Rail Safety Month making a stop at Reed Park

  September is California Rail Safety month and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is reaching out to communities bordering the rail system to remind everyone that “safety begins with you.” According to Metro, there have been four significant safety issues with the Santa Monica stretch of the... Read more →


Samohi sports teams start fall season

  September will be a busy month for Santa Monica High School sports teams. The fall sports season has already begun, and the Vikings look to be highly competitive in several sports this autumn. Unfortunately for the football team, the Vikings did not get off to a good start and lost 39-0 to Segerstrom of Santa Ana in the opening... Read more →


Homelessness on the minds of City leaders

    City Hall wants to tackle the city’s homeless problem and while a specific plan has yet to be unveiled, the recent Downtown Santa Monica Inc. meeting provided an opportunity for civic leaders to preview their thinking. Mayor Ted Winterer and City Manager Rick Cole both spoke at the annual meeting and both issued... Read more →


Altercation at McDonalds

On August 26, 2017 at about 11:45 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the McDonalds – 1540 2nd Street to assist Santa Monica Fire Department Personnel with a combative subject. The subject was reportedly swinging a metal chain at SMFD personnel and threatening to harm them. When officers arrived, they saw the subject... Read more →


Soundwaves concert series at SMPL

Downtown The Soundwaves concert series at the Santa Monica Public Library welcomes three rising stars of new music for a CD release concert presenting Trajectories, the second full-length album by composer Michael Vincent Waller, with pianist R. Andrew Lee and cellist Seth Parker Woods. The performance will be 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday,... Read more →


SMMEF donates 2.5 million to SMMUSD

  The Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) has donated almost $2.5 million to local schools for the upcoming school year. On Wednesday, August 30 SMMEF gave a fundraising update to the Santa Monica Malibu Unified Board of Education that included details on the donation. Linda Greenberg, SMMEF Executive Director said,... Read more →


DTSM data highlights ambassador expansion

  Downtown Santa Monica Inc.’s (DTSM) expanded ambassador program tracked almost 8,000 violations in a pair of local parks during the program’s first six months. The findings were presented as part of the organization’s annual meeting that included updates on DTSM’s finances and statements from community leaders about the... Read more →


Suspect breaks into three cars in Beach Lot 3

On August 24, 2017 at about 8:29 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a car burglary in progress at Beach Lot 3 South – 1750 Appian Way. The reporting party reported watching the suspect break into multiple cars in the lot and flee the area. Officers arrived and located the suspect in the 1700 block of Ocean... Read more →


Know Before You Go

Week of September 4, 2017   Street Lighting Modernization Program For the week of September 4, construction will continue throughout the project area, which is bound by 16th Street to the east, Ocean Park Boulevard to the south, Lincoln Boulevard to the west, and Pico Boulevard to the north. There may be sidewalk closures and... Read more →


Heat impacting local power supply

  Southern California’s heat wave has strained the statewide electrical grid and while Santa Monica has been spared triple digit heat, officials said local residents should still do their part to ease the burden on the power system. The heat and associated weather has strained the Southern California power supply for the past... Read more →


Suspect arrested for possession of narcotics

On August 16, 2017 at about 2: 25 p.m. Officers saw a subject in the 500 block of Colorado Blvd known to them for being on probation and having an active court stay away order from the area. Officer made contact with the subject and discovered she was in possession of a hypodermic needle and keys belonging a nearby property. Officers... Read more →


New warning system tested on local buses

The Big Blue Bus is installing new technology on 12 buses to help drivers avoid preventable accidents. The Mobileye Shield+ Collision Avoidance System Pilot Program will remain in place for one year at a cost of $124,263 before officials decide if it should be rolled out to all buses. “As part of the pilot program, Shield+ has been... Read more →


Family feud results with an arrest

On August 17, 2017 at about 9:55 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a disturbance at a residence in the 2200 block of Colorado Blvd. Officers arrived on scene and determined a brother and sister were involved in a physical altercation. The subjects got into a verbal argument that escalated when the male subject... Read more →


LA’s popular Angels Flight reaching for the heavens again

  Angels Flight, the beloved little railroad that's almost as much a symbol of Los Angeles as the Hollywood Sign, began pulling people toward the heavens and back down again Thursday after four years of idleness triggered by a 2013 derailment. Mayor Eric Garcetti and other supporters and admirers of the funky little funicular... Read more →