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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.

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, Sports, La Marathon

Registration Opens Today For 2015 LA Marathon

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:50 am

Registration for the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon opens today, giving runners a chance to secure their spot on the starting line for the March 15 race.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Community Operation Tests Whether Santa Monica Alcohol Outlets Card

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:44 am

The Westside Impact Project has announced the results of its second “Recognition and Reminder” operation, during which four out of 12 Santa Monica alcohol outlets failed to ask for identification when a young-looking decoy tried to buy alcohol.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Chorus To Support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:36 am

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Santa Monica Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is proud to announce its support through several public appearances in the month of October where the group will perform the “Mammogram” song.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Reef Check Foundation To Host Gala Fundraising Event Thursday In Santa Monica

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:33 am

Reef Check Foundation, the world’s largest volunteer reef monitoring and conservation organization, will host its gala fundraising event, “Save the Reefs, Save the Oceans” this Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Supervisors Set Aside $20 Million To Treat, Rather Than Jail, Mentally Ill Offenders

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:27 am

The Board of Supervisors agreed on Tuesday to set aside $20 million for diversion programs designed to treat, rather than jail, mentally ill offenders.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

High Heat Returns To Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:21 am

A period of "elevated fire danger" will threaten Southern California from tonight through early next week -- the product of high heat, low humidity and Santa Ana winds spawned by an upper level ridge of high pressure, forecasters said.

News, Sports, Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 Regular Season Tickets Go On Sale Thursday

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:18 am

Individual game tickets for the Los Angeles Lakers 2014-15 regular season will go on sale at 10 am Thursday.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Woman, 29, Arrested On Child Endangerment Charge

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:10 am

On Friday, September 19, at 7:25 pm officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to Grant Elementary School, located at 2368 Pearl Street, in order to investigate a child endangerment and public intoxication report.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, Ocean

Search Underway For Missing Scuba Diver At Catalina Island

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 11:03 am

A report of a scuba diver in Santa Catalina's Emerald Bay yelling "help," then going under, prompted a search today.

News, California, Santa Monica

California Plastic Bag Ban Bill Approved; Bill To Go Into Effect January 2015

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:50 am

Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 270 which will phase out single-use plastic bags in the state of California. The bill was joint authored by Senators Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach).

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Special Education Satisfaction Survey Results Reveal Positive Reviews

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:43 am

A District-wide survey released by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is reporting that parents of students participating in Special Education programs are pleased with ongoing student improvement, teacher relationships and parent involvement opportunities.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu Students, Staff Prepare For Bike It! Walk It! Week

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:29 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) students and staff are getting out their bikes, scooters, skateboards and walking shoes in preparation for Bike It! Walk It! Week next Monday through Friday, Oct. 7-10.

News, Courts, Police Department, West Hollywood

Man Found Guilty Of Killing Three Men In West Hollywood Over Few Pounds Of Pot

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:26 am

A 35-year-old man was found guilty on Monday of killing three men in West Hollywood for a few pounds of pot.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

Two Boats Collide Off Dockweiler State Beach

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:24 am

A search for occupants of two boats that collided off Dockweiler State Beach on Monday has been scaled back, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Gusty Winds, High Heat, Low Humidity To Create Critical Fire Weather Conditions

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:17 am

Gusty northeast winds, high heat and low humidity will create "critical fire weather conditions" in the mountains, forests and valley areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties from Wednesday night through Friday night, according to the National Weather Service.

News, Celebrity, Courts

Judge Denies Casey Kasem Daughter's Request For $160,000 In Attorneys' Fees

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:14 am

A judge on Monday denied a request by one of Casey Kasem's daughters for about $160,000 in attorneys' fees in connection with her initial bid to establish a conservatorship over the late radio icon.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Resident Arrested For Stealing Mail From Mailboxes

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:06 am

On Friday, Sept. 19, at 9:05 am officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 1400 block of Princeton Street in order to investigate a man who was allegedly stealing mail from mailboxes.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

New UCLA Students Hit The Streets To Do Good Deeds

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 10:10 am

About 6,500 new UCLA students are hitting the streets of Los Angeles today to do good deeds.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution Announce City Council Endorsements

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:54 am

Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution has endorsed incumbent Kevin McKeown and Planning Commissioners Richard McKinnon and Sue Himmelrich for Santa Monica City Council following CRAAP's three-hour candidates forum on Sept. 22 that featured 13 of the 14 candidates.

News, Santa Monica, Ladwp

Sunset Boulevard In Holmby Hills Remains Closed After Water Main Rupture

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:52 am

A stretch of Sunset Boulevard in Holmby Hills remained closed today after a 12-inch cast-iron water main ruptured, causing flooding and cutting service to about 12 residents, a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman said.

News, Malibu, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Pch

Jennifer Lopez Rear-Ended By Suspected Drunk Driver In Pickup Truck In Malibu

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:22 am

Actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez were not hurt when their car was rear-ended by a pickup truck piloted by a suspected drunken driver in Malibu Saturday night.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Arrest 73-Year-Old For Elder Abuse

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:08 am

On Friday, Sept. 19, at 11:30 am officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 1000 block of 20th Street in order to investigate a report of elder abuse that also involved domestic violence.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Oct. 3

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:00 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Oct. 3 in the following locations.