False information alarming Lincoln parents

  As local parents have expressed serious concerns about construction at Lincoln Middle School track and field, rumors have spread that the field will be closed to residents and the synthetic field is being made of used tires. These rumors are not true according to district officials. The field and track at Lincoln Middle School is... Read more →


Local website providing national stage for artists

In the age of tech, there is a certain image one has of start-ups that make it. This archetype usually includes a small company that picks up investors, goes to Silicon Valley, eventually goes public and makes the company’s board a large profit. This is not the narrative of Pixels, the world’s largest online art marketplace,... Read more →


Big Dean’s grows

Local’s might want to start calling it Bigger Dean’s as of next week when the already popular beachfront eatery will be before the Landmarks Commission seeing approval to expand. Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café is located at 1615 Ocean Front Walk, at the foot of the Santa Monica Pier. The business is proposing an expansion into the... Read more →


Uncooperative and under the influence

On August 2, 2017 at about 9:52 p.m. An officer responded to a radio call for service at the Cheesecake Factory at 395 Santa Monica Place regarding a subject under the influence of narcotics. When the officer arrived, the subject was being treated by Santa Monica Fire Department Paramedics. The subject was being uncooperative and appeared... Read more →

City Council

City Hall expansion approved

  Council took very little time to approve quite a lot of money for a new City Services Building (CSB) adjacent to the current City Hall. At their Aug. 8 meeting, Council took about 25 minutes to approve bonds worth $76,760,000 to fund a new 50,000 square foot building that will hold about 240 current city employees. The building... Read more →


Ambassador attacked near Palisades Park

On August 3, 2017 at about 10:58 a.m., An officer responded to a radio call for service regarding a battery that just occurred. Officers determined the victim, a Santa Monica Downtown Ambassador, was walking southbound along the 1300 block of Palisades Park. The victim saw a subject closing a gate at the Arizona Bridge. The victim walked... Read more →


SMMUSD officials asking parents to visit pediatricians

  Summer is coming to an end and as teachers, parents and kids are gearing up for the new school year, officials everyone to consider vaccines as part of their back to school prep. As August brings in the new school year, the month also brings vaccine awareness to communities throughout California. This month is National... Read more →


Suspect arrested for identity theft

On August 3, 2017 at about 7:46 a.m. While patrolling the 1800 block of Lincoln Court an officer saw a subject trying to force his way through the rear fence of a parking lot. The officer spoke with the subject. The subject stated he was attempting to enter the lot to rummage through the trashcans. The subject consented to a search and... Read more →


Citation leads to arrest

On July 24, 2017 at about 5:05 p.m. While patrolling the area of 4th Street and Arizona Avenue, officers saw a subject walk against the pedestrian signal indicating not to cross the street. Officers stopped the subject in the 300 block of Arizona Avenue to issue him a citation. The subject was evasive and uncooperative. The subject became... Read more →


Live theatre shows this weekend

The following is a list of live theater shows in Santa Monica this weekend compiled by Daily Press Staff. Theater listings will publish at least once a month in the Weekender Edition on a rotating basis with Happy Hour and Art Gallery listings. To add a theater to the listings, contact   Ruskin Group Theatre... Read more →


“Dog Day Afternoon” returns to the Lincoln

Venice The Lincoln’s periodic event “Dog Day Afternoon” welcomes dogs to the iconic Venice watering hole ( on Sunday, August 13. This event features a visit from dogs up for adoption from Pacific Pups Rescue ( and Dogs of Service ( with support from NKLA, an... Read more →


Protests grow at Racial Justice workshop

  Racial protests intensified at last week’s Committee for Racial Justice meeting with multiple groups and organizations rallying at Virginia Avenue Park. Police detained some individuals over the course of the event but no arrests were made and organizers said the disruptions were limited inside the meeting room with vocal... Read more →


Woman breaks into car and steals $1200 worth of property

On July 23, 2017 at about 2:10 a.m. An officer was flagged down in Beach Lot 1 North – by the victim of a possible vehicle burglary. After speaking to several witnesses and victim, officers determined the suspect was in the beach lot making a lot of commotion and asking for assistance. The suspect told various people that she locked her... Read more →


Murder charge for Friday shooting suspect

  Murder charges have been filed against a man arrested Friday night for a shooting near Hotchkiss Park. The Santa Monica Police Department announced Tuesday that Christopher Charles Davis, 46, homeless, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a... Read more →