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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 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...

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...

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 ...

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

Update, 3/24/17: Absadi Kidane will be arraigned this afternoon at the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse. He is a US Resident born in Somalia. The incident is not being investigated as a hate crime or...

SamoHi's Andre Zuczek, 15, Dies After Dropping LSD and Falling from Window

The SMMUSD has confirmed that a Santa Monica High School boy died over the March 17-20th weekend, after falling out of a window during "a bad trip on acid." Principal Antonio Shelton released a...

Public Assists in Finding a Missing Autistic Adult, Romario Snow

Update, 3/21: Romario Snow has been located in the City of Inglewood. He will be reunited with his mother shrotly and is in good health. He was locsted as a result of the media coverage. Thank you...

Charter Boat Runs Aground Near San Clemente Island; 25 Passengers on Board

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard coordinated the rescue of 25 passengers and crew after their vessel began taking on water near San Clemente Island, Sunday. At 2:51 a.m., Sunday, watchstanders at Coast...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Wisconsin Sweeps Top Three Spots at 2017 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest

Wisconsin cheesemakers continued their historic winning streak at the 2017 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, sweeping the top awards and 31 competition classes. With the title of Grand Champion...

'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...

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,...

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...

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...

Ivanka Just Got An Office In The West Wing. Tiffany Trump Deserves One, Too

The big item on the national news wire tonight is that Ivanka Trump is getting an office in the West Wing of the White House. Well, Ok, the big item was James Comey was testifying to Congress,...

World Sleep Day: How People Across the Globe Prioritize Sleep

In celebration of World Sleep Day, Royal Philips has released its report, "Unfiltered Sleep: A Global Prioritization Puzzle," which showcases the results of an international survey conducted online...

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...

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 ...

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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