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Tongva After Dark presents a dynamic introductory lesson with Antics, a hip hop dance theater company, this Wednesday.

News, Seven Days, Parks, Santa Monica

Tongva After Dark Community Hip Hop Dance Lesson This Wednesday

Posted Jul. 6, 2015, 9:43 am

Tongva Park invites people of all ages and levels to participate in a high-energy hip hop dance class that will include a blend of street styles.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Police Department, Lax

Search Called Off After Missing Girls Who Arrived At LAX Found Safe

Posted Jul. 6, 2015, 9:39 am

A 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl visiting from Vietnam reported missing shortly after they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport were picked up by a man by arrangement with their families and are safe, according to airport police.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Woman Arrested In Santa Monica After Dozens Of 911 Calls From Payphone

Posted Jul. 6, 2015, 9:17 am

A 51-year-old homeless woman who made more than 50 time-wasting 911 calls from a payphone in Santa Monica was arrested on Thursday, June 25.

David Finkel has died age 83. He was an attorney who served as a Judge at the Santa Monica Courthouse, a Rent Control Board Member, a City Councilmember and, most recently, a Santa Monica College Board of Trustees member.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Obituary: David Finkel, Former SMC Board Of Trustees Member, Dies At 83

Posted Jul. 6, 2015, 9:08 am

David B. Finkel, a former member of the Santa Monica College Board of Trustees, retired Superior Court judge and a one-time civil rights activist, has died, the college announced today. He was 83.

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

News, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, July 10

Posted Jul. 6, 2015, 9:03 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, July 10 in the following locations.

Dockweiler State Beach.

News, Fire Department, Beach

Girl, 2, Burned After Climbing Into Fire Pit At Dockweiler State Beach

Posted Jul. 5, 2015, 7:46 am

A 2-year-old girl suffered burns to both her hands and feet after she climbed into a fire pit in Dockweiler State Beach, according to fire officials.

Today's 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final will be held between the U.S. and Japan.

News, Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica

Where To Watch FIFA Women's World Cup Final Today Between U.S., Japan

Posted Jul. 5, 2015, 7:17 am

Viewing parties for today's 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan will be held at five locations in Los Angeles County and in Tustin in Orange County.

News, Venice, Fire Department

Authorities Investigate Venice Fire Outside Rose Ave. Warehouse

Posted Jul. 5, 2015, 7:05 am

A pile of foam padding that caught fire outside of a Venice warehouse was being investigated by arson detectives, according to authorities.

Adopt Dixie! She is an adorable and affectionate Dachshund mix who is about three years old. Dixie gets along with other dogs and she is ready to curl up in your lap and be your new best friend. Dixie is from NKLA Coalition partner Downtown Dog Rescue and available to adopt at the NKLA Pet Adoption Center.

News, Santa Monica, Pets, Nkla

Adopt A Pet From NKLA $10 This July 4 Weekend

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 7:26 am

It’s the #Freedom100! The NKLA Pet Adoption Center is featuring kittens and cats for $10 and select dogs for $25 July 3-5!

Where To Watch July 4 Fireworks On The Westside

News, Holiday, Santa Monica

July 4 Fireworks Shows To Be Held Throughout L.A. County

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 7:20 am

Fireworks shows to mark the 239th anniversary of the nation's independence will be held tonight at several of Los Angeles County's iconic venues along with parks and high schools.

Pet owners are being urged to keep a close watch on their animals on the Fourth of July since fireworks frighten them.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, Pets

Keep A Close Watch On Pets During July 4 Fireworks

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 7:11 am

Pet owners are being urged to keep a close watch on their animals on the Fourth of July since fireworks frighten them, prompting them to run loose onto streets and freeways, get lost or wind up in shelters.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Police Department, Palms

Gunman Taken Into Custody As SWAT Team Arrives At Metro PCS Store In Palms

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:58 am

A gunman who reportedly took an employee hostage and barricaded himself inside a Metro PCS store in the Palms area gave up just as a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team was about to enter the premises, authorities said.

Pauline Alchian will celebrate her 100th birthday on July 4.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica

A July 4 Birthday To Remember: Local Resident Turns 100 Today

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:29 am

Century. That word is more than just an insurance company; It’s 100 years. In the U.S. alone from 1915-2015, four generations passed, there were two world wars and the cold war, as well as Vietnam and Korea, among others. The country went from the roaring ‘20s to the Great Depression to McCarthyism to Civil Rights, and everywhere in between. Now imagine living through all of it.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

News, Health, Columnist, Hot Flash

Do You Drink Enough Water?

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:25 am

Water. Everyone says drink water. It’s healthy for you. It will help you lose weight faster. It will help your skin look beautiful. It will make your whole body run better.

The Food and Drug Administration, which oversees most food labels, requires food manufacturers to list Trans Fats on products with 0.5 grams or more of Trans Fat. In less than 3 years, trans fats will be banned from usage in food nationwide.

News, Health, California, Santa Monica

Trimming The Trans Fat: Helping The U.S. Get Healthy

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:24 am

Trans fats; they are typically found in partially hydrogenated oils (PHO’s), which is used to deep-fry food and preserve processed foods like potato chips, cookies, and cakes. While trans fats are easy to use, inexpensive to produce, and last a long time, they are responsible for raising bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and lowering good (HDL) cholesterol levels.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

News, Opinion, Santa Monica

PUC Reform Bills Too Little,Too Late

Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:18 am

It’s the same with the state Public Utilities Commission these days as with almost everything else: by the time state legislators notice something is a problem, things are so bad, so extreme that other people and agencies have already acted.

Manning Insurance CEO Richard Manning and his daughter Maureen Manning.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Manning Insurance, Delivering A Holistic Approach To Insurance For 30 Years

Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

Insurance can be complicated, but it doesn’t need to be, says Richard Manning, CEO and self-described “grandpa” of Manning Insurance.

A scholarship, sponsored by the law firm of Harding Larmore Kutcher and Kozal, LLP,
was awarded to Shaila Hernandez (third from left). Pictured is Susan Annett, scholarship
committee co-chair, Ken Kutcher, a partner in the law firm, and Nat Trives,
Rotary Club past president.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotarians Hear Merits Of Paul Harris Society

Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

Rotary District 5280 Foundation chair Rick Mendoza spoke to the Santa Monica Rotary Club June 26 about the Paul Harris Society, a 15-year-old program named for Rotary’s founder, and encouraged Rotarians to annually support the Rotary Foundation.

Santa Monica councilwoman Pam O'Connor.

News, City Council, Planning Commission, Santa Monica

Planning Commission Vote Sends One Council Member Headed For The Door

Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

The task of making appointments to the Santa Monica Planning Commission became heated at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 23 with Councilwoman Pam O’Connor almost storming out the meeting in dramatic fashion.

Artist Greg Chadwick will exhibit 14 oil paintings at Upper West restaurant starting Sunday, July 12.

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

Meet Artist Gregg Chadwick At Upper West Opening Reception July 12

Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

Delightful Santa Monica restaurant Upper West is counting down the days ‘til its next featured artist celebration next weekend when the art on its walls is changed for the next few months.

Verizon Wireless opened its newest Destination Store on Wednesday in Santa Monica.

News, Downtown, Business, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Verizon Opens Fifth U.S. 'Destination Store' In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

On a rare cloudy morning on the Third Street Promenade on Wednesday, a new store opens its doors to the public. Its purpose is to provide new technology to those who seek it – to those who want to leap into the future. No, it is not the Apple store. It’s Verizon Wireless.

A new app lets Big Blue Bus users track how far away their bus is though it’s currently not very accurate.

News, Transportation, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

My Experience: Big Blue Bus’ Real-Time Updates Inaccurate

Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

As of only a couple of weeks ago, Santa Monicans can now use an application called Transit to track the movement of their Big Blue Bus through real-time GPS updates. In addition to using the schedules posted at stops or looking online – which at best only gives a 30-minute window of when a bus could possibly be arriving – bus users can now see whether or not their bus is behind schedule.

The 12 acres of tie-downs at Santa Monica Airport will eventually be turned into parks, but the time frame of when that will happen is uncertain.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, City Hall, Smo

FAA Agreement With City Finally Expires, City Leaders To Go To Washington, D.C.

Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

A 31-year-old agreement between the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) and the City of Santa Monica concerning Santa Monica Airport ended Wednesday, allowing for the city to begin reclaiming its control of SMO, a little at a time.

Ocean Park Association will host its ninth annual Fourth of July Parade at 9:30 am this Saturday.

News, Holiday, Main Street, Santa Monica

Happy July 4 Weekend! Santa Monica Parade Returns To Main Street On Saturday

Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am

More than 8,000 spectators are expected along the sidewalks of Main Street this Saturday for the 9th Annual Fourth of July Parade in Santa Monica.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Ucla, Westwood

UCLA Stats For Fall 2015 Semester: 16,027 Prospective Freshman Offered Admission

Posted Jul. 2, 2015, 12:44 pm

UCLA has offered admission to 16,027 prospective freshmen for the fall 2015 semester -- representing 17.3 percent of applicants -- along with 4,905 transfer students, the university announced today.

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