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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.

At the dedication ceremony led by the Rev. Karen Schnell, director of spiritual care at UCLA Health, a plaque was unveiled by Richard Azar, executive director of general services at UCLA. The plaque reads: “Lovingly placed by their family and friends, each medallion in this fountain commemorates an individual who gave the gift of life and health to others through organ, eye and tissue donation.”

News, Health, Ucla

UCLA Health Fountain Honors Donors Who, At Time Of Death, Gave Life To Others

Posted Jul. 29, 2015, 9:41 am

Two years ago, Rachel Greenberg of Marina del Rey went out to run a few errands. While she was gone, her husband Glenn suffered a massive brain hemorrhage. He was immediately taken to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where physicians explained he had suffered the worst kind of brain bleed.

On Sunday July 27, 2014, Nick Fagnano, 20, was fatally struck by lightning. On the anniversary of his death, friends and family gathered on Venice Beach to celebrate his life.

News, Venice, Beach

VIDEO: Venice Beach Lightning Strike Victim Nick Fagnano Remembered

Posted Jul. 29, 2015, 9:32 am

On Sunday July 27, 2014, Nick Fagnano, 20, was fatally struck by lightning. On the anniversary of his death, friends and family gathered on Venice Beach to celebrate his life.

A group of women will march topless along the Venice Beach boardwalk on Aug. 23.

News, Venice, Women

Women To March Topless Along Venice Beach Board Walk Next Month

Posted Jul. 29, 2015, 9:23 am

A group of women will march topless along the Venice Beach boardwalk next month as part of an annual call for equal rights for women who want to go bare-breasted in public.

Tony Scott.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Judge Approves $1.25 Million Settlement Agreement Against Estate Of Tony Scott

Posted Jul. 29, 2015, 9:16 am

A probate court judge approved a $1.25 million settlement of a lawsuit filed against the estate of the late director Tony Scott by Creative Artists Agency, court papers obtained Tuesday show.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Ramming Car Into Fence At Santa Monica Airport

Posted Jul. 29, 2015, 9:12 am

A 23-year-old man from Cheviot Hills was arrested on Friday, July 17, after ramming his car into a fence at Santa Monica Airport.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, Pch

Two People On Motorcycle Injured In PCH Collision In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 4:54 pm

Two people on a motorcycle were injured in a collision just before 4 p.m. in the 1150 block of Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Santa Monica Fire Department.

Santa Monica resident Rachel Paul had her yearlong weight loss journey chronicled on the ABC series 'Extreme Weight Loss' on Tuesday night.

News, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Woman Stars On ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" Episode

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 1:46 pm

Losing weight is a challenge that may seem unattainable to some people who set out on the task. However, it’s not entirely impossible, as shown by Santa Monica resident Rachel Paul, whose crucible in burning fat was chronicled in the ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss” on Tuesday night.

Sheila Kuehl.

News, Santa Monica, Board Of Supervisors

28 Pending Applications For Vineyards In Santa Monica Mountains Can Move Forward

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 1:45 pm

Los Aangeles County supervisors today allowed 28 pending applications for vineyards in the Santa Monica Mountains to move forward, while extending a temporary ban on any new or expanded vineyards not already in the application pipeline.

Jose Luis Guillen.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested For Stabbing Man To Death In Hemet

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:44 am

A Santa Monica man was arrested and charged with murder earlier this month after stabbing a man to death in Hemet on July 17.

Santa Monica College student Cinthia Magaña was awarded the 2015 Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship and will transfer to UCLA this fall.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Education, Smc

Santa Monica College Awards 2015 Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship to Cinthia Magaña

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:37 am

Santa Monica College has awarded its third annual Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship to SMC student Cinthia Magaña. The new Tsang Scholar – who has overcome extreme poverty, her undocumented status, and other adverse circumstances to pursue her education – will transfer this fall to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and will receive $15,000 for two years to complete her Bachelor’s Degree.

Santa Monica's North Beach Playground project kicks off with a user survey.

News, Parks, Santa Monica, Youth

Public Input Sought On Santa Monica’s Second Universally Accessible Playground

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:32 am

The City of Santa Monica is kicking off the North Beach Playground project by seeking broad community input that will help shape the design of this new public amenity.

Jordan Wilimovsky of Malibu qualified for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team.

Sports, Malibu, Swimming

Malibu Man Qualifies For 2016 U.S. Olympic Team In Open Water Swimming

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:15 am

Jordan Wilimovsky of Malibu qualified for a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team on Monday by winning the men's 10-kilometer open water swimming race at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Burglar Arrested After Construction Workers Report Suspicious Behavior

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:12 am

Construction workers helped in the arrest of a Santa Monica woman who was seen leaving a home with stolen expensive items on Thursday, July 16.

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.