Mother killed, daughter injured in hit-and-run

OCEAN AVE — A mother was killed and her daughter was hospitalized after they were struck by a vehicle as they were walking near the Santa Monica Pier early Saturday morning. The 61-year-old mother from Wisconsin was visiting her 32-year-old daughter, a resident of Santa Monica. They were struck as they jaywalked across the 1600 block of... Read more →


City Hall: Quick response to mass shooting saved lives

CITYWIDE — Communication could have been better, but overall City Hall’s response to last year’s mass shooting that ended on the Santa Monica College campus was a success, city officials said in a recent report. The city of Santa Monica Office of Emergency Management (OEM) released a 28-page report about what was learned from the way... Read more →


Santa Monica road advisories

Expo Light Rail Line   Note the following activities: 1. 17th Street 10-day street closure with 24-hour work shift for rail installation until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2 2014. 2. Colorado Avenue between Fourth and 18th streets: Street closures in the eastbound and westbound directions. Expect westbound and eastbound lane... Read more →


Candidates square off in 1st supervisor debate

WESTSIDE — The gloves stayed on during the first debate between Los Angeles County Supervisor candidates, except around the topic of campaign finances. Four candidates vying to replaced current termed-out Third District Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky met to discuss key issues in front of an audience on the UCLA campus Thursday... Read more →


Bulger’s defense costs top $3M

BOSTON — The costs of defending Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have topped more than $3 million, according to documents filed in federal court Friday. The documents submitted to U.S. District Judge Denise Casper show that Bulger’s defense lawyers have been paid a little over $2.7 million by the government for their work.... Read more →


Extended street closure starts Saturday

COLORADO AVE — The contractor building the Exposition Light Rail Line will be closing 17th Street at Colorado Avenue for at least 11 days to install rails in the street, officials with Metro said. The closure will begin Saturday, March 22 at 1 a.m. Westbound Colorado Avenue will remain open. Crews will be working around the clock to... Read more →


New group pushes for enviro safety at Malibu schools

MALIBU — A group of disaffected parents and community stakeholders has launched a new independent group, Malibu Unites, in an effort to push for further public transparency and comprehensive safety assessments as the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District grapples with issues of environmental safety at Malibu High, Middle and Juan... Read more →


Crime Watch: No such thing as a free lunch — or dinner

Crime Watch is a weekly series culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.   Friday, March 14, at 9:20 p.m., A Santa Monica Police officer responded to the 2600 block of Wilshire Boulevard — Sonny McLean’s Irish... Read more →


Brief: ‘Cesar Chavez’ screening a fundraiser

Michael Pena stars in 'Cesar Chavez.' On Saturday at 7 p.m., Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall will host a preview screening of “Cesar Chavez” as part of a fundraising effort for the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, Edison Language Academy, John Adams Middle School and Santa Monica High School’s dual immersion... Read more →