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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.
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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.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:36 am
With an increase in the number of complaints of tenant harassment in Santa Monica regarding the strong-arm tactics of landlords hoping to get more money from their properties by ousting occupants, Santa Monica City Council passed two motions Tuesday night to increase renters’ rights in affordable housing units.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:34 am
Water is fast becoming an expensive commodity. Santa Monica residents are in for a sharp increase in their utility bills with a rapid rise in water rates scheduled to combat associated rising costs in water provision.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:33 am
Santa Monica Assistant City Manager Elaine Polachek will assume the position of interim City Manager on Feb. 1, 2015 to fill the shoes left by Rod Gould who is retiring at the end of January.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:25 am
The Westside Ballet of Santa Monica is bringing festive delight in the form of the classic “Nutcracker” at the Broad Stage.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:24 am
With the arrival of Hanukkah, followed by Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day, there is likely to be no shortage of calories between the latkes, ham, turkey, and tamales!
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:23 am
The Santa Monica community generously came together on Sunday, Dec. 14, to donate about 8,500 pounds of non-perishable food during Meet Me Under the Fig Tree, a free annual event hosted by Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows and MSD Capital.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:21 am
Released last month on Blu-ray, the 1938 version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has long been a favorite seasonal TV movie.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:18 am
As many of you know I have lived my entire life in service of Santa Monica. I believe in the people of Santa Monica and I am so touched by the generosity of spirit and the compassion I see every day here in my hometown.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:16 am
At the Dec. 12 Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting, the essence of the holiday season was certainly felt from the beginning: the members sang a Hanukkah tune in unison, the spirit of giving materialized in the form of two grants, and the club learned more about a seemingly unfamiliar part of the world.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:15 am
It seems like every holiday season, my stress level triples. This season started out the same way. There are always too many things to carry in from my car. Zoey (my rescue pup) peed on the rug again. There’s a small leak in our roof from the rain.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:14 am
Your New Year’s resolution to lose weight may be made much easier as free copies of “The New Lean For Life” will be given away during each of the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 12-23).
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:13 am
Shan Cretin, General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), will speak and show slides of her September trip to the Gaza strip and surrounding areas this Sunday, Dec. 21.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:02 am
Swedish billionaire Markus Persson, creator of the Minecraft video game, plunked down $70 million for a Beverly Hills mansion and all of its furnishings, it was announced Thursday.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:00 am
An investigation was underway today into a possibly gang- or drug-related shooting in the Beverlywood area of Los Angeles that left one man dead and two others hospitalized, police said.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 8:57 am
The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday dealt two-time All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres in a five-player trade.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 8:53 am
Actor George Clooney says he and his agent circulated a petition in support of Sony after it became the victim of a massive cyberattack and before it cancelled the Christmas Day release of "The Interview," but none of the many entertainment figures who were asked to sign it agreed to do so.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 10:29 am
Crossroads hosted St. Bernard on Tuesday night in basketball with the Santa Monica players finding the visiting team to be a solid competitor.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 9:14 am
Santa Monica police arrested a 37-year-old man on Wednesday, Dec. 3, after the suspect spat on an officer investigating a report of a stolen bicycle.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 9:10 am
Bail was set at $10,000 for a 53-year-old Santa Monica woman on Sunday, Dec. 7, after hoisting her skirt and shirt inside a Rite-Aid store to expose her private parts to staff and customers.
News, Culver City, Sony, Sonu
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:40 am
With the group claiming responsibility for the Sony Pictures Entertainment cyberattack issuing a vague threat against theaters showing "The Interview," some cinema chains decided Wednesday they would not be showing the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:34 am
A nearly three-hour chase of a stolen BMW on Wednesday night that began in North Hollywood, passed through Hollywood and Santa Monica, and ended on Pacific Coast Highway north of Malibu when the suspect stopped and surrendered.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:34 am
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, a vice president of the American Jewish University in Bel-Air, his wife Elana, and their daughter Shira participated in an afternoon Hanukkah reception at the White House today.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:31 am
Nine works of art stolen six years ago in one of the largest art heists in L.A. history have been recovered by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI, it was reported today.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:30 am
Nearly 2.97 million passengers will pass through LAX during the 14-day holiday travel period that starts Friday and ends. Jan. 2, a 4.1 percent increase over last year, airport officials said today.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:28 am
The death toll from the accident involving an allegedly intoxicated driver and a dozen pedestrians leaving a church in Redondo Beach has climbed to three, and nine victims -- including two children -- remain hospitalized, authorities said today.
Posted Dec. 18, 2014, 8:26 am
The Los Angeles Kings will continue their annual toy drive at tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues at Staples Center.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 4:18 pm
Falling rocks struck a vehicle in Malibu today, causing no injuries but prompting a city official to warn motorists of the potential danger from storm-related hillside debris.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 2:26 pm
Three men were shot today -- one fatally -- in what police said may have been a gang- or drug-related crime in the Beverlywood area of Los Angeles.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 10:35 am
Newly elected Santa Monica councilwoman Sue Himmelrich discusses development including a general message to developers looking to add to the area, as well as her thoughts on closing the Santa Monica Airport.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:50 am
Santa Monica Place has announced it will open a new Concierge Lounge on Tuesday, Dec. 23.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:39 am
Joseph Maviglia is a singer-songwriter, poet, and essayist whose work has appeared in journals and media across North America and Europe. His tribute poem jazz dharma was commissioned the the CBC’s The Sunday Edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Alan Ginseberg’s iconic poem "Howl."
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:35 am
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, serving the community since 1944, has announced the selection of Tim Blaylock, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
News, Santa Monica, Pets, Nkla
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:21 am
The NKLA Pet Adoption Center has adoptable dogs and cats from featured NKLA Coalition partners, including Starla and Shiloh.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:14 am
Children's Hospital Los Angeles announced today that its president and CEO is retiring, and a national search will be conducted to find a successor.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:11 am
"7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins confessed to having sexual contact with three girls 20, 32 and 40 years ago, it was reported today.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:09 am
Environmental and community groups, working together as "Friends of Oxford Lagoon," called today for a halt to county plans to cut down 650 trees surrounding a marshy flood basin next to the Marina City Club towers.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:08 am
Two hotel industry groups sued the city of Los Angeles in federal court today challenging the recent passage of a $15.37-per- hour minimum wage for workers at many hotels in the city.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:07 am
The number of potential NFL teams that could move to Los Angeles in 2015 dropped by one today when the San Diego Chargers announced they will again play in Qualcomm Stadium next season.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:05 am
A Los Angeles delegation that included Mayor Eric Garcetti joined three other cities today making final pitches to the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors in Redwood City in hopes of becoming the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:03 am
Health officials are warning beachgoers to stay out of runoff-polluted ocean water, storm drains, creeks and rivers.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:02 am
The second of back-to-back storms kept the Southland wet for a second day today, producing snow in local mountains and high surf along the coast while raising more fears of flash flooding in areas below slopes denuded by wildfires, particularly in the San Gabriel Valley.
Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:01 am
The Los Angeles Clippers will conduct their fourth annual Jewish Heritage Night at tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center, and the team is dubbing the event, "Chanukah with the Clippers."