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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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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.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:59 am
A joint venture of three construction firms was awarded a $1.6 billion contract by the Metro Board of Directors on Thursday to build the first phase of the Metro Purple Line subway extension toward the Westside, despite concerns the venture was by far the most expensive bidder for the project.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:56 am
The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority announced it closed escrow Thursday on a 703-acre property in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains purchased from Oscar-winning director James Cameron.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:55 am
A third time is not always the charm. The Santa Monica City Council inched significantly closer to a ballot initiative to challenge and compete with an aviation-backed measure to determine the future of the Santa Monica Airport (SMO), but a final product is not quite ready.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:50 am
The race for the Santa Monica City Council continues to shape up, as incumbent Council member Kevin McKeown became the first candidate to qualify for the Nov. 4 ballot on Monday. Recreation and Parks commissioner Phil Brock became the second candidate to qualify on Wednesday.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:49 am
Two groups urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week to reject a plan reportedly offered by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) to maintain a 15-year status quo after a new round of testing purportedly revealed “illegal levels of a toxic compound dramatically higher than previously reported” at district-operated schools in Malibu.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:47 am
A family-friendly morning with Tongva and Chumash Native American story-telling and craft workshops will be held this Saturday morning at Tongva Park. The first season of cultural programming for Tongva Park continues Wednesday with an evening community dance with an internationally known salsa band.
Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:45 am
For the next two weeks, it might be a good idea to avoid Colorado Avenue between 14th Street and downtown Santa Monica, as the Expo Line’s second phase expansion now claims two closed intersections to install rail for the new Metro train service.
Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:28 am
President Barack Obama is set to conclude a planned 24-hour visit to the Los Angeles area today by participating in another Democratic National Committee fundraiser and speaking at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College about the economy.
Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:21 am
About four miles of pipeline that runs underneath Santa Monica and carries crude oil will continue to operate through at least 2024, thanks to a franchise agreement the City Council unanimously approved July 8.
Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:18 am
Veteran music producer Peter Asher is no stranger to creating emotionally charged music over the past four decades while producing hit records for James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and 10,000 Maniacs.
Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:16 am
Santa Monica author C.T. Hillin recently finished her first paranormal romance novel “The Imati” that’s set in a world of immortals, Souljumpers, Seekers, and ancient prophecies. The book centers around a 300-year-old “Imati” (an immortal) who looks like a 17-year-old girl.
Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:13 am
Dear Anthea, I have a real problem with a man in my life. We have been seeing each other on and off for years but he won’t make a commitment of an exclusive relationship. I end up going over to his place and spending the night, I keep thinking things will be different and start progressing but they never do. I can’t seem to end the relationship, he doesn’t call me for weeks but I always end up contacting him. – Yasmin, 41
Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:11 am
An intoxicated 20-year-old woman roaming the streets of Santa Monica with her breasts exposed was arrested on Friday, July 11 after breaking into an apartment by smashing through a glass window.
Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 6:51 pm
A Huntington Beach financial consultant was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 years in prison for murdering elementary school teacher Alexander Merman in his apartment in the 500 block of Montana Avenue in 2008 after Merman had uncovered a complex fraud scheme.
Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 3:34 pm
The California Supreme Court refused today to review the case against a gang member convicted in December 2010 of murdering five people in Los Angeles and Santa Monica during a crime spree that stretched over more than three years.
Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 12:43 pm
A fire damaged a house in the Pacific Palisades area today, but no one was hurt.
Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 9:31 am
President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive aboard Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon for a planned 24 1/2-hour visit to conduct two political fundraisers and speak at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 9:28 am
Equity home sales -- standard sales in which a seller has equity in the property being sold -- in June reached their highest level in California since the housing crisis began, the California Association of Realtors reported today.
Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 9:24 am
Santa Monica’s annual Relay for Life, a relay to promote cancer awareness, is a touching event about to celebrate its 12th year. It will be held this weekend – July 26-27 – at Santa Monica College (co-sponsor and host of the event).
Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 9:18 am
A man was hospitalized with minor injuries and a woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries after a small fire in a multistory apartment building in Venice early today, authorities said.
Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 9:14 am
A brawl between two men at a Santa Monica residential complex on Saturday, July 12 escalated to both men being arrested – one charged with attempted murder after producing a knife and stabbing the other man during the fight.