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NKLA adoption pets of the week: Jupiter (left) and Shelley.

News, Santa Monica, Pets, Nkla

NKLA Adoption Pets Of The Week: Jupiter & Shelley

Posted Apr. 18, 2015, 10:30 am

The NKLA Pet Adoption Center has adoptable dogs and cats from featured NKLA Coalition partners, including Jupiter and Shelley who are available to adopt today. All pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.

John Robertson and Amy Salko-Robertson, owners of TREATS; Barb Wittels, Pedego Santa Monica; and Linda Greenberg, executive director of SMMEF.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation Raises $55K Thanks To Electric Bike

Posted Apr. 18, 2015, 10:17 am

In a unique community collaboration, the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) partnered with Pedego Santa Monica and TREATS Frozen Yogurt and Dessert Bar to encourage donations supporting innovative programs in the Santa Monica-Malibu public schools.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Announces New Director Of Human Resources

Posted Apr. 18, 2015, 9:26 am

The SMMUSD Board of Education approved the appointment of Dr. Suzanne Webb as the new director of human resources at its April 16, 2015 regular meeting.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Drought

Both Logic & Illogic In Governor Jerry Brown’s Drought Plans

Posted Apr. 18, 2015, 9:12 am

There is both sense and nonsense in the $1 billion drought relief package announced by Gov. Jerry Brown in a parched Sierra Nevada Mountains meadow that usually is covered in deep snow on the date Brown walked through it.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

Santa Monica Doctor Awaiting Trial for Prescription-Drug Fraud Arrested Again

Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 3:41 pm

Two Southland doctors, including one from Santa Monica, who were already awaiting trial for alleged prescription-drug fraud were behind bars today, with prosecutors accusing the pair of violating the terms of their bail by continuing to write prescriptions.

Show Up Fitness is located at 1207 4th Street, Santa Monica.

News, Health, Business, Santa Monica

What’s So Special About Show Up Fitness In Santa Monica?

Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 12:41 pm

Show Up Fitness is a small private personal training studio in the heart of Santa Monica. It’s not a Crossfit, or a trendy group training boot camp style gym. They’ve got dumbbells, machines, balance tools, a squat rack, foam rollers, and even a Glute Station to help perk up that backside so many people are trying to achieve. But this still doesn’t really separate them from the saturated personal training market in Santa Monica. So what makes this quaint training studio at 1207 4th Street (Suite 150) so special besides its catchy name? Education.

Santa Monica Museum of Art will leave its home at Bergamot Station Arts Center, Building G1, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica.

News, Museum, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

Bergamot Loses Key Tenant: Santa Monica Museum Of Art To Move Out

Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 8:01 am

Slated to be a renewed hub of art, culture, and community, Bergamot Station Art Center has lost its anchor tenant. Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) will vacate its Michigan Avenue space May’s end this year.

Latest Santa Monica City Hall news.

News, City Council, Development, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Zoning Ordinance Update Meetings: Childcare, Cannabis, Cars & Capacity

Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 8:00 am

Santa Monica City Hall hosted two evenings of heated study sessions this week, with public comment and Council discussion on the proposed Zoning Ordinance Update (ZOU) taking more than 10 hours.

The California Incline, connecting Ocean Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, will be closing for renovation and widening.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Traffic, California Incline

Final Weekend To Use California Incline; Yearlong Closure Begins Monday

Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 7:58 am

Just in time for summer, the fabled California Incline that connects Pacific Coast Highway and trendy downtown Santa Monica will close Monday so it can undergo a yearlong rehabilitation.

Santa Monica’s 2015 Commuter Challenge is sponsored by RideAmigos, Urban Trans, Paradise Consulting, and the City of Santa Monica.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Gets On Board With Commuting Challenge

Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 7:57 am

Santa Monica businesses and organizations are saddling up for a commuter challenge that puts environmentally friendly transport options to the test, while boosting company culture and creating alternatives to the daily travel grind.

Head of Carlthorpe School Dee Menzies and students.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotarians Participate In “Hobby Day” At Weekly Meeting

Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 7:54 am

Last Friday, April 10, marked a special themed “Hobby Day” during the Santa Monica Rotary Club’s weekly meeting. After a prayerful invocation by Matt Williams, the club members collectively crooned “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in honor of the recent MLB kickoff.

Achinta S. McDaniel, Artistic Director and Founder of Blue13, a Los Angeles-based contemporary Indian dance company

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Tongva Park Kicks Off Second Season Of Cultural Programming

Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 7:52 am

Tongva Park presents an exciting second season of cultural programming beginning with a Bollywood-style community dance class this Wednesday, April 22.

Rob Stewart’s award-winning eco-documentary 'Revolution' will premiere at Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, April 18.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier

Free Screening Saturday Night On Pier Of Rob Stewart's Eco-Documentary

Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 9:54 am

A special free outdoor screening of Rob Stewart’s award-winning eco-documentary "Revolution" will be held at Santa Monica Pier this Saturday, April 18, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Boys and Girls Club members Leilani Stopani and Kanyjah Delancy show the rendering of the new Jack and Cindy Jones Youth Center. With the members are (left to right) donor Cindy Jones, HACLA President Douglas Guthrie, and donor John D. 'Jack' Jones.

News, Santa Monica, Boys And Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Santa Monica Launches Upgrades, Fundraising Challenge

Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 9:47 am

The Santa Monica Boys & Girls Clubs, in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), has launched a major renovation project of the Club’s Jack and Cindy Jones Youth Center, located in the Mar Vista Gardens public housing development.

From left: Warren Olney, Shifra Raz and Dick Grosslight.

News, Senior, Santa Monica

Warren Olney To Emcee WISE & Healthy Aging’s Awards Luncheon Saturday

Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 9:17 am

When the community gathers at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey on Saturday, April 18, for WISE & Healthy Aging’s annual Celebration of Caring awards luncheon, they will be greeted by a familiar face.

A screenshot from the water video 'Pretend.'

News, Environment, Santa Monica, Water

The Bay Foundation, LADWP Create Humorous Water Conservation Videos

Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 8:40 am

A lawn-owning, water-wasting consumer vs. a thirsty, angry crowd, and people pretending to recreate with water that’s not there, are the subjects of witty Public Service Announcement (PSA) videos that hit home with the public as the California drought heads into its fourth year.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation is a Canadian-American entertainment company. The company was formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 3, 1997, and is headquartered in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Film

Joss Whedon, Lionsgate Hit With Lawsuit Over 'Cabin in the Woods'

Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 8:18 am

Author Peter Gallagher is suing Joss Whedon and Lionsgate in Los Angeles, alleging the director stole the concept behind the film "The Cabin in the Woods" from his novel, according to court papers obtained today.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Louisiana Woman Arrested In Santa Monica Hotel After Fight With Her Husband

Posted Apr. 16, 2015, 8:15 am

A 41-year-old female resident of Louisiana was arrested and charged with corporal injury upon a spouse in response to her husband’s accusations that she scratched and punched him during an alcohol-fueled fracas.

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Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Why We Need Activity Centers

Posted Apr. 15, 2015, 9:15 am

Dear Editor, When I moved to Santa Monica over 15 years ago, I chose to live near Wilshire, a few blocks away from Von’s market. This choice provided access to transit and a grocery store to walk to.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

Measure R Parcel Tax General Information, Senior Exemption Application

Posted Apr. 15, 2015, 9:11 am

In accordance with the Senior Exemption provision of the Measure R Parcel Tax, the 2015-16 forms are being mailed and are due to be returned/postmarked by June 30, 2015.

Editor Brenton Garen interviews Dustin Plunkett, spokesman for Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.

Sports, Video, Santa Monica, In The Chair

VIDEO: Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles Spokesman Dustin Plunkett

Posted Apr. 15, 2015, 9:07 am

Special Olympics Board Member Dustin Plunkett stops by the studio to chat with Executive Editor Brenton Garen about the Special Olympics, his involvement and some of the details of the events that will take place in Los Angeles for the games.

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Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Why I Support Santa Monica Forward

Posted Apr. 15, 2015, 8:47 am

Dear Editor, I am very happy to be a part of a community in which not only does the city provide amazing resources that are not available in other places but the civic engagement is astounding. Santa Monica is a place where community members truly care. I was not born here, nor did I grow up here but I am still a Santa Monican.

Universal Music in Santa Monica has agreed to pay $11.5 million to settle digital royalties suit.

News, Business, Music, Santa Monica

Universal Music Agrees To Pay $11.5 Million To Settle Digital Royalties Suit

Posted Apr. 15, 2015, 8:39 am

Santa Monica-based Universal Music Group on Tuesday submitted a settlement resolving claims that it shorted recording artists on royalties from digital downloads.

Santa Monica Museum of Art will leave its home at Bergamot Station Arts Center, Building G1, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica.

News, Museum, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Museum Of Art To Relocate In May, Move To Interim Century City Space

Posted Apr. 15, 2015, 8:24 am

The Santa Monica Museum of Art has announced a planned gestation period in Century City to refine its vision and broaden its reach.

Brock on your Block host Phil Brock talks with Residocracy founder Armen Melkonians about zoning and development in Santa Monica.

News, Development, Video, Santa Monica, Brock On Your Block

Brock On Your Block: Zoning & Development With Armen Melkonians Part 2

Posted Apr. 14, 2015, 9:40 am

Brock on your Block host Phil Brock talks Residocracy founder Armen Melkonians about zoning and development in Santa Monica.

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