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Justice Dept ramps up pressure on so-called sanctuary cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department ramped up pressure Wednesday on so-called sanctuary cities seeking public safety grant money, warning state and local officials they could be legally forced to prove they are cooperating with federal immigration authorities. Officials sent letters to roughly two dozen jurisdictions threatening to... Read more →

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Blood Drive To Battle Winter and Flu Season

This Wednesday the American Red Cross and local Chase Wilshire branch will cohost a blood drive to battle blood deficiency caused by winter and flu seasons as well as recent natural disasters. “Severe winter weather has had a tremendous impact on blood donations already this year,” Sean Inoue, Red Cross account manager, said in an... Read more →

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Luxury tenants worry about safety at The Shores

An employee at a luxury apartment complex near the beach told police she allowed a homeless man inside the building who later broke open the door to a sixth floor tenant’s apartment, according a Santa Monica Police Department report obtained by the Daily Press. The 90-year-old tenant, Florence Kaufman, was asleep inside her bedroom... Read more →

Briefs

Briefs

Citywide City Attorney Favorably Resolves Second Wage Enforcement Case The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office successfully resolved a wage enforcement case against Merchants Building Maintenance, LLC, a janitorial and security services company. Merchants was charged with failing to pay 36 employees their Santa Monica minimum... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On January 12, at about 6:29 a.m. While conducting a periodic check of the 1400 block of Palisade Park, officers saw a subject smoking in the park in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. A computer check was conducted and revealed the subject was an “Armed and Dangerous” Parolee at Large with violent tendencies. The subject was... Read more →

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AP Briefs

Citywide Feds make more than $2M available to reduce fishing bycatch Federal ocean managers are making more than $2 million available to try to help fishermen catch less of the wrong fish. "Bycatch" is a longstanding issue in commercial fisheries, and fishermen have long sought solutions to the problem of catching rare species when... Read more →

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Tuesday Council meeting will shape Santa Monica neighborhoods

Tuesday’s City Council discussion will have lasting repercussions for Santa Monica homeowners, as the Council decides whether to limit the size of new houses and the fate of the first preschool aiming to open in a neighborhood zoned for single family homes. The two separate issues have a broad impact on the character of local neighborhoods... Read more →

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Briefs

Palisades Park Playwright Luis Alfaro Named Writer in Residence The City of Santa Monica has announced playwright Luis Alfaro as the new writer-in-residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House through March 13. While at the Beach House, Alfaro is working on a contemporary adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and her... Read more →

Crime

Crime Watch

On January 11, at about 1:17 p.m. While patrolling the area of 100 Colorado Blvd., officers saw a bicyclist riding his bicycle on the sidewalk in violation of a municipal code. A computer check revealed the subject to be on formal probation for narcotics violation with search conditions. The subject admitted to possessing methamphetamine.... Read more →

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Origami art folded into new scramble intersection markings

Origami paperwork creates delicate sculptures through intricate folds. Each crease has to add to the work while preserving the structural and artistic contributions of each prior movement. The actions build, one on top of the next, until a unique work of art emerges. It seems far removed from the world of urban planning and specifically,... Read more →

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Biting the Bullet: Inside BulletProof Labs

Walking into BulletProof Labs is like walking into HR Giger’s personal home gym (you know, if he were a workout bro). People sit while serpent-like tubes spray mist in their mouths; smooth, high-tech pods punctuate a surrounding of fitness equipment; red lights flood from from briefly opened doors. Words like “Atmospheric Cell... Read more →