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Rain in SM: Beach Warnings and Water Lost at Sea

Murder Trial to Begin December 4

Following several postponements, jury selection in the Ryan Bright murder trial will begin December 4 at 10:00am at the Airport Courthouse E. Attorneys expect the trial to last 2-3 weeks. Ryan Bright is charged with one count of murder with...

Did North Korea "Nuke" Sony?

The FBI along with Sony Pictures Entertainment is investigating the source of a cyber attack that took down Sony’s computer network in Culver City last week. Sources close to the investigation believe that hackers working on behalf of North Korea...

Rain in SM: Beach Warnings and Water Lost at Sea

Public health officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties are asking surfers and swimmers to stay out of the ocean because of the bacteria, debris and trash that washed into the water from this...

SM Receives Cool Planet Award

In recognition of its innovative leadership in the area of climate and energy policy, Santa Monica has received the 2014 Cool Planet Award. A collaborative effort of Southern California Edison and...

Local News Briefs

Google Buys 12 Acres in Playa Vista Google has purchased a dozen acres of vacant land in Playa Vista for $120 million to expand its presence in Los Angeles. The parcel is zoned for nearly 900,000 square feet of commercial space that could house...

Three Years Later, is SM's Bike Action Plan Working?

In November 2011, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously - and enthusiastically - adopted the Bike Action Plan (BAP), an ambitious 300-page document that seeks to transform the bayside city into...

P-22 Looks Healthy in New Photos

Months after turning up looking sickly and suffering from mange, Griffith Park's resident mountain lion and unofficial mascot of sorts is looking much healthier. In new photos released by park...

Clippers Put It Together On Historic Trip

The joke in the Staples Center press room a few weeks ago was that new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer had called a meeting of the players. And he told them "if you don't start playing better I'm going...

Lakers' Henry Out For The Season

Reserve guard Xavier Henry is the latest in a long line of Laker players who have been injured in the last two seasons. Henry suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon in practice last week. The...

SMMUSD Board Applications

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's Board of Education will be accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the board that was created when Ben Allen was elected to the open CA state...

SMC Student Portfolio Photo Show December 6-19

Santa Monica College is pleased to present the semi-annual SMC Student Portfolio Photo Exhibition December 6-19 at the SMC Photography Gallery. The FREE exhibition showcases outstanding works by students in the college’s Photography...

The Giving Spirit Celebrates 15 Years of Supporting Local Homeless

The Giving Spirit (TGS), LA's largest all-volunteer non-profit is celebrating an anniversary this December 13th. At its annual Holiday outreach event, the organization is kicking off its 15th year of ...

EVENTS CALENDAR

The Holiday Shop at GRACIE November 15 -December 23 Tuesday - Saturday, 11 AM-6 PM Each year, the GRACIE gift shop expands for the holidays, filling to the brim with artful, one-of-a-kind gifts hand-selected by the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s...

Winterlit in Downtown Santa Monica

Every year Santa Monica hosts a series of holiday events and activities that light up Downtown, bringing a festive holiday spirit to this idyllic seaside city. In fact, we’ve managed to engineer some true holiday magic, turning a busy urban...

Registration for Winter Youth Basketball at the SM YMCA

Registration is underway for the winter season of youth Basketball at the Santa Monica YMCA. Forms are available at the Y at 6th and Santa Monica, and registration runs through the end of new player...

GENE KELLY: The Legacy

Wallis Center for the Performing Arts (aka "The Wallis") announces Gene Kelly: The Legacy, an evening with Patricia Ward Kelly, for a single performance on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm in...

Girls on the Run 5K Morning of Sunday, December 7th

Using the power of running to teach girls they can do anything, Girls on the Run LA County will hold its annual Fall 5K celebration run at Dockweiler Beach in Playa Del Rey on Sunday, Dec. 7...

MOVIE REVIEW: THE IMITATION GAME

As you are reading this very column, be it online or in print, one of the people responsible for this luxury is the very man celebrated in THE IMITATION GAME - Alan Turing. Although director Morten...

 
 
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