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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.

From left: Coach David Listenberger, Ethan Finkel, Daniel Allen, Alex Groenendaal-Jones, Jonah Dylan, Andrew Wedeking, Ayden Georgi, and David Olds.

News, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Cross Country

Crossroads Boys Cross Country Team Finishes 9th In The State

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 10:15 am

The Crossroads Boys Cross Country team finished 9th in the State this past Saturday after a stellar performance in Fresno.

 Virginia Avenue Park on the corner of Cloverfield and Pico Boulevard.

News, Health, Senior, Santa Monica

WISE & Healthy Aging’s Benefits Enrollment Clinic Thursdays At Virginia Avenue Park

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 10:05 am

What if you could help a senior save $104.90 a month on the Medicare Part B premium? Or qualify for up to $194 in CalFresh benefits to pay for food? Or get some extra help paying for prescription drugs?

Kevin McKeown.

News, Environment, Santa Monica

McKeown To Present Santa Monica’s Ambitious Climate Action Project, Progress At Paris Climate Summit

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 9:45 am

This week kicks off the highly anticipated 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (also known as COP21 for the 21st Gathering of the Conference of Parties) in Paris.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Woman Arrested After Hitting Man Over The Head With A Bottle

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 9:18 am

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 18, officers of the Santa Monica Police department were on patrol in the 2900 block of Main Street when security personnel from an area discotheque flagged them down after an alleged assault had occurred on the premises.

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

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Dec. 4

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 9:12 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Dec. 4 in the following locations:

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' tops the weekend box office.

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

'Hunger Games' On Track To Top Box Office For Second Week With $75.8 Million

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 10:17 am

Hollywood had a "solid, but not record-breaking" Thanksgiving weekend, with the latest Hunger Games movie, and a new Disney Pixar flick, in the one-two positions.

Shore Hotel is located at 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Hotel

Shore Hotel To Host Community Blood Donation Drive Monday

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 9:22 am

Shore Hotel will host a community blood drive in partnership with Cedar-Sinai’s blood donor services from noon to 6 pm on Monday, Nov. 30.

It's moving day for Sam and Abby, and the traffic could be a problem.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Traffic

‘California Rolls’ Onto Westside TV: Get To Know The Mirror’s Own Comedy Starlet

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 9:09 am

Westside TV’s host Denyc (Poole) has returned from the Miami Web Festival with the award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work in the new series “California Roll.”

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Columnist

Email Issue Hints At Possible Brown Corruption Role

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 8:58 am

There is no doubt Gov. Jerry Brown has tolerated corruption in his administration. But now there are hints that he might be personally involved in some of it.

A Naam Yoga Superclass will be held in Mexico City on Sunday.

News, Santa Monica, Yoga

Santa Monica Naam Yoga Founder To Lead Global Meditation In Mexico Sunday

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 10:16 am

The founder of Santa Monica-based Naam Yoga, Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, will guide tens of thousands of people in a global meditation for peace on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 am PST in Mexico City.

Throughout Venice you can discover community garden projects that provide a great source for your daily fruit and vegetables.

Environment, Venice, Video, Food

VIDEO: Discover Community Garden Projects In Venice

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 10:08 am

Throughout Venice you can discover community garden projects that provide a great source for your daily fruit and vegetables.

The UCLA-USC football game will be played today at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Sports, Ucla, Football, Usc

UCLA, USC Play For Berth In Conference Championship Game

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:50 am

The UCLA-USC football game will be played today at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with the winner advancing to next Saturday's Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

Pauley Pavilion.

News, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA To Celebrate Pauley Pavilion's 50th Anniversary Sunday

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:45 am

UCLA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pauley Pavilion Sunday, including offering tickets in several sections of the arena's upstairs level for $3.50, the price of a ticket for a game in the 1965-66 season.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Holiday, Santa Monica, Columnist

The Holidays: A Consideration

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:24 am

We are in the “holiday season” now which the Grinch-ier among us might call the “Shopping Season” and those looking for a fight over the last few years might call, “The Season of the War on Christmas.” ‘Tis true that this season began with a fiery national debate over what a paper Christmas coffee cup should look like.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Education

Good News, Bad News In Latest School Test Scores

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:20 am

There was good news and bad news – and in other ways no news at all – in the latest results of standardized tests given each year to California public school students.