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Alexander 'Sasha' Gurevich has been named general manager of the New West Symphony.

News, Music, Santa Monica

New West Symphony Appoints Alexander Gurevich As General Manager

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:47 am

The New West Symphony Board of Directors has appointed Alexander Gurevich as general manager of the New West Symphony. Effective immediately, he joins the Symphony staff led by executive director Natalia Staneva.

A Big Blue Bus in downtown Santa Monica.

News, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Announces Detours For Century Boulevard Bridge Demolition

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:37 am

The demolition of the Century Boulevard Bridge near Los Angeles International Airport starts this Friday, July 25 at 8 pm and goes through Monday, July 28 at 6 am.

News, Santa Monica, Box Office

"Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" Triumphs During Second Week Of Screenings

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:33 am

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes triumphed over three new movies this weekend, but the overall box office this summer continued to lag.

News, Malibu, Transportation, Santa Monica

Northbound Kanan-Dume Road In Malibu Closed Until 2pm Today

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:27 am

One of the major roads out of Malibu will be closed today as the city repaves it. Northbound Kanan-Dume Road will be closed at Pacific Coast Highway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, weather permitting, as the realigned lane is repaved.

Rob Evanko and Karen Baker are among The Waverly’s very first residents.

News, Development, Santa Monica, Housing

The Waverly At Ocean Avenue South Opens To Tenants, Dining Spots Named

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:23 am

Ocean Avenue South, a 3.7-acre site a block away from the Pacific Ocean, contributes two luxury residential properties to a block of coastal apartments and condominiums: The Waverly and The Seychelle, with the former finally having opened its doors to tenants last month after years in the making.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested In Santa Monica After Trying To Punch Off-Duty Officer

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:21 am

A 33-year-old homeless man picked the wrong person to get aggressive toward in Palisades Park on Wednesday, July 2 – an off duty police officer. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 1500 block of Palisades Park at 5:16 pm on this day in order to respond to a report of a man being assaulted by an intoxicated man.

News, Apb, Santa Monica

Five Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closures Through Friday, July 25

Posted Jul. 21, 2014, 9:16 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, July 25 in the following locations.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Share Expo Service Plan At Community Meeting This Tuesday

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 9:27 am

Santa Monica's transit authority Big Blue Bus will host a series of community workshops to share its proposed Expo service plan. The first meeting will be held this Tuesday.

The Maxflight FS3000 at Santa Monica's Museum of Flying is a full motion simulator thanks to fully interactive 360 degree pitch and roll technology, meaning you can go completely upside down.

News, Museum, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport

Museum Of Flying Launches Summer Family Fun Pack & Friday Flight Special

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 9:15 am

Santa Monica's Museum of Flying will launch two new summer programs this week. The Summer Family fun pack will be featured on Wednesdays and Thursdays and will consist of a Family four-pack admission price of only $20, which is a $32 value.

News, Santa Monica, Pch, Pacific Palisades

Coroner Identifies Woman Killed On Pacific Coast Highway In Pacific Palisades

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 9:11 am

The Coroner's Office today named the person who was killed by a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades Saturday.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

15-Year-Old Boy Falls 30 Feet Off Cliff At Pirate's Cove In Malibu

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 9:07 am

A 15-year-old boy who fell 30 feet off a cliff at Pirate's Cove in Malibu was airlifted to a hospital on Saturday, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Coroner Identifies Santa Monica Woman Killed In Westwood Head-On Collision

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 8:59 am

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene and two people were transported to UCLA Medical Center with injuries after a head-on collision in Westwood, a traffic detective said today.

A memorial fund has been started for the family of Santa Monica Daily Press managing editor Daniel Archuleta who died suddenly on Wednesday.

News, Santa Monica

Fund Started For Family Of Daily Press Managing Editor Daniel Archuleta

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:26 am

The media and local community are mourning the passing of popular Santa Monica Daily Press managing editor Daniel Archuleta who died suddenly on Wednesday. He was 38.

News, Sports, Soccer, Beach, Santa Monica

Manchester United Squad Takes A Stroll On Santa Monica Beach

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:15 am

What did Manchester United players do soon after touching down in Los Angeles on Friday? If you said visit Santa Monica beach you would be correct.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades

Firefighters Rescue Injured Hiker In Pacific Palisades

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:07 am

Firefighters on Friday rescued a hiker injured in the Pacific Palisades area. The rescuers were sent to the area of Temescal Canyon Road and and Sunset Boulevard shortly after 10 a.m., Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pch

70-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle In Malibu On Pacific Coast Highway

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:03 am

A bicyclist about 70 years old was airlifted to a hospital on Friday after he was struck by a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway.

News, Santa Monica, Pch, Pacific Palisades

Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle On Pacific Coast Highway In Pacific Palisades

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 8:55 am

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle today in the Pacific Palisades, and the link between Santa Monica and Malibu was closed for hours.

The Santa Monica Planning Commission has given its initial support toward a development at the Fred Segal building on Fifth and Broadway.

News, Planning Commission, Development, Santa Monica

84-Foot Downtown Santa Monica Building Proposal Gains Initial Support

Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:25 am

Slow growth does not mean no growth. Though a proposed multi-use project in front of the Santa Monica Planning Commission did not squarely fit with the specifications outlined by the City’s trusty land use document, commissioners – including those who have consistently advocated for slow growth – voted July 9 to allow a development agreement (DA) to build a seven-story, 84-foot building at the Fred Segal Building on Fifth and Broadway to move ahead in the process.

News, Election, Santa Monica, Housing

Santa Monica Ballot Measure Proposes To Yield Up To $10M For Affordable Housing

Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:24 am

Be prepared to take an encyclopedia with you to the ballot box this November. No, Wikipedia will not help you sift through the smorgasbord of issues and candidates Santa Monica voters will have to decide upon in this year’s general election, as yet another initiative is approved for the November ballot. The issue: funding for affordable housing.

Santa Monica City Clerk Sarah Gorman encourages residents to visit the City’s election website – – to find out all the latest information on the four local races (Santa Monica City Council, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education, Rent Control Board, and Santa Monica College Board of Trustees).

News, Election, Santa Monica

Candidates Begin To Pull Papers In First Week To Run For Council, Local Elections

Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 8:57 am

The floodgates officially opened Monday with candidates officially allowed to pull papers for this year’s four local Santa Monica elections, which is highlighted by the City Council race that has three seats up for grabs. By the end of the first day, 11 candidates filed their respective nominations to run for council, with a twelfth person filing on July 15. At time of press, no other candidates had filed this week.

Ocean Avenue South comprises two luxury residential buildings, The Waverly and The Seychelle, and 20,000 square feet of commercial space.

News, Dining, Development, Santa Monica

Joan’s On Third, Searsucker, Starbucks Evenings To Open At Ocean Avenue South

Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:45 am

The first three high-profile dining establishments planned for Ocean Avenue South were announced on Wednesday by Related California: Joan’s On Third, Hakkasan Group’s Searsucker, and a Starbucks Evenings concept.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

Rescue Team Locates Body Near Car Found 900 Feet Below Kanan Dume Road

Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:42 am

A Malibu Search and Rescue team on Wednesday located the body of a man near a car found 900 feet below Kanan Dume Road near Newton Canyon Road.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Courts

Conviction Upheld In Crash That Killed 13-Year-Old Malibu Girl

Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:36 am

A state appeals court panel on Wednesday upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a former Winnetka resident who left a suicide note, drove recklessly along Pacific Coast Highway, crashed his car and killed a 13-year-old Malibu girl.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts

Woman Sues Starline Tours Following Head Injury On Bus While In Venice

Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:31 am

A woman who claims she suffered a fractured skull and eye injuries when she was struck by a tree branch while standing on the upper deck of a Starline Tours bus in Venice filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the bus company.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Intoxicated Man Arrested Near Santa Monica Pier After Causing A Nuisance

Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 8:18 am

A 35-year-old man was arrested on Sunday, July 6 after causing a public nuisance while intoxicated near the Santa Monica Pier.

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