Time for TCS to kick off summer

  Locals know it is summer time when they walk past the Pier and see the pink and blue geometric shape stage set up to kick off the Thursday Twilight Concert Series. The concerts begin this week on June 22. “Twilight is a summer tradition that reconnects friends, family and neighbors,” said Santa Monica Pier Executive... Read more →


Homeless man finds bank card

On June 7, at about 9:30 a.m. Officers responded to radio call for service to the rear of 828 Pico Blvd regarding a subject who was sleeping behind the business. Officers located the subject to the rear of the business and the subject consented to a search of his property. While searching his property, officers located a bank card... Read more →


Bike events with Santa Monica Spoke

Citywide Ride Breeze or ride your own bike, but don't miss this one. On June 25 organizers will have another 3X the fun event. They will combine their Monthly Ride with the Mayor, Summer Breeze Community Ride (includes free 1.5 hours ride time credit*) & a Feeder Ride to the Ribbon Cutting for Santa Monica's New Main Street Parklets... Read more →


Teenager settles severed finger lawsuit against the City

    The City will pay a $45,000 settlement to a 13-year-old girl who lost part of her thumb when a portable goal suddenly snapped shut during a soccer camp at Memorial Park in 2014. The Autobahn Soccer Academy camper was breaking down the equipment, which was not City-owned property, on July 9 when the incident happened,... Read more →


SM resident teaches local youth business tools

  Summer is the season for leisure but for some local students, their vacation is at least partially about work. This summer the City has hired Youthful Savings to educate local kids about running a business. Santa Monica resident, Somya Munjal created Youthful Savings as an education technology company meant to empower youth... Read more →


Identity theft caught at Steak & Shake

On June 8, at about 4:29 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at the Steak & Shake Restaurant – 1445 3rd Street Promenade regarding a fraud occurring. The reporting party indicated the subject had used a stolen credit card to purchase food. Officers met with the manager who stated the subject purchased food on-line and... Read more →


Go Skate!

Tomorrow is International Go Skateboarding Day!  Go Skateboarding Day?! Yup, it is a thing! The holiday was conceived in 2004 to help make skateboarding more accessible and recognized around the world by holding various events and group rides on June 21st. Go Skateboarding Day gives passionate skateboarders as well as those who are simply... Read more →


Citywide Briefs

Citywide Underage Decoy Operation On June 9, officers from the Santa Monica Police Department’s Vice Unit conducted a minor decoy operation targeting alcohol retail establishments within the Main Street corridor and downtown area. The Minor Decoy Program uses supervised individuals under the age of 20, who attempt to purchase alcohol... Read more →


Police reveal new evidence in Mid-City shooting

  Detectives have discovered more evidence in a bizarre shooting after they found a Santa Monica man with a gunshot wound to his face outside JP’s Sports Bar and Grill near 11th and Wilshire Blvd early Monday, June 12. Police now believe the gunshot victim shot himself at his home a few blocks away on the 1300 block of 9th Street... Read more →


Transient Charged With Arson For Hollywood Apartment Fire

Hollywood A man was charged last week with setting a fire at an apartment complex that was being built in Hollywood, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. Benicio Garcia was charged in case BA458250 with two counts each of arson of an inhabited structure and arson of a structure. He is scheduled to be arraigned... Read more →


KBUG: Week of June 19

Week of June 19, 2017   Transit And Parking Services Tenant Improvement (Taps Ti) Project For the week of June 19, construction will take place in Parking Structure #5 at 1440 4th street and anticipates affecting the sidewalk in front of the building with the sidewalk pedestrian tunnel on 6/9/17, lasting until 10/15/17. During... Read more →


Sephora recovers $550 worth of merchandise

On June 8, at about 5:45 p.m. Officers responded to Sephora – 1244 3rd Street Promenade regarding a theft occurring. Upon officers arrival, the subject walked out of the store and was detained by Loss Prevention and officers. Loss Prevention told officers the subject entered the store and selected several items of merchandise from the... Read more →


Downtown Community Briefs

Downtown Providence Saint John’s Health Center presents Mind, Spirit and Well-Being Lectures Free educational forums on health and wellness will be presented to the community in two sessions. Depression, anxiety, loss and weathering change, in addition to spirituality and health will be addressed. Time for questions is... Read more →


Five ways to keep Santa Monica beach trash free

As we start dusting off the beach chairs, firing up the BBQ, and getting into the mindset of warm days spent at the beach, I want to challenge our residents and everyone visiting Santa Monica to help us make it a trash-free summer at the beach. Santa Monica’s motto is “A fortunate people in a fortunate place.” As the keepers of one... Read more →


Former Post Office building for sale again

    Santa Monica’s historic post office building is back on the market. SkyDance Productions purchased the property in 2014 for about $27 million and has received entitlements to modify the building. However, the company has already outgrown the space and won't occupy the site. The application to reuse the building... Read more →