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Former Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould has been forced to resign from Management Partners as part of a settlement agreement that he violated the City’s anti-corruption law known as the Oaks Initiative by going to work for the firm after approving their contracts.

News, City Manager, Santa Monica, Courts

Former Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould Forced To Resign As Part Of Corruption Settlement

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 10:41 am

Former Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould has been forced to resign from his new job at Management Partners as part of a settlement agreement after it was alleged he violated Santa Monica’s anti-corruption law by accepting employment with the consulting firm whose contracts he signed while City Manager.

On this episode of Westside Top 5, host Melanie Camp tells us the top five places to go plane spotting

News, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Top 5 Plane Spotting Spots On The Westside!

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 10:21 am

On this episode of Westside Top 5, host Melanie Camp tells us the top five places to go plane spotting

Santa Monica College (SMC) maintained its hold as California’s No. 1 community college in transfers to the University of California for the 25th straight year. SMC also topped in transfers to USC, Loyola Marymount University, and in combined transfers to the UC and California State University system. Cinthia Magaña (pictured) transferred to UCLA – the most popular UC destination for SMC students – this fall.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Santa Monica College Does It Again, Ranked No.1 Transfer College To UC System For 25th Year

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 10:07 am

Santa Monica College maintains its hold as California’s No. 1 community college in transferring students to the prestigious University of California (UC) system, for the 25th consecutive year.

Jennifer and Elijah, 2, an Upward Bound House family.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica's Upward Bound To Benefit From 'Giving Tuesday' Initiative

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 9:56 am

With an estimated 25,000 homeless residents in Los Angeles, homelessness in LA has increased 12 percent in two years.

Santa Monica Police Department, along with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Westside Impact Project, are hosting a free responsible beverage service training for alcohol establishments in Santa Monica today, Dec. 1.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Cops To Host Responsible Alcohol Service Training Today

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 9:45 am

The Santa Monica Police Department and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will host a training this week to help bartenders and other staff of bars, clubs, restaurants and liquor stores in Santa Monica to sell and serve alcohol responsibly.

Mayor McKeown and Councilmember Pam O’Connor join McKinley principal Susan Yakich and parents and students at the Bike Festival.

News, Santa Monica, Biking

Family Bike Festival A Big Success For Santa Monica Cyclists Of All Ages

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 9:43 am

The City of Santa Monica’s Safe Routes to School Program partnered with the McKinley Elementary School sustainability and beautification committee and Santa Monica Spoke (a local bike advocacy group) to host more than 600 attendees at the Family Bike Festival held on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Cops Bust Man, 19, For Exposing Himself On Santa Monica Beach

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 9:25 am

A 19-year-old Los Angeles man was busted after exposing himself to passersby on Santa Monica Beach.

The Dream Orchestra will perform at St. Monica Catholic Church on Dec. 3 and 4.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Dream Orchestra's Two Concerts Of Handel’s “Messiah” To Take Place This Thursday, Friday

Posted Dec. 1, 2015, 9:10 am

The Dream Orchestra’s performance of Handel’s ”Messiah” was so popular last year that two concerts are planned this year. The performances will be held this Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3 and 4, at St. Monica Catholic Church, 725 California Ave., Santa Monica.

From left: Coach David Listenberger, Ethan Finkel, Daniel Allen, Alex Groenendaal-Jones, Jonah Dylan, Andrew Wedeking, Ayden Georgi, and David Olds.

News, Crossroads, Santa Monica, Cross Country

Crossroads Boys Cross Country Team Finishes 9th In The State

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 10:15 am

The Crossroads Boys Cross Country team finished 9th in the State this past Saturday after a stellar performance in Fresno.

 Virginia Avenue Park on the corner of Cloverfield and Pico Boulevard.

News, Health, Senior, Santa Monica

WISE & Healthy Aging’s Benefits Enrollment Clinic Thursdays At Virginia Avenue Park

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 10:05 am

What if you could help a senior save $104.90 a month on the Medicare Part B premium? Or qualify for up to $194 in CalFresh benefits to pay for food? Or get some extra help paying for prescription drugs?

The 63rd anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will return Dec. 13 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, located at 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Religion

Santa Monica Nativity Scenes To Return For 63rd Year On Sunday, Dec. 13

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 9:48 am

The 63rd anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will start Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015.

Kevin McKeown.

News, Environment, Santa Monica

McKeown To Present Santa Monica’s Ambitious Climate Action Project, Progress At Paris Climate Summit

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 9:45 am

This week kicks off the highly anticipated 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (also known as COP21 for the 21st Gathering of the Conference of Parties) in Paris.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Woman Arrested After Hitting Man Over The Head With A Bottle

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 9:18 am

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 18, officers of the Santa Monica Police department were on patrol in the 2900 block of Main Street when security personnel from an area discotheque flagged them down after an alleged assault had occurred on the premises.

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

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Dec. 4

Posted Nov. 30, 2015, 9:12 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Dec. 4 in the following locations:

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2' tops the weekend box office.

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

'Hunger Games' On Track To Top Box Office For Second Week With $75.8 Million

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 10:17 am

Hollywood had a "solid, but not record-breaking" Thanksgiving weekend, with the latest Hunger Games movie, and a new Disney Pixar flick, in the one-two positions.

Shore Hotel is located at 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Hotel

Shore Hotel To Host Community Blood Donation Drive Monday

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 9:22 am

Shore Hotel will host a community blood drive in partnership with Cedar-Sinai’s blood donor services from noon to 6 pm on Monday, Nov. 30.

It's moving day for Sam and Abby, and the traffic could be a problem.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Traffic

‘California Rolls’ Onto Westside TV: Get To Know The Mirror’s Own Comedy Starlet

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 9:09 am

Westside TV’s host Denyc (Poole) has returned from the Miami Web Festival with the award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work in the new series “California Roll.”

News, Hollywood, Holidays

Hollywood Christmas Parade Returns Today!

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 8:47 am

Comedy magic duo Penn & Teller will preside as grand marshals today when the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade makes its way through city streets.

Latest police news and updates.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Explosion: Man In Custody After Igniting Fire Inside Apartment

Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 8:32 am

A man is in custody, being held on suspicion of arson, for allegedly igniting a fire today inside of his unit at an apartment building in Santa Monica.

A Naam Yoga Superclass will be held in Mexico City on Sunday.

News, Santa Monica, Yoga

Santa Monica Naam Yoga Founder To Lead Global Meditation In Mexico Sunday

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 10:16 am

The founder of Santa Monica-based Naam Yoga, Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, will guide tens of thousands of people in a global meditation for peace on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 am PST in Mexico City.

Pauley Pavilion.

News, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA To Celebrate Pauley Pavilion's 50th Anniversary Sunday

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:45 am

UCLA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pauley Pavilion Sunday, including offering tickets in several sections of the arena's upstairs level for $3.50, the price of a ticket for a game in the 1965-66 season.

Metro trains will run on a busy test schedule early today across West Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail, Metro

Metro Trains To Run On Busy Test Schedule In Santa Monica Today

Posted Nov. 28, 2015, 9:28 am

Metro trains will run on a busy test schedule early today across West Los Angeles and Santa Monica, Metro officials said.

From left, football quarterbacks and NFL veterans Cade McNown (Bruins 1995-1998) and Rodney Peete (USC 1985-1988) with record-holding wide-receiver Danny Farmer (Bruins 1996-1999).

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Trojans vs. Bruins: A Los Angeles-Rotary Tradition

Posted Nov. 27, 2015, 9:18 am

The Santa Monica Rotary Club merged with its sister club in Westwood Village Friday, Nov. 20 to revel in the greatest cross-town rivalry in football: USC vs. UCLA.

Arlo is a two-year-old sweet boy who would love a human companion of his own to devote all of his adoring attention to! Could that be you?

News, Pets, Nkla

NKLA Pet Adoption To Waive Adoption Fees Today Through Monday

Posted Nov. 27, 2015, 9:05 am

The NKLA Pet Adoption Center has adoptable dogs and cats from featured NKLA Coalition partners, including Arlo and Nightingale. There will be no adoption fees on most pets Nov. 27-30.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Obituary: Jesse Joseph Poliquin March 18, 1923 – Nov. 19, 2015

Posted Nov. 27, 2015, 8:51 am

Jesse Joseph Poliquin, of Santa Monica passed away Nov. 19, 2015. Jesse was born March 18, 1923 in Norwich, Connecticut, to Agnes and Jesse Poliquin.

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