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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.

A new iPhone app and website called RadPad combines the best of Instagram and Craiglist functions to connect landlords and prospective renters across Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica-Based RadPad Raises $2M In Capital After Declining Acquisition Offers

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:38 am

Santa Monica-based RadPad, a mobile rental marketplace in Los Angeles, has announced an additional $2 million in capital through new and existing investors, after rejecting two recent acquisition offers.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Kiwanis Club Of Santa Monica To Host Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament On Saturday

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:25 am

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica will hold its 6th Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament this Saturday evening, Aug. 23 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

Santa Monica Assistance League volunteer-members encourage the community to come visit its thrift shop.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Assistance League Fill 919 Back Packs With School Supplies

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:20 am

This happy group of Santa Monica Assistance League volunteer-members have just filled 919 back packs with school supplies for students in 21 local schools, including Schools on Wheels.

Barbara Bishop and her rescue Maltese Zoey.

News, Santa Monica, Pets, Hot Flash

Find A Best Friend At Santa Monica Animal Shelter

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:16 am

It lowers your blood pressure. It helps you to stave off depression. You can also lose weight while having fun. Sound like a miracle drug? This drug happens to be a furry, four-legged friend.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Judge Gives Casey Kasem's Widow Until Sept. 8 To Bring Lawyer To Court

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:06 am

A judge on Monday gave Casey Kasem's widow until Sept. 8 to bring a lawyer to court and state any objections to a request for about $500,000 in fees and other costs submitted by lawyers and others associated with the establishment of a conservatorship over the radio icon before his June 16 death.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested After Threatening Murder On Voicemail

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:03 am

Santa Monica police arrested a 19-year-old Santa Monica man on Friday, Aug. 8 after leaving threatening voicemails, claiming he was going to murder the victim’s father.

Rory Partin performs tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica in anticipation of his Aug. 19 release of his forthcoming fan-funded album.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Rory Partin To Perform At Typhoon In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 11:25 am

Los Angeles soulful singer Rory Partin will perform tonight at Typhoon in Santa Monica at 8 pm in advance of his new album release on Tuesday.

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News, Santa Monica, Technology

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Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:50 am

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News, Transportation, Santa Monica

L.A. County Gasoline Price Drops For 42nd Day

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:43 am

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for the 42nd consecutive day, decreasing two-tenths of a cent to $3.876, its lowest amount since Feb. 25.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Teen Returns From Archaeological Dig

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:37 am

Santa Monica teen Cecilia Brine recently returned home after working on an archaeological dig at the Roman City of Pollentia, in the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, one of the most important Roman cities in the days of the Republic and the Empire.

Dr. Hong-Phuc Tran is a board-certified geriatrician with the highly ranked UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310.319.4371 or visit www.uclahealth.org.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

UCLA Santa Monica Geriatrician: Viewing Cataracts In Sharper Focus

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:14 am

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and the leading cause of vision loss among adults 55 or older. However, unlike many other eye diseases, vision loss from cataracts can be treated. In fact, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States and boasts a high success rate.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested After Disregarding Restraining Order

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:09 am

A 33-year-old Santa Monica man was arrested on Friday, Aug. 8 for disregarding a restraining order and broke into his brother’s apartment through a kitchen window.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Six Temporary Santa Monica Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Aug. 22

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:03 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Aug. 22 in the following locations.

News, Downtown, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 On Detour Today For COFEM Conference & Expo

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:25 am

Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 will be on detour today, Aug. 17 from the first to last trip of the day due to the 9th Annual COFEM Conference & Expo event in downtown Los Angeles.

News, Santa Monica, Westwood

Congresswoman Karen Bass Condemns Anti-Semitic Fliers Left At A Westwood Business

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:21 am

Harsh words were on the record Saturday from a local congresswoman who is concerned over anti-Semitic fliers bearing swastikas that were left at a Westwood business.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

UCLA Offers Emergency Financial Assistance To Water Main Flood Victims

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:19 am

Employees and students of UCLA as well as others whose vehicles were damaged when a water main break sent about 20 million gallons onto the north side of the school's campus are being offered emergency financial assistance.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

40-Foot Powerboat Catches Fire, Sinks North Of Paradise Cove Off Malibu

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:17 am

A 40-foot powerboat caught fire and sank north of Paradise Cove off Malibu on Saturday, but no one was injured, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Three Men Arrested For Armed Robbery Of Santa Monica Parking Booth

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:58 am

Three men suspected in the armed robbery of a Santa Monica parking booth were arrested on Saturday after a freeway traffic stop, police said.

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Captures Top Spot At Box Office For Second Week

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:54 am

The summer of movie remakes continues, with the new version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" taking in a modest $28.4 million this weekend, good enough to capture the number one spot at the North American box offices.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Government

Changing Local Election Dates: Democrats Seek More Domination

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:51 am

No one knows better than Democratic Party politicians that voters who tend to support them are at high tide in November general elections during even-numbered years when offices like President and governor and U.S. senator are at stake.