• Santa Monica Daily Press
    Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday to begin the process of reforming the Santa Monica Police Department and reallocating some department funding to crime prevention programs. Residents and business owners have criticized the department’s approach to a May 31 protest against police violence in downtown Santa Monica,
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    With more than 1,000 Spanish speakers at Santa Monica High School, the LatinX and ChicanX community at Samohi is pretty close knit, so it was only natural that they would meet for one final goodbye before graduation.
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    Authorities are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information on the theft of 29 guns from a Santa Monica sporting goods store during a day of civil unrest. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Monday announced a reward of up to $10,
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  • Santa Monica Daily Press
    Every graduating class has some challenges and congratulating students is expected. However, 2020 has been anything but an ordinary year and it’s not just empty words when we congratulate the class of 2020.
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    This story was updated June 9 at 9:02 a.m. The National Guard left Los Angeles County, including Santa Monica, Sunday night, city officials said. The National Guard arrived in the city on the night of May 31 following a peaceful protest against police violence in downtown Santa Monica that was accompanied by looting a few blocks away.
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    City Council will discuss the budget Tuesday afternoon after meeting two weeks ago to restore $6.4 million in funding to programs that city staff had proposed eliminating. Under the proposed budget, all city departments except the Santa Monica Police Department and Santa Monica Fire Department would see significant funding cuts,
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    The amount of ‘lip service’ the progressive City of Santa Monica gives to minority causes is incredible. We supported the recent demonstration in town  to honor the life  and protest the death of George Floyd in Minn.
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    I write to ask that we, as a city, and you Council Members, as our elected officials, immediately rethink the role of, and the manner of, policing of our city.
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    Local officials announced last week measures to help businesses that were targeted by looters during a protest against police violence last Sunday.
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  • Santa Monica Daily Press
    In a conversation timely to the world’s current events, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District recently provided an update on the Social Justice integration work currently being undertaken by the district.
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    Santa Monica NewsBlack Girls Surf and World Surf League held a safe paddle out for “Solidarity in Surfing” at Santa Monica Inkwell Beach Tower 20 last Friday afternoon.
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    Santa Monica College’s John Drescher Planetarium resumes its Friday evening events in June with free, live virtual shows presented online at smc.edu/planetarium. The shows include an update on plans to explore Mars,
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  • Santa Monica Daily Press
    Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown signed Former President Obama’s Mayor’s pledge calling for mayors, city councils, and police oversight bodies to address police use of force policies.
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  • Santa Monica Daily Press
    Protesters gathered outside City Hall on Friday. The event was part of the national movement for racial equity and against police brutality.
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  • Santa Monica Daily Press
    As the owner of Santa Monica Homeopathic Pharmacy, Steve Litvack would be the guy most likely to have a headache cure on hand to handle the massive stress caused by the pandemic and riots.
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    Santa Monica police had no intelligence that people would come to loot downtown stores during Sunday’s protest against police violence, the city’s police chief said Thursday. Chief of Police Cynthia Renaud said during a meeting with businesses that she was only aware that a peaceful protest on Montana Avenue had been planned and then canceled,
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    Sophie and Eliana Salem, ages 16 and 12, created a chalk mural last week to support racial equity efforts. “I wanted to spread awareness to our community with art that I knew Santa Monica would appreciate,
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  • Santa Monica Daily Press
    Because events of that particular week have been so tragic, some Fridays I regret having come up with the “Laughing Matters” banner fourteen years ago. A classic example was the 2012 mass murder of 20 elementary school children and their teachers at Sandy Hook.
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  • Santa Monica Daily Press
    A “bias incident” involving a noose and multiple Malibu High School students will be the center of an upcoming discussion held by The Committee for Racial Justice beginning this Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
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