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The Santa Monica Pier is the place to be for classic car fans on Saturday, September 11th. The Santa Monica Pier Classic “End of Summer” Car Show takes place from 10A-5P directly on the Santa Monica Pier deck parking lot.

The event is free for guests to attend and will have food and drink available for purchase. There will be live performances by local bands and artists The Midnight Cruzzers and DJ Chel, as well as the Miss Chevy Pinup Contest.

For those wishing to participate in the car show, there is a $30 roll in fee and a requirement for pre-1972 cars only. Roll in times are from 7A-9A; limited spaces available. Participants will be entered in a raffle and award show.

For more information and to pre-register your car, contact Turi at (310) 291-7628 or Rigo at (636) 219-6582.
Largest Southern Hemi Swell of the season.

On August 31, 2021, at about 12:54 AM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to a report of Shots Fired at the Santa Monica Pier. Comments on the call indicated the reporting party heard approximately 3-4 gunshots, then witnessed an unknown male running towards the Ferris Wheel and out of sight.

When Officers arrived on scene, they met with a witness who reported that she recovered a handgun dropped by a male while he was trying to jump over a fence. Officers did not find any victims; however, the Officers located spent casings and impact holes on a wall. All the parties to the shooting fled prior to Officers arriving and no suspects were arrested.

At this time, SMPD detectives are attempting to identify and locate the following subject who dropped the handgun at the scene:

• Male Hispanic, 25-30 years-old, approximately 5’7”, black hair, brown eyes wearing a black hat and black clothing.

Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident or individual is strongly encouraged to contact Detective Tavera with the Criminal Investigations Division at 310-458-2256 or the Santa Monica Department’s Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.
Santa Monica Police are bracing for the possibility of violence when anti-vaccine demonstrators rally near the city’s pier on Sunday. Unlike last year, when the disgraced former police chief's incompetence led to hundreds of businessses getting looted and dozens of residents getting injured, the new chief appears to be actually doing her job.

The rally, part of an international day of protest against what participants describe is “medical tyranny,” is being promoted as a peaceful demonstration. But SMDP officers have noted that violence has broken out between anti-vaccine demonstrators and counterprotesters at similar events in cities throughout California, including L.A., Long Beach and Oakland. SMPD has urged residents to report anything suspicious they may see leading up to and on the day of the rally, and register for the city’s emergency alert system. The department is also supporting local businesses that wish to board up storefronts in advance.

“Given the nature of this upcoming event and in an abundance of caution, this weekend you’ll see an increased uniformed police presence throughout the city, and in particular the downtown area,” Santa Monica Interim Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said in a video statement uploaded to the department’s Facebook page on Wednesday.



"Hello, I am your interim Chief of Police, Jacqueline Seabrooks. This is the most recent in a series of safety messages I am sharing with our community concerning the Police Department’s unusual incident response planning and preparation. Recently, the Police Department’s Planning & Intelligence Unit received specific information regarding a rally that is scheduled to take place near the Pier on Sunday, August 29, 2021. The primary participants are those who have taken a position against COVID-19 vaccinations and against the wearing of protective masks. Currently available intelligence and information indicates opposition groups will very likely be in attendance as well.

As a Santa Monica community member, business owner, or visitor, you should know that the City of Santa Monica, and by extension, its Police Department values the ability of the public to engage in peacefully expressive conduct as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. On the other hand, we do take issue with those who come to our community specifically to intimidate—through violence or other criminal behavior—those who seek to peacefully exercise their Constitutional rights.

Given the nature of this upcoming event, and in an abundance of caution, this weekend, you will see an increased uniformed police presence throughout the City and in particular, the Downtown area. We are working with our municipal partners and other regional partners to ensure the Police Department is able to facilitate peaceful First Amendment activity even as we work to ensure a safe environment for our residents, business owners, and visitors. To assist us in our efforts in maintaining a safe community, last night, the Santa Monica City Council passed an emergency ordinance prohibiting possession of certain items while attending public assemblies or community events. Please visit the provided link below for more details on the prohibited items.

EMERGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA AMENDING SANTA MONICA MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 4.08.780

Thank you for your attention and don’t forget to mask up for community safety."

The Santa Monica City Council's adopted emergency ordinance bars people from bringing certain types of items to public protests, assemblies or community events. The list of banned items includes plastic pipes, baseball bats, aerosol sprays, weapons, glass bottles, chains longer than 20 inches, metal containers, shields, gas masks, helmets, body armor, bricks and rocks.


The Santa Monica Pier is the place to be for classic car fans on Saturday, September 11th. The Santa Monica Pier Classic “End of Summer” Car Show takes place from 10A-5P directly on the Santa Monica Pier deck parking lot.

The event is free for guests to attend and will have food and drink available for purchase. There will be live performances by local bands and artists The Midnight Cruzzers and DJ Chel, as well as the Miss Chevy Pinup Contest.

For those wishing to participate in the car show, there is a $30 roll in fee and a requirement for pre-1972 cars only. Roll in times are from 7A-9A; limited spaces available. Participants will be entered in a raffle and award show.

For more information and to pre-register your car, contact Turi at (310) 291-7628 or Rigo at (636) 219-6582.


Saturday morning, August 7, 2021 at approximately 2:30am, Santa Monica Police Department officers assigned to the Major Accident Response Team (MART) responded to a traffic collision involving a solo vehicle and a pedestrian near Main and Ashland.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with officers. The unidentified victim was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her  injuries.

This remains an active investigation. Anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident can contact the Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Division at 310-458-8993 or Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427. 




SUNDAY: Search underway for a missing person in the water near the Santa Monica Pier.

MONDAY UPDATE: The search has been suspended pending further information. Land based Lifeguard Units and Lifeguard Rescue Boats will continue periodic patrols.




From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Los Angeles County Lifeguards tryout to compete in the Taplin Lifeguard Championship, Santa Monica Beach, Wednesday, July 14, 2021."

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

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On Tuesday, this guy was trying to set up an encampment ON the PCH Southbound lane at Chatauqua. Cars going 60mph+ were trying to avoid hitting him.

After several called to LAPD, some local residents eventually convinced him to GTF off the road.


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"A painting at the Third Street Promenade promoting National Geographic’s SharkFest, Saturday, June 3, 2021."

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From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Santa Monica Pier amid the sunset on Friday, July 2, 2021."

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From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Santa Monica Cruisin' Classics, with other neighboring car clubs, meetup at Santa Monica Beach, Friday, June 11, 2021. The car clubs meet every Friday night at Santa Monica Beach during summer."

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7 weeks ago 20 Ocean Lifeguard Candidates stepped foot into their first day of Academy. Last Friday they celebrated their Graduation and welcomed them all to their first shifts on a busy Memorial Day Weekend.

Here is a look into their 7 week Academy:



The Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division has a long-standing tradition of being one of the top ocean lifeguarding agencies in the world. 7 weeks ago, 20 Ocean Lifeguard Candidates stepped foot into their first day of Academy. Last week, they celebrated their Graduation and welcomed them all to their first shifts on a busy Memorial Day Weekend. Here is a look into their journey to join our ranks as Los Angeles Counties newest Ocean Lifeguards. Congratulations Academy #34!


All the beach parking lots in Santa Monica have reached capacitiy on Sunday afternoon.


It's another busy weekend!

Santa Monica Beach Parking Lots 2 and 3 South are full and Lot 1 North will be at capacity very soon.

Lot 2 South - 1670 Appian Way
Lot 3 South - 1750 Appian Way


Beach parking Lot 1 North located at 1550 Pacific Coast Hwy (large parking lot next to the Pier) is closed at this time due to being at capacity.

Beach Lots 2S and 3S are also closed due to capacity.

Lot 2 South - 1670 Appian Way
Lot 3 South - 1750 Appian Way
May 26th SMPD officers observed a vehicle blocking traffic near Main & Olympic Drive. Upon further inspection, officers discovered the vehicle was unoccupied and in plain view spotted an alcoholic beverage and a 9mm Beretta 92FS firearm.



On May 26, 2021 Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) officers observed a vehicle with its hazard lights flashing and playing loud music blocking a traffic lane near the 100 block of Olympic Drive, thus creating a hazard for eastbound traffic. Upon further inspection, officers discovered the vehicle had its windows rolled down and was unoccupied. In plain view was an alcoholic beverage and a 9mm Beretta 92FS firearm.

Shortly after their initial observation, a male subject quickly approached the officers and explain he was in the Starbucks at Main and Olympic and only briefly left the vehicle unattended. The subject proceeded to state he did not have proper identification and subsequently provided officers with a false name.

The subject was later identified as Robert Ambriz-Garcia, a 22-year-old male from Los Angeles. He was arrested and booked for providing false identification, leaving a handgun unsecured in an unattended vehicle and transporting an unsecured firearm in a vehicle.