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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 presents Westside TV, the easiest way to get local news, entertainment and all things on the Westside. Coming 2014.

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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.

Underwater trash collected by divers.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Bay, Mike Bonin

Mike Bonin Demands 'Full Answers' To Santa Monica Bay Medical Waste Spill

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 1:29 pm

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin today sought "full answers" to how a ton of plastics – mostly medical and personal hygiene waste – wound up on Dockweiler State Beach and elsewhere in Santa Monica Bay.

Hugh Hefner.

News, Los Angeles, Playboy, Magazine

Playboy To Stop Publishing Nude Photos

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 11:11 am

Starting next March, Playboy will no longer publish pictures of fully naked women, it was reported today.

Handbags of Hope

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

Donate A Handbags, Help A Victim of Domestic Violence

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 10:57 am

The month of October is dedicated to Handbags of Hope, a charity benefiting women escaping abuse.

Abstract works by 14 Southern California artists will be on exhibit at SMC's Pete

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Art, Smc

SMC To Host Reception For 'Southern California Abstraction Now'

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 10:54 am

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present "Southern California Abstraction Now," a visually rich and thought-provoking group exhibition of works by 14 artists selected by curators/artists Sheldon Figoten and Jack Chipman.

This event will feature a silent auction and raffle with all proceeds to benefit the Imerman Angels / LA 1-on-1 cancer support community.

Santa Monica, Events, Fundraiser

Casino Night Fundraiser Against Cancer Nov. 8

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 10:39 am

Imerman Angels, a one-on-one cancer support community connecting those battling cancer and their caregivers with cancer survivors, is showing there is no-limit to cancer support by launching their Inaugural Casino Night Fundraiser at Michael's Santa Monica on Sunday, Nov. 8

Latest weather news.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Wet Weather Ahead For Sweltering Santa Monica

Posted Oct. 13, 2015, 10:22 am

Conditions in the Southland will pivot today away from high heat and toward wet and somewhat cooler weather, raising the chance of flash flooding later this week and torrents of debris rolling over slopes previously stripped by wildfire, National Weather Service forecasters said.

The biggest threat to lion persistence in the Santa Monica Mountains is the loss and fragmentation of habitat by roads and urban development, according to National Park Service.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Mountains, Wildlife

Young Santa Monica Mountain Lions Found Dead, Underscoring Wildlife Struggles

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 9:18 am

National Park Service officials said Friday three young mountain lions were found dead in the Santa Monica Mountains in recent weeks, demonstrating the challenges the cats face trying to survive in an urban area.


News, Santa Monica, Airlines, Lax

Southwest Airlines Fixes Nationwide Computer Failure

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 9:15 am

Southwest Airlines said its technical systems were expected to work normally today in the aftermath of a weekend nationwide computer failure that delayed hundreds of flights.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

Man Arrested In Clothes He Stole From Promenade Fitness Center

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 9:05 am

A Santa Barbara man was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 3, after going on a theft spree at a fitness center on Third Street Promenade.

Santa Monica K-9 News.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department, K-9 Division

Fallen Santa Monica Police K-9 Remembered

Posted Oct. 12, 2015, 9:00 am

It is a sad day at the Santa Monica Police Department as its members mourn the passing of Police K-9 “Pavo,” a seven-year veteran of the force.

From left: Sophie Jones Kellett and Eilina Verger de Dios in “The Great God Pan” at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Main Stage Oct 16-25.

Life And Arts, Theater, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC To Stage 'The Great God Pan' Oct. 16-25

Posted Oct. 11, 2015, 9:44 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present “The Great God Pan” Oct. 16-25 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica, Courts, Pch

Trial Date Set For Big Blue Bus Lawsuit Over Motorcyclist’s Death

Posted Oct. 11, 2015, 9:41 am

A lawsuit brought by the parents of a motorcyclist killed in a Nov. 20, 2012 accident with a Big Blue Bus is scheduled to go to trial on Dec. 8 at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.

Dr. Bogdan Pasaniuc, with Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Jenn Brown, of UCLA Health and Sciences Development.

News, Santa Monica, Science, Rotary Club, Genetics

Santa Monica Rotarians Trace Their Genetic Ancestry

Posted Oct. 11, 2015, 9:38 am

If there was one takeaway from the Santa Monica Rotary meeting Friday, Oct. 2, it was that “we all came out of Africa – We are all related,” said Santa Monica Rotary President Tom Loo. “There is no such thing as race, quite frankly.”

Bill Cosby.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Bill Cosby

Santa Monica Judge Won't Dimiss Bill Cosby Molestation Case

Posted Oct. 11, 2015, 9:27 am

A lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years old, will move forward, a judge ruled in Santa Monica Wednesday, with the comedian scheduled to be deposed later this week.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

Homeless Man Attacked While Sleeping Under Santa Monica Pier

Posted Oct. 11, 2015, 9:22 am

A 21-year-old homeless man was arrested on Friday, Oct. 2, after beating another man sleeping on the beach near Santa Monica Pier.