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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.

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.

Alexander 'Sasha' Gurevich has been named general manager of the New West Symphony.

News, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Appoints Alexander Gurevich As General Manager

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:47 am

The New West Symphony Board of Directors has appointed Alexander Gurevich as general manager of the New West Symphony. Effective immediately, he joins the Symphony staff led by executive director Natalia Staneva.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Announces Detours For Century Boulevard Bridge Demolition

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:37 am

The demolition of the Century Boulevard Bridge near Los Angeles International Airport starts this Friday, July 25 at 8 pm and goes through Monday, July 28 at 6 am.

News, Santa Monica, Box Office

"Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" Triumphs During Second Week Of Screenings

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:33 am

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes triumphed over three new movies this weekend, but the overall box office this summer continued to lag.

News, Malibu, Transportation, Santa Monica

Northbound Kanan-Dume Road In Malibu Closed Until 2pm Today

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:27 am

One of the major roads out of Malibu will be closed today as the city repaves it. Northbound Kanan-Dume Road will be closed at Pacific Coast Highway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, weather permitting, as the realigned lane is repaved.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested In Santa Monica After Trying To Punch Off-Duty Officer

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:21 am

A 33-year-old homeless man picked the wrong person to get aggressive toward in Palisades Park on Wednesday, July 2 – an off duty police officer. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 1500 block of Palisades Park at 5:16 pm on this day in order to respond to a report of a man being assaulted by an intoxicated man.

News, Apb, Santa Monica

Five Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closures Through Friday, July 25

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:16 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, July 25 in the following locations.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Share Expo Service Plan At Community Meeting This Tuesday

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 9:27 am

Santa Monica's transit authority Big Blue Bus will host a series of community workshops to share its proposed Expo service plan. The first meeting will be held this Tuesday.

News, Santa Monica, Pch, Pacific Palisades

Coroner Identifies Woman Killed On Pacific Coast Highway In Pacific Palisades

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 9:11 am

The Coroner's Office today named the person who was killed by a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades Saturday.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

15-Year-Old Boy Falls 30 Feet Off Cliff At Pirate's Cove In Malibu

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 9:07 am

A 15-year-old boy who fell 30 feet off a cliff at Pirate's Cove in Malibu was airlifted to a hospital on Saturday, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Coroner Identifies Santa Monica Woman Killed In Westwood Head-On Collision

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 8:59 am

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene and two people were transported to UCLA Medical Center with injuries after a head-on collision in Westwood, a traffic detective said today.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica

Red Light Camera Fate Now Uncertain In California

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 8:56 am

There are few worse feelings for a driver than receiving a letter purporting to show that person in the act of running a red light.

News, Sports, Soccer, Beach, Santa Monica

Manchester United Squad Takes A Stroll On Santa Monica Beach

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:15 am

What did Manchester United players do soon after touching down in Los Angeles on Friday? If you said visit Santa Monica beach you would be correct.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades

Firefighters Rescue Injured Hiker In Pacific Palisades

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:07 am

Firefighters on Friday rescued a hiker injured in the Pacific Palisades area. The rescuers were sent to the area of Temescal Canyon Road and and Sunset Boulevard shortly after 10 a.m., Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pch

70-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle In Malibu On Pacific Coast Highway

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:03 am

A bicyclist about 70 years old was airlifted to a hospital on Friday after he was struck by a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway.

News, Santa Monica, Pch, Pacific Palisades

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle On Pacific Coast Highway In Pacific Palisades

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 8:55 am

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle today in the Pacific Palisades, and the link between Santa Monica and Malibu was closed for hours.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Election, Santa Monica

Election Focus: Changing Of The Political Guard

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 8:53 am

For a state that has long been a symbol of youth, there’s been a lot of age among California’s preeminent politicians of the last decade. But that began to change in 2012, and the shift accelerated this summer as many of the old guard chose not to brave the “top two” primary system that threatened to expose them to serious intra-party challenges.