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Supporters of Closing Airport Lose in Court

BREAKING NEWS 8.26.14: Westbound 10 Freeway Closed after Fatal Motorcycle Crash

A motorcyclist was killed today in a crash on the westbound Santa Monica (10) Freeway in Santa Monica, the California Highway Patrol reported. The crash occurred shortly before 6 a.m. at the McClure Tunnel, said CHP Officer Francisco Villalobos....

Supporters of Closing Airport Lose in Court

In a setback for opponents of Santa Monica Airport, a Los Angeles judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged a November ballot measure to protect the facility from closure. Los Angeles County...

The Bergamot Arts Complex…. It's not too late to get it right.

The train is coming! In less than two years, the Expo Line will arrive in Santa Monica. While the Expo Station will be ready on time, the adjacent Bergamot Arts Complex likely will not. This delay, however, should not give the City reason to rush...

L.A. housing market is least affordable in U.S., Zillow says

L.A. and O.C. are least affordable housing market in nation, Zillow finds Los Angeles and Orange counties are the least-affordable housing market in the country. And it's likely to only get worse....

Local News Briefs

3 Arrested For Parking Booth Robbery Three men suspected in the armed robbery of a Santa Monica parking booth were arrested today after a freeway traffic stop, police said. One of the suspects was armed with handgun when the robbery took place...

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Armed Robbery Reported Santa Monica police say on 8/16/14 at 6:30 pm officers walking in the downtown area received a radio call about armed robbery in the area of 4th Street and Broadway. They say...

How Can Lakers Get Back To The Top?

Now that the Clippers have a new owner, a proven outstanding coach and two of the NBA's best players they seem equipped for an outstanding season. Where does that leave the Lakers, who were targeting ...

$2 Billion Later Ballmer Takes LA by Storm

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Steve Ballmer, Clippers new owner, approached the stage at Staples Center today like a boxer making his way to the ring as all of his adoring fans lavished him...

Visit Vegas - and Win!

Four hundred dollars. That's how much money a visitor from Canada and her mother had lost in a few days in Las Vegas. But as they lounged poolside at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, they were both ...

Santa Monica Quilt Guild Exhibition

A fall quilting exhibition will feature the work of the Santa Monica Quilt Guild, along with two other LA-based quilt guilds, beginning Aug. 23 at the Los Angeles LDS Temple Visitors' Center. Jill...

EVENTS CALENDAR

It’s Fun! It’s Fitness! It’s Free! Save the date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Red Ribbons Square Dance Club in association with the Santa Monica Community Recreation Division are hosting a free community dance, including square and line...

MOVIE REVIEW: WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL and SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR

Mixing things up a bit this weekend, film lifts us to the heavens with ideals of ethics, integrity and redemption in WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, while taking us on a gritty, sin-filled, film noir...