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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.

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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.

Extensions are done lash-by-lash for the best results, and the process takes about 90 minutes to complete on the first visit.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

VIDEO: Hot Flash Universe – Eyelash Extensions

Posted Oct. 4, 2015, 6:00 am

This week on Hot Flash Universe host Barbara Bishop gets new lashes.

The latest Third Street Promenade news.

News, Apb, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

Homeless Man Steals Hundreds of Dollars of Merchandise at Third Street Promenade

Posted Oct. 4, 2015, 6:00 am

A homeless man was arrested on Friday, Sept. 26, after being caught stealing $369 worth of merchandise from two stores on Third Street Promenade.

Santa Monica’s Urban Forester Matthew Wells says underperforming trees do not provide the same benefits as those that are healthy.

News, Santa Monica, Drought

Surviving The Drought: How to Maintain Trees for Cleaner Air, Higher Property Value, Energy Reduction

Posted Oct. 4, 2015, 6:00 am

Santa Monica’s Recreation and Parks Commissioner Phil Brock says the city’s ability to maintain trees during the drought has provided numerous benefits to residents.

Poster for David McMillan's "Watching O.J."

News, Santa Monica, Anniversary

Santa Monica Playwright’s “Watching O.J.” Opens On Verdict’s 20th Anniversary

Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 8:00 pm

David McMillan remembers the confusion he felt when O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder 20 years ago today, ending the “Trial of the Century” that became a touchstone for race relations in America.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

29-Year-Old Caught With Fake ID in 2500 block of Idaho Ave.

Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 11:35 am

A suspicious acting Los Angeles man was arrested in Santa Monica on Thursday, Sept. 24, after being found in possession of a fake California identification card.

The Georgian will convert its downstairs speakeasy into a restaurant and more liquor will be able to be served in its lobby.

News, Santa Monica, Hospitality

Historic Hotel Granted Changes To Add More Drinking, Dining

Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 11:27 am

The biggest change from past years is that now the Georgian will soon be even more accessible to locals and tourists who want to eat and drink at the famous hotel.

From left: Iao Katagiri, Nat Trives, Lois Green (President, Yo San University), Speaker Dr. Daoshing Ni (Co-founder, Yo San University) Tom Larmore, Barbara Browning, Kathy Fergen, and Grace Cheng Braun (President and CEO, WISE

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Yo San University: Acupuncture In Today’s Medical World

Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 11:23 am

Dr. Dao Shing Ni has never taken an aspirin or ibuprofen in his life.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

Santa Monica Man, 47, Randomly Attacks Man on Bench In Front of Officer

Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 11:19 am

A 47-year-old Santa Monica man had to be tasseled before being arrested on Thursday, Sept. 24, after randomly attacking a person on a bench in front of a passing police officer.

Video production student Rocio Amaya attend the Portfolio Show at Art Institute of California – Los Angeles.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Education, Arts

Visual Art School Students Get The Chance To Show Their Skills

Posted Oct. 2, 2015, 6:00 am

Trying to stand out in a competitive job market today can be difficult. But students at the prestigious Art Institute of California – Los Angeles in Santa Monica got the chance to show off their creative skills to professionals during a unique and fascinating “Portfolio Show.”

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, Santa Monica, Education, Latinos

Latino Education Gap, Dropout Rates A Big Problem

Posted Oct. 2, 2015, 6:00 am

But the biggest problem this state faces as it looks to the future may be the fate of the children belonging to its single largest ethnic group.

Latest news on water.

News, Santa Monica, Water, Drought

Santa Monica Residents Cut Water Use by 20 Percent in August

Posted Oct. 2, 2015, 6:00 am

In Santa Monica, residents cut their water use by 20.7 percent in August, ahead of the 16 percent target imposed by the state and roughly on par with its 20 percent target.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

Man Arrested With Burglary Tools on California Ave. in Santa Monica

Posted Oct. 2, 2015, 6:00 am

A 44-year-old Modesto man was arrested Thursday, Sept. 24, after being found in possession of drug paraphernalia and burglary tools.