Crime Watch: GTA

On January 21 SMPD sworn officers responded to the 900 block of Ocean Avenue at the request of a Traffic Services Officer (TSO) for a parked and occupied stolen vehicle. While conducting normal traffi

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Activision settles another workplace suit for $35 million

Videogame maker Activision Blizzard has agreed to pay $35 million to settle federal regulatory charges that it failed to collect and respond to employee complaints of workplace misconduct and violated a federal whistleblower protection rule. The settlement announced Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission comes after the troubled Santa Monica, California-based gaming company settled…

New SMPD Officers

Courtesy Photos Sworn in: The Santa Monica Police Department continues to hire new officers as the organization seeks to fill long standing vacancies and replace retiring officers. Last week, SMPD wel