Crime

Suspect assaults Von’s LP

On March 16, at about 5:44 a.m. Officers responded to Von’s Supermarket – 710 Broadway regarding a subject who attempted to hit an employee. As officers approached the location, the victim pointed toward the suspect who was walking in the parking lot. The suspect was detained in the parking lot for an investigation. An investigation... Read more →

News

Meals on Wheels celebrates while facing uncertain future

  Meals on Wheels West (MOWW) celebrated their Annual Community Champions Day this week and the event provided a stark contrast between local support for the organization and threats posed by the federal government. The event brought together local elected officials like Mayor Ted Winterer, and City of Malibu Mayor, Lou LaMonte.... Read more →

Crime

Promenade gets hit again

On March 11, at about 9:52 p.m. Officers responded to the Apple Store – 1415 3rd Street Promenade regarding a petty theft suspect in custody. Officers arrived and met with Loss Prevention Staff who indicated the suspect entered the store and selected merchandise, two headphones valued at $699, from the sales floor and concealed the items... Read more →

Crime

Firefighters save dog during apartment fire

Santa Monica firefighters responding to an apartment fire yesterday saved a dog that had been overcome by heat and smoke. According to the department, on the afternoon of Tuesday March 21 at 4:05 p.m., the Santa Monica Fire Department began receiving multiple 911 calls for a report of a structure fire at 1857 7th Street in the City of... Read more →

Crime

Fatal accident in Civic Center parking lot

A car killed a pedestrian in the Civic Center parking lot yesterday afternoon. According to the Santa Monica Police Department, several witnesses described the suspect vehicle as entering the parking lot from 4th Street and proceed westbound at a high rate of speed. The vehicle continued through a parking gate and struck a pedestrian... Read more →

Crime

Scissor threat leads to arrest

On March 11, at about 10:12 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Nielson Way and Ocean Park Blvd regarding a man with a knife threatening passersby. Officers arrived and detained the subject. The subject was in possession of scissors and complied with officers. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was waiting... Read more →

News

Bill would reshape Rent Control in Santa Monica

On Thursday, the Santa Monica Rent Control Board will decide whether to throw its support behind a controversial California Assembly Bill that would vastly change the way rent control operates in the City. The bill introduced by local Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) and two other legislators from the Bay Area, Rob Bonta... Read more →

News

Santa Monica opposes revised travel ban

Santa Monica has joined with other cities to oppose President Trump’s new travel ban. On March 21, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the Cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief in the federal district... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica Public Library Presents Noontime Chamber Music

Downtown The Santa Monica Public Library invites residents to mark the end of the week with a free concert of French chamber music from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, performed by Deborah How (flute and piano), Rik Noyce (flute), and Sylvie Olliver (piano). All three are in high demand as performers and teachers and will also speak... Read more →

Briefs

Critical Missing Man

UPDATE: Romario Snow has been found and returned to his family.   Citywide The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing adult, Romario Snow, a 21-year old autistic man. On March 19, 2017 at about 1:52 p.m., the critical missing adult was last seen by Los Angeles... Read more →

Crime

Nearly $400 worth of merchandise recovered

On March 8, at about 11:04 a.m. Officers responded to Urban Outfitters at 1440 3rd Street Promenade regarding a subject removing security sensors from merchandise. Officer met with the store manager who told officers the suspect was removing security sensors from the clothing and entering the fitting room. Officers waited outside for the... Read more →