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A picture of L.A. during the 1984 summer Olympics.

News, Sports, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

USOC Announces L.A. As The Nation's Bid City For 2024 Summer Olympic Games

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 5:22 pm

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to move forward with a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, prompting the U.S. Olympic Committee to formally name Los Angeles as its official bidder for the athletic spectacle.

Latest Santa Monica College news.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

"Labor of Love" Fundraiser for SMC's Art Verge Study Abroad Scholarship at Art's Table Sept. 4-7

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:58 am

Come help Santa Monica College students learn firsthand what it means to be global citizens. All you need to do is enjoy a special meal this Labor Day weekend.

Dancer Bianca Blanco and Cesar Garfiaz, Blanco’s dance partner in the upcoming show.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica

Dancer Fuels Passion To Provoke Human Connection

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:19 am

When dancer Bianca Blanco, 34, was a young girl, she described herself as very shy. “I was not good at expressing myself verbally,” she said. “But when I had my first ballet lesson, I felt like I had been set free.”

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica

Heavy Drinking: Intoxicated Employee Showers Police With Saliva

Posted Sep. 1, 2015, 9:06 am

A 23-year-old man was arrested after spitting at Santa Monica police officers on Friday, Aug. 21.

William Wellman, Jr. spoke about his book “Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel” to a small local audience of film buffs at Barnes

News, Santa Monica, Author

Son Of A Hollywood Maverick Visits Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 9:44 am

William Wellman, Jr. has lived a very interesting life. “I’ve been an actor for almost 60 years,” the 78-year-old California resident said. “I worked in 56 features. I’ve done more leads in bad movies than almost any actor who can still get a job.”

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

Santa Monica, Traffic, Temporary Lane Closures

This Week's Temporary Lane Closures in Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 31, 2015, 9:21 am

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

Latest Santa Monica Public Library news.

News, Santa Monica, Library

Free College-Prep Programs At Santa Monica Public Library In September

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:52 am

Back to school time for teens often means stress about college. The Library can help! They’re offering several college-prep programs at the Main Library and branch libraries throughout the month of September. All programs are free and open to the public.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica

Prop. 47 Looking Like A Well-Intentioned Blunder

Posted Aug. 30, 2015, 10:36 am

The more time goes by since last fall’s passage of the high-minded Proposition 47, the more it begins to look like a well-intentioned mistake.

Host KristIn Strange goes to Show Up Fitness to speak with owner Chris Hitchko about their new 'Booty Camp' classes.

News, Video, Fitness, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Get Your Butt In Shape At Booty Camps At Show Up Fitness

Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 11:04 am

Host KristIn Strange goes to Show Up Fitness to speak with owner Chris Hitchko about their new “Booty Camp” classes.

Santa Monica resident Adam Rakunas will release his science fiction/fantasy novel “Windswept” in September.

News, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Author To Release First Novel "Windswept"

Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 9:45 am

Santa Monica-raised author Adam Rakunas has written a science fiction/fantasy novel, entitled “Windswept,” to be released in September.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Columnist, Hot Flash

The Real Hot Flash Universe

Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 9:08 am

So for more than a year, I’ve been writing this column, Hot Flash Universe. I have a confession to make. I thought I never had a real hot flash. Until now.

Traffic spills out into the streets at the In-N-Out in Westwood - a phenomenon seen at most locations on the Westside.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Traffic, Westwood

VIDEO: The In-N-Out Effect On The Westside

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:53 am

Let’s say someone is driving through Westwood after a dentist appointment, and if they’re anything like the average L.A. resident, they’ll know that Westwood is full of amazing food: In-N-Out, Fat Sal’s, Chick-Fil-A, everything delicious that will undo all of the effort their dentist has just expended to make their teeth look nice!

Elizabeth Riel.

News, Santa Monica, Courts

SMCLC Reveal Details In Elizabeth Riel Firing Lawsuit

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:47 am

The Elizabeth Riel saga just won’t seem to go away. Last year Riel was offered the job of Communications Director for the City of Santa Monica, but the position was later rescinded by former city manager Rod Gould. Riel filed a lawsuit and received a $710,000 settlement in July.

Latest Santa Monica City Hall news.

News, City Council, Santa Monica

Diversity, Mobility, Homelessness, SMO Identified As City's Top Priorities

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:43 am

While many people in Southern California were out at the beach or hiking or playing sports on a hot summer day, Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown and members of the city council spent Sunday in a special session to discuss the top issues and concerns facing the city today.

Latest Santa Monica City Hall news.

News, Santa Monica, Housing, City Hall, Rent Control

City: Santa Monica Is Losing 400-550 Rent-Controlled Apartments Annually

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:39 am

Santa Monica is one of the most desirable places in the world to live. The beautiful beach, world-famous Pier, fabulous restaurants and spectacular sunsets – it all combines to make this area unique and special.

Speaker Adam Lichtl, PhD (right), former Director of Research at SpaceX, with his wife, Patsy, and Rotarian Jay Smith.

News, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Inside SpaceX: Getting From The Blue Marble To The Red Marble

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:36 am

The Planet Mars is arguably the last frontier in space exploration (for now). When will we reach it? How will we get there? What will it take? And why do we want to go?

Director of Visual Arts Bobbie Rich (left) and Resonate LA Lead Pastor David Cobia with Summer of Soul Paintings.

News, Dining, Santa Monica, Art, Non Profits

Upper West Hosts Summer Of Soul’s Grand Finale On Sunday

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:20 am

The Summer of Soul Art Exhibition is, to some Santa Monica residents, symbolized by the giant pair of neon sunglasses that people have been able to draw at the beach at the Twilight Concert Series each Thursday night.

The Junior Social Entrepreneurship Summit was held last week at Annenberg Community Beach House as 14 JSES students either live, attend school, or have attended elementary school in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Youth

Junior Social Entrepreneurship Summit Comes To Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:16 am

The smiles on the students’ faces lit up the Farmshop Santa Monica space Friday, Aug. 21 as the 12 Junior Social Entrepreneurship Summit participants stood up one at a time to present their ideas to create positive change in the world, to the friendly Santa Monica audience at Farmshop LA.

Santa Monica High Sophomore quarterback Dariush Sayson went through throwing reps during practice this past week. The Vikings will play their first regular season game (non-conference) on Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 pm against Redondo Union at Santa Monica College.

Sports, Samohi, Santa Monica, Football

Samohi Football: Countdown To Season Kick Off Sept. 4

Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:04 am

Ramsey Lambert has been all over the map when it comes to coaching football at the high school and college level, but his latest stop is in Santa Monica. The new Vikings head coach already has an experienced squad to work with this season.

Accessible Health Insurance's mission is to build lasting client relationships based on a level of trust that is earned through wise counsel, positive results, clear and candid communication, and service that exceeds expectations.

News, Video, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Accessible Health Insurance Your One Stop Shop

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 9:36 am

Accessible Health Insurance's mission is to build lasting client relationships based on a level of trust that is earned through wise counsel, positive results, clear and candid communication, and service that exceeds expectations. Accessible Health Insurance is compensated by sales commissions and they’re transparent in their dealings. Often times their advice and good counsel is engaged without payment. That underscores their commitment to serve as an advocate, focusing their attention on putting clients' best interests first.

Latest weather news.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Region's Heat Wave Will Intensify Today; High Of 81 In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 8:43 am

The region's heat wave will intensify today, with temperatures reaching or surpassing the century mask in several communities, and the humidity could make the weather feel even more dreadful than it already is, forecasters said.

Middle School and High School students are invited to design a concept for a public artwork at the Santa Monica beach using renewable energy technologies as your sculptural material.

News, Santa Monica, Pier

Design Competition Combines Renewable Energy, Art For Santa Monica Pier

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 8:12 am

A unique STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) design competition from the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) began Aug. 15 that challenges anyone below age 19 to design creative applications of renewable energy technologies, cleanly harnessing natural forces (solar, wind, wave, tidal, etc.) for electricity.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Homeless Man Busted After Stealing Truck From Santa Monica Beach Parking Lot

Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 8:10 am

A homeless man who stole a truck parked in a Santa Monica Beach parking lot was arrested on Friday, Aug. 14. At 5:30 pm officers of the Santa Monica Police Department’s beach patrol were called to assist a victim who had detained the alleged thief of his truck.

This week on Brock On Your Block, host Phil Brock speaks with Mike Myers who is the Chair for the City of Santa Monica Arts Commission.

News, Video, Santa Monica, Arts

VIDEO: Brock On Your Block - Santa Monica Arts Commission

Posted Aug. 26, 2015, 10:21 am

This week on Brock On Your Block, host Phil Brock speaks with Mike Myers who is the Chair for the City of Santa Monica Arts Commission.

Us Weekly reports fireworks were set off at midnight for NBA player James Harden's 26th birthday.

News, Celebrity, Santa Monica

Kardashians To Blame For Late Night Fireworks Ruckus Off The Coast Tuesday Night

Posted Aug. 26, 2015, 9:58 am

Residents along the coastline including Santa Monica were rudely awakened to what appeared to be a random fireworks show off the coast last night.

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