Samohi student heads to National Shakespeare Competition

If all the world’s a stage, then Judy Durkin is one of its best players in the realm of Shakespeare performances. The Samohi senior recently beat out over 20,000 students to advance to the National Shakespeare Competition finals where she’ll represent Santa Monica and Los Angeles County later this month in New York. “The experience... Read more →


SMMUSD to explore Malibu High PCB removal options

The Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District will discuss potential actions to take with Malibu High School (MHS) in regards to the district’s removal process of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) in an April 12 board meeting. SMMUSD is under a court order to replace all pre-1979 window and door frames at MHS and Juan Cabrillo Elementary... Read more →



KBUG information for the week of April 9, 2018: Current Projects: Street Light Modernization Program Marine Park Irrigation Retrofit Project Parking Structure #5 Tenant Improvement Project Parking Structure Repair Project CDBG Funded Street Lighting Installation on Stewart Street from Exposition Boulevard to Kansas... Read more →


Future Children’s Museum benefits from big donation

Santa Monica Place’s newest tenant will open this fall as The Cayton Children’s Museum, in honor of a Los Angeles philanthropist who gave a substantial donation to build the new space. The non-profit that runs the museum along with a youth development program, ShareWell, has declined to disclose the amount but describes the gift from home... Read more →


Fresh Finds: Organic Pastures

Of all the health crazes over recent years, raw milk is likely the most controversial. Its proponents claim organic and properly produced raw milk contains enzymes, proteins and beneficial bacteria that builds immune systems and makes people healthier. Its detractors say it can be dangerous. Despite the controversy, there is normally... Read more →


Crime Watch

On March 21, 2018 at about 9:36 a.m. Officers were conducting a livability check along the 1500 block of the freeway embankment. Officers located an encampment along the way. A male subject emerged from a tent. The subject was told he could not stay there. The subject began to rant and yell at the officers. The subject was previously... Read more →


Hollywood’s diversity push snubs actors with disabilities

Eileen Grubba was working alongside other actors on a TV commercial when she realized the director's eye was caught by her uneven gait. He started positioning her out of shots — and then it got worse. Shooting a scene on a bus, the director ordered Grubba to get up and move from her seat in the middle to one in the rear that was fully... Read more →


SMC Table Tennis Players Head to National Championships

Santa Monica College (SMC) students and table tennis players Ayush Kapoor and Tiziano Aiello have qualified to compete in singles and doubles events in the 2018 iSET College Table Tennis National Championships to be held April 20-22, 2018 in Round Rock, Texas. The championships are organized by the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association... Read more →