advocates the... Read more →

News

Author talk on military’s weird science

    The woman who literally wrote the book on Area 51 will be back in Santa Monica Monday to talk about her latest project, “Phenomena,” at the Main Library at 7 p.m. The talk promises to attract science fiction fans, military history buffs and mystics. In 2011, Annie Jacobsen’s “Area 51: An Uncensored History of... Read more →

News

Good times won’t come cheap

  Council approves funding for summer events Cost concerns loomed over Tuesday night’s City Council discussion of Santa Monica’s most popular events, as growing crowds and scope mean escalating budgets for both the Twilight Concert Series and COAST, the City’s new open-streets event. The City Council approved a $300,000... Read more →

News

Arts chair hopes new plan can save Bergamot Station galleries

  By Tuesday the boxes were pretty much packed at Writer’s Boot Camp. After decades of mentoring Hollywood and television screenwriters in his space on Michigan Avenue, owner Jeff Gordon was asking if his neighbors would like any of his few remaining chairs. On Friday, he will lock the door one last time and officially walk out of... Read more →

Crime

Suspect sits front seat in victims car

On March 20, at about 4:14 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at 5th Street and Broadway of an unknown trouble involving a male and female. Officer arrived and located a female victim. The suspect was located at 5th Street and Wilshire Blvd and detained for an investigation. An investigation revealed the victim was walking... Read more →

Briefs

The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary honors…

  Citywide The John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary honors Steven J. O’day MD and actor Vince Vaughn at 32nd annual Odyssey Ball Internationally recognized medical oncologist Steven J. O’Day, MD, was honored with the “The Duke” Special Service Award and multi-award-winning actor, producer and screenwriter Vince Vaughn... Read more →

News

Santa Monica wins court victory over vacation rentals

  The City’s newly formed Vacation Rental Enforcement Task Force has scored a major win against a Los Angeles-based vacation rental operator. Early last year the Task Force began investigating Globe Homes for operating illegal vacation rentals in Santa Monica. City code only allows homeowners to share homes in which they reside... Read more →