Community Briefs

Los Angeles LA Memorial Coliseum achieves “zero-waste” status The LA Memorial Coliseum is now officially a “zero waste” sports venue, an achievement that reinforces LA 2024's pledge to stage the Greenest Games in history and establish the Olympic Movement at the forefront of sustainable major event hosting. The 90,000-seat... Read more →


Police arrest barricaded suspect

The Santa Monica police department has arrested a suspect following a multi hour standoff. The police department sent out an alert to residents at 6:50 p.m. Saying " Santa Monica Police Activity in the area of the 200blk 19th St. Please avoid the area. If you reside in the area keep your window and doors locked and do not venture... Read more →


Airport Runway to be chopped at both ends

The City Council green-lit plans to shorten the runway at Santa Monica Airport Wednesday by removing over 700 feet of take off and landing space at both ends. Construction, tentatively scheduled to begin this fall, may require the airport to completely close for three to seven days, according to a report from engineering consultants at... Read more →


51 year old man gets caught delivering drugs

On May 18 at approximately 12:59 a.m. Officers working uniform patrol in a marked police unit observed a bicyclist riding south in the 1500 block of 7th street. Officers observed that the bicycle was not equipped with a forward mounted white lamp visible up to 300 feet. The officers conducted a traffic stop on the bicyclist due to the... Read more →


Bill would ban foam takeout containers in California

    Nearly ten years after Santa Monica banned polystyrene takeout containers – also known as Styrofoam – the rest of California may be catching up. A bill from Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) would ban polystyrene foam containers throughout the entire state starting Jan. 2020. SB 705 is scheduled for its next... Read more →


Petty theft at Lincoln Starbucks

On May 8, at about 8:10 a.m. Officers responded the Starbucks – 1447 Lincoln Blvd regarding a subject who selected food/merchandise from the location. The subject selected several items and sat on a chair. The subject ate all of the items without paying for anything. Officers spoke with the subject. The subject did not have any money or... Read more →


Manchester terror attack raises concerns for TCS

    The deadly terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England that killed 22 people and wounded 59 is shedding light on security weaknesses at Santa Monica’s annual Twilight Concert Series. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack which killed concertgoers as young as 8 years old.... Read more →


Santa Monica opens water reuse project at Los Amigos Park

  On May 23, the City officially opened the Los Amigos Park Storm Water Harvesting and Direct Use Demonstration Project. Officials said the project is another way for the City to maintain the strong environmental commitment within the community while helping move the city toward water conservation, water self-sufficiency and... Read more →


Citation for open alcohol container

On May 8, at about 6:53 a.m. An officer responded to the Santa Monica Pier regarding a subject defecating in public. An officer located the subject sitting on bench along the pier deck. The subject was smoking a cigarette and holding a half-empty bottle of whiskey. The officer was unable to positively identify the subject to issue him a... Read more →


20 year sentence for Pier Burger stabbing

A homeless man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison for the 2016 stabbing of an employee at Pier Burger. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Calvin Earl Gullett, 34, entered no contest pleas on May 22 for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of second-degree robbery In a... Read more →


Man arrested for carrying a dagger

  On May 7, 2017 at about 9:09 p.m. officers responded to Sushi Roku (1401 Ocean Avenue) regarding a subject with a weapon.  The reporting party indicated the subject pulled a “knife” from his sock and concealed it in his waistband.   Officers located the subject standing outside of the restaurant in the 100 block of Santa... Read more →


Bill Bauer Spirit Lives On

Editor’s note: Daily Press Columnist Charles Andrews has organized the efforts to establish a Bill Bauer scholarship. The following piece is an addition to Andrews’ regular Wednesday column. Bill Bauer is now memorialized as I believe he would want to be. It was a curious thing to hear the various tributes to longtime Santa Monica... Read more →