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 By Polly Hansen    News    June 13, 2021 

As Covid Restrictions Ease, Santa Monica High School Conducts 2021 Graduation

SamoHi's first 2021 graduation was on a gorgeous day, as California loosened its Covid restrictions. There are still many rules to follow for everyone's safety. We were all sent the guidelines ahead o...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 13, 2021 

Despite Covid Restriction, Millions of Passengers will Pass Through LAX this Summer

Unlike last summer where the entire country was stuck at home, millions of Americans are expected to travel during the summer of 2021. Many will be expected to travel to Los Angeles, where the Santa...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 13, 2021 

LA County Sheriff Villanueva In a War of Words With LA City Councilman Mike Bonin

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared Monday that the LASD would clear the large homeless encampments from Venice Beach by July 4, over the objections of City Council member Mike Bonin....

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 13, 2021 

Protest Rally to Be Held to Save Samohi's History Building on Saturday morning, June 12

A group of parents, residents, and alumni are opposing the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board's decision to demolish the historic History building, circa 1930s, and use bond money to...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 13, 2021 

City Manager Just Says No to Pickleball

At first the city simply wouldn't help the pickleball players set up their courts. Then they pushed them out of the courts they'd been setting up on their own. And now they won't let them even do...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    June 13, 2021 

City Council Gives Green Light to Main Street Summer Closures Plan

A pilot program calling for the closure of portions of Main Street during summer weekends has received the green light from the Santa Monica City Council despite complaints from residents that it is...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    June 9, 2021

DOJ Settles with California Landlord Accused of Sexually Harassing Tenants

The Justice Department has reached an agreement with a California landlord to resolve a Fair Housing Act lawsuit alleging that he sexually harassed female tenants for two decades, including offering...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 9, 2021

Hate Your Coworker: New June 15 California Covid Regulations Turn Workers Against Each Other

While the number of Covid-19 cases in Los Angeles County have continued to remain the lowest since the start of the pandemic, with a test positivity rate today of 0.4%, officials are clearly hesitant...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    News    June 7, 2021

Interested in Serving on the Santa Monica City Council?

Are you interested in serving on the Santa Monica City Council without having to hassle with a long and costly campaign? Now is the best time for you. At the June 2 special meeting, the City Council...

 

Main Street Residents Claim Their True Opinions Regarding Weekend Street Closures are Not Being Represented

The following are two letters to the editor regarding the city's proposal to close Main Street, a major north-south artery, on the weekends: WILL A MISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN LEAD TO A MAIN STREET CLOSUR...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    June 2, 2021

3.0 Earthquake 11 km South of Malibu at 7:03 am on Memorial Day

May 31, 2021 - A 3.0 earthquake gently rocked Santa Monica early in the morning of Memorial Day. The epicenter was located 11 kilometers south of Santa Monica, directly south of Pepperdine University...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    May 31, 2021

Multi-Agency Police Force Seizes $60 Million in Meth, Cocaine

A drug-trafficking investigation, conducted by Culver City police along with detectives from other agencies, has netted 2,500 pounds of Methamphetamine and about 200 kilos of cocaine valued at $60...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    May 31, 2021

SM City Council Tackles 2021-23 Biennial Budget

The City Council held two study sessions this week to review the proposed 2021-23 Biennial Budget which "positions Santa Monica to safely and responsibly emerge from the COVID-19 emergency orders and...

 
 By Denise Delyle    News    May 31, 2021

Your Precious Pup or Kitty Could Become a Tasty Snack for a Coyote

"Covid this, Covid that... It wouldn't kill you to refill the bird feeder Karen," gripes the chubby squirrel in a meme from last year. But seriously, urban wildlife depends on humans in ways we're...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    May 28, 2021

Shocker: Kevin McKeown Announces His Retirement as Santa Monica City Councilman, Effective June 11

At tonight's Santa Monica City Council meeting, longtime City Council member Kevin McKeown announced that he would retire as of June 11, 2021. He cited his advancing age. "I know I don't look it, but...

 
 By Corva Corvax    News    May 28, 2021

A Law to Require Critical Race Theory "Ethnic Studies" Course a High School Requirement is Headed for a Vote in the California State Assembly

A law that would require a semester of "Ethnic Studies" to graduate high school in California is headed for its third reading in the California State Assembly. An earlier version of today's AB101,...

 

Violent attacks by the Homeless are Rising; Dozens of fire safety violations found at LAX; 5 DMV Workers Admit Taking Bribes and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

Courts & Rulings Supreme Court won't extend warrantless searches to people's homes Police can't enter someone's home without a warrant except in an emergency, the Supreme Court ruled Monday,...

 

Learn How to Help Stray Kittens at a virtual townhall on June 2 from 5:30-6:30 pm

Department of Animal Care and Control is partnering with Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn's office to hold a virtual Town Hall on how you can help stray cats and kittens in your...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    May 26, 2021

Wolfgang Knabe Appointed as Interim Santa Monica Fire Chief

Wolfgang Knabe has been appointed as Interim Santa Monica Fire Chief, city officials announced Friday. He will start his temporary post June 10. Knabe, a 40-year fire service veteran, will succeed...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    May 24, 2021

Venice Boardwalk Becomes One Big Homeless Encampment, and the World Begins to Notice

Venice residents are tired of seeing the once famous, though eclectic, boardwalk turned into one large homeless encampment. And they're talking to the media this week. For example, the UK Daily Mail...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 24, 2021

Fire in Pacific Palisades for Second Time This Month

UPDATE: From the Los Angeles Fire Department blog: CONTAINED: Firefighters have hand lines around the perimeter as helicopters continue to conduct water drops to assist with the efforts. The burn...

 

Get Vaccinated this Weekend Win Chance to Get Tickets to a Lakers Basketball Game

This weekend at all the County-run vaccination sites, the Department of Health Services vaccination sites, and the L.A. City vaccination sites, everyone 18 years and older coming to get their first...

 
 By SMPD PIO    News    May 21, 2021

Pistol Packing Mama: Fight between homeless couple over a stroller, ends in gunfire and criminal charges.

5/17: A fight between a homeless couple over a stroller, ended in gunfire and criminal charges for one woman. Just after noon, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to a shooting...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    May 21, 2021

Palisades Fire at 66% Containment; Arson Suspect Arrested and Identified as 48-Year-Old Homeless Man

May 20, 2021 - The Los Angeles Fire Department announced last night that the Palisades brush fire that began on Friday, May 14, is at 66% containment. "Firefighters have turned the corner on this...

 
 By Jack Simon    News    May 20, 2021

Lyft, Veo, Spin Selected for Pilot Mobility Program in Santa Monica

Santa Monica this week selected Lyft, Spin and Veo to participate in its second Shared Mobility Pilot Program, slated to begin on July 1. The 21-month pilot program, approved by City Council in March,...

 

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