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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.

Visit the Farmers' Market for some tasty aphrodisiacs for Valentine's day!

News, Hot Flash

Hot Flash! Get "In the Mood" at the Farmer's Market - Little Known Aphrodisiacs for Valentine's Day

Posted Feb. 7, 2016, 8:00 am

Hot Flash: It’s almost Valentine’s Day. And for me, it’s the perfect time to learn about the best aphrodisiacs for the big day.

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.

News, Opinion, Stajich

Infrastructure: The New Domestic Terrorist

Posted Feb. 6, 2016, 1:24 pm

OpEd: There is a threat to the safety of Americans so elusive it often cannot be anticipated, and even when it is anticipated there is often no reaction against it… you know, without spending money or changing things. When it strikes, chaos ensues and the dangers can be deadly.

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.

Freshman Boys Baseball Players, left to right: Asher Burkin, Grant Smith.

News, Samohi, Event

Field Day: Students Prepare to Take on City Hall

Posted Feb. 5, 2016, 12:18 pm

Students and parents in Santa Monica are preparing to rally support for the one thing that is closest to their hearts; a sports field at the Civic Center.

Brock on Your Block

News, Video, Brock On Your Block

Phil Interviews Elaine Jones Stephenson Who Once Lived Above the Carousel (Video)

Posted Feb. 5, 2016, 12:14 pm

Phil interviews Elaine Jones Stephenson, who has written a book of fascinating stories about her family's life in an apartment above the Santa Monica Carousel during the years following the end of World War II. The book is titled "My Life above the Carousel in Santa Monica, and is available on Amazon and at the Santa Monica Pier.


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.

101 weekend closures

News, Traffic

101 Freeway Closed for 40 Hours This Weekend

Posted Feb. 4, 2016, 2:03 pm

Demolition begins tomorrow on the Sixth Street Viaduct, with detours around a 2.5-mile stretch of the Hollywood (101) Freeway that will be closed for 40 hours.

Gary Bover Performing with OSM

News, Music, Events, Kids, Osm

Recent OSM All-Mozart Concert a Great Success

Posted Feb. 4, 2016, 12:24 pm

Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) played an all-Mozart program late January, to a nearly full house in Santa Monica’s Moss Theater at the New Roads School.

Michelle LaJoie

News, Schools, Students, Scholls

Samohi Student Michelle Lajoie Named Candidate in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Posted Feb. 4, 2016, 12:23 pm

Michelle LaJoie, a graduating senior at Santa Monica High School, has been named one of more than 4,000 candidates in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

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.

Latest Fire Department news.

News, Breaking, Gas Leak, Urgent

Brief: Gas Leak on Olympic Clear

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 11:49 am

The Santa Monica Fire Department was dispatched to the 500 block of Olympic

From left, Caroline Schnakers, program chair; Norm Lane and Charles Berman, guests of the speaker; speaker Dr. Jean Dodds; and Rotary President Tom Loo.

News, Health, Rotary

Nutrirenomics: Foods That Heal Humans and Pets Alike

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 11:47 am

For pet owners, there are foods and supplements that humans and animals can share to optimize health and wellness. These foods, or “superfoods,” can be personalized to fit an individual’s needs, thanks in part to the science of nutrigenomics.

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.

RJ Holguin with Mackenzie Phillips at My 12 Step Store.

News, Health

My 12 Step Store Goes Beyond AA Chips and General Books

Posted Feb. 3, 2016, 11:40 am

As an affliction that affects so many in our community, addiction is a condition which sees additional resources as a welcome accompaniment to many a recovering-addicts arsenal. Research has shown that alcohol recovery patients who read the “AA Big Book” during their treatment process actually recover faster.

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.

Metrolink Covina State

News, Metro, Breaking

Metrolink Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Covina, is Santa Monica?

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 11:38 am

A Metrolink train struck and killed a pedestrian today in the Covina area, authorities said.

Meet Roy!

News, Pets, Nkla

Adopt a New Little Friend

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 10:30 am

NKLA Pets of the Week.

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.

There’s something about a train…

News, Opinion, Metro

There's Something About a Train

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 10:21 am

Opinion: Years ago, the late singer-songwriter Richie Havens got a gig writing a tune for Amtrak commercials. His husky voice had a wonderful quality of instant credibility and it was effective in relaying a simple idea regarding rail transportation: “There’s something about a train…”

Media Line Up Outside Santa Monica Courthouse

News, Cosby, Courthouse

Santa Monica Courthouse Hears Cosby Allegations

Posted Feb. 2, 2016, 10:10 am

A motions hearing is underway at Santa Monica Courthouse in Judy Huth's lawsuit against Bill Cosby.

Hydrogen run car.

News, Hydrogen Cars, Option

Opinion: Bad Energy Commission Choices Haunt Hydrogen Highway

Posted Feb. 1, 2016, 1:50 pm

The mid-January announcement from the chief executive of Toyota Motor North America about his company’s new hydrogen-powered Mirai luxury car received almost no attention outside a few trade newsletters.

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