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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.

Sris Sinnathamby.

News, Venice, Police Department

Update: Venice Beach Hotel Owner Charged With Murder In Connection To Fatal Shooting

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 2:28 pm

The owner of a Venice Beach hotel was charged today with murder in connection with a transient's shooting death during a disturbance.

Latest Santa Monica College news.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

"Labor of Love" Fundraiser for SMC's Art Verge Study Abroad Scholarship at Art's Table Sept. 4-7

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:58 am

Come help Santa Monica College students learn firsthand what it means to be global citizens. All you need to do is enjoy a special meal this Labor Day weekend.

This week on Westside Living Host Chelsea Gilson and Michael Edlen of Coldwell Banker visit a new property that is on the market: 621 Las Palmas Ave.

News, Real Estate, Pacific Palisades

VIDEO: Westside Living – 621 Las Palmas Ave. in Pacific Palisades

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:50 am

This week on Westside Living Host Chelsea Gilson and Michael Edlen of Coldwell Banker Visit a new property that is on the market: 621 Las Palmas Ave. in Pacific Palisades.

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) hosted atwo-day job fair for 300 immediate openings for dozens of positions, including medical care, food preparation, and support staff at the new West Los Angeles Home. CalVet Human Resources staff conducted exam testing, hiring interviews, and workshops.For more information regarding careers at CalVet, visitwww.calvet.ca.gov/jobs or email questions to glavchr@calvet.ca.gov.

News, Veteran Affairs, West Los Angeles

VIDEO: Look Into The West L.A. Veterans Home Job Fair

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:38 am

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) hosted a two-day job fair for 300 immediate openings for dozens of positions, including medical care, food preparation, and support staff at the new West Los Angeles Home. CalVet Human Resources staff conducted exam testing, hiring interviews, and workshops. For more information regarding careers at CalVet, visit www.calvet.ca.gov/jobs or email questions to glavchr@calvet.ca.gov.

Venice Beach has a reputation for being anything but regular and it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd on the boardwalk. The Calypso Tumblers are one of the most popular street performers – Raymond Bartlette and Patrick the Fantastic give a glimpse into their performance philosophy and techniques.

News, Life And Arts, Venice, Video

VIDEO: The Color of Venice – Calypso Tumblers

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:30 am

Venice Beach has a reputation for being anything but regular and it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd on the boardwalk. The Calypso Tumblers are one of the most popular street performers – Raymond Bartlette and Patrick the Fantastic give a glimpse into their performance philosophy and techniques.

Dancer Bianca Blanco and Cesar Garfiaz, Blanco’s dance partner in the upcoming show.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica

Dancer Fuels Passion To Provoke Human Connection

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:19 am

When dancer Bianca Blanco, 34, was a young girl, she described herself as very shy. “I was not good at expressing myself verbally,” she said. “But when I had my first ballet lesson, I felt like I had been set free.”

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica

Heavy Drinking: Intoxicated Employee Showers Police With Saliva

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:06 am

A 23-year-old man was arrested after spitting at Santa Monica police officers on Friday, Aug. 21.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Ucla, Police Department

UCLA Starting Defensive Back Ishmael Adams In Custody On Robbery Charge

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 2:32 pm

UCLA starting defensive back Ishmael Adams was in custody today following his arrest on suspicion of robbery.

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium is on the second floor of Drescher Hall, 1900 Pico Blvd.

News, Smc, John Drescher Planetarium

The Moon, Deep Sky Wonders, More this Fall at SMC's Drescher Planetarium

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 10:14 am

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium is pleased to present its schedule of Fall 2015 shows and special telescope-viewing sessions, which begin on September 11.

Witnesses said someone fired several shots within a group of homeless people at the oceanfront park, a frequent sleeping place for those without shelter.

News, Venice, Police Department

UPDATE: Owner Of Local Hotel Arrested For Venice Shooting

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 9:51 am

The owner of a Venice hotel was in custody today in lieu of $5 million bail in connection with the shooting death of a man in Venice Beach.

Pacific Park's Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier.

News, Apb, Santa Monica Pier

Quick To Punch: Man Punches Out Car Window at Santa Monica Pier

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 9:31 am

A 23-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 23, after smashing a car window with his fist at Santa Monica Pier.

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

Santa Monica, Traffic, Temporary Lane Closures

This Week's Temporary Lane Closures in Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 9:21 am

City of Santa Monica temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Sept. 4, in the following locations.

Latest Santa Monica Public Library news.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Free College-Prep Programs At Santa Monica Public Library In September

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:52 am

Back to school time for teens often means stress about college. The Library can help! They’re offering several college-prep programs at the Main Library and branch libraries throughout the month of September. All programs are free and open to the public.

Vin Scully.

News, Sports, Baseball, Dodgers

Vin Scully: 2016 "Realistically" His Final Season As Dodgers Announcer

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:45 am

Vin Scully said on Saturday that 2016 "realistically" will be his final season as a Los Angeles Dodgers announcer.

'Straight Outta Compton' stays on top of the North American box office.

News, Film, Box Office, Box

Rap Music Flick "Straight Outta Compton" Stays On Top Of Weekend Box Office

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:38 am

North America's moviegoers continue to choose "Straight Outta Compton" as the most-popular movie this weekend, and the rap music flick is again the box office champ.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica

Prop. 47 Looking Like A Well-Intentioned Blunder

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:36 am

The more time goes by since last fall’s passage of the high-minded Proposition 47, the more it begins to look like a well-intentioned mistake.

Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills has been named the fourth home to the Distinguished Speaker Series.

News, Seven Days, Celebrity, Beverly Hills

Southern California’s Largest Speaker Series Is Expanding: Hear From John Cleese, Martha Stewart & More

Posted Aug. 14, 2015, 9:09 am

After 20 years of presenting world renowned and sought-after speakers to sold-out audiences, the Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California is excited to announce its expansion to a fourth location, the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.