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A new iPhone app and website called RadPad combines the best of Instagram and Craiglist functions to connect landlords and prospective renters across Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica-Based RadPad Raises $2M In Capital After Declining Acquisition Offers

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:38 am

Santa Monica-based RadPad, a mobile rental marketplace in Los Angeles, has announced an additional $2 million in capital through new and existing investors, after rejecting two recent acquisition offers.

Santa Monica Assistance League volunteer-members encourage the community to come visit its thrift shop.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Santa Monica Assistance League Fill 919 Back Packs With School Supplies

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:20 am

This happy group of Santa Monica Assistance League volunteer-members have just filled 919 back packs with school supplies for students in 21 local schools, including Schools on Wheels.

Barbara Bishop and her rescue Maltese Zoey.

News, Santa Monica, Pets, Hot Flash

Find A Best Friend At Santa Monica Animal Shelter

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:16 am

It lowers your blood pressure. It helps you to stave off depression. You can also lose weight while having fun. Sound like a miracle drug? This drug happens to be a furry, four-legged friend.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Judge Gives Casey Kasem's Widow Until Sept. 8 To Bring Lawyer To Court

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:06 am

A judge on Monday gave Casey Kasem's widow until Sept. 8 to bring a lawyer to court and state any objections to a request for about $500,000 in fees and other costs submitted by lawyers and others associated with the establishment of a conservatorship over the radio icon before his June 16 death.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested After Threatening Murder On Voicemail

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:03 am

Santa Monica police arrested a 19-year-old Santa Monica man on Friday, Aug. 8 after leaving threatening voicemails, claiming he was going to murder the victim’s father.

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News, Santa Monica, Technology

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Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:50 am

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News, Transportation, Santa Monica

L.A. County Gasoline Price Drops For 42nd Day

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:43 am

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped today for the 42nd consecutive day, decreasing two-tenths of a cent to $3.876, its lowest amount since Feb. 25.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Teen Returns From Archaeological Dig

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:37 am

Santa Monica teen Cecilia Brine recently returned home after working on an archaeological dig at the Roman City of Pollentia, in the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, one of the most important Roman cities in the days of the Republic and the Empire.

Four teenage musicians from Crossroads School in Santa Monica are helping save financially impacted music and education programs through their organization called Teens United Live.

News, Crossroads, Music, Santa Monica, Youth

Teens United Live: Saving Education Through Music

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:16 am

Four Crossroads seniors are reminding the community that age is but a number, and if anyone wants to make a change, then there needs to be something done about it.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Arrested After Disregarding Restraining Order

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:09 am

A 33-year-old Santa Monica man was arrested on Friday, Aug. 8 for disregarding a restraining order and broke into his brother’s apartment through a kitchen window.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Six Temporary Santa Monica Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Aug. 22

Posted Aug. 18, 2014, 9:03 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Aug. 22 in the following locations.

News, Downtown, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 On Detour Today For COFEM Conference & Expo

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:25 am

Big Blue Bus Rapid 10 will be on detour today, Aug. 17 from the first to last trip of the day due to the 9th Annual COFEM Conference & Expo event in downtown Los Angeles.

News, Santa Monica, Westwood

Congresswoman Karen Bass Condemns Anti-Semitic Fliers Left At A Westwood Business

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:21 am

Harsh words were on the record Saturday from a local congresswoman who is concerned over anti-Semitic fliers bearing swastikas that were left at a Westwood business.

News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Westwood

UCLA Offers Emergency Financial Assistance To Water Main Flood Victims

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:19 am

Employees and students of UCLA as well as others whose vehicles were damaged when a water main break sent about 20 million gallons onto the north side of the school's campus are being offered emergency financial assistance.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

40-Foot Powerboat Catches Fire, Sinks North Of Paradise Cove Off Malibu

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 9:17 am

A 40-foot powerboat caught fire and sank north of Paradise Cove off Malibu on Saturday, but no one was injured, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Three Men Arrested For Armed Robbery Of Santa Monica Parking Booth

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:58 am

Three men suspected in the armed robbery of a Santa Monica parking booth were arrested on Saturday after a freeway traffic stop, police said.

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Captures Top Spot At Box Office For Second Week

Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:54 am

The summer of movie remakes continues, with the new version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" taking in a modest $28.4 million this weekend, good enough to capture the number one spot at the North American box offices.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica

Malibu Power Outage After Possible Drunken Driver Takes Down Power Pole

Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 4:35 pm

Power went out in much of Malibu today when a car, possibly driven by a drunken driver, took down a power pole in Malibu Canyon.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Technology Company CallFire Provides Emergency, Weather Alerts

Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 2:55 pm

Santa Monica-based CallFire, a text and voice platform that simplifies telephone messaging, acts a liaison between businesses and customers by offering products like business text messaging, voice broadcasting, toll-free numbers, local phone numbers, call tracking, and power dialing for agents.

News, Santa Monica, Television

Full Nomination List For Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Today

Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 8:13 am

Bob Newhart, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Jane Fonda and Betty White are among the nominees for today's Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which will be presented at the Nokia Theater.

News, Santa Monica, Brentwood, 405 Freeway

One Injured In 405 Freeway Crash Near Brentwood

Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 8:10 am

One person was transported to an area hospital from a crash today on the San Diego (405) Freeway near Brentwood.

News, Santa Monica, Century City

No Injuries In 20th Century Fox Sound Stage Fire

Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 6:00 am

A fire broke out in a wooden storage locker in a sound stage at the 20th Century Fox lot in Century City on Friday, but no one was injured, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Welcomes Four New Administrators For New School Year

Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 6:00 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education on Wednesday approved the appointment Chris Regan as the new Assistant Principal overseeing Malibu Middle School, Dr. Yusuf Allahjah as the new Assistant Principal of John Adams Middle School, Dr. Ashley Benjamin as the new Assistant Principal at Franklin Elementary School, and Lynda Holeva as the new Assistant Principal at Will Rogers Learning Community / BTSA Coordinator for 2014-15.

Adopt Thor and Ranger today at the NKLA Pet Adoption Center in West LA.

News, Santa Monica, Pets

Adoption Pets Of The Week: Thor & Ranger

Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 6:00 am

Local pet adoption center No Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) in West LA has lots of loving cats and dogs that are looking for homes, including Thor and Ranger.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD: EPA Supports Environmental Testing As All Malibu Buildings Re-Open

Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 6:00 am

As the first day of school approaches, EPA officials issued a letter dated Aug.14 formally validating the District’s environmental testing program, noting that, “The District is meeting EPA national guidelines to protect public health from PCBs in schools by addressing the human exposure pathways of greatest concern, namely air, dust and soil.”

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