One-act plays written and directed by Los Angeles women

GLO (Green Light One-Acts) was created by Green Light Productions to showcase the best short plays written by women. Submissions for this year's GLO were open to Los Angeles-area women only because of our commitment to promoting local artists. Out of over a hundred submissions, these five plays represent some of the most talented writers in... Read more →


Stabbing near Virginia Avenue Park

A man was stabbed Monday afternoon near Virginia Avenue Park, a Santa Monica police official said.¬†Authorities were called to a bus stop near the intersection of Pico and Cloverfield boulevards at about 4:15 p.m., Sgt. Rudy Camarena said.¬†The victim had a puncture wound but was not cooperating with emergency responders, Camarena... Read more →



Samohi participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Leadership students at Santa Monica High School were trying to figure out how to raise breast cancer awareness on campus. They knew that their peers had mobilized in droves for basketball games when asked to pack the gymnasium for "white-out" or "black-out" events, where they showed unity by wearing the same colored clothing. Why not try... Read more →


Know Before You Go

Week of October 12, 2015 EXPO LIGHT RAIL LINE: 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 →


SMMUSD announces new bond program manager consultant

The SMMUSD Board of Education approved the hiring of Massetti Consulting, LLC, as the new bond program manager consulting firm at its July 15 regular meeting. The contract became effective on Sept. 1. The district conducted an exhaustive search and interview process for this position in the spring with support from Heery International, an... Read more →


Documentary on Samohi teacher to play in Beverly Hills

"Big Voice" the new musical feature documentary that follows a year in the life of a demanding high school choir teacher who pushes his students to become "one big voice," will make it's hometown festival debut at the 11th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Laemmle Music Hall Theater in Beverly... Read more →


Santa Monica schools compete to be trash-free at lunch

    You‚Äôre not going to find many plastic bags, paper napkins or one-use water bottles in students‚Äô lunch boxes at Edison and Will Rogers elementary schools. The Santa Monica schools are participating in a yearlong competition between 22 campuses across Southern California to reduce waste during mid-day... Read more →


Pink wiper blade sales to benefit breast cancer foundation

Two area oil change stations are selling pink wiper blades during the month of October to support breast cancer research, treatment and awareness. Henley Enterprises, a franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil Change, is donating a portion of wiper blade sales proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The campaign has raised more... Read more →

City Council

Transit costs highlight Santa Monica consent calendar

It's a transportation-heavy night for the City Council on Oct. 13. Multiple items on the consent calendar focus on things with wheels including shared cars, bike sponsors and upgrades or maintenance to city vehicles. The Council will consider a two-year pilot program with Zipcar to provide car sharing services in the city. City Hall... Read more →


Sidewalk cyclist gives fake name to Santa Monica police

On Oct.¬†3 at approximately 12:30 a.m., a Santa Monica police¬†officer was driving in the 2300 block of 2nd Street when he observed a man¬†riding his bicycle without a headlamp on the sidewalk. Contact was made with the subject and the officer asked for his identification at which time he stated that he had his wallet stolen and... Read more →


Santa Monica Pier fundraiser to support Special Olympics

Special Olympics Southern California invites residents to "Join the Celebration" at its annual Pier del Sol fundraiser on Sunday, October 11 at 10 a.m. at the Santa Monica Pier and Pacific Park. Pier del Sol features Chef Alain Giraud's VIP Brunch with cuisine from 35 Los Angeles restaurants, including Maison Giraud, Melisse, Spago,... Read more →