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Trader Joe's

News, Santa Monica

Stajich: PC vs Politics vs Simple Good Taste

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:54 am

While it might not have struck you as a major headline, I took great interest in a story published in The Mirror last week concerning a Trader Joe’s employee who is suing the food store chain.

The 2nd annual ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance! kicks off National Mental Health Awareness Month Saturday, April 30.

News, Santa Monica, Mental Health

ShakeIt! Self-Acceptance on the Promenade

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:48 am

The 2nd annual ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance! kicks off National Mental Health Awareness Month today in Santa Monica on the 1300 block of Third Street Promenade.

“Eye in the Sky” starring Helen Mirren.

News, Santa Monica, Film

"Eye in the Sky" Film Review

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:42 am

“Eye in the Sky” is a tense political thriller offering a balanced viewpoint in the rules of engagement.

Get Hugging! World Laughter Day Sunday in Santa Monica.

News, Ocean Park, Hug

Hug Me - Tomorrow at Ocean Park Beach

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:39 am

The “Hug Me” humanitarian campaign of hug therapy will be officially launched at the 2016 celebration of World Laughter Day tomorrow, May 1 at Ocean Park Beach, 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica,from 1pm until 3pm.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica

APB - The Latest from SMPD

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:36 am

The latest from Santa Monica Police Department with Tim Broughton's twist: Alert Police Blotter!

Candy Chang

News, Art, Annenberg Community Beach House, Things To Do

Social Practice Artist Candy Chang at Annenberg Community Beach House

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 12:31 pm

The Annenberg Community Beach House is hosting an evening with artist Candy Chang, Tuesday, May 10 from 6-8pm. Inspired to visit Santa Monica by her interest in the psychology of place and the City’s award-winning Wellbeing Project, Chang will share her past and present work and demystify the creative process.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Schools, Smmusd

SMMUSD’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 12:11 pm

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

News, Mid-city Neighbors

Mid-City Neighbors Meet Tomorrow

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 12:00 pm

Santa Monica's Mid-City Neighbors are holding their Annual Meeting tomorrow, with all in the neighborhood invited to attend.

Airport Park

News, Santa Monica, Airport

Designer For Airport Park Expansion To Meet With Residents

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 11:57 am

Mark Rios, recently hired by the City of Santa Monica to design the 12-acre expansion of Airport Park at Santa Monica Airport, will give a talk to residents May 13.

Metro line Santa Monica

News, Santa Monica, Metro

Free Metro Rides! May 20, 21

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 11:54 am

As part of the celebrations for the opening of the Expo Line to Santa Monica on Friday, May 20, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer free rides on Friday and Saturday and will hold station celebrations on Saturday, May 21

Michael Giacchino

News, Samohi, Youth, Things To Do

Oscar-winning Guest Conductor Michael Giacchino will be Conducting the Samohi Symphony Orchestra concert Tomorrow

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 2:51 pm

Oscar-winning Guest Conductor Michael Giacchino will be conducting the Samohi Symphony Orchestra concert on Friday evening.

Signs on the beach Thursday morning.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Updated: Pico Kenter Drain Opened Without Warning

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 2:33 pm

Adhoc signs were placed on Santa Monica beach late Wednesday afternoon, advising swimmers to avoid the Pico Kenter Drain area. The fact that the Santa Monica City Council signs came almost a full workday after the Pico Kenter Drain was opened into the ocean without warning in the morning, has outraged residents and lifeguards alike, causing the raising of eyebrows across the community.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Charlie Sheen

Santa Monica Judge Dissolves Protective Order Against Charlie Sheen

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 2:18 pm

A Santa Monica judge today dissolved a protective order put in place against Charlie Sheen on behalf of his ex-fiancee, Scottine Ross, over allegations the actor threatened to have her killed.


News, Minimum Wage, Jobs

Santa Monica Will Have a Local Citywide Minimum Wage

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 12:48 pm

July 1, 2016 marks the first day that Santa Monica will have a local citywide minimum wage. This change is part of Santa Monica’s efforts to foster an economic environment that supports all workers.

Belmar Apartments, the largest affordable housing development that the City of Santa Monica has ever helped finance, is now providing homes for 160 families.

News, Santa Monica, Housing, Lifestyle, Rental Assistance Vouchers

New Santa Monica Payment Standard and HOUSE Program

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 12:13 pm

The City of Santa Monica Housing Authority (SMHA) now has stronger tools to assist tenants with obtaining affordable housing. Santa Monica rents have increased well above Federal program limits, making rental assistance vouchers noncompetitive in the housing market.

Pico Drain

News, Santa Monica City, Pico Drain

Updated - Resident Outrage: Pico Kenter Drain Opened by City Today, Stormwater Released Without Warning (VIDEO)

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 11:04 am

Resident Larry Price, who is a member of the Surfrider Foundation was on the beach this morning when he saw Santa Monica City Council workers in a bulldozer, opening up the Pico Kenter Drain that flows directly into the ocean.

Phil and Stephanie

News, Brock On Your Block, Ps1

Brock on Your Block: Phil Investigates Ongoing Noise Complaints and Speaks with Stephanie Kong Uhler (VIDEO)

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 10:47 am

Phil investigates ongoing noise complaints against private school PS1 in the Santa Monica Mid City neighborhood and speaks with Stephanie Kong Uhler.

Last year's panel

News, Youth, Arts, Things To Do

Youth Literary Fest Starts Friday

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 10:30 am

The Youth and Young Adult Book Festival (Yallwest) is opening Friday in Santa Monica with thousands expected to attend the popular literary and arts event that has expanded to boasting a fabulous line-up of talent.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Smpd, Decoy

Top Marks for Santa Monica Liquor Establishments, Blitzing a SMPD Decoy Operation

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 10:17 am

Officers from the Santa Monica Police Department’s Vice Unit conducted an underage (Minor) decoy operation Monday focusing on alcohol retail establishments.

Bill Cosby.

News, Santa Monica, Courts, Cosby

Cosby Case to Move Forward, Santa Monica Court Rules

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 10:09 am

A lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who claims the comedian sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15 years old can move forward, a judge in Santa Monica has ruled.

Building Expo

News, Transit, Expo

Expo CEO Richard Thorpe To Retire

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 10:07 am

Richard (Rick) Thorpe, Chief Executive Officer of the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, today announced he will retire on May 6, 2016, after more than 40 years in the transit industry and just prior to the scheduled opening of Phase 2 of the Expo light rail line on May 20th.


News, Smpd, Drugs

Santa Monica Police to Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday

Posted Apr. 27, 2016, 9:50 am

The Santa Monica Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is opening its doors for unused prescription drugs Saturday.

The Marlborough School

News, Courts, Schools

Student-Teacher Sex Case Against Santa Monica English Teacher at Marlborough School Admits Psych. Report

Posted Apr. 26, 2016, 1:20 pm

A judge ruled today that defense attorneys can review the psychiatric records of a young woman who alleges a former English teacher from Santa Monica at a Hancock Park all-girls school sexually abused and impregnated her when she was a student.


News, Santa Monica, World Laughter Day

Get Hugging! World Laughter Day Sunday in Santa Monica

Posted Apr. 26, 2016, 10:19 am

Everybody knows that laughing and hugging feel good, but few realize how valuable these simple tools can be in improving our every day wellness and wellbeing.


News, Samohi

SAMOHI Wins Silver Medal, Ranks 112 in California

Posted Apr. 26, 2016, 10:03 am

U.S. News and World Report has ranked Malibu and Santa Monica high schools in the top 120 schools in California, with rankings of 53 and 112, respectively, both in higher position from last year.

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