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7.27.14 Lightning Strikes in Southern California UPDATE:Possible Death

7.27.14 Lightning Strikes in Southern California UPDATE:Possible Death

UPDATE: An unidentified man in his 20s died Sunday afternoon after he was taken from Venice Beach -- the sight of a severe storm -- to Marina Del Rey Hospital for treatment, officials said. An...

Police Release Sketch of Attempted Kidnapping Suspect

On Wednesday, July 9, at approximately 5:45 p.m. a female resident of 2200 Colorado Ave was assaulted by an unknown suspect while walking to her car in the parking garage. The victim was able to...

City Council Election Race Begins as SMCLC Kicks of Candidate Endorsements

The race has begun as the nomination period commences, looking for candidates to run for the elections on November 4. Occupancies include three City Council seats, three Rent Control Board seats,...

More Sharks Near SM?

The great white sharks seen in growing numbers in Santa Monica Bay are not the typical "Jaws" of the Spielberg variety. Rather, most of the sharks spotted off our local beaches are less than a year...

Residents to Vote on Airport Land Use Issue

Airport supporters in Santa Monica can rejoice as a there is a small step in the right direction in the battle for the Santa Monica Airport (SMO), which is under threat of partial closure as soon as...

O.C. Financial Consultant Gets 15 Years for Killing SM Teacher

An Orange County financial consultant was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for the killing of a Russian-born Los Angeles elementary school teacher who was defrauded out of several hundred...

Local News Briefs

SM Woman Identified in Sunset Boulevard Crash A Santa Monica woman was identified Sunday morning as the victim of a crash between a Maserati and a Honda in Westwood. Sheri Myers Olmon, 50, was killed Saturday during the impact of the crash on...

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Battery Suspect Caught Santa Monica Police say officers received a call of a fight in the area of 3rd St. and Broadway on July 19 at about 1:45 am. They say the suspect Rodney Gray approached a man...

Water Main Break Spills 100,000 Gallons in Venice

Residents in Venice were cleaning up early Tuesday after a watery mess that was caused by a water main that broke just blocks away from the beach, spilling some 100,000 gallons of water into the...

Stoneware Yogurt Maker: Not For Novices

I consider myself something of a yogurt expert. Present to me any supermarket shelf laden with a rainbow of yogurt cups made by various companies, each one boasting unique subtleties of texture,...

SM Boys & Girls Club Members Play Ball with Dodgers

100 children from the five different Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Los Angeles, including Santa Monica, converged on Dodger Stadium July 16 for a youth baseball camp hosted by Bank of America and ...

"Sordid Lives" Relies on Themes Of Family

Local theatre troupe Kentwood Players' production of "Sordid Lives," a dark comedy penned by Del Shores, is a familiar, enjoyable piece of theatre. It unfolds like something I might have performed...

The Aquarium of the Pacific: Family Fun Including Whales

Endangered blue whales are being spotted in the waters off Long Beach. The Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises invite the public to a three-hour whale watch excursion with Aquarium...

CONSIDER THE MATCH

"Consider the Match," written and directed by Long Beach artists Maggie Boles and Katie Faris, is a series of vignettes tied together by similar themes. Making use of the absurd, surreal, and...

National Park Service Hosts Free Summer Star Festival August 2

The National Park Service invites the public to attend the Summer Star Festival on Saturday, August 2 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Paramount Ranch in Agoura. The free event will feature star-gazing,...

MOVIE REVIEW: MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

From a 1925 Alfa Romeo to Jacki Weaver draped in $2.9 million in diamonds to period perfect 1920's French couture to the ethereal elegance of Cap d'Antibes and Mouans Sartoux to the ever dashing...