Crime

Vons security shakes down suspect

On November 3, at about 6:10 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Vons -710 Broadway regarding a fight in progress involving Vons security. As officers arrived, a store employee pointed out the suspect and he was detained. An investigation revealed, the suspect was observed by a customer concealing merchandise in his... Read more →

News

County report highlights easy access to alcohol

BY MATTHEW HALL Santa Monica has one of the highest concentrations of alcohol sales in the county according to a new report released by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to the county’s data, Santa Monica has 27.6 on-premises alcohol outlets (such as bars or restaurants) per 10,000 residents and 7.4... Read more →

Crime

Wanted fugitive found in Santa Monica

On November 3, at about 1:56 p.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop in 300 block of Santa Monica Blvd for an equipment violation. A computer check of the driver revealed the subject was a wanted fugitive from Arkansas and had an outstanding felony warrant from Beverly Hills Police Department. The subject was placed under arrest. A search... Read more →

News

Trump considering woman, openly gay man for leadership posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is considering a woman and an openly gay man to fill major positions in his new leadership team, history-making moves that would inject diversity into a Trump administration already facing questions about its ties to white nationalists. The incoming president is considering Richard Grenell... Read more →

Crime

Yet again, burglary on the Promenade

On November 4, at about 5:20 p.m. Officers responded to Urban Outfitters- 1440 3rd Street Promenade- regarding suspicious persons loitering in the store. An employee identified the subjects as possibly being involved in a series of retail burglaries. The subjects exited the store prior to the officer’s arrival causing a security alarm to... Read more →

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Daily Press Editorial

  Election lessons For all their faults, American elections are still one of the greatest examples of democracy in action. Whether you win or lose, at the end of the day there are always lessons to be learned and the will of the people is made known. The easy lesson this year is that Santa Monican’s continue to support local... Read more →

News

Rubber bullets and fear: Trump protesters flood streets anew

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — From New York to Illinois to California, in red states and blue, protesters decrying Donald Trump's election spent another night overtaking highways, smashing store windows, igniting fires and in at least one city, facing pepper spray and rubber projectiles from police trying to clear the streets. The demonstrations... Read more →

Crime

Election complaints increase this year

BY MATTHEW HALL The contentious election didn’t leave Santa Monica unscathed and reports of potential wrongdoing were rife on Election Day. Reports are circulating on social media that a man was attacked in Santa Monica by Trump supporters, however the story has not been verified. The Santa Monica Police Department said it did not... Read more →

News

The economy that Trump inherits: Durable but sluggish

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump inherits a much sturdier economy than the one Barack Obama carried into his second term four years ago. Back then, the scars of the Great Recession were still fresh. Joblessness was near 8 percent. Pay was flat. Europe faced a grave debt crisis that threatened to spread across the Atlantic. Now? The job... Read more →

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Student protests spread in wake of Trump victory

BY MATTHEW HALL Daily Press Editor   Hundreds of students protested on California campuses Wednesday following Donald Trump’s presidential victory. Students at Santa Monica College and Santa Monica High School staged impromptu walkouts Wednesday with many students citing feelings of danger created by Trump’s candidacy and... Read more →

Crime

Woman used methamphetamine and walks into traffic

On October, 29 at around 8:10 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a traffic hazard in the area of Neilson Way and Bay Street. The reporting party stated there was a female White, with blonde hair, walking in and out of traffic. When officer arrived, they located a subject matching that description in the 100 block of Bay St. Officers... Read more →

City Council

LUVE lost in Santa Monica

BY MATTHEW HALL   In an election that saw the national population explicitly reject the establishment in favor of an outsider, Santa Monica voters doubled down on the status quo. Local voters rejected Measure LV and its author Armen Melkonians. Instead, voters chose the incumbents for City Council and backed several ballot... Read more →

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Shock, joy and fear as voters elect Donald Trump president

From Virginia coal country, as election results trickled in, Jimmy McDonald texted his boss to warn he might need a day off Wednesday. Celebrations, it seemed, were in order. "Historic day," his boss wrote back. "There's still some good in America," McDonald responded. Just before midnight, he said he could barely believe it. "The... Read more →