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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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LOBSTER TRIVIA: See the answer to how many tourists visit Santa Monica annually.

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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.

The 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck two miles east-northeast of Marina Del Rey at 9:55 p.m. Friday.

News, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Earthquake

Prelim 2.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Marina Del Rey

Posted Sep. 4, 2015, 10:02 pm

A preliminary magnitude-2.7 earthquake struck near Marina del Rey tonight, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.

The man was found about 6:20 p.m. Thursday off the 1900 block of Ocean Front Walk and taken from the water in cardiac arrest.

News, Venice, Ocean

Swimmer Dies After Being Pulled From Surf At Venice Beach

Posted Sep. 4, 2015, 10:05 am

A 28-year-old man died Thursday night after being pulled from the surf in Venice, NBC4 reported.

Photograph by Tony Gleaton. Printed with permission of Lisa Gleaton.

Life And Arts, Opinion, Obituary, Santa Monica

Tony Gleaton: Artist, American Patriot, Beloved Friend

Posted Sep. 4, 2015, 9:41 am

A brilliant thinker, Tony Gleaton (Aug. 4, 1948-Aug. 14, 2015) created a singular life pursuing the visual expression of what it means to be human.

Speaker Jay Link, Ph.D., bestowed the secrets to a fruitful and affair-proof marriage to Rotarians Aug. 28.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

An Emotional Wellness Expert Reveals the Secret to a Successful Marriage

Posted Sep. 4, 2015, 9:37 am

Dr. J. Zink’s mission Aug. 28 was to improve the quality of love among Santa Monica Rotarians by distilling 42 years as a marriage therapist into a 35-minute talk.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department, Dui Checkpoint

Santa Monica DUI Checkpoint Set Tonight

Posted Sep. 4, 2015, 9:34 am

The Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint tonight, Sept. 4. It will be held at an undisclosed location within city limits. The operation will take place between the hours of 7 pm and 3 am.

Wimbledon tightened its dress code because of Gussy Moran. She is remembered with the renaming of a tennis court at Reed Park in Santa Monica.

News, Sports, Holiday, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Open Will Draw Top Adult Tennis Players This Labor Day Weekend

Posted Sep. 4, 2015, 9:28 am

Labor Day weekend is always a big one for sports fans, and this weekend will be no different. Tennis fans can check out the 86th annual Santa Monica Open being held at Reed Park on September 5-7.

If the City Council approves the final ordinance, Los Angeles would join Santa Monica in legalizing so-called "backyard" or "urban" beekeeping. The hobby also is allowed in other urban areas such as New York City and Denver.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Bees

Los Angeles Could Join Santa Monica in Legalizing 'Urban Beekeeping'

Posted Sep. 3, 2015, 9:49 am

A proposal to allow backyard beekeeping in Los Angeles cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, with the Los Angeles City Council instructing city attorneys prepare a final ordinance to allow the activity.

Acupuncture services and more at Yo San University Community Clinic.

News, Life And Arts, Health, Video, Santa Monica

WATCH: Acupuncture Services And More At Yo San University Community Clinic

Posted Sep. 3, 2015, 9:37 am

Yo San University is a private, non-profit university that educates students to become exceptional practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Taoist healing arts.

Santa Monica Police are seeking help with information about Equonne Howard's crimes.

News, Santa Monica, Crimes, Santa Monica Police Department

SMPD Arrest Man Linked to Verizon Burglary, False Reports, IED

Posted Sep. 3, 2015, 9:15 am

Based on investigative leads and evidence developed by Santa Monica Police Detectives and the Santa Monica Police Department’s Forensics Unit, the false report calls, the commercial burglary, and the placement of the destructive device were linked and traced back to suspect Howard.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica Apb

Alleged Hate Crime Occurs Early Morning on Santa Monica Beach

Posted Sep. 3, 2015, 9:04 am

A 32-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested and charged with hate crime battery on Monday, Aug. 24, after punching a man at the beach in the face.

Thyme Cafe and Market at 1630 Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Wine, Dine & Support WFHC At Thyme Café & Market On Thursday

Posted Sep. 2, 2015, 10:00 am

Thyme Café and Market and Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) will throw Buy Local, Give Local pre-event this Thursday, Sept. 3.

Latest DUI checkpoint news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica DUI Checkpoint Set To Take Place Friday, Sept. 4

Posted Sep. 2, 2015, 9:57 am

The Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at an undisclosed location within city limits. The operation will take place between the hours of 7 pm and 3 am.

This week on Brock On Your Block, host Phil Brock speaks with members of the Santa Monica Breakfast Club.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Brock On Your Block

VIDEO - Brock On Your Block: Santa Monica Breakfast Club

Posted Sep. 2, 2015, 9:54 am

This week on Brock On Your Block, host Phil Brock speaks with members of the Santa Monica Breakfast Club.

L.A. is looking to increase the number of allowed indoor cats from three to five.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pets

Did You Know Santa Monica Has No Limit On Number Of Indoor Cats? L.A. Looks To Change Its Law

Posted Sep. 2, 2015, 9:47 am

Did you know Santa Monica has no limit on the number of indoor cats per household? It along with San Diego and other municipalities have no limits, but in Los Angeles the current number is three.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested After Punching Partner During Fight Over Their Dog

Posted Sep. 2, 2015, 9:16 am

A 47-year-old Santa Monica man was arrested and charged with domestic violence on Monday, Aug. 24 after punching his partner.