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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.

All 14 Santa Monica City Council candidates participated in an election forum Tuesday night at Cross Campus.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Santa Monica Mirror's 2014 City Council Election Forum - Part One

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:54 am

All candidates running for the Santa Monica City Council on Nov. 4 took to the Cross Campus stage Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Santa Monica Mirror's election forum. The 14 candidates are running for three seats on the council.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Halloween

Santa Monica Zombie Crawl Returns For Second Year This Friday

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:52 am

The 2nd annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl will bring out the undead on Halloween night for a chilling bar crawl in the heart of the city this Friday, Oct. 31.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Library, Author

Santa Monica Main Library Presents "An Evening with Michael Connelly" On Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:49 am

Santa Monica Public Library will present "An Evening with Michael Connelly" on Tuesday, Nov, 4 at 7 pm in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Library, Youth

Sneaky Math For Teens & Youth Workshop At Santa Monica Library On Nov. 4

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:44 am

Best-selling "Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things" author Cy Tymony brings his unique, fun, hands-on learning approach to all things math in "Sneaky Math: A Graphic Primer with Projects" to Santa Monica next Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Michael Edlen has helped over 1,000 clients achieve their real estate goals since 1986.

News, Real Estate, Columnist

Holidays & Real Estate – To Sell Or Not To Sell?

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:41 am

Is it a correct observation or a misconception that it is a disadvantage to list your home for sale during the holiday period? Conventional belief has generally been that November and December are the worst months of the year to have a home on the market.

Dr. Sonja Rosen is a board-certified geriatrician with the top-ranked UCLA Geriatrics Program in Santa Monica and Westwood. For more information, call 310.319.4371.

Health, Ucla, Santa Monica

Dispelling Myths About Breast Cancer & Older Women

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:35 am

October is “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and an ideal time to dispel some myths about breast cancer while encouraging all women over 40 – and especially those 65 or older – to get annual mammograms.

News, Los Angeles, Health

Gay Rights Organizations Push For FDA Policy Change

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:28 am

A Southland-based group launched a statewide campaign on Tuesday urging federal officials to end a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who had sex with other men.

News, Los Angeles, Parks, Election

Sierra Club Opposes County Wide Parks Tax Ballot Measure P

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:25 am

The Sierra Club announced its opposition Tuesday to Los Angeles County ballot Measure P, which would levy a $23 annual parcel tax to fund the development of open space, trails and neighborhood parks over the next 30 years.

Sports, Ucla, Football, Education

UCLA Tops USC In Graduating Athletes

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:22 am

Eighty-seven percent of the UCLA athletes who entered the university between 2004 and 2007 graduated within six years of their enrollments, compared to 80 percent who entered cross-town rival USC during the same period, according to statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA.

News, Hotels, Lax

Westin LAX Hotel Workers To Stage One-Day Strike Today

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:18 am

Workers at the Westin LAX Hotel plan to stage a one-day strike today to protest disciplinary measures taken against a housekeeper for failing to spot bedbugs in a room she was assigned to clear, a union official said.

News, Venice, Fire Department

Probe Expands For Extra Space Storage Blaze In Venice

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:13 am

A team from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined the probe into the Venice storage facility fire that injured several firefighters and took more than 14 hours to control.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Why I Support Measures H & HH

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:36 am

Dear Editor: Why I support H & HH. Unlike some of my NE neighbors I support H and HH. Why, when this will mean I, a 33 year resident in Santa Monica, will have to pay considerably more transfer tax when I sell my home?

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

SMC Emeritus College Band To Present Free Concert This Sunday, Nov. 2

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:27 am

The SMC Emeritus College Band will present a concert at 2 pm this Sunday, Nov. 2. The concert will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Letter To The Editor: SMO & The Old North Bridge

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:18 am

Dear Editor, I was born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, the town where the American Revolution began. Maybe it's my attachment to my origins but I can't help but compare the defeat of measure D to Paul Revere's fateful ride and the Old North Bridge where American patriots made their famous stand.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Woman Arrested At Santa Monica Restaurant For Refusing To Pay Bill

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:15 am

Santa Monica police arrested a homeless woman on Saturday, Oct. 18 after this female suspect consumed a meal at a local restaurant then refused to pay.

News, Santa Monica, Television, Cbs

CBS Gives Full-Season Orders To All Four New Dramas

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:07 am

CBS announced Monday it has given full season orders to all four of its new dramas -- "NCIS: New Orleans,'' "Scorpion,'' "Madam Secretary'' and "Stalker.''

News, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA Officials Announce $15 Million "Self-Replenishing Fund" For Energy Projects

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 8:58 am

UCLA officials announced today the creation of a $15 million "self-replenishing fund'' to support energy efficiency projects, such as the installation of motion-sensor light switches to water-saving plumbing fixtures.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Minimum Wage

Economic Development Committee To Discuss L.A. Minimum Wage Increase

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 8:54 am

A Los Angeles City Council committee today will take up a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $13.25 an hour by 2017, as well as the possibility of increasing it to $15.25 an hour by 2019.

Sports, Lakers, Basketball

Preview: Lakers To Face Rockets At Season Opener Tonight

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 8:49 am

The Los Angeles Lakers will open their season tonight with Byron Scott making his debut as their coach as they face the Houston Rockets at Staples Center.

Chp, Roads, Halloween

CHP Issues Halloween Safety Tips For Motorists And Pedestrians

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 10:31 am

California Highway Patrol issues Halloween safety tips for the celebration week.

News, Venice, Fire Department

Eight Firefighters Injured in Venice Storage Area Fire

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 10:01 am

Eight firefighters were injured battling the intense, 14-hour-plus fire at a storage facility in Venice that was finally put out just before 10 am yesterday.

News, Santa Monica, Politics

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky asks Bobby Shriver to Stop Ad Campaign

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 9:54 am

Retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has asked Bobby Shriver to stop using an ad that he says creates the false impression that he has endorsed Shriver over rival Sheila Kuehl in the hotly contested Westside race to fill his seat.

Santa Monica, Events, Lincoln Blvd

Lincoln Blvd. Clean Up Event For Santa Monica, Saturday Nov. 1

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 9:48 am

Lincoln Boulevard Task Force Announces Clean Up Event for Santa Monica, Saturday, November 1.

News, Entertainment, Hollywood Bowl

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga To Perform Together At The Hollywood Bowl

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 9:38 am

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will perform together at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Radio City Music Hall in New York City next year, Live Nation announced today.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Health, Columnist, Hot Flash

Good Vibrations – A New Kind Of Luxury Lifestyle Brand

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 7:51 am

Do you know what a Pocket Rocket is? A Rabbit? A LELO? I do now. The other day, I went with a friend to an adult toy store. An adult toy store – I am whispering now. Just writing this story I’m turning red.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

News, California, Santa Monica

Michael Peevey Departure Not Enough: Clean Out Entire PUC

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 7:46 am

Sighs of relief were audible all around California the other day, when the embattled, disgraced Michael Peevey announced he would not seek reappointment to a third six-year term as president of the powerful California Public Utilities Commission.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested For Grabbing Woman's Buttocks

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 7:44 am

A Santa Monica resident, 37, was arrested on Friday, Oct. 17 after grabbing a woman’s buttocks in public.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Oct. 31

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 7:40 am

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