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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...

 

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...

 

Banerjee Didn't Kill Himself: New Revelations About the Strange Life & Death of Chippendales Founder Somen Banerjee

High flying melodramas are the types of events that really holds our attention. We soaked up the Versace series, then the Getty series, the House of Gucci movie, and recently fans have been absorbed...

 

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...

 

Armed Robbery at the 7-11 on Lincoln and Pico in Santa Monica; Two Homeless Men Arrested

November 2, 2022 - The Santa Monica Police Department reports that two homeless men have been arrested in connection with a shooting on October 29 at the 7-11 located on the corner of Lincoln...

 

Shooting on 26th and Wilshire in Santa Monica Late Sunday Night Wounds One Man

A shooting Sunday night at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd and 26th Street in Santa Monica, wounded one man. He suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. This is breaking news; details are lacking at...

 

Homeless Man Pulls a Knife, Barricades Himself at T-Mobile Store on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica

10/26/22: A homeless man with a knife barricaded himself after threatening customers and staff at the T-Mobile store on the Third Street Promenade. The following description of the incident from an...

 

Santa Monica Police Arrest Homeless Man for Brandishing a Knife at Euclid and Wilshire Blvd

10.8.22: Santa Monica Police arrested a homeless man for brandishing a knife Saturday afternoon, in the parking lot behind the US Post Office known as Will Rogers Station. According to witnesses, the...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    October 6, 2022

SMC Student Arrested on Suspicion of Sexually Assaulting Female Santa Monica College Students

A suspect was arrested this week in connection with a series of sexual assaults targeting female Santa Monica College students, school authorities announced. In a statement Monday afternoon, Santa...

 
 By Jack Simon    Crime    September 21, 2022

Beverly Hills Man Gets 5-Year Prison Sentence for Hiring Hit Man to Kill Woman He Dated

In June, Scott Berkett, 25, pleaded guilty to a single count of using interstate facilities to commit murder-for-hire, which carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years. However, prosecutors agreed...

 

Argentina Mulls Law against Hate Speech; Chile saves its Democracy; Colombia to Extradite Lawmaker's Brother and Other Stories: Interamerican Watch

Argentina Argentina seeks to create a law against "hate speech" Former President Macri and other opponents assure that the leftist government is taking advantage of the moment to create the "Gag...

 

Sister of San Carlos Beheading Victim Karina Castro Launches Go Fund Me Page for her Kids

Geneva Castro, the sister of Karina Castro who was beheaded by ex-boyfriend Jose Rafael Solano Landaeta on Thursday, has launched a go fund me account in her memory. The goal is to raise $25,000 for...

 

You Have the Right to Carry Cash Says Court; Federal Disabilities Act Covers Trans People; Criminal Records to Be Sealed After 4 Years; Gmail users to get more Spam and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Los Angeles deputy DA: Gascón is creating a 'ticking time bomb' by releasing murderers back on the streets A Los Angeles County deputy district attorney says that...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    August 22, 2022

SMPD Arrests Woman for Animal Cruelty on Washington Avenue Near 5th Street in Santa Monica

Six units of the Santa Monica Police Department responded to neighbors calls Monday afternoon, about a dog who was squealing in pain. This included one unit from the Animal Control division, who ended...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Crime    August 17, 2022

Santa Monica Police Seek a Serial Sexual Assault Suspect who is also a Convicted Sex Offender

Santa Monica Police say they need the public's help to find a suspect who grabs women and girls' from behind, then runs away. They are also looking for other victims. The SMPD arrested Anthony...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    August 17, 2022

Boyfriend Kills Girlfriend Then Goes to Jack in the Box. Santa Monica Police Release Details of Murder on Lincoln Blvd

8.11.22: Santa Monica police are investigating a murder that took place Thursday morning at 1453 Lincoln Blvd. "SMPD is working a homicide investigation at a residence in the 1400 block of Lincoln...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    August 3, 2022

Stabbing Death at Main Santa Monica Public Library After Altercation Between Two Homeless Men

7/31: Santa Monica Police announced today that they have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a homeless man at the Santa Monica Public Library. The stabbing occurred in the North Courtyard of...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    July 31, 2022

LA City Attorney Ignores Incidents of Violence Committed by Dodger Security Against Fans, Alleges their Lawyer

Five new lawsuits have been filed against the Los Angeles Dodgers alleging that the club provided security security intentionally assaulted fans who attended Dodger games in 2022. They allege that...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    July 27, 2022

Apparent Mass Shooting Said to be Gang Related at Peck Park in San Pedro, South of Los Angeles

The LAPD and others are reporting a mass shooting around 3 pm Sunday afternoon in San Pedro's Peck Park, directly South of downtown Los Angeles. "Around 3:50 p.m. Harbor Division officers responded...

 
 By David Ganezer    Crime    July 25, 2022

Jury Convicts Decorated Navy Seal for Murder of 58 Year Old Santa Monica Resident With His Bare Hands

A former U.S. Navy Seal has been found guilty to a June 11, 2016 murder of a 58 year old Santa Monica resident, after a confrontation on Santa Monica Beach. Theodore Krah became concerned that a man w...

 

Film Producer and Actor Charged with Double Murder; CA Forgives Late Traffic-Ticket Fees; Supreme Court Tells CA to Rethink Gun Magazine Ban; Newsom Enables Prostitution and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Gascón recall proponents deliver 717,000 signatures to county Campaign organizers seeking to recall embattled Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón submitt...

 

LA County Has Bail Again; Texas-style Lawsuits Against Illegal Gun Sales in CA; Feds Barred Again From Vax Mandate on Their Employees; CA Legislature Moving Toward Drug Injection Sites and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón claims L.A. County is safer 'in some areas' because of his policies despite rise in violent crime over past year Los Angeles County District Attorney Georg...

 

Recall Gascon Campaign Has Sufficient Signatures; Federal Study Shows Longer Prison Sentences Reduce Recidivism; 43% Increase in Officers Shot on Duty and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Los Angeles District Attorney Gascon policy blamed for man's release from life prison term before arrest in killing of Pacoima transient A man arrested in the slaying of a transient in Pacoima was rel...

 

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