News

Fresh Finds: Organic Garden

If you look beyond the half-dozen rows of lettuce, peppers, tomatoes and other plants, you may notice an empty chair sitting in some shade at the Logan’s Garden booth at the Saturday Downtown Farmers Market. It’s the seat Logan Williams and his father, Jimmy, have been reserving for customers every weekend for years. “We always... Read more →

Crime

Police raise visibility with mobile command post

Looking for new ways to combat a rising crime rate, the Santa Monica Police Department has launched a program to deploy its massive, mobile command post throughout the city. Affectionately nicknamed “Optimus Crime” by officers, the 30-foot vehicle has two conference rooms, air-conditioning, a refrigerator and access to the city’s... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On April 21, at about 1:15 p.m. While patrolling the area of Lincoln Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd, an officer saw a subject walking in traffic creating a traffic hazard nearly being hit by several cars. Officers attempted to stop the subject. The subject walked away from an officer and refused all commands. The subject continued to walk away... Read more →

News

SMMUSD moves forward on Malibu reimagining

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District will reenvision Malibu education for the 21st century, agreeing at a May 3 board meeting to combine Juan Cabrillo Elementary School and Point Dume Marine Science School, to consider the creation of a separate Malibu Middle School, and to reconstruct Malibu High School. The board agreed to the... Read more →

Education

Educator Spotlight: Vicki Justis

Vicki Justis Child Development Center The Educator Spotlight recognizes those who contribute to the education of local students. Educators were chosen by consulting with site PTA, student government organizations, and staff. Educators were chosen for their reputations with students, staff, parents and the community. This year,... Read more →

Briefs

Arrests target Southern California gang

A three-month investigation of a criminal street gang in Southern California has led to the arrests of 85 people and seizure of 36 firearms and drugs. The probe into a criminal enterprise allegedly directed by the Mexican Mafia was announced Wednesday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Orange County Sheriff Sandra... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On April 23, at about 2:47 p.m. While patrolling the 1500 block of 7th Street, officers observed a subject riding a bicycle on the sidewalk in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officers stopped the subject for the violation. A computer check of the subject revealed he had a $30,000 warrant for his arrest related to a resisting... Read more →

Briefs

Los Angeles council moves toward short-term rental rules

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a policy for short-term home rental services such as Airbnb that would cap the number of days a home or room could be rented out each year and bar rentals of homes that aren't primary residences. The council moved potential regulations forward on Wednesday but added amendments that would... Read more →

Briefs

Burglar hits LA-area homes while residents attend funerals

Los Angeles police are urging a man to surrender on suspicion of being a burglar who targets homes while residents are attending funerals. Police said Thursday that help from the public led them to name 44-year-old Brett Patrick Rogers in a felony arrest warrant on a charge of residential burglary. Police say that on March 11 the... Read more →