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News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Register Now For 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day This Saturday, Sept. 20

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:59 am

Local environmental group Heal the Bay is asking residents to join the world’s biggest single-day volunteer event -- the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day -- this Saturday, Sept. 20

News, Santa Monica, Library, Education

Santa Monica Libraries Report Record Summer Youth Reading Stats

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:54 am

In Santa Monica, children are reading more than ever. At the Santa Monica Public Library, its “Fizz, Boom, READ” (for children) and “Spark a Reaction” (for teens) summer reading themes helped the reading stats explode.

One of the ponies at the Santa Monica farmers market on Sundays at Main Street.

City Council, Opinion, Letters To The Editor, Santa Monica

Letter To The Editor: Santa Monica Council Acts With Compassion For Ponies

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:47 am

Dear Editor, I want to thank the Santa Monica City Council for moving forward with a compassionate heart recently, when it voted to instruct city staff to explore more spacious park-line venues for our animal friends now displayed like pieces of equipment at the Main Street Farmers Market.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica

SMC’s Fall 2014 Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series Starts Sept. 23

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:45 am

Methods for protecting precious antiquities from earthquakes, and the latest developments in solar energy are just two of the topics of the Santa Monica College Fall 2014 Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX Employee Crashes Car On Taxiway Causing Runway To Briefly Close

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:44 am

A Los Angeles World Airports employee's car crashed today on a taxiway at Los Angeles International Airport, resulting in an injury, authorities said.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Hot Weather To Remain Through Tuesday; Humidity To Increase Around Sea Level

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:30 am

As the region's heat wave lingered into a new week, a red flag warning denoting a risk of wildfire was in effect in much of Southern California today, along with an excessive heat warning intended to focus the attention of residents on the need to protect themselves from "dangerously hot weather."

For Third Street Promenade's 25th Anniversary, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is hosting three events this week.

Seven Days, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Celebrate Third Street Promenade's 25th Anniversary At Free Events

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:18 am

The 25th anniversary celebration of the Third Street Promenade continues with three free community events this month.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Bust Trio After Discovering Fraud Bank Card Equipment

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:14 am

Santa Monica police arrested three men on Saturday, Sept. 6 after discovering an apartment full of drugs and equipment used to make fraudulent identification and bankcards.

News, Santa Monica, Nes

Six Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, Sept. 19

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:08 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, Sept. 19 in the following locations.

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, 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.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist, Education

Teacher Tenure Becomes Key California Campaign Issue

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:30 am

For three months, the time bomb that is the Vergara vs. California court decision lurked in the background as two of this fall’s major political contests gradually took shape.

A rendering of Worthe Real Estate Group’s proposal for the future development of Bergamot Station Arts Center. Joe Coriaty of Frederick Fisher and Partners, the architects with the Worthe team said, “Keep Bergamot Bergamot. Focus on the arts.”

City Council, Opinion, Santa Monica

Bergamot Station: Art, Artists & The Expo Line

Posted Sep. 13, 2014, 7:27 am

Pausing to catch her breath, the speaker at the podium explained she had raced up the steps to Council Chambers. She was part of the overflow audience in the lobby below waiting her turn to speak at the Council hearing on the future of the Santa Monica arts venue, Bergamot Station.

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.

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