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News, Santa Monica, Politics

Santa Monica Democratic Club To Meet Wednesday On Healthcare Initiatives

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:27 am

The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a discussion of the upcoming election Healthcare Initiatives this Wednesday, July 30.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Six Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Aug. 1

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:18 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Aug. 1 in the following locations.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Lax

Century Crunch Bridge Demolition Completed Ahead Of Schedule

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:15 am

The Century Crunch bridge demolition was completed today, 4 1/2 hours ahead of schedule, and the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards was reopened at 1:30 a.m, a Metro official said.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

Sheriff's Department Seek Public's Help Locating Missing Elderly Malibu Man

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:12 am

The sheriff's department asked for the public's help today in locating a 73-year-old man who was last seen in Reseda Friday and who might be trying to get home to the Malibu area.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Couple File Negligence Suit Against City Following 2013 Venice Boardwalk Rampage

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:07 am

A woman and her boyfriend who were injured after being struck by a car that plowed through people on Venice's Ocean Front Walk last year -- the same incident in which a 32-year-old Italian woman was killed - - filed a negligence suit against the city of Los Angeles.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Coroner Identifies Man Killed By Lightning Strike At Venice Beach

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:02 am

A man was in critical condition today and several others were in fair condition following rare lightning strikes at Venice Beach, where a 20-year-old man was killed.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Arrest Palmdale Man For Possessing Burglary Tools

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 8:59 am

A suspicious acting Palmdale man was arrested in Santa Monica on Wednesday, July 18 after being caught with burglary tools and lying about his identity.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Lightning Kills 20-Year-Old Man In Venice Beach, Nine Other People Injured

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 9:38 pm

Lightning strikes in Los Angeles County killed a 20-year-old man in Venice Beach today and injured nine other people, one of them critically, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Discount Available On Fall Art Classes At Santa Monica College Comm Ed

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 11:02 am

As registration moves along at a brisk pace for SMC Community Education’s hearty offerings in the Fall Session – which begins Sept. 2 – the program is giving a 10 percent discount on registration for all art classes until Aug. 15.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Presents Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:59 am

Santa Monica Public Library welcomes Gloria McMillan for the lecture Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

News, Santa Monica, Lax, La

Century Crunch Bridge Demolition Continues

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:55 am

The Century Crunch bridge demolition continued on schedule today, with a reopening time dependent on whether the falling bridge has damaged pavement on Century Boulevard east of Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Santa Monica, Film

"Lucy" Tops Weekend Box Office With $44 Million In Sales

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:53 am

"Lucy'' won the herculean battle of the Hollywood box office this weekend, decisively acing out "Hercules.''

News, Santa Monica

Caltrans To Build Bridge For Mountain Lions To Cross Freeway

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:48 am

Caltrans officials plan to build a bridge for mountain lions and other wild animals to cross the Ventura (101) Freeway west of Los Angeles, officials said Saturday.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Police Department, Pch

Pair Struck By Car In Front Of Moonshadows Malibu Restaurant

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:46 am

Two people walked in front of a car and were injured as they left a popular Malibu restaurant early this morning, a sheriff's sergeant said.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Pier

Silent Dance Party To Take Place On Santa Monica Pier Every Sunday

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:21 am

Starting this Sunday July 27, the end of the Santa Monica Pier welcomes music lovers and groovers for a silent dance party.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Receives Top 'Aa1' & 'AA' Bond Ratings In San Francisco

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:20 am

After a successful meeting in San Francisco regarding the sale of the district’s first series of Measure “ES” bonds, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has maintained its impressive bond rating of ‘Aa1’ and ‘AA’ from rating agencies, Moody’s Investor Service and Standard & Poor’s, respectively.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Free, Reduced-Price Meal Information For Santa Monica-Malibu Schools

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:16 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District announced on Wednesday its policy for 2014-15 for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosted the 10th Annual PALpalooza on Wednesday, July 23.

News, Santa Monica, Pier, Youth

10th Annual PALpalooza Held On Santa Monica Pier At Pacific Park

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:14 am

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosted the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) with more than 500 children and more than seven Califo...

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Lax

"Century Crunch" Underway Thourgh Monday Morning

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:04 am

The 57-hour closure of a stretch of Century Boulevard is underway as workers tear down an outdated bridge, and continues through 6 a.m. Monday.

News, Business, California, Santa Monica

Albertsons To Buy Safeway - And Its Vons Stores In Southern California

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:01 am

A gigantic supermarket takeover with big impacts in Southern California is headed to federal regulators for approval today, as Albertsons is buying Safeway -- and its Vons stores.

News, Fire Department, Malibu, Santa Monica

12 Year Olds Airlifted From A Cliff In Malibu With Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 8:59 am

A boy and girl were airlifted from a cliff above Tapia Park in Malibu today after they suffered non-life-threatening injuries while hiking with a camp group.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Metropolitan Transit Authority

Most Expensive Bidder Awarded $1.6B Metro Purple Line Extension Contract

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:59 am

A joint venture of three construction firms was awarded a $1.6 billion contract by the Metro Board of Directors on Thursday to build the first phase of the Metro Purple Line subway extension toward the Westside, despite concerns the venture was by far the most expensive bidder for the project.

News, Real Estate, Santa Monica

James Cameron Sells 703-Acre Coastal Santa Monica Mountains Property

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:56 am

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority announced it closed escrow Thursday on a 703-acre property in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains purchased from Oscar-winning director James Cameron.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Competing City-Backed Santa Moncia Airport Ballot Measure Close To Final

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:55 am

A third time is not always the charm. The Santa Monica City Council inched significantly closer to a ballot initiative to challenge and compete with an aviation-backed measure to determine the future of the Santa Monica Airport (SMO), but a final product is not quite ready.

Santa Monica Councilmember Kevin McKeown turns in his nominating signatures, the first candidate to do so. Receiving the nomination petitions at City Hall was Assistant City Clerk Denise Anderson-Warren.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Kevin McKeown First Person To Qualify For Santa Monica City Council Ballot

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:50 am

The race for the Santa Monica City Council continues to shape up, as incumbent Council member Kevin McKeown became the first candidate to qualify for the Nov. 4 ballot on Monday. Recreation and Parks commissioner Phil Brock became the second candidate to qualify on Wednesday.

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