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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 presents Westside TV, the easiest way to get local news, entertainment and all things on the Westside. Coming 2014.

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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.

News, Venice, Police Department

Second Arrest Made In Fatal Venice Shooting

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 3:38 pm

Los Angeles police today announced the arrest of the suspected gunman charged, along with a Venice Beach hotel owner, in a transient's shooting death during a disturbance. Francisco Guzman, 28, was arrested about 9:55 a.m. Monday by the FBI- LAPD Fugitive Task Force and jailed in lieu of $3 million bail in connection with the killing.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Steve Stajich, Guns, Recycling

Recycling & Guns: A Possible Similarity

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 6:00 am

Every new mass shooting brings with it speculation about mental health, to some extent because the media just can’t seem to accept that those dead from guns are dead from guns. But am I missing something?

Vitamin IV Drops?

Health, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

Hot Flash: Vitamin IV Drops To Achieve Wellness?

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 6:00 am

They say that Vitamin IV drips (yes, IVs) are the modern day way to boost your immune system, fight stress at a cellular level, and help you live life to the fullest.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Police Department

Naked Homeless Woman Steals GoPro at Santa Monica Beach

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 6:00 am

A half-naked woman was arrested at Santa Monica Beach on Thursday, Oct. 1, after stealing a GoPro camera and other belongings from beachgoers.

El Niño Week promises to have more bite than Shark Week. So sign up now for events and make sure you check Heal The Bay’s website and social media channels for regular updates throughout the week. It all starts this Sunday!

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay, Coastal Commission, El Niño

Heal the Bay's El Niño Week Storms In

Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 6:00 am

El Niño is coming, right?

State Senator Ben Allen represents Santa Monica and much of the Westside in his 26th District.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Senate, Ben Allen

Senator Ben Allen's Signed Alzheimer’s Bill To Boost Early Diagnosis

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:59 am

Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) that will improve diagnosis, treatment and care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

An orca at SeaWorld.

Santa Monica, Seaworld, California Coastal Commission

California Coastal Commission To Consider SeaWorld's Orca Tank Development

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:36 am

A controversial plan by SeaWorld San Diego to expand its killer whale tanks is scheduled to be considered today by the California Coastal Commission.


News, Marina Del Rey, Ocean, Diving, Santa Monica Bay

Santa Monica Bay Diver Rescued From The Bends

Posted Oct. 8, 2015, 9:32 am

A scuba diver was rescued this morning after he became stricken off Marina del Rey.

Marlene Pinnock was captured on cellphone video being beaten by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway and reached a $1.5 million settlement with the department.

News, Santa Monica, Chp, Santa Monica Freeway

Woman Beaten By CHP Officer Arrested Again On Same Santa Monica Freeway

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 10:52 am

A woman whose 2014 beating at the hands of a California Highway Patrol officer along the Santa Monica (10) Freeway sparked outrage and lawsuits was taken into custody today in the same area where last year's encounter took place.

Steven Massetti.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Announces New Bond Program Manager Consultant

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 10:08 am

The SMMUSD Board of Education approved the hiring of Massetti Consulting, LLC, as the new bond program manager consulting firm at its July 15, 2015 regular meeting. The contract became effective on Sept. 1, 2015.

John F. 'Jack' Hutchison.

News, Obituary, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Remembering John F. “Jack” Hutchison, Long-Time Leader of Big Blue Bus Dies At 85

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 9:48 am

John F. “Jack” Hutchison a long-time leader of Santa Monica’s Big Blue Bus and Santa Monica resident has passed away at age 85.

Herbert Ross.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Tribute To Director/Producer/Dancer Herbert Ross At Santa Monica College Saturday, Oct. 10

Posted Oct. 7, 2015, 9:23 am

Santa Monica College will host a tribute to renowned director, producer, and dancer Herbert Ross at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 10. The tribute includes a free screening of the classic film “The Turning Point.”