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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.

The  Los Angeles chapter of A New PATH is demanding greater access to Naloxone for overdose prevention and to eliminate the stigma by treating drug overdoses like any other medical emergency.

News, Health, Santa Monica

International Overdose Awareness Day March This Sunday In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:32 am

As part of the 14th annual International Overdose Awareness Day this Sunday, Aug. 31, a march will be held in Santa Monica through the streets and Beachfront Walk.

Benjamin Kay says he comes across the same single-use culprits in the ocean: plastic films/wrappers, grocery store bags, and balloons that look like jellyfish, which he collects one to two times a week when he surfs off Bay Street.

News, California, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay-Backed Plastic Bag Ban Bill Passes Both Houses Of Legislature

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:26 am

Sending a powerful message nationally that the plastic pollution plague can be abated, California state legislators on Friday night approved landmark legislation that bans the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies statewide.

Donations have come pouring in for the 'Hav A Sole' movement that is helping homeless people receive lightly worn unwanted shoes.

News, Santa Monica, Homelessness

"Hav A Sole" Helps Homeless With Lightly Worn Shoes From The Community

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:11 am

In a world where all we see on the news is kids getting high or even shot, I wish people could see what I see, when I look at my son, Rikki, and all his friends.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Lax

LAX Meth Case: British Gay Porn Star "Bruno Knight" Pleads Guilty

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:05 am

A British gay porn star busted at Los Angeles International Airport after he was found attempting to smuggle a half-pound of crystal meth in his body pleaded guilty on Friday to a federal drug possession charge.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pch

Eight People Injured In Big Collision On Pacific Coast Highway In Malibu

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:02 am

Eight people were injured, including three who required hospitalization, in a three-vehicle collision in Malibu on Friday night that caused closure of a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in both directions.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Government

Signs Indicate California Recovery Will Last

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 8:55 am

There are still skeptics who maintain the California economy remains in recession, that talk of economic recovery amounts to whistling past the proverbial graveyard when unemployment remains above 7 per cent.

Dr. Harry Cynamon.

Health, Santa Monica, Chla

What Happens When A Child’s Stomachache Won’t Go Away?

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 10:09 am

Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome can be debilitating for kids and teens, but treatment is not ‘one-size fits all.’

Police say missing Hollywood man Bobby Tally, 48, and has a traumatic brain injury.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Missing Hollywood Man Last Seen In Santa Monica On Monday

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:15 am

Police are seeking the public's help in locating a 48-year-old man with a traumatic brain injury who left his home in Hollywood earlier this week and was last seen later the same day at a Starbucks in Santa Monica.

Len Lanzi (VP-Programs), Allison Hastings, Carole Sarian (both guests of the speakers), Bill Watkins (speaker), Stacy Swanson (guest of speaker), Tim Gallagher (speaker), Matthew Fienup (colleague of Bill Watkins).

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Welcomes Honolulu Rotarian

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:11 am

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica held its weekly meeting on Friday, Aug. 22 at the Riviera Country Club with the spotlight on its major fundraising event, the upcoming Wine & Jazz Festival.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

St. John’s Malpractice Trial Continues This Week

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:07 am

A civil trial against St. John’s Hospital and Health Center continues into its second week at the Santa Monica Courthouse.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport

Court Dismisses Anti-Santa Monica Airport Lawsuit

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:04 am

A lawsuit filed last week on behalf of those who want Santa Monica Airport (SMO) shut down or limited in its operation was dismissed, meaning a pro-airport ballot initiative will be allowed to be presented to voters in the upcoming Nov. 4 election.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Ocean

Venice Man Pulled From High Surf Thursday Without A Pulse

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:01 am

A 27-year-old man was pulled from high surf in Venice on Thursday without a pulse. Rescuers administered CPR and restarted his pulse as he was taken to a hospital, where he arrived in grave condition, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department, which responded along with Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Ocean

Authorities Identify Malibu Surfer Who Died In High Surf On Tuesday

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 8:59 am

A surfer who was found floating in the Pacific Ocean in Malibu and pronounced dead at a hospital was identified Thursday by the coroner's office as 54-year-old Silverio Rafanan Laconsay of Los Angeles.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

High Surf Advisory To Remain In Force Until Tonight

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 8:56 am

High Surf will batter the Southern California coast one more day today.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Compton Man Arrested In Santa Monica Parking Lot For Possessing Illegal Items

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:26 am

A 22-year-old Compton man was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 16 after Santa Monica police officers found the suspect in possession of a weapon, alcohol, and marijuana in public.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

National Weather Service Says High Surf Most Significant Swell Since 1996

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:08 am

What the National Weather Service calls "damaging high surf, very strong rip currents and minor coastal flooding" were forecast in Southern California today as a result of huge swells generated by Tropical Storm Marie even though it is no longer a hurricane.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Detectives Seek Help Identifying Suspects In Venice Boardwalk Brawl

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:04 am

Los Angeles police asked for the public's help in identifying several men recorded on video while fighting on Oceanfront Walk in Venice.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

House In Malibu In Danger Of Collapse Due To High Surf

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:01 am

A house in Sycamore Canyon in Malibu was in imminent danger of collapse on Wednesday night because of the high surf pounding Malibu, according to a broadcast report.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pch

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle On Pacific Coast Highway In Malibu

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:00 am

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Malibu and critically injured, authorities said today.