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Shooting Near Edison Locks Down Elementary School in Santa Monica Tuesday afternoon

Update: Due to this incident, SMMUSD's Edison Elementary School was locked down for two hours Tuesday afternoon. Students were being reunited with parents on Stewart Street and Kansas Avenue....

 

Driver, Passenger Left Hanging On the Side of A Cliff Over PCH After Car Goes Over Cliff in Santa Monica

A vehicle went over the bluffs on Ocean Ave and Montana in Santa Monica Saturday morning at about 25 minutes after midnight. The accident occurred after the vehicle failed to turn left or right on...

 

Car vs. Scooter Accident in 900 Block of Colorado Avenue, Sends Rider to Santa Monica Hospital

11.22.22: A young woman riding an electric scooter was hit early Tuesday afternoon by a vehicle crossing into the bike lane. The vehicle continued and did not stop after the collision. She was...

 

Vehicle Collision Killed a Bicyclist on PCH in Santa Monica Thursday Morning

On 11/24/2022, at approximately 3:07 AM, SMPD Officers were dispatched to a vehicle vs. bicycle collision in the 500 block of southbound Pacific Coast Highway. Officers arrived on scene and located a...

 

Arsonist Sets 4 Fires in Santa Monica, Reportedly Traveling East on Olympic Blvd from Lincoln.

11.23.22: Miscellaneous outside fire on Lincoln and Olympic was reported to have been set by an arsonist. The same man had reportedly set 4 fires within the last hour or so. The suspect was described...

 

Fire in the Bushes behind 1928 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica Quickly Extinguished Monday Afternoon.

An outside fire occurred late afternoon Monday, the Santa Monica Fire Department reported on Twitter. SMFD quickly extinguished the fire, before it could harm anyone or cause extensive damage. The...

 

Stabbing on Ocean Front Walk in Santa Monica Thursday Night Injures Four People, Two Seriously

11.17.22: A stabbing reportedly occurred Thursday evening at about 9:40 PM on Santa Monica's Ocean Front Walk and Bicknell. A suspect is in police custody. “He encountered a male on a bicycle and...

 

Superintendent Ben Drati to Leave SMMUSD and become Bellflower Schools Superintendent.

A memo has been sent to SMMUSD staff, Dr. Drati was appointed as the superintendent for Bellflower School District on 11/17/22. He is expected to be in that office in January. Consequently he is...

 

Police Pursuit Passes Through Santa Monica Wednesday Evening.

11.16.22: A pursuit that originated out of Los Angeles passed through the Santa Monica area Wednesday evening. The suspect who was wanted for theft eventually got off on Lincoln BLVD from the...

 

Police Pursuit Ends on Ocean Avenue and Colorado, Near Santa Monica Pier Thursday Night

11.10.22: Police pursuits happen almost every day in LA County (OJ's Bronco being the most famous). Tonight, one ended on Ocean Avenue near the Santa Monica Pier, which is unusual. Here's the police...

 

Power Outage at San Vicente and 9th Street in Santa Monica Monday

11.7.22: A windy and cold winter storm blew down power lines at 9th Street and San Vicente on Tuesday. Electrical power was out on San Vicente west of 11th Street. Linemen said the earliest it would...

 

Wrong Way Driver Causes 4 Vehicle Collision Just East of McClure Tunnel in Santa Monica

11.7.22. A DUI driver caused a 4 car collision after entering the freeway in the wrong direction Monday evening. A four vehicle collision caused by a wrong way driver, blocked traffic in both...

 

Santa Monica High Went on Lockdown After Bomb Threat. Same Google Phone Used to Dial in Bomb Threats Across US

Santa Monica High School went on lockdown on Thursday just after noon. “We are on scene, conducting a search of the school. No suspicious items have been located and there no other credible...

 

High Tension, High Voltage Wire Falls Onto Ground on 18th Street and Michigan in Santa Monica

Update 8 PM Power is reported to be out on 18th street now according to SoCal Edison, estimated time for power to be restored is at midnight 11.3.22 A high tension wire has fallen to the ground at...

 

Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel, Vehicle Crashes at NE Corner of Cloverfield and Olympic Blvd.

There are no reported injuries but earlier this evening, Santa Monica Police and fire responded to reports of a vehicle collision at the intersection of Cloverfield and Olympic Blvd. Officers arrived...

 

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