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Linkin Park Frontman Chester Bennington Kills Himself, TMZ Says

Chester Bennington, lead singer of the band Linkin Park, has committed suicide by hanging. Bennington was found dead in his home Thursday, and his death is being investigated as a possible suicide,...

U.S., China Sign Historic Rice Protocol to Avoid Introduction of US Pests Into China

WASHINGTON, DC 7/20 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and China's Vice Premier Wang Yang have signed a long-stalled phytosanitary protocol that will permit the import of U.S. milled rice...

Protests as Dennis Prager to Conduct Santa Monica Symphony.

In yet another example of how polarized our country has become, an online petition calls on musicians to boycott a concert of the Santa Monica Symphony to be guest conducted next month by Dennis...

1447 Lincoln Blvd Building Electrical Power Restored, Business Reopen

The 1447 Lincoln Blvd Building is now reopened for business. Businesses downstairs, including Jersey Mike's, a Starbucks, Fresh Brothers Pizza and Chase Bank have now reopened. Tenants have been...

Santa Monica Neighbors Should Tolerate Medical Evacuation Flights 24/7

To the Editor: It is disheartening to read that for a few Santa Monica residents, being able to sleep in is more important than tolerating a short period of noise to help save someone's life (July...

Paso Robles – The Uncharted Wine Getaway 200 Miles North of Santa Monica

A few weeks ago Edible Skinny was lucky enough to tour the wine wonders of Paso Robles. Now we've done California vino before with jaunts to Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, and Temecula, but this was...

Ayara Thai Cuisine to Open Pop-Up Shop During Renovations 

Westchester-based Ayara Thai Cuisine has long been a staple in Los Angeles, providing delicious and authentic Thai food to locals and weary travelers landing in nearby LAX. After many years in...

Can a Business That's Not High Tech, Compete in Modern Venice Beach?

Joe, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today. After living in Venice for 12 years, my partner got a tenure-track position back East in...

At the Warrior Games: Boeing donates $1 million to six nonprofits

Boeing has announced a $1 million donation to benefit six nonprofit organizations providing rehabilitation and well-being services for veteran and civilian groups, globally. The announcement was made ...

Sequel to American Graffiti Serves Humor, Reminder of High School Quirks and Oddities

The year is 1958 and the location is Springfield High School or pretty much any high school in Anytown USA and it is senior prom night. The entertainment is being provided by four lovely young ladies ...

Forty Years Later: The Buzzcocks Electrify the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood

Last year, the historic classic rock music festival, "Desert Trip", sold out – twice. And this year, on June 29 and 30 at the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, so did the Buzzcocks. The Buzzcocks are ...

Venice Beach Music Fest 12 - Free music and arts festival at the beach

The annual Venice Beach Music Fest music and arts festival celebrates twelve years of totally free music, dance, and art on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 11:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. in Windward Plaza...

PAL Charity Golf Classic Raises Over $91,000 to Support Youth Programs In Santa Monica

Another impressive turnout was enjoyed for the annual Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) Charity Golf Classic on Monday, June 12, 2017, at the MountatinGate Country Club in Los Angeles. Now ...

'Any Night' a premier at the Sacred Fools Theatre Company in Hollywood

As the show begins there are two players on stage. Their relationship is a best vague yet in some ways strong. There is some dancing and dialogue evolves as the woman takes up residence in a small...

Winter Is Here: HBO Rolls Out Icy Blue Carpet for Season 7 Premiere of "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles 

HBO's Emmy-winning "Game of Thrones," which is based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, premiered its seventh season in downtown Los Angeles last night at the Walt Disney Concert ...

Santa Monica's NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik Live Interviews Before Space Station Mission

Santa Monica's NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, who is making final preparations for his launch to the International Space Station later this month, will be participating in live satellite interviews...

Carjacked and Kidnapped While Waiting for His Wife at UCLA Hospital

A 43-year-old man pled not guilty Wednesday. A judge ordered Jason Levi Garza to stand trial for allegedly carjacking and kidnapping a man waiting for his wife outside of the UCLA Public Health...

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