Charges Filed Against Santa Monica Trash Can Arsonist

Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charges Joesph Burchett with arson. By Sam Catanzaro On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed 17 counts...

Man Charged With Murder in Santa Monica Mountains Shooting

Anthony Rauda accused of shooting man camping with his daughters.  By Sam Catanzaro A parolee has been charged with killing Tristan Beaudette, a man camping with his...

Dangerous Inmate who Escaped San Quentin Heading Towards L.A.

Shalom Mendoza believed on route to Southern California in Toyota RAV4.  By Staff Writer  Update: Shalom Mendoza has been arrested in Paso Robles, California.  An inmate who walked...

Westside Vietnam War Memorial Vandalized with Hate Speech

POW memorial wall in Venice defaced for the third time. By Sam Catanzaro A Vietnam War memorial wall on Pacific Avenue in Venice has been vandalized...

Illegal Vacation Rental Operator Handed Increased Sentence After Continuation of Illegal Activity

Westside real estate agent Shabi Jafri ordered to pay increased fine, perform more community service and labor.  By Staff Writer  The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office...

Santa Monica Employee Charged with Child Sexual Abuse, Pleads Not Guilty

Eric Uller faces three counts of lewd acts upon a child, two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18 and one count of...
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Octogenarian ‘Sex Tourist’ Who Once Lived in Santa Monica Gets 10 Years in Prison:

An 81-year-old pedophile who previously served time for molesting a Southern California child was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for having...
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Decomposed Body Found Near Rocky Jetty in Playa del Rey:

An autopsy was pending today on a man whose badly decomposed body was found along the rocks of Ballona Creek in Playa del Rey....
Santa Monica Police are seeking help with information about Equonne Howard's crimes.

SMPD Arrest Man Linked to Verizon Burglary, False Reports, IED:

The Santa Monica Police Department is calling for information about a series of linked crimes involving false report calls, a commercial burglary, and an...

UCSB Shooting Leaves 7 Dead; Shooter Identified:

Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old Woodland Hills native, identified himself on the Internet as a man with a plan to kill female college students at...