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California Ramp to be Closed for 13 Months Begining April 20

Council Revises Lease Terms for Airport Tenants

In the wake of actor Harrison Ford’s crash landing near Santa Monica Airport this month, the Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday established new leasing policies for tenants of its embattled airport, but declined to discuss exhaust limits that...

California Ramp to be Closed for 13 Months Begining April 20

In a region known for romanticizing its roads, the California Incline in Santa Monica has long been a beloved landmark. The road, which connects the beach with the bluffs, affords spectacular coastal ...

Pet Ban Finalized

On Tuesday, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved a ban on anyone bringing any reptile, bird, or non-human primate into any city park. Though the Council alleged this ordinance was...

Local News Briefs

SMMUSD On Spring Break Santa Monica Malibu School District began it’s 2015 two week spring break on Friday, March 27, 2015. For two weeks, 9,122 students will have not a care in the world, as they travel with their parents, play video games, go...

Disease and Freeways Drive Genetic Change in L.A. Bobcats

A recent study documents that freeways, urbanization and a disease outbreak have led to significant genetic differentiation among bobcats in and around Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation...

SUSHI ROKU

Sushi Roku opened its first location as a sushi lounge in Hollywood in 1997 and has since expanded to Santa Monica, Pasadena, and beyond California to Scottsdale, Arizona, and Las Vegas. As the Santa ...

Champion Giants Struggle In Spring Training

How important are the results in spring training? The popular belief is the results aren't very important since minor leaguers often replace major leaguers in the latter innings of most spring...

Lawsuit Puts Spin On Free Agency For College Players

Back in 1994, CBS Sports bought the rights to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with an eight-year contract averaging $215 million annually. This month, a single, 30-second TV ad airing during the men’s Final Four will cost the advertiser...

Clippers To Play Exhibition Games In China

The National Basketball Association announces that NBA Global Games China 2015 will feature two preseason games between the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers in October. The Clippers and Hornets will play the NBA’s first game ever in...

Samohi and Olympic High School Begin PCB Sampling in Advance of Modernization Projects

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has announced plans for sampling of building materials for PCBs at the technology building at Samohi, prior to planned demolition, and in all four...

Santa Monica and Culver City Collaborate for the Upcoming Westside Regional Repair Café!

What do you do with a dress that has a tear? With a toaster that no longer works? Or, a knife that has lost its sharp edge? Toss it? No way! The Cities of Culver City and Santa Monica, in...

SMC Presents Four Spring Concerts In April

The Santa Monica College Music Department is pleased to present four spring concerts in April in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica). The concerts include a fundraiser...

Telescope Viewing in April

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium invites you to enjoy an evening telescope-observing session with a focus on the crescent Moon and peeks at Venus and Jupiter. The planetarium’s April schedule also offers two opportunities to...

Art Exhibit at Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center

Visitors are invited to enjoy original work by local artists at the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains & Seashore Art Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29 at the Santa Monica ...

WAKE UP WITH THE WAVES returns to the PIER

Now in its 9th year, the acclaimed children’s concert series returns to the Pier on Saturday mornings. Starting March 28 through May 16, children 1-8 and their parents can enjoy free interactive concerts and activities including singing, dancing...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Roga at the Pier February 21 - March 28 Saturday, 8am Run, 9am Yoga Need a little help getting back in shape this Spring? ROGA is back! FREE Run + Yoga class on Saturday mornings with the best views in town. You can join either class or both, in an...

MOVIE REVIEW: DANNY COLLINS

I don't know if it's because I'm getting older or Al Pacino us just getting better, but between his recent tour de force in "The Humbling" and now DANNY COLLINS, I have fallen in love with him as an...