SMC presents ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present “Circle Mirror Transformation” Apr. 3-12 at the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. In “Circle Mirror Transformation” — a three-time Obie Award winner written by Annie Baker — an unlikely group of strangers in an artsy small town plays... Read more →



April Fools edition

Today is April Fools and in keeping with out tradition, we have produced an issue of fake news for your entertainment. The annual satire edition is in newsstands and to read the content online, visit... Read more →



Students reflect, expand on legacy of Cesar Chavez

In 1990, scores of Santa Monica High School students joined Cesar Chavez outside a local hotel in a peaceful protest against the use of harmful chemicals in California agriculture. “Today marks a milestone,” the labor leader reportedly told the crowd, which had gathered near the site of an annual convention for fruit growers and... Read more →



New group wants to move Santa Monica Forward

If you want to talk about the City of Santa Monica, then the newly formed organization Santa Monica Forward politely invites you to join their new group. Forward announced its existence via a press release this week and organizers said its goal is to provide a place where residents of all viewpoints can engage in civil discussion without... Read more →


‘Visions’ art exhibit highlights Venice First Friday

On April 3, Resonate Church of Santa Monica invites the community to the G2 Gallery in Venice for a unique art experience called "Visions." The art consists of 10 windows, each of which was given to a different local artist to be transformed into a work of art. Each piece reflects the leanings of the individual artist, as well as relating... Read more →


Library launches Peeps candy diorama contest

Creative kids are encouraged to utilize the seasonal Peeps candy to enter the Peeps-apalooza Diorama Contest at the Santa Monica Public Library on Tuesday, April 7. To participate children aged 17 and under must design and create a diorama at home using Peeps candies with a boot or shoe box base. Dioramas must be based on a book. One entry... Read more →


Santa Monica fireman promoted to battalion chief

For the past 28 years, Santa Monicans in need of medical aid might have met Mike McElvaney when they called 9-1-1. The longtime Santa Monica firefighter has maintained an active paramedic certification throughout the duration of his service with the Santa Monica Fire Department, but he will probably have less time to practice those skills due... Read more →


Alleged drunk driver arrested on Main Street (crime watch)

On March 20, officers conducted a DUI and driver's license checkpoint in the 2600 block of Main Street. During the checkpoint, an officer stopped a grey Ford Focus and spoke with the female driver. During the conversation, the officer observed symptoms of intoxication. The officer asked the driver to step out of the car for further... Read more →


SMC master dance class series resumes April 2

The Santa Monica College Dance Department is proud to present the Spring 2015 Masters of Dance Series, an eclectic series of master classes and lectures. The series opens on April 2 with a special dance seminar — “How to Make Money with Your Dance Degree” — presented by Monica Reid, an expert with more than 10 years of experience in... Read more →


Local philanthropist, Middle East researcher dies

David K. Richards, an investment manager and philanthropist who funded unique research on what it would take to make an independent Palestinian state viable as well as on the costs of the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has died. He was 75. Richards, who was a major donor to the RAND Corporation, died March 19 of amyotrophic... Read more →


California Incline to close April 20

Next month, Santa Monica will offer even more time to get to know the interior of your car. The California Incline, which is coming up on a century of aiding vehicles in their trips between the Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Avenue on the bluffs above, will undergo a desperately needed reconstruction, resulting in a yearlong closure... Read more →


SMC symphony presenting special concert

The Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra will present a special concert Sunday, March 29, featuring a Romantic program of music both happy and sad. Los Angeles baritone John Atkins joins the symphony to perform as guest artist. SMC student Joseph Rishik, a cellist, is also featured. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. in The Broad Stage... Read more →


Expo testing now planned for April

A few months ago, Expo construction officials told the Daily Press that trains would be on the tracks for testing in March, but they’re now saying testing will start next month. The Expo light-rail line is still scheduled to open to the public next year, according to a recent report from Metro, but numerous politicians and regional... Read more →