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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.

Santa Monica Beat

WestsideToday.com presents Westside TV, the easiest way to get local news, entertainment and all things on the Westside. Coming 2014.

Santa Monica Beat

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.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Hosts LCAP Webinars To Solicit Input From Public

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 11:24 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will be hosting a series of LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Webinars to solicit input from parents, students, staff and community members.

Susan Cloke, Columnist

City Council, Opinion, Election, Santa Monica

Ethics: Fourth Question For Santa Monica City Council Candidates

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 10:28 am

The Santa Monica Council City members to be elected on Nov. 4 will be responsible for guiding and shaping the city. Their decisions will affect each of us in practical ways – such as our daily travel in the city; the number of parks we have and how they are used; how we spend the public dollar and the social benefits that can bring; and the image and character of new development in the city.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

News, California, Santa Monica

A GOP Statewide Win Probably Won't Happen

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 9:59 am

These are days of optimism, maybe even delusion, for the California Republican Party, which hasn’t won a statewide race of any kind since 2006.

News, Police Department, Westwood, West Hollywood

Federal Officials Raise Two Marijuana Dispensaries In West Hollywood, Westwood

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 9:41 am

Federal officials were mum on Friday about what led them to raid two marijuana dispensaries, one in West Hollywood and another in Westwood, whose staff claimed they were operating within the bounds of California's medical cannabis laws.

News, Police Department, Hollywood

Suspect At Large After Robbing 88-Year-Old Man In Hollywood

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 9:38 am

The suspect who beat and robbed an 88-year-old man in a Hollywood apartment complex after the victim got off a bus remained at large on Friday and police have released photos and video of the attack.

News, Santa Monica, 405 Freeway

10 Cars Collide In Chain-Reaction 405 Freeway Crash

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 9:35 am

As many as 10 cars collided in a chain-reaction crash on the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway in Hawthorne on Friday, leaving several people injured and most of the freeway temporarily shut down, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

News, Fire Department, Pacific Palisades

Pacific Palisades Fire Knocked Down In 23 Minutes

Posted Oct. 25, 2014, 9:31 am

Firefighters were able to put out a stubborn fire at a Pacific Palisades home today, which began inside a fireplace and extended into the three-story structure's walls.

The seven SMMUSD Board of Education candidates.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Smc, Smmusd

SMMUSD, SMC Candidates Vie For Last Minute Votes

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:21 am

As part of Mirror Media Group’s election forum season, all candidates running for positions on the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education and Santa Monica College Board of Trustees met the public Wednesday night at the Santa Monica Main Library’s MLK Auditorium.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Votes: Measures H & HH

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:19 am

The issue of increasing real estate transfer tax will be on Santa Monica ballot papers Nov. 4 with Measures H and HH calling for votes on whether to increase transfer tax rates and if so, where to allocate the new funds.

The 7th Annual International Wine and Jazz Festival was held at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica on Sunday.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Wine & Jazz Fundraiser Raises More Than $50,000

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:16 am

The Santa Monica Rotary Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Wine and Jazz Festival, was held Sunday, Oct. 19 at the Museum of Flying. The funds raised from the event help largely finance the Rotary Club’s philanthropic and charitable projects, such as local and international service missions and trips.

Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest Returns Saturday

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica

Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest Returns Saturday

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:02 am

For an entertaining way to combine the spirit of Halloween and the quintessential SoCal lifestyle, look no further than ZJ Boarding House’s annual Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest this Saturday, Oct. 25 at 8 am. Far from the ordinary surf competition, the participants will be riding the waves of the Pacific Ocean all the while donning their Halloween costumes.

Pier Aquarium To Go Spooky

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium To Turn Spooky This Weekend

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:01 am

In lieu of the Halloween season, Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is incorporating a number of spooky themes into its family-friendly activities this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26, starting at 12:30 pm, the Pier Aquarium will be hosting a “fintastic” Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos celebration, with costume wear encouraged.

Hear pianist Gloria Cheng perform a white note only piano concerto by Latvian composer Georgs Pelecis this Sunday.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Orchestra Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica Kicks Off Third Season This Sunday

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:55 am

Orchestra Santa Monica will kick off its 2014-15 season with the program “Heroic Beethoven and More” this Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3:30 pm.

One of the artworks that will be on display as part of the new Upper West exhibit.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Opening Reception Sunday For Upper West Exhibition

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:54 am

A colorful change is coming to Upper West in Santa Monica this weekend with the arrival of new art being hung on its walls.

Naam Yoga LA executive director Jane Ohmes Mirshak.

Health, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Naam Yoga Celebrates Its Third Anniversary This Weekend

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:53 am

Naam Yoga Los Angeles will host its third anniversary gala celebration and fundraiser “A Simple Gift!” tonight, Oct. 24 to benefit their 501(c)(3) and Giving Naam community outreach programs.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Quaker Group To Host One Woman Show Sunday

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:50 am

A one-woman show called “Holy Pal - Decades of Joy, Revelation and Spiritual Creativity as a Teacher” will be held this Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 1 pm.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

McClure Tunnel Crash Shuts Down Eastbound Lanes Thursday Night

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:31 am

An injury crash in the McClure Tunnel shut down eastbound lanes of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway in Santa Monica Thursday night.

News, Celebrity, Courts

Chris Brown On Track To Complete Probation In January

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:25 am

Singer Chris Brown received a good report from a judge Thursday as he continues to serve out his probation for the 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

News, Sports, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA To Host Dribble For The Cure Fundraiser Sunday

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:22 am

The seventh annual Dribble for the Cure will be held at UCLA Sunday, with the Bruin men's and women's basketball teams helping raise funds and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer.

News, Fire Department, Brentwood

Heavy Brush Fire In Brentwood Under Control

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:18 am

A fire that burned in heavy brush in Brentwood was knocked down this morning, and no one was hurt, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Thousands Of NBCUniversal Interns To Share $6.4 Million Class-Action Settlement

Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 7:15 am

NBCUniversal and a group of former interns have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit contending the interns should have been paid for their work, it was reported today.

Santa Monica College student newspaper 'The Corsair' award winners at the 2014 Southern California convention of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

The Corsair Scoops 16 Awards At 2014 Journalism Convention

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 11:42 am

The Santa Monica College student newspaper The Corsair won 16 awards – including online General Excellence and four first place awards – at the 2014 Southern California convention of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) held on the campus of California State Fullerton University on October 17-18.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Healthgrades Recognizes Santa Monica's Providence Saint John’s Health Center

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 9:27 am

A report released on Tuesday by Healthgrades, a national independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, recognized all six Providence Health & Services, Southern California, medical centers for excellent clinical outcomes.

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

Phillips Lerner Event In Santa Monica On Sunday To Benefit Gang Reduction

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 9:18 am

Phillips Lerner has announced its annual Adopt-A-Center event, this year celebrating the recipient of the 2014 award: El Nido Family Centers.

News, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica Joins Next Century Cities As Inaugural Partner

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 9:08 am

The City of Santa Monica has joined the launch of Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Venice Man Arrested For Carrying Concealed Weapon

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 8:55 am

A 52-year-old screwdriver wielding Venice resident was arrested in Santa Monica on Saturday, Oct. 12 and charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department, Nes

Two Men In Early 20s Arrested For Breaking Into Cars In Pico Neighborhood

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 8:53 am

Two men aged in their early 20s were arrested on Friday, Oct. 10 after being caught breaking into vehicles in the Pico neighborhood.

News, Santa Monica, Television

World Series Game 1 Sets Record For Low Viewership

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 8:47 am

Viewership for Fox's coverage of Game 1 of the World Series set a record low, with the San Francisco Giants 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals averaging 12.19 million viewers, according to live-plus-same-day figures released today by Nielsen.

News, Environment, Santa Monica

Partial Solar Eclipse Visible In Los Angeles Area Today

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 8:44 am

A partial solar eclipse will be visible in the Los Angeles area today, and the Griffith Observatory will be offering telescopes for residents to catch the celestial event.

News, Entertainment, Hollywood

Greek Theatre Management Contract May Be Decided Today

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 8:42 am

The future of the Greek Theatre's management will be considered by the city Recreation and Parks Commission again today after the panel delayed making a decision at two previous meetings.

News, Police Department, West Los Angeles

Former Notre Dame Academy Teacher Accused Of Sexually Molesting Student

Posted Oct. 23, 2014, 8:39 am

A former teacher at the private Catholic girls school, Notre Dame Academy in West Los Angeles, was freed on $400,000 bail today after her arrest on suspicion of sexually molesting a student several years ago.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

Underground Malibu Explosion Causes Power Outages, Traffic Delays

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 4:00 pm

An underground explosion in an electrical vault near Point Dume about noon today caused outages expected to last up to nine hours.