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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.

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Palihouse Santa Monica is located at 1001 Third Street. Neighbors to the hotel have maintained a vocal opposition since the hotel’s renovation.


Palihouse Neighbor Films Sounds Of Woman Having Sex At Hotel In Residential Neighborhood

From left: Name: Donna. Wearing: Beach tote from Renee Furterer. Works: Salon 626 in Santa Monica; Name: Jackie. Wearing: J.Crew Skirt. On him: Shirt from Express. Spotted: Headed to Sunny Blue on Main; From: Denmark. Wearing: All Saints boots/Vintage belt.

News, Santa Monica, Fashion

Santa Monica The Best Dressed Place In United States?

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 9:40 am

Real estate brokerage site Movoto has published an article on the best dressed suburbs across the USA, ranking Santa Monica as number one out of 140 "suburbs" looked at.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Police Department

Man Riding Against Traffic In Santa Monica Arrested On Theft Charges

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 9:16 am

A 45-year-old man was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 17, after erratic behavior on a bicycle caught the attention of police who then found the man in possession of a stolen drivers’ license as well as a stolen credit card.

Waze is the world's largest community based traffic and navigation app.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Traffic

Does Real-Time Traffic App Waze Jeopardize Lives Of Police Officers?

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 9:09 am

Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck says the real-time traffic app Waze jeopardizes the lives of police officers.


News, Transportation, Lax

Northeast Blizzard Forces 106 Flight Cancellations At LAX

Posted Jan. 27, 2015, 9:02 am

The blizzard in the Northeast led to 106 flight cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport this morning, authorities said.

Santa Monica College's newspaper, The Corsair, has been safely preserved and converted into a more research-friendly digital format.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College Student Newspaper Archives Now Available Digitally

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 10:08 am

Thousands of historic pages of the Santa Monica College newspaper, the Corsair, crumbling and fading with age, have now been safely preserved and converted into a more research-friendly digital format.

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

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Jan. 30

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 10:01 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Jan. 30, in the following locations.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Woman Receives Fright After Finding Burglar In Her Lounge Room

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:58 am

A Santa Monica woman received the fright of her life on Thursday, Jan. 15, after returning home to find a 22-year-old burglar in her lounge room. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out at 4 pm to investigate a report of a residential burglary in the 2500 block of Arizona Ave.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Health, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA's Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center Doctors To Strike In Westwood

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:49 am

Doctors who work at UCLA's Ashe Student Health & Wellness Center and colleagues at three other UC campuses will hold a one-day strike tomorrow to protest what they call unfair labor practices.

Michael Keaton in "Birdman".

News, Awards, Film, Television

SAG Awards In-Depth Recap: Birdman Wins Best Ensemble

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:26 am

"Birdman" capped a golden weekend by winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding ensemble cast tonight, although its star Michael Keaton lost his bid for best actor to Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everything."

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Travel, Weather, Lax

Northeast Blizzard Leads To 73 LAX Flight Cancellations

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:14 am

A blizzard warning in the Northeast today has led to 73 flight cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said.

Latest Santa Monica High School news.

News, Samohi, Health, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Santa Monica High School Freshman Baseball Coach Diagnosed With Measles

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 10:02 am

A Santa Monica High School freshman baseball coach has been diagnosed with measles, but it is unlikely any of the coach’s players have caught the highly contagious virus, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Santa Monica History Museum is located at 1350 7th Street,Santa Monica.

News, Museum, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica History Museum Elects New Board Members

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:42 am

The Santa Monica History Museum's Board of Directors has elected a new chairman: Ricardo Bandini Johnson. Johnson's family has lived in California since 1810. His great-Aunt, Arcadia Bandini de Baker, was the wife of Colonel Robert S. Baker - the man who established Santa Monica in 1875.

Vice President Joe Biden.

News, Video, Vice President

VIDEO: VP Joe Biden's 27 Minute Speech At West Los Angeles College On Friday

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:35 am

Vice President Joe Biden met with students and administrators at West Los Angeles College Friday, touting a presidential proposal to provide two free years of community college by preaching that 12 years of free education is not enough for America in 2015.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Government

Criminal Investigation For California Utility Regulators?

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:28 am

Memo to United States Attorneys in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego: It’s high time you investigate the former president and some current members and officials of the California Public Utilities Commission for things like conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud.

Latest Malibu news.

News, Malibu, Police Department, Ocean

Two Kayakers Rescued Off Malibu After Stiff Winds Blew Them Out To Sea

Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:25 am

Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards in a Baywatch boat located two kayakers in two separate craft, who had been blown in stiff winds out to sea off the coast of Malibu on Saturday.

Vice President Joe Biden talks to two student reporters before a round table discussion at West Los Angeles College, telling them 'Just remember - you gotta stay in school, go to college - you're going to do that right?' Both said yes.

News, Education, Culver City, Vice President

Joe Biden Visits West Los Angeles College, Touts Free Community College Proposal

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 12:56 pm

Vice President Joe Biden met with students and administrators at West Los Angeles College today, touting a presidential proposal to provide two free years of community college by preaching that 12 years of free education is not enough for America in 2015.