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Housing recovery firms

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 21:26

A single house is offered for sale in Santa Monica, California. Sales of previously occupied homes surpassed the 5 million mark in May, the first time that's happened in three and a half years.

Green architecture - Ehrlich Retreat +

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 17:16

Around 10 years ago, Ehrlich residence has set a benchmark for sustainable architecture built the house around a garden, emphasizing the nature and tranquility that he sorely missed.

Best Blues Club

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 13:06

"Every day I have the blues," Memphis Slim famously sang back in 1949. The nightclub Harvelle's Santa Monica , however, has had the blues almost every night since 1931, when it opened during the Great Depression.

Santa Monica Police Arrest Bicycle Thief

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 09:07

If your Schwinn or Diamondback was stolen in Santa Monica over the past nine months, there's a chance the Police Department has recovered your bike.

Officials Focus on Safety as Santa Monica Sees Rise in Bicyclists

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 09:07

Santa Monica is seeing a rise in the number of people pedaling through its streets, and with the rise of bicyclists comes a concerted effort to ensure the rules of the road are obeyed, City officials said.

Aniplex of America Acquires Monogatari Series Second Season and Nekomonogatari Black

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 08:02

Following its recent release of the BAKEMONOGATARI and NISEMONOGATARI Blu-ray Sets earlier this year, Aniplex of America Inc. has announced the acquisition of both the MONOGATARI SERIES SECOND SEASON and NEKOMONOGATARI BLACK Nekomonogatari , 2012).

Wire : McConnell's Ice Cream to LA, Go Get Em Tiger Opening Soon, More

Thu, 06/20/2013 - 03:51

LA/SB - McConnell's , a third generation ice cream maker in Santa Barbara, is expanding to Los Angeles in 2014 with two locations.

Bulger's ex-enforcer grilled about varying stories

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 23:46

In this Sept. 17, 2008 file photo, John Martorano is questioned about his plea agreement in exchange for testifying against former FBI agent John Connolly, in the Miami Courthouse.

L.A. Bartender Matt Biancaniello's Boozy Ice Cream

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 19:32

Matthew Biancaniello, farmers market forager and wizard bar wonder , loves unusual flavor pairings.

Live Views of Santa Monica Piera s Pacific Park Now a Click Away

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 15:21

Those who want to see what's happening at Pacific Park and enjoy its sweeping views of the bustling Santa Monica Pier and placid Pacific Ocean, are only a simple mouse click away.

Los Angeles Bicyclist Convicted of Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Santa Monica Crash

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 11:11

For the first time in Santa Monica, a bicyclist has been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon after an accident he caused by flouting traffic rules left a pedestrian with serious injuries, police said Tuesday.

Food Stuff

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 07:02

Nestled along the Santa Monica coast, the venerable Shutters On The Beach is a well-known luxury seaside resort, serving up fresh and delicious food with style year-round.

Honda Says Sorry About the Lack of Electric Fits

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 03:02

Honda issued a rare apology last week to frustrated customers who were having difficulty finding the electric version of its popular Fit hatchback.

L.A. tentatively OKs single-use plastic grocery bag ban

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 22:52

Plastic grocery bags would become a thing of the past in Los Angeles under an ordinance tentatively approved today by the City Council, which will cast a final vote next week that would make the city the largest in the nation to enact such a ban.

MURRIETA: Housing plan may be revived

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 18:43

A developer is talking with Murrieta officials about Hunter's Ridge land, featuring graded pads cordoned off for several years after a previous housing development plan foundered during the recession.

Courteney Cox Celebrates Her 49th Birthday with Coco Arquette, Busy Philipps & More

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 14:33

Happy birthday Courteney Cox ! The Cougar Town actress celebrated her 49th birthday in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday at restaurant Giorgio Baldi with a little help from her famous friends and 9-year-old daughter, Coco Arquette.

Ex-hitman: I was heartbroken Bulger was informant

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 10:28

An ex-gangster who admitted killing 20 people was unemotional Monday when describing his line of work at the trial of his former partner, James "Whitey" Bulger, but called himself heartbroken when he learned that Bulger had become an FBI informant.

Council Calls for Open Mind, Advisory Board to Save Santa Monica Civic

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 06:09

June 17, 2013 -- The City Council unanimously endorsed plans to revise Santa Monica's Civic Center Specific Plan to create a cultural hub around the Civic Auditorium, a 55-year-old landmark badly in need of repair.

are We Officially Dating? Starring Zac Efron Set for January 31, 2014 ...

Tue, 06/18/2013 - 01:59

FilmDistrict announced today that it has acquired domestic distribution rights to the romantic comedy Are We Officially Dating? , setting the film for release on January 31, 2014.

Paul Silva: A father's recollections from Zoot Suit Riots to Santa Monica shooting

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 21:54

I had planned to write a column this week about my father and the violence he experienced in the streets of Los Angeles 70 years ago as part of the so-called Zoot Suit Riots.

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