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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.

Memorial Day 2015.

News, Los Angeles, Holiday

Memorial Day Observances To Be Held Throughout Los Angeles County

Posted May. 25, 2015, 9:48 am

Memorial Day in Los Angeles County today will include removing ivy from a wall at Rosie the Riveter Park in Long Beach that will have a list of the names of the armed forces members who gave their lives in service to the country since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Cops Arrest Homeless Man After Discovering Stolen Laptop

Posted May. 25, 2015, 9:13 am

Santa Monica police arrested a 33-year-old homeless man on Friday, May 15, after discovering he was in possession of a stolen laptop computer while riding illegally on the sidewalk.

Traffic alert! This week's Santa Monica temporary lane closure information.

News, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, May 29

Posted May. 25, 2015, 9:06 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours Monday through Friday, May 29 in the following locations.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Health, Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Pension-Change Measure Inevitable Next Year

Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am

It was inevitable once the number of signatures needed to put a constitutional amendment initiative on the statewide ballot dropped by 300,000 following last fall’s election:

Santa Monica's Dr. Steven Sampson has been named Orthopaedic Honoree, by the Arthritis Foundation, for the Greater Los Angeles 'Walk to Cure Arthritis' on Saturday, May 30 at Exposition Park.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Doctor Named Orthopaedic Honoree For "Walk To Cure Arthritis"

Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am

The Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region, has named Steven Sampson, D.O. the Orthopaedic Honoree for the Greater Los Angeles “Walk to Cure Arthritis”, which takes place on Saturday, May 30 at Exposition Park, South Lawn, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

Anthony Fuller.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Olympic High School History/Science Teacher Promoted To Principal

Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am

Olympic High School has a new principal - Anthony Fuller, a history and science teacher at the school since 2002.

News, Santa Monica, Earthquake

Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake Rattles Again In Baldwin Hills

Posted May. 23, 2015, 10:45 am

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake hit the Baldwin Hills at 10:06 a.m. today, according to an automated report from the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Kevin McKeown.

News, Santa Monica, Politics

Mayor McKeown Elected Vice-Chair Of Westside Cities Council Of Governments

Posted May. 23, 2015, 10:42 am

Santa Monica Mayor and long-serving City Councilmember Kevin McKeown has been elected Vice-Chair of the Westside Cities Council of Governments, a multi-jurisdictional body addressing regional issues including traffic, transit, social services, and sustainability.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Health, Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Vaccinations & Governor Jerry Brown: What Will He Do?

Posted May. 23, 2015, 9:30 am

Now that the state Senate has generally ignored the loud, repeated and unscientific outcries of anti-vaccination crusaders, it’s likely the Assembly will fall into line this summer and pass a law eliminating religious belief as an excuse for not getting children inoculated before they enroll in public schools.

News, Santa Monica, Water

Metropolitan Water District To Consider Increase Budget For Rebates By $350 Million

Posted May. 23, 2015, 9:08 am

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District will consider a proposal next week to add $350 million to its budget to provide rebates and incentives for Southland residents to remove water-guzzling turf and install low-water-use fixtures.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

DA Won't File Case Against Casey Kasem's Widow Over His Care

Posted May. 23, 2015, 8:56 am

Los Angeles County prosecutors declined today to charge radio icon Casey Kasem's widow with abuse or neglect of her late husband.