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SM Considering Restrictions On Short-Term Rentals

Samohi Loss, Please Donate

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I reach out to inform you that we have lost a student member of our Samohi family. This morning we learned that S House freshmen, Leo Castillo, was hit by a car last night while crossing Olympic Blvd on his...

Transient Man Shot to Death by LAPD in Venice

A transient man was shot to death in Venice by Los Angeles police responding to a report of someone “disturbing the peace.” The man, identified as Brendon Glenn, was described as a black male in his mid-to-late 20s. The officer who shot the...

SM Considering Restrictions On Short-Term Rentals

As cities across Southern California wrestle with how best to regulate the booming short-term rental industry, Santa Monica is poised to take the hardest line yet. The SM City Council is considering...

People Live Longest In SM

Those who live in the tech Mecca of Silicon Valley enjoy the highest level of well-being in the nation. Residents live more than four years longer than the average American, earn nearly double the...

Let's All Go To The Movies. . . At The Arclight Culver City!

As you stroll through Downtown Culver City you might notice a new face on the block - ArcLight Cinemas. While maybe not a completely new face, it's definitely a 21st century upgrade. As related by...

LAX Runoff No Longer Headed to SM Bay

Authorities Thursday announced two separate drainage systems would be built underground to capture runoff from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). “Right now, when it rains — and it does still rain occasionally in this city — that...

Local News Briefs

Chef at SM Whale Sushi Restaurant Sentenced A chef who worked at a Santa Monica restaurant that illegally served whale meat has been sentenced. City News Service says Susumu Ueda was sentenced Monday to probation, fined $5,000 and ordered to...

Clippers: Just Breathe And Believe

In these hot playoff days after 82 games this season it became time for the best eight teams in the Western Conference to compete. Four are left. So which team will win? Not a simple question which...

Clippers Need Paul To Continue Sudden Surge

How surprising. The Clippers went to Houston with short rest, learned that Chris Paul couldn’t play and proceeded to win Game 1 of their second round playoff series. But I have something to say to...

Lakers-What Might Have Been

As the Houston Rockets begin play in the second round of the NBA playoffs I can’t help wondering what might have been for the Lakers. You see, Dwight Howard wasn’t ready to commit to the Lakers...

AVA Returns To Manhattan Beach, Huntington Beach

The AVA professional volleyball tour will return to Manhattan Beach and Huntington Beach this summer. A tournament in scheduled in Cincinnati too, as it was last summer. Four cities that weren’t on last year’s schedule will complete the seven...

Tito's Serves Meals To Veterans

This week Tito's Tacos served up a lunchtime spread for around 140 U.S. Military Veterans who unselfishly served the United States in a wide variety of conflicts around the World and who are...

West Basin Announces "Water is Life" Contest Winners

On April 27 the West Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors presented awards to 15 grand prize and honorable mention winners to local students for the annual "Water is Life" Student Art...

Verdi Chorus Performs "Hidden Gems"

The Verdi Chorus pulled out all of their "Hidden Gems" for their Spring performances at the acoustically-sound First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica. In their 32nd year, the chorus continues...

Assemblyman To Speak at Culver Demo Club

Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas will be speaking on Legislative issues at the May 13 General Meeting of the Culver City Democratic Club. The meeting starts at 7 pm and is free and open to the...

May Brings Entertainment To WLA College

“Wiley & the Hairy Man,” a play for children and the child in everyone, takes the stage in West Los Angeles College’s Black Bok Theater on May 7 and 8 at 7 pm and May 9 at 2 pm. Tickets are $2 for children and $5 for adults. The play is part...

"Straight White Men" Coming To Douglas Theatre

Center Theatre Group, in collaboration with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, will present the West Coast premiere of Young Jean Lee’s newest work, the acclaimed play “Straight White Men,” November 20 to December 20 at CTG’s...

YMCA Early Summer Session Begins This Week!

Beginning this week! We work with top instructors who bring you the latest in fitness, education and fun! For just $40/year (youth ages 17 and under), $50/year (seniors 55+) and $75/year (adults), you can become a member of the YWCA Santa Monica /...

EVENTS CALENDAR

The Little Mermaid April 18 - May 17 Sunday, Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Come join us in the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale of the teenage mermaid who falls in love with a human prince. She is willing to give up her life under the sea to...

MOVIE REVIEW: NOBLE

Christina Noble is a name many may not know but after seeing NOBLE, thanks to not only the subject of the film, but the well crafted storytelling of writer/director Stephen Bradley and indelible...

 
 
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