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Saturday is Coastal Cleanup Day — Get on It!

Call it a morning of good clean fun in the sun. From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, more than 10,000 volunteers are expected to gather at 50-plus waterside locations throughout Los Angeles County for Coastal Cleanup Day. Heal the&...


AltCar Expo will host the first public test drives of the new Honda Clarity

Plug into an Electric Future

This year’s AltCar Expo is all about making EVs the norm in Santa Monica By Stephanie Case AltCar Expo will host the first public test drives of the new Honda Clarity The 2006 documentary film “Who Killed the Electric Car...


Kendrick Lamar bassist Miles Mosley and drummer Tony Austin bring Extreme Bass Night to Santa Monica 
on Oct. 14

Keeping Time for an L.A. Tradition

Angel City Jazz Fest tests rhythmic and geographic boundaries By Bliss Bowen Kendrick Lamar bassist Miles Mosley and drummer Tony Austin bring Extreme Bass Night to Santa Monicaon Oct. 14 Think of jazz and you might imagine a...



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It’s Official: City Council wants to shut down Santa Monica Airport

By Gary Walker In a long-anticipated move, the Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday night in favor of closing Santa Monica Airport as soon as legally permitted, hoping to do so by July 1, 2018. “Through our unanimous vote,...


A recent in-progress photo of the California Incline and Idaho Trail Pedestrian Crossing
Photo courtesy of the City of Santa Monica

Up, Up and Away

A safer, stronger and wider California Incline reopens Sept. 1 By Gary Walker A recent in-progress photo of the California Incline and Idaho Trail Pedestrian CrossingPhoto courtesy of the City of Santa Monica After nearly 17 ...


Photo by Michael Lamont

The Bard Goes to College

Employing military veterans, students and at-risk youth, the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles finds a new home at SMC By Evan Henerson Photo by Michael Lamont In the third act of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” the coun...



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Cash for Keys

To get around rent control, Santa Monica landlords are paying tenants to leave By Bonnie Eslinger When a housing market heats up, homeowners have an opportunity to cash in on the equity of their houses — if they are willing&...


Pablo Carlos Pineda’s SMPD booking photo

Santa Monica Serial Rape Suspect Arrested

Pablo Carlos Pineda’s SMPD booking photo A homeless man accused of raping multiple women in Santa Monica and other Westside neighborhoods is behind bars after an exhaustive search by Santa Monica, Los Angeles and Beverly Hil...


Vocalists Loire Cotler (left) and Maeve Hoglund (right) sing about the news in a multimedia opera by JacobTV (center)

Not Quite ‘Fair and Balanced’

Finding inspiration (and terror) in Fox News, a Dutch composer rips an opera from the headlines Vocalists Loire Cotler (left) and Maeve Hoglund (right) sing about the news in a multimedia opera by JacobTV (center) By Christin...



Sebastian Junger says combat veterans return home to “profound alienation”

Living outside the ‘Tribe’

War correspondent Sebastian Junger explains why civilian life often fails returning combat veterans By Bliss Bowen Sebastian Junger says combat veterans return home to “profound alienation” Sebastian Junger’s widely com...






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