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LOBSTER TRIVIA: See the answer to how many tourists visit Santa Monica annually.

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This week, Paul Sand founder of the West End Theatre stops by to discuss the opening of the new theatre on the Santa Monica Pier.

Sandra Lyon

News, Smmusd, Lyon

SMMUSD Superintendent Lyon to Leave Post for Palm Springs

Posted May. 2, 2016, 11:33 am

Superintendent Sandra Lyon, who has served as superintendent of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District since 2011, announced her plans to leave SMMUSD for the superintendent position of the Palm Springs Unified School District, effective July 1, 2016.

After 12 years with the La Scala Opera in Italy, noted tenor Stefano Milani will make his Los Angeles debut Sunday.

Stefano Milani, Bayview Rooftop Concert, Bayview Rooftop Concert Hall, Marina Del Rey Marriott Hotel

“Stefano Milani Sings” in the Bayview Rooftop Concert Hall high atop the Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel

Posted May. 2, 2016, 10:40 am

“Stefano Milani Sings” in the Bayview Rooftop Concert Hall high atop the Marina del Rey Marriott Hotel.

Is There Really Such a Thing asManopause?

Manopause, Menopause, Middleagedmen, Angrymen


Posted May. 2, 2016, 10:29 am

Can Men Suffer from Manopause?

Local Artists Take Pride of Place at TAG

Tag Gallery, Los Angeles Artists

TAG Gallery Amplifies the L.A Art Scene in Group Show

Posted May. 2, 2016, 10:04 am

Tag Gallery brings out the best of Los Angeles Artists

Four Clowns was founded by Jeremy Aluma, who has collaborated with his clowning mentor, David Bridel, for years. “Lunatics

News, Art, Shakespeare, Things To Do

Clowning Around, Shakespeare-Style

Posted May. 1, 2016, 10:01 am

Shakespeare died 400 years ago this past Saturday, so it seems somewhat fitting that beginning today, local troupe Four Clowns, will be staging their latest production, “Lunatics & Actors,” at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.

Walk To Africa Prepares for Annual Event

News, Santa Monica, Walk To Africa

Walk To Africa Prepares for Annual Event

Posted May. 1, 2016, 10:00 am

More than 1,000 eager walkers will lace their shoes for the 8th annual Walk to Africa in Santa Monica mid-May, joining together to raise much-needed funds for medical and child services in Africa.

Last Chance for LUVE as Initiative Wraps Sunday

News, Luve

Last Chance for LUVE

Posted May. 1, 2016, 9:51 am

The Residocracy-backed neighborhood LUVE initiative has set themselves the target of meeting the required 6,500-signature mark today to ensure its place on the November 8 ballot.

Trader Joe's

News, Santa Monica

Stajich: PC vs Politics vs Simple Good Taste

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:54 am

While it might not have struck you as a major headline, I took great interest in a story published in The Mirror last week concerning a Trader Joe’s employee who is suing the food store chain.

The 2nd annual ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance! kicks off National Mental Health Awareness Month Saturday, April 30.

News, Santa Monica, Mental Health

ShakeIt! Self-Acceptance on the Promenade

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:48 am

The 2nd annual ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance! kicks off National Mental Health Awareness Month today in Santa Monica on the 1300 block of Third Street Promenade.

“Eye in the Sky” starring Helen Mirren.

News, Santa Monica, Film

"Eye in the Sky" Film Review

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:42 am

“Eye in the Sky” is a tense political thriller offering a balanced viewpoint in the rules of engagement.

Get Hugging! World Laughter Day Sunday in Santa Monica.

News, Ocean Park, Hug

Hug Me - Tomorrow at Ocean Park Beach

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:39 am

The “Hug Me” humanitarian campaign of hug therapy will be officially launched at the 2016 celebration of World Laughter Day tomorrow, May 1 at Ocean Park Beach, 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica,from 1pm until 3pm.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica

APB - The Latest from SMPD

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:36 am

The latest from Santa Monica Police Department with Tim Broughton's twist: Alert Police Blotter!

Candy Chang

News, Art, Annenberg Community Beach House, Things To Do

Social Practice Artist Candy Chang at Annenberg Community Beach House

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 12:31 pm

The Annenberg Community Beach House is hosting an evening with artist Candy Chang, Tuesday, May 10 from 6-8pm. Inspired to visit Santa Monica by her interest in the psychology of place and the City’s award-winning Wellbeing Project, Chang will share her past and present work and demystify the creative process.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Schools, Smmusd

SMMUSD’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 12:11 pm

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

News, Mid-city Neighbors

Mid-City Neighbors Meet Tomorrow

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 12:00 pm

Santa Monica's Mid-City Neighbors are holding their Annual Meeting tomorrow, with all in the neighborhood invited to attend.

Metro line Santa Monica

News, Santa Monica, Metro

Free Metro Rides! May 20, 21

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 11:54 am

As part of the celebrations for the opening of the Expo Line to Santa Monica on Friday, May 20, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer free rides on Friday and Saturday and will hold station celebrations on Saturday, May 21

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Charlie Sheen

Santa Monica Judge Dissolves Protective Order Against Charlie Sheen

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 2:18 pm

A Santa Monica judge today dissolved a protective order put in place against Charlie Sheen on behalf of his ex-fiancee, Scottine Ross, over allegations the actor threatened to have her killed.


News, Minimum Wage, Jobs

Santa Monica Will Have a Local Citywide Minimum Wage

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 12:48 pm

July 1, 2016 marks the first day that Santa Monica will have a local citywide minimum wage. This change is part of Santa Monica’s efforts to foster an economic environment that supports all workers.

Belmar Apartments, the largest affordable housing development that the City of Santa Monica has ever helped finance, is now providing homes for 160 families.

News, Santa Monica, Housing, Lifestyle, Rental Assistance Vouchers

New Santa Monica Payment Standard and HOUSE Program

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 12:13 pm

The City of Santa Monica Housing Authority (SMHA) now has stronger tools to assist tenants with obtaining affordable housing. Santa Monica rents have increased well above Federal program limits, making rental assistance vouchers noncompetitive in the housing market.

Pico Drain

News, Santa Monica City, Pico Drain

Updated - Resident Outrage: Pico Kenter Drain Opened by City Today, Stormwater Released Without Warning (VIDEO)

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 11:04 am

Resident Larry Price, who is a member of the Surfrider Foundation was on the beach this morning when he saw Santa Monica City Council workers in a bulldozer, opening up the Pico Kenter Drain that flows directly into the ocean.

Phil and Stephanie

News, Brock On Your Block, Ps1

Brock on Your Block: Phil Investigates Ongoing Noise Complaints and Speaks with Stephanie Kong Uhler (VIDEO)

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 10:47 am

Phil investigates ongoing noise complaints against private school PS1 in the Santa Monica Mid City neighborhood and speaks with Stephanie Kong Uhler.

Bill Cosby.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Cosby

Cosby Case to Move Forward, Santa Monica Court Rules

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 10:09 am

A lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who claims the comedian sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15 years old can move forward, a judge in Santa Monica has ruled.

Building Expo

News, Transit, Expo

Expo CEO Richard Thorpe To Retire

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 10:07 am

Richard (Rick) Thorpe, Chief Executive Officer of the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, today announced he will retire on May 6, 2016, after more than 40 years in the transit industry and just prior to the scheduled opening of Phase 2 of the Expo light rail line on May 20th.


News, Smpd, Drugs

Santa Monica Police to Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 9:50 am

The Santa Monica Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is opening its doors for unused prescription drugs Saturday.


News, Santa Monica, World Laughter Day

Get Hugging! World Laughter Day Sunday in Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 26, 2016, 10:19 am

Everybody knows that laughing and hugging feel good, but few realize how valuable these simple tools can be in improving our every day wellness and wellbeing.