At SMASH, mindfulness over matter

The young students sit around the edges of the carpet, legs crossed, backs straight, eyes closed. After instructing them to raise their hands when they hear complete silence, Stefanie Goldstein strikes a bowl with a small baton, yielding a piercing sound that echoes throughout the classroom. Ding! The note persists, lingering in the still... Read more →


Suspect wanted for felony assault

On March 2 at approximately 8:35 a.m., a suspect was casing for unlocked vehicles in the subterranean garage at the 800 block of 4th Street when he was confronted two victims. One victim attempted to restrain the suspect as he tried to flee on foot, while the second called the police. An altercation ensued and the suspect stabbed one of... Read more →


UCLA plans kidney health fair in Santa Monica

March is National Kidney Month and to mark it, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, UCLA Kidney and Hypertension specialist, and his UCLA team will hold a Kidney Health Fair on March 8 in Santa Monica to raise awareness of kidney health and associated co-morbid conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. The event will focus on integrative... Read more →


Santa Monica Synagogue hosting community carnival

The Santa Monica Synagogue is inviting the public to participate in its annual carnival on March 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 18th Street between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard. (1448 18th St.). The annual carnival will feature attractions such as a zip line, rock wall, painless paintball, inflatable jumpers and slides, and the popular... Read more →


PYFC, UCLA Xinachtli to host racial unity dinner

On Monday, March 9, UCLA Xinachtli and the Pico Youth and Family Center will be hosting a family dinner night and panel discussion on Black and Brown Unity at the Santa Monica High School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. After dinner, parents will walk over to the PYFC (around 8:30 p.m.) for dessert and coffee. UCLA will also be bringing... Read more →



Harrison Ford injured in golf course plane crash

SMO — Actor Harrison Ford crashed his plane at a golf course near Santa Monica Airport Thursday afternoon, according to sources at the airport. Ford was piloting his Ryan PT-22, World War II-era single-engine plane after 2 p.m. when he hit the Penmar Golf Course, which is adjacent to the airport. “I came out. I hear a thud,” said... Read more →


Lending a hand to female veterans

On any given night, federal officials say, roughly 610,000 people in the United States don't have roofs over their heads. Of those, some 144,000 are veterans. A rapidly growing portion of those is female. Homelessness is just one of myriad issues facing female veterans, and it will be among the topics discussed March 7 during a free... Read more →


Santa Monica Reads panel to explore Jane Austen variations

The Santa Monica Public Library will present Austen Variations, a panel discussion featuring authors influenced by the life and literary work of Jane Austen, on Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Join organizers as they welcome authors Diana Birchall (Mrs. Darcy's... Read more →


Area youth to perform Little Red Riding Hood musical

Theatre Palisades Youth will present its latest youth play, “Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood,” on March 6 at the Pierson Playhouse in Pacific Palisades. In this 1950s-era musical version of the fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood is one cool chick. Wise Prince Jason, Strong Prince Justin and Loud Prince Frank are all on a quest to win her hand in... Read more →