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News, Santa Monica, Burglary, Arrest

SMPD: Residential Burglary Suspect Arrested

Posted May. 30, 2016, 2:16 pm

On April 21, 2016 a series of residential burglaries occurred in the City of Santa Monica. Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) announced Friday that following a complex investigation, on May 12, 2016, detectives from SMPD presented evidence to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office identifying Schfuncell Whitley in connection with the residential burglaries.

Using Medicare to Help Find a Nursing Home

News, Santa Monica, Medicare

Using Medicare to Help Find a Nursing Home

Posted May. 30, 2016, 6:00 am

People go to nursing homes for different reasons. They may be sick or hurt and require ongoing nursing care. They may have had surgery and need time to recuperate. Or they may have chronic care needs or disabilities that make long-term nursing care a necessity.

Tri City Alliance

Santa Monica, Tri Alliance, Tri City Alliance

Alliance Aims to Connect Communities With Crawl

Posted May. 29, 2016, 1:13 am

Four years ago, Woodie Hamilton, who at the time was working as a community relations liaison between the Westside and Downtown, was looking forward to this new Metro line, which would streamline his work commute. That got him thinking about what a train connecting these three disconnected parts of Los Angeles could mean for the city in a broader sense.


Santa Monica, Oped, Steve

The end of the day for "At the End of the Day..."

Posted May. 28, 2016, 11:55 am

OpEd: The English language is possibly one of the most rubbery on earth. In the 1960s, spoken English absorbed so many new enhancements that I can write a sentence like “Let’s get high and jam on our axes” and most of you readers will understand that I’m talking about making some pot-inspired guitar music, not pitching a competitive event involving lumberjack skills.

Grant Recipients Address Community’s Pressing Needs.

Santa Monica, Sam Initiative, Giving

Grant Recipients Address Community's Pressing Needs

Posted May. 28, 2016, 11:50 am

The SAM Initiative has announced that L.A. Kitchen, Food Forward, and The Downtown Women’s Center of Los Angeles will be the recipients of this year’s grants totaling $170,000. All three recipients are addressing the community’s most pressing issues of food insecurity and homelessness, according to the initiative.

Apb, Santa Monica, Police Blotter

APB - The Latest from Santa Monica Police Department

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:42 pm

Read the latest news from Santa Monica Police Department in Tim Broughton's Alert Police Blotter - APB.

Ben Allen

Santa Monica, Ben Allen

Senator Allen Honors Dr. Jay Grossman

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:57 am

Today Senator Ben Allen recognized the dental practice of Dr. Jay Grossman and Associates as Senate District 26’s Small Business of the Year. The award was presented to Dr. Grossman at a luncheon in Sacramento honoring outstanding small businesses from legislative districts across the state.

It's Lights On!

Santa Monica, Pacific Park

Lights On for the Ferris Wheel!

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:04 am

It’s “Lights On” for Pacific Park’s Ferris Wheel, celebrating its 20th Birthday with a nearly $1 million new lighting package on the world-famous Ferris wheel that features higher resolution, greater color depth and faster “frames per second” display speed.


Santa Monica, He Annenberg Community Beach House, Playapalooza,

Summer Fun at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Posted May. 26, 2016, 11:30 am

June 10 – September 5, 2016 Looking for relaxation, recreation or a bit of both this summer? The Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica is the place for you, with plenty of opportunities for a great day at the beach!

COAST Open Streets

News, Santa Monica, Conservancy, Coast

Conservancy Tours featured during COAST Open Streets

Posted May. 25, 2016, 3:01 pm

COAST Open Streets will continue its celebration of the opening of the Expo line from Culver City to Santa Monica by offering free tours at Ocean Park of the Preservation Resource Center located at 2520 2nd Street on Sunday June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gabaldon Day Celebration

News, Santa Monica, Conservancy, Gabaldon

Santa Monica Conservancy celebrates 5th Annual Nick Gabaldon Day

Posted May. 25, 2016, 2:59 pm

The Santa Monica Conservancy will join Heal the Bay, the Black Surfers Collective, the Surf Bus Foundation and other groups to celebrate the life and legacy of Nack Gabaldon, Santa Monica Bay’s first documented surfer of African and Mexican American descent, Saturday June 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Inkwell, Tower 20.

Sun, Sand and Sea exhibition

Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Photography

Sun Sand Sea to Feature Vintage Santa Monica

Posted May. 25, 2016, 11:39 am

Santa Monica Place Presents Pop-Up “Sun Sand Sea”.Photo Exhibition From June 3-July 3 Photographs from1920s-1950s and New Works from Contemporary Artist, Hueman

Santa Monica Bay Red Cross Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers and 100 years of Red Cross in LA

News, Red Cross, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Bay Red Cross Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers and 100 years of Red Cross in LA

Posted May. 23, 2016, 12:39 pm

Santa Monica Bay Red Cross Chapter celebrated 100 years of the organization in Los Angeles with a vibrant night of art and music at Bergamot Station.

Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Santa Monica Airport Private Aircraft Crash

Posted May. 23, 2016, 12:24 pm

Sunday afternoon saw a private Aircrasft crash at the east end of the Santa Monica Airport Runway.


News, Santa Monica, Expo, Francie Stefan

We Talk With the City's Mobility Manager About Expo (VIDEO)

Posted May. 23, 2016, 11:56 am

Metro’s Expo Line into Santa Monica Opened Friday - Francie Stefan, Mobility Manager with the City of Santa Monica spoke with The Mirror about Accessibility Options.

Food Drive

News, Santa Monica, Flair Cleaners

Food Drive at Dry Cleaners to Help Westside Food Bank

Posted May. 19, 2016, 12:25 pm

Flair Cleaners Santa Monica is hosting a Flair Cares Spring Food Drive until May 31, benefiting the Westside Food Bank.

Landmark House

News, Santa Monica, Second Street

Landmark Victorian Home on 2nd Restored and on the Market

Posted May. 18, 2016, 3:07 pm

One of three remaining cottages, of an original seven, that made up the Santa Monica Turn-of-the-Century Thematic District has just been restored by the city and developer.


News, Santa Monica, Pch, Traffic

Congestion Leaves Commuters Questioning Traffic Notification System

Posted May. 18, 2016, 1:20 pm

A two-lane closure left only one lane open yesterday on the southbound PCH beginning south of Santa Monica Canyon up to the California Incline.

WSCCOG Chair Kevin McKeown with Executive Director Cecilia Estolano

News, Santa Monica, Kevin Mckeown

Santa Monica City Councilmember Kevin McKeown Elected Chair of Westside Cities Council of Governments

Posted May. 16, 2016, 1:07 pm

Santa Monica City Councilmember and former Mayor Kevin McKeown has been elected Chair of the Westside Cities Council of Governments (Westside Cities COG), a multi-jurisdictional body that addresses regional issues including traffic, transit, social services, and sustainability.

Parking structure at Expo Sepulveda.

News, Santa Monica, Metro, Mewtro

Need Metro Expo Line Parking? You Can Buy Your Spot! Sunday

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:34 pm

A total of 221 Metro Expo Line parking spots will be up for sale Sunday morning, enabling early-morning commuters a guaranteed place to park at three Expo stations.

Daily Dues to Double at Civic

News, Santa Monica, Parking, Civic

Daily Parking Dues to Double at Santa Monica Civic

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:32 pm

In light of the opening of the Expo line and the very real possibility that many commuters may need somewhere to park their cars before boarding the train, Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday to up the parking prices at a range of parking lots across the City, with the Civic Center lot hit the hardest.

Samohi Program Finishes Festival on a High Note.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

All That Jazz - Samohi Program Finishes Festival on a High Note

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:30 pm

The Santa Monica High School Jazz program put on award-winning performances at the Westlake High School Jazz Festival Saturday, May 7.

500 Broadway Edges Forward

News, Santa Monica, 500 Broadway

500 Broadway Edges Forward

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:28 pm

The hotly-contested 500 Broadway mixed-use development was back before Santa Monica City Council Tuesday evening, with the project set to soon be on its way to the Architectural Review Board (ARB).

Snapchat’s SMO Move Approved

News, Santa Monica, Snapchat

Snapchat’s SMO Move Approved

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:13 pm

The familiar ghost, to anyone under the age of 21, is one of the world’s hottest tech brands, and it’s been given the go-ahead to call Santa Monica Airport home.

On the senate floor

News, Santa Monica, Ben Allen

California Legislature Declares May ‘Travel and Tourism Month’

Posted May. 11, 2016, 1:54 pm

Visit California, a nonprofit statewide organization that promotes California on behalf of the state’s tourism industry, announced today that both houses of the Legislature passed a resolution declaring May 2016 and every May thereafter as California Travel and Tourism Month.

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