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Santa Monica Beat

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, Courts, Pacific Palisades

Couple Ordered To Stand Trial For Fatal Pacific Palisades Hit-And-Run

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:22 am

A Los Angeles couple was ordered Monday to stand trial in the alleged hit-and-run that killed a federal judge's son in Pacific Palisades two days after Christmas.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Southern California Edison Issue Safety Suggestions For Halloween

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:07 am

Southern California Edison issued safety suggestions today for Halloween, topped by never using burning candles to light jack-o'-lanterns or as part of any decoration because of their severe fire risk.

News, Entertainment, Television

Fox Orders "Scream Queens'' Comedy-Horror Anthology Series

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:05 am

Fox announced Monday that it has ordered 15 hour-long episodes of "Scream Queens,'' described as a "genre-bending comedy-horror anthology series'' from the executive producers of "Glee'' and "American Horror Story.''

News, Health, Lax

Congresswoman Wants Meeting With LAX Officials On Ebola Screenings

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 9:02 am

Rep. Maxine Waters on Monday requested a meeting with officials from Los Angeles International Airport and a variety of federal agencies to discuss procedures being taken to screen passengers and respond to potential cases of Ebola at the airport.

News, Los Angeles, Health

L.A. City Council To Hear Presentation On Ebola Today

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 8:57 am

City and county officials are scheduled today to make a presentation before the Los Angeles City Council on best practices for informing and safeguarding city residents concerning Ebola.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica Airport Fatal Crash Lawsuit Claims Hangar To Close To Runway

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 1:16 pm

The three sons of a passenger killed in a plane crash at Santa Monica Airport last year are suing the county, as well as the cities of Santa Monica and Los Angeles, alleging a hangar into which the aircraft collided was built too close to the runway.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Bans E-Cigarettes In All “No-Smoking” Places

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 11:06 am

The Santa Monica City Council last week adopted a new law that treats electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes, the same as traditional cigarettes under its smoke-free laws.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Northeast Neighbors Board Urges A No Vote On Ballot Measure H, HH

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:46 am

Dear Editor, Given the strong opposition voiced by our members, the Board of Northeast Neighbors has voted to oppose ballot measures H and HH.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica CityTV To Air "Council Candidates Live!" Tonight At 7 pm

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:39 am

The League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Education Fund (LWVSMEF) in partnership with CityTV of Santa Monica will air “Council Candidates Live!” with Round One to air today, Oct. 20 and Round Two airing on Oct. 27 at 7 pm on CityTV.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Arrest Couple Involved In Domestic Violence Dispute

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:19 am

Santa Monica police arrested a couple in a dating relationship on Wednesday, Oct. 8 after officers were unable to establish who was the primary aggressor in a domestic violence dispute.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Six Temporary Santa Monica Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Oct. 24

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:16 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Oct. 24 in the following locations:

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

"Fury'' Opens With Stir Topping Box Office With $23.5 Million In Sales

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:14 am

"Fury'' opened with a stir at the continent's box offices this weekend, and arrived in the number one spot with an estimated $23.5 million in sales.

News, Police Department, Westchester

Police Find Missing Westchester Teen With Autism

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:12 am

Los Angeles police have found a 17-year-old non-verbal autistic boy who disappeared in Westchester while his father was preparing to take a bicycle ride with him.

News, Brentwood, Politics

Hillary Clinton To Speak At Brentwood Democratic Party Fundraiser Tonight

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:08 am

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to speak tonight at a $32,400 per person fundraiser at Brentwood's Tavern restaurant to raise funds for the Democratic Party as it struggles to retain control of the U.S. Senate.

News, Music, Celebrity, Television

Pitbull To Host American Music Awards In November

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:07 am

Pitbull will host the American Music Awards next month for the second year in a row, dick clark productions announced today.

News, Fire Department, Malibu

Malibu House Fire: Person Suffers Minor Injuries Sunday Afternoon

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:04 am

One person was injured in a house fire in Malibu on Sunday. The fire was in the 5000 block of Ramirez Canyon Road and was reported at 1:52 p.m. One person was injured in a house fire in

News, Sports, Police Department, Hockey

Los Angeles Kings Defenseman Slava Voynov Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge

Posted Oct. 20, 2014, 9:02 am

Los Angeles Kings player Slava Voynov was arrested this morning on suspicion of domestic violence and was suspended indefinitely by the National Hockey League.

News, Santa Monica, Pier

Pacific Park Welcomes New Food & Beverage Director

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 9:29 am

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier welcomes Paul Garnica as Food and Beverage Director for the two-acre amusement park.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Columnist

Propositions 45, 48: Two Obvious 'Yes' Votes

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 9:26 am

It’s almost a foregone conclusion that the Proposition 1 water bond on next month’s ballot will pass easily: Every poll shows it with almost a 2-1 lead heading into the vote and the opposition has virtually no money for television commercials.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board of Education Special Board Meeting This Tuesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 9:02 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special meeting this Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 4 pm at the district office: 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Usps

USPS Proposing Relocation Of Marina Del Rey Branch Post Office

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:57 am

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is proposing the relocation of Marina Del Rey Branch Post Office, 4766 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey CA 90292, to a new location that has not yet been determined.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: The Common Sense City

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:49 am

Dear Editor, Every resident in our city has experienced frustration with some aspect or another of the city’s policies. Wonderful as it is, our city can improve in many different ways. What is needed is a common-sense approach, based on solving real-world problems. Some of these are physical and space-related issues. Others are related to the way projects are approved and built. Here are a few items we feel are important.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Deadline Approaches For Los Angeles Voters To Register For Nov. 4 Election

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:42 am

Monday is the deadline for Los Angeles voters to register for the Nov. 4 election. Registration forms can be completed online at www.lavote.net.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Lausd

Ramon Cortines To Assume LAUSD Interim Superintendent Role On Monday

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:39 am

Ramon Cortines will begin his third stint leading the Los Angeles Unified School District Monday as he assumes the role of interim superintendent.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Galaxy To Honor Forward Landon Donovan At MLS Game Today

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:36 am

The Los Angeles Galaxy will honor retiring record-setting forward Landon Donovan today at his final regular-season Major League Soccer game at StubHub Center.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Found Dead In Franklin Canyon Area; Cause Of Death Unknown

Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 8:33 am

A man was found dead Saturday in the Franklin Canyon area near the Hollywood Hills, authorities said.

Susan Cloke, Columnist

Opinion, Election, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Airport: Third Question For City Council Candidates

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:49 am

The Santa Monica City Council members to be elected on Nov. 4, 2014 will be responsible for guiding and shaping the city. Their decisions will affect each of us in practical ways – such as our daily travel in the city; the number of parks we have and how they are used; how we spend the public dollar and the social benefits that can bring; and the image and character of new development in the city.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica

Prop. 46: Voters Decide Who Might Get Rich, Stay Rich

Posted Oct. 18, 2014, 9:47 am

Of all the issues in Proposition 46, an omnibus measure on next month’s ballot aiming to improve patients’ rights in several health care areas, money is the one that counts most.