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No on SMC

Santa Monicans join Malibu residents in opposing Measure SMC, the $375 million Santa Monica College (SMC) bond measure that is slated to fund the construction of more buildings. If approved, the bond measure would be the fifth SMC bond approved…

No on HMP

Dear Editor, This June, The New York Times published an article entitled “Psychosis, Addiction, Chronic Vomiting: As Weed Becomes More Potent, Teens Are Getting Sick” It told how “Elysse was 14 when she first started vaping cannabis. It didn’t smell,…

Crime watch

Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On Sept. 17 at about midnight SMPD Officers responded to 2nd…

Crime watch: Ralph’s goes to pot

Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On Sept. 17 at about midnight Officers responded to Ralph’s at…

Crime watch: Smith & Wesson drug plan

Crime Watch is culled from reports provided by the Santa Monica Police Department. These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. On September 27, at about 3:50 PM A male approached the…

$10K in purses stolen from Main Street

Susu, a handbag boutique on Main Street was burglarized early Saturday morning. The owner, Susu Zheng, said that over 30 bags were taken with a combined value of over $10,000.  Zheng awoke to the news at around 3:30 am. “My…

Deadline nears for temporary parklet program to end

Santa Monica city staff are mounting a full-court press to clarify the details of a fast-approaching shift from current temporary outdoor dining rules to new, permanent guidelines that begin Oct. 1, but many business owners remain frustrated and confused —…



Venice Library reopens

Now open: It’s a new chapter for the Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library. Friends of the Venice Library (FoVL) recently…



Business

Gelson’s project continues to face resistance

Neighbors may be up in arms over the new Lincoln Center Project that will replace the Gelson’s grocery store in Ocean Park, but complaints over its size and appearance are…

Bird names new CEO after leaving Santa Monica

Bird has flown the coop.  The scooter company that arguably started the micromobility industry is no longer based in the city of its birth and a recent shakeup at the…



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