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As grey skies started to clear after a rainy night, the vendors at the Santa Monica farmers market opened their stalls on Saturday, March 3, standing by their promise of "rain or shine all year round”. The chilly day, however, did not dampen the friendly atmosphere that was present between customers and ...
Santa Monica Public Library welcomes University of Southern California Architecture Professor Kenneth Breisch for a presentation on the History of Carnegie Libraries on Saturday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at the historic Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main Street. Professor Breisch speaks about the origins of, ...

... Nearby Police Log. SANTA MONICA, CA – The following is a collection of weekly police, court and fire stories from around the Santa Monica area this week. ... The suspect entered the Santa Monica store and grabbed some merchandise before dropping it and fleeing the area, according to police.
In a statement, Santa Monica Police Chief Kenneth Semko acknowledged the increase in crime, citing crime had increased in 2017 by 12.5 percent. The chief points out a large ... The SMPD reminds residents despite the recent increase, the crime rate in Santa Monica is still at historic lows. Report a Typo.
It's Smorgasburg LA's 2nd Annual Pop-up at the Pier, and while the Saturday event will be in Santa Monica, know that the popular event's usual Sunday market at ROW DTLA is still very much on, on March 11. As for the March 10 Santa Monica pop-up, though? The only thing to say is this: While there are ...
According to the Santa Monica Fire Department, the truck pulled up to Station 1 on 7th Street at about 8:57 a.m., ran the front doorbell and reported their truck was on fire. SMFD Public Information Officer Patrick Nulty said the truck had a full load that had to be completely emptied onto the street so ...

The number of homeless individuals sleeping on Santa Monica streets has increased 11 percent to 646 people, according to the 2018 Homeless Count numbers released by the City Tuesday. In addition, the annual count found 311 homeless people in shelters and other institutions, a decrease of nine ...
SANTA MONICA, CA – On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 8:41 p.m. the Santa Monica Public Safety Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a large fire at 425 Marine Ave. Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD) units arrived within 4 minutes and 21 seconds to find a 3-story ...
Unfortunately for them, and quite fortunately for appreciators of Santa Monica's public beaches, San Pedro's rival plans to become a deepwater port gained the blessing of the federal government and the wharves, warehouses and vast rail yards necessary to support a world-class harbor in Santa Monica ...
Like a shot fired at the starting line, this week signaled the beginning of Santa Monica's 2018 campaign season. On Monday, the first City Council challenger, local restaurant owner Greg Morena, announced his candidacy and launched a website. On Wednesday, community activist Mary Marlow will host a ...
February20, 2018 -- With high personnel costs and record unfunded employee pensions equaling more than two thirds of its operating budget, the City of Santa Monica might not be able to “absorb” the fiscal shock of future recessions, according to the findings of an outside auditor. The report by Moss Adams, which goes to ...
Giving cars the right of way has been one of the biggest challenges to making the light rail, which runs from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, faster. Instead of flying over or tunneling under intersections, especially between Western Avenue and Downtown, the train stops and waits for traffic to pass ...
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to continue the COAST open streets festival through 2020 as Santa Monica's signature event. The route will stay the same for now, however, several Council members encouraged staff to look to other parts of the city that may benefit from a car-free festival.
Often associated with its ownership by actor Cary Grant and use as a beach party house, this Santa Monica home's story starts with silent screen star Norma Taldmadge, who had the place built in 1930. Since then, the roster of people who've lived or stayed at the oceanfront house includes such notables ...
While a juggernaut of a film like this can maybe feel otherworldly, you won't have to travel to Wakanda (or Hollywood) to find someone that worked on the film; Santa Monica born and raised actor/stuntman Tony Todd appears in this year's biggest film, doing stunts and playing a member of The Border Tribe, ...
To help locals and visitors find items that truly say "Santa Monica," if not with letters than in spirit, there is the brand-new Shop Santa Monica online store, from Santa Monica Travel & Tourism. "We are delighted to have launched Shop Santa Monica in celebration of our charming oceanfront city," said Misti ...
Late last year, Santa Monica city officials grew so frustrated with Bird's refusal to work out some licensing issues that the city attorney filed an eight-count misdemeanor criminal complaint naming the company and VanderZanden as defendants. The complaint alleges that Bird violated requirements for ...

After flying free for more nearly five months, Bird riders are getting their wings clipped. The Santa Monica Police Department has officially started cracking down on the city's 30,000 Bird subscribers, issuing traffic tickets to unsuspecting tourists and locals alike. Last week alone cops stopped 196 people ...
Sitting before the candles of your birthday cake is one such moment, yes. As is a visit to a wishing tree during a celebratory, looking-forward, hello-there-new-year festivity. Such a festivity will twirl, with pomp, hue, and a buoyant spirit, into the Santa Monica Place Lunar New Year Festival on Saturday, Feb.
The City of Santa Monica, more so than most other regional communities, has been re-designing its city to encourage residents, workers and visitors to ditch vehicles in favor of alternative transit, like buses, Expo trains, walking and riding bikes. Expo has been exceptionally popular, but at least one outside ...
Firefighters responding to medical emergencies have a new ambulance company following them to the scene. The City recently switched to McCormick Ambulance Services after five years with Ameri-Care Ambulance. While the city does not pay the ambulance services, a city contract can be lucrative to ...
Acting couple Alyson Hannigan, the star of “How I Met Your Mother” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and her husband Alexis Denisof—who also starred in vampire-fighting TV shows—listed their 1930s Spanish Revival home in Santa Monica, California, for $5.1 million on Monday. The five-bedroom home ...
An Andalusian-inspired Spanish Revival residence in a particularly plum, north of Montana Avenue neighborhood in Santa Monica, Calif., owned by married actors Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof, has come to market at $5.1 million. Denisof, an action flick veteran (“The Avengers,” “Guardians of the ...
Don't ask us why, but actors Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof are moving on from this exquisite Spanish-style home in Santa Monica—complete with arched windows, balconies, and lush landscaping. Hannigan (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and How I Met Your Mother fame) and Denisof (of Buffy spinoff ...
Fantasizing about more transportation options occupies the time of any Westsider sitting in gridlock. For David Bailey, a former USC student, who now studies transportation systems at the Technical University of Munich, this happened pretty much every time he commuted from Santa Monica to his job in the ...
California's state banker made his case for governor to Santa Monica democrats Wednesday as he seeks to close in on frontrunner Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom before the June primary. The State Treasurer has raised half as much money as Newsom, about $8 million, according to filings with the California ...
3 at Duncan Miller Gallery in Santa Monica. Known as one of the 20th century's greatest portrait photographers, Karsh captured icons including Leonard Bernstein, Andy Warhol, Sophia Loren, Anna Magnani, Marc Chagall, Winston Churchill, Jean Cocteau, Walt Disney, Dwight Eisenhower, Henry Fonda, ...
Investors chat at the exhibit hall at the Arcview Investor Forum at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica Monday, January 30, 2018. The Arcview Investor Network includes more than 600 accredited investor members who have put more than $155 million behind 165 cannabis-related companies.
February 2, 2018 -- Rents in Santa Monica stayed flat last month, following a year of increases which were “moderate” for the location, but still 84 percent higher than the national average, analysts said Thursday. Year over year, the city's rents rose 3.7 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the report by Apartment List, ...
The City of Santa Monica spent about $97 million and committed another $88 million to near-term spending on 233 Capital Improvement projects last year according to the year-end report. The hundreds of projects were spread across several categories including General Government, Community ...
Do you want to know where Jim Morrison played his first public show? How about the once-secret history of special commandos trained on the Santa Monica beach? Maybe you're more interested in the founding of the modern movie industry, the City's role as a global fitness trendsetter or the now ...
SANTA MONICA, CA – Italian restaurant Ristorante Al Mare, located on the Santa Monica Pier, has closed and will be replaced by Seaside on the Pier. It's unclear when the beachside restaurant closed, but the last Yelp review was written in Oct. 2017, according to Eatery Los Angeles. Al Mare's ...
January 29, 2018 -- For a mid-sized beach town, Santa Monica has plenty of ties to iconic rock stars -- from Jim Morrison, who is said to have first taken the stage in a small bar in the beach city, to David Bowie, who staged one of rock's most famous concerts at the Civic Auditorium. Its ties to major rock artists should receive ...
Ristorante Al Mare, the Italian restaurant located on the Santa Monica Pier has closed. It's unclear exactly when the large beachside restaurant closed but the last Yelp review was written back in October 2017. First spotted by Toddrickallen, Seaside On The Pier will take over the space. Little is known about ...
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office first launched its inquiry in November after a Times article detailed how Maria Leon-Vazquez — a board member overseeing Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District — cast several votes approving hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts with her ...
January 29, 2018 -- Santa Monica's Camera Obscura Art Lab continues its weekly workshops with resident artists Debra Disman and Huong Nguyen, who also will be working during the week on their residency projects. Disman, a Los Angeles-based artist working primarily in the form of the book, is working on a series of ...
SANTA MONICA, CA – A Santa Monica cafe has launched a new happy hour menu that will help make your work week fly by. Little Ruby is offering discounted food and drinks Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Drink offerings include $5 beers, $6 glasses of wine, and $7 spritz. If you'd like to ...
Now the brothers have teamed up on STRFSH, located on the second floor of the recently remodeled and refurbished Gallery Food Hall on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade (its next-door neighbor is David Beran's incredible tasting-menu-only Dialogue). You may remember this food court when it ...
In L.A., street vendors often work in the heart of residential neighborhoods, but those who work in Santa Monica concentrate on the city's beaches and pier, where tourists and large crowds of visitors from throughout Southern California gather. Some vendors, including those selling fruits and ice cream, will ...
On September 6, 2017, the Santa Monica Planning Commission rubber-stamped the proposed preschool with next-to-no consideration of the negative impacts this commercial operation will bring to our neighborhood in terms of traffic, safety, parking, noise, and environmental concerns. The residents of ...
Four downtown “scramble” intersections (2nd / Broadway, 4th / Broadway, 2nd / Santa Monica and 4th / Santa Monica) received new paint recently but the markings had to adapt to what is perhaps the best kept secret in the city's arts world: instructional origami designs embedded into the existing streets.
Have you made your resolutions for 2018? Many of us do, often aspiring to improve ourselves, help others or push ourselves to explore something new. What if you could do all the above with one simple action? The Santa Monica Lions are here to help. Volunteering is one of the best ways to help others, ...
Bird and the city of Santa Monica have met to address public safety. In a statement, Bird's CEO Travis VanderZanden says "In addition to working with the city, safety is our top priority here and we're committed to doing all we can to ensure that each and every ride is a safe one. That includes educating our ...
SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) – Video posted to social media Thursday night showed a fisherman on the Santa Monica Pier briefly hooking a sea lion. The video, which was recorded at around 10 p.m. by Kye Cruz and posted to Snapchat, shows the fisherman accidentally hooking the sea lion while a handful ...
The data on them gives some evidence of locations Paddock researched. In May, he pulled up Google Maps for Venice Beach, Venice Ale House, the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and the Bungalow in Santa Monica, and La Jolla Beach. One Google query was "how crowded does Santa Monica Beach get.".
Cancer research firm Kite Pharma is paying $135 million for a 160,000-square-foot research and development building in Santa Monica, adding to its already sizeable footprint there. The latest acquisition makes it the highest amount paid for a flex R&D building in Los Angeles County, according to CoStar.
Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen increased their already substantial residential property portfolio with the $5.15 million purchase of a picturesque micro-compound next door to another mini-compound they already own in L.A.'s rustically ritzy Santa Monica Canyon. Nestled in the shade of a ...
An investigation by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District found that a school board member voted to approve contracts with her husband's consulting clients on at least nine separate occasions, according to a summary of the probe released Thursday night. The investigation also found that the ...
SANTA MONICA, CA – The City of Santa Monica has seen an increase in the use of motorized scooters, so the Santa Monica Police Department would like everyone to know the laws governing the use of them. A motorized scooter is defined as a two-wheeled device with handlebars and a floorboard ...
This Sunday at the Annenberg Beach House party goers will revisit the glamour of Old Hollywood as the Santa Monica Conservancy reprises its annual birthday celebration, Happy Birthday, Marion. For those who need a primer on their silent-film-stars-and-their-mansions trivia, Marion Davies was a silent ...


 

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