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 →


California hit by severe heatwave, power conservation urged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Managers of California's power grid are asking for voluntary electricity conservation as forecasters predict more extreme heat statewide. The California Independent System Operator predicts demand on the system will set a new all-time record Friday. Consumers are asked to cut back on use of electricity between 1 p.m.... Read more →


Broad Fest At The Broad Stage

11th St. Broad Fest returns on Sunday, September 3, from 2 – 7 p.m. with an afternoon of music, food and interactive entertainment. Admission is free. The plaza will be lively with activities, booths, sounds and people of all ages who love the arts. Come hear an array of live musical performances intermixed with DJ... Read more →


Suspect assaults CVS manager

On August 16, 2017 at about 3:34 While patrolling the area near the CVS Pharmacy at 1411 Lincoln Blvd, officers observed a subject holding a skateboard and throw it at the sliding glass door causing the glass to shatter. The subject then rode off on his skateboard. Officers stropped the subject at the corner of Lincoln Blvd and Santa... Read more →


Pico Market heating up with annual Chili Roast

  The weather may be warm but the Farmers Market is bringing the heat in September with their annual Chili Roast. Locals are encouraged to partake in the popular celebration every Saturday at Virginia Avenue Park (2200 Virginia Ave). The chili roaster has been a part of the Santa Monica market for more than a decade and over the... Read more →

City Council

City secures $3.6 million from nutrition company

  The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has secured a $3.6 million settlement with a local company accused deceptive sales practices. City Hall sent out a press release this week announcing the agreement with Beachbody. “Beachbody, one of the world’s largest sellers of exercise videos, supplements, and weight-loss... Read more →


No bail for 27 year old suspect

On August 17, 2017 at about 7:18 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 300 block of California Avenue regarding a subject acting suspiciously in the alley rear trying to force his way through a side gate. Officers located the subject seated in a carport. Officers attempted to identify the subject. The subject initially... Read more →