Posted Feb. 5, 2016, 12:19 pm
The Big Blue Bus’ (BBB) advertising policy comes before Santa Monica City Council Tuesday, with non-profit organizations calling for a change to regulations. Upset surrounding regulation interpretations in 2011 has, in-part, lead to one non-profit drafting their own initiative, the “City Attorney Accountability Act,” calling for the role to become an elected position.
Posted Dec. 3, 2015, 9:21 am
The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has obtained a $2 million court judgment against precious metals dealer Seacoast Coin, Inc., formerly doing business as Merit Financial and Merit Gold and Silver. Merit was based in Santa Monica but did business throughout the U.S.
Posted Aug. 5, 2015, 9:41 am
A Santa Monica bar preparation company has agreed to a court judgment in the wake of allegations that it advertised grossly inflated pass rates.
Posted Mar. 17, 2015, 10:08 am
The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office said it had successfully concluded the criminal prosecution of the owner of a commercial office building, located at 2105 Colorado Boulevard, for Fire and Building Code violations.
Posted Feb. 11, 2015, 12:52 pm
A Santa Monica landlord’s decision to take away a parking space of a disabled tenant in an attempt to force the tenant to leave her $555 a month rent-controlled apartment has led to the Santa Monica City Attorney’s office filing the first lawsuit under a new Anti-Discrimination Law.
Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 12:07 pm
The operator of Brick + Mortar at 2435 Main Street pleaded “no contest” to 14 misdemeanor charges relating to illegal operations as a bar/nightclub, according to the Santa Monica City Attorney’s office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.