Get Hugging! World Laughter Day Sunday in Santa Monica

April 28, 2016 at 1:55 pm
The “Hug Me” humanitarian campaign of hug therapy will be officially launched at the 2016 celebration of World Laughter Day on Sunday May 1st at Ocean Park Beach, 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica,from 1pm until 3pm. Everybody knows that laughing and hugging feel good, but few realize how valuable these simple tools can be in ... More

Arts & Literacy Event Promises Family Fun at Virginia Park

April 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm
The Arts & Literacy Festival for children and families presented by Virginia Avenue Park and the Pico Branch Library Saturday, April 30, with music, fun, reading and games for all. Info from the City What: A free Family Arts & Literacy Festival where books come to life! Interactive activities include Storyville where participants can meet ... More

SAMOHI Wins Silver Medal, Ranks 112 in California

April 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm
U.S. News and World Report has ranked Malibu and Santa Monica high schools in the top 120 schools in California, with rankings of 53 and 112, respectively, both in higher position from last year. News rankings are determined by college readiness scores, based on demographics, state test scores and college prep exams. Both SMMUSD high ... More

Woman Burned in Pacific Palisades Apartment Blaze

April 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm
A woman was hurt in a fire that damaged a two-story apartment building in the Pacific Palisades on Sunset Boulevard. More

YMCA Will Be Free to LA Teens This Summer

April 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm
Los Angeles will subsidize about 200 jobs to make the YMCA free to teens all summer with free meals served in areas with high need. More

Home of the Day: Geometry + class in Mar Vista

April 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm
This two-story in Mar Vista underwent the kind of facelift that suggests more witness protection program than a quick nip and tuck. The transformative renovation resulted in a like-new property with premium amenities and contemporary appeal.  Large modern windows and skylights flood the open-concept… More

Score the Most Flattering Swimwear Ever at Marysia’s Venice Sample Sale

April 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Cafe Gratitude Owners Say They’re Getting Death Threats From Vegans

April 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm
The couple decided to abandon veganism over a year ago, but the controversy didn’t surface until last week. More

Suit accuses Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. of falsely labeling infant formula

April 28, 2016 at 1:24 pm
Honest Co., a Santa Monica start-up co-founded by actress Jessica Alba that sells more than 100 consumer products touted as healthy and nontoxic, has been hit with another lawsuit challenging its product claims. This time the product is Honest’s organic infant formula, which the Organic Consumers… More

UPDATED: Severed Gas Line Forces Hollywood Hills Day Care Evacuation, School Lockdown

April 28, 2016 at 1:24 pm
A day care was evacuated and students at Wonderland Avenue Elementary School sheltered in place after workers severed a gas line. More

El Niño Could Mess With LA’s May Gray and June Gloom

April 28, 2016 at 12:55 pm