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Editor-In-Chief Brenton Garen discusses Cirque du Soleil's show "Totem" that opens this Friday, Jan. 17 at the Santa Monica Pier.

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LOBSTER TRIVIA: See the answer to how many tourists visit Santa Monica annually.

Santa Monica Beat

This week, Paul Sand founder of the West End Theatre stops by to discuss the opening of the new theatre on the Santa Monica Pier.

State Senator Ben Allen represents Santa Monica and much of the Westside in his 26th District.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Senate, Ben Allen

Senator Ben Allen's Signed Alzheimer’s Bill To Boost Early Diagnosis

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:59 am

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) that will improve diagnosis, treatment and care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

An orca at SeaWorld.

Santa Monica, Seaworld, California Coastal Commission

California Coastal Commission To Consider SeaWorld's Orca Tank Development

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:36 am

A controversial plan by SeaWorld San Diego to expand its killer whale tanks is scheduled to be considered today by the California Coastal Commission.


News, Marina Del Rey, Ocean, Diving, Santa Monica Bay

Santa Monica Bay Diver Rescued From The Bends

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:32 am

A scuba diver was rescued this morning after he became stricken off Marina del Rey.

Marlene Pinnock was captured on cellphone video being beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway and reached a $1.5 million settlement with the department.

News, Santa Monica, Chp, Santa Monica Freeway

Woman Beaten By CHP Officer Arrested Again On Same Santa Monica Freeway

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 10:52 am

A woman whose 2014 beating at the hands of a California Highway Patrol officer along the Santa Monica (10) Freeway sparked outrage and lawsuits was taken into custody today in the same area where last year's encounter took place.

Steven Massetti.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Announces New Bond Program Manager Consultant

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 10:08 am

The SMMUSD Board of Education approved the hiring of Massetti Consulting, LLC, as the new bond program manager consulting firm at its July 15, 2015 regular meeting. The contract became effective on Sept. 1, 2015.

John F. 'Jack' Hutchison.

News, Obituary, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Remembering John F. “Jack” Hutchison, Long-Time Leader of Big Blue Bus Dies At 85

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 9:48 am

John F. “Jack” Hutchison a long-time leader of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus and Santa Monica resident has passed away at age 85.

Herbert Ross.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Tribute To Director/Producer/Dancer Herbert Ross At Santa Monica College Saturday, Oct. 10

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 9:23 am

Santa Monica College will host a tribute to renowned director, producer, and dancer Herbert Ross at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 10. The tribute includes a free screening of the classic film “The Turning Point.”

News, Development, Marina Del Rey

Two Hotels In Marina Del Rey Move Forward Despite Residents' Concerns

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 3:48 pm

The Board of Supervisors today approved the next step toward development of two hotels in Marina del Rey, despite some residents' concerns.

Host Atlas Novack.

Life And Arts, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Tv, Top 5

VIDEO: Top Five Shows Based in Los Angeles

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 10:19 am

On this episode of Westside Top 5 host Atlas Novack gives us his top five shows that were based in L.A.

Latest Santa Monica College news.

Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC Presents Symphony, Jazz, Winds Concerts in October

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 10:11 am

The Santa Monica College Music Department presents three fall concerts in October in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center.

Latest city of Los Angeles news.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Small Businesses, Taxes

L.A. City Council Wants More Study of Proposed Tax Breaks

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 10:07 am

A Los Angeles City Council committee Monday called for further study of a plan that would offer a total of $54 million in annual tax relief to tens of thousands of small businesses by 2020.

Will bankruptcy cost American Apparel its cool?

News, Santa Monica, Retail, American Apparel

American Apparel Delisted From NYSE Day After Chapter 11 Filing

Posted Oct. 6, 2015, 10:05 am

One day after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer and retailer American Apparel announced today that the New York Stock Exchange is suspending trading in the company's stock immediately and beginning the process of delisting its common stock.