Loss Prevention steps up to the plate

On April 13, at about 4:54 p.m. Officers responded to TJ Maxx – 1251 4th Street regarding a shoplifting suspect in custody.   Officers met with Loss Prevention Staff who told officers the suspect was being monitored by staff. The suspect was carrying a large bag that appeared empty, she selected several items from the sales floor,... Read more →


Nine-year-old boy catches alleged burglar

  When Royal Rumph went back to class this week, he had one heck of a Spring Break story. “Well, I chased down somebody. I got ice cream from a police officer. I almost peed my pants. Yeah, it was fun,” Royal said while giggling in his grandmother’s backyard near the beach Friday. It all happened while Royal was helping... Read more →


National Arbor Day Tree Planting Event

Palisades Park On April 26, the City of Santa Monica will celebrate National Arbor Day by planting six new trees in Palisades Park. This year’s Arbor Day volunteers will plant three Italian stone pines (Pinus pinea) and three New Zealand Christmas trees (Metrosideros excelsus). The planting will take place in Palisades Park near Ocean... Read more →


Arrested for battery of jail staff

On April 3, at about 6:16 a.m. While patrolling the 1500 block of 2nd Street, officers observed a subject lying on the sidewalk and wrapped up in a blanket in violation of a Santa Monica Municipal Code. Officers contacted the subject and noticed she was not clothed below the waist. The subject was unable to provide any identification. The... Read more →


Santa Monica Conservancy 2017 Preservation Awards

Citywide The Santa Monica Conservancy recognized eight exemplary contributions to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage by honoring individuals, building owners and architectural firms at its recent Annual Meeting. This year, for the first time since 2010, the Conservancy presented its David G. Cameron... Read more →

Movie Reviews

Film Review: Norman

Rated R 117 Minutes Released April 14   Norman is an unusual and vivid study of an intricate and unique human being. It’s also a tale of how an action on a personal plane can affect the world stage. The story is a game of mental chess on an interpersonal level involving game pieces of massive scope. A cascade of action is... Read more →


Celebrate and Eat on Earth Day

    Earth Day is Saturday, April 22 and part of the celebration means to live and consume a healthier, and a sustainable lifestyle. The City of Santa Monica is committed to supporting sustainable, local and organic food through its own purchasing and by helping businesses make sustainable goods more accessible to... Read more →


HoneyLove encourages you to build a Bee Box this Spring

  Santa Monica may have outlawed the majority of private vacation rentals, but a local advocate wants you to put an “Air Bee ‘n Bee” in your backyard. “All the cool kids are doing it and a lot of celebrities are doing it,” Second-generation beekeeper Paul Hekimian said in an interview with the Daily Press. Hekimian says... Read more →


Theft at Sephora

On April 13, at about 5:50 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Sephora – 1244 3rd Street Promenade regarding a theft suspect in custody. Officers met with the store’s Loss Prevention staff who told officers the suspect entered the store and selected several items from the sales floor and concealed them in her jacket... Read more →


Artist Talk: An Evening with Phase One and Andrei Duman

Venice On Saturday, April 22, The G2 Gallery will host Artist Talk: An Evening with Phase One and Andrei Duman. The event will include an introduction to the Phase One XF 100 MP camera system along with a hands-on demo for guests, a presentation by the talented travel and aerial photographer Andrei Duman, and a Q&A session. As a... Read more →


Retired SMPD officer becomes entrepreneur

    Retired Santa Monica Police Officer, Steve Heineman is following his entrepreneurial roots with a new startup social media company. Heineman worked with the Santa Monica Police Department for nearly 25 years, and retired in 2013. “I had a full and great career at SMPD, and I am very thankful for what the City has... Read more →