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News, Venice, Courts

Venice Residents Demand No-Camping Enforcement In Lawsuit

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 1:26 pm

A residents group today filed a lawsuit against the city and county of Los Angeles, alleging public officials have allowed dangerous conditions and nuisance problems to continue in Venice by failing to enforce no-camping rules on the beach and boardwalk.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Where To Find Santa Monica Real-Time Election Results

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:51 am

Election Day is this coming Tuesday, Nov. 4 and real-time election results will be coming in all night long at smvote.org.

News, City Council, Environment, Santa Monica, Water

Santa Monica City Council Dedicates $400K To Water Incentives, Conservation

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:47 am

The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night advanced the City’s call for immediate water conservation and dedicated an additional $400,000 towards incentive and conservation programs.

News, Apb, Police Department

Santa Monica Resident Arrested After Kicking Woman In The Head In Park

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:40 am

A 30-year-old Santa Monica resident was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 18 after kicking a woman in the head for no apparent reason.

Locanda del Lago executive chef Gianfranco Minuz creates Kabocha Squash Soup.

News, Dining, Santa Monica, Halloween

VIDEO: Locanda Del Lago In Santa Monica Serves Up Kabocha Squash Soup

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:25 am

Halloween isn't just for kids, here's some fun ways to eat pumpkins and squash. Hot Flash Universe host Barbara Bishop stopped by Locanda del Lago to try their Kabocha Squash Soup.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

Spirit Airlines Flight Returns To LAX After Reported Bird Strike

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:23 am

A reported bird strike forced a domestic flight from LAX into an extended holding pattern above Los Angeles before it returned to the airport early today.

News, Santa Monica, Television

"The McCarthys'' Premieres On CBS Tonight

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:21 am

"The McCarthys,'' a comedy about a close-knit, sports-crazed Boston family, premieres at 9:30 p.m. tonight on CBS, thanks to a rare second chance from the network's executives.

News, Health, Ucla, Westwood

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Unionized Nurses Protest Over Ebola

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 8:44 am

A small group of unionized nurses gathered outside Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood on Wednesday saying they want more training and guidelines for handling potential Ebola patients.

Surveillance footage of the robbery suspect.

News, Malibu, Police Department

Authorities Release Footage Of Vons Store Tequila Thief

Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 8:38 am

The sheriff's Malibu/Lost Hills Station issued a photo Wednesday night of a man suspected of stealing tequila and personal hygiene products and then walking out of a Vons store in Agoura Hills.

All 14 Santa Monica City Council candidates participated in an election forum Tuesday night at Cross Campus.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Santa Monica Mirror's 2014 City Council Election Forum - Part One

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:54 am

All candidates running for the Santa Monica City Council on Nov. 4 took to the Cross Campus stage Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Santa Monica Mirror's election forum. The 14 candidates are running for three seats on the council.

Michael Edlen has helped over 1,000 clients achieve their real estate goals since 1986.

News, Real Estate, Columnist

Holidays & Real Estate – To Sell Or Not To Sell?

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:41 am

Is it a correct observation or a misconception that it is a disadvantage to list your home for sale during the holiday period? Conventional belief has generally been that November and December are the worst months of the year to have a home on the market.

News, Los Angeles, Health

Gay Rights Organizations Push For FDA Policy Change

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:28 am

A Southland-based group launched a statewide campaign on Tuesday urging federal officials to end a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who had sex with other men.

News, Los Angeles, Parks, Election

Sierra Club Opposes County Wide Parks Tax Ballot Measure P

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:25 am

The Sierra Club announced its opposition Tuesday to Los Angeles County ballot Measure P, which would levy a $23 annual parcel tax to fund the development of open space, trails and neighborhood parks over the next 30 years.

News, Hotels, Lax

Westin LAX Hotel Workers To Stage One-Day Strike Today

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:18 am

Workers at the Westin LAX Hotel plan to stage a one-day strike today to protest disciplinary measures taken against a housekeeper for failing to spot bedbugs in a room she was assigned to clear, a union official said.

News, Venice, Fire Department

Probe Expands For Extra Space Storage Blaze In Venice

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:13 am

A team from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined the probe into the Venice storage facility fire that injured several firefighters and took more than 14 hours to control.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Woman Arrested At Santa Monica Restaurant For Refusing To Pay Bill

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:15 am

Santa Monica police arrested a homeless woman on Saturday, Oct. 18 after this female suspect consumed a meal at a local restaurant then refused to pay.

Melissa and Eddie Rabin adopted the store’s 1,000th adoption on Oct. 8.

News, Santa Monica, Pets

VIDEO: L.A. Love and Leashes Shelter Shop Celebrates 1,000th Adoption

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:10 am

Pet adoption store L.A. Love and Leashes celebrated its 1,000th adoption on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

News, Santa Monica, Television, Cbs

CBS Gives Full-Season Orders To All Four New Dramas

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 9:07 am

CBS announced Monday it has given full season orders to all four of its new dramas -- "NCIS: New Orleans,'' "Scorpion,'' "Madam Secretary'' and "Stalker.''

News, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA Officials Announce $15 Million "Self-Replenishing Fund" For Energy Projects

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 8:58 am

UCLA officials announced today the creation of a $15 million "self-replenishing fund'' to support energy efficiency projects, such as the installation of motion-sensor light switches to water-saving plumbing fixtures.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Minimum Wage

Economic Development Committee To Discuss L.A. Minimum Wage Increase

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 8:54 am

A Los Angeles City Council committee today will take up a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $13.25 an hour by 2017, as well as the possibility of increasing it to $15.25 an hour by 2019.

News, Venice, Fire Department

Eight Firefighters Injured in Venice Storage Area Fire

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 10:01 am

Eight firefighters were injured battling the intense, 14-hour-plus fire at a storage facility in Venice that was finally put out just before 10 am yesterday.

News, Santa Monica, Politics

Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky asks Bobby Shriver to Stop Ad Campaign

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 9:54 am

Retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has asked Bobby Shriver to stop using an ad that he says creates the false impression that he has endorsed Shriver over rival Sheila Kuehl in the hotly contested Westside race to fill his seat.

News, Entertainment, Hollywood Bowl

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga To Perform Together At The Hollywood Bowl

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 9:38 am

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will perform together at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Radio City Music Hall in New York City next year, Live Nation announced today.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

News, California, Santa Monica

Michael Peevey Departure Not Enough: Clean Out Entire PUC

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 7:46 am

Sighs of relief were audible all around California the other day, when the embattled, disgraced Michael Peevey announced he would not seek reappointment to a third six-year term as president of the powerful California Public Utilities Commission.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested For Grabbing Woman's Buttocks

Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 7:44 am

A Santa Monica resident, 37, was arrested on Friday, Oct. 17 after grabbing a woman’s buttocks in public.

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