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Tesla cuts 9 pct. of workforce in bid to post a profit

Electric car maker Tesla Inc. is laying off about 3,600 workers mainly from its salaried ranks as it slashes costs in an effort to deliver on CEO Elon Musk's promise to turn a profit in the second half of the year. In an email to workers on Tuesday, Musk said the cuts amount to about 9 percent of the company's workforce of 40,000. Tesla... Read more →

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Unmanned NASA plane flies solo through public airspace

NASA has flown a large, remotely piloted aircraft equipped with detect-and-avoid technologies through the national airspace system for the first time without a safety chase plane following it. NASA says Tuesday's flight over California moves the U.S. closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in airspace used by commercial and... Read more →

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SMMUSD board meeting to preview food program revision and more

In an upcoming June 14 Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District board meeting, a revision to the district’s food and nutrition program will be explored as well establishing separate fundraising vehicles for Santa Monica and Malibu school districts. FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAM PROPOSED REVISION SMMUSD is proposing a revision of their... Read more →

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Man holding daughter at knifepoint fatally shot by police

A man who abducted his estranged wife and then held their 4-year-old daughter at knifepoint was fatally shot by police in a Los Angeles suburb, authorities said Tuesday. The man died at a hospital after the shooting around 6:30 p.m. Monday in a residential area of Whittier but no one else was injured, according to the Los Angeles County... Read more →

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Federal judge approves AT&T-Time Warner merger

A federal judge approved the $85 billion mega-merger of AT&T and Time Warner on Tuesday, a move that could usher in a wave of media consolidation while shaping how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon green-lit the merger without adding major conditions to the deal. The Trump Justice... Read more →

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Aviation leasing rules to return in July

When the Santa Monica Airport Commission discussed a set of leasing guidelines designed to clarify rules for aviation businesses at Santa Monica airport last week, airport critics and supporters had some common ground: no-one likes the rules. Aviation advocates said the rules discriminate against businesses catering to pilots and violate... Read more →

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Local entrepreneurs bring the animal doctor to your door

A stuffy nose. Itchy skin. Congestion that leads to ear infections. Justin Gordon knew all the allergy symptoms to look out for when he adopted his dog, Benni. When he decided to become a pet parent, the Noma resident carefully chose a hypoallergenic breed to avoid the unpleasantness he’d felt around other people’s dogs and cats. A... Read more →

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Seaside On The Pier now open

Restaurateur Robert Earl has opened a new concept, Seaside on the Pier, a multi-level restaurant allowing guests to grab meals suitable for a picnic on the beach, full restaurant service or cocktails on the rooftop deck, all while enjoying views of the iconic Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific Ocean. “I am so delighted to open a... Read more →

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Innovator John Seely Brown to Address Pardee RAND Graduates

John Seely Brown, Independent Co-Chairman of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge, member of the Amazon board of directors, and former Chief Scientist of XEROX and Director of research and development hub PARC, will make the keynote address at the commencement exercises of the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica on June... Read more →

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6 rescued from sinking boat off Southern California

Six people were rescued from a sinking vessel in the ocean off Southern California during the weekend. The Coast Guard received a mayday call Sunday from a 36-foot (11-meter) recreational boat that was taking on water southeast of Channel Islands Harbor. The Coast Guard diverted a helicopter from another operation and dispatched a... Read more →

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5 shot as ‘gunbattle’ erupts at North Hollywood party

Los Angeles police are investigating a gunfight that broke out at a North Hollywood party and left seven people injured. Police said Sunday that five people were struck by gunfire and two others were injured trying to get away from the violence. All were expected to survive. Lt. Bob Toledo tells City News Service that two people were... Read more →

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Southern California to see high surf from distant storms

Southern California is experiencing a late-spring heat-up but cooling off at the beach may not be the best answer. The National Weather Service is warning of dangerous swimming conditions through Tuesday. A long-period swell is arriving from a winter storm near New Zealand along with a shorter-period swell from former Hurricane Aletta... Read more →