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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.

News, Dining, Video, Holiday, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Wines To Buy This Thanksgiving According To The Duck Blind On Montana

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 2:28 pm

The Mirror's Barbara Bishop stops by The Duck Blind liquor store in Santa Monica and chats with owner Maurice Shevah about the best wines for turkey. The talk about everything including sparkling, red, white, and dessert wines and what you should buy this Thanksgiving.

Make a resolution to buy local and support Santa Monica businesses.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Residents Encouraged To Buy Local On Small Business Saturday

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:42 am

Buy Local Santa Monica announced today its endorsement of and participation in the fifth annual Small Business Saturday this weekend on Nov. 29.

Camila.

Santa Monica, Pets, Nkla

NKLA Adoption Pets Of The Week: Camila & Gwen

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:38 am

The NKLA Pet Adoption Center has adoptable dogs and cats from featured NKLA Coalition partners, including Camila and Gwen.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police To Step Up Bike, Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:32 am

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) will step up Bike & Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations this Saturday, Nov. 29 with focused enforcement on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

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

News, Real Estate, Santa Monica

Are Holidays A Good Time To Sell Your Home?

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:29 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-December is the worst time of the year to have a home on the market.

News, Police Department, Culver City

High Speed Chase Ends In Culver City; Suspect Arrested After Three-Hour Standoff

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:26 am

A man who led authorities on a chase at speeds of more than 100 mph from Santa Clarita to Culver City barricaded himself on the roof of an apartment building for more than three hours Monday before surrendering.

News, Los Angeles, Music, Celebrity, Courts

L.A. Music Producer Files Lawsuit Against Enrique Iglesias Alleging Unpaid Royalties

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:18 am

Enrique Iglesias was sued today by a music producer who alleges he is owed royalties from songs by the singer.

News, Fire Department, Hollywood

Tire Shop Goes Up In Flames In Hollywood

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:16 am

A powerful fire in a Hollywood tire shop was brought under control in 35 minutes Monday night.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department

Protest Marches Throughout Los Angeles Following Grand Jury Decision In Ferguson

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:07 am

At least two people were arrested after separate protest marches through Los Angeles triggered by the grand jury decision announced in Ferguson, police said today.

News, Police Department, Ladwp

Water Main Ruptures Causing Flooding On Benedict Canyon Drive

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:05 am

A water main ruptured today, causing flooding on Benedict Canyon Drive in the Beverly Glen area.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Counting Complete For 2014 Santa Monica Local Election Races, Ballot Measures

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 3:21 pm

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan announced Monday afternoon the final ballot counting update for the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election.

Video, Fitness, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Santa Monica RunFEST Benefits Santa Monica-Malibu Schools

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 12:25 pm

The 2XU Santa Monica RunFEST invited runners of all levels to participate in friendly competition and family fun at the Santa Monica Pier on Oct. 19. With different distances for every skill level and age group, the event inspired all runners to participate, but it also was a chance to give back to Santa Monica and Malibu schools’ sports programs and student athletes.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, History

Jerry Rubin 20th Anniversary Public Memorial Remembrance Wednesday

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:43 am

Peace activist singers/songwriters Ross Altman, Dennis Davis, and Stephen Longfellow Fiske will each be performing a peace song at the public remembrance and dedicating it to late anti-war activist Jerry Rubin this Wednesday, Nov. 26.

News, Santa Monica

Providence Saint John’s Health Center Part Of Successful Heart Device Trial

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:39 am

The results of a four-year study that included Providence Saint John’s Health Center cardiologists and compared a tiny implant in the heart to oral blood-thinning medication to treat irregular heartbeats were published last week in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Nov. 28

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:32 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Nov. 28 in the following locations.

Hot Flash columnist Barbara Bishop glides at the ICE at Santa Monica rink.

Downtown, Holiday, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

VIDEO: Santa Monica Ice Skating Brings Back Memories Of Childhood

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:27 am

Every holiday season for the past six years, I have passed the Santa Monica ice rink at the corner of 5th and Arizona, determined to skate “this year.” Each year, even though I swore I was going to, I just never got around to it.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Arrest Homeless Man For Assaulting Girlfriend Near Beach

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:19 am

A homeless couple’s argument over a possible pregnancy escalated into a fight that ended with the arrest of the 22-year-old man in the relationship on Monday, Nov. 10.

News, Music, Celebrity

Winners List From 2014 American Music Awards Held Sunday Night

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:06 am

Boy band One Direction and Australian hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea were the big stars at Sunday night's 2014 American Music Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live.

News, Courts, Century City

Century City Man Faces Decades Behind Bars For $3 Million Ponzi Scheme

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:03 am

A Century City man faces the possibility of decades in federal prison when he is sentenced today for running a $3 million Ponzi scheme primarily targeting Iranian Jews living in the Southland.

News, Police Department, Playa Vista

Motorist In Serious Condition After Playa Vista Intersection Collision

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 8:59 am

At least one motorist was hospitalized with serious injuries today following a collision involving several cars at a Playa Vista intersection, authorities said today.

News, Malibu, Ocean

Six Malibu Kayakers Rescued After High Winds Blow Them Mile Out To Sea

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 11:55 am

Six kayakers were blown a mile out to sea, and rescued by squid fishing boat crews, as 50 mile per hour Santa Ana winds cropped up suddenly in Malibu today.

News, Senior, Santa Monica

Local Program Brightens The Holidays For Santa Monica Seniors

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:38 am

This season, many seniors who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior program.

News, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica Conservancy Calls For Preservation Award Nominations

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:33 am

Nominations close in less than a month for the Santa Monica Conservancy awards to individuals and projects that represent exemplary contributions to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board Appoints Two New District Administrators

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:31 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education approved the appointment Dr. Mark Kelly as the new Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Student Services and Bertha Roman as the new Director of Educational Technology for 2014-15.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department

Bighorn Sheep Escapes Los Angeles Zoo, Dies After Being Struck Near Greek Theatre

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:27 am

A bighorn sheep escaped from the Los Angeles Zoo Saturday and died after it was apparently struck by a hit-and-run vehicle near the Greek Theatre, authorities said.

Sports, Ucla, Football, Usc

UCLA Quarterback Brett Hundley Throws 326 Yards In 38-20 Win Against USC

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:21 am

Brett Hundley threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a fourth score as UCLA defeated USC 38-20 at the Rose Bowl today, the Bruins' third consecutive victory over their crosstown rival.

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

"Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1" Opens With $123 Million In Domestic Sales

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:16 am

"The Hunger Game'' sequel opened with a gigantic $123 million in estimated domestic sales this weekend, according to studio estimates.

News, Ucla, Police Department, Pasadena, Usc

26 Arrests At Saturday's UCLA-USC Football Game

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:12 am

Police made 26 arrests at Saturday's UCLA-USC football game at the Rose Bowl, but just one for a felony, drug possession, police said.

News, Transportation, Politics

PCH Overpass To Be Dedicated In Memory Of State Senator Jenny Oropeza

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:07 am

An overcrossing for a bridge on Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington will be dedicated in memory of Sen. Jenny Oropeza Monday.

News, Football, Pasadena

2015 Rose Parade Organizers Invite Public To Submit "Inspiring Stories"

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:02 am

Underscoring the theme of the 2015 Rose Parade, pageant organizers invited the public to submit "inspiring stories,'' which automatically will be entered into a sweepstakes that offers a grand prize of a VIP trip for two to the Jan. 1 parade and first College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl.

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Education

Will UC At Last Face Up To Out-Of-State Student Dilemma?

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:01 am

It’s a dilemma that University of California officials have long refused to confront, but one they may soon have to face: How many foreign and out-of-state students can UC absorb and still fulfill its mission of providing an elite education for the very best California high school graduates?

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Government

Key Pension Question Unanswered In Stockton Ruling

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:00 am

Politicians and public employees drawing pensions had high hopes they would get clarity on a key question from the federal bankruptcy judge presiding over the city of Stockton’s ongoing attempt to regain its financial health.