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News, Los Angeles, Business, Hotels

L.A. City Council Tentatively Boosts Minimum Wage To $15.37 At Big Hotels

Posted Sep. 25, 2014, 8:30 am

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday tentatively approved a $15.37-per-hour minimum wage for workers at large hotels in Los Angeles.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hotels

L.A. City Council To Decide On Big Hotels Minimum Wage Increase Today

Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 8:59 am

The Los Angeles City Council is set to vote today on a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15.37 per hour for workers at big hotels in Los Angeles.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Weather

Flash Flooding Threatens Parts Of The Southland

Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 9:01 am

Flash flooding threatened parts of the Southland today as a combination of high heat and subtropical moisture created atmospheric instability, raising a chance of showers and thunderstorms, forecasters said.

News, Los Angeles, Education, Technology

Google Donates Nearly $1M Amongst 769 Los Angeles Unified District Schools

Posted Sep. 16, 2014, 9:33 am

Tech giant Google surprised hundreds of Los Angeles teachers on Monday by fulfilling their requests for books, microscopes, musical instruments and other classroom materials through the crowd-funding website

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, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Film, Sacramento

Garcetti In Sacramento To Seek Support For Expanding Film Tax Credit Program

Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 9:40 am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to be in Sacramento today to seek support for the expansion of a film tax credit program and funding for city projects.

News, Los Angeles, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Detour Rapid 10 Sunday For Ecuadorian Independence Celebration

Posted Aug. 9, 2014, 9:10 am

Big Blue Bus will detour its Rapid 10 route this Sunday, Aug. 10 from the first to last trip of the day due to the Ecuadorian Independence Celebration event in downtown Los Angeles.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Housing

Santa Monica Influences Proposed “Party House” Regulation In L.A.

Posted Aug. 8, 2014, 9:15 am

Los Angeles generally considers itself an influential civic leader in crafting policies that set the standard for similar laws to be emulated elsewhere. Sometimes, the influential policy making actually occurs a few miles to the west in Santa Monica. This week, the Los Angeles Public Safety Committee is weighing in on a motion to regulate “party houses” in the same vein as how Santa Monica regulated the “House of Rock.”

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Schedule For Obama's Third Los Angeles Trip In Three Months

Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 9:31 am

President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive aboard Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon for a planned 24 1/2-hour visit to conduct two political fundraisers and speak at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Hidden Cash Craze Returns; Treasure Quest Cut Short After Traffic Woes

Posted Jul. 12, 2014, 8:44 am

The real estate investor who gained worldwide attention in May for stashing cash in public areas for lucky treasure hunters to find is back in the Los Angeles area this weekend.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban To Expand To Smaller Grocery Stores On Tuesday

Posted Jun. 30, 2014, 9:20 am

Following in the footsteps of Santa Monica, Los Angeles' ban on plastic grocery bags will expand to smaller grocery stores starting Tuesday.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Television, Obama

President Obama To Visit Los Angeles Again

Posted Jun. 28, 2014, 9:45 am

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Los Angeles area July 23 to speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception and dinner at the home of television producer Shonda Rhimes.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Plastic Bag Ban

Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect In Los Angeles

Posted Jun. 28, 2014, 2:03 am

Los Angeles' ban on plastic grocery bags will expand to smaller grocery stores starting Tuesday, July 1.

Los Angeles, Health, Chla

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Ranked Top Five In The Country

Posted Jun. 11, 2014, 9:25 am

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked among the top five children’s hospitals in the country, a distinction that recognizes the hospital’s clinical expertise and the quality and breadth of its patient care.

News, Los Angeles, Basketball, Santa Monica

Donald Sterling To Still Sue The NBA

Posted Jun. 10, 2014, 9:28 am

Donald Sterling plans to still sue the NBA, according to a statement released by an attorney today.

News, Los Angeles, Election, Santa Monica

Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka To Square Off Nov. 4 For L.A. County Sheriff

Posted Jun. 4, 2014, 9:29 am

After falling just short of the number of votes needed to avoid a November runoff, Long Beach police Chief Jim McDonnell will have to hit the campaign trail again as he prepares to square off against former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka.

Former Microsoft CEO is reportedly the winning bidder to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers.

News, Sports, Los Angeles, Basketball, Santa Monica, Nba, Clippers

Ex-CEO Of Microsoft Wins Bid To Purchase Los Angeles Clippers

Posted May. 30, 2014, 12:45 am

Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, has reportedly won a bidding war to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers from embattled owner Donald Sterling.

News, Los Angeles, Health, Santa Monica, Chla

Walgreens Gifts Children's Hospital Los Angeles With $1.5 Million

Posted May. 28, 2014, 9:27 am

Walgreens, the country’s largest drugstore chain, has made a $1.5 million gift to support clinical care and research programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Memorial Day

Memorial Day Holiday Closures

Posted May. 26, 2014, 12:00 am

General information of services not available on Memorial Day.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Lottery, Powerball

$1.2 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Los Angeles

Posted May. 19, 2014, 8:00 am

A Powerball ticket worth more than $1.2 million was sold in Los Angeles, according to California Lottery officials.

Alicia Hall Moran as Bess and Nathaniel Stampley as Porgy in the American Repertory Theater's production of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Los Angeles, Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess - An Adaptation of a Musical Treasure

Posted May. 2, 2014, 9:36 am

For those of you who are purists and would prefer to not see this ground-breaking American folk opera fiddled with in any way, you may very well have problems with the American Repertory Theater’s version of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” on stage at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Windward trailed throughout the game.

Sports, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Windward, Basketbal

Windward Girls' Basketball Season Ends

Posted Mar. 19, 2014, 7:37 am

The top girls’ team in the land was one game away from the regional finals before Windward hit an Eagle road block. Etiwanda slipped past Windward 49-48, with good defense and an attacking offense that wouldn’t back down. USC-bound power forward Amy Okonkwo lead Eitwanda with 21 strong points.

Mike Bonin.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Politics

LA Councilman Mike Bonin Talks Transportation, SMO At SM Democratic Club

Posted Jan. 24, 2014, 9:28 am

Santa Monica is surround by three sides by the City of Los Angeles. With the nation’s second largest municipality enveloping the City by the Sea, both Santa Monica and Los Angeles are bound to share some common ground on key issues, such as jobs, transportation, and the Santa Monica Airport (SMO).

15-year-old Samohi sophomore Cydney Kone, a level 10 gymnast, poses during the 2013 Regionals in Arizona.  Kone is a balance beam specialist and hopes to perform one day in the Olympics.

Sports, Samohi, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Gymnastics

Local Gymnast Balances Perseverance With Success To Reach Olympic Goal

Posted Jun. 18, 2013, 3:37 pm

15-year-old Cydney Kone, a level 10 gymnast on the Broadway Gymnastics School team and a sophomore at Santa Monica High School, is actively planning her future by training for a promising career in gymnastics. Kone said that her goal is to one day compete in the Olympics and is already en route with her recent bronze win at the Region I Championships held April 12-14 in Phoenix, AZ. "My goals in gymnastics are to compete for Stanford University, and or go to the Olympics," said Kone.

Joey Curatolo (Paul McCartney), Joe Bithorn (George Harrison), Ralph Castelli (Ringo Starr), and Steve Landes (John Lennon) star in The Beatles tribute concert.

Los Angeles, Music, Hollywood

Pantages Theatre Presents 'Experience The Beatles With RAIN' Through May 12

Posted May. 7, 2013, 1:54 pm

The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood opens the production of “Experience The Beatles With RAIN” tonight with shows daily through this Sunday, May 12.

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