Santa Monica hosting forum on heart disease, stroke

A free educational forum on heart disease and stroke will be presented Feb. 10-11 and feature experts from Providence Saint John's Health Center. “Your Heart and Vascular Health -- Perspectives on Prevention and Treatment of Heart Disease and Stroke” will be presented Tuesday and Wednesday at the Santa Monica Public Library Auditorium.... Read more →

City Council


City Hall recommends Santa Monica bikeshare name

City officials are recommending “Breeze” for the name of the city's new bikeshare system. City Hall solicited opinions on five potential names for the system and 77 percent of respondents said they liked or loved the name “Breeze.” Only 23 percent of the 460 who took the survey responded negatively to the name. City Council will... Read more →


Santa Monica man cuts into Burger King wall (crime watch)

The Santa Monica Police Department responded to 357 calls for service on Feb. 4. Below is a sampling of those calls chosen by the Santa Monica Daily Press staff. Burglary, 1000 block 7th, 12:24 a.m. Disturbance, 1500 block Euclid, 2:56 a.m. Disturbance, 2100 block Delaware, 5:17 a.m. Hit and run, 2100 block Hill, 6:34 a.m. Trespassing,... Read more →


Santa Monica police plan bike, pedestrian safety patrols

The Santa Monica Police Department will step up bike and pedestrian safety enforcement operations Feb. 7 and Feb. 9, with focused enforcement on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. The department has mapped out locations over the past five years where pedestrian and bike collisions are prevalent,... Read more →


SuperBowl-A-Thon supports Westside Coalition

On, Feb. 6, there will be 900 bowlers representing various businesses, social service agencies and local government, competing in a unique and special fundraising event: SuperBowl-A-Thon 19. The event benefiting the Westside Coalition takes place at Bowlmor Lanes in Santa Monica from 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. This bowling marathon of eight... Read more →


Rotary Club helps beautify Pico Youth & Family Center

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Santa Monica gathered at Pico Youth & Family Center on Jan. 24 for a Rotary Day of Service to continue their “Legacy of Service” in the Santa Monica community. Rotary Day of Service co-chairs Tom Woods and Drew Fleming led the volunteer effort. Rotarians arrived with paint, paintbrushes and... Read more →


Was ‘Popeye’ born in Santa Monica?

Welcome to the battle for Popeye's origin story. In the left corner, hailing from Illinois, a Polish saloon worker, the reigning champion, Frank “Rocky” Fiegel. And on the right, a fisherman, a bona fide sailorman from the Santa Monica Pier, the challenger, Olaf “Oli” Olsen. Popeye, the cartoon character dreamed up by Elzie Crisler... Read more →


School board to contemplate ROP cuts

On a recent evening, Rebel Harrison started counting individual mailboxes in the offices of the Regional Occupational Program as the director tallied teachers and staffers. Suffice it to say that the ROP facility might soon have some empty slots. As the county education department holds onto funds that the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified... Read more →


Lecture explores Renaissance palaces, prints and plates

A Film Lecture will be given by Art History instructor Dr. Valerie Taylor on Friday, Feb. 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Monica Emeritus College, 1227 2nd. Street, Room 107. Her talk considers the material culture of the past through the art of the present. Isabella d'Este (1474-1539) was the most important female art patron and collector of... Read more →


Santa Monica foundation donates $1M to AltaSea

AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles has secured a $1 million gift from The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, a Santa Monica-based institution known for its support of education, economic development and innovation in Los Angeles. AltaSea is a public-private partnership that brings together science, business and education to generate... Read more →


Lifeguards rescue record number of victims in 2014

2014 was the busiest year on record for the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Lifeguard Division, according to figures released last week. From Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, Los Angeles County ocean lifeguards performed 15,851 ocean rescues. The year's count broke the previous mark of 14,096 set in 1997. This is the largest number of rescues... Read more →

City Council

Development agreements scrutinized by Council

Several members of City Council expressed concern that a large development has failed to hold up its end of the bargain for two years in a row. Agensys, which works to develop new cancer therapies, is allowing more employees to drive to and from work than it is permitted under the development agreement (DA) it signed with City Hall in... Read more →