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 →

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 →

Man gets caught stealing $1250 bike

On July 5, 2017 at about 7:44 p.m. Officers responded to the 1400 block of 6th Street regarding an assault possibly related to bicycle theft that just occurred. Upon arrival, officers detained both subjects involved in the incident. Officers determined the victim rode his bicycle up to Inoteke restaurant -606 Broadway. The victim left his... Read more →

Triple digits likely as heat wave descends on California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forecasters say the latest heat wave enveloping central and southern California will bring triple-digit temperatures and increased wildfire danger. The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for swaths of greater Los Angeles north into the Antelope Valley and the San Joaquin Valley starting Friday through... Read more →

Woman threatens to stab Hot Dog on a Stick employee

On July 5, 2017 at about 4:38 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Hot Dog on a Stick – 1633 Ocean Front Walk- regarding a disturbance at the location. The reporting party indicated a female subject was a “harassing” an employee. Officers located the subject sitting at a nearby bench. Officers determined the subject... Read more →

Local artist presents Ocean Park art collection

    Santa Monica resident Lisa Gizara is showing her latest collection ‘Ocean Park’ this month and the art work is inspired by the place she has called home for more than a decade. “I have always been creative and happy and grounded when living by bodies of water,” said Gizara. Gizara has lived in Ocean Park for... Read more →

California governor scrambles for support on climate deal

A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade is scheduled to go before legislative committees Thursday, despite opposition from some environmental advocates. Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have struggled to line up support with Democratic legislative leaders indicating Wednesday that climate and air... Read more →

Santa Monica Airport Association presents Learn to Fly Day



SMO On Saturday, July 15, Proteus Air Services, Santa Monica
Flyers, and Santa Monica Aviation will be displaying training aircraft at Santa Monica
Airport for Learn to Fly Day. This free, all-ages event is a unique opportunity for the Santa Monica community to meet with flight instructors, sit in training aircraft, and learn more... Read more →

City Attorney Files Lawsuit To Stop Harassment of Local Tenants

The Santa Monica City Attorney's Office sent the following press release this afternoon: The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Consumer Protection Division has filed a lawsuit against two local landlords, alleging violations of a local law that protects tenants against harassment. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Santa Monica Superior Court,... Read more →

California governor scrambles for support on climate deal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A plan to extend California's signature climate initiative for another decade is scheduled to go before legislative committees Thursday, despite opposition from some environmental advocates. Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have struggled to line up support with Democratic legislative leaders indicating... Read more →

Santa Monica native causes disturbance at Mercenary General Store

On June 27, 2017 at about 3:58 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Mercenary General Store -120 Broadway regarding a disturbance at a business. The reporting party indicated a male subject was inside the location grabbing merchandise and yelling at people for unknown reasons. Officers spoke to the reporting party... Read more →

Unanimous Council move DCP forward

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 earmarked for... Read more →

Santa Monican charged with kidnapping

A Santa Monica man will stand trial for allegedly kidnapping and carjacking a man outside a UCLA facility in Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, Jason Levi Garza, 43, of Santa Monica was arraigned on July 12 for one count of kidnapping for carjacking, carjacking with a firearm, kidnapping,... Read more →