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 →


Man arrested for shoplifting at Nordstrom

On May 8, at about 2:46 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Nordstrom – 220 Broadway regarding a theft suspect that was in custody and becoming agitated with the store Loss Prevention Staff. The subject was observed by Loss Prevention Staff as he walked around the store and selected a scarf and jewelry. The subject... Read more →

City Council

City anticipates deficits in coming years

While the Santa Monica’s fiscal outlook looks strong for the next two years, a dramatic rise in pension costs threatens the City’s ongoing stability, according to a nearly 400 page budget released by the City Manager’s Office Wednesday. Even if national economic growth continues over the next two years, the City faces a $3.8 million... Read more →


Marina Del Rey preparing for summer fun

  With the summer entertainment season rapidly approaching, local officials want to remind Santa Monicans of the options for recreation just down the beach in Marina Del Rey. Marina del Rey is the hot spot for summer fun said organizers. “Marina del Rey is a popular recreational destination offering all of what visitors love... Read more →


Robbery at Cynergy Cycles

On May 11, 2017 at about 2:29 p.m. officers responded to a radio call for service at Cynergy Cycles – 2300 Santa Monica Blvd regarding a robbery.  The suspect entered the store and selected merchandise.  The suspect exited the store without paying for any merchandise.  An employee notified the store manager.  The store manager followed... Read more →