Posted Jul. 23, 2016, 7:45 pm
Once Bitten, Twice Shy. On Sunday, July 10, at 1:54 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 2400 block of the Santa Monica Beach in order to investigate a report of possible domestic violence. While the officers were heading towards the location they were informed by dispatch that the victim had claimed that his boyfriend had struck him in the chest and face about 30 minutes prior to his summoning of police assistance. The officers were then updated with the couple’s new location which was said to have been at the intersection of Main Street and Strand Street.
Posted Jul. 23, 2016, 7:41 pm
Commuting, traffic, parking, and sitting in a waiting room can all be avoided with virtual healthcare, a convenient and innovative way of delivering care that many patients and clinicians are embracing. With telehealth, the ability to offer a broad scope of remote health care services, patients can easily access clinicians via phone visits, emails, online and through their smart phones.
Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 12:26 pm
Los Angeles Waterkeeper filed a lawsuit Monday against the California State Water Resources Control Board and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board for its decision permitting excessive copper and lead pollution in the Los Angeles River and its tributaries.
Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 12:17 pm
Midnight Tuesday saw thousands descend on Santa Monica Pier despite everything being closed and the attractions shut-down for the evening. Their mission? To catch Pokémon. With eyes glued to their phones, eager Pokémon Go players are flocking to Santa Monica at all hours of the day and night in an effort to catch highly-sought after fictitious creatures and move their way up in the game.
Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 12:09 pm
Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez will host local youth in a Play Ball clinic as part of the United States Conference of Mayors’ continued support of the Play Ball summer initiative which focuses on the fun nature of baseball and softball and encourages and active and healthy lifestyle for kids in all communities.
Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 11:29 am
SoCal energy providers teamed up Wednesday night for the first in a series of energy conservation issues aimed at getting people outside and away from their natural gas- and electricity-fueled homes and hotel rooms.
Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 11:05 am
The City of Santa Monica will maintain its current drought measures despite meeting its mandated local and state water conservation goal of 20 percent below 2013 usage levels, the City announced this week.
Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 12:46 pm
Do you have a preschooler heading to kindergarten in September? Starting kindergarten is an exciting adventure for children and families. It’s a new beginning for learning, making friends, building confidence, and gaining independence. It’s also totally normal for both children and parents to be nervous and excited about starting kindergarten as well.
Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 12:43 pm
LADYBUG: Meet Ladybug! She is an adorable 2-year-old beauty. Ladybug is a social girl, too. She’ll greet you with the prettiest meow in Los Angeles every day. So what’s not to love? Adopt Ladybug for $25 today!
Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 12:29 pm
On July 1, MSI Press published How My Cat Made Me a Better Man, the first book written by Santa Monica comedy screenwriter and filmmaker Jeremy Feig. After graduating college, Feig moved into a very barebones apartment. He was initially bummed out about it, but soon noticed that Shelly, his cat, had taken more easily to their meager living space. He started to mentally catalog ways in which Shelly remained contented in situations that otherwise may have been taxing.
Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 12:17 pm
For many Santa Monicans, swimming is the highlight of the summer. One of the best approaches to keeping it that way is to be aware of the potential electrical dangers, especially around swimming pools and water.
Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 12:05 pm
In celebration of Santa Monica's 141st birthday, Phil finds a wealth of hometown history in the first segment of a 2-part episode at the Santa Monica History Museum, with Museum Manager Kathryn Evans.
Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 11:39 am
The Church in Ocean Park will launch Young People Creating Change (YPCC) with a kick-off event Friday, July 22 from 7 – 9 p.m. Featuring spoken word performances by Get Lit and Poets4Progress, the free event includes a silent auction, music by Milo Gonzalez, and refreshments.
Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 10:03 am
The Santa Monica Police Department have located and arrested a suspect, identified as Pablo Carlos Pineda – a 32-year-old Hispanic male, in connection with a series of violent sexual assaults and attacks which took place on the Westside.
Posted Jul. 8, 2016, 12:23 pm
Oh, Republican Congress. Why does it often seem that you would be much happier quitting the business on the floor of the House and simply driving around in Professor Brown’s DeLorean from “Back to the Future?” Is it because you find it such hard work to reverse social progress and come up with terms such as “protecting religious freedom” so that you can grab the hands of time and spin them wildly back 50 years in a counter-clockwise direction?
Posted Jul. 8, 2016, 12:20 pm
On Saturday, July 2, at 4:45 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the Nordstrom Department Store, located at 220 Broadway, in order to investigate a pair of suspected thieves.
Posted Jul. 8, 2016, 12:09 pm
Every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., one of Santa Monica’s four farmers markets is held at Virginia Avenue Park. Known as the Pico Farmers Market due to its central Pico district location, families from all over town gather for fresh produce, plants, coffee, prepared foods, music and more
Posted Jul. 8, 2016, 12:07 pm
The next time you go out to eat, the most complicated part of your meal may be how to figure out the tip.
Posted Jul. 8, 2016, 12:05 pm
Hale Arts Space is opening the invitation to a reception of their latest group show featuring works by Silvia Wagensberg and Adam Zaff. The event will be held this evening, July 8, from 5 – 8 p. m.
Posted Jul. 7, 2016, 11:37 am
Santa Monica teens in crisis are being given a helping hand this weekend, with a celebrity-studded Surf Art event raising funds for the opening of a local youth recovery center
Posted Jul. 7, 2016, 11:11 am
The Board of Trustees at Santa Monica College (SMC) voted unanimously Tuesday night to advance a $345 million bond measure on November 8. The move drew opposition from neighborhood groups.
Posted Jul. 7, 2016, 11:08 am
Phil visits an AAU Beach Volleyball tournament in Santa Monica and interviews AAU Beach Volleyball Tour Director Denny Lennon about the History of Beach Volleyball.
Posted Jul. 7, 2016, 10:52 am
The first Twilight Concert Series event of the 2016 season is on tonight with Mayer Hawthorne on the bill. The free series is expected to bring thousands of people to Santa Monica on Thursday evenings through September 8.
Posted Jul. 6, 2016, 3:34 pm
Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole has selected Susan Cline to serve as the new Director of Santa Monica’s Public Works Department.
Posted Jul. 6, 2016, 2:41 pm
This past Saturday, the Pico Farmers Market saw a larger turnout than usual, even in the early morning, possibly due to people visiting from out of town for Fourth of July weekend.