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A proposed 585-unit residential complex in Marina Del Rey could potentially add up to 1,094 residents, which might have a direct impact on traffic streets connecting Venice and the Marina to Santa Monica, such as Lincoln Boulevard, Pacific Avenue, and Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

News, Development, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, West Los Angeles

Two L.A. Developments Could Add 1,800 Residents Around Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 8:33 am

Residents have made progress in at least slowing down a proposed mixed-use project at the old Papermate site and the Santa Monica City Council went on the record at its March 25 meeting stating high-impact development would not replace Santa Monica Airport should it be shut down.

News, Venice, Santa Monica, Police Department, West Los Angeles

LAPD Pacific Division Adopts Predictive Policing Experimental Technology

Posted Mar. 25, 2014, 9:19 am

The Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division has adopted the use of an experimental technology called Predictive Policing to thwart would be criminals and burglars.

News, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, 405 Freeway

Tonight's Southbound 405 Lanes Closure At Santa Monica Boulevard Cancelled

Posted Mar. 25, 2014, 9:09 am

The planned closure of southbound 405 Freeway lanes between Santa Monica Boulevard and National Boulevard tonight, March 25 from midnight to 5 am has been cancelled.

William Petersen and Rae Gray star in the West Coast premiere of Greg Pierce’s “Slowgirl” on stage at The Geffen Playhouse.

Theater, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles

Experience Stage Craft In Its Purest With William Petersen In "Slowgirl"

Posted Mar. 25, 2014, 9:06 am

Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company is one of the most respected theatres in America so you can be sure if we’re lucky enough to get one of their productions, you’re in for a genuine theatrical treat.

News, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, 405 Freeway

Tonight: Full Northbound 405 Freeway Closure Between Santa Monica, Wilshire

Posted Mar. 14, 2014, 9:18 am

A full northbound 405 Freeway closure will take place tonight, March 14 from midnight to 5 am Saturday between Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard.

Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Windward

Canada, Windward Girls' Basketball Team Claim CIF Title

Posted Mar. 12, 2014, 12:57 pm

Up next for the Windward girls basketball team is a run for the state title after demolishing Mater Dei for the CIF-Southern Section Open Division championship game on March 7. It's not too surprising that the Alpha League champs rolled the Monarchs in a 61-46 win.

No Kill Los Angeles, located at 1845 Pontius Avenue in West Los Angeles, is a modern facility changing the face of traditional pet adoption.

News, Santa Monica, Pets, West Los Angeles

NKLA Changes The Face Of Pet Adoption In Los Angeles

Posted Feb. 19, 2014, 9:00 am

With its modern, inviting facilities as well as its personalized customer service, No Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) is well on its way to changing the face of traditional pet adoption. NKLA opened its facilities near Santa Monica Boulevard and Sepulveda in West Los Angeles on Aug. 1 of last year.

This map shows which lanes will be closed during daytime and nighttime hours for 'Jamzilla.'

News, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, 405 Freeway

Beating The Odds This "Jamzilla" Weekend When 405 Freeway Closes Friday

Posted Feb. 11, 2014, 9:23 am

Caltrans is urging Los Angeles residents to avoid the 80-hour closure of the 405 Freeway in West LA this Presidents' Day weekend, Feb. 14-18, to avoid sitting in lengthy delays.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, West Los Angeles

Authorities Identify Motorcyclist Killed At West LA Intersection

Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 9:25 am

Authorities have identified the male motorcyclist killed in a West Los Angeles traffic accident just before 6 pm Thursday as 30-year-old Armand Vartanian.

News, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles

Motorcyclist Killed In West LA Crash At Santa Monica Boulevard & Barrington

Posted Jan. 31, 2014, 9:19 am

The Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division is investigating a fatal accident at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Barrington in West Los Angeles just before 6 pm Thursday.

Avoid the southbound 405 Freeway through West Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 27 until 5 am.

News, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, 405 Freeway

Southbound 405 Freeway To Close Between Santa Monica Blvd. & National Blvd. Friday

Posted Dec. 25, 2013, 9:24 am

Motorists traveling south on the 405 Freeway through West Los Angeles will be made to take a short detour during an early morning five-hour full directional closure on Friday, Dec. 27.

A multi-vehicle crash blocked the southbound 405 Freeway at Sherman Way.

News, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, 405 Freeway

Major 405 Freeway Accident Shuts Down Southbound Lanes At Sherman Way

Posted Dec. 4, 2013, 9:53 am

A major traffic accident shut down the southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway at Sherman Way in Van Nuys for about an hour Wednesday morning.

News, Santa Monica, Police Department, West Los Angeles

Three People Shot In West Los Angeles, Including Boy Aged Nine

Posted Dec. 3, 2013, 11:15 am

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) West Los Angeles detectives are investigating a shooting on Monday night in the area near where La Cienega meets the 10 Freeway.

Brian's Shave Ice has endless desert options that will leave you craving more.

Dining, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles

Slurp Up At Brian's Shave Ice

Posted Sep. 3, 2013, 9:33 am

The conversation at Brian’s Shave Ice went something like this: Sallie: I want a snow-cone machine at home so I can eat it every day. All day. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

SMC guard Aniese Palmore sinks a three-point shot over West LA's Jade Neal with 2.8 seconds left to play in the second half to put the Corsairs within two points at home Saturday afternoon.

Sports, Basketball, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles

SMC Lady Corsairs Basketball Lose to West LA In Final Seconds 56-51

Posted Jan. 16, 2013, 11:33 am

The cross town rivalry was tight with the SMC Corsairs clinging to a one point lead over the West Los Angeles Wildcats 23-22 at halftime, but West Los Angeles came back to win the game 56-51 after the Wildcats outscored the Corsairs during the final seconds of play in the SMC Pavilion Saturday afternoon.

A body covered with a sheet lies on the intersection of Bundy and Missouri in West Los Angeles Wednesday night.  The accident occurred during rush hour traffic around 5 p.m.

News, West Los Angeles, Traffic, Accident, Fatality

Motorcyclist Killed On Bundy Drive During Rush Hour In West Los Angeles

Posted Nov. 7, 2012, 10:37 am

A motorcyclist was killed in a traffic accident just before 5 p.m. Wednesday involving a SUV on S. Bundy Drive between Olympic and Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles.

New Roads Summer Humes prepares to serve for a point against Lighthouse Christian to make the game 16-9 in the first set at Memorial Park on Oct. 23.

Sports, Volleyball, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Lighthouse Christian, New Roads

New Roads Volleyball Rolls Over Lighthouse Christian and Wildwood

Posted Oct. 24, 2012, 4:51 pm

New Roads (8-6) is on a winning streak with two wins this week beating Lighthouse Christian for the second time this season in a decisive three sets 25-18, 25-15, and 25-20 Tuesday afternoon with the second game won against Wildwood Wednesday in three sets 25-14, 25-19, and 25-17.

Wildwood's Aethina Brooks goes up for a kill against Vistamar Monday night at the Willows Community Center in Culver City.

Sports, Volleyball, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Lighthouse Christian, Wildwood

Wildwood Volleyball Wins Over Lighthouse Christian

Posted Oct. 16, 2012, 1:49 pm

The Wildwood Wolves (4-5) won 3-0 against Lighthouse Christian (3-11) 25-23, 25-15, and 25-18 Tuesday night coming off of a loss to league rival Vistamar (12-4) to improve their play in the Coastal League.

President Obama's motorcade will shut down major streets across Los Angeles today and Monday to attend three events.

News, Transportation, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles

Streets To Avoid During Obama's Los Angeles Visit Today, Monday

Posted Oct. 7, 2012, 2:12 am

The Los Angeles Police Department says the following streets may experience temporary closures today and tomorrow while President Obama is in town to attend three events.

Forward Rosie Potts of Santa Monica College takes on Vanessa Gonzalez of the West Los Angeles Wildcats during the Corsairs victory 9-0 on the Corsair Field Tuesday afternoon. Potts scored two goals in the second half.

Sports, Soccer, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Women

Lady Corsairs Goal Happy Against Wildcats With 9-0 Win

Posted Oct. 2, 2012, 4:41 pm

Santa Monica College (4-2-3) fronted a massive offensive attack against the West Los Angeles Wildcats (0-4) scoring nine goals between seven players in a remarkable show of depth and talent displayed by the Corsairs women's soccer team on the Corsair Field Tuesday afternoon.

UCLA Longevity Center director Dr. Gary Small will speak at the Oct. 27 conference.

Health, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles

UCLA Longevity Center’s Healthy Aging Conference Set For Oct. 27

Posted Sep. 29, 2012, 11:00 pm

The UCLA Longevity Center will host a Healthy Aging Conference, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Olympic Collection Conference Center in West Los Angeles.

Brü Haus has re-vamped its happy hour menu featuring many new items with price points of $3, $5, and $7.

Dining, West Los Angeles, Wilshire Boulevard, Food

Brü Haus Launches New Hour Happy In Time For Football, Oktoberfest

Posted Sep. 24, 2012, 5:18 am

Just a stone’s throw away from Santa Monica on Wilshire Boulevard is Brü Haus that has one of the best happy hours in town that runs 4-8 p.m. weekdays.

Myles Johnson of Santa Monica College picks up 15 yards in the second quarter against the West Los Angeles College Wildcats during the Corsairs win 31-21.  Johnson would go on to rush for 112 yards on Sept. 22.

Sports, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, Football, West Los Angeles, Smc

SMC Corsairs Contain West Los Angeles Wildcats To Win 31-21

Posted Sep. 23, 2012, 5:17 am

Santa Monica College (3-1) caged the West Los Angeles Wildcats (1-2) during their first conference game of the season in a commanding game where the Corsairs showed sparks of brilliance while whittling down the Wildcats to win the game 31-21.

The preliminary 3.4 earthquake struck Beverly Hills at 12:03 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7.

News, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Earthquake

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes In Beverly Hills, Shakes The Westside

Posted Sep. 6, 2012, 5:14 pm

Shaking of up to 10 seconds was felt from Santa Monica to Hollywood, based on posts to social media sites Facebook and Twitter. The shaking was felt from Santa Monica to Hollywood.

A rendering of what the 405 Freeway will look like at Wilshire Boulevard. Reconstruction of all eight ramps is expected to take more than one year.

News, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, 405 Freeway

405 Freeway Wilshire Blvd. Ramps Reopen Three Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

Posted Aug. 31, 2012, 5:47 am

Three weeks ahead of schedule, the 405 Freeway westbound Wilshire Boulevard on-ramp and the northbound off-ramp will re-open to traffic today. The two ramp closures, popularly known as “Ramp Jam,” were originally scheduled for 90-day closures that officially began on June 22 with reopening originally scheduled for Sept. 22.

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