Scissor threat leads to arrest

On March 11, at about 10:12 a.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Nielson Way and Ocean Park Blvd regarding a man with a knife threatening passersby. Officers arrived and detained the subject. The subject was in possession of scissors and complied with officers. A preliminary investigation revealed the victim was waiting... Read more →


Bill would reshape Rent Control in Santa Monica

On Thursday, the Santa Monica Rent Control Board will decide whether to throw its support behind a controversial California Assembly Bill that would vastly change the way rent control operates in the City. The bill introduced by local Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) and two other legislators from the Bay Area, Rob Bonta... Read more →


Santa Monica opposes revised travel ban

Santa Monica has joined with other cities to oppose President Trump’s new travel ban. On March 21, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the Cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief in the federal district... Read more →


Santa Monica Public Library Presents Noontime Chamber Music

Downtown The Santa Monica Public Library invites residents to mark the end of the week with a free concert of French chamber music from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, performed by Deborah How (flute and piano), Rik Noyce (flute), and Sylvie Olliver (piano). All three are in high demand as performers and teachers and will also speak... Read more →


Critical Missing Man

UPDATE: Romario Snow has been found and returned to his family.   Citywide The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing adult, Romario Snow, a 21-year old autistic man. On March 19, 2017 at about 1:52 p.m., the critical missing adult was last seen by Los Angeles... Read more →


Nearly $400 worth of merchandise recovered

On March 8, at about 11:04 a.m. Officers responded to Urban Outfitters at 1440 3rd Street Promenade regarding a subject removing security sensors from merchandise. Officer met with the store manager who told officers the suspect was removing security sensors from the clothing and entering the fitting room. Officers waited outside for the... Read more →


Holocaust survivors visit Samohi

The Santa Monica High School Theatre has teamed with the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) and with Writer’s Room Productions to present “Voice of Survivors” to local students. Students in Theatre Director, Kate Barraza’s Acting class participated in the LAMOTH Voices of History Theatre Workshop recently. The Voice of... Read more →


Suspect punches AMC employee

On March 7, at about 1:15 p.m. Officers responded to the AMC Theater-1310 3rd Street Promenade regarding a subject punching an employee.  An officer met with the victim who said the subject purchased a ticket for a movie and walked in.  After the subject entered, he allowed access to his companion through a side access door. The victim... Read more →


P.J. O’Rourke Explains the 2016 Presidential Election

P.J. O’Rourke, a quintessential voice on American politics and culture, will give his essential take on the recent stranger-than-fiction (and stranger-than-fact) presidential campaign when he talks about his new book How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016. Live Talks Los Angeles presents O’Rourke in conversation just two... Read more →


The Getty Presents an Array of Free Talks

Los Angeles Spring has sprung and the Getty is offering a full line-up of talks on a variety of subjects at the Getty Center. Highlights include appearances by sculptor Charles Ray, photographers Chris Killip and Jane and Louise Sealander, photographer and documentarian Jamel Shabazz, journalist and “The Wire” creator David Simon,... Read more →