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SMMUSD issues Statement on Planned Student Climate Change Walkout Friday

**Email on behalf of Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati** Superintendent's Message: Climate Strike - Friday, September 20, 2019 Dear parents, guardians, staff and community members, We are aware that there...

Video Shows Lion Chased a Lion into the 405 Freeway, Causing his Death

Dramatic new surveillance video shows mountain lion P-61 getting chased by a male uncollared lion minutes before he was struck by traffic and killed on the 405 Freeway early on the morning of...

Jury Convicts Joseph Ramirez Perez, 21, of Second Degree Murder in Tongva Park

A 21 year old man has been convicted of stabbing another homeless man to death in Tongva Park, yards from City Hall and the Police Dept Headquarters, last year. "He hasn't been sentenced yet," said...

FedEx Duplicates Itself at 11th and Wilshire, Closes at 6th and Wilshire

For 24 years, it has been open 24 hours allowing students to coffee Project late at night and businessman to send overnight packages at all hours. But on Tuesday, September 17 at 5 PM, the Federal...

President Trump's Motorcade From LAX to DTLA Bypasses Santa Monica Airport

US President Donald J. Trump will attend a fundraiser dinner in Beverly Hills Tuesday evening. Seats range from $1000 for Bronze, to $100,000 and up. On Wednesday morning, he will seek a photo...

Third Street Promenade Reopens After Pressure Cooker Determined to be No Threat

9/16/2019: Santa Monica Police evacuated the Third Street Promenade Monday night, after a witness said that an indigent person had left a pressure cooker in or near a trash can. The SMPD called in...

Santa Monica Airport's compass rose proposed as historic landmark

An iconic aviation image painted on the pavement of a California airport could be designated a historic landmark . AOPA has written a letter of support urging the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission to...

Second Bicyclist near-fatality Accident Closes down busy Santa Monica streets

Two cyclists in as many days have been seriously injured on busy streets in Santa Monica, forcing the closure of main arteries for several hours. The first one happened at 4:30 Thursday, on 20th and...

SMPolice Release Photo of Halloween Mask Bank Robber

On September 10, 2019 at approximately 9:51 am, the Santa Monica Police Department responded to the Wells Fargo Bank located at 900 Montana Ave regarding an armed robbery. The suspect who was heavily...

Universal Studios Opening Fan Preview Night Celebration "Halloween Horror Nights"

I arrived at 745 PM and was scarily enticed to stay until the closing at 1 AM. Even though the Universal Studios Park information pamphlet advises parents with "children under the age of 13" to...

MIT Investigates Who Was Smart Enough to Work for MIT, but Also Dumb Enough to Accept Money from Convicted Child Molester Jeff Epstein.

No people on earth excel in self flagellation better than American academics, as proven this week by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The prestigious ivy league college issued a press...

Rosh Hashanah: Chabad in Santa Monica Offers Shofar Factory for Kids Sept. 15, 2019

In preparation for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, Chabad in Santa Monica will be getting ready with a hands-on workshop.  Each participant will sand, saw, drill and polish their very own...

Rideshare Driver Charged with Kidnap, Rape of Female Passenger

A 38-year old Lyft driver has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a Los Angeles woman last October, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today. The assault allegedly...

Day of the Dead Bank Robber Charged With Cultural Appropriation After Santa Monica Robbery

If the cops can't find him, the Twitter Mob will. A man wearing a Day of the Dead Halloween mask, held up the Wells Fargo Bank on 9th Street and Montana Avenue at 9:45 am on Tuesday. Santa Monica...

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