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  • David White Appointed City Manager

    Jul 29, 2021

    The Santa Monica City Council announced on Thursday that it has selected David White to serve as Santa Monica’s next city manager. White’s employment contract – including an October 11 start date and salary – will be considered at the July 27 Council meeting, said city officials at last night’s special Council meeting. Last month, the Council offered the job to Rene Bobadilla but he turned it down just before contract negotiations, opting to remain at his current post of City Manager of Montebello. White currently serves as deputy city mana...

  • SM Trump Supporter Arrested

    Jul 29, 2021

    (AP) The chairman of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he secretly conspired to influence U.S. policy to benefit the United Arab Emirates, even while he was seeking a position as an American diplomat. Tom Barrack, 74, of Santa Monica, California, was among three men charged in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, with acting as unregistered foreign agents as they tried to influence U.S. policy on the UAE's behalf while Trump was...

  • Newsom Approves Money for Studios

    Jul 29, 2021

    Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Wednesday that provides an extra $330 million for the film and TV industry, and also carries a new incentive to promote diversity on sets. Newsom signed the bill at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood. The bill includes a new $150 million tax credit aimed at promoting the construction of new soundstages. That provision will be earmarked for productions that shoot at least 50% of their schedule on at a newly built studio facility. The bill also includes $90...

  • SMPD Tase Stabbing Suspect

    Jul 29, 2021

    By Samuel Alioto Santa Monica police deployed a Taser to subdue a homeless man who allegedly stabbed another man at the beach last Sunday, authorities said. The incident occurred at 6:35 p.m. on July 18 in the block of the beach, according to the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD). The victim told police officers he was stabbed in the back with an unknown object and provided the description of the suspect and where he was headed after the violent incident. “Officers were then flagged down by other witnesses who described that the suspect w...

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