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Southern California to see high surf from distant storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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... Read more →

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New outreach team helps homeless, one story at a time

A group of homeless Santa Monicans took a break from panhandling on a recent Thursday afternoon and huddled together behind Equinox on 2nd Court. One man showed off tricks he’d taught his newly adopted pet crow. The crew was interrupted only by the occasional hum of a diesel engine, shuffling their feet to allow wide delivery trucks to... Read more →

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26th Annual Juneteenth Festival on June 16

The City of Santa Monica will host the 26th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Virginia Avenue Park on June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  All are invited to this jubilant celebration of justice and liberty in commemoration of the announcement of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans who lived in the former Confederacy - two years after... Read more →

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Frank Gehry project returns to Council this week

Council will take another swing at a potentially signature development this week with the return of a Frank Gehry designed project along Ocean Ave. Today, the site has four buildings (three commercial and one mixed-use commercial/residential) and a surface parking lot. The proposal is for a 130 foot (12 stories) project covering 11 parcels... Read more →

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Fundraising art exhibit and sale

Join the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore in supporting the Palisades Village Green and local and national conservation organizations. The art group will host an art exhibit and sale onSunday July 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pacific Palisades Village Green 15280 Sunset Blvd. Fifteen local artists will be... Read more →

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Graduation brings change and hope to students

Grad season in Santa Monica is in full bloom as young students say goodbye to their high school alma maters in search of their futures, ready to mold themselves into who they’ll be. Change was a recurring theme for both Olympic and Santa Monica High schools and their respective graduations. At Olympic, students were as exhilarated as... Read more →

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SMMUSD previews Local Control Accountability Plan

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District revealed a preview of their Local Control Accountability Plan at their last board meeting. The LCAP preview/annual update displayed the district’s progress, needs, and plans to satiate those needs. According to the California Department of Education, the LCAP is “intended as a... Read more →

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City proposes cap on electric scooters

The City of Santa Monica is proposing new rules to limit the number of dockless vehicles in the city, including the now ubiquitous scooters from companies like Bird and Lime. Staff is proposing a pilot program that would cap the total number of devices in the city at 1,500 split between up to three companies. The cap could increase to... Read more →

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Santa Monica Pier Seeking Volunteer Docents

The Santa Monica Pier Corporation is currently seeking volunteer docents to guide visitors through the rich history of the century-old Santa Monica Pier. Docents will be trained to share fascinating stories about the apartments above the Merry Go-Round, celebrity lore surrounding such icons as Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin, and the... Read more →