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The number of Alzheimer and dementia cases diagnosed world-wide are reaching epidemic proportions with 30 million diagnosed world-wide, 5.4 million diagnosed in the US with a prediction of 100 million cases world-wide by 2050.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Parents With Alzheimers Or Dementia? Are You Next?

Posted May. 26, 2015, 2:15 pm

Baby boomers across the nation are worried about losing their memory. In fact, it is the number one concern for people over 60. Is this happening to you?

Fairview Branch Library at 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Santa Monica's Fairview Branch Library To Close For Improvements June 1

Posted May. 26, 2015, 9:41 am

The Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Boulevard, will temporarily close beginning Monday, June 1, 2015 for interior and mechanical improvements.

Santa Monica College student Jonah Okike-Hephzibah won the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The largest private scholarship in the nation for community college transfer students, it will provide Okike-Hephzibah up to $40,000 a year for three years for his undergraduate studies. He is the fourth SMC student in five years to win the JKCF scholarship.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Santa Monica College Student Wins Prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

Posted May. 26, 2015, 9:38 am

Santa Monica College student Jonah Okike-Hephzibah sat stunned on a chair in the campus’s quad – unable to say anything but “Oh my God!” – as he was told that he had won the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF) Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the nation’s largest private scholarship for community college transfer students.

Registration is still open for the 5th annual Pedal on the Pier fundraiser on Sunday, May 31.

News, Santa Monica, Pier

Pedal On The Pier Returns To Santa Monica Pier Saturday

Posted May. 26, 2015, 9:31 am

The Harold Robinson Foundation will host its 5th annual Pedal on the Pier fundraiser this Saturday, May 31, with the goal of exceeding $700,000.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board Of Education Special Board Meeting This Wednesday

Posted May. 26, 2015, 9:30 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, May 27, at 4 pm at the district office: 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Drunk Homeless Woman Arrested In Santa Monica After Causing A Scene

Posted May. 26, 2015, 9:20 am

A 50-year-old homeless woman was arrested on Saturday, May 16, for being drunk in public and refusing to answer questions from a Santa Monica police officer.

Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Ask Santa Monica Police Chief A Question On Live CityTV This Tuesday Night

Posted May. 25, 2015, 9:34 am

It is your turn to “Ask the Chief” this Tuesday May 26, 2015 from 7-8 pm live on CityTV 16 of Santa Monica!

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Cops Arrest Homeless Man After Discovering Stolen Laptop

Posted May. 25, 2015, 9:13 am

Santa Monica police arrested a 33-year-old homeless man on Friday, May 15, after discovering he was in possession of a stolen laptop computer while riding illegally on the sidewalk.

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

News, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, May 29

Posted May. 25, 2015, 9:06 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours Monday through Friday, May 29 in the following locations.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Health, Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Pension-Change Measure Inevitable Next Year

Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am

It was inevitable once the number of signatures needed to put a constitutional amendment initiative on the statewide ballot dropped by 300,000 following last fall’s election:

Santa Monica's Dr. Steven Sampson has been named Orthopaedic Honoree, by the Arthritis Foundation, for the Greater Los Angeles 'Walk to Cure Arthritis' on Saturday, May 30 at Exposition Park.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Doctor Named Orthopaedic Honoree For "Walk To Cure Arthritis"

Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am

The Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region, has named Steven Sampson, D.O. the Orthopaedic Honoree for the Greater Los Angeles “Walk to Cure Arthritis”, which takes place on Saturday, May 30 at Exposition Park, South Lawn, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.

(Back row, left to right) Corley Shelby, Rojan Telo, Natalie Kahn, Henrik Rivera, Jesse Sandoval, and Joel Reyes, along with (front row, left to right) Aaron Bertucio, Julian Schwartzman, Hayley Howe, Marissa Dubois, Krystyna Rodriguez, and Brendan Cobia perform in 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' at Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Main Stage May 22-31.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

SMC Presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Until May 31

Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is currently presenting “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” through May 31 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Anthony Fuller.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Olympic High School History/Science Teacher Promoted To Principal

Posted May. 24, 2015, 6:00 am

Olympic High School has a new principal - Anthony Fuller, a history and science teacher at the school since 2002.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Nine L.A. County Residents Diagnosed With Salmonella Linked To Raw Tuna In Sushi

Posted May. 23, 2015, 11:02 am

Thirty-one California residents, including nine in Los Angeles County and six in Orange County, have been diagnosed with a strain of salmonella likely linked to the consumption of raw tuna commonly used in sushi, state health officials announced Thursday.

News, Santa Monica, Earthquake

Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake Rattles Again In Baldwin Hills

Posted May. 23, 2015, 10:45 am

A magnitude 3.3 earthquake hit the Baldwin Hills at 10:06 a.m. today, according to an automated report from the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Kevin McKeown.

News, Santa Monica, Politics

Mayor McKeown Elected Vice-Chair Of Westside Cities Council Of Governments

Posted May. 23, 2015, 10:42 am

Santa Monica Mayor and long-serving City Councilmember Kevin McKeown has been elected Vice-Chair of the Westside Cities Council of Governments, a multi-jurisdictional body addressing regional issues including traffic, transit, social services, and sustainability.

Santa Monica College student Jochebed (Jo) Smith holds a copy of the New York Times with her essay 'Swearing Off the Modern Man,' selected as one of the four finalists in the Modern Love College Essay Contest.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Santa Monica College Student A Finalist In New York Times Essay Contest

Posted May. 23, 2015, 10:39 am

Santa Monica College student Jochebed (Jo) Smith has been named one of the four finalists in the New York Times Modern Love College Essay Contest.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Health, Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Vaccinations & Governor Jerry Brown: What Will He Do?

Posted May. 23, 2015, 9:30 am

Now that the state Senate has generally ignored the loud, repeated and unscientific outcries of anti-vaccination crusaders, it’s likely the Assembly will fall into line this summer and pass a law eliminating religious belief as an excuse for not getting children inoculated before they enroll in public schools.

News, Santa Monica, Water

Metropolitan Water District To Consider Increase Budget For Rebates By $350 Million

Posted May. 23, 2015, 9:08 am

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District will consider a proposal next week to add $350 million to its budget to provide rebates and incentives for Southland residents to remove water-guzzling turf and install low-water-use fixtures.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

DA Won't File Case Against Casey Kasem's Widow Over His Care

Posted May. 23, 2015, 8:56 am

Los Angeles County prosecutors declined today to charge radio icon Casey Kasem's widow with abuse or neglect of her late husband.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Antoinette Perry will be a soloist at Santa Monica Symphony’s free show this Saturday night.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Staying In Town This Memorial Day Weekend? Santa Monica Symphony Presents Free Show

Posted May. 22, 2015, 10:02 am

The Santa Monica Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Guido Lamell, celebrates Memorial Day weekend with a concert this Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 pm in Barnum Hall, on the campus of Santa Monica High School.

Beverley Mitchell (“7th Heaven,” “Secret Life of the American Teenager”) was on-site to paint a mural, play with kids, and help spread the love nationally by donating $50,000 to Boys

News, Santa Monica, Boys And Girls Club, Pier

Chalk Paint Mural Event A Success Next To Santa Monica Pier

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:59 am

RoseArt art supplies teamed up with actress Beverly Mitchell as part of the creation of a 40,000 square foot chalk paint mural next to the Santa Monica Pier on Tuesday, in order to encourage the children of Santa Monica to be creative and go outside during the summer.

From left: Incoming Chair Gregory Day, general manager Shutters by the Beach; Laurel Rosen, President/CEO Santa Monica Chamber; Chair Julia Ladd, Santa Monica Place/Macerich; and past Chair, Brad Cox, CBRE.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Up Front With Incoming Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce Chair Gregory Day

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:53 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 90th Annual Installation Dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows on Wednesday, June 10 at 5:30 pm.

Bob Holbrook, Dennis White, and Cindy Bandel.

News, Music, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica Honors Bob Holbrook With Virtuoso Community Leader Award

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:52 am

Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) honored former Santa Monica Mayor and City Councilman Bob Holbrook on May 17 with its second Virtuoso Community Leader Award.

Latest Santa Monica City Hall news.

News, Santa Monica, City Hall

Santa Monica Approves Prefunding Post Employment Benefits For City Employees

Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:49 am

Santa Monica City Council on May 12 approved a prefunding of other post employment benefits (OPEB) for City employees, totaling $2,506,785 in fiscal year 2014-15.

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