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Golf Drug Rehab Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary

Capo by the Sea, an executive drug treatment center based in San Juan Capistrano, CA is celebrating its 10 year anniversary of its Golf Drug Rehab program. Golf Drug Rehab is one of our...

Manchester Bomber: Police Searching For Salman Abedi, The Man In This Photo

Manchester police are searching for Salman Abedi, 22, in connection with the bombing outside the area Ariana Grande concert in Manchester England last night. The photo shows a man with dark hair...

Man Pleads to Stabbing Employee at Santa Monica Pier Burger

A homeless man has pleaded to stabbing a Santa Monica Pier restaurant employee multiple times, after demanding food last summer, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today....

Ariana Grande Concert Explosion Kills 19, Injures 50. Police Call It Terrorism

@Arianagrade tweeted: broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words. An iexplosion at the Manchester Arena at around 10:40pm BST on 22 May 2017, caused at least 19...

United Arab Emirates Plans to put Men on Mars

While the United States increasingly puts science on the back burner, the United Arab Emirates is forging ahead with an ambitious program meant to increase knowledge and economic opportunities for...

Symposium on Statewide Conservation with Discussions Led by 'Water Maven' Chris Austin

Chris Austin, author of the popular Maven's Notebook website and a prominent figure in California water news, will be one of the featured guests and moderators at Chino Basin Water Conservation...

King of Holland Has a Part Time Job: Airline Pilot on Dutch KLM Airlines

What's a bored king of the Pays Bas do on his off hours? Sneak out of the palace to fly jumbo jets, it turns out. The kind with passengers. King Willem-Alexander was born in Utrecht and is the oldest ...

Georgia Court Agrees with Greenpeace, Transfers Logging Company's RICO Case to California

Today, the United States Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a ruling transferring the Resolute v Greenpeace lawsuit to the Northern District of California, as Resolute failed to...

Santa Monica Grandmother Awarded Doctor of Education at Cal State LA

When Berenice Onofre Vásquez walks across the stage to receive her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, it will mark a proud moment in a life-long journey for the 70-year-old Santa Monica...

City of Santa Monica Proposes Spending 20% More Money Next Year than This Year, Calls it "Sustainable."

The City of Santa Monica just released it's proposed 2017-18 fiscal year budget. I hope you're sitting down, because it's much bigger even than last year's $621 million budget. "The overall proposed...

Playa Del Rey Gas Storage Facility Called "An Accident Waiting to Happen"

In April, Food & Water Watch held a meeting at the Marina del Rey Lloyd Taber Library for concerned residents to learn about the urgency of the need to shut down Playa del Rey gas storage facility....

73% of Americans Have Financial Regrets. Lack of Retirement Savings is #1

Nearly 3-in-4 U.S. adults have financial regrets, according to a new Bankrate.com report. The most common is not saving for retirement early enough, followed by not saving enough for emergency...

Montana Avenue Sidewalk Sale Welcomes Masses Of Shoppers In The Santa Monica Sunshine

Not even the 81 degree heat could stop shoppers from enjoying the Annual Montana Avenue Sidewalk Sale on Saturday. The Avenue was packed with families snapping up great bargains and gifts from their...

Doma Kitchen to Offer New Internationally Inspired Cuisine

Doma Kitchen, the internationally inspired restaurant known for its home-cooked fare, recently relocated to Marina del Rey after owner Angie Corrente found she could no longer keep up with the high...

Two Americans Among Winners of 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award

After two days of celebration, winners of the 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award, Dr. Harley Seyedin, Elon Musk, Durreen Shahnaz, and Murad Al-Katib were presented their coveted prize at the Oslo...

Montana Avenue Partners With FreeBird Rides For Sidewalk Sale...

The Montana Avenue Merchants Association have taken custom care to another level for their annual sidewalk sale which takes place tomorrow Saturday May 20th. Eager shoppers who wait for this do not...

California Home Featured in New "Solar Cribs" YouTube Series

SunPower by Stellar Solar has teamed up with marketing agency Artichoke Creative to create an innovative series called Solar Cribs that recently launched on its dedicated YouTube channel with plans...

Ziggy Marley and Ben & Jerry's Celebrate Bob Marley Flavor Launch in LA

"One love, one heart..." So begins one of the most recognized songs in reggae history. Bob Marley's memorable refrain is a call for global compassion, and is a perfect anthem for Ben & Jerry's...

Hybrid Class 8 Kenworth Truck Will Soon Be Hauling in SoCal

Ballard Power Systems has announced that the company's FCveloCity®-HD 85-kilowatt fuel cell engine will power a hybrid class 8 drayage truck built by Kenworth Truck Company, a market-leading...

States and Cities Lead Clean Energy Transition in the Age of Trump

Clean Edge, Inc. today released its eighth annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, which tracks and ranks the clean-energy activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. As...

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Elon Musk: "Santa Monica to Westwood in Five Minutes."

Elon Musk, our century's version of Leonardo da Vinci, has posted on his Instagram page a video of his electronic underground sled to move automobiles. The Tesla founder and CEO has also begun to...

Travel The World's Music Festivals With The First-ever 'Festival Passport' Giving You Access To 90+ Live Nation Festivals

Live Nation is home to the largest and most diverse festival portfolio on the planet, and today the company is unveiling The Festival Passport, a revolutionary experience that gives fans GA access to ...

AARP Remains Steadfastly Opposed to Health Bill Passed By House of Representatives

AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond reiterated AARP's opposition to the health bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that would harm American families who count on access to...

Sheila Kuehl opposes plan to expand Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

They have been called "the most powerful elected officials in the United States." Due to a County Charter left over from 1870, and the lack of political will among voters to expand the Board of...

Viva Las Vegas Music Festival Will Put a Tiger In Your Tank.

Edible Skinny was cruzin' last month when we attended Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, the world's largest rockabilly event at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas over Easter weekend! For...

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Crashed UFO Found in Antarctica, Russian Scientist Claims in Youtube Video

What some say is an outcropping is in fact the portal to a crashed unidentified Flying Object, says a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In a Youtube video with over a million views, he says...

Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Juan Castillo in February in Santa Monica

Santa Monica Police Chief Seabrooks said after a lot of work and questioning people close to Virginia Park on the evening of Feb. 26th, that they have a suspect in the murder of Juan Castillo....

SMPD Searches for Home Invasion Robbery Suspects North of Montana Avenue

Santa Monica Police say they are searching for two suspects in the severe beating of a resident during a possible home invasion robbery Monday North of Montana Avenue. The assault occurred in the...

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