Briefs

SHINE Features True Stories of “Far and Away”

Sometimes it takes a dramatic change of surroundings to follow one’s true path. At the next SHINE, storytellers will recount their true stories of traveling “Far and Away.” Stories may involve going to exotic locations – or simply leaving a familiar way of life behind. The event happens on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the lovely... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On April 25, at about 9:46 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Ocean Avenue and Colorado Blvd regarding an assault with a deadly weapon that just occurred. The reporting party/witness reported seeing a subject hitting another person with a metal pipe. Officers arrived and located the victim suffering from a blow to the... Read more →

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Double bill of Italian comic opera at Santa Monica College

The Santa Monica College Music Department will present SMC Opera Theatre in a double bill of Italian comic opera. Giacomo Puccini’s one-act masterpiece “Gianni Schicchi” and Gaetano Donizetti’s delightful “Il campanello” will be performed with full staging and costume. Performances will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC... Read more →

Briefs

Soundwaves concert

On Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the Main Library's Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd, the Soundwaves new music series presents performances of two solo compositions released on CD by the Venice-based Cold Blue Music record label. Vicki Ray will perform Daniel Lentz' "River of 1000 Streams" for piano and... Read more →

News

Fresh Finds: Organic Garden

If you look beyond the half-dozen rows of lettuce, peppers, tomatoes and other plants, you may notice an empty chair sitting in some shade at the Logan’s Garden booth at the Saturday Downtown Farmers Market. It’s the seat Logan Williams and his father, Jimmy, have been reserving for customers every weekend for years. “We always... Read more →

Crime

Police raise visibility with mobile command post

Looking for new ways to combat a rising crime rate, the Santa Monica Police Department has launched a program to deploy its massive, mobile command post throughout the city. Affectionately nicknamed “Optimus Crime” by officers, the 30-foot vehicle has two conference rooms, air-conditioning, a refrigerator and access to the city’s... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On April 21, at about 1:15 p.m. While patrolling the area of Lincoln Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd, an officer saw a subject walking in traffic creating a traffic hazard nearly being hit by several cars. Officers attempted to stop the subject. The subject walked away from an officer and refused all commands. The subject continued to walk away... Read more →

News

SMMUSD moves forward on Malibu reimagining

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District will reenvision Malibu education for the 21st century, agreeing at a May 3 board meeting to combine Juan Cabrillo Elementary School and Point Dume Marine Science School, to consider the creation of a separate Malibu Middle School, and to reconstruct Malibu High School. The board agreed to the... Read more →

Education

Educator Spotlight: Vicki Justis

Vicki Justis Child Development Center The Educator Spotlight recognizes those who contribute to the education of local students. Educators were chosen by consulting with site PTA, student government organizations, and staff. Educators were chosen for their reputations with students, staff, parents and the community. This year,... Read more →

Briefs

Arrests target Southern California gang

A three-month investigation of a criminal street gang in Southern California has led to the arrests of 85 people and seizure of 36 firearms and drugs. The probe into a criminal enterprise allegedly directed by the Mexican Mafia was announced Wednesday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Orange County Sheriff Sandra... Read more →