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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.

Don't miss the special Pacific Park Ferris wheel light show this Thanksgiving weekend.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Pacific Park's Ferris Wheel To Feature Fall Patterns For Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 9:11 am

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier presents a cornucopia of autumn patterns and colors for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend including orange and green, among others.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Stealing Package From Santa Monica Office Building

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:58 am

Santa Monica police arrested a 44-year-old homeless man on Saturday, Nov. 15 who was caught in the act of stealing a package from an office building.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Mel Brooks To Voice Dracula's Vampire Father In "Hotel Transylvania 2"

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:57 am

Mel Brooks has signed on as the voice of Dracula's vampire father in "Hotel Transylvania 2,'' Sony Pictures Animation announced Wednesday.

News, Malibu, Police Department

Authorities Warn About Phone Scams Regarding Owed Money To IRS

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:53 am

The sheriff's Malibu/Lost Hills Station warned the public Wednesday about phone scams involving claims the recipient owes money to the Internal Revenue Service or has an outstanding arrest warrant for unpaid traffic tickets.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Run On Sunday Schedule For Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:48 am

Government offices, courts, schools, libraries, banks and post offices will be closed today in observance of Thanksgiving.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department

Arrest Total Passes 300 In Los Angeles For Ferguson Protestors Breaking The Law

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:43 am

The arrest total has passed 300, including 130 in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night, as mobile demonstrations against Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black man entered their third day.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica, Gas Prices

Gasoline Prices At Lowest Level For Thanksgiving Since 2009

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:42 am

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County was at its lowest amount on Thanksgiving since 2009, dropping seven-tenths of a cent today to $3.104.

News, Business, Holiday, Santa Monica

Retailers To Open Earliest Ever This Thanksgiving, Led By J.C. Penney At 5 p.m.

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:35 am

Several retailers will have their earliest Thanksgiving openings today in an attempt to satisfy shoppers who want a shorter wait between finishing their turkey dinners and starting to seek Black Friday discounts.

A vigil was held Tuesday night in Santa Monica following the grand jury decision in Ferguson on Monday.

News, Santa Monica, City Hall

Santa Monica Vigil Held Tuesday Night Following Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 1:55 pm

It was held following a grand jury decision's Monday in Ferguson, Missouri not to indict a white Missouri police officer who killed a young, unarmed black man.

Retiring Santa Monica councilman Bob Holbrook (center) with fellow council members Gleam Davis, Tony Vazquez, Terry O'Day, Kevin McKeown, and Pam O'Connor.

News, City Council, Santa Monica

Bob Holbrook Honored At His Final Santa Monica City Council Meeting

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:52 am

Santa Monica’s longest serving council member Bob Holbrook spent his final session as a serving council member Tuesday night, receiving fitting tributes from the community and fellow council members for his 24 years of service.

News, Santa Monica Place, Business, Santa Monica, Busines

Santa Monica Place Retailers To Offer Black Friday Specials, Perks

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:44 am

When Black Friday arrives this Nov. 28, retailers at Santa Monica Place will welcome holiday shoppers to store specials and customer perks.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Exposing Himself To Santa Monica Restaurant Customers

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:41 am

An erratic homeless man was arrested in Santa Monica on Friday, Nov. 14 after exposing himself to diners enjoying lunch at a Santa Monica restaurant.

News, Santa Monica, Television

CBS Tops Prime-Time Ratings For Eighth Victory In Latest Nine-Week TV Season

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:31 am

CBS returned to the top of the prime-time ratings last week after a one-week absence, thanks to the network's usual dominance in scripted programming along with the return of its regular Friday lineup and football.

News, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, Water

Board Of Supervisors Approve Water Rate Increase For Marina del Rey, Malibu

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:29 am

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved five years of water rate increases for Marina del Rey, Malibu and areas of the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys.

News, Los Angeles, Travel, Santa Monica, Lax

3.5 Million Southland Residents Estimated To Travel This Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:24 am

More than 3.5 million Southland residents are traveling during this Thanksgiving holiday, a 3.8 percent increase over last year that the Automobile Club of Southern California attributes to lower gas prices and improved personal finances.

Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Weather

Unseasonably Warm Weather Arrives In L.A. Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:19 am

Unseasonably warm weather will bathe the Southland today and into Thanksgiving, but despite the heat, no red flag wildfire warnings were in force -- thanks to a sharp reduction in wind speeds.

News, Los Angeles, Holiday, Santa Monica, Non Profits

L.A. County Gets Set To Feed Homeless On Thanksgiving At Large Gatherings

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:14 am

Thanksgiving will be marked in Los Angeles County Thursday by large gatherings on Skid Row, the Sunset Strip and in Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley to feed homeless and poor residents and distance races in Burbank and Pasadena.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Police Department

L.A. Arrests Add Up As Protests Continue Following Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:00 am

About 130 people were arrested in downtown Los Angeles overnight amid continuing citywide protests sparked by a grand jury decision not to indict a white Missouri police officer who killed a young, unarmed black man, police said today.

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.