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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.

News, Santa Monica, Earthquake

Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake Rattles Again In Baldwin Hills

Posted May. 23, 2015, 10:45 am

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake hit the Baldwin Hills at 10:06 a.m. today, according to an automated report from the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Kevin McKeown.

News, Santa Monica, Politics

Mayor McKeown Elected Vice-Chair Of Westside Cities Council Of Governments

Posted May. 23, 2015, 10:42 am

Santa Monica Mayor and long-serving City Councilmember Kevin McKeown has been elected Vice-Chair of the Westside Cities Council of Governments, a multi-jurisdictional body addressing regional issues including traffic, transit, social services, and sustainability.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Health, Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Vaccinations & Governor Jerry Brown: What Will He Do?

Posted May. 23, 2015, 9:30 am

Now that the state Senate has generally ignored the loud, repeated and unscientific outcries of anti-vaccination crusaders, it’s likely the Assembly will fall into line this summer and pass a law eliminating religious belief as an excuse for not getting children inoculated before they enroll in public schools.

News, Santa Monica, Water

Metropolitan Water District To Consider Increase Budget For Rebates By $350 Million

Posted May. 23, 2015, 9:08 am

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District will consider a proposal next week to add $350 million to its budget to provide rebates and incentives for Southland residents to remove water-guzzling turf and install low-water-use fixtures.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

DA Won't File Case Against Casey Kasem's Widow Over His Care

Posted May. 23, 2015, 8:56 am

Los Angeles County prosecutors declined today to charge radio icon Casey Kasem's widow with abuse or neglect of her late husband.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Antoinette Perry will be a soloist at Santa Monica Symphony’s free show this Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Staying In Town This Memorial Day Weekend? Santa Monica Symphony Presents Free Show

Posted May. 22, 2015, 10:02 am

The Santa Monica Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Guido Lamell, celebrates Memorial Day weekend with a concert this Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 pm in Barnum Hall, on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

Beverley Mitchell (“7th Heaven,” “Secret Life of the American Teenager”) was on-site to paint a mural, play with kids, and help spread the love nationally by donating $50,000 to Boys

News, Santa Monica, Boys And Girls Club, Pier

Chalk Paint Mural Event A Success Next To Santa Monica Pier

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:59 am

RoseArt art supplies teamed up with actress Beverly Mitchell as part of the creation of a 40,000 square foot chalk paint mural next to the Santa Monica Pier on Tuesday, in order to encourage the children of Santa Monica to be creative and go outside during the summer.

From left: Incoming Chair Gregory Day, general manager Shutters by the Beach; Laurel Rosen, President/CEO Santa Monica Chamber; Chair Julia Ladd, Santa Monica Place/Macerich; and past Chair, Brad Cox, CBRE.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Up Front With Incoming Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce Chair Gregory Day

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:53 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 90th Annual Installation Dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows on Wednesday, June 10 at 5:30 pm.

Bob Holbrook, Dennis White, and Cindy Bandel.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica Honors Bob Holbrook With Virtuoso Community Leader Award

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:52 am

Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) honored former Santa Monica Mayor and City Councilman Bob Holbrook on May 17 with its second Virtuoso Community Leader Award.

Latest Santa Monica City Hall news.

News, Santa Monica, City Hall

Santa Monica City Employee Benefits To Increase

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:49 am

Santa Monica City Council on May 12 approved a prefunding of other post employment benefits (OPEB) for City employees, totaling $2,506,785 in fiscal year 2014-15.

Crosswalks near Santa Monica High School will be among the improvements for pedestrian safety thanks to a large grant.

News, City Council, Samohi, Santa Monica

Grant Received For Santa Monica High Pedestrian Improvements

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:40 am

Construction will begin soon on an approximately $1 million project that will improve the intersections, crosswalks, streets, signage, and bikeways around Santa Monica High School.

The scholarship award winners from various schools in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Scholarships Awarded At Santa Monica Rotary Meeting

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:29 am

There were a lot of new smiling faces at the Santa Monica Rotary meeting last Friday, and they belonged to the Rotarian scholarship recipients and their proud parents.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Cops Arrest Homeless Person After Making Threats With Scissors

Posted May. 21, 2015, 10:56 am

A homeless person originally from Yacolt, Washington, was arrested in Santa Monica on Monday, May 4, after threatening to stab a person with a pair of scissors.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

USC Capstone Events Coming To Santa Monica, Malibu

Posted May. 21, 2015, 9:01 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District teachers are excited about delivering differentiated curriculum and instruction in their classrooms. But, what does that really mean for students?

News, Travel, Santa Monica

Memorial Day Weekend Travel: 2.76 Million Southern Californians To Take Getaway

Posted May. 21, 2015, 8:53 am

Millions of Californians are expected to set out today on a long Memorial Day weekend -- the most since 2005, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Series Of Attacks On Women In Santa Monica, West L.A.

Posted May. 21, 2015, 8:35 am

A 33-year-old man charged in a series of attacks on women in Santa Monica and West Los Angeles was behind bars today on $2 million bail.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Woman, 25, Arrested After Assaulting Her Mom

Posted May. 21, 2015, 8:33 am

A 25-year-old Santa Monica woman was arrested on Friday, May 8, after assaulting her mother who was trying to put a stop to her daughter’s drinking problem.