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SMPD Detains Brinks Security Guard After He Fires 2 Shots at Fleeing Suspect on Third Street Promenade

Santa Monica Police were seen in a CBS News Video frisking and taking into custody a bald, middle aged Brinks security Guard. His gun was visible in his belt, underneath his shirt. He had fired two...

Robbers Bearing Sledge Hammers Rob Jewelry store in the 1200 block of Montana Avenue

The owner of a jewelry in Santa Monica was hit with a sledgehammer while watching a robbery at his store Thursday, officials said. The robbery occurred about 2:35 PM at the store along the 1200...

Jury Finds Serial Killer Guilty of 2 Murders over Last 18 Years, Including One in SM

A 43-year-old man was found guilty today of the brutal slayings of two women and trying to kill another woman over a seven-year period, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced....

Five reasons why purchasing Greenland would actually be a really good idea

President Trump is a real estate guy. He recently tweeted that the US should consider buying Greenland and this was met with derision, as so many suggestions this president makes are. But upon closer...

Artist Timothy Uriah Steele creates "an apology to the spirit" of Bombay Beach

Having grown up in both a cult and suburban Americana, artist Timothy Uriah Steele provides a unique and provocative journey with his work to showcase transcendence. When asked for his personal...

Protest at Santa Monica Pier Against Thirty Meter Telescope Planned for Mauna Kea

What participants described as a spontaneous protest against the University of Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope atop the worlds highest mountain, Mauna Kea, reached the Santa Monica Pier Sunday...

Jeffrey Epstein Becomes the 27th Associate of the Clintons to Die Mysteriously

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his Federal prison cell on Saturday morning, the US Bureau of Prisons has confirmed. In death, Epstein becomes the latest associate of William and Hillary Clinton to...

Local Starbucks Remodels Seem Aimed at Efficiency More than Comfort. Why is that?

Is Starbucks deliberately remodeling its local coffee bars to make them less friendly to homeless people? Some on social media think so. They have noticed that the doorways to Starbucks new...

Girls Who Code Holds Graduation at Santa Monica Riot HQ

At the August 2, 2019 graduation the girls presented their final projects, heard from Riot Games' Head of Technology Mike Seavers and commemorated their achievements from the past few weeks. For the...

Coast Festival to Close 2 Miles of Santa Monica Streets on September 15th 2019

The City Sponsored Coast event will be held on two miles of city streets closed to car traffic, including Ocean Avenue from Wilshire Boulevard to Colorado. City press release follows. Santa Monica's...

On The Red Carpet With Shaq, Cedric and Sugar Ray: Pump Foundation Raises Cash to Battle Cancer

On Friday August 9, 2019 the Harold & Carole Pump Foundation held its 19th Annual dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, honoring Cedric the Entertainer, Jerry Rice,...

Mountain Lion Crosses 405 Freeway, Becoming Bel Air's Most Famous Cougar

8/8/19: The National Park Service has documented a rare case of a mountain lion crossing the 405 Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass area. The male mountain lion known as P-61 made his way east of the...

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