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Dr. Peter A. Fields didn’t expect to rescue a drowning seizure victim during his routine morning swim

How to Save a Life

Swim lessons and medical training paid off for a seizure victim at the pool one morning By Dr. Peter A. Fields My whole life I’ve been involved swimming: swim teams from age six to college, many years as a lifeguard,…

Christopher Hawley knows how to hustle and jam

Surf, Sand and Burning Man

Venice’s Christopher Hawley plays Mission 24 festival on Saturday, returns to Santa Monica Farmers Market on Sunday By Bliss Bowen When you’re battling crosstown traffic, it’s easy to forget that much of the rest of the ...

The city offered a sneak preview of its Breeze bike-share program on May 9 at the Santa Monica Festival in Clover Park
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Sharing is Caring

Santa Monica is about to launch an ambitious citywide bicycle-share program and L.A. is taking notice By Elliot Stiller As Santa Monica continues to expand its network of bike lanes on public streets, city officials aim to coax...

Courtesy of Andrew Weiss Gallery

Forever Marilyn

A new collection of photos, some locked away for 50 years, explores the soul beneath the glamour By Blair Tindall SEE MORE PHOTOS IN OUR PRINT LAYOUT. Frozen in time as a complex Hollywood bombshell who could project both resil...


Black and Latino Students Aren’t Doing as well as Others in Santa Monica Schools

Parents and Educators Want to Know Why By Bonnie Eslinger Santa Monica resident Laejohnie Bennett raised her son to be proud of his African-American heritage, so her heart sank one day when he came home from school and said an...

Javanese music and dancing at the 
Glow festival on Santa Monica Beach

Five Tips For Better Concert Photos

By Ted Soqui 1. Use a Camera. If you want great concert images, use a camera instead of a smartphone. Cameras have much better optic, image-storage and zoom capabilities. They also work better in low-light situations, making fo...

Zanzibar hosts hip-hop, Top 40, R&B, house and reggae on Friday nights

Night Life: Open-Door Policy

Santa Monica’s Zanzibar finds continued success by embracing diversity of both music and clientele By Michael Aushenker The intersection of Arizona Avenue and Fifth Street in Santa Monica has been home to a former post office...


Classic Cars at Barker Hangar

Auctions America Shows First Lady Eisenhower’s Sweet ’55 Caddy For serious automobile collectors, it’s a car auction not to be missed. For anybody with $20, it’s a once-in-a -lifetime pop-up car show featuring two genu...

Rick Cole says he will spend his first month at Santa Monica City Hall working out his goals for the next several years

Interview: Talent Manager

New Santa Monica chief executive Rick Cole says organizational culture is the key to success He’s been mayor of Pasadena, the top city executive of Ventura and Azusa, and, most recently, L.A.’s deputy mayor for budget and i...

As a state senator, Rep. 
Ted Lieu called a hearing on aviation fuel pollution

Airport Debate Takes Flight in D.C.

Rep. Ted Lieu will have locals speak directly to the FAA about SMO By Gary Walker A select group of Santa Monica and Venice residents will be traveling to the nation’s capital next week to meet with federal lawmakers and…

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