Petty theft at Lincoln Starbucks

On May 8, at about 8:10 a.m. Officers responded the Starbucks – 1447 Lincoln Blvd regarding a subject who selected food/merchandise from the location. The subject selected several items and sat on a chair. The subject ate all of the items without paying for anything. Officers spoke with the subject. The subject did not have any money or... Read more →


Manchester terror attack raises concerns for TCS

    The deadly terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England that killed 22 people and wounded 59 is shedding light on security weaknesses at Santa Monica’s annual Twilight Concert Series. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack which killed concertgoers as young as 8 years old.... Read more →


Santa Monica opens water reuse project at Los Amigos Park

  On May 23, the City officially opened the Los Amigos Park Storm Water Harvesting and Direct Use Demonstration Project. Officials said the project is another way for the City to maintain the strong environmental commitment within the community while helping move the city toward water conservation, water self-sufficiency and... Read more →


Citation for open alcohol container

On May 8, at about 6:53 a.m. An officer responded to the Santa Monica Pier regarding a subject defecating in public. An officer located the subject sitting on bench along the pier deck. The subject was smoking a cigarette and holding a half-empty bottle of whiskey. The officer was unable to positively identify the subject to issue him a... Read more →


20 year sentence for Pier Burger stabbing

A homeless man has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison for the 2016 stabbing of an employee at Pier Burger. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Calvin Earl Gullett, 34, entered no contest pleas on May 22 for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of second-degree robbery In a... Read more →


Man arrested for carrying a dagger

  On May 7, 2017 at about 9:09 p.m. officers responded to Sushi Roku (1401 Ocean Avenue) regarding a subject with a weapon.  The reporting party indicated the subject pulled a “knife” from his sock and concealed it in his waistband.   Officers located the subject standing outside of the restaurant in the 100 block of Santa... Read more →


Bill Bauer Spirit Lives On

Editor’s note: Daily Press Columnist Charles Andrews has organized the efforts to establish a Bill Bauer scholarship. The following piece is an addition to Andrews’ regular Wednesday column. Bill Bauer is now memorialized as I believe he would want to be. It was a curious thing to hear the various tributes to longtime Santa Monica... Read more →


Local business Bourget Bros celebrates 70 years

  It all started with just $300 and an offer to buy a business. It was 1947 and Henry, Lawrence and Leo Bourget had just come back from WWII. To them, that $300 was a big investment but one that certainly paid off over the next seventy years. The money went to purchasing a concrete manufacturing plant on the corner of 10th... Read more →


Daily Press KBUG Week of May 22

Week of May 22, 2017   Attached is KBUG information for the week of May 22:   Transit And Parking Services Tenant Improvement (Taps Ti) Project Beginning the week of May 22, construction will take place in Parking Structure #5 at 1440 4th street and anticipates affecting the sidewalk in front of the building with the... Read more →


City Wide Community Briefs

Citywide Orchestra Santa Monica concludes its fifth season with a premiere Orchestra Santa Monica concludes its fifth season with the premiere of Damian Montano’s Three Night Pieces for bassoon and string orchestra on Sunday, May 21. Montano will be the bassoon soloist as well. Also on the program are Haydn’s Symphony No. 22 (“The... Read more →


Man admits to being on probation

On May 9, at about 3:30 a.m. While patrolling the area of 14th Street and Santa Monica Blvd., officers observed a subject riding his bicycle with no front headlight. The subject was stopped. The subject admitted to being on probation for vehicle theft. A search of the subject’s backpack led to the recovery of a check under the name of... Read more →


Santa Monica Public Library presents Soundwaves

Downtown Santa Monica Public Library presents Soundwaves: Southland Plays Oliveros The Santa Monica Public Library Soundwaves concert series presents the Southland Ensemble performing the work of Pauline Oliveros on Wednesday June 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. This... Read more →


MAINopoly is back for Memorial Day Weekend

      Everyone is invited to eat and play for a good cause on Memorial Day weekend when Santa Monica hosts the 4th Annual MAINopoly event on Main Street. What started as a simple fundraiser has grown into a destination celebration for that part of town and officials are hoping for another successful day on May... Read more →