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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.

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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.

Brock on Your Block host Phil Brock talks with Julia Miele, the Executive Director of the YWCA Transitional Housing and Education Program.

Video, Santa Monica, Brock On Your Block

Brock On Your Block: YWCA Transitional Housing & Education Program

Posted May. 6, 2015, 10:37 am

Brock on Your Block host Phil Brock talks with Julia Miele, the Executive Director of the YWCA Transitional Housing and Education Program. She shares with the the history and the purpose of the organization and why it’s a gem in the Santa Monica community.

More than 1,500 people attended the 2015 Pier Party on Sunday.

News, Santa Monica, Education

Pier Party Raises $125,000 For Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation

Posted May. 6, 2015, 10:16 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) has announced that Pier Party, its largest annual community fundraising event, raised $125,000 on Sunday.

Sully Sullenberger and 'The Voice' contestants on the red carpet of the 2014 Red Tie Affair in Santa Monica.

News, Red Cross, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Last Chance To Buy Tickets To Santa Monica Red Cross 'Red Tie Affair' This Saturday

Posted May. 6, 2015, 9:46 am

The Santa Monica Red Cross is hosting the 9th Annual Red Tie Affair this Saturday at Le Meridian Delfina Hotel, 530 Pico Blvd.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team To Train In Santa Monica Beginning June 6

Posted May. 6, 2015, 9:31 am

The City of Santa Monica will host the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team as they gear up for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Trio, Including Two Juveniles, Arrested After Smashing Santa Monica Car Window

Posted May. 6, 2015, 9:16 am

Two juveniles and a 25-year-old resident of Inglewood were arrested on Friday, April 24, after using a hammer to smash a car window. An officer of the Santa Monica Police Department was called out to a report of vandalism at 11:10 pm that had just occurred in the 1800 block of 16th Street.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Venice, Police Department

Homeless Man, 25, Fatally Shot By LAPD Near Venice Boardwalk Overnight

Posted May. 6, 2015, 9:07 am

A man believed to be homeless was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers in Venice, police said today.

Justin Palmer will not be charged after he was arrested for allegedly violating the City’s park closure ordinance at Virginia Avenue Park on the night of April 21.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Pico Neighborhood Man Will Not Be Charged After Arrest In Virginia Avenue Park

Posted May. 5, 2015, 9:54 am

A Pico neighborhood man who was arrested at Virginia Avenue Park during the late evening of April 21, for allegedly violating the City’s park closure ordinance, and delaying and obstructing officers in the performance of their duties, will not be charged.

World renowned cellist Cécilia Tsan will be featured in the 'Rococo Variations' as part of Orchestra Santa Monica's final concert of the 2014-15 season this Sunday.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica To Host Final Concert Of Season Sunday, May 17

Posted May. 5, 2015, 9:37 am

For its fourth and final concert of the season this Sunday, Orchestra Santa Monica takes “A Forward Look Back”.

Latest Santa Monica City Hall news.

News, Santa Monica, City Hall, Eater

Find Out How Santa Monica Is Gearing Up To Meet Water Reduction Mandates

Posted May. 5, 2015, 9:33 am

As California enters a fourth year of drought, two far-reaching water reduction mandates were handed out in April to save water and conserve the state’s dwindling water supplies.

Joseph Thomas Koetters.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Santa Monica Man, Former Teacher In Hancock Park, Charged With More Student Sex Crimes

Posted May. 5, 2015, 9:24 am

A former English teacher at the prestigious Marlborough School in Hancock Park -- who was already accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student -- was charged with 10 additional counts for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a second student, prosecutors said Monday.

Nathan Louis Campbell, 39, is charged with murder and other counts for allegedly driving his car down the Venice boardwalk on Aug. 3, 2013.

News, Venice, Courts

Venice Boardwalk Rampage Trial: Husband Of Woman Killed Testifies

Posted May. 5, 2015, 9:17 am

An Italian man whose newlywed wife was struck and killed by a car driven onto the Venice boardwalk testified Monday that the motorist gave no warning as he weaved down the crowded tourist destination.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested By Santa Monica Police For Failing To Follow Orders

Posted May. 5, 2015, 9:11 am

A homeless man was arrested on Saturday, April 25, after resisting arrest and failing to follow orders.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Former Santa Monica Sushi Chef Gets Probation For Selling Whale Meat

Posted May. 4, 2015, 12:38 pm

A chef who worked at a now-closed Santa Monica sushi restaurant was sentenced today to probation and fined $5,000 for serving meat from federally protected sei whales.

Timothy Jacob Reed, 14, and Ashley Montes, 12, were last last seen together near Mark Twain Middle School at 2224 Walgrove Ave. in Venice at around 4pm Saturday.

News, Venice, Police Department

Have You Seen These Two Children Missing From Venice Since Saturday Afternoon?

Posted May. 4, 2015, 9:45 am

Authorities today continued their efforts to find two children who went missing near a school in Venice on Saturday.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested After Causing A Scene At McDonald's Near Santa Monica Pier

Posted May. 4, 2015, 9:26 am

A homeless man intent on harassing staff and customers at the McDonald’s located near the Santa Monica Pier entrance was arrested on Saturday, April 25, after causing a scene.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Wanted For Arson Arrested After Public Indecency At Palisades Park

Posted May. 4, 2015, 9:22 am

A man pleasuring himself at Palisades Park was promptly arrested on Friday, April 17.

Traffic alert! This week's Santa Monica temporary lane closure information.

News, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, May 8

Posted May. 4, 2015, 9:17 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, May 8, in the following locations.