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News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

"Guardians Of The Galaxy" Remains At Top Of Box Office

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:39 am

After regaining the box office top spot last week, Guardians Of The Galaxy remains ahead of the pack, according to preliminary Rentrak estimates for the three-day Labor Day weekend.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Operate On Sunday Schedule On Labor Day This Monday

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:38 am

Big Blue Bus is reminding its users that all buses will operate on a Sunday schedule this Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. Regular service resumes on all routes Tuesday, September 2.

News, Business, Santa Monica

New Chase Manager Named For 226 26th Street Branch In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:26 am

Chase has named Sergio S. Salup manager of its Santa Monica branch, located at 226 26th Street. In this role, Salup will be responsible for the daily operation of the branch and lead a team of 11.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

13 New Administrators Welcomed At Nine Santa Monica-Malibu Schools

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:24 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu School District has welcomed 13 new administrators have joined the ranks as principals, assistant principals and directors across nine schools within the District.

Sets are custom sunglasses with interchangeable arms.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Fashion

Santa Monica-Based "Sets" Sunglasses Allow For Interchangeability Of Sides

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:17 am

A Santa Monica-based company is hoping to help people be more fashionable through its polarized, wayfarer-style sunglasses that incorporate a unique hinge design that allows for easy interchangeability of the sides.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Santa Monica

Garcetti To Announce $13.25 Minimum Wage Plan At Labor Day Rally

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:07 am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to announce his proposal to raise the Los Angeles minimum wage to $13.25 an hour during a Labor Day rally in South Los Angeles.

News, Downtown, Music, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Made In America Festival To Conclude Today With Kanye West, Iggy Azalea

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:01 am

A two-day concert featuring Kanye West, Iggy Azalea and Kendrick Lamar is due to conclude today in Grand Park.

The  Los Angeles chapter of A New PATH is demanding greater access to Naloxone for overdose prevention and to eliminate the stigma by treating drug overdoses like any other medical emergency.

News, Health, Santa Monica

International Overdose Awareness Day March This Sunday In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:32 am

As part of the 14th annual International Overdose Awareness Day this Sunday, Aug. 31, a march will be held in Santa Monica through the streets and Beachfront Walk.

Benjamin Kay says he comes across the same single-use culprits in the ocean: plastic films/wrappers, grocery store bags, and balloons that look like jellyfish, which he collects one to two times a week when he surfs off Bay Street.

News, California, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay-Backed Plastic Bag Ban Bill Passes Both Houses Of Legislature

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:26 am

Sending a powerful message nationally that the plastic pollution plague can be abated, California state legislators on Friday night approved landmark legislation that bans the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies statewide.

Donations have come pouring in for the 'Hav A Sole' movement that is helping homeless people receive lightly worn unwanted shoes.

News, Santa Monica, Homelessness

"Hav A Sole" Helps Homeless With Lightly Worn Shoes From The Community

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:11 am

In a world where all we see on the news is kids getting high or even shot, I wish people could see what I see, when I look at my son, Rikki, and all his friends.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Lax

LAX Meth Case: British Gay Porn Star "Bruno Knight" Pleads Guilty

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:05 am

A British gay porn star busted at Los Angeles International Airport after he was found attempting to smuggle a half-pound of crystal meth in his body pleaded guilty on Friday to a federal drug possession charge.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pch

Eight People Injured In Big Collision On Pacific Coast Highway In Malibu

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:02 am

Eight people were injured, including three who required hospitalization, in a three-vehicle collision in Malibu on Friday night that caused closure of a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in both directions.

Author Craig Horowitz with his book “The Legislative Legacy of Edward M. Kennedy.”

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Author Writes Book On Ted Kennedy’s Legislature

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 8:50 am

For Santa Monica resident Craig Horowitz, his recently published book “The Legislative Legacy of Edward M. Kennedy” is an achievement five years in the making.

Police say missing Hollywood man Bobby Tally, 48, and has a traumatic brain injury.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Missing Hollywood Man Last Seen In Santa Monica On Monday

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:15 am

Police are seeking the public's help in locating a 48-year-old man with a traumatic brain injury who left his home in Hollywood earlier this week and was last seen later the same day at a Starbucks in Santa Monica.

Len Lanzi (VP-Programs), Allison Hastings, Carole Sarian (both guests of the speakers), Bill Watkins (speaker), Stacy Swanson (guest of speaker), Tim Gallagher (speaker), Matthew Fienup (colleague of Bill Watkins).

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Welcomes Honolulu Rotarian

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:11 am

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica held its weekly meeting on Friday, Aug. 22 at the Riviera Country Club with the spotlight on its major fundraising event, the upcoming Wine & Jazz Festival.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

St. John’s Malpractice Trial Continues This Week

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:07 am

A civil trial against St. John’s Hospital and Health Center continues into its second week at the Santa Monica Courthouse.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport

Court Dismisses Anti-Santa Monica Airport Lawsuit

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:04 am

A lawsuit filed last week on behalf of those who want Santa Monica Airport (SMO) shut down or limited in its operation was dismissed, meaning a pro-airport ballot initiative will be allowed to be presented to voters in the upcoming Nov. 4 election.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Ocean

Venice Man Pulled From High Surf Thursday Without A Pulse

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:01 am

A 27-year-old man was pulled from high surf in Venice on Thursday without a pulse. Rescuers administered CPR and restarted his pulse as he was taken to a hospital, where he arrived in grave condition, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department, which responded along with Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Ocean

Authorities Identify Malibu Surfer Who Died In High Surf On Tuesday

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 8:59 am

A surfer who was found floating in the Pacific Ocean in Malibu and pronounced dead at a hospital was identified Thursday by the coroner's office as 54-year-old Silverio Rafanan Laconsay of Los Angeles.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

High Surf Advisory To Remain In Force Until Tonight

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 8:56 am

High Surf will batter the Southern California coast one more day today.

The new Starbucks at the corner of Main Street and Olympic Boulevard, part of The Village, has been granted a permit to serve beer and wine as part of its “Starbucks Evenings” concept.

News, Planning Commission, Business, Santa Monica

Starbucks Next To Tongva Park Permitted To Serve Beer, Wine

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 8:52 am

The sign on the building’s façade might read “Starbucks Coffee,” but the Seattle-based chain sporting a mermaid for a logo gained support for a conditional use permit (CUP) by the Santa Monica Planning Commission on Wednesday to serve beer and wine at one of its newest locations across the street from City Hall.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Compton Man Arrested In Santa Monica Parking Lot For Possessing Illegal Items

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:26 am

A 22-year-old Compton man was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 16 after Santa Monica police officers found the suspect in possession of a weapon, alcohol, and marijuana in public.

News, Santa Monica, Ocean

National Weather Service Says High Surf Most Significant Swell Since 1996

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:08 am

What the National Weather Service calls "damaging high surf, very strong rip currents and minor coastal flooding" were forecast in Southern California today as a result of huge swells generated by Tropical Storm Marie even though it is no longer a hurricane.

News, Venice, Santa Monica

Detectives Seek Help Identifying Suspects In Venice Boardwalk Brawl

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:04 am

Los Angeles police asked for the public's help in identifying several men recorded on video while fighting on Oceanfront Walk in Venice.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

House In Malibu In Danger Of Collapse Due To High Surf

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, 9:01 am

A house in Sycamore Canyon in Malibu was in imminent danger of collapse on Wednesday night because of the high surf pounding Malibu, according to a broadcast report.

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