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Trump lawyer told put up or shut up to slow porn star suit

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination may be jeopardized if legal proceedings aren't delayed in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said Friday. Los Angeles federal Judge S. James Otero said there were "gaping holes" in Michael... Read more →

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Crime Watch

On April 13, at about 3:14 p.m. While patrolling the area of 1500 block of Alley 5, officers saw two subjects, a male and female, taking refuse from a city dumpster, a violation of the Santa Monica Municipal Code Officers stopped and detained the subjects. The female subject admitted to possessing methamphetamine and a narcotics smoking... Read more →

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Council to discuss city challenges at weekend retreat

The City Council plans to have a strategic and broad-based conversation this weekend during an annual retreat at Virginia Avenue Park. The conversation will focus on how to apply new technologies to “transform service experiences” and fix problems without hiring more city staff. “Like other traditional industries facing disruption in... Read more →

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Wild Women of the West Side

Wild Women of the West Side returns to the historic Rapp Saloon in Santa Monica on Sunday, April 22. This community-centered art collaboration will celebrate Earth Day by honoring local poets and photographers. Please join them for an open house from 4 - 7 p.m. to experience earth-centered poetry and photos. Wild Women of the West Side, in... Read more →

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2018 Meet Me At Reed Performance Schedule

Sat. April 21 Meet Me At Reed: The Santa Monica Jazz All-Stars: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Pre-concert family fun games, Parks and Rec BINGO, Community Envisioning Think Tank for the City of Santa Monica’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan. 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Santa Monica Jazz All-Stars featuring The Greg Porée Band with special guests Nick Mancini,... Read more →

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Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives said Thursday. Jeremy Sanchez, 17, was... Read more →

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US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy. If the Food and Drug Administration follows the group's recommendation, GW Pharmaceuticals' syrup would become the first drug derived from the... Read more →

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California lawmakers move to limit gay conversion therapy

Selling or advertising gay conversion therapy may soon be classified as a fraudulent business practice in California under a bill passed Thursday by the state Assembly. Conversion therapy, the practice of trying to change someone's sexual orientation, has been shown to be ineffective, said Assemblyman Evan Low, who wrote the bill that now... Read more →

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Train / Vehicle Collision

On April 18 at about 12:23 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and Metro Expo Line Train at Lincoln Blvd and Colorado Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered several occupants of the vehicle suffering from significant injuries. Santa... Read more →

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Knitters weave through local shops this weekend

The Los Angeles area knitting community will stitch itself together once again this weekend as thousands of knitters, crocheters and weavers hit up dozens of locally owned shops for the 2018 Yarn Crawl. As they fan out throughout the southland to see new stores, pick up patterns and meet artisans they will likely end up at Santa Monica’s... Read more →

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Bees, butterflies and flowers for your eyes!

On April 21, from 9:30 till noon, bring the kids and join the LA County Master Gardeners at Virginia Ave Farmers Market to make SEED BALLS in honor of Earth Day! What is a seed ball? It’s a packet of seeds wrapped in soil materials (clay, compost) then dried, keeping the seeds safe till it’s time to plant them. Then just throw ‘em... Read more →

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Santa Monica Footbridge Project Wins ASCE Award

TRC Companies Inc., a leader in engineering, environmental consulting and construction management services, is pleased to announce the Idaho Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing Bridge in Santa Monica has been named California’s Outstanding Bikeway and Trails Project for 2017. The award for the spiraling footbridge, which takes people from the... Read more →