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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.

The tours will begin at the northeast corner of San Vicente Boulevard and 4th Street. Advance reservations are required. Visit smconservancy.org to learn more and reserve your spot.

News, Video, Santa Monica, History

VIDEO: Stumble Upon The Rich History Of San Vicente Courtyard Homes

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 10:57 am

The tours will begin at the northeast corner of San Vicente Boulevard and 4th Street. Advance reservations are required. Visit smconservancy.org to learn more and reserve your spot.

Renowned dance instructor Ludis Benitez teaches the rudiments of Cuban Salsa to kids and teens at the Montana Ave. Branch as part of the summer program.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Library

VIDEO: Montana Ave. Library Hosts Weekly Dance Teen Cultural Dance Series

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 10:52 am

Renowned dance instructor Ludis Benitez teaches the rudiments of Cuban Salsa to kids and teens at the Montana Ave. Branch as part of the summer program.

Missing Special Olympics athlete Shion Isimel of Cote d'Ivoire.

News, Police Department, Lax

Ivory Coast Special Olympics Athlete Missing; Last Seen At LAX

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 10:38 am

A Special Olympics athlete from the Ivory Coast went missing today at Los Angeles International Airport.

Latest Fire Department news.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firefighters Join Efforts To Control Northern California Wildfires

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 9:55 am

Firefighters and equipment from Los Angeles and Orange County fire departments, including Santa Monica, were being deployed in northern California today in the battle to knock down 18 wildfires plaguing areas made tinder dry by the drought.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Stealing From Souvenir Kiosk At Santa Monica Pier

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 9:23 am

A Thousand Oaks man, 42, was arrested at Santa Monica Pier on Tuesday, July 21, after stealing items from one of the souvenir kiosks.

Traffic alert! This week's Santa Monica temporary lane closure information.

News, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Aug. 7

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 9:09 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Aug. 7 in the following locations:

The Special Olympics World Games conclude today in Los Angeles.

News, Sports, Los Angeles

Special Olympics World Games To Conclude Today At Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 9:13 am

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games will come to a close today in the same venue where they began this time last week -- the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Dodger Stadium.

Sports, Los Angeles, Dodgers

First Dodgers Wives Mystery Bag Fundraising Event Today At Dodger Stadium

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 9:11 am

The first Dodgers Wives Mystery Bag fundraising event will be held at today's Los Angeles Dodgers-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim interleague game at Dodger Stadium.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Marina Del Rey, Police Department

Person In Critical Condition After Vehicle Overturns In Marina Del Rey

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 9:05 am

A person suffered critical injuries while in a vehicle that overturned today in Marina del Rey. The crash at Admiralty and Palawan ways was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 6:46 a.m., said CHP Officer Peter Bishop.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Government

Electric Agency Nod A Reward For Going Along With Corruption?

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 9:03 am

California consumers can be excused if they’re beginning to wonder whether Gov. Jerry Brown cares a whit about blatantly corrupt conduct by some of his appointees to very high state offices.

HelloTech is a new on-demand tech support service provided by fully-vetted and trained team of techs.

News, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Need In-Home Tech Support? HelloTech Has Got You Covered

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:50 am

HelloTech is a new on-demand tech support service provided by fully-vetted and trained team of techs. Each of the techs is hand-selected, background-checked and completes a comprehensive training program. In addition to a complete range of tech support services, HelloTech also provide new technology consultation and training.

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation’s third annual Sound in Focus concert series launched this Saturday, July 25 to an overflowing courtyard of light, photography, performance, and music.

Seven Days, Music, Video, Century City

VIDEO: Sound In Focus A Free Weekly Concert Series In Century City

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:47 am

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation’s third annual Sound in Focus concert series launched Saturday, July 25 to an overflowing courtyard of light, photography, performance, and music.

Plants produce oxygen and eliminate volatile organic chemicals at the same time.

Health, Dr. Mao, Santa Monica, Columnist

Dr. Mao's Wellness Living: Promoting Daily Health At Work

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:34 am

Our surroundings have direct links to our lives. Since we spend 40 (or more) hours at our jobs weekly, it is essential to your health and longevity that your place of work is as conducive to wellness as possible. These are just a few ways you can integrate health into your workplace or at home to increase your health and longevity.

Michael Edlen has helped over 1,000 clients achieve their real estate goals since 1986.

News, Real Estate, Santa Monica

Things People Wish They Had Known About Selling A House

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:31 am

There are certain things a seller can avoid if they would like to get their home sold for the best price in the shortest time. Though no selling process is without mistakes, most are easy to avoid.

Miso.

Santa Monica, Pets, Nkla

NKLA Adoption Pets Of The Week: Miso & Mystery

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:27 am

The NKLA Pet Adoption Center has adoptable dogs and cats from featured NKLA Coalition partners, including Miso and Mystery.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Fashion, Hot Flash

A Clothing Line That Hides The “Poof”

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:24 am

When I was in my 20s, the flattest thing on my body was my stomach. That sexy flatness lasted well into my late 30s, even my 40s. I really took my flat belly for granted.

Latest Fire Department news.

News, Fire Department, Brentwood

Apartment Fire In Brentwood; Man, 70, Suffers From Minor Smoke Inhalation

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 9:25 am

A 70-year-old man suffered minor smoke inhalation during a fire today at an apartment building in Brentwood.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Politics

Bill Cosby & Donald Trump: “Waiter, My Check Please!”

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 9:14 am

It happens all the time. You’ve gone out to dinner and enjoyed a nice meal. But in the last few minutes, a six-top table of softball team members just sat down next to you and now the energy they’re exuding in their triumph over a rival team is more than you wish to share. Or maybe the evening’s musical entertainment just started, and you’re not staying for all six minutes of “Sweet Home Alabama.” So you ask for your check. You want to leave. You want to exit from the noise and its related volume.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Gas Prices

Gas 'Shortage' Doesn't Stop Exports From California

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 9:11 am

On June 25, just one week before many California motorists began paying upwards of $4.30 per gallon for gasoline, the Bahamian-flagged tanker Teesta Spirit left Los Angeles headed for ports on the west coast of Mexico carrying more than 300,000 barrels of gasoline refined in California.