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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.

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.

Adopt Dixie! She is an adorable and affectionate Dachshund mix who is about three years old. Dixie gets along with other dogs and she is ready to curl up in your lap and be your new best friend. Dixie is from NKLA Coalition partner Downtown Dog Rescue and available to adopt at the NKLA Pet Adoption Center.

News, Santa Monica, Pets, Nkla

Adopt A Pet From NKLA $10 This July 4 Weekend

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 7:26 am

It’s the #Freedom100! The NKLA Pet Adoption Center is featuring kittens and cats for $10 and select dogs for $25 July 3-5!

Where To Watch July 4 Fireworks On The Westside

News, Holiday, Santa Monica

July 4 Fireworks Shows To Be Held Throughout L.A. County

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 7:20 am

Fireworks shows to mark the 239th anniversary of the nation's independence will be held tonight at several of Los Angeles County's iconic venues along with parks and high schools.

Pet owners are being urged to keep a close watch on their animals on the Fourth of July since fireworks frighten them.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Pets

Keep A Close Watch On Pets During July 4 Fireworks

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 7:11 am

Pet owners are being urged to keep a close watch on their animals on the Fourth of July since fireworks frighten them, prompting them to run loose onto streets and freeways, get lost or wind up in shelters.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

News, Health, Columnist, Hot Flash

Do You Drink Enough Water?

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:25 am

Water. Everyone says drink water. It’s healthy for you. It will help you lose weight faster. It will help your skin look beautiful. It will make your whole body run better.

The Food and Drug Administration, which oversees most food labels, requires food manufacturers to list Trans Fats on products with 0.5 grams or more of Trans Fat. In less than 3 years, trans fats will be banned from usage in food nationwide.

News, Health, California, Santa Monica

Trimming The Trans Fat: Helping The U.S. Get Healthy

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:24 am

Trans fats; they are typically found in partially hydrogenated oils (PHO’s), which is used to deep-fry food and preserve processed foods like potato chips, cookies, and cakes. While trans fats are easy to use, inexpensive to produce, and last a long time, they are responsible for raising bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lowering good (HDL) cholesterol levels.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Columnist

Dear Mom & Dad: Could I Please Not Be Sick?

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:21 am

At a certain point in the chronology of science fiction films, things turned and “the future” wasn’t always represented as being wonderful and full of zippy monorails and smooth clothing with white turtlenecks. Instead, right around the release of “Blade Runner”, the future became dystopian. Murderous robots, mutants, flesh eaters, and horrific plagues. And that was if you lived in the good part of town.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

News, Opinion, Santa Monica

PUC Reform Bills Too Little,Too Late

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:18 am

It’s the same with the state Public Utilities Commission these days as with almost everything else: by the time state legislators notice something is a problem, things are so bad, so extreme that other people and agencies have already acted.