Harvard professor talks STEM at New Roads

Lisa Randall is a theoretical physics professor at Harvard, her work is often cited in the science community and her name was once included on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people. And yet there have been times when Randall, who discusses the interconnectedness of the universe in her new book, “Dark Matter and the... Read more →


Know Before You Go – Week of Nov. 8, 2015

EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE: 1. Train Testing This Week - The Expo Light Rail Line extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is scheduled for train testing activities in Santa Monica this week and will continue for several months. The trains are now operated on their own power. Testing will be ongoing along the entire alignment in Los Angeles and... Read more →


School play requires acts of courage

The first act of “Clybourne Park” is set in 1959, when a black family's forthcoming move creates uproar in a white neighborhood. The second act of the Bruce Norris play opens in the present day as a white couple prepares to settle into the same neighborhood, which is predominantly black but quickly gentrifying. The play is edgy, even... Read more →


Football: Historic season continues for St. Monica

At the beginning of the school year, St. Monica Catholic athletic director Frank Cruz said there was excitement on campus about the school's football team. And the Mariners have shown why. Under the direction of second-year coach Drew Shaw, St. Monica has won eight games in a row and demonstrated its postseason potential heading into its... Read more →

Laughing Matters

Spielberg, move over for Jack Yonover

Not everyone in Santa Monica drives a Porsche and is writing a screenplay. (Actually, maybe the screenplay part is true.) But when a 13-year-old told me he was writing, directing and producing a movie, I was a tad skeptical. Guess what? Jack Yonover's movie has won a handful of awards and is screening in Hollywood tomorrow! (And no, he... Read more →


Man wearing football jersey punches victim in the face

On October 31 at approximately 12:30 a.m., an officer was dispatched to a radio call of a battery which had just occurred on the 2900 block of Main Street. According to the reporting party, his friend had just been punched in the face by a man wearing a football jersey. Upon officers arriving on the scene, multiple witnesses pointed to where... Read more →


Registration open for SMC’s Community Ed winter session

Get a jumpstart on New Year's resolutions by registering now for winter session classes, workshops, tours, lectures and more at SMC Community Education. Whether you're interested in toning your body, exploring new careers, advancing in your chosen profession, learning a new language, or expressing yourself through the arts, Community Ed... Read more →


SMC Corsair wins four awards in national competition

Santa Monica College has announced that its student newspaper, The Corsair, has won four national awards, from two different organizations at the 2015 ACP/CMA National College Media Convention held in Austin, Texas, on Oct. 28-Nov 1. The Corsair was presented three prestigious Pinnacle Awards from the College Media Association (CMA) and... Read more →


SMFD exploring new approach to medical calls

Sitting in a bay at Station No. 2 is a vehicle for change. It’s bright red, larger than a standard ambulance but easier to maneuver than a traditional fire engine. And it could have a significant impact on how the Santa Monica Fire Department responds to medical emergencies. The so-called rescue ambulance was unveiled Tuesday morning... Read more →