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“Depending on the Ice Chest.” Art by Kenton Nelson

News, Santa Monica, Film, Laemmle

Laemmle Brings an Edge to Art House Film

Posted Feb. 13, 2016, 10:59 am

After an almost two-year renovation, Santa Monica’s historic Laemmle cinemas have reopened their doors, showing off more than a flashy coat of paint.

LA Marathon Map

News, La Marathon, Santa Monica, Street Closures

LA Marathon Hits Santa Monica Sunday - Essential Info

Posted Feb. 12, 2016, 10:30 am

It's LA Marathon time.. Here is all of the information that you need to ensure a great Valentine's Day weekend.


News, Santa Monica, Chinese, Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Celebrations Tonight and Tomorrow

Posted Feb. 12, 2016, 10:11 am

Santa Monica Place is celebrating The Year of the Monkey today and tomorrow with great fun for all.

A worker finishes painting

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Joslyn Park Mural Painted Over - Historical Plaque to be Relocated

Posted Feb. 11, 2016, 12:04 pm

Santa Monica City is completing work to paint over a mural in Joslyn Park by Art Mortimer as part of repairs to the park retaining wall. A plaque dedicated to the memory and community work of Ocean Park resident Valerie Nordstrom Barnard will be removed from the stair wall and installed in a new location within the park.

Broken by Mark Jacobs

News, Santa Monica, Art

Local Artist Mark Jacobs' Collection Opens Tonight - Free Event

Posted Feb. 10, 2016, 10:12 am

Santa Monica artist Mark Jacobs is hosting an opening reception and silent auction for Heal the Bay this evening.

Dogs in Love.

News, Santa Monica, Pets, Events

Puppy Love Valentine's Mixer for Single Pet Owners and Their Pups

Posted Feb. 9, 2016, 2:23 pm

Just ahead of Valentine’s Day, single pet owners and their pups can meet for love and drinks at Healthy Spot's Must Love Dogs singles meet-up, a pre-Valentine’s Day event at Art’s Table for dog lovers looking for love.

 Tammy Rusznak, Debbie Morgan, Tina Vanderhorst, Stephanie McMackin pictured presenting certificates of appreciation to Santa Monica Police Chief Seabrooks and Santa Monica Fire Chief Evaro.

News, Santa Monica, Smpd, Smfd, Transplant Games

Transplant Games Flag Signing at Santa Monica Beach

Posted Feb. 8, 2016, 1:18 pm

Transplant Games - Team Southern California (Team SoCal) will hosted a flag signing event, with SMPD and SMFD supporting the cause.

News, Santa Monica, Civic Auditorium, Letter To The Editor

Letter to the Editor: Civic Center Debate from John Cyrus Smith

Posted Feb. 8, 2016, 12:21 pm

Letter to the Editor: Civic Center Debate from John C. Smith, Santa Monica Recreation and Parks Commissioner

Mardi Gras Comes To Santa Monica with Aaron Neville

News, Santa Monica, Events, Aaron Neville

Mardi Gras Comes to Santa Monica with Aaron Neville

Posted Feb. 7, 2016, 8:00 am

Internationally-renowned performer Aaron Neville is set to light up The Broad Stage next weekend, bringing a touch of Mardi Gras to the city.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police

ABP: The latest in Santa Monica Police Department happenings.

Posted Feb. 7, 2016, 8:00 am

ABP: The latest in Santa Monica Police Department happenings.

Stunning Santa Monica Sunset Cam Gets One Million Views

News, Santa Monica, Beauty

Stunning Santa Monica Sunset Cam Gets 1 Million Views

Posted Feb. 6, 2016, 1:22 pm

Vibrant colors, striking vistas and simply beautiful sunsets are part of the everyday for many Santa Monicans. Now, thanks to Santa Monica Sunset Cam, they are also part of life for people across the world.

Chart showing rent growth in California cities.

News, Santa Monica, Rents

Santa Monica Rents Top Most Expensive List

Posted Feb. 6, 2016, 8:00 am

Santa Monica is one of the most expensive places to rent in California according to new statistics released this week.

Non-profit Human Farming Association’s current ad on a Big Blue Bus this week.

News, Santa Monica, City Attorney, Politics, Bbb

Bus Ad Drama Behind City Attorney Accountability Act

Posted Feb. 5, 2016, 12:19 pm

The Big Blue Bus’ (BBB) advertising policy comes before Santa Monica City Council Tuesday, with non-profit organizations calling for a change to regulations. Upset surrounding regulation interpretations in 2011 has, in-part, lead to one non-profit drafting their own initiative, the “City Attorney Accountability Act,” calling for the role to become an elected position.


News, Santa Monica, Fatality

Fatal Car Crash in Santa Monica Leaves at Least One Dead

Posted Feb. 5, 2016, 10:01 am

Tributes are filling the corner of Ocean Park and Centinela after a fatal car crash appears to have left at least one local resident dead.

The Housing Tour Gang

News, Santa Monica, Affordable Housing

Strolling Through Santa Monica's Affordable Housing

Posted Feb. 4, 2016, 12:18 pm

Graduate and PhD students of urban design at UCLA organized a walking tour of affordable housing projects in Santa Monica recently. Two were downtown, one in Ocean Park, and all had won awards from the American Institute of Architects.

CEO Richard Manning of Manning Insurance, left.

News, Santa Monica, Finance, Insurance

Simplifying the Insurance Maze

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 11:44 am

Wading through the minefields of insurance can be a daunting task for most of us. Faced with a barrage of insurance telemarketers, email-blasts and advertisements, it’s often hard to know which way to turn. One local firm is mixing up the way they approach the business in an effort to make choices and options more customer-centric.

Santa Monica Winds

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Wind Gusts Hit Santa Monica (Video)

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 11:38 am

Sunday saw trees felled and palm fronds impact traffic across Santa Monica. Clean up efforts were swift and most areas were clear by Tuesday.

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Opinion, Santa Monica, Feinstein

OpEd: The Polls Don't Look Good for Feinstein Today

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 11:32 am

The polls don’t look super-strong for Dianne Feinstein today. True, she has a very good approval rating in the latest surveys, the Field Poll showing 44 percent of California voters think she’s doing a good job and only 29 percent disapproving of her work.

Police presence.

News, Santa Monica, Smpd

Santa Monica Police Briefs

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 10:26 am

APB: Santa Monica Police Briefs from Tim Broughton.

Valentine card.

News, Santa Monica, Things To Do

Scissors at the Ready for Valentine Card Making and Music

Posted Feb. 1, 2016, 1:45 pm

The Artists’ League of the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club will host their 7th Annual Valentine Making and Music event this weekend as a fun get-together and fundraiser for education.

Chinois on Main

News, Santa Monica, City, Chinois On Main

Santa Monica City Pays Restaurant $25,000 for Sewage Mainline Problem

Posted Jan. 28, 2016, 1:40 pm

Santa Monica restaurant Chinois on Main was awarded a $25,000 settlement in Closed Sessions as part of Tuesday's Santa Monica City Council Meeting.


News, Santa Monica, Pets, Nkla

Seeking Loving Homes: NKLA Pets Carmella and Roy

Posted Jan. 28, 2016, 12:58 pm

Our NKLA Pets of the Week

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica, State Of The City

Santa Monica State of the City Tonight

Posted Jan. 28, 2016, 12:43 pm

Santa Monica's State of the City presented by Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce is on tonight.

(L-R) John Madigan and Brian Chase (Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce) and Robert Kronovet (Rent Control Board) assisted by Park Ranger Roger Gray, checked their statistics sheet at Palisades Park, at1.30am on Thursday, Jan. 28 during the Santa Monica 2010 Homeless Count.

News, Santa Monica, Homeless Count

Santa Monica Homeless Count Tonight

Posted Jan. 27, 2016, 2:32 pm

The City of Santa Monica will conduct its annual homeless count tonight.


News, Opinion, Santa Monica, Elias, Uc

Opinion: Campus Anti-Semitism Festers While UC Dithers

Posted Jan. 25, 2016, 4:44 pm

Opinion: There has been little more than dithering from the University of California and its top officials in the year or so since anti-Semitic episodes on several of its best-known and highest-ranked campuses became well known.

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