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More than 300 people descended on Santa Monica City Hall Tuesday night as the much-debated issue of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) tenancies and land use hit City Council’s discussion agenda.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

VIDEO: Santa Monica Protestors Crowd City Hall’s Front Steps

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 12:06 pm

More than 300 people descended on Santa Monica City Hall Tuesday night as the much-debated issue of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) tenancies and land use hit City Council’s discussion agenda.

Latest weather news.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Hot Spell To Heat Santa Monica Up To 84 Degrees Today

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 9:34 am

A two-day hot spell expected to send temperatures in Los Angeles and several other communities into the 90s will get underway today, forecasters said.

News, Sports, Basketball

March Madness Continues Today With Doubleheader At Staples Center

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 9:31 am

Top-seeded Wisconsin will face fourth-seeded North Carolina in the opening game of an NCAA men's basketball tournament West Regional semifinal doubleheader at Staples Center today.

Samohi Jr. Varsity Softball team pose for a picture after a winning scrimmage played in South Torrance on Saturday. They will host their official game at Memorial Park this Saturday in a double header with South Torrance starting at 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm.

News, Sports, Samohi, Softball

Kidney Failure Survivor, 15, Makes Santa Monica High Jr. Varsity Softball Team

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:32 am

After suffering in illness at the age of 12, Marisol Solano was suffering from Anca Glomerulonephritis (kidney failure) and had to go through three rounds of chemotherapy. She is now stable condition at the age of 15 and has made the Jr. Varsity Softball Team at Santa Monica High School.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Rotary Club Of Santa Monica Invites Applications For Community, Youth Grants

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:26 am

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is currently accepting applications for its Community and Youth Grants program from non-profit organizations that serve the Santa Monica area and address the needs of those less fortunate in our community.

Latest Malibu news.

News, Malibu, Celebrity, Courts, Pch

Man Pleads No Contest To Malibu DUI Crash Involving Jennifer Lopez's Rolls-Royce

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:18 am

A Las Vegas man who crashed a pickup truck into singer Jennifer Lopez's Rolls-Royce in Malibu last September pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor DUI charge.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Homeless Prowler Arrested For Burglary, Possessing Drugs

Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:11 am

A 39-year-old homeless man was charged with burglary, vehicle tampering, possession of drug paraphernalia, and appropriation of lost property after he was found inside the gates of a property where he stole an ashtray and an outdoor seat cushion.

Pacific Park's Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier.

News, Santa Monica, Pier

Pacific Park Ferris Wheel On Santa Monica Pier To Turn Lights-Off For Earth Hour

Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 10:09 am

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier joins Earth Hour in its “Use Your Power To Change Climate Change” mantra with a one-hour, “lights-off” on the world-famous Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel, except for the wheel rim safety lighting, at 8:30 pm this Saturday, March 28. The Pacific Wheel is the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Malibu, Police Department, Pch

Authorities Identify Two Victims Killed On PCH West Of Malibu Last Tuesday

Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 10:06 am

Two men from Irvine were publicly identified today as the victims of a collision on Pacific Coast Highway west of Malibu.

Oaky Annie.

News, Santa Monica, Pets, Nkla

NKLA Adoption Pets Of The Week: Oaky Anne & Bliss

Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 9:57 am

The NKLA Pet Adoption Center has adoptable dogs and cats from featured NKLA Coalition partners, including Oaky Anne and Bliss.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Map: Big Blue Bus Routes 2, 8 Begin Long-Term Detour Near Colorado Ave. & 4th St.

Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 9:20 am

Santa Monica transit authority Big Blue Bus says Routes 2 and 8 will begin long-term detours near Colorado Ave. and 4th St. starting this Thursday, March 26.

Reed Park is located on the corner of 7th Street and Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica.

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Public Input Sought On Concept Design For Reed Park Improvements

Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 9:17 am

Community members are invited to participate in the second workshop on improvements to the 1-acre lawn at Reed Park in Santa Monica.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested In Santa Monica For Juvenile Annoyance, Sexual Battery

Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 9:11 am

A 21-year-old homeless man was charged with juvenile annoyance and sexual battery after he assaulted two women in one day on Thursday, March 14.


News, Courts, Lax

Defense In LAX Shooter Case Will Argue Death Penalty 'Unconstitutional'

Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 3:51 pm

Attorneys for the suspect charged in a deadly shooting spree at Los Angeles International Airport plan to argue the government should be prohibited from seeking a death sentence on the grounds that it is "unconstitutional," according to court documents obtained today.

The ParkMe App, which has been operating in Santa Monica, has expanded to more locations on Westside.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Parking

ParkMe App Currently Used In Santa Monica Expands To Venice, Hollywood

Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 11:19 am

A smartphone app that has been guiding drivers to open parking spaces in Santa Monica is being expanded to Venice and Hollywood today.

Providence Saint John's Health Center has been serving the Santa Monica and Westside communities since 1942. It is located at 2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica,

News, Health, Santa Monica, Saint Johns

Providence Saint John’s In Santa Monica Among First To Offer Newly Approved Heart Device

Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 11:04 am

Two patients, one who waited seven years, underwent a newly approved heart procedure on Monday at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica utlilizing a device that guards against stroke and blood clots for those who suffer from irregular heart rhythms – atrial fibrillation.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Delaware Man Arrested On Third Street Promenade After Assaulting Woman

Posted Mar. 24, 2015, 10:59 am

A 27-year-old resident of Delaware was arrested and charged with assault after officers of the Santa Monica Police Department watched the male suspect pull a woman by the legs off a fountain on Third Street Promenade on Friday, March 13, at 10 am.

News, Health, Malibu, Courts, Smmusd

Citizen's Lawsuit Alleges PCB Contamination In Malibu Classrooms

Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 1:49 pm

A citizen's lawsuit filed today accuses Malibu school officials of violating the federal Toxic Substances Control Act by failing to decontaminate the city's combined elementary, middle and high school campuses of allegedly illegal levels of cancer-causing chemicals embedded in caulk and other building materials.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Suspected Drunk Driver, 23, Critically Injures Pedestrian Crossing 2nd Street

Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 10:40 am

A 67-year-old man remains in critical condition today after being struck Sunday afternoon while crossing the road in the 1300 block of 2nd Street (near Arizona Ave.) by a suspected drunk driver.

The latest edition of Seascape is now available.

News, Santa Monica, City Hall

Santa Monica's March/April Seascape Edition Now Available Online

Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 10:11 am

The City of Santa Monica has published its March/April edition of Seascape. It is published six times annually to inform residents about city programs and services.

News, Venice, Police Department

Cow's End Cafe Owner Loses Fingertip After Transient Attack

Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 10:04 am

A 31-year-old man suspected of biting off the fingertip of a Venice cafe owner was behind bars today.

Audi Santa Monica is located at 1020 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Audi Dealer Test Drive Carjacking Suspect Arrested After Police Pursuit

Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 9:53 am

A man suspected of carjacking an Audi A4 during a Santa Monica dealer test ride led LAPD officers on a pursuit in Northridge before crashing the car and being subdued by a non-lethal beanbag, police said today.

Traffic alert! This week's Santa Monica temporary lane closure information.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, March 27

Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 9:44 am

The City of Santa Monica temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, March 27, in the following locations.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested In Santa Monica Apartment After Using Toilet

Posted Mar. 23, 2015, 9:21 am

A 36-year-old homeless man was arrested and charged with trespass when he was caught in an apartment holding a roll of toilet paper and told officers that he simply needed to go to the bathroom.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Two Motorcycles Crash In Santa Monica Mountains, Three Injured

Posted Mar. 22, 2015, 10:09 am

A crash involving two motorcycles on Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains near Calabasas injured three people, two of them seriously, authorities said.

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