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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.

Pilou Asbæk as Commander Pedersen with Dar Salim as second in command Najib Bisma.

Film, Oscars, The War

At The Movies: "At War" - Denmark's 2015 Submission for Best Foreign Language Oscar

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 11:02 am

“A War,” written and directed by Tobias Lindholm, is a brilliant, visceral, heart-thumping look at the realities of war as experienced by a troop of Danish infantry soldiers stationed in a remote Afghan province. T

“Depending on the Ice Chest.” Art by Kenton Nelson

News, Santa Monica, Film, Laemmle

Laemmle Brings an Edge to Art House Film

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 10:59 am

After an almost two-year renovation, Santa Monica’s historic Laemmle cinemas have reopened their doors, showing off more than a flashy coat of paint.

Julian Wasser: Duchamp in Pasadena Redux

News, Bergamot Station, Art, Things To Do

Saturday Art: Julian Wasser: Duchamp in Pasadena Redux at Bergmot

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 10:52 am

A new exhibition at Bergamot Station is offering a rare glimpse into art history, revealing the meticulous documentation of a 1963 Duchamp exhibition, captured by a young photographer at the time.

Laptop Body Health

News, Health, Laptop

Is Your Laptop a Pain in the Neck? Our Expert Tami Peavy Saves Your Back (Video)

Posted Feb. 12, 2016, 10:50 am

We are all guilty of curling up in our bed, or on our couch, with our laptops to answer a few emails or do a quick search. Then before we know it, we have been hovering over our screen for a couple of hours. When we go to move, our neck and shoulders feel stiff or painful. We might even feel as if a nerve is pinched in our neck shooting pain into the shoulder.

On January 30, 19 sixth graders from Carlthorp School in Santa Monica had the opportunity to fly to Des Moines, Iowa to experience the once in a lifetime trip of witnessing the Iowa Caucus.

News, Politics, Iowa, Kidunity

Santa Monica KidUnity Students Report Back From Iowa

Posted Feb. 12, 2016, 10:37 am

A group of budding Santa Monica student reporters has recently returned from a trip of a lifetime – attending the caucuses in Iowa. They filed this report.

A worker finishes painting

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Joslyn Park Mural Painted Over - Historical Plaque to be Relocated

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 12:04 pm

Santa Monica City is completing work to paint over a mural in Joslyn Park by Art Mortimer as part of repairs to the park retaining wall. A plaque dedicated to the memory and community work of Ocean Park resident Valerie Nordstrom Barnard will be removed from the stair wall and installed in a new location within the park.

Puppy Love

News, Pets, Nkla, Love

Ditch the Roses this Valentine's Day

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 11:52 am

Looking for love that lasts? Statistics show that being “consciously coupled” is often fraught with failure. Instead of roses this year, how about a playful pooch?

President Obama's motorcade will shut down major streets across Los Angeles.

News, Traffic, Obama

Traffic: President Obama is Arriving - Road Closures

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 9:26 am

With President Barack Obama set to visit the Southland today, motorists in select parts of town should anticipate traffic delays to accommodate the presidential motorcade.

News, Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium, Letter To The Editor

Letter to the Editor: Civic Center Debate from John Cyrus Smith

Posted Feb. 8, 2016, 12:21 pm

Letter to the Editor: Civic Center Debate from John C. Smith, Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commissioner