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NBC4 Today in LA Morning News Team, including (from left) Co-Anchors Daniella Guzman and Whit Johnson along with Traffic Anchor Holly Hannula enjoyed a visit with a couple of adorable kittens from a local shelter. NBC4 Clear the Shelters event on Aug. 15 aims to find as many homes as possible for shelter animals.

News, Santa Monica, Pets

Santa Monica Animal Control To Take Part In Clear The Shelters Initiative

Posted Jul. 30, 2015, 12:19 pm

NBC4 Southern California and Telemundo 52 are teaming up with nearly 50 animal shelters in more than 400 cities and regions throughout the five counties they serve on a first-of-its-kind pet adoption initiative – Clear the Shelters – on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Westside TV host Coral Rodriguez speaks with Shane Griffin, Founder of the new holistic wellness Center Whole Life Balance in Santa Monica.

News, Health, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Looking For A New Holistic Wellness Center? Check Out Whole Life Balance In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 30, 2015, 9:36 am

Westside TV host Coral Rodriguez speaks with Shane Griffin, founder of the new holistic wellness center Whole Life Balance in Santa Monica.

Latest weather news.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

High Heat Expected To Stay At Least A Few More Days, Say Forecasters

Posted Jul. 30, 2015, 9:20 am

The high heat, elevated humidity and monsoonal moisture that has moved into the Southland is expected to stay at least a few more days, forecasters said.

The Apple Store at 1415 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

New Yorkers Arrested At Santa Monica Apple Store; Suspected Of Buying $90K With Fraudulent Cards

Posted Jul. 30, 2015, 8:29 am

Two New York men believed to be responsible for buying Apple Store goods fraudulently to the tune of $90,000 were arrested in Santa Monica on Saturday, July 18.

This week on Brock On Your Block, host Phil Brock continues speaking with Kay Pattison the Santa Monica Conservancy Docent Coordinator for the Downtown Santa Monica Walking Tour.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Brock On Your Block

VIDEO: Brock On Your Block - Downtown Walking Tour Part 2

Posted Jul. 29, 2015, 9:34 am

This week on Brock On Your Block, host Phil Brock continues speaking with Kay Pattison the Santa Monica Conservancy Docent Coordinator for the Downtown Santa Monica Walking Tour.

Tony Scott.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Judge Approves $1.25 Million Settlement Agreement Against Estate Of Tony Scott

Posted Jul. 29, 2015, 9:16 am

A probate court judge approved a $1.25 million settlement of a lawsuit filed against the estate of the late director Tony Scott by Creative Artists Agency, court papers obtained Tuesday show.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Ramming Car Into Fence At Santa Monica Airport

Posted Jul. 29, 2015, 9:12 am

A 23-year-old man from Cheviot Hills was arrested on Friday, July 17, after ramming his car into a fence at Santa Monica Airport.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, Pch

Two People On Motorcycle Injured In PCH Collision In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 4:54 pm

Two people on a motorcycle were injured in a collision just before 4 p.m. in the 1150 block of Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Santa Monica Fire Department.

Santa Monica resident Rachel Paul had her yearlong weight loss journey chronicled on the ABC series 'Extreme Weight Loss' on Tuesday night.

News, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Woman Stars On ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss" Episode

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 1:46 pm

Losing weight is a challenge that may seem unattainable to some people who set out on the task. However, it’s not entirely impossible, as shown by Santa Monica resident Rachel Paul, whose crucible in burning fat was chronicled in the ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss” on Tuesday night.

Sheila Kuehl.

News, Santa Monica, Board Of Supervisors

28 Pending Applications For Vineyards In Santa Monica Mountains Can Move Forward

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 1:45 pm

Los Aangeles County supervisors today allowed 28 pending applications for vineyards in the Santa Monica Mountains to move forward, while extending a temporary ban on any new or expanded vineyards not already in the application pipeline.

Jose Luis Guillen.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested For Stabbing Man To Death In Hemet

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:44 am

A Santa Monica man was arrested and charged with murder earlier this month after stabbing a man to death in Hemet on July 17.

Santa Monica College student Cinthia Magaña was awarded the 2015 Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship and will transfer to UCLA this fall.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Education, Smc

Santa Monica College Awards 2015 Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship to Cinthia Magaña

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:37 am

Santa Monica College has awarded its third annual Chui L. Tsang Transfer Scholarship to SMC student Cinthia Magaña. The new Tsang Scholar – who has overcome extreme poverty, her undocumented status, and other adverse circumstances to pursue her education – will transfer this fall to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and will receive $15,000 for two years to complete her Bachelor’s Degree.

Santa Monica's North Beach Playground project kicks off with a user survey.

News, Parks, Santa Monica, Youth

Public Input Sought On Santa Monica’s Second Universally Accessible Playground

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:32 am

The City of Santa Monica is kicking off the North Beach Playground project by seeking broad community input that will help shape the design of this new public amenity.

Louie Cruz Beltran will perform on Aug. 16, an extraordinary conguero, timbalero and vocalist.

News, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Jazz On The Lawn Returns To Stewart Street Park All Five Sundays In August

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:21 am

The 10th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series returns to Santa Monica’s Stewart Street Park on all five Sunday afternoons in August.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Burglar Arrested After Construction Workers Report Suspicious Behavior

Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:12 am

Construction workers helped in the arrest of a Santa Monica woman who was seen leaving a home with stolen expensive items on Thursday, July 16.

Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Osterday, an electronics technician and a 1995 Santa Monica High School graduate and Santa Monica, California native is serving aboard the USS Kentucky (SSBN 737)’s Blue Crew.

News, Santa Monica, Military

Navy Petty Officer Daniel Osterday Of Santa Monica Serves Aboard USS Kentucky

Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:44 am

Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Osterday, an electronics technician and a 1995 Santa Monica High School graduate and Santa Monica, California native is serving aboard the USS Kentucky (SSBN 737)’s Blue Crew.

Two-time Grammy winner Paul Overstreet is opening his new musical 'Sneaky Ole Time' in Santa Monica at Ruskin Group Theatre.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

“Sneaky Ole Time” Opens Aug. 1 At Ruskin Group Theatre

Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:18 am

Two-time Grammy Award winner Paul Overstreet has chosen Santa Monica and the Ruskin Group Theatre as the location to premiere his new musical, “Sneaky Ole Time.” A BMI Songwriter of the Year (five years in a row), and Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Famer, Overstreet didn’t have much trouble catching Ruskin’s attention, but locking in a deal was a journey that took another few years.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested After Snatching Phone From Person On Pier

Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:15 am

A Santa Monica man aged 27 was arrested on Wednesday, July 15, after snatching a phone from a man on the Santa Monica Pier.

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

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, July 31

Posted Jul. 27, 2015, 9:09 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, July 31 in the following locations.

 'Ant-Man', from Disney and Pixar studios, took in another $24,765,000.

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

Ant-Man Tops Weekend Box Office, Adding $24.7 Million To Its $100M+ Tally

Posted Jul. 26, 2015, 10:36 am

A tiny superhero bested a pack of yellow "villains" to win the North American box office race for the second week in a row, according to projections released today by tracking firm Rentrack.

From right to left: Senator Barbara Boxer, Ed King (Big Blue Bus) and Jeff Bender (Skanska-Rados).

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Politics

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Visits Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 26, 2015, 10:10 am

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) met with Big Blue Bus Director of Transit Services, Ed King, on July 18 in Santa Monica to discuss Big Blue Bus’ (BBB) Expo Integration Plan.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Time For Sanity In Sanctuary City Policies

Posted Jul. 26, 2015, 9:04 am

There is no need – at least not yet – for total abandonment of the humane aspects of the immigration “sanctuary” laws now on the books in 276 American cities, counties and states. But in the wake of the seemingly random murder of a 32-year-old woman on San Francisco’s touristy Pier 14, not far from the landmark Ferry Building, there is surely a need for new sanity in sanctuary policies.

Several of the Romania Olympic World Games members striking their pose in front of the Romanian Parliament building. They will spend time in Santa Monica before the Special Olympics begin in Los Angeles on July 25.

News, Sports, Santa Monica

Special Olympics World Games Begins Today With Opening Ceremony At Coliseum

Posted Jul. 25, 2015, 9:15 am

The Special Olympics World Games begin today with the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and competition at three sites in what the head of the organizing committee said will be "one of the most inspirational events in sports of all time."

Musicians at Play. Marlboro College. Marlboro, Vermont.

Travel, Santa Monica, Columnist

The Marlboro Music Festival: Rudolf Serkin To Mitsuko Uchida

Posted Jul. 25, 2015, 8:39 am

Three famous European music families – the Serkin, Busch and Moyse families – escaped the horrors of Nazi Germany. They reunited in Marlboro, Vermont in the early 1950’s around the concept of learning music in a family and communal environment.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Politics

Donald Trump As The New Pete Wilson

Posted Jul. 25, 2015, 8:34 am

As Donald Trump, real estate mogul, TV star and Republican presidential candidate, made a whirlwind mid-July trip around the West in his private, blue-painted Boeing 767 jet, it almost seemed like he was trying to sabotage his own party. This was before he went off on the military record of the GOP icon, Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

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