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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.

News, Sports, Los Angeles

2015 Special Olympics World Games To Conclude Today At Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 9:13 am

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games will come to a close today in the same venue where they began this time last week -- the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Dodger Stadium.

Sports, Los Angeles, Dodgers

First Dodgers Wives Mystery Bag Fundraising Event Today At Dodger Stadium

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 9:11 am

The first Dodgers Wives Mystery Bag fundraising event will be held at today's Los Angeles Dodgers-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim interleague game at Dodger Stadium.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Marina Del Rey, Police Department

Person In Critical Condition After Vehicle Overturns In Marina Del Rey

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 9:05 am

A person suffered critical injuries while in a vehicle that overturned today in Marina del Rey. The crash at Admiralty and Palawan ways was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 6:46 a.m., said CHP Officer Peter Bishop.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Government

Electric Agency Nod A Reward For Going Along With Corruption?

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 9:03 am

California consumers can be excused if they’re beginning to wonder whether Gov. Jerry Brown cares a whit about blatantly corrupt conduct by some of his appointees to very high state offices.

HelloTech is a new on-demand tech support service provided by fully-vetted and trained team of techs.

News, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Need In-Home Tech Support? HelloTech Has Got You Covered

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:50 am

HelloTech is a new on-demand tech support service provided by fully-vetted and trained team of techs. Each of the techs is hand-selected, background-checked and completes a comprehensive training program. In addition to a complete range of tech support services, HelloTech also provide new technology consultation and training.

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation’s third annual Sound in Focus concert series launched this Saturday, July 25 to an overflowing courtyard of light, photography, performance, and music.

Seven Days, Music, Video, Century City

VIDEO: Sound In Focus A Free Weekly Concert Series In Century City

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:47 am

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation’s third annual Sound in Focus concert series launched Saturday, July 25 to an overflowing courtyard of light, photography, performance, and music.

Plants produce oxygen and eliminate volatile organic chemicals at the same time.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Dr. Mao's Wellness Living: Promoting Daily Health At Work

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:34 am

Our surroundings have direct links to our lives. Since we spend 40 (or more) hours at our jobs weekly, it is essential to your health and longevity that your place of work is as conducive to wellness as possible. These are just a few ways you can integrate health into your workplace or at home to increase your health and longevity.

Michael Edlen has helped over 1,000 clients achieve their real estate goals since 1986.

News, Real Estate, Santa Monica

Things People Wish They Had Known About Selling A House

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:31 am

There are certain things a seller can avoid if they would like to get their home sold for the best price in the shortest time. Though no selling process is without mistakes, most are easy to avoid.


Santa Monica, Pets, Nkla

NKLA Adoption Pets Of The Week: Miso & Mystery

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:27 am

The NKLA Pet Adoption Center has adoptable dogs and cats from featured NKLA Coalition partners, including Miso and Mystery.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Fashion, Hot Flash

A Clothing Line That Hides The “Poof”

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:24 am

When I was in my 20s, the flattest thing on my body was my stomach. That sexy flatness lasted well into my late 30s, even my 40s. I really took my flat belly for granted.

Latest Fire Department news.

News, Fire Department, Brentwood

Apartment Fire In Brentwood; Man, 70, Suffers From Minor Smoke Inhalation

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 9:25 am

A 70-year-old man suffered minor smoke inhalation during a fire today at an apartment building in Brentwood.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Politics

Bill Cosby & Donald Trump: “Waiter, My Check Please!”

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 9:14 am

It happens all the time. You’ve gone out to dinner and enjoyed a nice meal. But in the last few minutes, a six-top table of softball team members just sat down next to you and now the energy they’re exuding in their triumph over a rival team is more than you wish to share. Or maybe the evening’s musical entertainment just started, and you’re not staying for all six minutes of “Sweet Home Alabama.” So you ask for your check. You want to leave. You want to exit from the noise and its related volume.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Gas Prices

Gas 'Shortage' Doesn't Stop Exports From California

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 9:11 am

On June 25, just one week before many California motorists began paying upwards of $4.30 per gallon for gasoline, the Bahamian-flagged tanker Teesta Spirit left Los Angeles headed for ports on the west coast of Mexico carrying more than 300,000 barrels of gasoline refined in California.

Hotel Shangi-La executive chef Kareem Shaw.

Dining, Santa Monica, Food

Experience International Flavors At Hotel Shangri-La's Restaurant The Dining Room

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 2:29 pm

Executive Chef Kareem Shaw’s menu at Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica is filled with the very best of local California cuisine with an international flavor catering to match the diverse range of global guests that visit the Ocean Ave. property.

Santa Monica City Council has started to look at how they want to select and regulate the two medical marijuana collectives that are to be within city limits.

News, City Council, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica City Council Discusses How To Regulate Marijuana Collectives

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 10:13 am

Weed Maps, a way for medical marijuana patients to find collectives near them – a sort of Yelp for marijuana, where patients can look up prices and read reviews – shows that Santa Monica has almost 24 marijuana delivery services.

Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday approved two contracts for nail patrol and deckboard replacement at Santa Monica Pier.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Pier

Consent Calendar Round-Up: Nail Patrol & Deckboard, Background Check, Surveys

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 10:00 am

Santa Monica City Council approved a handful of consent calendar items at its Tuesday, July 28 night meeting, including nail patrol and deckboard replacement at Santa Monica Pier, background check updates, bi-annual satisfaction surveys, and electrical and street lights.

Lifeguards warned the public on Wednesday of the dangerous rip currents that have formed along the coast of Los Angeles County beaches, including Santa Monica and Malibu (pictured).

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Surf

Big Swell Has Lifeguards Busy Along L.A. County Beaches

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 9:47 am

It was high tide on Wednesday and Santa Monica Beach was crowded for a weekday, the large waves making there way to the feet of onlookers as they cautiously took a few steps back. People watched as surfers and body boarders would ride the four-foot sets

Whole Life Balance incorporates a variety of treatment protocols, including but not limited to Vitamin IV Drip Therapy, Fascial Stretch Therapy, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga, Pilates, and personal training.

News, Health, Business, Santa Monica

What It’s Like To Get Drip IV Vitamins At Whole Life Balance In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 9:36 am

Walk toward the tail end of the hall and you’ll find a uplit, neon room. The white curtained walls glow azure as ambient music videos play from the 65-inch TV. Take a seat atop the sheepskin throw on the plush white couch, or ease onto the frosted leather recliner. This is place of luxury, fun, and consumption.

New Santa Monica Rotary Club president Tom Loo and guest speaker Professor Matthew Malkan, UCLA astrophysicist, who spoke about the origins of the universe.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Mission To Explain Everything: UCLA Professor Talks About Astronomy At Santa Monica Rotary Meeting

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 9:25 am

Four decades after Apollo 17 astronauts shot the “Blue Marble,” the first complete true-color image of the entire Earth, NASA released the updated version earlier this month of the fully sunlit Earth from one million miles away.

Latest Santa Monica High School news.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Olympic High School

PCB Inspection & Sampling Reports For Samohi, Olympic High Released

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 9:21 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is planning improvements to both Santa Monica High School (Samohi) and Olympic High School and has released the Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) inspection and sampling reports for materials that will be removed during the planned demolition and modernization on both campuses.

Seven Days, Santa Monica

Greek Folk Music Benefit Concert This Sunday

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 9:20 am

A Greek Folk Music Benefit Concert will be held at Miles Memorial Playhouse this Sunday, Aug. 2 at 5 pm.

NBC4 Today in LA Morning News Team, including (from left) Co-Anchors Daniella Guzman and Whit Johnson along with Traffic Anchor Holly Hannula enjoyed a visit with a couple of adorable kittens from a local shelter. NBC4 Clear the Shelters event on Aug. 15 aims to find as many homes as possible for shelter animals.

News, Santa Monica, Pets

Santa Monica Animal Control To Take Part In Clear The Shelters Initiative

Posted Jul. 30, 2015, 12:19 pm

NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 are teaming up with nearly 50 animal shelters in more than 400 cities and regions throughout the five counties they serve on a first-of-its-kind pet adoption initiative – Clear the Shelters – on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Westside TV host Coral Rodriguez speaks with Shane Griffin, Founder of the new holistic wellness Center Whole Life Balance in Santa Monica.

News, Health, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Looking For A New Holistic Wellness Center? Check Out Whole Life Balance In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 30, 2015, 9:36 am

Westside TV host Coral Rodriguez speaks with Shane Griffin, founder of the new holistic wellness center Whole Life Balance in Santa Monica.

Naam Yoga LA in Santa Monica says a number of easy yoga techniques can be done while at work to reduce tension and stress.

News, Health, Video

VIDEO: Easy Yoga Techniques For The Workplace With Naam Yoga LA

Posted Jul. 30, 2015, 9:34 am

Lola Castillo from Naam Yoga LA in Santa Monica demonstrates a yoga technique that can help with workplace tension and stress.