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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.

Santa Monica Beat

Santa Monica celebrated Small Business Day on Saturday with over 15 local merchants participating on Pico Boulevard.

News, Apb, Santa Monica


Posted Jul. 23, 2016, 7:45 pm

Once Bitten, Twice Shy. On Sunday, July 10, at 1:54 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 2400 block of the Santa Monica Beach in order to investigate a report of possible domestic violence. While the officers were heading towards the location they were informed by dispatch that the victim had claimed that his boyfriend had struck him in the chest and face about 30 minutes prior to his summoning of police assistance. The officers were then updated with the couple’s new location which was said to have been at the intersection of Main Street and Strand Street.

News, Santa Monica, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles

Beyond the Doctor’s Office

Posted Jul. 23, 2016, 7:41 pm

Commuting, traffic, parking, and sitting in a waiting room can all be avoided with virtual healthcare, a convenient and innovative way of delivering care that many patients and clinicians are embracing. With telehealth, the ability to offer a broad scope of remote health care services, patients can easily access clinicians via phone visits, emails, online and through their smart phones.


Transit Options

Posted Jul. 23, 2016, 7:31 pm

Midnight Tuesday saw thousands descend on Santa Monica Pier despite everything being closed and the attractions shut-down for the evening. Their mission? To catch Pokémon.

LA Waterkeeper boat

News, Santa Monica

Lawsuit Filed Against State Water Board for Pollution

Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 12:26 pm

Los Angeles Waterkeeper filed a lawsuit Monday against the California State Water Resources Control Board and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board for its decision permitting excessive copper and lead pollution in the Los Angeles River and its tributaries.

Tony Vazquez

News, Santa Monica

Mayor to Host Kids Sports Clinic

Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 12:09 pm

Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez will host local youth in a Play Ball clinic as part of the United States Conference of Mayors’ continued support of the Play Ball summer initiative which focuses on the fun nature of baseball and softball and encourages and active and healthy lifestyle for kids in all communities.


News, Santa Monica, Energy

Spinning Solar Power to Conserve Energy

Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 11:29 am

SoCal energy providers teamed up Wednesday night for the first in a series of energy conservation issues aimed at getting people outside and away from their natural gas- and electricity-fueled homes and hotel rooms.


News, Santa Monica, Drought

Santa Monica Maintains Emergency Drought Measures

Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 11:05 am

The City of Santa Monica will maintain its current drought measures despite meeting its mandated local and state water conservation goal of 20 percent below 2013 usage levels, the City announced this week.

The first day of school should be an exciting time.

News, Santa Monica, Kindergarden, Parents

Preparing for the First day of School

Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 12:46 pm

Do you have a preschooler heading to kindergarten in September? Starting kindergarten is an exciting adventure for children and families. It’s a new beginning for learning, making friends, building confidence, and gaining independence. It’s also totally normal for both children and parents to be nervous and excited about starting kindergarten as well.

SPIKEY: Spikey is a calm and gentle dog who has great manners. He wants to be the best dog ever – for you! Spikey is a staff favorite who is easy to please. He likes other dogs, too. What are you waiting for? Adopt Spikey today!

News, Santa Monica, Nkla

NKLA Pets Of The Week!

Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 12:43 pm

LADYBUG: Meet Ladybug! She is an adorable 2-year-old beauty. Ladybug is a social girl, too. She’ll greet you with the prettiest meow in Los Angeles every day. So what’s not to love? Adopt Ladybug for $25 today!

Jeremy Feig.

News, Santa Monica

Local Author Inspired by his Cat, Shelley

Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 12:29 pm

On July 1, MSI Press published How My Cat Made Me a Better Man, the first book written by Santa Monica comedy screenwriter and filmmaker Jeremy Feig. After graduating college, Feig moved into a very barebones apartment. He was initially bummed out about it, but soon noticed that Shelly, his cat, had taken more easily to their meager living space. He started to mentally catalog ways in which Shelly remained contented in situations that otherwise may have been taxing.

Swimming Safetly

News, Santa Monica, Swimming

Swim Safetly This Summer

Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 12:17 pm

For many Santa Monicans, swimming is the highlight of the summer. One of the best approaches to keeping it that way is to be aware of the potential electrical dangers, especially around swimming pools and water.

Teen Girl Focus After YWCA Closure

News, Santa Monica, Ywca

Young People Creating Change

Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 11:39 am

The Church in Ocean Park will launch Young People Creating Change (YPCC) with a kick-off event Friday, July 22 from 7 – 9 p.m. Featuring spoken word performances by Get Lit and Poets4Progress, the free event includes a silent auction, music by Milo Gonzalez, and refreshments.


Apb, Police News

APB: The Latest from SMPD

Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 9:49 am

APB: Big Mac Wack. - On Wednesday, July 13, at 6:22 a.m. an officer of the Santa Monica Police Department, who was on patrol in the Lincoln Boulevard area, spotted two women and a man who appeared to be involved in some kind of altercation at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and Ocean Park Boulevard.