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Easter Sunday 2014

BREAKING NEWS MISSING TEEN FOUND

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department found the missing child at the MTA bus station in downtown Los Angeles last night. There was no foul play. She was released to an adult family member....

BREAKING NEWS Samohi Teacher Reinstated After Scuffle with Student April 18

A Santa Monica High School science teacher who was placed on leave after being caught on video fighting with a student will be back to work on Monday. Wrestling coach Mark Black was placed on paid leave after the April 4 confrontation, a move that...

Rally for SM Coach

Holding red apples, a crowd of more than 100 parents, teachers and students raised their arms high on Sunday in a salute to Mark Black, Santa Monica High School's suspended veteran science teacher...

Actress Sues SM For Ice Collision That Left Her Dependent On Wheelchair

An actress is suing the city of Santa Monica claiming that an accident at a city-owned ice skating rink left her dependent on a wheelchair. Lisa Stothard, whose credits include "Dumb and Dumber"...

Lincoln to Close, PCH to Snarl

Pacific Coast Highway will be slowed due to the construction of a storm drain. Meanwhile, LIncoln Blvd will be closed for a week from April 21 to April 28, for construction of the Metro Rail Line....

Local News Briefs

Lincoln, Colorado to be Rerouted April 21-28 The famous Santa Monica Pier announced that Tommy Bahama, the popular beach lifestyle brand, will return for the second year as the presenting sponsor...

Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run That Injured SM Skateboarder

Police were searching Tuesday for a hit-and-run driver who struck a skateboarder and left him for dead in an intersection in Santa Monica. santa-monica-skateboarder-hit Ian Imes, 20, remains...

Samohi Building Takes Shape

The first new classroom building at Santa Monica High School in a generation nears completion at Michigan and 7th Street on the Samohi campus. The building is expected to ...

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Arraignment for Suspect in Samo Scuffle Police said that on April 8, 2014 Mr. Blair Moore was arraigned at the West Los Angeles Airport Court for the assault incident that occurred at Santa Monica...

Anatomy Of A Disaster, Part 2

A year ago, when the Lakers completed one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, I wrote Anatomy Of A Disaster and had no intention of following with another similar article. But...

Easter Sunday 2014

Worshipers gather to celebrate Easter at the First United Methodist Church of Santa...

Celebrate Earth Day with Heal the Bay and the SM Pier Aquarium April 26

Earth Day is observed each year on April 22nd, but Heal the Bay and its Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will continue that celebration on Saturday, April 26th, with a beach cleanup, sand castle contests...

Trauma, Transformation and Triumph

Youth advocates, educators, elected officials, students and youth serving organizations are launching a national campaign to advocate for reform in youth service models.The kick-off event titled: Trauma, Transformation and Triumph will occur on...

Movie Review TRANSCENDENCE

While there are many moments in which I was hoping to transcend the experience of screening TRANSCENDENCE, long after the credits rolled and I had left the theater, this freshman directorial effort...

False Solution

Daniel J. Travanti and Amanda Saunders rehearse a scene from "False Solution" at Santa Monica Playhouse. In this play, Anton Seligman (Travanti), an established German-Jewish architect, is in his...

Kentwood Players Presents Agatha Christie's THE HOLLOW

Kentwood Players proudly presents Agatha Christie’s “THE HOLLOW” from May 16 to June 21 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 at the Westchester Playhouse. The production is directed by George Kondreck...