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News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Register Now For 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day This Saturday, Sept. 20

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:59 am

Local environmental group Heal the Bay is asking residents to join the world’s biggest single-day volunteer event -- the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day -- this Saturday, Sept. 20

News, Santa Monica, Library, Education

Santa Monica Libraries Report Record Summer Youth Reading Stats

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:54 am

In Santa Monica, children are reading more than ever. At the Santa Monica Public Library, its “Fizz, Boom, READ” (for children) and “Spark a Reaction” (for teens) summer reading themes helped the reading stats explode.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Employee Crashes Car On Taxiway Causing Runway To Briefly Close

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:44 am

A Los Angeles World Airports employee's car crashed today on a taxiway at Los Angeles International Airport, resulting in an injury, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Hot Weather To Remain Through Tuesday; Humidity To Increase Around Sea Level

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:30 am

As the region's heat wave lingered into a new week, a red flag warning denoting a risk of wildfire was in effect in much of Southern California today, along with an excessive heat warning intended to focus the attention of residents on the need to protect themselves from "dangerously hot weather."

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Bust Trio After Discovering Fraud Bank Card Equipment

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:14 am

Santa Monica police arrested three men on Saturday, Sept. 6 after discovering an apartment full of drugs and equipment used to make fraudulent identification and bankcards.

News, Santa Monica, Nes

Six Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Sept. 19

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:08 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Sept. 19 in the following locations.

News, Santa Monica, Box Office

"No Good Deed" Tops Box Office With $24.5 Million In Sales

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:12 am

"No Good Deed'' opened in the number one spot at the North American box offices this weekend, with an estimated $24.5 million in sales.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Metro Base Fare To Jump 25 Cents On Monday

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:10 am

Passengers on Metro buses and trains will need a little extra change in their pockets Monday, as the base fare jumps by 25 cents.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Excessive Heat Warning In Effect Across Los Angeles Through Tuesday

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:06 am

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and a Red Flag Warning for the Los Angeles area through Tuesday.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Jazz Artist Joe Sample Dead At 75

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:04 am

Joe Sample, an iconic jazz and keyboard artist and composer whose music transcended genres and defied easy labels, has died at age 75.

News, Malibu, Transportation, Santa Monica, Pch

Repairs Start Monday Along PCH In Malibu

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:01 am

The strong waves that damaged Malibu's landmark pier this month also ate away at rocks next to one section of Pacific Coast Highway, and repairs will start Monday.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College Free Fall 2014 Literary Series Begins This Tuesday

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 8:02 am

Santa Monica College begins its Fall 2014 Literary Series starting this Tuesday, featuring a line-up of distinguished authors and poets discussing and reading from their works.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Community Food Drive Starts Monday At 123 Moving & Storage In Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:57 am

Move For Hunger is partnering with 123 Moving & Storage in Santa Monica to host a community food drive to help end hunger in the L.A. County community.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Full Moomat Ahiko Road Closure In Santa Monica Begins Next Week

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:46 am

Roadway rehabilitation will take place on Moomat Ahiko Road in Santa Monica beginning Monday, Sept. 15. This will result in a full closure between Ocean Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway.

News, Santa Monica, Obama

President Obama To Return To Los Angeles Oct. 9 For Gwyneth Paltrow Fundraiser

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:43 am

President Barack Obama will return to Los Angeles in October to attend a fundraiser at the home of actress and longtime supporter Gwyneth Paltrow.

News, Police Department, West La

Three Gun Shot Victims Hospitalized After Shooting At Venice Blvd./Bagley Ave.

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:39 am

A shooting in Palms left three people injured, one in serious condition, police said today. All three victims are hospitalized, authorities said.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pch

Southbound PCH At Big Rock Drive To Close One Lane Monday

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:34 am

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close one lane of southbound Pacific Coast Highway from Big Rock Drive to Las Tunas Beach on Monday, Sept. 15, 9 am to 1 pm.

Felicia (left) is a 10-month-old brown and white Tabby who is friendly and social. Precious is about 18 months old, and she is ready to be someone’s new best friend.

News, Santa Monica, Pets

NKLA Adoption Pets Of The Week: Precious & Felicia

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:32 am

Stop by the state-of-the-art NKLA Pet Adoption Center in West Los Angeles to meet dogs and cats from featured NKLA Coalition partners.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Annual Average County Beach Attendance Soars, As Does Number Of Rescues

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 11:27 am

Thanks to the Southland's persistent warm weather, attendance at Los Angeles County beaches this year has already soared well above the annual average, as has the number of ocean rescues, county lifeguard officials said today.

One of the ponies at the Santa Monica farmers market every Sunday.

News, City Council, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Main Street Farmers Market Ponies Put Out To Pasture

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 9:02 am

Following six months of vigorous free-the-pony campaigning, the ponies and petting zoo that have been a familiar sight at Santa Monica’s Main Street farmers market will have to look for greener fields mid next year, after the city voted Tuesday night to exclude animals from the weekly event.

The City Council on Tuesday granted additional funding for the creation of Buffer Park.

News, City Council, Parks, Santa Monica

Consent Calendar Round Up: Santa Monica Parks Receive Funding

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 9:01 am

A recent funding grant will provide a huge amenities boost to current Buffer Park plans, thanks to an extended design contract awarded at the Santa Monica City Council meeting on Tuesday to encompass the improved facilities.

Pacific Park CEO/General Manager Mary Ann Powell was guest speaker last Friday (left). She is pictured with program chair Tish Tisherman.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Rotary Corner: Pacific Park CEO Mary Ann Powell Speaks At Santa Monica Meeting

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:59 am

The walls of the Riviera Country Club were once again filled with cheery laughs, philanthropic announcements, and an educational presentation on Friday, Sept. 5.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Santa Monica To Hit High Temperature Of 86 This Weekend

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:52 am

The heat wave gripping the Southland will gain strength today amid temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s, sustaining an elevated risk of wildfire and creating severe health risks, especially for the elderly.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, Westwood

Two Female Pedestrians Struck By Vehicle In Westwood

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:51 am

Two female pedestrians were struck by a vehicle in Westwood on Thursday night, with one hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pch

Caltrans To Close One Southbound PCH Lane Today For Barrier Installation

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:48 am

One lane of southbound Pacific Coast Highway will be closed in the Malibu area today so Caltrans crews can move concrete barriers that are in danger of falling down eroded hillsides.

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