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Santa comes to the Promenade for the annual lighting of the official City of Santa Monica 24-foot-tall holiday tree. Join us for performances by local school groups, FREE photos with Santa, and a snowy surprise.

Thursday, December 1, 6-8 pm
Third Street Promenade @ Santa Monica Boulevard

For more info, Click Here



Around 3:00 PM on Tuesday, police closed off the the area near an apartment building on the 2500 block of Kansas in Santa Monica, because of reports of a "domestic issue involving a man who was armed with a gun".

The man who was apparently having a mental breakdown, fired off 2 shots before the police were able to take him into custody. No one sustianed any injuries and the police have not made any statement about the shooting other than Lieutenant Flores stating he had shot "a round or toe".

Another officer told a witness that "the perp had fired at officers".

Here's what happened according to the witness:

"I live almost right across the street and heard it all go down. There was an armed individual who was having what sounded like a psychotic episode. There was some kind of verbal altercation around 2:45. It just have escalated because around 3:00, there was another loud exchange and I heard a man yell, “drop the gun” (or something like that) and then there were two shots fired.

Shortly thereafter there was a back and forth between the belligerent man and a female voice yelling, “Michael, no one wants to hurt you. They just want to help you,” etc.

About 5-10 minutes later, after a lot more yelling and glass breaking, there was a rush of police/SWAT into the apartment building and someone yelled, “take him into custody!”

The whole block has been locked down ever since.

The Sergeant who escorted my son and me back to our building after I picked my son up from school said, when I asked if everyone was ok, that the perp had fired at officers and was taken for medical evaluation. I took that to mean that there were no other injuries. I didn’t see any ambulances, so I assume there were no injuries."
Here's surfing photos from a lovely Tuesday, November 29th at Ocean Park.

This set of surf photos was shot by Six12 Media and brought to you by Ocean Park 26.

These are just a few of the photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo gallery for this day, check them out, the link to the complete gallery is down below.














You can find 120+ more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Ocean Park - Tuesday - 11-29-2022 Photo Gallery


If you were out there, we probably got some cool surfing shots of you, go check them out!

Wanna see photos from previous days at this and other local surf spots from this photographer?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.

And be sure to check out all the hats, tees, and more from Ocean Park 26.




One person was arrested for a stabbing incident on a bike path at the Perry's in Ocean Park, Santa Monica on Thursday night, Nov. 17.

On November 17, 2022, at about 9:40 PM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers were dispatched to investigate a stabbing by the public restrooms in the 2100 block of Ocean Front Walk (OFW). Subsequent calls were then received of a male with a knife being detained by a citizen in the 2600 block of OFW.

SMPD Officers arrived and encountered the suspect, identified as Jamal K. Lampitt a 26-year-old homeless male, being held down by a citizen. Lampitt was immediately taken into custody by officers without further incident and the involved knife was recovered. The stabbing victim was located in the 2600 block of OFW with multiple stab wounds. SMFD personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital.

Officers learned Lampitt approached the victim, produced a knife, and tried to rob him. The victim refused before Lampitt stabbed him and ran off. Sometime after, Lampitt encountered a male on a bicycle in Beach Parking Lot 5 South (2700 Barnard) and stabbed him multiple times for no apparent reason. The second victim was transported to a local hospital where both victims are recovering with non-life-threatening injuries.

Lampitt was transported to the SMPD Jail where he was booked for Attempted Robbery and Attempted Murder.

Anyone with any additional information pertaining to this incident is strongly encouraged to contact Detective Pollnow at 310-458-8455 or the Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8426.


Join us at the Santa Monica Pier once a month for a curated series for locals. Gather your friends and family and head down to the Pier for amazing entertainment including live music, DJ sunset spins, Pier business local discounts, local artist installations, and so much more! You really won't want to miss out on this incredible and unique outdoor setting to unwind with friends and loved ones all while celebrating Santa Monica.

November 17




West End Stage

DJ Edwin

5:00-9:00 PM

Join the Bach to Rock Music School for an exciting performance by B2R student bands.



Pier Parking Deck

Ultimate Wave Selfie Station

3:00-9:00 PM

Strike a pose and capture your Locals’ Night Memories.



Pier Parking Deck

CAR SHOW

5:00-9:00 PM

Come hang out with the Dogtown Devils and see their incredible line-up of classic cars.

And much, much, more..... Click Here


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"A five hounded drone light show over Santa Monica Beach during Paris Hilton's Slivingland Party at the Santa Monica Pier on Friday, November 11, 2022. The drone show was to celebrate the launch of Paris Hilton's new virtual world Slivingland. Slivingland transports you to a magical world full of Paris sparkle and surprises for her fans."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

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Santa Monica's holiday celebration, transforms Third Street Promenade and Downtown Santa Monica into an immersive experience for the whole family. Tens of thousands of colorful lights, decor and garland will deck the Third Street Promenade, 2nd and 4th Streets, illuminating convenient shopping and festive outdoor dining experiences.

For more info, Click Here



The Ice at Santa Monica skating rink is back!

With a grand opening event on Nov 16, the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue will be transformed into a winter wonderland through Jan 16, 2023.

GRAND OPENING: November 16th, 6-10 p.m.

FREE skating, music, food, and fun!

ICE RINK SEASON: November 14, 2022 - January 16, 2023

GENERAL HOURS OF OPERATION: Open Daily, 12 noon - 10 p.m.

For more info, Click Here



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"RMI International Security Guards sweep the Metro train at the downtown Santa Monica Station on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. The Guards are there to provide security for the sanitation worker. The Guards also check on the welfare of the passengers. The Security Guards evacuated the passengers after the train was put out of service due to a passenger defecating in the train."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

https://venmo.com/u/santamonicacloseup

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fabianlewkowicz



The Santa Monica PD Homeless Liaison Program (HLP) Team continues to address frequent encampments near the I-10 offramp at Lincoln Boulevard. Several individuals were contacted, provided outreach & ultimately cited for public camping.


The City of Santa Monica joins the U.S. Army for a Veterans Day commemoration on Friday, November 11 at 11 a.m. on the western half of the Pier parking deck

The program will include:
- Posting of the colors and national anthem
- Remarks from Santa Monica City Council
- Remarks from Congressman Ted Lieu
- Remarks from Scott Painter, Army Veteran and CEO of Autonomy
- Future soldiers swearing in ceremony
- Musical performance

"I encourage everyone in our community, on Veterans Day and throughout the year, to reflect on the extraordinary contributions the courageous individuals in the armed forces have made to our country," said Mayor Sue Himmelrich. "We proudly join the U.S. Army in this tribute and ask the community to join us in recognizing and honoring the veterans in our lives and across Santa Monica."

The event is open to the public and the Santa Monica community is invited to attend. The program will include remarks from Congressman Ted Lieu and distinguished guest speaker Scott Painter, and other special guests will include the Mayor Sue Himmelrich, City Council Member Gleam Davis, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Sonki Hong, Army Reserve Ambassador Bill Wenger, and Brigadier General John Cushing. There will be a special blues band performance.

"I'm honored to be joining the Los Angeles Army Recruiting Battalion and the California Army National Guard for a Veterans Day celebration in Santa Monica this year. Our veterans represent the very best our nation has to offer," said Congressman Ted Lieu. "Each day, we are endlessly inspired by their courage, selflessness, and patriotism. As a proud Air Force veteran, I am forever grateful for my time in the service. I look forward to honoring our brave men and women who’ve served in uniform this Veterans Day, and encourage community members to join us in this celebration. Happy Veterans Day!"

November 11th is the day the United States signed the armistice that ended our first World War. Over 100,000 Americans made the ultimate sacrifice and died in service of their country. Since then, the U.S. has fought in six major wars. Each time, calling on the men and women in our military to brave the battleground and fight for our country.

"Our military veterans show us what honor looks like every day through their patriotism, service, and willingness to put country ahead of self. On Veterans Day, let us show them the honor they deserve, and the gratitude for their service," said Sonki Hong, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army.


Thursday, December 1, 6-8 pm
Third Street Promenade @ Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa comes to the Promenade for the annual lighting of the official City of Santa Monica 24-foot-tall holiday tree. Join us for performances by local school groups, FREE photos with Santa, and a snowy surprise.

For more info, Click Here



The Pico-Kenter Storm Drain at Santa Monica Beach on the first day of the first major storm of winter 2022. The Pico-Kenter storm drain is located right in front of Hotel Casa del Mar, near where Pico Boulevard reaches the ocean.



Here's surfing photos from Sunday, November 6th at Ocean Park.

This set of surf photos was shot by Six12 Media and brought to you by Ocean Park 26.

These are just a few of the photos from this session. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo gallery for this day, check them out, the link to the complete gallery is down below.














You can find 80+ more photos from this session, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Ocean Park - Sunday 11-6-2022 Photo Gallery


If you were out there, we probably got some cool surfing shots of you, go check them out!

Wanna see photos from previous days at this and other local surf spots from this photographer?
Click Surf Spot Galleries and look for the spot and then the date.

And be sure to check out all the hats, tess, and more from Ocean Park 26.