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Fireworks may not be used in Santa Monica even if they are legal in the city in which they are purchased.

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Santa Monica Authorities: All Types Of Fireworks Are Illegal Within City Limits

Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:51 am

As the July 4th holiday approaches on Saturday, the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments reminds everyone that all types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX To Close Runway 24R/6L For 113 Days For Construction Starting Today

Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:30 am

One of the runways at Los Angeles International Airport will be closed over the summer and parts of the fall starting today due to federally mandated construction, airport officials said.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Resident Helps In Arrest Of Lurking Burglar

Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:16 am

An alert Santa Monica resident helped in the arrest of a burglar on Friday, June 19, after reporting suspicious behavior to authorities.

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 3

Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:09 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, July 3, in the following locations.

Visit Whole Foods at 5th and Wilshire in Santa Monica on Tuesday, June 30, from 7 am to 10 pm as the store will be donating 5 percent of their sales for the day to SMMEF to support essential staff and programs for the children in Santa Monica and Malibu public schools.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Whole Foods At 5th/Wilshire To Donate 5 Percent Of Sales Tuesday To SMMEF

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:56 am

Whole Foods Market at 5th and Wilshire in Santa Monica will donate 5 percent of the day’s sales directly to Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) this Tuesday, June 30.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board To Adopt Local Control Accountability Plan At Special Meeting

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:46 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting this Monday at 4:30 pm at the district office, 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica.

"Jurassic World" continues to dominate the box office.

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

"Jurassic World" Crosses Half-Billion Dollar In Domestic Ticket Sales

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:06 am

"Jurassic World" crossed the half-billion dollar mark in domestic sales today, and the genetically re-engineered dinos dominated the box office returns for a third straight week.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Long Wait Looms For GOP Congress Gains In California

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:02 am

Few things gall California Republicans more than realizing they hold just 14 of this state’s 53 seats in Congress. That’s only 26 percent of California’s representatives, while the opposition Democrats, with a mere 14 percent more registered voters, hold 39 seats, or about 74 percent.

Nina Mam of Santa Monica was announced the female grand prize winner in the Transformation Challenge.

News, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Woman Loses 21 Pounds, Gains $80,000

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:36 am

This January, kicked off its fifth annual Transformation Challenge. With the largest prize to date, the $200,000 contest attracted an astonishing 57,327 entrants from all around the world.

Gregory Hogrebe’s career goal is to secure a criminalist position and specialize in firearms examination.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Department Forensic Investigator Hones His CSI Skills At Cal State L.A.

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:28 am

Like many Cal State L.A. students, Gregory Hogrebe has complemented his classroom experience with work experience.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Lawn Replacement In California: Mixed Bag Of Good, Bad Effects

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 7:42 am

Listen to water officials from Gov. Jerry Brown down to local officials and you’d think replacing lawns with drought-resistant plants or artificial turf is a pure good, no negatives involved.

Celebrations are taking place across the United States and on social media with the hashtag LoveWins after the Supreme Court ruled today in a 5-4 decision that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry nationwide.

News, Santa Monica, Politics

Same-Sex Marriage Legalized Across United States; Elected Officials React

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 10:37 am

Southland elected officials hailed today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage as a landmark decision that finally recognized the principle of marriage freedom.

L and K Liquor was one of two Main Street businesses cited for violation of Business and Professions Code prohibiting the sales of alcoholic beverages to a minor.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

SMPD Cite Two Alcohol Retailers In Undercover Operation

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:42 am

Two people walk into a store to buy alcohol, both at least passing the eye test, looking to be over 21. They approach the counter with the selected drink and pay the cashier. No questions asked, no IDs shown, just in and out.

Latest Santa Monica City Hall news.

News, Santa Monica, City Hall

Santa Monica Consent Calendar Round Up: Electrical Supplies, AC, Plumbing

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:36 am

Santa Monica City Council approved a handful of consent calendar items at its Tuesday night meeting, including electrical supplies, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, and water feature services. As these items generally do not need any discussion or debate, City Council typically approves all these items together without discussion or individual motions.

Santa Monica High School celebrated the graduation of its 678 seniors on June 4.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Honors Senior Class Of 2015 At Grad Night

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:33 am

Santa Monica High School celebrated the graduation of its 678 seniors earlier this month during its “Greekin’ the Nite Away” Grad Night on June 4.

Olympic High School celebrated the graduation of its 36 seniors at a ceremony June 3 at Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Smmusd, Olympic High School

18 Olympic High School Graduates Awarded Scholarships At Graduation Ceremony

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:31 am

Olympic High School celebrated the graduation of its 36 seniors at a ceremony June 3 at Casa del Mar Hotel in Santa Monica.

Mayor Kevin McKeown, Herb Alpert Foundation president Rona Sebastian, honoree Susan Hayden, honoree Jan Williamson, and Santa Monica Foundation chair George Minardos.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Arts

Santa Monica Arts Foundation 2015 Arts Leadership Awardees Honored

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:30 am

The Santa Monica Arts Foundation presented its third annual awards ceremony at Back on the Beach restaurant on Wednesday, June 17 in recognition of the contributions of local leaders whose efforts support Santa Monica’s artistic, creative, and cultural community.

Greg Chapman, right, owner of Executive Tailored Clothing, with Santa Monica Rotary Club president George Collins.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Greg Chapman Of Executive Tailored Clothing Speaks About The Power Of Dressing For Success

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:24 am

Last Friday, businessman Greg Chapman spoke to Santa Monica Rotarians at their weekly meeting about dressing for success, his business slogan that has earned him millions of dollars and countless clientele success stories, some of which he recounted.

Santa Monica College student Brett Rowe says rent prices are so high in Santa Monica that he is forced to live in a kitchen of a share apartment with three other students as it’s his only way to live close to campus.

News, Santa Monica, Housing, Smc

SMC Student: I Live In A Kitchen To Be Able To Live Near Campus

Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:03 am

He walked a couple of steps from his bed to the refrigerator, stepping over an acoustic guitar that lay on the floor. The refrigerator was crowded, a couple of half empty milk cartons, various Trader Joe’s salads, and pots of beans, rice, and some vegan dishes. He stretched his arm into the back of the refrigerator and, after a moment, found his carton of milk. He examined the expiration date. Satisfied, he poured the milk into a bowl and followed by some granola.

Show Up Fitness founder Chris Hitchko opened his Santa Monica personal training studio in October 2014.

News, Health, Fitness, Santa Monica

Winning The Week: How To Get Into Amazing Shape Without Changing Your Diet

Posted Jun. 25, 2015, 2:15 pm

How many times have you been told that cardio and proper diet will result in fat loss? What if I told you that you could lose fat without changing much of your diet, and not doing any cardio? I have four steps that will help you conquer fat loss goals without that dreadful word, “diet” and cardio.

Gilbert’s El Indio at 2526 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica was opened on May 20, 1974, and is still run by the same family.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Brock On Your Block

Brock On Your Block: Gilbert’s El Indio A Santa Monica Mainstay Since 1974

Posted Jun. 25, 2015, 9:10 am

Gilbert’s El Indio at 2526 Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica was opened on May 20, 1974, and is still run by the same family. Now the children and grandchildren of the original owners are the managers and still serve delicious authentic Mexican family-style meals.

Jezelle Fullwood has been appointed the new principal of Grant Elementary School.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd, Grant Elementary

Meet Grant Elementary School's New Principal Jezelle Fullwood

Posted Jun. 25, 2015, 8:28 am

Grant Elementary School in Santa Monica has a new principal: Jezelle Fullwood, a California native who has served in various school districts in and around Los Angeles County for nearly 20 years.

Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana play husband and wife in Maya Forbes’ film 'Infinitely Polar Bear,' a true story about her father’s bipolar disorder and the effect it had on her childhood.

Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Mark Ruffalo On “Infinitely Polar Bear,” The Art & Challenge of Acting, Family

Posted Jun. 25, 2015, 8:19 am

Any time Mark Ruffalo’s name appears in the cast of a project, you know he will be giving an absolutely perfect performance. Hence, he is one of the most successful, sought after Hollywood actors.


News, Santa Monica, Pets, Nkla

NKLA Adoption Pets Of The Week: Minerva & Starlett

Posted Jun. 25, 2015, 8:12 am

June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month! The NKLA Pet Adoption Center is featuring select kittens and cats for $25 through June 30.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Bus Stop Bust: Woman Arrested At Santa Monica Bus Stop After Threatening Person With Knife

Posted Jun. 25, 2015, 8:06 am

A 46-year-old Los Angeles woman was arrested on Sunday, June 14, after threatening a person at a bus stop with a large kitchen knife.

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