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Eugene Morris Cohen was arrested and transported to the Santa Monica Jail on Jan. 22 where he was booked on charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Cops Arrest Fatal Hit-And-Run Suspect Nearly A Year After Tragedy

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 2:21 pm

Nearly a year after a fatal hit-and-run near to the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica police have arrested the man believed to be responsible for the crime.

Lindsay Lohan.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Courts

Lindsay Lohan's Community Service Questioned In Santa Monica Reckless Driving Case

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 8:53 am

A prosecutor on Wednesday questioned the type of community service that actress Lindsay Lohan has done in London as part of her probation in connection with misdemeanor charges stemming from a 2012 wreck on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica during the production of "Liz & Dick."

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, A[b

Six Good Samaritans In Santa Monica Help In Arrest Of Aggressive Vons Thief

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 8:37 am

Up to six good Samaritans helped detain a 6’1” man on Saturday, Jan. 17, inside a Santa Monica Vons supermarket after the man had stolen a bottle of liquor.

The view above Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2013 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair Returns To Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 8:32 am

An opening night reception will be held for the sixth annual Art Los Angeles Contemporary art fair in Santa Monica tonight, featuring a diverse selection of galleries and artists. The public reception from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Life And Arts, Samohi, Santa Monica, Smmusd, Seven Day

Santa Monica High Gallery To Host District Visual Arts Show Today

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 8:15 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified's middle and high school students will showcase their work at the District’s annual visual art show this week at Roberts Arts Gallery.

The 'Rolled Sleeves Bandit' has been linked to seven bank robberies since November in Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, an Manhattan Beach.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, Fbi

FBI Seek Help Locating Santa Monica Bank Robber, AKA "Rolled Sleeves Bandit"

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 8:05 am

The FBI and police from several Southland beach cities asked for the public's help today in locating a bank robber known as the "Rolled Sleeves Bandit."

Mark Rubio.

News, Beverly Hills, Politics

Marco Rubio In Beverly Hills For $1,000 Per Person Fundraising Breakfast

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 7:56 am

Prospective Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will conclude his fundraising swing through Southern California today with a $1,000 per person breakfast in Beverly Hills.

Latest Fire Department news.

News, Inglewood, Police Department

Two Dead, Firefighter Injured In Inglewood Condominium Building Fire

Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 7:55 am

A two-alarm fire in an Inglewood condominium building today left two people dead and a firefighter injured, authorities said.

Local Santa Monica student Zoe Goodall has been selected for Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots National Leadership Council.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica High Sophomore Joins 2015 National Youth Leadership Council

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:51 am

Santa Monica High School sophomore Zoe Parcells has been appointed to Jane Goodall Institute’s 2015 National Youth Leadership Council.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police To Conduct DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Friday

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:44 am

The Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, Jan. 30 at an undisclosed location within city limits.

Parking Structure 4 is located near Second Street and Arizona in Santa Monica.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Parolee Found Asleep In Stolen Vehicle In Santa Monica Parking Structure 4

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:28 am

Bail was not granted to a parolee on Saturday, Jan. 17, after he fell asleep on the back seat of a vehicle he had stolen that was located in Parking Structure 4 in downtown Santa Monica.

Venice High School.

News, Venice, Education, Lausd

Venice High Renovations To Be Fast-Tracked Along With 10 Other Schools

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:16 am

Venice High School will be fast-tracked under Superintendent Ramon Cortines’ plan to renovate 11 campuses across the Los Angeles Unified School District, it was reported today.

Latest television ratings news.

News, Santa Monica, Television

CBS Finishes First In TV Ratings Race For 14th Time In 18-Week-Old Season

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:10 am

CBS had 20 of last week's 24 most-watched prime-time programs to finish first in the television ratings race for the 14th time in the 18-week-old season.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Lax

LAX Officials: Record 70.6 Million Travelers Passed Through Airport In 2014

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:08 am

A record 70.6 million travelers passed through Los Angeles International Airport in 2014, with the total passenger volume increasing 6 percent from the previous year.

Willie, a homeless Vietnam war veteran, lived outside the West Los Angeles VA last summer, when this picture was taken, though he has not been seen in the area for some months now.  An 1888 deed to provide a home for veterans initially established the property, which is today the largest VA campus in the country.  Some are challenging non-veteran-related uses of the land when Los Angeles County is the veteran homeless capital of America.

News, Veteran Affairs, West La

Federal Government To Settle VA West Los Angeles Misuse Lawsuit

Posted Jan. 28, 2015, 9:02 am

The federal government has agreed to settle a lawsuit in which the ACLU accused the Department of Veterans Affairs of misusing its sprawling West Los Angeles health campus while veterans with brain injuries and mental impairment slept in the streets, it was reported today.

From left: Name: Donna. Wearing: Beach tote from Renee Furterer. Works: Salon 626 in Santa Monica; Name: Jackie. Wearing: J.Crew Skirt. On him: Shirt from Express. Spotted: Headed to Sunny Blue on Main; From: Denmark. Wearing: All Saints boots/Vintage belt.

News, Santa Monica, Fashion

Santa Monica The Best Dressed Place In United States?

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 9:40 am

Real estate brokerage site Movoto has published an article on the best dressed suburbs across the USA, ranking Santa Monica as number one out of 140 "suburbs" looked at.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Police Department

Man Riding Against Traffic In Santa Monica Arrested On Theft Charges

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 9:16 am

A 45-year-old man was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 17, after erratic behavior on a bicycle caught the attention of police who then found the man in possession of a stolen drivers’ license as well as a stolen credit card.

Waze is the world's largest community based traffic and navigation app.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Traffic

Does Real-Time Traffic App Waze Jeopardize Lives Of Police Officers?

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 9:09 am

Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck says the real-time traffic app Waze jeopardizes the lives of police officers.


News, Transportation, Lax

Northeast Blizzard Forces 106 Flight Cancellations At LAX

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 9:02 am

The blizzard in the Northeast led to 106 flight cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport this morning, authorities said.

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News, Santa Monica, Breaking Santa Monica News

How To Sign Up For Free Santa Monica Mirror Daily Email Blast

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 10:23 am

Are you signed up to follow the Santa Monica Mirror on its two social network pages and daily email blast?

Santa Monica College's newspaper, The Corsair, has been safely preserved and converted into a more research-friendly digital format.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College Student Newspaper Archives Now Available Digitally

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 10:08 am

Thousands of historic pages of the Santa Monica College newspaper, the Corsair, crumbling and fading with age, have now been safely preserved and converted into a more research-friendly digital format.

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

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Jan. 30

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 10:01 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Jan. 30, in the following locations.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Woman Receives Fright After Finding Burglar In Her Lounge Room

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:58 am

A Santa Monica woman received the fright of her life on Thursday, Jan. 15, after returning home to find a 22-year-old burglar in her lounge room. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out at 4 pm to investigate a report of a residential burglary in the 2500 block of Arizona Ave.

Vidiots will close its doors in April after 30 years in business.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Vidiots To Close In April After 30 Years In Business In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:50 am

Vidiots at 302 Pico opened in 1985 when Patty Polinger and Cathy Tauber decided that they wanted to have their own business.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Health, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA's Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center Doctors To Strike In Westwood

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:49 am

Doctors who work at UCLA's Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center and colleagues at three other UC campuses will hold a one-day strike tomorrow to protest what they call unfair labor practices.

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