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Maybe the Mayans Made a Typo--Doomsday Predictors Now Claim the World Ends on September 23, 2017

Not even a month after the United States was united in darkness for reasons other than the Trump Administration (i.e., the Great American Coast-To-Coast Total Eclipse), North America appears to be...

SMPD Reports Shots Fired in the Area of 23rd Street and Cloverfield Blvd

Santa Monica Police activity in the area of Cloverfield Blvd and Kansas Ave. Poiice are investigating reports of shots fired. Police are working a containment and are searching for outstanding...

Lost Power Caused Elevator Entrapment, Structure and Transformer Fires on 9/11

On Monday September 11th, 2017 at 10:40 a.m. the Santa Monica Fire Department received multiple 911 calls in the "Wilmont" neighborhood of the City of Santa Monica reporting various emergencies...

City Manager Rick Cole: How Santa Monica Can Do More for its Homeless Population.

We already do a lot in Santa Monica, but obviously the explosion in the regional homeless population (up 23% in one year in LA County) is hitting us with a 26% increase in our annual count here in...

Power Out Between 6th and 7th, Wilshire Boulevard to Montana Avenue

Three Santa Monica city blocks located between Wilshire Boulevard in Montana Avenue lost power at 8:30 Wednesday morning, when a transformer blew. The outage is unrelated to the trenching incident at ...

Even when we know it's unhealthy, Why do we struggle with letting go?

It doesn't seem to matter if we can see it's unhealthy for us – be it a toxic relationship or an unresolved dispute. It still feels all too complicated releasing those things we feel emotionally...

"How Many Steps Does It Take To Overcome Addiction?" Ask Evo Health & Wellness

A new addiction treatment clinic has opened its doors in Venice, Calif. EVO Health and Wellness offers a program that differs from the usual Alcoholics Anonymous or 12 Step programs, in that it...

Protest Photo Exhibit by Cindy Bendat: "Be The Change"

Los Angeles Protest Photographs 2003 -2017 by Cindy Bendat at the University Art Gallery at California State University Dominguez Hills runs from September 11, 2017 through October 10, 2017. The...

Brilliant Story Telling Moments in "Swiping Mr Right" at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Sit down in your seat at the Santa Monica Playhouse - a space bathed in violet light occupied by one small, square, cloth covered table and a plain black lacquered chair. You'll be glad you did. If...

Activists Liken City Hall Mural to a Confederate Flag or Statue in Santa Monica

"What's love got to do, got to do with it What's love but a second hand emotion What's love got to do, got to do with it Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken." ~TinaTurner Update from the...

He Loved To Stir the Peanut Butter, But In The End a Whole Monastery of Carmelites Prayed For Him

Grant Hart would have loved his own death. Furious text messaging in the middle of the night seeking confirmation and commiseration. Condolences from acquaintances and media outlets who haven't come...

St. John, US Virgin Islands, Feel Abandoned in the wake of Category 5 Hurricane Irma

St. John in the US Virgin Islands was hit Friday by the most powerful Category 5 hurricane to ever come out of the Atlantic. Florida has taken all the press, attention from FEMA and the Coast Guard....

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