.

Breaking News

The biggest stories as soon as they happen Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Santa Monica High School. Patch file photo.
Ted J April 19, 2014 at 09:44 am
Mimi, Were you in the classroom that day????
mimi April 19, 2014 at 04:24 pm
Ted --- How did you find out? It was supposed to be a secret.
forty9er_angel@yahoo.com April 19, 2014 at 05:19 pm
@Mimi you said, we had to wonder how the other teachers handled it THEY DIDN'T they turned thereRead More heads and are to afraid to get involved. Coach Black on the other hand did something about it and got two dope dealers out of the school away from out children.
Patch File Photo
John J. Nazarian April 17, 2014 at 07:38 pm
The old days, a police officer with get a good sight and shoot that SOB right in the back with thatRead More very efficient police .38........and look at where we are now! John J. Nazarian, P.I. desperateexes.com
Blair Moore. Photo courtesy of the Santa Monica Police Department.
mimi April 9, 2014 at 09:50 am
Sounds good to me. Does anyone know if Moore and his cohort have police records? If this is a firstRead More offense for either or both, I would choose to transfer them to two separate high schools rather than expulsion.
mimi April 9, 2014 at 09:54 am
Addendum: "sounds good to me" was a reference to the news story. Sorry, Glenn.
Glenn E Grab April 9, 2014 at 10:06 am
fire this Lyons woman...she won't even stand up for her own employees when they perform an heroicRead More act, like this coach did..
Two Santa Monica High School students have been arrested in connection with a fight caught on videotape with a teacher. Patch file photo.
Gloria Webber April 10, 2014 at 10:29 am
Mimi I would say you LACK analytic skills and have rash judgements on my moral character. YouRead More clearly do not know me "to cast the first stone". Perhaps it is better you stop now. My comments were to support this teacher and make us all aware her position is not a given but to use it without rash judgements and to be professional at all times. There is no room for "oops I made a mistake" and hide.
Larry El April 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm
The biggest part of this story is about the despicable superintendent Sandra Lyon. She should beRead More immediately fired with zero termination compensation. Her actions are, in her own words, “utterly alarming”. The “student” with a lengthy criminal record, possessing drugs and a weapon, is attending SAMO because he’s been kicked out of LAUSD, the superintendent throws the honorable teacher/coach under the bus, and who’s on leave?...the teacher!...amazing. I hope Mr. Black sues and receives a seven figure settlement, he deserves it.
Igor April 10, 2014 at 01:12 pm
mimi please readRead More http://santamonica.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/santa-monica-pd-releases-name-photo-of-student-arrested-after-teacher-brawl. Lyons is quick to point out that people shouldn't Lyons said"We urge everyone in our community to resist letting rumors and inflammatory statements shape their opinions. Only when all the evidence and witness statements have been reviewed will we have a true and accurate accounting of what actually happened."" But she was the first one to jump the gun. You stated "Only then will we know the good guys from the bad." The box cutter and stabbing someone with a pencil is a pretty good indicator who the bad guy was.You are part of the problem. The perpetrator gets all the rights and victim gets beat up twice, once by the perpetrator and again by people like you.
Screenshot of the Facebook page set up to support teacher and coach Mark Black of Santa Monica High School, caught on tape fighting with a student.
Racer Boy April 6, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Sandra Lyon is clearly NOT highly qualified and NOT very wise. If she were, we would not be havingRead More this conversation. If this is the level of professionalism that Santa Monica thinks is appropriate then they are getting exactly what they deserve.
Penny Arévalo (Editor) April 6, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Hi Mara, Past Patch style is to only capitalize the S. Sorry about the "n" sneaking inRead More there. It's been fixed.
martin marteen April 6, 2014 at 05:29 pm
I am a disinterested person, being new to the community. But it seems, that a preliminaryRead More investigation and preponderance of evidence, would have supported the teacher , and allowed him to stay and do his work, pending full and complete impartial review. This teacher was not endangering the students by being around, even if found "guilty" at the end of the full investigation. What better evidence than the all the students speaking up for him. Alas, Ms Lyon , perhaps, may have reached her position of incompetence and unable to separate the wheat from the chaff. Too bad. Zero tolerance is always a bad idea, when you accuse a four year old boy of sexism and suspend them, as has occurred in other instances. Ridiculous as it seems.
Patch file photo.
Igor April 8, 2014 at 08:53 am
I've been thinking about this a lot. Something bothered me. It took a while but I found it. Not onlyRead More is Lyon bias, but so it the Patch. The headlines read 'Utterly Alarming' Video Shows Santa Monica Teacher Fighting a Student. Shouldn't it had been 'Utterly Alarming' Video Shows Santa Monica Student fighting a Teacher?
Joan Lloyd April 8, 2014 at 09:44 am
The school systems are so busy making money off our children they show how fake they are when itRead More comes to supporting their teachers. "JUST IN CASE THE PARENTS ARE silly ENOUGH TO TRY TO SUE, THEY ARE COVERING THEMSELVES AGAINST THEIR TEACHER" I hope he loses the job and SUES FOR ALL THEY HAVE....close their doors if possible. other Great schools systems are in the neighborhood. Disgusting system. Education will never improve when teacher are just fillers or baby sitters instead of REAL educators. I want my child to have a good, strong, honest, hard, speak the truth, safe teacher. Not one who will allow drugs to even be discussed let along sold in his space. I think the parents should take on this school board and ask for the resignation of the ill taking members. IS THE STUDENT IN JAIL YET?
Joan Lloyd April 8, 2014 at 09:48 am
IGOR, I so agree with you on the 'sorry' PATCH headline.....this is the shame of ourRead More society.....Make the headline that will sell the most advertisement, even though it is IRRESPONSIBLE. when we stop supporting these types of headlines this will change. Thanks for your insight.
The quake struck at 10:08 a.m. eight miles west-northwest of Malibu. U.S. Geological Survey photo.
Stuart Ebert April 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Must be due to all that fracking activity @ Pt. Dume. Keep dreamin folks.
Several items were damaged at this home near the quake's epicenter, in Placentia. Photo credit: Hannah Hirzel.
George March 29, 2014 at 10:26 am
I was at rock & roll Ralphs on Sunset and didn't feel a thing. Came home and heard we had anRead More earthquake.
Richard Mathews March 29, 2014 at 10:28 am
USGS's Did You Feel It shows a bunch more counties where this was felt than the seven listed in thisRead More article. Add Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Imperial, and Inyo. In Nevada, add Nye and Clark (Las Vegas). In Arizona, add Maricopa (Phoenix). http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci15481673#dyfi
Lynn Smith March 30, 2014 at 07:54 am
Just as researchers are starting to link earthquakes with fracking in Texas and surrounding states,Read More Southern California has four earthquakes in a month. Our city officials need to ban this needless, dangerous and largely unregulated business.
mimi March 23, 2014 at 10:30 am
The pedestrians were not using a crosswalk. There are plenty of traffic lights and crosswalks onRead More Ocean Ave. Nevertheless, hit and run is cowardly behavior regardless of the circumstances.
MCF March 23, 2014 at 02:02 pm
There are way too many aggressive, impatient drivers in this City. When the city encourages peopleRead More to ride a bike or walk….this means literally take your life in your hand in doing so. Granted that it takes an educated bike rider and pedestrian to respect the laws that applies to them, there should be a lot more enforcement of bad and drunk drivers who have no respect for human life. I was crossing the street with my twin grand children in a stroller on Sat. morning at 10:30 am and was nearly hit by a rushed driver plowing down Hill Street, between 4th and Main street, of all places. What does it take to slow those crazy people down??? Perhaps more strict enforcement & speed traps would be a start.
Glenn E Grab March 24, 2014 at 10:26 am
crossing Ocean ave without a crosswalk is insane
Twitter photo of the children abducted Saturday.
DiamondbackDave March 19, 2014 at 10:32 pm
Carl, the quote of mine that you posted has to do with all people who have crossed the borderRead More illegally and not the parents of these kids. However, I do think that there is a good chance that the parents of these kids are illegal.
Marge R. Hesse March 20, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Legal or not legal is not in question. They are very bad parents.
Wolfman March 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Amber Alerts are a waste of the taxpayers money when family and domestic violence are the realRead More issues
A seismograph recorded the quake. Twitter photo.
John March 18, 2014 at 11:33 am
Do some research Penny. It is not centered in Westwood as you titled the article. "...wasRead More centered about six miles north- northwest of Westwood."
Penny Arévalo (Editor) March 18, 2014 at 11:50 am
John, this is CNS's first report, on which I wrote the head. "An earthquake with an epicenterRead More in Westwood struck Los Angeles about 6:25 a.m. today, authorities said." Now, on to today's news, OK?
John March 18, 2014 at 02:39 pm
You're only making my point stronger Penny.
Janeth Felix. Photo provided by Bay City News
Stoked March 17, 2014 at 06:58 am
A physically abusive father and husband and some are concerned with citizenship? I think that you'reRead More missing the point here. Those that automatically assume undocumented when the surnames are Hispanic might have to rethink later this month when the Hispanic percentage in California surpasses the non-Hispanic white population.
Nanette Pastor-Hanna March 17, 2014 at 09:45 am
How does leaving the children with their grandmother constitute "protective custody" whenRead More the abusive parent knows the address of his mother/mother-in-law? This is yet another example of the incompetence of the social welfare system in Los Angeles! We need and deserve accountability. Moreover, the children deserve better than this!
Wolfman March 22, 2014 at 05:23 pm
why are we issuing ambler alerts on domestic family issues as it is a waste of taxpayers money noRead More wonder California is broke
Twitter photo showing the seismic activity of the Marina del Rey earthquake today.
Christy McCartney March 8, 2014 at 08:40 pm
Yes, it was a strong jolt in Hermosa Beach, near where E&B wants to start drilling for oil.Read More E&B doesn't care if an oil pipeline is in a fault line and could cause a major oil spill in the Santa Monica Bay.
venicebeachpress.com March 9, 2014 at 05:50 am
Stop fracking in cities. Vote out dems AND reps. They both supported a very pro fracking bill andRead More both are corporate money sucking scumbag puppets, especially at election time.
jmorisn4me March 10, 2014 at 08:07 am
seemed like 4-5.0! loud bang, huge rocking left to right, was at a hotel bar on Sta Monica beach,Read More thought all the bar glasses were going to crash and fall off the counters, it was scary!
A judge dropped the city's lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration over ownership claims. Patch file photo.
pilot_rick February 22, 2014 at 05:24 pm
It's time to end the fantasy of this unicorn sanctuary. The city has spent more money on fruitlessRead More litigation than on operating SMO. It's time to stop wasting valuable tax payer resources and embrace the airport!
Craig McCoy February 22, 2014 at 07:10 pm
It seems that only those that are opposed to the airport are the ones who bought a house nearbyRead More knowing you were going to live near an airport! A bigger issue is how light rail has destroyed our city. Driven down Olympic or Colorado lately? And we are going to trust The City Counsel to take over the airport and put that land to good use? Those fools would rather build a thirty story hotel on that site. Do you really think they would turn it into a park? Time for a reality check people. They are destroying our once quaint city piece by piece. It's a sad reality.
Craig McCoy February 22, 2014 at 07:25 pm
Maybe the city can get Frank Gehry to build on the site. His house on Washington and 22nd didRead More wonders to ruin my neighborhood.
Getty Images
Isabel Storey January 3, 2014 at 04:00 pm
I felt the quake. It was a single, moderate jolt. Glad it wasn't worse! Thanks for the info aboutRead More it. (Santa Monica)
Dorothy Steinicke January 4, 2014 at 12:03 pm
My daughter and I felt it too. The weird things was that we heard it for several seconds before weRead More felt it. Much more bouncy here in Venice. Looking at the coordinates it seemed as though we might have been right on top of it.
Christopher Chonan Osumi, Meliton Lorenzo Lopez and Noah Jason Farris. Courtesy of the Santa Monica Police Department
Steph Thomas November 28, 2013 at 06:47 pm
Quit bringing all the 'trash' into SM and we won't have any 'gang wars'. Trash rats and roaches...Read More now they bring bedbugs. Foul smelling!!!
A photo of the crash taken from a Mar Vista backyard. Credit: Valerie Vanderwest
Bruce Campbell October 1, 2013 at 09:36 pm
Best wishes for the friends and families of the deceased. (By the way, is it common to fly withRead More one's pets?) This tragedy also indicates two major problems with contemporary Santa Monica -- health and safety concerns related to Santa Monica Airport -- and developers.
SoCal Spotting October 2, 2013 at 08:28 am
Health concerns? from what?
Apolinaire October 4, 2013 at 06:28 am
Didn't know that aerobatic planes are also flying over our heads. So sorry, Mr. Bill, that yoursRead More was destroyed in the crash. No more rotations, spins, yaws and rolls anymore on your way to the movie sets.
See more »