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Rod Gould has announced he plans to retire as Santa Monica City Manager.

News, City Manager, Santa Monica

Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould To Retire

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 3:17 pm

Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould announced Friday he plans to retire at the end of January 2015.

From left: Ronald Cohen (UCP), Kathy Mondotte (wheelchair solutions), and Denis Karpeles (wheelchair solutions).

News, Business, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Wheelchair Solutions Donate Products To Santa Monica United Cerebral Palsy Clients

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:27 am

Wheelchair Solutions, a company that caters to wheelchair users through the convenience and usefulness of its wheelchair products and accessories, donated wheelchair cushions, covers, and backpacks to the clients at United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)'s Santa Monica branch on Tuesday.

Ocean Park Community Center Daybreak client Norma (second from left) with employees Evvy Mankowitz, Jeannine Fallon, and Asif Mahmood on July 22.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits Employees Embark On Volunteer Gigs Across Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:24 am

Employees from Santa Monica-headquartered car-shopping site embarked on a series of volunteer and city appreciation activities last Tuesday, July 22.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

Car Retrieval At Flooded UCLA Parking Structure To Start Today

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:14 am

The owners of some of the 900-or-so vehicles that became inaccessible when a water main break flooded Sunset Boulevard and parts of UCLA this week were invited to retrieve their rides today.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monicans For Renters’ Rights To Hold Election-Year Convention Sunday

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:11 am

The filing period for candidates seeking a seat on the City Council or one of Santa Monica’s three other boards has not yet closed, but that has not prevented one of the largest political parties in Bay City from holding its 2014 Convention this weekend.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Proponents Of SMO Ballot Initiative Receive Major Financial Backing

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:09 am

It has been no secret that the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) have largely backed the group identifying itself as the “Santa Monicans for Open and Honest Development Decisions” (SMOHDD). Some have went so far as to allege AOPA and SMOHDD are essentially one in the same.

Debra Fine, who was shot five times during the 2013 Santa Monica College shootings, spoke about gun violence outside SMC on Wednesday. She is flanked by Richard Martinez and Amar Kaleka.

News, Health, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College Shooting Victim Advocates For Better Gun Responsibility

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 8:51 am

With the tragically rising frequency with which mass public shootings have occurred throughout recent years, including the tragic Santa Monica College shootings last June, the issue of gun responsibility has inevitably been put in the political spotlight as a response to such heinous crime.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, Culver City

Police Seek Help Locating Missing Man, 62, Last Seen In Culver City

Posted Jul. 31, 2014, 4:01 pm

Police today sought the public's help in locating a 62-year-old man with Alzheimer's who went missing in Culver City.

News, Environment, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Responds To Statewide Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

Posted Jul. 31, 2014, 8:34 am

As the drought worsens, the City of Santa Monica is urging its water customers, workers and visitors to step up their water conservation efforts in response to the statewide emergency water conservation regulations adopted yesterday by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Naam Yoga’s 'Beach Yoga' debuts at Palisades Park in Santa Monica.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Enjoy Free Yoga At Palisades Park On Sundays Through Sept. 21

Posted Jul. 31, 2014, 8:31 am

Naam Yoga LA has begun its annual “Beach Yoga” class taking place at Palisades Park (at Idaho and Ocean Avenue) in Santa Monica from 9-10 am. Classes are free to the community every Sunday, until Sept. 21 and taught by experienced Naam Yoga LA instructors.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Arrest Granada Hills Man For Driving Without License

Posted Jul. 31, 2014, 8:28 am

Santa Monica police arrested at Granada Hills resident on Sunday, July 20 after being caught driving on a suspended license and in possession of drug paraphernalia.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Private Funeral Mass Today For Venice Beach Lightning Strike Victim Nick Fagnano

Posted Jul. 31, 2014, 8:08 am

A 20-year-old man electrocuted Sunday when a bolt of lightning struck the water near the Venice Pier will be remembered at a private funeral Mass today as an athlete, a fun-loving friend and aspiring real estate developer.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

Kidnapping Suspect Arrested In Malibu After High-Speed Chase, Shots Fired

Posted Jul. 31, 2014, 8:05 am

A man suspected of firing shots at a police officer in Chatsworth was taken into custody tonight after leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended in Malibu.

News, Santa Monica, Westwood

LADWP Workers Hospitalized While Working To Fix Westwood Flooding Rupture

Posted Jul. 31, 2014, 8:01 am

Two Los Angeles Department of Water and Power workers were hospitalized today after being exposed to carbon monoxide fumes from a generator being used to pump water from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in the aftermath of the pipe rupture that sent some 20 million gallons onto Sunset Boulevard and into the campus, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica, Earthquake, Manhattan Beach

3.0 Earthquake Felt In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 12:31 pm

Initial report states earthquake epicenter is in Manhattan Beach,

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica partnered with Vision to Learn to help bring gift of clear sight to the children at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Boys And Girls Club, Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Santa Monica Partners With Vision To Learn

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:35 am

Rotary Club of Santa Monica earlier this month partnered with Vision to Learn to help bring gift of clear sight to the children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Vigil Held For Venice Beach Lightning Strike Victim Nick Fagnano

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:28 am

A 56-year-old lifeguard hospitalized after lightning struck the water near the Venice pier Sunday, killing a 20-year-old man, was improving at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center today.

News, Environment, Santa Monica

Board Of Supervisors Vote To Help Fund Purchase Of Critical Wildlife Habitat

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:26 am

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to help fund the acquisition of 74 acres in Agua Dulce as part of a critical wildlife corridor connecting two major sections of the Angeles National Forest.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Arrest Hollywood Man, 23, For Stealing Wallet, Galaxy S5

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:23 am

A 23-year-old Hollywood man was arrested on Saturday, July 19 after an attempted bicycle theft caught the eye of Santa Monica police and when searched, found in possession of a stolen wallet and Samsung Galaxy S5 cell phone.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

Sunset Boulevard Near UCLA To Remain Closed Following Ruptured Pipe, Mass Flooding

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:18 am

A stretch of Sunset Boulevard near UCLA will remain closed today as repairs continue to damage caused by the rupture of a 93-year-old 30-inch-diameter water main that sent an estimated 8 million to 10 million gallons cascading down the street and into the campus.

Mirror Media Group has acquired, which is an online community forum that's the number one source for news, forums, and events in Venice Beach.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Busines

Mirror Media Group Acquires Yo! Venice! Community Site

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:06 am

Mirror Media Group, the Westside's largest local media company, has acquired the popular online community news website/forum

The fifth annual An Evening on the Beach returns to the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica on Aug. 7 in support of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.

News, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

"An Evening On The Beach" Fundraiser Returns To Santa Monica Thursday, Aug. 7

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 10:07 am

Few tickets remain for one of summer’s premiere food and wine experiences – An Evening on the Beach at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica – that benefits St. Vincent Meals on Wheels of Los Angeles.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

A Mid-Summer Safety Reminder From UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 10:01 am

Summer is now in full swing – and a perfect time to remind families to make sure they’re doing all they can to enjoy a summer that’s safe and healthy.

News, Business, Santa Monica

TrueCar To Relocate Headquarters To 1401 Ocean Avenue In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 9:09 am

TrueCar, Inc., the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform, has announced that it has signed a long-term lease for approximately 33,700 square feet of office space at 1401 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

Missing Malibu Man, 73, Found By His Family At A Motel

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 9:03 am

A man who had been missing since last week was found by his family at a motel in the San Fernando Valley, authorities said today.

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