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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, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Discount Available On Fall Art Classes At Santa Monica College Comm Ed

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 11:02 am

As registration moves along at a brisk pace for SMC Community Education’s hearty offerings in the Fall Session – which begins Sept. 2 – the program is giving a 10 percent discount on registration for all art classes until Aug. 15.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica Public Library Presents Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:59 am

Santa Monica Public Library welcomes Gloria McMillan for the lecture Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars on Wednesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

News, Santa Monica, Lax, La

Century Crunch Bridge Demolition Continues

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:55 am

The Century Crunch bridge demolition continued on schedule today, with a reopening time dependent on whether the falling bridge has damaged pavement on Century Boulevard east of Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Santa Monica, Film

"Lucy" Tops Weekend Box Office With $44 Million In Sales

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:53 am

"Lucy'' won the herculean battle of the Hollywood box office this weekend, decisively acing out "Hercules.''

News, Santa Monica

Caltrans To Build Bridge For Mountain Lions To Cross Freeway

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:48 am

Caltrans officials plan to build a bridge for mountain lions and other wild animals to cross the Ventura (101) Freeway west of Los Angeles, officials said Saturday.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Police Department, Pch

Pair Struck By Car In Front Of Moonshadows Malibu Restaurant

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:46 am

Two people walked in front of a car and were injured as they left a popular Malibu restaurant early this morning, a sheriff's sergeant said.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Election, Santa Monica

Higher Turnout & Other Fall Election Certainties

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:44 am

Make no mistake, the fall election season began on the evening of June 3, just as soon as the primary election polls closed. But no one has spent much on the election since then, nor has the vast majority of voters focused on any issues to be decided in November.

News, Music, Santa Monica, Pier

Silent Dance Party To Take Place On Santa Monica Pier Every Sunday

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:21 am

Starting this Sunday July 27, the end of the Santa Monica Pier welcomes music lovers and groovers for a silent dance party.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Receives Top 'Aa1' & 'AA' Bond Ratings In San Francisco

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:20 am

After a successful meeting in San Francisco regarding the sale of the district’s first series of Measure “ES” bonds, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has maintained its impressive bond rating of ‘Aa1’ and ‘AA’ from rating agencies, Moody’s Investor Service and Standard & Poor’s, respectively.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Free, Reduced-Price Meal Information For Santa Monica-Malibu Schools

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:16 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District announced on Wednesday its policy for 2014-15 for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Lax

"Century Crunch" Underway Thourgh Monday Morning

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:04 am

The 57-hour closure of a stretch of Century Boulevard is underway as workers tear down an outdated bridge, and continues through 6 a.m. Monday.

News, Business, California, Santa Monica

Albertsons To Buy Safeway - And Its Vons Stores In Southern California

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:01 am

A gigantic supermarket takeover with big impacts in Southern California is headed to federal regulators for approval today, as Albertsons is buying Safeway -- and its Vons stores.

News, Fire Department, Malibu, Santa Monica

12 Year Olds Airlifted From A Cliff In Malibu With Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 8:59 am

A boy and girl were airlifted from a cliff above Tapia Park in Malibu today after they suffered non-life-threatening injuries while hiking with a camp group.

A Black Cormorant on Santa Monica Beach.

Opinion, Election, Santa Monica, Columnist

What Say You? Of Cormorants & Santa Monica City Council Candidates

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 8:51 am

Santa Monica summer at the beach: Surfers, children splashing in the waves, junior lifeguards in training, long distance ocean swimmers in the surf, and runners on the beach paths.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Will History Repeat In Child Immigrant Crisis?

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 8:49 am

For some people familiar with the history of the runup to World War II, there’s a sense of déjà vu in today’s humanitarian crisis along the Mexican border these days, as resistance rises against the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children attempting to enter and stay in the United States.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Metropolitan Transit Authority

Most Expensive Bidder Awarded $1.6B Metro Purple Line Extension Contract

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:59 am

A joint venture of three construction firms was awarded a $1.6 billion contract by the Metro Board of Directors on Thursday to build the first phase of the Metro Purple Line subway extension toward the Westside, despite concerns the venture was by far the most expensive bidder for the project.

News, Real Estate, Santa Monica

James Cameron Sells 703-Acre Coastal Santa Monica Mountains Property

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:56 am

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority announced it closed escrow Thursday on a 703-acre property in the coastal Santa Monica Mountains purchased from Oscar-winning director James Cameron.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Competing City-Backed Santa Moncia Airport Ballot Measure Close To Final

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:55 am

A third time is not always the charm. The Santa Monica City Council inched significantly closer to a ballot initiative to challenge and compete with an aviation-backed measure to determine the future of the Santa Monica Airport (SMO), but a final product is not quite ready.

Santa Monica Councilmember Kevin McKeown turns in his nominating signatures, the first candidate to do so. Receiving the nomination petitions at City Hall was Assistant City Clerk Denise Anderson-Warren.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Kevin McKeown First Person To Qualify For Santa Monica City Council Ballot

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:50 am

The race for the Santa Monica City Council continues to shape up, as incumbent Council member Kevin McKeown became the first candidate to qualify for the Nov. 4 ballot on Monday. Recreation and Parks commissioner Phil Brock became the second candidate to qualify on Wednesday.

A Washington D.C. based environmental advocacy group, who is working with the local group Malibu Unites, alleges the SMMUSD is failing to take the most conservative steps regarding environmental questions at Malibu schools.

News, Health, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

New Testing Reportedly Finds Illegal Levels Of Toxins At Malibu Schools

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:49 am

Two groups urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week to reject a plan reportedly offered by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) to maintain a 15-year status quo after a new round of testing purportedly revealed “illegal levels of a toxic compound dramatically higher than previously reported” at district-operated schools in Malibu.

Tongva Park will host free family events this Saturday from 10 am to noon at the children’s play area and Wednesday from 7-9 pm.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Parks, Santa Monica

Enjoy Two Free Fun Tongva Park Events This Saturday, Wednesday

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:47 am

A family-friendly morning with Tongva and Chumash Native American story-telling and craft workshops will be held this Saturday morning at Tongva Park. The first season of cultural programming for Tongva Park continues Wednesday with an evening community dance with an internationally known salsa band.

The closure zone through Tuesday, Aug. 5.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Metro Begins Full Closure Of 14th Street At Colorado In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 25, 2014, 8:45 am

For the next two weeks, it might be a good idea to avoid Colorado Avenue between 14th Street and downtown Santa Monica, as the Expo Line’s second phase expansion now claims two closed intersections to install rail for the new Metro train service.