News

At $250 million, a new mega mansion in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles is the most expensive home listed in the United States

At $250 million, a new mega mansion in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles is the most expensive home listed in the United States. The passion project of developer and handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky, the four-level, 38,000-square-foot mansion built on spec includes 12 bedroom suites, 21 bathrooms, five bars, three gourmet... Read more →

Briefs

Andy Moses: A 30-Year Survey

11th Street Andy Moses: A 30-Year Survey The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery will present “Andy Moses: A 30-Year Survey," an exhibition documenting the evolution of the artist’s elusive non-objective pictorial works. The exhibition will be open to the public from Tuesday, Feb. 14, to Saturday, March 25,... Read more →

Crime

CHP officer fatally shoots man with knife in Santa Monica

Authorities say California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed a man who came at them with a knife in Santa Monica.Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Lisa Jansen says the shooting happened around 12:20 a.m. Monday along the 3300 block of Pico Boulevard near Interstate 10.Jansen says CHP officers initially responded following reports... Read more →

Crime

Probation violation in Palisades Park

On January 24, at about 10:57 p.m. Officers were patrolling the area of 1500 Palisades Park made contact with a subject walking along the park. The subject admitted to having just urinated in the park but did not have any identification on him. Officers asked the subject if he had any weapons on him. The subject stated he did have a knife... Read more →

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St. Matthew’s music guild – musical time travel,

Pacific Palisades St. Matthew’s music guild – musical time travel, Music at St. Matthew’s continues its 32st season of concerts in Pacific Palisades with an opportunity to travel through 500 years of music from Venice, Paris and New York. The concert features twelve of the finest choral voices in Los Angeles, the critically... Read more →

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Two time cancer survivor climbs to the top

    Lila Javan is a Los Angeles cinematographer, a Venice resident a two-time cancer survivor and a mountain climber and a documentary film maker working to utilize her experience as a way to change lives. Javan was first diagnosed in 2010 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), which is the second most common type of leukemia... Read more →

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New management takes over former NMS buildings

    In a new case filed against Santa Monica’s biggest developer, NMS Properties, a hedge fund accuses the major Los Angeles developer of acting like a “criminal enterprise” that operates through forgeries, lies, threats and sham lawsuits. The latest lawsuit filed by AEW alleges NMS’s CEO Neil Shekhter’s misdeeds... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica Conservancy Achieves LEED Gold

Ocean Park Santa Monica Conservancy Achieves LEED Gold The Santa Monica Conservancy has earned LEED Gold certification, demonstrating that even a small, 100-year-old house can be rehabilitated and adapted for sustainable, contemporary use. Awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a... Read more →

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Mt. Olive

Mt. Olive The Barber of Seville Give your Valentine the gift of beauty and laughter for Valentine's Day week. Linda Jackson and The Los Angeles Metropolitan Opera present Gioachino Rossini’s masterpiece comic opera in Italian with English Supertitles, The Barber of Seville on Friday Feb. 10 at 8 p.m., Saturday Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m.,... Read more →

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Girl Scout Cookies and PONY baseball

Citywide Santa Monica PONY Baseball strengthens ties with Santa Monica high school baseball team Santa Monica PONY Baseball has announced enhancements to its long-time ties with the Santa Monica High School Viking Baseball Program. Many of their players continue their education at the High School, and some of them are fortunate enough... Read more →

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Hulu taking center stage at State of the City

  They call themselves Hulugans and they are quickly multiplying in Santa Monica. They’re not soccer fans – well, at least not all of them – but are Hulu employees. And while their campus features every perk, open floor plan and game room you would expect with a typical Silicon Valley tech behemoth, they’ve decide to settle... Read more →

Crime

Bicyclist arrested for receiving stolen property

On January 25, at about 2 a.m. While patrolling the 600 block of Navy Street officers observed a bicyclist with no lighting equipment and pushing a second bicycle along. Officers stopped the subject and spoke with him. The subject was very evasive regarding the second bicycle and who the owner of the bicycle was. A further search of the... Read more →