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32 min ago | LA Weekly
Most people talk about death as if it's a friend they kind of know but have heard some bad things about - in hushed tones, as though giving voice to those transgressions means that death would rub off on them in some weird way. And it does! To wit: Local doyenne of the dead and "Ask a Mortician" web series host Caitlin Doughty presents her mellifluously morbid memoir, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory.
2 hrs ago | E! Online
Forget the beautiful beaches, the endless gorgeous sunsets or the fact that it's currently 84 degrees outside - there simply seems to be no amount of vitamin D that can quell your average SanMo resident's anxiety. So as a result, the L.A. suburb has received a massive grant, beating out 300 other U.S. cities to secure the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge Award, which will supply the city with a whopping $1 million to help the picturesque place figure out why its citizens are so friggin' stressed out.
5 hrs ago | Examiner.com
A busy life in Santa Monica often requires reaching for a quick sandwich meal on the run. Fortunately, local options abound to enjoy a hearty sandwich without sacrificing a nutritious diet.
8 hrs ago | Noozhawk
After a brief illness, Henry Kessler, 97, passed away peacefully Sept. 4, 2014, at home in Goleta surrounded by his loving family.
10 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Josh Altman and Heather Bilyeu attend P.S. ARTS Presents: LA Modernism Show Opening Night at The Barker Hanger on April 25, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. Josh Altman and Heather Bilyeu attend P.S. ARTS Presents: LA Modernism Show Opening Night at The Barker Hanger on April 25, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.
13 hrs ago | Business Journal
Travis Kalanick, co-founder and chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., is moving the company toward more delivery service functions rather than just providing rides. f you thought Uber was going to stop at transportation and ride sharing and was content to do battle with rivals like Lyft, then you have, perhaps, failed to grasp the ambition of chief executive officer and co-founder Travis Kalanick .
14 hrs ago | Edhat
Sunny. Highs from the mid 70s to lower 80s at the beaches to the 90s in the hills.
21 hrs ago | The LookOut news
The number of serious crimes in Santa Monica rose slightly last year, but those considered violent crimes dropped to the lowest level in half a century, according to the latest statistics released by the Police Department last week. Serious crimes -- defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny and arson increased by 2 percent, with 3,870 incidents reported in 2013, up from 3,793 incidents the previous year.
21 hrs ago | The LookOut news
On September 16, 1989, Santa Monica civic leaders stood before a cheering crowd Downtown and cut the ribbon on a three-block stretch they had christened the Third Street Promenade. What may have gone unnoticed on that clear Southern California day was that the traffic barriers that protected the pedestrian-only strip had been made removable so cars could cruise the street at night.
When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pitched his plan to gradually boost the minimum wage across the city, critics argued that businesses might move to nearby cities to pay workers less. Now Garcetti is trying to persuade those neighboring cities to increase their minimum wages as well - and some are showing interest.
In evaluating state ballot measures, Californians should be looking not just for good ideas, but well-crafted measures that do what they intend without unwanted side effects. We've long supported the concept of giving the state insurance commissioner the authority to review and approve health premiums.
Neal Anderberg and a group of kayakers look over the channel leading to Marina Del Rey in Playa Vista, CA on Thursday, September 11, 2014. This is the 10th year in a row that Neal Anderberg will lead a team of kayakers through the Marina del Rey harbor to pluck cigarette butts, plastic bags and other litter next Saturday.
A Molotov-wielding man poured gasoline on the luxury cars and lit them on fire. The arson's blaze caused an estimated $250,000 damage.
Over 250,000 enthusiasts are expected to come celebrate the iconic Route 66 for three days starting Friday, September 19th, 2014. Two miles of cruise route along historic Euclid Avenue enticed a crowd of almost 150,000 last year at the "Route 66 Cruisin Reunion" in historic Downtown Ontario .
Over the past two weeks, I've recapped my visits to two Southern California breweries - Stone and The Bruery - -that I went on during my recent vacation. Today we're wrapping everything up with a list of some of the things I noticed during my too-brief stay out West: Good: Los Angeles' local beer scene: I expected to find all kinds of good beer in San Diego and was not disappointed, but what surprised me was how many breweries are up and running in L.A. itself.
Supporters of Measure D, the November ballot proposal that would prohibit the City Council from making major changes to the Santa Monica Airport without voter approval, are calling shenanigans after the council on Tuesday selected a developer for a major project a few days after he donated $10,000 to the Measure D opposition committee. John Jerabek, who is is leading the local effort in favor of Measure D, said in a press release issued Friday that the council's decision "smells like a back room deal."
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:26 pm
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