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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.

Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Osterday, an electronics technician and a 1995 Santa Monica High School graduate and Santa Monica, California native is serving aboard the USS Kentucky (SSBN 737)’s Blue Crew.

News, Santa Monica, Military

Navy Petty Officer Daniel Osterday Of Santa Monica Serves Aboard USS Kentucky

Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:44 am

Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Osterday, an electronics technician and a 1995 Santa Monica High School graduate and Santa Monica, California native is serving aboard the USS Kentucky (SSBN 737)’s Blue Crew.

Santa Monica Place welcomed athletes and representatives from Brazil and Romania, as well as City of Santa Monica leadership on Wednesday, July 23.

News, Sports, Video

VIDEO: Special Olympics - Santa Monica Place Hosts Romania, Brazil Delegations

Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:27 am

Santa Monica Place welcomed athletes and representatives from Brazil and Romania, as well as City of Santa Monica leadership on Wednesday, July 23.

Fire Station 59 hosted a Special Olympics visit for the Italian delegation.

News, Sports, Video, Brentwood

VIDEO: Special Olympics - Italian Delegation Visit Fire Station 59 In Brentwood

Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:26 am

Fire Station 59 hosted a Special Olympics visit for the Italian delegation in Brentwood on Wednesday.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested After Snatching Phone From Person On Pier

Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:15 am

A Santa Monica man aged 27 was arrested on Wednesday, July 15, after snatching a phone from a man on the Santa Monica Pier.

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

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, July 31

Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:09 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, July 31 in the following locations.

 'Ant-Man', from Disney and Pixar studios, took in another $24,765,000.

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

Ant-Man Tops Weekend Box Office, Adding $24.7 Million To Its $100M+ Tally

Posted Jul. 26, 2015, 10:36 am

A tiny superhero bested a pack of yellow "villains" to win the North American box office race for the second week in a row, according to projections released today by tracking firm Rentrack.

From right to left: Senator Barbara Boxer, Ed King (Big Blue Bus) and Jeff Bender (Skanska-Rados).

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Politics

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Visits Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 26, 2015, 10:10 am

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) met with Big Blue Bus Director of Transit Services, Ed King, on July 18 in Santa Monica to discuss Big Blue Bus’ (BBB) Expo Integration Plan.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Malibu, Police Department

Sex Offender Arrested In Malibu After Trying To Open Vehicles On PCH

Posted Jul. 26, 2015, 9:28 am

Deputies arrested a 33-year-old registered sex offender and parolee for reportedly trying to open some vehicles parked along Pacific Coast Highway near Leo Carrillo State Beach in Malibu, a sheriff's lieutenant said today.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Time For Sanity In Sanctuary City Policies

Posted Jul. 26, 2015, 9:04 am

There is no need – at least not yet – for total abandonment of the humane aspects of the immigration “sanctuary” laws now on the books in 276 American cities, counties and states. But in the wake of the seemingly random murder of a 32-year-old woman on San Francisco’s touristy Pier 14, not far from the landmark Ferry Building, there is surely a need for new sanity in sanctuary policies.

Several of the Romania Olympic World Games members striking their pose in front of the Romanian Parliament building. They will spend time in Santa Monica before the Special Olympics begin in Los Angeles on July 25.

News, Sports, Santa Monica

Special Olympics World Games Begins Today With Opening Ceremony At Coliseum

Posted Jul. 25, 2015, 9:15 am

The Special Olympics World Games begin today with the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and competition at three sites in what the head of the organizing committee said will be "one of the most inspirational events in sports of all time."

News, Sports, Beach, Surfing

U.S. Open Of Surfing Begins Today In Huntington Beach

Posted Jul. 25, 2015, 9:11 am

Huntington Beach police have much the same game plan this year for the U.S. Open of Surfing, which begins today and runs through Aug. 2, and are hoping security goes as smoothly as last year.

News, Malibu, Earthquake

4.2 Magnitude Earthquake In Inland Empire Felt As Far As Malibu

Posted Jul. 25, 2015, 9:06 am

A predawn 4.2 magnitude earthquake rattled the Inland Empire awake today, and was felt from Malibu to Borrego Springs.

Musicians at Play. Marlboro College. Marlboro, Vermont.

Travel, Santa Monica, Columnist

The Marlboro Music Festival: Rudolf Serkin To Mitsuko Uchida

Posted Jul. 25, 2015, 8:39 am

Three famous European music families – the Serkin, Busch and Moyse families – escaped the horrors of Nazi Germany. They reunited in Marlboro, Vermont in the early 1950’s around the concept of learning music in a family and communal environment.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Politics

Donald Trump As The New Pete Wilson

Posted Jul. 25, 2015, 8:34 am

As Donald Trump, real estate mogul, TV star and Republican presidential candidate, made a whirlwind mid-July trip around the West in his private, blue-painted Boeing 767 jet, it almost seemed like he was trying to sabotage his own party. This was before he went off on the military record of the GOP icon, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.