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News, Santa Monica, Box Office

"No Good Deed" Tops Box Office With $24.5 Million In Sales

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:12 am

"No Good Deed'' opened in the number one spot at the North American box offices this weekend, with an estimated $24.5 million in sales.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Metro Base Fare To Jump 25 Cents On Monday

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:10 am

Passengers on Metro buses and trains will need a little extra change in their pockets Monday, as the base fare jumps by 25 cents.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Excessive Heat Warning In Effect Across Los Angeles Through Tuesday

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:06 am

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and a Red Flag Warning for the Los Angeles area through Tuesday.

News, Obituary, Santa Monica

Jazz Artist Joe Sample Dead At 75

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:04 am

Joe Sample, an iconic jazz and keyboard artist and composer whose music transcended genres and defied easy labels, has died at age 75.

News, Malibu, Transportation, Santa Monica, Pch

Repairs Start Monday Along PCH In Malibu

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:01 am

The strong waves that damaged Malibu's landmark pier this month also ate away at rocks next to one section of Pacific Coast Highway, and repairs will start Monday.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

Santa Monica College Free Fall 2014 Literary Series Begins This Tuesday

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 8:02 am

Santa Monica College begins its Fall 2014 Literary Series starting this Tuesday, featuring a line-up of distinguished authors and poets discussing and reading from their works.

News, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Community Food Drive Starts Monday At 123 Moving & Storage In Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:57 am

Move For Hunger is partnering with 123 Moving & Storage in Santa Monica to host a community food drive to help end hunger in the L.A. County community.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica

Full Moomat Ahiko Road Closure In Santa Monica Begins Next Week

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:46 am

Roadway rehabilitation will take place on Moomat Ahiko Road in Santa Monica beginning Monday, Sept. 15. This will result in a full closure between Ocean Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway.

News, Santa Monica, Obama

President Obama To Return To Los Angeles Oct. 9 For Gwyneth Paltrow Fundraiser

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:43 am

President Barack Obama will return to Los Angeles in October to attend a fundraiser at the home of actress and longtime supporter Gwyneth Paltrow.

News, Police Department, West La

Three Gun Shot Victims Hospitalized After Shooting At Venice Blvd./Bagley Ave.

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:39 am

A shooting in Palms left three people injured, one in serious condition, police said today. All three victims are hospitalized, authorities said.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pch

Southbound PCH At Big Rock Drive To Close One Lane Monday

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:34 am

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close one lane of southbound Pacific Coast Highway from Big Rock Drive to Las Tunas Beach on Monday, Sept. 15, 9 am to 1 pm.

Felicia (left) is a 10-month-old brown and white Tabby who is friendly and social. Precious is about 18 months old, and she is ready to be someone’s new best friend.

News, Santa Monica, Pets

NKLA Adoption Pets Of The Week: Precious & Felicia

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:32 am

Stop by the state-of-the-art NKLA Pet Adoption Center in West Los Angeles to meet dogs and cats from featured NKLA Coalition partners.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Annual Average County Beach Attendance Soars, As Does Number Of Rescues

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 11:27 am

Thanks to the Southland's persistent warm weather, attendance at Los Angeles County beaches this year has already soared well above the annual average, as has the number of ocean rescues, county lifeguard officials said today.

One of the ponies at the Santa Monica farmers market every Sunday.

News, City Council, Farmers Market, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Main Street Farmers Market Ponies Put Out To Pasture

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 9:02 am

Following six months of vigorous free-the-pony campaigning, the ponies and petting zoo that have been a familiar sight at Santa Monica’s Main Street farmers market will have to look for greener fields mid next year, after the city voted Tuesday night to exclude animals from the weekly event.

The City Council on Tuesday granted additional funding for the creation of Buffer Park.

News, City Council, Parks, Santa Monica

Consent Calendar Round Up: Santa Monica Parks Receive Funding

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 9:01 am

A recent funding grant will provide a huge amenities boost to current Buffer Park plans, thanks to an extended design contract awarded at the Santa Monica City Council meeting on Tuesday to encompass the improved facilities.

Pacific Park CEO/General Manager Mary Ann Powell was guest speaker last Friday (left). She is pictured with program chair Tish Tisherman.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Rotary Corner: Pacific Park CEO Mary Ann Powell Speaks At Santa Monica Meeting

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:59 am

The walls of the Riviera Country Club were once again filled with cheery laughs, philanthropic announcements, and an educational presentation on Friday, Sept. 5.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Santa Monica To Hit High Temperature Of 86 This Weekend

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:52 am

The heat wave gripping the Southland will gain strength today amid temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s, sustaining an elevated risk of wildfire and creating severe health risks, especially for the elderly.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, Westwood

Two Female Pedestrians Struck By Vehicle In Westwood

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:51 am

Two female pedestrians were struck by a vehicle in Westwood on Thursday night, with one hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

News, Malibu, Santa Monica, Pch

Caltrans To Close One Southbound PCH Lane Today For Barrier Installation

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:48 am

One lane of southbound Pacific Coast Highway will be closed in the Malibu area today so Caltrans crews can move concrete barriers that are in danger of falling down eroded hillsides.

The future of Bergamot Station Arts Center, which is home to the Santa Monica Museum of Art, took a turn in a different direction on Tuesday night after council members voted against a City staff recommendation to partner with 26th Street TOD Partners. Instead, the City will now enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement with Worthe Real Estate Group to develop the City-owned property.

News, City Council, Santa Monica

New Vision For Bergamot Station As City Council Votes Against City Staff

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:37 am

Santa Monica-based developer Worthe Real Estate Group has been granted an exclusive negotiating agreement to partner with the city on the Bergamot Station Arts Center project, following a council vote Tuesday.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Heat Wave Alert: Hot Weather Ahead For Santa Monica, L.A. Starting Today

Posted Sep. 11, 2014, 9:41 am

Starting today, the Southland will be in the grips of a heat wave that will generate temperatures in the 100s in some areas and an elevated risk of wildfire for several days, National Weather Service forecasters said.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Courts

L.A. Man Convicted For Murder Venice Woman Nearly Four Decades Ago

Posted Sep. 11, 2014, 9:27 am

A Los Angeles man was convicted on Wednesday of murdering an 80-year-old woman who was strangled inside her home in Venice nearly four decades ago, when the defendant was a teenager.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Man Hospitalized After Key Throwing Attack By Girlfriend

Posted Sep. 11, 2014, 9:21 am

A 26-year-old woman was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 30, after a late night argument with her Santa Monica boyfriend escalated to her throwing car keys at his face, causing a laceration above the boyfriend’s eye.

The Santa Monica BMW arson suspect seen purchasing gas immediately before the fire was reported Wednesday night.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department

Cops Release Arson Surveillance Footage After Arresting Wrong Suspect

Posted Sep. 11, 2014, 8:36 am

Santa Monica police have released surveillance footage of a man they believe responsible for an arson attack Wednesday night that completely destroyed four luxury BMWs and damaged others on the lot in the amount of $250,000 at a popular car dealership in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica councilman Kevin McKeown who is seeking re-election has gained the support of the California Nurses Association.

News, City Council, Election, Santa Monica

California Nurses Association Endorse Kevin McKeown For City Council Re-Election

Posted Sep. 10, 2014, 9:44 am

The California Nurses Association has endorsed the re-election of Santa Monica councilman Kevin McKeown at the Nov. 4 election where three seats are up for grabs.

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