New traffic ticket amnesty program

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform customers about a new amnesty program designed to assist qualified drivers with paying unpaid traffic or non-traffic infraction tickets, by reducing fines by 50 or 80 percent. The 18-month long Traffic Tickets/Infractions Amnesty Program began October 1. This new amnesty... Read more →


Petition launched to bring back the ice on the Westside

Following the closure of the Culver Ice Arena in Culver City in 2014, a 52-year old community resource of the Greater Los Angeles area, a core group of rink/ice skating supporters have continued with efforts to make sure another ice arena is built on the Westside of Los Angeles. This committee is called Bring Back The Ice and spearheaded by... Read more →


Woman arrested for public nudity, stole a GoPro camera

On October 1 at about 10:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the beach regarding a female walking around naked. They found a female wearing shirt and hat but no pants walking towards the water. They stopped the female and noticed she dropped a GoPro camera in the sand. While talking with her, a couple of beach goers approached them and said... Read more →


Write Your Life’s Journey: a three-part writing workshop

Improve your wellbeing and Write Your Life's Journey in a three-session workshop led by retired English professor Lawrence Owen. The workshops take place October 16, 23 and 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Main Library's Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Previously a professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota,... Read more →


One-act plays written and directed by Los Angeles women

GLO (Green Light One-Acts) was created by Green Light Productions to showcase the best short plays written by women. Submissions for this year's GLO were open to Los Angeles-area women only because of our commitment to promoting local artists. Out of over a hundred submissions, these five plays represent some of the most talented writers in... Read more →


Stabbing near Virginia Avenue Park

A man was stabbed Monday afternoon near Virginia Avenue Park, a Santa Monica police official said.¬†Authorities were called to a bus stop near the intersection of Pico and Cloverfield boulevards at about 4:15 p.m., Sgt. Rudy Camarena said.¬†The victim had a puncture wound but was not cooperating with emergency responders, Camarena... Read more →



Samohi participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Leadership students at Santa Monica High School were trying to figure out how to raise breast cancer awareness on campus. They knew that their peers had mobilized in droves for basketball games when asked to pack the gymnasium for "white-out" or "black-out" events, where they showed unity by wearing the same colored clothing. Why not try... Read more →


Know Before You Go

Week of October 12, 2015 EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE: The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled for train testing activities in Santa Monica this week and will continue for several months. The trains are now operated on their own power. Testing will be ongoing along the entire alignment in Los Angeles and... Read more →


SMMUSD announces new bond program manager consultant

The SMMUSD Board of Education approved the hiring of Massetti Consulting, LLC, as the new bond program manager consulting firm at its July 15 regular meeting. The contract became effective on Sept. 1. The district conducted an exhaustive search and interview process for this position in the spring with support from Heery International, an... Read more →


Documentary on Samohi teacher to play in Beverly Hills

"Big Voice" the new musical feature documentary that follows a year in the life of a demanding high school choir teacher who pushes his students to become "one big voice," will make it's hometown festival debut at the 11th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Beverly... Read more →


Santa Monica schools compete to be trash-free at lunch

    You‚Äôre not going to find many plastic bags, paper napkins or one-use water bottles in students‚Äô lunch boxes at Edison and Will Rogers elementary schools. The Santa Monica schools are participating in a yearlong competition between 22 campuses across Southern California to reduce waste during mid-day... Read more →