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Santa Monica High School wrestling coach Mark Black with student Jessica Walker in February 2013.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Teacher Involved In Student Scuffle Reinstated

Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 1:34 pm

Santa Monica High School wrestling coach/science teacher Mark Black has been taken off paid administrative leave and will be back in the classroom on Monday, April 21, when staff and students return from Spring Break.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Actress Files Lawsuit Over Santa Monica Ice Skating Rink Injuries

Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 8:00 am

An actress who had a small role in the 1994 film “Dumb and Dumber” is suing the City of Santa Monica over injuries sustained at the city-owned seasonal ICE at Santa Monica skating rink on Jan. 18, 2014.

A 1.9-mile underground rail Regional Connector project would connect the Gold Line to the Blue and Expo lines, allowing trains to travel directly from Santa Monica to East Los Angeles (or Azusa to Long Beach) without making multiple transfers in downtown Los Angeles.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Proposed Regional Connector To Benefit Future Expo Line Riders

Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 7:47 am

A rail connector making it easier for Expo Line riders from Santa Monica to make an easier and more efficient connection with East Los Angeles received a significant boost Tuesday, with Metro staff recommending a nearly $1 billion design/build contract for the Regional Connector in downtown Los Angeles.

Christopher Lee Brown, 37, was recaptured in Santa Monica on April 2, 2014.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Police Department

Escaped Inmate Recaptured In Santa Monica Pleads No Contest

Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 7:33 am

An inmate who escaped a downtown Los Angeles jail last month on March 12 and was arrested several weeks later in Santa Monica pleaded no contest Thursday.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica A Dangerous City?

Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 7:32 am

Real estate blog Movoto has released a list of what it considers the 50 most dangerous places in the United States. While no California cities made the list of top 10, Santa Monica was one of four municipalities in the state that ranked 11 through 25.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Celebrate O’Brien’s Irish Pub’s Birthday On Wilshire This Saturday Night

Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 7:31 am

Locals are invited to party like it’s 1994 as O’Brien’s Irish Pub at 2226 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica celebrates its 20th birthday this Saturday, April 19.

Master Barbers Steve Moran and his partner Robert Echiribel celebrated the grand opening of their new business Active Barbers with Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce president Laurel Rosen and Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Active Barbers Cuts Ribbon At Grand Opening Celebration

Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 7:30 am

Master Barbers Steve Moran and his partner Robert Echiribel celebrated the grand opening of their new business Active Barbers at 2509 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica last Friday.

Two American Sweetgum trees that can grow as high as 75 feet will be planted on 19th Street in Santa Monica on Wednesday.

News, Environment, Santa Monica

Help Plant Two American Sweetgums In Santa Monica On Arbor Day

Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 7:29 am

A handful of Santa Monica organizations will come together to celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees within the community this Wednesday, April 23.

Jeanie Madsen Gallery is located at 1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Religion

New Santa Monica Church Partners With Gallery For Artistic Exhibition Tonight

Posted Apr. 17, 2014, 8:13 am

Resonate, a new church community anchored in Santa Monica, will celebrate Easter week with a free, open-to-the-public arts event this Thursday at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery at 1431 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Arrest Man In Wheelchair After Blocking Busy Intersection

Posted Apr. 17, 2014, 7:51 am

A 36-year-old registered sex offender from Stockton, CA with a no-bail parole warrant was arrested on Friday, April 4 after bringing attention to himself in the form of blocking traffic in downtown Santa Monica while in a wheelchair.

Members from Santa Monica Elks 906 - Pete Armstrong, Carrie Brandlin (WLA VA Volunteer Services Director), Frank H. Frazier, Robbie Robinson (Lodge Vet Services Chairman), and Steve Schechter (Lodge Office Manager).

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits, Veterans

Santa Monica Elks 906 Recognized For Giving $65K In Goods, Services To Veterans

Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 9:26 am

Members from Santa Monica Elks 906 were on hand at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Volunteer Service award ceremony on Thursday, April 10.

The Santa Monica Police Department has announced details of its next DUI/Driver's License checkpoint.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Department To Conduct DUI Checkpoint This Friday Night

Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 9:15 am

A DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint will be held in Santa Monica this Friday night at an undisclosed location within the city limits.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Culver City Man Arrested In Santa Monica Park For Possessing Illegal Items

Posted Apr. 16, 2014, 9:04 am

Bail was not granted to a 30-year-old Culver City man on Friday, April 4 after being caught drinking in a Santa Monica park, then being found in possession of a handful of stolen ID cards and a glass pipe used for smoking narcotics.

The Great American Milk Drive has launched to provide local food banks with gallons of milk.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

How Monetary Milk Donations Help The Westside Food Bank

Posted Apr. 15, 2014, 9:46 am

Santa Monica residents are being urged to make monetary milk donations through their checkout lines, online, or via text.

The Big Blue Bus transit store opened at its new location today at 1444 4th Street, Santa Monica.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Transit Store Opens At New Location Today Just One Block Away

Posted Apr. 15, 2014, 9:43 am

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus transit store closed its doors at the end of the business day on Monday, April 14. However, its doors reopened at its new location today, April 15 just a block away on 4th Street and Broadway.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Routine Police Stop Leads To Drugs, Stolen Electronics & Weapons Bust

Posted Apr. 15, 2014, 9:09 am

A routine Santa Monica police vehicle stop for expired tags on Thursday, April 3 led to the arrest of a couple found in possession of large fixed bladed knives, a .38 caliber revolver handgun, three types of illegal drugs, and stolen electronics.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Five Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, April 18

Posted Apr. 14, 2014, 9:03 am

The City of Santa Monica has issued the following temporary lane closures and delay notifications that are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, April 18 in the following locations.

An agenda item at Santa Monica City Council meeting on Tuesday took a first look at how alleged tenant harassment could be addressed by the City Council.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Housing

City Of Santa Monica To Take A Look At Tenant Harassment

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:34 am

Renters and the City of Santa Monica certainly have an interesting relationship. On the one hand, Santa Monica is quite reputable for its favorable rent control policies.

James Bromberg was surround by his family when he passed during the early morning hours of March 29.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica, Lincoln Middle School

Lincoln Middle School Teacher James Bromberg Remembered

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:31 am

A standing-room-only remembrance was held Sunday, April 6 at Lincoln Middle School to honor the life of James Scott “Jimmy” Bromberg, a Santa Monica native who died March 29 after fighting cancer. He was 28.

Join the Santa Monica Public Library for a special concert by the Orchestra Santa Monica Strings section and guitarist Ricardo Escobar.

News, Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica, Library

Orchestra Santa Monica To Perform Free Library Concert This Saturday

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:15 am

Santa Monica Public Library continues celebrating The Big Read with a free concert by the Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) Strings this Saturday, April 12.

Santa Monica ranked 97th out of California’s 100 largest cities in terms of affordable auto insurance.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Among Priciest Cities For Auto Insurance

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:05 am

A WalletHub report published Tuesday, April 8 found Santa Monica ranked 97th out of California’s 100 largest cities in terms of affordable auto insurance. With insurance rates 29.19 percent higher than the state average, Santa Monica residents ranked the fourth most-expensive city.

News, Santa Monica, Technology, Youth

Santa Monica Youth Tech Program Earns Elite Recognition

Posted Apr. 10, 2014, 9:01 am

Santa Monica’s Youth Tech Program ranked 54th on this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100 — a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S., the City of Santa Monica announced Monday.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Teens Encouraged To Earn Volunteer Credit Snapping Photos

Posted Apr. 10, 2014, 8:54 am

Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) welcomes area teens interested in receiving up to two hours of volunteer credit between now through April 30, 2014 in exchange for your photographs of Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Lincoln/Colorado To Close For Expo Line Project In Santa Monica For One Week

Posted Apr. 10, 2014, 8:35 am

With bridge and station construction well underway, the next major milestone for the Expo Phase 2 project is track installation. More than 15 miles of track will be installed along the alignment between Culver City and Santa Monica.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

El Cajon Man Arrested In Santa Monica After Assaulting Wife On First Anniversary

Posted Apr. 10, 2014, 8:13 am

Bail was set at $50,000 for 46-year-old El Cajon man on Sunday, March 30 after being caught assaulting his wife on their first anniversary while visiting the beach.

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