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Editor-In-Chief Brenton Garen discusses Cirque du Soleil's show "Totem" that opens this Friday, Jan. 17 at the Santa Monica Pier.

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

Santa Monica Beat

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.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica

New UCLA Students Hit The Streets To Do Good Deeds

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 10:10 am

About 6,500 new UCLA students are hitting the streets of Los Angeles today to do good deeds.

News, Election, Santa Monica

Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution Announce City Council Endorsements

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:54 am

Concerned Residents Against Airport Pollution has endorsed incumbent Kevin McKeown and Planning Commissioners Richard McKinnon and Sue Himmelrich for Santa Monica City Council following CRAAP's three-hour candidates forum on Sept. 22 that featured 13 of the 14 candidates.

News, Santa Monica, Ladwp

Sunset Boulevard In Holmby Hills Remains Closed After Water Main Rupture

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:52 am

A stretch of Sunset Boulevard in Holmby Hills remained closed today after a 12-inch cast-iron water main ruptured, causing flooding and cutting service to about 12 residents, a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokeswoman said.

News, Malibu, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Pch

Jennifer Lopez Rear-Ended By Suspected Drunk Driver In Pickup Truck In Malibu

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:22 am

Actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez were not hurt when their car was rear-ended by a pickup truck piloted by a suspected drunken driver in Malibu Saturday night.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Arrest 73-Year-Old For Elder Abuse

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:08 am

On Friday, Sept. 19, at 11:30 am officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 1000 block of 20th Street in order to investigate a report of elder abuse that also involved domestic violence.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Oct. 3

Posted Sep. 29, 2014, 9:00 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Oct. 3 in the following locations.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Learn About Biggest Issues Facing Teens At Free Santa Monica Event Wednesday

Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 9:36 am

Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) will hold a “Lunch & Learn,” a free community educational event discussing “The Biggest Issues Facing Westside Teens Today” this Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Detectives need the public's help in locating this vehicle.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Police Department

Traffic Detectives Need Help Locating White Ford Truck

Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 9:26 am

Traffic detectives at Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help in identifying and locating the owner of the vehicle in the above photograph that damaged another vehicle earlier this month.

News, Santa Monica, Busines, Lax

Greater Los Angeles Job Fair To Take Place Monday At Holiday Inn LAX

Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 9:21 am

The Greater Los Angeles Job Fair will take place this Monday, Sept. 29 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Holiday Inn LAX.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

L.A. To Las Vegas Motorists To Face New, Major Bottleneck For Months

Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 9:15 am

Drivers crossing the Cajon Pass between Southern California cities and Las Vegas will encounter a new and major bottleneck for the next few months, as a pavement replacement project moved into a new phase on Saturday.

News, Santa Monica, Pets

Pit Bull Mix Named American Hero Dog

Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 9:11 am

Susie, a pit bull mix from High Point, North Carolina, who was beaten, burned and abandoned, then became part of the campaign that changed North Carolina's animal cruelty laws, was named Saturday night as the American Hero Dog of 2014.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, Police Chase

High Speed Pursuit Cuts Through Santa Monica, Ends In Ventura County

Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 9:05 am

The driver of a black Mustang led California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit from the Inland Empire through Los Angeles County into Ventura County before a spike strip forced the car to stop at Pacific Coast Highway and Hueneme Road, a CHP officer said today.

News, Santa Monica, Box Office

Denzel Washington's "The Equalizer" Collects $35 Million To Top Box Office

Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 9:00 am

Denzel Washington has "once again proved he is one of the most bankable stars on the planet," an industry analyst said, as his new movie "The Equalizer" opened as the number one film in North America.

News, Transportation, West Hollywood, Ladwp

Lanes Reopen Following Sunset Boulevard Water Main Break In West Hollywood

Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 8:57 am

Three lanes of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood are reopened this morning after Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews completed repairs at the site of a water main break.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica

Why Six Californias Failed: It's A Lousy Idea

Posted Sep. 28, 2014, 8:55 am

There is little doubt about why the putative “Six Californias” ballot initiative that Silicon Valley billionaire Tim Draper hoped to put on the 2016 ballot failed: It was and is a terrible idea.

Sports, Santa Monica, Boxing

ESPN To Televise Boxing Fight From Barker Hanger In Santa Monica On Wednesday

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:50 am

Barker Hangar in Santa Monica will this Wednesday, Oct. 1 host boxing’s highest-ranking middleweights (Hassan N’Dam 30-1 18 KOs and Curtis Stevens 27-4 20 KOs) in a mandatory bout to earn a shot at the IBF Middleweight World Championship Belt, currently held by Sam Soliman (44-1 18 KOs).

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Public Safety Facility Installs Prescription Drug Drop-Box

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:35 am

The Santa Monica Police Department has installed a permanent, prescription drugs, disposal drop-box in front of the Public Safety Facility located at 333 Olympic Drive in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

The Bay Foundation Launches New & Improved Website

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:22 am

The Bay Foundation (TBF) launched its new website recently, a more thorough, easy-to-read and visually-engaging presentation of the organization that announced a new Executive Director in June and its new shortened name last Fall.

News, Pets, Beverly Hills

American Hero Dogs Awards To Be Presented Tonight In Beverly Hills

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:11 am

The American Hero Dog of 2014 will be announced tonight at the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards at The Beverly Hilton.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

Two Dozen LAX To Chicago Flights Canceled Friday Due To Chicago Fire

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:08 am

At least 23 flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Chicago were canceled Friday because of a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility.

News, Venice, Courts, Police Department

Man Charged In Venice Burglary In Which Woman Fled To Roof

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:06 am

A Los Angeles man was charged on Friday with breaking into the home of a Venice woman, who escaped by climbing onto her roof.

News, Environment, West Hollywood

Clean Up Continues From Massive Sunset Strip Water Main Rupture

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 9:03 am

A 36-inch water main installed nearly 100 years ago ruptured in West Hollywood on Friday, flooding streets and closing a section of Sunset Boulevard.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades

Two Alleged Burglars Arrested For Thefts In Pacific Palisades, Malibu, West L.A.

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 8:57 am

Police nabbed two alleged burglars who -- operating independently of each other -- committed a string of thefts in Pacific Palisades, Malibu and West Los Angeles, authorities announced Friday.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Election, Santa Monica

The Big Reason California Water Bond Will Pass: It Should

Posted Sep. 27, 2014, 8:54 am

The outcome is rarely certain when state government asks voter permission to spend $7.5 billion of the taxpayers’ money, but it’s also unusual for a ballot proposition to win as wide a range of support as Prop. 1 already had more than a month before the Nov. 4 Election Day.