May 31, 2020 1:33 PM
**This information was updated at 2:25p.m.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The City of Santa Monica will join our neighboring cities in extending our curfew to tonight, May 31, 2020 at 4 p.m. through tomorrow, Monday, June 1 at 5:30 a.m. Emergency responders are exempt, as are those traveling to and from work or seeking or giving emergency care. The City of Santa Monica values peaceful protest as vital to our democracy.
As of 1:15 p.m., a peaceful protest is underway along Ocean Avenue between Montana and Colorado. The Santa Monica Police Department is on site and has a presence throughout the community. The public’s safety is our top priority and we ask the community to avoid Ocean Avenue at this time.
All I-10 and PCH off-ramps are now closed by California Highway Patrol.
Big Blue Bus Route 8 is on detour. For BBB service alerts, visit bigbluebus.com.
Please reserve calls to 9-1-1 for life threatening emergencies only.
We will provide updates by SMAlerts, through social media, and email. We recommend you sign up to any or all of these channels:
- Santa Monica emergency alerts: www.santamonica.gov/alerts or text SMALERTS to 888-777
- SaMoNews community email: www.santamonica.gov/newsletter
Public Information Officer