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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.

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica partnered with Vision to Learn to help bring gift of clear sight to the children at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Boys And Girls Club, Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Santa Monica Partners With Vision To Learn

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:35 am

Rotary Club of Santa Monica earlier this month partnered with Vision to Learn to help bring gift of clear sight to the children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Vigil Held For Venice Beach Lightning Strike Victim Nick Fagnano

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:28 am

A 56-year-old lifeguard hospitalized after lightning struck the water near the Venice pier Sunday, killing a 20-year-old man, was improving at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center today.

News, Environment, Santa Monica

Board Of Supervisors Vote To Help Fund Purchase Of Critical Wildlife Habitat

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:26 am

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to help fund the acquisition of 74 acres in Agua Dulce as part of a critical wildlife corridor connecting two major sections of the Angeles National Forest.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Arrest Hollywood Man, 23, For Stealing Wallet, Galaxy S5

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:23 am

A 23-year-old Hollywood man was arrested on Saturday, July 19 after an attempted bicycle theft caught the eye of Santa Monica police and when searched, found in possession of a stolen wallet and Samsung Galaxy S5 cell phone.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

Sunset Boulevard Near UCLA To Remain Closed Following Ruptured Pipe, Mass Flooding

Posted Jul. 30, 2014, 9:18 am

A stretch of Sunset Boulevard near UCLA will remain closed today as repairs continue to damage caused by the rupture of a 93-year-old 30-inch-diameter water main that sent an estimated 8 million to 10 million gallons cascading down the street and into the campus.

News, Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

A Mid-Summer Safety Reminder From UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 10:01 am

Summer is now in full swing – and a perfect time to remind families to make sure they’re doing all they can to enjoy a summer that’s safe and healthy.

News, Business, Santa Monica

TrueCar To Relocate Headquarters To 1401 Ocean Avenue In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 9:09 am

TrueCar, Inc., the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform, has announced that it has signed a long-term lease for approximately 33,700 square feet of office space at 1401 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

Missing Malibu Man, 73, Found By His Family At A Motel

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 9:03 am

A man who had been missing since last week was found by his family at a motel in the San Fernando Valley, authorities said today.

News, Venice, Health, Santa Monica

Thunderstorm Safety Do's & Don'ts Following Fatal Venice Lightning Strike

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 9:00 am

With thunderstorms still possible in the Southland, and in the aftermath of a fatal lightning strike at Venice Beach on Sunday, county officials have issued a series of storm safety tips.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested For Attacking Person On Third Street Promenade

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 8:56 am

Santa Monica police arrested a 20-year-old local resident on Saturday, July 19 after attacking a person on the Third Street Promenade for no apparent reason.

News, Santa Monica, Politics

Santa Monica Democratic Club To Meet Wednesday On Healthcare Initiatives

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:27 am

The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a discussion of the upcoming election Healthcare Initiatives this Wednesday, July 30.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Six Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Aug. 1

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:18 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Aug. 1 in the following locations.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Lax

Century Crunch Bridge Demolition Completed Ahead Of Schedule

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:15 am

The Century Crunch bridge demolition was completed today, 4 1/2 hours ahead of schedule, and the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards was reopened at 1:30 a.m, a Metro official said.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

Sheriff's Department Seek Public's Help Locating Missing Elderly Malibu Man

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:12 am

The sheriff's department asked for the public's help today in locating a 73-year-old man who was last seen in Reseda Friday and who might be trying to get home to the Malibu area.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Couple File Negligence Suit Against City Following 2013 Venice Boardwalk Rampage

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:07 am

A woman and her boyfriend who were injured after being struck by a car that plowed through people on Venice's Ocean Front Walk last year -- the same incident in which a 32-year-old Italian woman was killed - - filed a negligence suit against the city of Los Angeles.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Coroner Identifies Man Killed By Lightning Strike At Venice Beach

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:02 am

A man was in critical condition today and several others were in fair condition following rare lightning strikes at Venice Beach, where a 20-year-old man was killed.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Arrest Palmdale Man For Possessing Burglary Tools

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 8:59 am

A suspicious acting Palmdale man was arrested in Santa Monica on Wednesday, July 18 after being caught with burglary tools and lying about his identity.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Lightning Kills 20-Year-Old Man In Venice Beach, Nine Other People Injured

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 9:38 pm

Lightning strikes in Los Angeles County killed a 20-year-old man in Venice Beach today and injured nine other people, one of them critically, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Discount Available On Fall Art Classes At Santa Monica College Comm Ed

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 11:02 am

As registration moves along at a brisk pace for SMC Community Education’s hearty offerings in the Fall Session – which begins Sept. 2 – the program is giving a 10 percent discount on registration for all art classes until Aug. 15.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Presents Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:59 am

Santa Monica Public Library welcomes Gloria McMillan for the lecture Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

News, Santa Monica, Lax, La

Century Crunch Bridge Demolition Continues

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:55 am

The Century Crunch bridge demolition continued on schedule today, with a reopening time dependent on whether the falling bridge has damaged pavement on Century Boulevard east of Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Santa Monica, Film

"Lucy" Tops Weekend Box Office With $44 Million In Sales

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:53 am

"Lucy'' won the herculean battle of the Hollywood box office this weekend, decisively acing out "Hercules.''

News, Santa Monica

Caltrans To Build Bridge For Mountain Lions To Cross Freeway

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:48 am

Caltrans officials plan to build a bridge for mountain lions and other wild animals to cross the Ventura (101) Freeway west of Los Angeles, officials said Saturday.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Police Department, Pch

Pair Struck By Car In Front Of Moonshadows Malibu Restaurant

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:46 am

Two people walked in front of a car and were injured as they left a popular Malibu restaurant early this morning, a sheriff's sergeant said.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Election, Santa Monica

Higher Turnout & Other Fall Election Certainties

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:44 am

Make no mistake, the fall election season began on the evening of June 3, just as soon as the primary election polls closed. But no one has spent much on the election since then, nor has the vast majority of voters focused on any issues to be decided in November.