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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.

Seven Days, Holiday, Santa Monica, Woodlawn Cemetery

Santa Monica To Celebrate Dias De Los Muertos At Cemetery Saturday, Nov. 1

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:53 am

Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday when family and friends gather to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Where To Find Santa Monica Real-Time Election Results

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:51 am

Election Day is this coming Tuesday, Nov. 4 and real-time election results will be coming in all night long at smvote.org.

News, City Council, Environment, Santa Monica, Water

Santa Monica City Council Dedicates $400K To Water Incentives, Conservation

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:47 am

The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night advanced the City’s call for immediate water conservation and dedicated an additional $400,000 towards incentive and conservation programs.

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

Letter To The Editor: How To Lose Control Of "Our Land"

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:44 am

Dear Editor, The Yes on Measure LC Committee loudly complain that, if voters closed the airport under the terms of Measure D, nothing in that measure directly addresses the development process that would follow.

Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Election, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Why You Should Vote No On Measures H, HH

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:42 am

Dear Editor, According to campaign finance statements on file with the City Clerk, the majority of the funding for the Development Tax, aka H+HH campaign, are developers, their lawyers and architects who will reap financial rewards from the building of new high density low income rental housing projects throughout Santa Monica, primarily North of Wilshire and in Sunset Park.

News, Apb, Police Department

Santa Monica Resident Arrested After Kicking Woman In The Head In Park

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:40 am

A 30-year-old Santa Monica resident was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 18 after kicking a woman in the head for no apparent reason.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

Spirit Airlines Flight Returns To LAX After Reported Bird Strike

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:23 am

A reported bird strike forced a domestic flight from LAX into an extended holding pattern above Los Angeles before it returned to the airport early today.

News, Santa Monica, Television

"The McCarthys'' Premieres On CBS Tonight

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:21 am

"The McCarthys,'' a comedy about a close-knit, sports-crazed Boston family, premieres at 9:30 p.m. tonight on CBS, thanks to a rare second chance from the network's executives.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, West Hollywood, Halloween

Countdown To West Hollywood's 2014 Halloween Carnaval

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 8:48 am

Approximately 500,000 people, many wildly dressed, are expected Friday night for West Hollywood's Halloween Carnaval, billed by organizers as the world's largest Halloween festivity.

News, Health, Ucla, Westwood

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Unionized Nurses Protest Over Ebola

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 8:44 am

A small group of unionized nurses gathered outside Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood on Wednesday saying they want more training and guidelines for handling potential Ebola patients.

Surveillance footage of the robbery suspect.

News, Malibu, Police Department

Authorities Release Footage Of Vons Store Tequila Thief

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 8:38 am

The sheriff's Malibu/Lost Hills Station issued a photo Wednesday night of a man suspected of stealing tequila and personal hygiene products and then walking out of a Vons store in Agoura Hills.

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.