Past Stories

Scooter driver killed in crash with Santa Monica police cruiser

The driver of a motor scooter was killed after colliding with a Santa Monica police cruiser on Saturday at the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Fourth Street. The crash is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol....


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Sharks spotted near Santa Monica Pier

Remember those baby leopard sharks spotted swimming in the Venice canals in February? Now the adults are also in town. On April 3, staff at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium spotted several mature leopard sharks— th...


The extension of the Expo Line into Santa Monica brings with it several high-density development projects along the way

For Westside residents, a train in vain?

Intense development around future Expo line stops sparks worries that a public transportation investment will actually make traffic worse By Michelle Bergmann                    ...



A thirst for helping those in need

Santa Monica nonprofit The Samburu Project celebrates World Water Day with its annual fundraising walk By Michael Aushenker When Kristen Kosinski left a high-paying career at Paramount Studios to build wells in Africa, her pare...


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Livin’ large in Lalas land

Burlesque company returns to Santa Monica next week to spice up Harvelle’s By Michael Aushenker For a solid decade, choreographer Erin Lamont has worked with performers such as Lady Gaga and on programs like the People’s Ch...


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Man on rooftop surrenders to Santa Monica police

A half-naked man who went for a stroll along the edge of an apartment building rooftop on Monday morning kept Santa Monica police and firefighters busy for more than an hour before he decided it was time to come down.…



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Far From “Invisible”

To shoot their latest video, arena rockers U2 landed at Santa Monica Airport By Michael Aushenker Despite the song’s title, the impact of U2’s recent landing at Santa Monica Airport was far from “Invisible.” Many high-p...


Ruskin Hartley comes to Heal the Bay after leading San Francisco’s Save the Redwoods League

Protecting ‘the Yosemite of the sea’

Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley sets his sights on oil drilling, plastic pollution and global warming                             Thirty years ago, Santa Mon...


Jazz pianist Dan Tepfer performs Friday at The Broad, which is expanding its commitment to the musical art form

Jazzing up the Westside

New programming at The Broad Stage, including two concerts this weekend, aims to spur a local resurgence of the uniquely American art form By Michael Aushenker Since the earliest practioners of the New Orleans- and Dixieland-st...



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An outpouring of love for Chain Reaction

Don’t expect Santa Monica peace activist Jerry Rubin (pictured with wife Marissa) to pass up a chance to get a message out. As part of the ongoing campaign to save Paul Conrad’s “Chain Reaction” statue from possible cit...