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Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo as lovers dealing with AIDS in the powerful television film, 'The Normal Heart.'

News, Seven Days, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Mark Ruffalo: Life At Home & The Psychological Challenges Of Acting

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 12:30 pm

Any time you mention Mark Ruffalo’s name to anyone, the response is always, “He seems like a really nice guy;” or “He seems so genuine and not full of himself;” or “I love his acting;” or “I really love that guy.” And so it goes.

A woman reported missing from the Simi Valley area on Monday has been rescued from a Malibu hillside.

News, Fire Department, Malibu, Santa Monica

Firefighters Rescue Missing Woman From SUV That Crashed Off Malibu Hillside

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 10:33 am

A woman reported missing from Simi Valley was found inside her crashed SUV today about 50 feet down the side of a hillside north of Malibu and taken to a hospital with what were described as moderate injuries.

Brock on Your Block host Phil Brock speaks with Marion Clark, Programs Director for Surf Academy and the Surf Bus Foundation, about World Oceans Day.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Brock On Your Block

Brock On Your Block: The Importance Of World Oceans Day

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 10:07 am

Brock on Your Block host Phil Brock speaks with Marion Clark, Programs Director for Surf Academy and the Surf Bus Foundation, about World Oceans Day.

Latest weather news.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

"Flex Alert" Issued For Today As Hot Spell Grips Southland

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:55 am

With a heat wave gripping the Southland and power demand on the rise, the manager of the state's energy grid issued a "flex alert," urging residents to conserve electricity between 2 and 9 p.m. today -- a warm, muggy day when showers and thunderstorms are possible -- to reduce strain on the system.

Locals will have a chance to view an original 1911 Santa Monica Road Race car owned by Brian Blain on Friday, July 17.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, History

Relive The Santa Monica Road Races On Friday, July 17

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:37 am

Santa Monica will relive the historical 1911 Santa Monica Road Races on Friday, July 17 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows who is sponsoring the event to benefit the Santa Monica History Museum.

Tongva Park has sweeping views of the Ocean.

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Tongva Park Named One Of Six Finalists For Global Award Of Excellence

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:32 am

The City of Santa Monica and James Corner Field Operations announced that Santa Monica’s Tongva Park/Ken Genser Square Project has been selected as one of six finalists in the Urban Land Institute’s Global Award of Excellence For Urban Open Space.

The Host Town Program will take place from July 21-24, 2015, during which athletes from 177 countries will be introduced to Southern California culture.

News, Sports, Santa Monica

Special Olympics World Games Approach; Santa Monica To Host Brazilians, Romanians July 21-24

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:23 am

This month thousands of Special Olympic athletes will arrive from all corners of the world to participate in the 2015 World Games, the largest event hosted in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Female Jogger Assaulted In Early Morning Attack On Santa Monica Beach

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:15 am

A female jogger on an early morning run had the fright of her life on Saturday, June 20, after an 18-year-old man tackled her to the ground for no apparent reason.

Matrix Institute founders Jeanne L. Obert, Richard Rawson, Ph.D., and Michael McCann.

News, Health, Santa Monica

Considering Alcohol, Drug Addiction Treatment? Matrix Institute Has 30 Years Experience

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:09 am

When Matrix Institute on Addictions founders Jeanne L. Obert, Michael McCann and Richard Rawson, Ph.D first opened its doors to drug and alcohol addiction patients in 1984, neither of them could have imagined the significant impact they would make in the years ahead.

State Senator Ben Allen represents Santa Monica and much of the Westside in his 26th District.

News, Health, Santa Monica

State Senator Ben Allen's Mandatory Vaccination Bill Signed Into Law

Posted Jun. 30, 2015, 1:11 pm

Almost all school children in the Southland and across California will be required to be vaccinated against diseases such as measles and whooping cough under legislation signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The Metro Expo Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is about 90 percent complete and on track to open by spring 2016.

News, Santa Monica, Exposition Light Rail

Metro Expo Line Extension To Santa Monica About 90 Percent Complete

Posted Jun. 30, 2015, 9:41 am

The Metro Expo Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is about 90 percent complete and on track to open by spring 2016, connecting downtown Los Angeles to the beach in a route Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday called "from Grand to the sand."

Santa Monica College students Aurelia Rhymer (left) and Haley Coleman (right) were able to reach their educational goals through the support of SMC’s Black Collegians program, which turns 25 this year.

News, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Smc

Santa Monica College's Hallmark Black Collegians Program Turns 25

Posted Jun. 30, 2015, 9:39 am

1989 marked the beginning of the end of apartheid in South Africa, and at Santa Monica College, other revolutionary things were happening. The idea of a special program was born, which would provide smaller classes taught by phenomenal instructors with a focus on African-American culture where possible.

The First Annual Ocean Park Association 4th of July Parade was held in 2007 and continues to grow each year.

News, Main Street, Santa Monica

Want To Volunteer At Santa Monica's 4th Of July Parade On Saturday?

Posted Jun. 30, 2015, 9:26 am

Want to volunteer at Santa Monica's 4th of July Parade this Saturday? Organizers need help with decorating floats, checking-in participants, and parade safety.

Stefanie Suffolk.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd, Lincoln Middle School

New Assistant Principal Appointed At Lincoln Middle School

Posted Jun. 30, 2015, 9:23 am

The SMMUSD Board of Education approved the appointment of Stefanie Suffolk as the new assistant principal of Lincoln Middle School at its special meeting on Monday.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Bail Not Granted To Santa Monica Man For Pushing Pregnant Girlfriend To Ground

Posted Jun. 30, 2015, 9:04 am

Bail was not granted to a Santa Monica man on Friday, June 19, after the 21-year-old pushed his pregnant girlfriend to the ground during an argument. Officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital, located at 1225 15th Street, at 4:40 pm on this day in response to a call that dispatch had received from a social worker.

Fireworks may not be used in Santa Monica even if they are legal in the city in which they are purchased.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Police Department, Fire De

Santa Monica Authorities: All Types Of Fireworks Are Illegal Within City Limits

Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:51 am

As the July 4th holiday approaches on Saturday, the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments reminds everyone that all types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica.

Los Angeles International Airport.

News, Santa Monica, Lax

LAX To Close Runway 24R/6L For 113 Days For Construction Starting Today

Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:30 am

One of the runways at Los Angeles International Airport will be closed over the summer and parts of the fall starting today due to federally mandated construction, airport officials said.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Resident Helps In Arrest Of Lurking Burglar

Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:16 am

An alert Santa Monica resident helped in the arrest of a burglar on Friday, June 19, after reporting suspicious behavior to authorities.

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

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, Traffic

Santa Monica Temporary Lane Closure Locations Through Friday, July 3

Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:09 am

The City of Santa Monica says temporary lane closures and delays are possible during daytime hours today through Friday, July 3, in the following locations.

Visit Whole Foods at 5th and Wilshire in Santa Monica on Tuesday, June 30, from 7 am to 10 pm as the store will be donating 5 percent of their sales for the day to SMMEF to support essential staff and programs for the children in Santa Monica and Malibu public schools.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Whole Foods At 5th/Wilshire To Donate 5 Percent Of Sales Tuesday To SMMEF

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:56 am

Whole Foods Market at 5th and Wilshire in Santa Monica will donate 5 percent of the day’s sales directly to Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) this Tuesday, June 30.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Santa Monica, Smmusd

SMMUSD Board To Adopt Local Control Accountability Plan At Special Meeting

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:46 am

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting this Monday at 4:30 pm at the district office, 1651 16th Street, Santa Monica.

"Jurassic World" continues to dominate the box office.

News, Santa Monica, Film, Box Office

"Jurassic World" Crosses Half-Billion Dollar In Domestic Ticket Sales

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:06 am

"Jurassic World" crossed the half-billion dollar mark in domestic sales today, and the genetically re-engineered dinos dominated the box office returns for a third straight week.

Thomas B. Elias, Columnist

Opinion, California, Santa Monica, Columnist

Long Wait Looms For GOP Congress Gains In California

Posted Jun. 28, 2015, 9:02 am

Few things gall California Republicans more than realizing they hold just 14 of this state’s 53 seats in Congress. That’s only 26 percent of California’s representatives, while the opposition Democrats, with a mere 14 percent more registered voters, hold 39 seats, or about 74 percent.

Nina Mam of Santa Monica was announced the female grand prize winner in the Transformation Challenge.

News, Fitness, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Woman Loses 21 Pounds, Gains $80,000

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:36 am

This January, kicked off its fifth annual Transformation Challenge. With the largest prize to date, the $200,000 contest attracted an astonishing 57,327 entrants from all around the world.

Gregory Hogrebe’s career goal is to secure a criminalist position and specialize in firearms examination.

News, Santa Monica, Education, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Department Forensic Investigator Hones His CSI Skills At Cal State L.A.

Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 8:28 am

Like many Cal State L.A. students, Gregory Hogrebe has complemented his classroom experience with work experience.

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