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Sris Sinnathamby.

News, Venice, Police Department

Second Arrest Made In Fatal Venice Shooting

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 3:38 pm

Los Angeles police today announced the arrest of the suspected gunman charged, along with a Venice Beach hotel owner, in a transient's shooting death during a disturbance. Francisco Guzman, 28, was arrested about 9:55 a.m. Monday by the FBI- LAPD Fugitive Task Force and jailed in lieu of $3 million bail in connection with the killing.

El Niño Week promises to have more bite than Shark Week. So sign up now for events and make sure you check Heal The Bay’s website and social media channels for regular updates throughout the week. It all starts this Sunday!

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay, Coastal Commission, El Niño

Heal the Bay's El Niño Week Storms In

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 6:00 am

El Niño is coming, right?

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

Naked Homeless Woman Steals GoPro at Santa Monica Beach

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 6:00 am

A half-naked woman was arrested at Santa Monica Beach on Thursday, Oct. 1, after stealing a GoPro camera and other belongings from beachgoers.

A mixed use development is proposed for the site of the former Wilshire West Car Wash.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Big Plans For Site Of Former Car Wash That Violated Labor Laws

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 2:38 pm

A three-story combination of retail and apartments has been proposed by commercial real estate company CBRE.

State Senator Ben Allen represents Santa Monica and much of the Westside in his 26th District.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Senate, Ben Allen

Senator Ben Allen's Signed Alzheimer’s Bill To Boost Early Diagnosis

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:59 am

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) that will improve diagnosis, treatment and care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


News, Marina Del Rey, Ocean, Diving, Santa Monica Bay

Santa Monica Bay Diver Rescued From The Bends

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:32 am

A scuba diver was rescued this morning after he became stricken off Marina del Rey.

Marlene Pinnock was captured on cellphone video being beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway and reached a $1.5 million settlement with the department.

News, Santa Monica, Chp, Santa Monica Freeway

Woman Beaten By CHP Officer Arrested Again On Same Santa Monica Freeway

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 10:52 am

A woman whose 2014 beating at the hands of a California Highway Patrol officer along the Santa Monica (10) Freeway sparked outrage and lawsuits was taken into custody today in the same area where last year's encounter took place.

Steven Massetti.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Announces New Bond Program Manager Consultant

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 10:08 am

The SMMUSD Board of Education approved the hiring of Massetti Consulting, LLC, as the new bond program manager consulting firm at its July 15, 2015 regular meeting. The contract became effective on Sept. 1, 2015.

John F. 'Jack' Hutchison.

News, Obituary, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Remembering John F. “Jack” Hutchison, Long-Time Leader of Big Blue Bus Dies At 85

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 9:48 am

John F. “Jack” Hutchison a long-time leader of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus and Santa Monica resident has passed away at age 85.

Herbert Ross.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Tribute To Director/Producer/Dancer Herbert Ross At Santa Monica College Saturday, Oct. 10

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 9:23 am

Santa Monica College will host a tribute to renowned director, producer, and dancer Herbert Ross at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 10. The tribute includes a free screening of the classic film “The Turning Point.”

News, Development, Marina Del Rey

Two Hotels In Marina Del Rey Move Forward Despite Residents' Concerns

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 3:48 pm

The Board of Supervisors today approved the next step toward development of two hotels in Marina del Rey, despite some residents' concerns.

The latest surf news.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Swimmers, Surfers Warned To Stay Out Of Water After Rain Advisory

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 12:38 pm

Los Angeles County health officials warned beach-goers today to be careful swimming near storm drains, creeks or rivers that dump into the ocean, since the recent rainfall likely carried bacteria-laden runoff to enter the water.

Latest city of Los Angeles news.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Small Businesses, Taxes

L.A. City Council Wants More Study of Proposed Tax Breaks

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 10:07 am

A Los Angeles City Council committee Monday called for further study of a plan that would offer a total of $54 million in annual tax relief to tens of thousands of small businesses by 2020.

Will bankruptcy cost American Apparel its cool?

News, Santa Monica, Retail, American Apparel

American Apparel Delisted From NYSE Day After Chapter 11 Filing

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 10:05 am

One day after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer and retailer American Apparel announced today that the New York Stock Exchange is suspending trading in the company's stock immediately and beginning the process of delisting its common stock.

Santa Monica, the No. 1 Drunkest City in California.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Alcohol, Bars

Raise a Glass: Santa Monica Named 'Drunkest City in California'

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 9:21 am

It seems we have a new reason to raise a glass tonight: Santa Monica has won "by a landslide" in a ranking for Drunkest Cities in California.

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

News, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Oct. 9

Posted Oct. 5, 2015, 9:52 am

City of Santa Monica temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Oct. 9 in the following locations.

West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce President Roozbeh Farahanipour.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Q-and-a

Up Front With West Los Angeles Chamber Of Commerce President

Posted Oct. 5, 2015, 9:36 am

Santa Monica Mirror caught up with Chamber President Roozbeh Farahanipour to learn more about the member organization, including their stance on divestments, minimum wage, and sidewalk vendors.

Santa Monica’s Urban Forester Matthew Wells says underperforming trees do not provide the same benefits as those that are healthy.

News, Santa Monica, Drought

Surviving The Drought: How to Maintain Trees for Cleaner Air, Higher Property Value, Energy Reduction

Posted Oct. 4, 2015, 6:00 am

Santa Monica’s Recreation and Parks Commissioner Phil Brock says the city’s ability to maintain trees during the drought has provided numerous benefits to residents.

The latest Third Street Promenade news.

News, Apb, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

Homeless Man Steals Hundreds of Dollars of Merchandise at Third Street Promenade

Posted Oct. 4, 2015, 6:00 am

A homeless man was arrested on Friday, Sept. 26, after being caught stealing $369 worth of merchandise from two stores on Third Street Promenade.

Poster for David McMillan's "Watching O.J."

News, Santa Monica, Anniversary

Santa Monica Playwright’s “Watching O.J.” Opens On Verdict’s 20th Anniversary

Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 8:00 pm

David McMillan remembers the confusion he felt when O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder 20 years ago today, ending the “Trial of the Century” that became a touchstone for race relations in America.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

29-Year-Old Caught With Fake ID in 2500 block of Idaho Ave.

Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 11:35 am

A suspicious acting Los Angeles man was arrested in Santa Monica on Thursday, Sept. 24, after being found in possession of a fake California identification card.

The Georgian will convert its downstairs speakeasy into a restaurant and more liquor will be able to be served in its lobby.

News, Santa Monica, Hospitality

Historic Hotel Granted Changes To Add More Drinking, Dining

Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 11:27 am

The biggest change from past years is that now the Georgian will soon be even more accessible to locals and tourists who want to eat and drink at the famous hotel.

From left: Iao Katagiri, Nat Trives, Lois Green (President, Yo San University), Speaker Dr. Daoshing Ni (Co-founder, Yo San University) Tom Larmore, Barbara Browning, Kathy Fergen, and Grace Cheng Braun (President and CEO, WISE

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Yo San University: Acupuncture In Today’s Medical World

Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 11:23 am

Dr. Dao Shing Ni has never taken an aspirin or ibuprofen in his life.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

Santa Monica Man, 47, Randomly Attacks Man on Bench In Front of Officer

Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 11:19 am

A 47-year-old Santa Monica man had to be tasseled before being arrested on Thursday, Sept. 24, after randomly attacking a person on a bench in front of a passing police officer.

Robert Villa, Jr. served honorably in the U.S. Army before his postal career and was married for 25 years before losing his wife to cancer in 2008. He has four daughters (three pictured) and eight grandchildren.

News, Santa Monica, United States Postal Service

Santa Monica Post Office Inducts 22nd Postmaster

Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

Santa Monica welcomed its own 22nd Postmaster Robert Villa, Jr. Thursday at Santa Monica High School.

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