Public

Minor gains for SMMUSD on state tests

Students in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district made small improvements in the second year of new state standardized tests, according to recently released data. About 71 percent of SMMUSD students who took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress met or exceeded the standard in English and 60 percent passed the... Read more →

Crime

Woman steals $293 worth of merchandise from CVS

On Aug. 26 at about 3:48 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a theft occurring at CVS, 1411 Lincoln Blvd. Officers arrived and were met by several store employees in the parking lot. The employees pointed towards the suspect who was in the parking lot and indicated the suspect had taken... Read more →

Briefs

Benefit concert for P.S. ARTS

  Herb Alpert & Lani Hall will perform a benefit concert in honor of P.S. ARTS on Sept. the 10 at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School in Santa Monica. In celebration of P.S. ARTS’ 25th anniversary, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall will perform their eclectic blend of jazz, world, and American pop standards during an... Read more →

Briefs

10th Annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature

The Santa Monica Public Library celebrates the tenth annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature with the program Eames Demetrios on Sustainable Design on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., in the MLK Jr. Auditorium at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Director of the Eames Office, and grandson of Ray and Charles Eames, Eames... Read more →

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Santa Monica History Museum Annual Gala Tribute Dinner

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Santa Monica History Museum will hold its annual Gala Tribute Dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows at 101 Wilshire Boulevard. In recognition of the opening of Metro’s Expo Line to Santa Monica earlier this year, the event is themed “Tracking History: Celebrating the Return of Passenger Rail to... Read more →

Education

Samohi to honor 1955 alumnus at alumni picnic

  If there’s one event James “Mac” McPherson hates missing, it’s the annual alumni picnic at Santa Monica High School. The 1955 alumnus always looks forward to bumping into old friends, reminiscing about old times and supporting his old stomping grounds. And he’ll certainly be in attendance at this year’s edition... Read more →

Crime

Locks and serial numbers key to thwarting bike theft

    Tom Stratton is one of the many locals that use a bicycle to travel short distances within the City, and like many of those riders he has had the unfortunate experience of returning to a bike rack to find the bicycle missing. However, Stratton is among the rare riders that was able to recover his bike before it was lost to... Read more →

Transportation

Know Before You Go- Week of Sept. 5, 2016

Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of Sept. 5, the contractor will continue with the removal and replacement of sewer main pipe on Palisades P. N. between 4th Street and 7th Street. During these operations, the alley will be closed to through traffic, local access only.  No work is scheduled on September 5, 2016. Should you... Read more →

Crime

Man shoplifts from Bloomingdale’s

On Aug. 24 at about 12:56 p.m. officers responded to a radio call for service at Bloomingdale’s, 315 Colorado Ave., regarding a theft that had just occurred. The suspect fled the location with merchandise. Officers determined the suspect entered the store and selected several items from the sales floor. The suspected exited the store... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica Democratic Club Endorsement Meetings

The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host two very important meetings to endorse candidates and measures for the Nov. 8 election. Council, SMC Trustees, Judge - Office 42 Date:  Thursday, September 8, 2016 Time:  6:30 p.m. (sign-in begins at 6 p.m.) Place: Santa Monica Main Library Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa... Read more →

Briefs

Swim The Ocean With Olympic Medalist

Two coaches, Olympic gold-medalist David Walters and silver-medalist Clay Evans, are leading free ocean swim workouts at 6:15 a.m. Thursday mornings and Friday nights monthly off Santa Monica Beach. Their next evening swim is 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 9. David Walters, who won gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay in the 2008 Olympics, is still the... Read more →

Briefs

Bloom bills pass Assembly

This week, as the legislature wrapped up its 2015-2016 legislative session, the Assembly passed two bills authored by Assembly member Richard Bloom (D - Santa Monica) that will increase access to funding for energy efficiency and watershed infrastructure projects. AB 1330, which passed on a 49-28 vote, enables the state to secure... Read more →