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UCLA alumna rediscovers love for creating visual art

June 25, 2017 at 9:20 pm
Wings are typically made of feathers, but for Bethany Rennard’s high school senior showcase, she fashioned them entirely out of string. Rennard, a UCLA art history alumna, produces both digital and physical art through illustration and graphic design. After a relatively dormant period following her high school years, Rennard revitalized her interest in making art, ... More



Playa Vista Methane Storage Nightmare Isn’t Over, Allege Local Activists

June 25, 2017 at 4:11 pm
Activists believe Playa del Rey gas storage facility could be the next to have a massive methane leak, following Aliso Canyon. Environmental group, Food and Water Watch, in a promotional flyer, warns to "stop the next methane blow out."   Owned and operated by SoCalGas Company, The Playa gas storage field has 54 active gas wells. ... More

Some Believe The Pier Concert Series Has Grown Too Big for Santa Monica

June 25, 2017 at 4:11 pm
Editor’s Note: So many people attended the pier Concert last Thursday 6/22/17, that the Santa Monica Police Department tweeted for people to "avoid the area around the Santa Monica Pier." On social media, some are wondering if we should continue with the pier concert series. After all, the 4th of July fireworks display used to ... More

Santa Monica couple fights Snapchat over ‘geofilter’ trademark

June 25, 2017 at 4:07 pm
Tracy and Paul Grand picked up a partial victory this month when the international body in charge of website-name disputes ruled against Snap’s bid to snatch away geofilters.com from them. More

Santa Monica Twilight Concert crowds have safety officials worried

June 25, 2017 at 3:54 pm
A show Thursday drew around 60,000 spectators Throngs of spectators packed Santa Monica Beach Thursday night for the first of eight shows in the city’s popular Twilight Concert Series. The free performances have become some of the most popular seasonal spectacles in the Los Angeles area, but police and fire officials tell the Santa Monica ... More

Santa Monica Twilight Concert crowds have safety officials worried

June 25, 2017 at 3:53 pm
A show Thursday drew around 60,000 spectators Throngs of spectators packed Santa Monica Beach Thursday night for the first of eight shows in the city’s popular Twilight Concert Series. The free performances have become some of the most popular seasonal spectacles in the Los Angeles area, but police and fire officials tell the Santa Monica ... More

Santa Monica Twilight Concert crowds have safety officials worried

June 25, 2017 at 3:52 pm
A show Thursday drew around 60,000 spectators Throngs of spectators packed Santa Monica Beach Thursday night for the first of eight shows in the city’s popular Twilight Concert Series. The free performances have become some of the most popular seasonal spectacles in the Los Angeles area, but police and fire officials tell the Santa Monica ... More

Santa Monica Twilight Concert crowds have safety officials worried

June 25, 2017 at 3:51 pm
A show Thursday drew around 60,000 spectators Throngs of spectators packed Santa Monica Beach Thursday night for the first of eight shows in the city’s popular Twilight Concert Series. The free performances have become some of the most popular seasonal spectacles in the Los Angeles area, but police and fire officials tell the Santa Monica ... More