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Santa Monica Seafood To Launch Fair Trade Certified Scallop Program

Roger O'Brien, CEO of Santa Monica Seafood, announced that, after six months of intense effort and working closely with Bristol Seafood, Santa Monica Seafood's primary scallop producer and 2016...

Suspect in Las Vegas Bus Barricade Has Surrendered to Police

A barricade situation on the world famous Las Vegas Blvd, ended peacefully Saturday evening, when a suspect surrendered to officers of the Las Vegas Municipal Police Department. Another person was...

8th Suspicious Death of Russian Diplomat or Official in 5 months: Denis Voronenkov

Update: CNN has added the deaths of three more Russian diplomats or officials in two months to the list. CNN has noticed what we noticed 2 months ago: The mysterious deaths of Russian officials are...

Firemen Save Dog From Burning Santa Monica Apartment With CPR, Oxygen Mask

3/21/17: Santa Monica Firemen rescued a dog named Malu, who had been overcome with heat and smoke, from a fire in a 2 story apartment building across 7th Street from the main entrance to Santa Monica ...

The Consequences of Taxing Healthcare Benefits

As efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) move through Congress, a new survey of Lockton employer clients shows overwhelming opposition to taxing employer-provided healthcare...

Santa Monica Conservancy Appeals Landmarks Commission Denial of Home Savings Building

The Santa Monica Conservancy has filed an appeal of the Landmarks Commission's technical denial of an application to designate the former Home Savings building at 26th and Wilshire Blvd and the...

Celebrate National Licorice Day with the Red Vines California Collection and Tour

National Licorice Day is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 and to celebrate, the American Licorice Company has created the Red Vines California Collection. The first-time-ever package of seven different...

20 Worst Paying Jobs for Women

What are the worst paying jobs in America for women? 24/7 Wall St. reviewed female weekly earnings as a percentage of male weekly earnings in full-time wage and salary jobs using data from the Bureau ...

Say Aloha to a New Los Angeles Staple - Poke (pronounced POH-kay)

Mainland Poke, a hip fast-casual restaurant offering Hawaiian raw fish salad better known as poké (pronounced POH-kay), opened its fourth location last week in the heart of Santa Monica. While Los...

Ten Things that Often Happen in Sitcoms but Never Happen in Real Life

1. Everyone in the gang tries out for a community theater production. The most vain character doesn't get the leading role. Petty jealously and bickering lead to a disastrous performance. 2. A...

Panasonic Unveils Sleek Black Solar Panel for Unobtrusive Residential Use

New N320K, N315K and N310K models are the latest additions to Panasonic's line of high-efficiency solar panels designed for residential applications. - Aesthetically remodeled to blend in seamlessly...

Half of Americans Say CEOs Have a Bad Reputation

Fifty percent of Americans rate the reputations of today's CEOs and corporate leaders as "bad," according to research from The Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, which has identified movement, trends...

'The Snow Geese' a family story in review, written by Sharr White and Directed by David Melville

The story is set in November of 1917. Elizabeth Gaesling [played by Melissa Chalsma] is the recently widowed family matriarch. Her and other family members gather at their hunting lodge for some...

Playing For Change Foundation Announces 10th Anniversary Celebrations

In the summer of 2007, South Africa was selected as the nation to establish the first Playing For Change Foundation school, launching the vision of globally linked programs uniting the world through...

When An American soldier in Paris meets a mysterious beautiful young Parisian dancer

It is the Tony Award winning stage version of the 1951 multiple Oscar winning film classic "An American in Paris" and it is nothing short of spectacular. Few moments in history could equal or exceed...

Rain Pryor Stars in Fried Chicken and Latkes at Braid Theatre in Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA (March 16) - Rain Pryor's sold-out solo tour-de-force, Fried Chicken and Latkes, is extended to June 3 at The Braid, home of Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT), 2912 Colorado Ave., #102,...

Coastal Country Jam at Huntington State Beach on Saturday, April 1st

Calling all West Coast Country Music Fans ... Southern California's biggest beach bash is throwing on its cowboy boots to feature a hot lineup of music stars and cold cocktails courtesy of official...

"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces Enhanced 4K-HD Ride Film

The spectacularly captivating and highly acclaimed "Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" thrill ride at Universal Studios Hollywood's "The Wizarding World of Harry Potte" takes a technological...

Hollywood Movie and TV Actors with Disabilities Joined Thousands For Inspirational ReelAbilities Film Festival

A blind state supreme court justice. A deaf teen girl who word slams in sign language. An inner-city schools basketball coach born without fully-formed arms. A double hand amputee meets the love of...

Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year Commemorated With A Global Ella 100 Celebration

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Verve Label Group and UMe are pleased to announce this year's Ella 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most beloved and influential vocalists of...

Sen. Schumer Joins ASPCA in Urging USDA to Restore Public Access to Animal Welfare Data

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was joined by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) at the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City today to urge the U.S. Department of...

New Technology Platform Provides African Park Rangers Real-Time Tools to Protect Animals

Responding to the elephant poaching crisis illustrated in 2016's Great Elephant Census (GEC), philanthropist Paul G. Allen and his team of technologists and conservation experts are partnering with...

Jane Goodall Meets With Santa Monica High Students at Environmental Charter Schools in Lawndale

SaMoHi students were very excited to meet and present their science and sustainability projects to JG yesterday at Environmental Charter Schools in Lawndale, CA. Ten schools were invited to take part ...

NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth's...

Teen Scientist Wins $250,000 Regeneron Science Talent Search Award

Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced that Indrani Das, 17, of Oradell, New Jersey, won the top award in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the...

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Why on Earth did those Turkeys Circle a Dead Cat? Scientists Explain

A Boston man named Davis was on his way to work Monday when he saw a preternatural ritual: a group of wild turkeys marching in a circle around a dead cat. "I've got three dogs and four fish tanks at...

CSULA Student Arrested for Felony Hit & Run Death Near Santa Monica City Hall

3/21: Santa Monica suffered yet another fatality automobile accident Tuesday afternoon at 4:20, this time a few yards away from the headquarters of the Santa Monica Police Department. A sedan hit a...

Suspect Steals Car With Two Infant Boys Inside, Amber Alert Issued

Update: Two boys in the backseat of a car when it was stolen, were found safe in the abandoned Honda Accord early Friday in Desert Hot Springs, police said. Jayden and Carlos Cortez were found by...

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