News

California hit by severe heatwave, power conservation urged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Managers of California's power grid are asking for voluntary electricity conservation as forecasters predict more extreme heat statewide. The California Independent System Operator predicts demand on the system will set a new all-time record Friday. Consumers are asked to cut back on use of electricity between 1 p.m.... Read more →

Briefs

Broad Fest At The Broad Stage

11th St. Broad Fest returns on Sunday, September 3, from 2 – 7 p.m. with an afternoon of music, food and interactive entertainment. Admission is free. The plaza will be lively with activities, booths, sounds and people of all ages who love the arts. Come hear an array of live musical performances intermixed with DJ... Read more →

Crime

Suspect assaults CVS manager

On August 16, 2017 at about 3:34 While patrolling the area near the CVS Pharmacy at 1411 Lincoln Blvd, officers observed a subject holding a skateboard and throw it at the sliding glass door causing the glass to shatter. The subject then rode off on his skateboard. Officers stropped the subject at the corner of Lincoln Blvd and Santa... Read more →

Food

Pico Market heating up with annual Chili Roast

  The weather may be warm but the Farmers Market is bringing the heat in September with their annual Chili Roast. Locals are encouraged to partake in the popular celebration every Saturday at Virginia Avenue Park (2200 Virginia Ave). The chili roaster has been a part of the Santa Monica market for more than a decade and over the... Read more →

City Council

City secures $3.6 million from nutrition company

  The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has secured a $3.6 million settlement with a local company accused deceptive sales practices. City Hall sent out a press release this week announcing the agreement with Beachbody. “Beachbody, one of the world’s largest sellers of exercise videos, supplements, and weight-loss... Read more →

Crime

No bail for 27 year old suspect

On August 17, 2017 at about 7:18 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service in the 300 block of California Avenue regarding a subject acting suspiciously in the alley rear trying to force his way through a side gate. Officers located the subject seated in a carport. Officers attempted to identify the subject. The subject initially... Read more →

Briefs

SANTA MONICA COLLEGE PRESENTS “SOCIAL JUSTICE” SERIES

SMC Santa Monica College (SMC) presents a new Social Justice Lecture Series in Fall 2017, featuring presentations, talks, and discussions that explore the concept of social justice and a variety of aspects, issues, and developments affecting and shaping it in today’s world. All presentations in the series are free and will be held on the... Read more →

News

Uber’s pick for new CEO brings skills, experience

  For a surprise choice, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi appears to check the boxes needed to tackle the massive job of leading Uber from a rapidly growing but dysfunctional money-loser to a company that can turn a consistent profit. Like Uber, Expedia is a global juggernaut that uses an internet platform to process millions of... Read more →

News

Beachbody to Pay $3.6 Million in Consumer Protection Case

The City of Santa Monica released the following statement regarding a successful investigation by the City Attorney's Office: Beachbody, one of the world’s largest sellers of exercise videos, supplements, and weight-loss programs, has agreed to change its website and sales practices to better protect consumers. The Santa Monica-based... Read more →

Briefs

Heat wave could continue through Labor Day

Citywide The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting dangerous heat through the local region, including Santa Monica and the coast. The combination of strong high pressure and weak onshore flow will continue to produce dangerously hot temperatures across the region through at least the end of the week and possibly into the Labor... Read more →

Transportation

Safe Routes BACK to School

It’s nearly September and a new school year is upon us. As families prepare for the start of school, the City of Santa Monica’s Safe Routes to School program encourages families to consider walking, biking, riding the bus or train, skating, and scooting to school. Why you ask? Here are just three of the many great reasons to leave the... Read more →

News

Anarchist rampage in Berkeley renews free speech debate

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of masked, black-clad anarchists who overwhelmed a peaceful California protest and assaulted at least five perceived political enemies have reignited the debate over ensuring free speech while protecting public safety in the city where the U.S. free speech movement was born in the 1960s. After planned... Read more →