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News, Santa Monica, Courts, City Attorney

Former Deputy City Attorney Named A California Lawyer Of The Year

Posted Mar. 13, 2014, 8:49 am

Former Santa Monica Deputy City Attorney Barbara C. Greenstein has been named one of this year’s California Lawyer of the Year award recipients (“CLAY Award”) for her work in successfully arguing Harris v. City of Santa Monica before the California Supreme Court in 2013.

The Santa Monica City Attorney has obtained a 10-year agreement to resolve harassment complaints at 1305 Second Street in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Housing, City Attorney

AZ Shores Unit Complex Responds To Tenant Harassment Agreement

Posted Mar. 5, 2014, 9:38 am

This is a response from AZ Shores regarding Tuesday's announcement from the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office, LAFLA, and Gibson Dunn regarding a tenant harassment settlement at the 49-unit complex located at 1305 2nd Street in Santa Monica.

The Santa Monica City Attorney has obtained a 10-year agreement to resolve harassment complaints at 1305 Second Street in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Housing, City Attorney

AZ Shores Unit Complex Agrees To Tenant Harassment Agreement

Posted Mar. 4, 2014, 9:17 am

A settlement agreement has been finalized between the Santa Monica City Attorney's Office and the owners and managers of AZ Shores at 1305 2nd Street in Santa Monica after tenants at the 49 unit complex filed harassment and privacy complaints.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Police Department, City Attorney

Santa Monica Dog Walker Pleads Not Guilty To Child Endangerment Charge

Posted Nov. 28, 2013, 9:02 am

Santa Monica dog walker Rebecca McGroerty pleaded not guilty to child endangerment on Tuesday at the LAX branch courthouse stemming from an alleged incident in October this year where a 10-year-old Staffordshire Terrier in her care bit a four-year-old girl on the leg.

Wilshire West Car Wash has pled no contest to labor violations and placed under court order. The company will pay $656,000 in back wages.

News, Santa Monica, City Attorney

Wilshire West Car Wash: No Contest For Failure To Pay For Work Breaks

Posted Nov. 13, 2013, 10:25 am

After a three-year investigation, Wilshire West Car Wash, LLC, on Wednesday pled no contest to six misdemeanor charges including failure to record and pay for work breaks.

News, Santa Monica, City Attorney

Two Brothers Convicted In Santa Monica Vacation-Rental Scam

Posted Sep. 24, 2013, 9:36 am

Two brothers based in the San Fernando Valley have been being convicted for participation in a Santa Monica vacation-rental scam.

News, Santa Monica, Housing, City Attorney

Santa Monica City Attorney's Office Addresses Tenant Harassment At 3111 Fourth St

Posted Jul. 18, 2013, 8:52 am

Tenants at 3111 Fourth Street should be able to sleep easier after the Santa Monica City Attorney’s office announced Thursday it had finalized a settlement agreement regarding 32 harassment complaints filed against the owner of the 60-unit apartment building.

News, Santa Monica, Housing, City Attorney

Santa Monica Housing Discrimination Complaints Surge

Posted Apr. 2, 2013, 10:10 am

The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office reports there has been a surge of housing discrimination complaints by tenants or housing applicants seeking reasonable accommodations for their disabilities.

Francisco Leon-Urbalexo, 39, has been charged with attempted murder, hate crime, and assault with a deadly weapon after he left DNA at a crime scene where a 19-year-old teenager was stabbed.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, City Attorney

Santa Monica Authorities File Attempted Murder Charge In Teen Stabbing Case

Posted Feb. 21, 2013, 5:11 pm

A 39-year-old man from Sonora, Mexico has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a 19-year-old teenager near the Third Street Promenade on Aug. 13, 2012.

The owners of Wilshire West Car Wash and its management are charged with criminal conspiracy and grand theft.

News, Santa Monica, City Attorney

Wilshire West Car Wash Accused Of Cheating Employees Out Of Money

Posted Jan. 23, 2013, 10:13 am

The owners and managers of Wilshire West Car Wash at 2320 Wilshire Boulevard are scheduled to be arraigned in court Feb. 26 for cheating employees out of money and labor over the past four years, the Santa Monica City Attorney’s office announced Wednesday.

The City of Santa Monica is cleaning up misleading 'Green' advertising at Santa Monica dry cleaners.

News, Santa Monica, City Attorney

Six Santa Monica Drying Cleaning Businesses Busted For Misleading Customers

Posted Jan. 22, 2013, 9:30 am

A Santa Monica City Attorney’s office investigation has found that six Santa Monica dry cleaning businesses were unable to produce evidence that support their claims of being “non-toxic,” “safe,” and “environmentally friendly.”

The owners of Village Trailer Park at 2930 Colorado Avenue have lodged a claim against the City of Santa Monica after Council members rescinded the “East Village” approval in December.

News, Development, Santa Monica, City Hall, City Attorney

Local Developer Takes City Of Santa Monica To Court Over Village Trailer Park

Posted Jan. 18, 2013, 8:59 am

Slow growth advocates may have believed their voices were heard when the Santa Monica City Council voted to rescind a development agreement (DA) to replace the Village Trailer Park (VTP) with a mixed-used project at 2930 Colorado Avenue. That vote made in December 2012 has resulted in the owners of the VTP filing a $50 million lawsuit against the City of Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Housing, City Attorney

Hollister Avenue Apartment Owner Agrees To Tenant Harassment Settlement

Posted Jan. 3, 2013, 8:52 am

The owner of an 18-unit Santa Monica apartment building on Hollister Avenue and its manager have been ordered to pay $12,000 and attend fair housing training after a longtime tenant complained of harassment throughout 2012.

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