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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.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Video, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Big Blue Bus Now Has Realtime GPS Updates On App

Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 9:24 am

Big Blue Bus now has real-time bus arrival times on some smartphone apps like Transit. You can now check to see if the bus you are taking is stuck in traffic and will be delayed. On the Transit app, a user can see where the bus is and follow it all the way to their stop.

Pennington Dance Group, choreographed by John Pennington.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

Bergamot Station To Feature Projections, Dancers, Musicians This Saturday

Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 9:16 am

Award-winning filmmaker and video artist Kate Johnson's installation "EVERYWHERE in BETWEEN" will be presented at Bergamot Station this Saturday, July 11 from 8 pm to 10:30 pm. large-scale, site-specific work incorporating projections, dancers, musicians and poets in a one-night only event at Bergamot Station

Latest LADWP news and updates.

News, Santa Monica, Ladwp

Water Main Bursts Near San Vicente/Montana Avenue

Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 8:56 am

An 8-inch water main burst today in the Brentwood area, authorities said. The water started gushing some time after 2 a.m. near San Vicente Boulevard and Montana Avenue, according to reports from the scene.

The latest edition of Seascape is now available.

News, Santa Monica, City Hall

Santa Monica's July/August Seascape Edition Now Available Online

Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 8:12 am

The City of Santa Monica has published its July/August edition of Seascape. It is published six times annually to inform residents about city programs and services.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested After Biting Santa Monica Police Officer

Posted Jul. 7, 2015, 7:53 am

An intoxicated 42-year-old homeless man who bit a police officer was arrested on Friday, June 26.

Tongva After Dark presents a dynamic introductory lesson with Antics, a hip hop dance theater company, this Wednesday.

News, Seven Days, Parks, Santa Monica

Tongva After Dark Community Hip Hop Dance Lesson This Wednesday

Posted Jul. 6, 2015, 9:43 am

Tongva Park invites people of all ages and levels to participate in a high-energy hip hop dance class that will include a blend of street styles.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Woman Arrested In Santa Monica After Dozens Of 911 Calls From Payphone

Posted Jul. 6, 2015, 9:17 am

A 51-year-old homeless woman who made more than 50 time-wasting 911 calls from a payphone in Santa Monica was arrested on Thursday, June 25.

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

News, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, July 10

Posted Jul. 6, 2015, 9:03 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, July 10 in the following locations.

Dockweiler State Beach.

News, Fire Department, Beach

Girl, 2, Burned After Climbing Into Fire Pit At Dockweiler State Beach

Posted Jul. 5, 2015, 7:46 am

A 2-year-old girl suffered burns to both her hands and feet after she climbed into a fire pit in Dockweiler State Beach, according to fire officials.

Today's 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final will be held between the U.S. and Japan.

News, Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Where To Watch FIFA Women's World Cup Final Today Between U.S., Japan

Posted Jul. 5, 2015, 7:17 am

Viewing parties for today's 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan will be held at five locations in Los Angeles County and in Tustin in Orange County.

Dodger Stadium.

Sports, Baseball, Santa Monica, Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers To Hold Photo Day Today Before Game Against New York Mets

Posted Jul. 5, 2015, 7:15 am

The Los Angeles Dodgers will hold Photo Day today, inviting fans to take photos of their favorite Dodgers on the field at Dodger Stadium before the game against the New York Mets.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Government

Public Says It Likes Split Roll, May Get No Vote On It

Posted Jul. 5, 2015, 7:00 am

Firm Republican opposition to tinkering of any kind with the 1978 Proposition 13 is one reason voters may get no chance next year to decide whether or not to tax commercial and industrial land and buildings more than residential property.