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Hosted by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, each year the free Festival of the Chariots attracts crowds of pople to Venice. However, at this weekend's festival not everyone had come to celebrate the Krishna Consciousness. Watch the violent fight that happened when protesters attacked...

News, Venice, Video, Police Department

VIDEO: Culture Clash At Festival Of The Chariots On Sunday

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 10:13 am

There is not one cloud. Draped overhead the languid palm trees and a sweaty crowd that clogs Ocean Front Walk lays a clear blue sky. You can’t fight the flow of people and weaving only puts you face to face with the oncoming mix of those fighting their way back in the opposite direction.

National Night Out is an opportunity for the Santa Monica Police Department and the community to meet and mingle.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica's National Night Out Celebration Happening Tonight

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 9:42 am

The Santa Monica community is invited to join forces with Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks, members of the Santa Monica Police Department and thousands of communities nationwide to celebrate the 32nd National Night Out tonight, Aug. 4.

Latest Santa Monica City Hall news.

News, Business, Santa Monica

City Of Santa Monica Invites Businesses To Q&A Sessions On Minimum Wage

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 9:29 am

The City of Santa Monica invites local businesses to attend a presentation of "Proposed Minimum Wage Ordinance for Santa Monica" that will be held in the coming weeks.

News, Santa Monica, Television

Louganis Documentary Premieres Tonight On HBO

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 9:14 am

"Back on Board: Greg Louganis," a documentary that the four-time Olympic gold medal-winning diver describes as "a raw look at my life," premieres at 10 p.m. tonight on HBO.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Arrested In Santa Monica After Stealing Shopping Cart, Yelling Profanities

Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 9:08 am

A 31-year-old homeless man was carted off to Santa Monica Jail on Wednesday, July 22, after drawing attention of police after yelling profanities while possessing a stolen shopping cart.

The tours will begin at the northeast corner of San Vicente Boulevard and 4th Street. Advance reservations are required. Visit to learn more and reserve your spot.

News, Video, Santa Monica, History

VIDEO: Stumble Upon The Rich History Of San Vicente Courtyard Homes

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 10:57 am

The tours will begin at the northeast corner of San Vicente Boulevard and 4th Street. Advance reservations are required. Visit to learn more and reserve your spot.

Renowned dance instructor Ludis Benitez teaches the rudiments of Cuban Salsa to kids and teens at the Montana Ave. Branch as part of the summer program.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Library

VIDEO: Montana Ave. Library Hosts Weekly Dance Teen Cultural Dance Series

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 10:52 am

Renowned dance instructor Ludis Benitez teaches the rudiments of Cuban Salsa to kids and teens at the Montana Ave. Branch as part of the summer program.

Missing Special Olympics athlete Shion Isimel of Cote d'Ivoire.

News, Police Department, Lax

Ivory Coast Special Olympics Athlete Missing; Last Seen At LAX

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 10:38 am

A Special Olympics athlete from the Ivory Coast went missing today at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting a search of the airport, restaurants, hotels and bus lines in and around LAX.

Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline A. Seabrooks, Mayor Kevin McKeown, Fire Marshall Eric Binder and City Manager Rick Cole.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Santa Monica City Officials Celebrate Start Of Expo Line Train Testing

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 10:22 am

The first active rail tests of the long-awaited Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica have finally begun. These early evaluations of the Overhead Catenary System, which powers the trains, crossing gates, and traffic signals, represent key milestones on the path to completion slated for spring 2016.

Latest Fire Department news.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firefighters Join Efforts To Control Northern California Wildfires

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 9:55 am

Firefighters and equipment from Los Angeles and Orange County fire departments, including Santa Monica, were being deployed in northern California today in the battle to knock down 18 wildfires plaguing areas made tinder dry by the drought.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Man Arrested After Stealing From Souvenir Kiosk At Santa Monica Pier

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 9:23 am

A Thousand Oaks man, 42, was arrested at Santa Monica Pier on Tuesday, July 21, after stealing items from one of the souvenir kiosks.

Traffic alert! This week's Santa Monica temporary lane closure information.

News, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Aug. 7

Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 9:09 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Aug. 7 in the following locations:

Nudity was used to make important statement amidst the ashes from the recent forest fire at Big Bear. Pictured is Santa Monica actress Marie Paquim.

News, Santa Monica, Photography

Santa Monica Actress Featured In Burnt Out Big Bear Photo Shoot

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 9:30 am

Big Bear recently experienced one of the worst forest fires in its history, with over 31,000 acres burned along the eastern flank of the San Bernadino Mountains. Luckily, there was no loss of life, but in the words of Nick Bruinsma, Public Information Officer for Big Bear Fire, recovery of the forest will last “beyond my time.”

The Special Olympics World Games conclude today in Los Angeles.

News, Sports, Los Angeles

Special Olympics World Games To Conclude Today At Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 9:13 am

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games will come to a close today in the same venue where they began this time last week -- the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Marina Del Rey, Police Department

Person In Critical Condition After Vehicle Overturns In Marina Del Rey

Posted Aug. 2, 2015, 9:05 am

A person suffered critical injuries while in a vehicle that overturned today in Marina del Rey. The crash at Admiralty and Palawan ways was reported to the California Highway Patrol at 6:46 a.m., said CHP Officer Peter Bishop.

HelloTech is a new on-demand tech support service provided by fully-vetted and trained team of techs.

News, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Need In-Home Tech Support? HelloTech Has Got You Covered

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:50 am

HelloTech is a new on-demand tech support service provided by fully-vetted and trained team of techs. Each of the techs is hand-selected, background-checked and completes a comprehensive training program. In addition to a complete range of tech support services, HelloTech also provide new technology consultation and training.

Michael Edlen has helped over 1,000 clients achieve their real estate goals since 1986.

News, Real Estate, Santa Monica

Things People Wish They Had Known About Selling A House

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:31 am

There are certain things a seller can avoid if they would like to get their home sold for the best price in the shortest time. Though no selling process is without mistakes, most are easy to avoid.

Latest Fire Department news.

News, Fire Department, Brentwood

Apartment Fire In Brentwood; Man, 70, Suffers From Minor Smoke Inhalation

Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 9:25 am

A 70-year-old man suffered minor smoke inhalation during a fire today at an apartment building in Brentwood.

Three people were taken into custody today after a lifeguard was attacked at Venice Beach.

News, Venice, Police Department

Venice Lifeguard Beaten Thursday Night; Three Arrests Made

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 10:55 am

Three people were taken into custody today after a lifeguard was attacked at Venice Beach.

Santa Monica City Council has started to look at how they want to select and regulate the two medical marijuana collectives that are to be within city limits.

News, City Council, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica City Council Discusses How To Regulate Marijuana Collectives

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 10:13 am

Weed Maps, a way for medical marijuana patients to find collectives near them – a sort of Yelp for marijuana, where patients can look up prices and read reviews – shows that Santa Monica has almost 24 marijuana delivery services.

Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday approved two contracts for nail patrol and deckboard replacement at Santa Monica Pier.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Pier

Consent Calendar Round-Up: Nail Patrol & Deckboard, Background Check, Surveys

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 10:00 am

Santa Monica City Council approved a handful of consent calendar items at its Tuesday, July 28 night meeting, including nail patrol and deckboard replacement at Santa Monica Pier, background check updates, bi-annual satisfaction surveys, and electrical and street lights.

Lifeguards warned the public on Wednesday of the dangerous rip currents that have formed along the coast of Los Angeles County beaches, including Santa Monica and Malibu (pictured).

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Surf

Big Swell Has Lifeguards Busy Along L.A. County Beaches

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 9:47 am

It was high tide on Wednesday and Santa Monica Beach was crowded for a weekday, the large waves making there way to the feet of onlookers as they cautiously took a few steps back. People watched as surfers and body boarders would ride the four-foot sets

Whole Life Balance incorporates a variety of treatment protocols, including but not limited to Vitamin IV Drip Therapy, Fascial Stretch Therapy, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga, Pilates, and personal training.

News, Health, Business, Santa Monica

What It’s Like To Get Drip IV Vitamins At Whole Life Balance In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 9:36 am

Walk toward the tail end of the hall and you’ll find a uplit, neon room. The white curtained walls glow azure as ambient music videos play from the 65-inch TV. Take a seat atop the sheepskin throw on the plush white couch, or ease onto the frosted leather recliner. This is place of luxury, fun, and consumption.

New Santa Monica Rotary Club president Tom Loo and guest speaker Professor Matthew Malkan, UCLA astrophysicist, who spoke about the origins of the universe.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Mission To Explain Everything: UCLA Professor Talks About Astronomy At Santa Monica Rotary Meeting

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 9:25 am

Four decades after Apollo 17 astronauts shot the “Blue Marble,” the first complete true-color image of the entire Earth, NASA released the updated version earlier this month of the fully sunlit Earth from one million miles away.

Latest Santa Monica High School news.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Olympic High School

PCB Inspection & Sampling Reports For Samohi, Olympic High Released

Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 9:21 am

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) is planning improvements to both Santa Monica High School (Samohi) and Olympic High School and has released the Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) inspection and sampling reports for materials that will be removed during the planned demolition and modernization on both campuses.

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