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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2000
Two days after a man shot five people on the Santa Monica pier, city officials said Monday they believe the pier, a world famous tourist destination visited by more than 3 million people each year, is safe. A police substation is right on the pier, they stressed. "I'm not sure what else could be done in terms of security," said Jan Palchikoff, executive director of the organization that runs the pier. "I'm sorry it happened, but it truly is an isolated incident."
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NEWS
May 27, 1993
Aside from the fact it is answerable to an elected City Council, there is one excellent reason why the Santa Monica Police Department does not need a watchdog oversight board: The council majority, aligned with Santa Monicans for Renters Rights, can use its numerical superiority to make our Police Department answerable to a civilian review board composed of a 100% SMRR super-majority. One need only to look at the city's past 15 years to see the SMRR Marxists and radical multiculturalists at work trying to strip this city of the mainstream American values of personal responsibility and the right of the majority to protection of their economic interests and their own personal safety.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Santa Monica police on Tuesday were seeking the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in a robbery-kidnapping attempt at a hotel near the city's popular pier and seaside amusement park. The April 21 incident at the Seaview Hotel on Ocean Avenue involved five victims and more than a half dozen suspects, some of whom were armed with handguns, according to police. The request for public help comes as the city is reeling from a recent burst of violence, including a shooting rampage Friday that left six people dead . In the kidnapping and robbery incident, officers responded  to the hotel after a report of a disturbance in a room, the Santa Monica Police Department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Three men with suspected links to a street gang have been arrested in connection with a shooting near Santa Monica college that left a victim dead and another critically wounded, law enforcement authorities said Wednesday evening. The shooting was reported Tuesday in an alley in the 1500 block of Michigan Avenue after a gunman walked up to two men and opened fire, the Santa Monica Police Department said. The attack was city's third shooting incident in five days, including a rampage Friday in which a gunman killed four people and fatally wounded another before he was slain by officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1993 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Monica Police Department has started to enforce that city's controversial new park closure law, issuing scores of warnings last weekend and three citations since then to people in parks after midnight. The enforcement push followed a monthlong effort to inform park regulars that it is now against the law to be in the parks between midnight and 5 a.m., Sgt. Gary Gallinot said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1992 | BERNICE HIRABAYASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mary Ballantyne will be able to carry on a family tradition that has lasted five generations thanks to some good police work. Ballantyne, 67, returned from visiting her grandson in Oakland last month to find that her heirloom 3.2-carat diamond ring had been stolen. The ring had been passed down from her great-great-grandmother in Holland to the eldest daughter in the family. She received it on her 40th birthday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1991 | JULIO MORAN and IRENE CHANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Monterey Park police believe that last weekend's fatal crash of a single-engine plane into a house was intentional, after discovering that the pilot had left his wife a suicide note several days earlier. Miltiadis Alexiadis, 32, of Lancaster, was pronounced dead shortly before 7 p.m. last Saturday after his Piper 28 aircraft struck a house in the 1000 block of Brightwood Street, leaving debris over a two-block area. There were no injuries to anyone on the ground.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1994 | TIM MAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Santa Monica police sergeant, shot twice in an exchange of gunfire with a hit-and-run suspect in Van Nuys on Friday, has been released from a hospital in good condition, authorities said Saturday. Sgt. Ralph (Tim) Bauer, a 23-year veteran of the Santa Monica Police Department, was released from Northridge Hospital Medical Center just a few hours after he was shot in the neck and back Friday evening. Authorities said Bauer's bulletproof vest saved his life.
NEWS
December 25, 1994
The Los Angeles County Boy Scouts has changed its motto to "Bee Prepared" as part of a community service project in Culver City to get out the word about Africanized honeybees--the so-called killer bees that have struck fear and fascination into Southlanders. The Scouts take the bee threat so seriously that they staged a simulation of a bee-stinging incident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Santa Monica officials have ordered an independent review of the Police Department's conduct during an investigation of a school board member who witnessed a fight between two youths. The decision came Tuesday after school board member Oscar de la Torre, a critic of the Police Department, accused the department of pursuing a politically motivated probe into an incident in March next to the Pico Youth & Family Center he operates. After a four-month child endangerment investigation of De la Torre by Santa Monica police, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office last week declined to file charges against the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District board member.
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