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Santa Monica Beat

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, Politics

Santa Monica Democratic Club To Meet Wednesday On Healthcare Initiatives

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:27 am

The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a discussion of the upcoming election Healthcare Initiatives this Wednesday, July 30.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Six Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Aug. 1

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:18 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Aug. 1 in the following locations.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Lax

Century Crunch Bridge Demolition Completed Ahead Of Schedule

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:15 am

The Century Crunch bridge demolition was completed today, 4 1/2 hours ahead of schedule, and the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards was reopened at 1:30 a.m, a Metro official said.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

Sheriff's Department Seek Public's Help Locating Missing Elderly Malibu Man

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:12 am

The sheriff's department asked for the public's help today in locating a 73-year-old man who was last seen in Reseda Friday and who might be trying to get home to the Malibu area.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Couple File Negligence Suit Against City Following 2013 Venice Boardwalk Rampage

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:07 am

A woman and her boyfriend who were injured after being struck by a car that plowed through people on Venice's Ocean Front Walk last year -- the same incident in which a 32-year-old Italian woman was killed - - filed a negligence suit against the city of Los Angeles.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department

Coroner Identifies Man Killed By Lightning Strike At Venice Beach

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 9:02 am

A man was in critical condition today and several others were in fair condition following rare lightning strikes at Venice Beach, where a 20-year-old man was killed.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Arrest Palmdale Man For Possessing Burglary Tools

Posted Jul. 28, 2014, 8:59 am

A suspicious acting Palmdale man was arrested in Santa Monica on Wednesday, July 18 after being caught with burglary tools and lying about his identity.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Lightning Kills 20-Year-Old Man In Venice Beach, Nine Other People Injured

Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 9:38 pm

Lightning strikes in Los Angeles County killed a 20-year-old man in Venice Beach today and injured nine other people, one of them critically, authorities said.

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.