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The high volume Big Blue Bus shelters at Santa Monica College.

News, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Redesign Underway For Failed Big Blue Bus Shelters

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:30 am

The redesign of Big Blue Bus' double-seat unit is underway with anticipated modifications to the seat size, spacing, and the arm/back configurations.

Big Blue Bus' new real-time signs at Santa Monica College high-volume bus stops is now operating at Pico at 18th Street.

News, Santa Monica College, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Real Time Big Blue Bus Signs Now Live At Santa Monica College

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:27 am

Big Blue Bus opened the first stops with real-time signage as part of its two-year Bus Stop Improvement Project last Friday.

The first person to walk into the new Dunkin’ Donuts at 5 am on Tuesday will receive free coffee for a year.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Dunkin’ Donuts Opens In Santa Monica On Tuesday

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:12 am

Some economists would tell you there is no such thing as a free lunch. Surely economists would apply the same academic rule to a free cup of coffee. Still, the first person to walk into Dunkin’ Donuts’ newest location in Santa Monica will receive free coffee for an entire 12 months. Whoever this person is would definitely accept the free coffee offer without giving second thought to its “economic cost.”

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Teens Arrested In Santa Monica After Firing Shots At Group On 16th Street

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:09 am

Three males in their late teens were arrested on Sunday, Aug. 24 after firing multiple shots at a group of people. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department received a radio call at 1:06 am on this day informing them that shots had been fired in the 1800 block of 16th Street.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, History

The History Of Labor Day: An Annual Tribute To Workers Since 1882

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:06 am

Labor Day, a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the nation, was first celebrated in the U.S. on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Flow Of Hacked Celeb Nude Photos Decreases Online

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:01 am

Stolen nude photos of Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, super-model Kate Upton, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and others were leaked online by an unknown hacker in what appears to be one of the largest security breaches involving celebrities, the Los Angeles Times reported.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Seven Temporary Santa Monica Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Sept. 5

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 8:55 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Sept. 5 in the following locations:

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

"Guardians Of The Galaxy" Remains At Top Of Box Office

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:39 am

After regaining the box office top spot last week, Guardians Of The Galaxy remains ahead of the pack, according to preliminary Rentrak estimates for the three-day Labor Day weekend.

News, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Operate On Sunday Schedule On Labor Day This Monday

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:38 am

Big Blue Bus is reminding its users that all buses will operate on a Sunday schedule this Monday, Sept. 1 in observance of Labor Day. Regular service resumes on all routes Tuesday, September 2.

News, Business, Santa Monica

New Chase Manager Named For 226 26th Street Branch In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:26 am

Chase has named Sergio S. Salup manager of its Santa Monica branch, located at 226 26th Street. In this role, Salup will be responsible for the daily operation of the branch and lead a team of 11.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

13 New Administrators Welcomed At Nine Santa Monica-Malibu Schools

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:24 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu School District has welcomed 13 new administrators have joined the ranks as principals, assistant principals and directors across nine schools within the District.

Sets are custom sunglasses with interchangeable arms.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Fashion

Santa Monica-Based "Sets" Sunglasses Allow For Interchangeability Of Sides

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:17 am

A Santa Monica-based company is hoping to help people be more fashionable through its polarized, wayfarer-style sunglasses that incorporate a unique hinge design that allows for easy interchangeability of the sides.

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, Downtown, Music, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Made In America Festival To Conclude Today With Kanye West, Iggy Azalea

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:01 am

A two-day concert featuring Kanye West, Iggy Azalea and Kendrick Lamar is due to conclude today in Grand Park.

The  Los Angeles chapter of A New PATH is demanding greater access to Naloxone for overdose prevention and to eliminate the stigma by treating drug overdoses like any other medical emergency.

News, Health, Santa Monica

International Overdose Awareness Day March This Sunday In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:32 am

As part of the 14th annual International Overdose Awareness Day this Sunday, Aug. 31, a march will be held in Santa Monica through the streets and Beachfront Walk.

Benjamin Kay says he comes across the same single-use culprits in the ocean: plastic films/wrappers, grocery store bags, and balloons that look like jellyfish, which he collects one to two times a week when he surfs off Bay Street.

News, California, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay-Backed Plastic Bag Ban Bill Passes Both Houses Of Legislature

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:26 am

Sending a powerful message nationally that the plastic pollution plague can be abated, California state legislators on Friday night approved landmark legislation that bans the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies statewide.

Donations have come pouring in for the 'Hav A Sole' movement that is helping homeless people receive lightly worn unwanted shoes.

News, Santa Monica, Homelessness

"Hav A Sole" Helps Homeless With Lightly Worn Shoes From The Community

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:11 am

In a world where all we see on the news is kids getting high or even shot, I wish people could see what I see, when I look at my son, Rikki, and all his friends.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Lax

LAX Meth Case: British Gay Porn Star "Bruno Knight" Pleads Guilty

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:05 am

A British gay porn star busted at Los Angeles International Airport after he was found attempting to smuggle a half-pound of crystal meth in his body pleaded guilty on Friday to a federal drug possession charge.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pch

Eight People Injured In Big Collision On Pacific Coast Highway In Malibu

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:02 am

Eight people were injured, including three who required hospitalization, in a three-vehicle collision in Malibu on Friday night that caused closure of a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in both directions.

Author Craig Horowitz with his book “The Legislative Legacy of Edward M. Kennedy.”

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Author Writes Book On Ted Kennedy’s Legislature

Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 8:50 am

For Santa Monica resident Craig Horowitz, his recently published book “The Legislative Legacy of Edward M. Kennedy” is an achievement five years in the making.

Police say missing Hollywood man Bobby Tally, 48, and has a traumatic brain injury.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Missing Hollywood Man Last Seen In Santa Monica On Monday

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:15 am

Police are seeking the public's help in locating a 48-year-old man with a traumatic brain injury who left his home in Hollywood earlier this week and was last seen later the same day at a Starbucks in Santa Monica.

Len Lanzi (VP-Programs), Allison Hastings, Carole Sarian (both guests of the speakers), Bill Watkins (speaker), Stacy Swanson (guest of speaker), Tim Gallagher (speaker), Matthew Fienup (colleague of Bill Watkins).

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Welcomes Honolulu Rotarian

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:11 am

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica held its weekly meeting on Friday, Aug. 22 at the Riviera Country Club with the spotlight on its major fundraising event, the upcoming Wine & Jazz Festival.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

St. John’s Malpractice Trial Continues This Week

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:07 am

A civil trial against St. John’s Hospital and Health Center continues into its second week at the Santa Monica Courthouse.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Santa Monica Airport

Court Dismisses Anti-Santa Monica Airport Lawsuit

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:04 am

A lawsuit filed last week on behalf of those who want Santa Monica Airport (SMO) shut down or limited in its operation was dismissed, meaning a pro-airport ballot initiative will be allowed to be presented to voters in the upcoming Nov. 4 election.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Ocean

Venice Man Pulled From High Surf Thursday Without A Pulse

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 9:01 am

A 27-year-old man was pulled from high surf in Venice on Thursday without a pulse. Rescuers administered CPR and restarted his pulse as he was taken to a hospital, where he arrived in grave condition, said Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department, which responded along with Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards.

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