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Oscar Wilde Awards

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.

Santa Monica Beat

Santa Monica celebrated Small Business Day on Saturday with over 15 local merchants participating on Pico Boulevard.

“a Hologram For The King,”, Dave Eggers

“A Hologram for the King”

Posted May. 29, 2016, 6:00 am

“A Hologram for the King,” based on the Dave Eggers novel and taking place in 2010, stars Tom Hanks as a divorced IT salesman named Alan Clay who travels to Saudi Arabia in hopes of selling the king of Saudi Arabia a three-dimensional holographic teleconference system.

Expo

Expo, Mta

The New Expo Line Opening

Posted May. 29, 2016, 6:00 am

The new Expo Line opening saw celebrations across the city Saturday, with Bergamot Station attracting a host of lively locals, giddy to be able to ride the new train.

Tri City Alliance

Tri Alliance, Tri City Alliance, Metro’s Expo Line

Tri City Alliance

Posted May. 29, 2016, 1:13 am

On May 20, Metro’s Expo Line, which connects Culver City and Downtown by light rail, was expanded to include service to Santa Monica. Four years ago, Woodie Hamilton, who at the time was working as a community relations liaison between the Westside and Downtown, was looking forward to this new Metro line, which would streamline his work commute. That got him thinking about what a train connecting these three disconnected parts of Los Angeles could mean for the city in a broader sense.

Will you vote

Vote

Will You Vote?

Posted May. 29, 2016, 12:56 am

The key questions in the June 7 primary include not merely who will win in each major party and how many national convention delegates they might net, but also who will vote.

Etymology

Oped

Modern Etymology

Posted May. 28, 2016, 11:55 am

The English language is possibly one of the most rubbery on earth. In the 1960s, spoken English absorbed so many new enhancements that I can write a sentence like “Let’s get high and jam on our axes” and most of you readers will understand that I’m talking about making some pot-inspired guitar music, not pitching a competitive event involving lumberjack skills.

Grant

Sam Initiative

The SAM Initiative has announced the recipients of this year’s grants totaling $170,000.

Posted May. 28, 2016, 11:50 am

The SAM Initiative has announced that L.A. Kitchen, Food Forward, and The Downtown Women’s Center of Los Angeles will be the recipients of this year’s grants totaling $170,000. All three recipients are addressing the community’s most pressing issues of food insecurity and homelessness, according to the initiative.

Selling your home

Real Estate, Selling Your Home

Selling Your Home?

Posted May. 28, 2016, 11:42 am

Often people are not aware of what to expect in the process of selling their home. They may not know about preparations that could be made before marketing begins that will enhance the value of their home and the timing of the sale.

police

Apb, Police Blotter

APB

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:42 pm

On Thursday, May 19, at 6:50 pm dispatch at the Santa Monica Police Department received multiple reports from concerned citizens regarding a man who was in the 1100 block of Harvard Street and yelling at people while running into the street and punching passing traffic.

Ben Allen

Ben Allen

Senator Allen Honors Dr. Jay Grossman

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:57 am

Today Senator Ben Allen recognized the dental practice of Dr. Jay Grossman and Associates as Senate District 26’s Small Business of the Year. The award was presented to Dr. Grossman at a luncheon in Sacramento honoring outstanding small businesses from legislative districts across the state.

A huge empty lot sits at the Santa Monica Civic Center.

Civic Center, Santa Moncia

Civic Center $3.5 Million Earmarked for Sports Field

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:52 am

More than three hours were spent debating the fate of Santa Monica’s Civic Center possible sports field at Council Tuesday night, during a regular Santa Monica City Council Meeting held at City Hall.

symphony

Santa Monica Symphony

Santa Monica Symphony

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:45 am

This Sunday evening Santa Monica Symphony’s (SMS) seasonal closing concert will feature pianist Robert Thies in Rachmaninov’s 2nd Concerto in C minor, op.18, as part of “Greatest Russian Symphonic Spectaculars.”

New Roads’ pitcher, junior Brandon Deutsch.

Basketball, New Roads

Congrats to New Roads School’s Varsity Baseball Team

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:31 am

New Roads School’s varsity baseball team advanced into the CIF-Southern Division 7 quarter finals after winning their 2nd round playoff game yesterday against Calvary Chapel Christian School from Moreno Valley.

Bernie Sanders

Santa Monica High School, Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders at Santa Monica High School

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:26 am

Thousands of Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters descended on Santa Monica High School Monday afternoon for the Democratic nomination for President candidate’s first rally in the city. The opening of the Expo Line three days earlier helped to combat the forecast traffic jams, with the heavily-policed area surrounding Samohi moving at a steady pace.

Frontine

Frontier

Outrage as Communications Giant Takes Over Verizon

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:24 am

On April 1 this year Frontier Communications took control of 3.3 million new voice connections, 2.1 new million broadband connections, and new 1.2 million FiOS video subscribers that had previously been the domain of Verizon Communications in California, Texas and Florida.

tri alliance

Tri Alliance

Tri Alliance's LA Pub Crawl

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:14 am

Four years ago, Woodie Hamilton, who at the time was working as a community relations liaison between the Westside and Downtown, was looking forward to this new Metro line, which would streamline his work commute. That got him thinking about what a train connecting these three disconnected parts of Los Angeles could mean for the city in a broader sense.

Motorcycle safety

Motorcycle

The Santa Monica Police Department is continuing its efforts for National Motorcycle Safety

Posted May. 27, 2016, 8:49 am

The Santa Monica Police Department is continuing its efforts for National Motorcycle Safety. Awareness month. Officers will be conducting a specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement. Operation in an effort to lower deaths and injuries stemming from motorcycle collisions.

la beaches

Heal The Bay To Rate L.A.’S Best, Worst Beaches

Posted May. 26, 2016, 10:19 am

Heal The Bay To Rate L.A.’S Best, Worst Beaches Group to release its annual pollution grades and Top 10 Beach Bummer list Thursday, May 26, 11 a.m.

Bergamot Station Celebration

News, Metro, Bergamot

Bergamot Station Party Welcomes Expo (VIDEO)

Posted May. 25, 2016, 1:30 pm

Expo Party time! The station at 26th street and Bergamot, which is connected to the Bergamot Station group of art galleries, was lively with locals giddy to be able to ride the new train.

Phil and Vic

News, Metro, Byob

Brock on Your Block: Phil Talks With Vic Simons on Balancing Transport

Posted May. 25, 2016, 1:28 pm

Phil interviews Vic Simons, Lead Contributor to Tramways & Urban Transit Magazine in the UK, to learn his observations of our new Expo Line. Then he takes a train trip to have a quick lunch at Mel's Fish Shack, a block from the Farmdale station on the Expo Line.

molly sims and rachel Zoe

Rachel Zoe, Rachel Sims

Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims Return to Host Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance’s 3rd Annual Super Saturday LA

Posted May. 25, 2016, 9:30 am

Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims Return to Host Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance’s 3rd Annual Super Saturday LA. Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman with Molly Sims and Scott Stuber will return to host Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance’s 3rd Annual Super Saturday Los Angeles. The day-long guilt-free shopping charity sale will take place on Saturday, June 11 at the historic Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in California from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Expo

News, Santa Monica, Expo, Francie Stefan

We Talk With the City's Mobility Manager About Expo (VIDEO)

Posted May. 23, 2016, 11:56 am

Metro’s Expo Line into Santa Monica Opened Friday - Francie Stefan, Mobility Manager with the City of Santa Monica spoke with The Mirror about Accessibility Options.