Briefs

Pico fitness crawl

Looking for a way to attract more customers to Santa Monica’s Pico Blvd., the Pico Improvement Organization needed an idea that would get people to explore the entire boulevard, from the 10 Freeway to the beach. Since Pico Blvd. is too spread out for a pub crawl or street fair, the PIO decided to produce LA’s first “Fitness... Read more →

Briefs

Teaching history as if Black Lives Matter

What do we know about our history? Too many textbooks used in US public schools are from an almost totally Eurocentric perspective. The September 11th Committee For Racial Justice workshop at Virginia Ave. Park will feature a panel of educators discussing the topic “Teaching History as if Black Lives Matter.” An update will also be... Read more →

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Crime

John Doe gets arrested and identified

On August 25, at about 7:22 a.m. officers responded to a radio call for service of a municipal code violation – encampment in the 2700 block of Ocean Park Blvd. Officers contacted a subject in the area. Officers attempted to identify the individual. The subject was evasive and provided several different names. The suspect provided the... Read more →

Crime

Shots fired during fight on Pico

The following information was provided by the Santa Monica Police Department in regards to an incident on Pico Blvd. last night. On September 5, 2016 at approximately 1834 hours, Santa Monica Police Department received multiple 911 regarding a fight involving several male subjects at 1865 Lincoln Blvd.   An investigation revealed, two... Read more →

News

City hopes new Owl system will gather local wisdom

  Santa Monica is turning to the virtual world to help residents understand a very real problem: climate change. City Hall will install a pair of digital viewfinders on the Santa Monica Pier this month that will project images of sea level rise and storm surge onto the Santa Monica Landscape. The devices, known as Owls because they... Read more →

Education

Santa Monica Classic adds High School Challenge

When the sold-out Santa Monica Classic returns to town this weekend, the race will feature a new event highlighting competition between a pair of local high schools. The High School Challenge offers runners from Santa Monica High School and Malibu High School a chance to run the 5K course in a head-to-head, co-ed challenge. The winning... Read more →

Public

Minor gains for SMMUSD on state tests

Students in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district made small improvements in the second year of new state standardized tests, according to recently released data. About 71 percent of SMMUSD students who took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress met or exceeded the standard in English and 60 percent passed the... Read more →

Crime

Woman steals $293 worth of merchandise from CVS

On Aug. 26 at about 3:48 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to a radio call for service regarding a theft occurring at CVS, 1411 Lincoln Blvd. Officers arrived and were met by several store employees in the parking lot. The employees pointed towards the suspect who was in the parking lot and indicated the suspect had taken... Read more →

Briefs

Benefit concert for P.S. ARTS

  Herb Alpert & Lani Hall will perform a benefit concert in honor of P.S. ARTS on Sept. the 10 at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at New Roads School in Santa Monica. In celebration of P.S. ARTS’ 25th anniversary, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall will perform their eclectic blend of jazz, world, and American pop standards during an... Read more →

Briefs

10th Annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature

The Santa Monica Public Library celebrates the tenth annual Green Prize for Sustainable Literature with the program Eames Demetrios on Sustainable Design on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., in the MLK Jr. Auditorium at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Director of the Eames Office, and grandson of Ray and Charles Eames, Eames... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica History Museum Annual Gala Tribute Dinner

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Santa Monica History Museum will hold its annual Gala Tribute Dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows at 101 Wilshire Boulevard. In recognition of the opening of Metro’s Expo Line to Santa Monica earlier this year, the event is themed “Tracking History: Celebrating the Return of Passenger Rail to... Read more →

Education

Samohi to honor 1955 alumnus at alumni picnic

  If there’s one event James “Mac” McPherson hates missing, it’s the annual alumni picnic at Santa Monica High School. The 1955 alumnus always looks forward to bumping into old friends, reminiscing about old times and supporting his old stomping grounds. And he’ll certainly be in attendance at this year’s edition... Read more →

Crime

Locks and serial numbers key to thwarting bike theft

    Tom Stratton is one of the many locals that use a bicycle to travel short distances within the City, and like many of those riders he has had the unfortunate experience of returning to a bike rack to find the bicycle missing. However, Stratton is among the rare riders that was able to recover his bike before it was lost to... Read more →

Transportation

Know Before You Go- Week of Sept. 5, 2016

Wastewater Main Replacement Project For the week of Sept. 5, the contractor will continue with the removal and replacement of sewer main pipe on Palisades P. N. between 4th Street and 7th Street. During these operations, the alley will be closed to through traffic, local access only.  No work is scheduled on September 5, 2016. Should you... Read more →