Santa Monica College officials in California have launched an investigation into a raucous student protest at a board of trustees meeting in which campus police used pepper spray on demonstrators, sending three of them to a hospital, the college president said Wednesday.
Police are investigating who used pepper spray against a crowd of protesters Tuesday at Santa Monica College.
Every Christmas for the past 60 years, Nativity scenes have dominated two blocks of a park on bluffs overlooking the ocean in Santa Monica, California.
The clerks at Apple's store on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade are well-trained.
A moving truck parked outside the Santa Monica home of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore is adding fuel to the "split" fire surrounding the couple's relationship status.
A rep for the actress tells PEOPLE she was not seriously injured
Reese Witherspoon was struck by a car Wednesday while out for a run in Santa Monica, California, but was not seriously injured, a spokesperson for the actress confirmed.
â¢ Is she doing some summer reading? New mom Denise Richards was browsing in the fantasy section at the Barnes & Noble on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, Calif. The actress, in a blue shirt, was joined by a male friend, though the two didn't seem romantic, an onlooker tells us.
â¢ Three's not a crowd with Thor is involved! Chris Hemsworth was spotted grabbing a bite to eat at M Street Kitchen, one of his favorite new restaurants, in Santa Monica, Calif., with younger brother Liam Hemsworth and his on-again girlfriend Miley Cyrus. Dining on the patio, the trio enjoyed the rainbow and miso salmon sushi rolls, grilled fish tacos and shredded spinach salad.
Farrah Fawcett's family marks the first anniversary of her death and discuss how they are coping with their loss.
The son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal was arrested on a drug charge during a traffic stop in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday morning, police said.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announces the reopening of I-405, 17 hours before Monday's morning rush hour.
Los Angeles survived what officials warned could have been a traffic nightmare this weekend when a section of one of the nation's busiest freeways, closed for construction, was reopened ahead of schedule Sunday.
James "Whitey" Bulger was raised in a tight-knit world of Irish families in a community that protected its own.
Government prosecutors have released a series of new photographs showing cash, weapons and even a grenade recovered from the Santa Monica, California, apartment where fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger and his long-time companion, Catherine Greig, apparently lived for 15 years while he was being hunted by the FBI.
A San Francisco-based advocacy group known as Male Genital Mutilation Bill has collected enough signatures on its petition to ban circumcision that the proposal will appear on the city's November electoral ballot.
Just so I'm clear, the state of California is broke, right?
â¢ Costars on True Blood and in real life, Anna Paquin and hubby Stephen Moyer shared a relaxed - and romantic - steak and shrimp dinner at Boa Steakhouse in Santa Monica. "They were really sweet with each, taking turns and trying both entrees," an onlooker says. Adds the onlooker: "When they weren't eating, they were holding hands and leaning into each other and talking."
Police in Santa Monica, California, were searching Saturday for an "extremely dangerous" 61-year-old man in connection with a bombing at a synagogue.
Police are searching for a 61-year-old homeless man in connection with a bombing at a California synagogue.
Federal authorities have determined that an accident was behind an explosion Thursday morning near a synagogue in Santa Monica, California, an official said.
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The actress's blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit, prosecutors say
The My Name is Earl actress was booked at a Santa Monica Jail
Actress Jaime Pressly, best known for her role on the sitcom "My Name Is Earl," was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly driving under the influence, police said Thursday.
The former host of the Food Network's "Calorie Commando" was sentenced Monday to nine years in a California prison after pleading no contest to soliciting two homeless men to kill his wife, Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman Elizabeth Martinez said.
Former TV chef Juan-Carlos Cruz faces nine years in prison after pleading "no contest" Tuesday to a charge of soliciting two homeless men to kill his wife, the prosecutor said.
Google announced Sunday that it has developed cars that drive themselves automatically in traffic, and that it has been testing them on the streets of California for months. It might seem like an unusual project for Google, but it could actually have big benefits.
Wherever he goes, Richard Ruben stops by the local farmers' market.
Was beautiful brunette Juliana Redding assassinated as a result of her father's business troubles?
â¢ Britney Spears, buying lingerie at the Only Hearts boutique in Santa Monica, Calif. The pop star snuck into the Montana Avenue store with bodyguards and friends, and was in a pleasant mood as she shopped for intimate apparel. Spears left with some lingerie and a two-tone tulle dress, along with candles and necklaces.
A small plane has crashed on the edge of a Santa Monica, California, golf course near the city's airport, killing the one man aboard the aircraft, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles city fire department. No other injuries have been reported.
A woman was formally charged Monday with the 2008 killing of an aspiring actress and model, California authorities said.
â¢ After biking on the beach in Santa Monica, Leonardo DiCaprio and girlfriend Bar Refaeli enjoyed a night out at newly opened lounge Boudoir. There to celebrate the supermodel's 25th birthday, the couple also enjoyed dinner with friends at the adjacent restaurant, STK. Also partying at Boudoir: the cast of Jersey Shore, Glee's Mark Salling and Ashley Greene.
Fertility issues were at the center of former TV chef Juan-Carlos Cruz's motivation in the alleged murder-for-hire plot to kill his wife, according to sources close to the couple.
Former TV chef Juan-Carlos Cruz entered a plea of not guilty Monday in his initial appearance on a murder-for-hire charge in Los Angeles.
â¢ Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley stepped out for some spring shopping at Fred Segal Fun in Santa Monica, Calif. The country couple shopped separately, but Paisley would continually check on his wife and make sure she was doing well. After browsing for a bit, the duo left with some sweats, a vest and cashmere scarf.
A trendy California sushi restaurant says it's closing after being accused of serving illegal whale meat.
Protesters gather in Santa Monica, California, protesting a restaurant that sold whale meat.
Federal authorities have charged a trendy Santa Monica sushi restaurant with serving whale meat -- an investigation that was spurred by the team behind the Oscar-winning documentary, "The Cove."
The actress gives a man a $100 gift certificate after he saved her from a parking ticket
â¢ LeAnn Rimes, laughing loudly over lunch with Eddie Cibrian at R+D Kitchen in Santa Monica, Calif. The two shared a table by the window and "looked very happy together," an onlooker says. Adds the onlooker: "LeAnn was beaming when she met up with Eddie - and she was in a very flirty mood." The two shared salad, hamburgers and iced tea - then kissed goodbye before leaving separately.
â¢ Drew Barrymore and Justin Long braved the L.A. downpour to grab some lunch at Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica, Calif. And the rain didn't affect Barrymore's typically sunny attitude at all. "Drew was hugging people while she and Justin were at the counter ordering their sandwiches," an onlooker tells us. "Fans were so excited to see them." The actress kept it casual, in jeans and a men's green, oversized coat - and was soaked from the rain. On the way out, the pair chatted with the manager and some more fans before making a run for it.
â¢ Golden Globes weekend got off to a starry start at the Buffalo Club in Santa Monica, Calif., where Creative Artists Agency held a private party on the restaurant's garden patio. Jake Gyllenhaal chatted up Jennifer Aniston, and despite his recent breakup, the actor "was in a great mood," a party guest tells us. But the actor spent most of his time talking to his sister Maggie and Peter Sarsgaard. Meanwhile, the 200 guests nibbled on hors d'oeuvres like oysters and Ahi tuna carpaccio on the patio, which was decked out with lanterns and candles. "The patio was absolutely packed and the atmosphere was very glamorous and fun," says a source. "Wherever you turned, you would bump into a big movie star."
Check out the 10-ft. great white cruising the bay where Matthew McConaughey and other celebs hang 10!
They are some of the biggest names in Hollywood, but even Susan Sarandon, Ethan Hawke and Dustin Hoffman have had their fair share of casting calamities they would rather forget.
My City_My Life producer Laura McGeary writes a diary about her experiences on the road. In this first part the L.A. shoot is caught up in one of the biggest news stories of the year.
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â¢ Jennifer Garner, treating 3-year-old daughter Violet to a sweet afterschool treat - frozen yogurt at TCBY in Santa Monica. The actress was busy keeping her daughter smiling, and an eyewitness tells us, "She was really trying to cheer up her oldest daughter with a special treat." Apparently the frozen dessert did the trick! Says the eyewitness, "When Jen and Violet left the frozen yogurt place, Violet finally looked a bit happier."
The former Grey's Anatomy star is facing eviction from his L.A. home
• They're already nesting! Newlywed Gisele Bündchen hit up Williams-Sonoma on Santa Monica's Montana Avenue while hubby Tom Brady waited in his black Audi with his son, John. The supermodel – who wore jeans and a sweater – looked "gorgeous and [was acting] very sweet" with employees, an onlooker tells us.
Given the ongoing state of the economy, hearing about automotive bargains may be cold comfort. But if you are in the position to pick up some new sheet metal, there has never been a better time.
Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson all buy the same type of tree for their holidays
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects, a 65-employee firm in Santa Monica, has been designing sustainable buildings for more than two decades. The company markets its green expertise to secure high-profile projects around the world, including the new U.S. embassy in Berlin and a planned consulate in Taipei.
When Stephen Leach gave up his Rockaway, New Jersey, condo at age 48 to move back in with Mom and Dad, it was out of need -- his parents', not his.
• Cameron Diaz, proving her commitment to fitness while working out at the Gym on Nemo in West Hollywood. The athletic star must have worked up an appetite: The following morning she ordered a breakfast burrito while out with friends at Café Montana on Santa Monica's Montana Avenue. The fitness buff washed down her meal with a full fat latte!
Everybody talks about global warming and high gasoline prices, but who, really, is doing anything about it? Entrepreneurs, that's who. In my upcoming book, The Plot to Save the Planet, I chronicle the small-business owners who are creating the green houses, cars, and energy sources that will slash our fuel bills and help clean up our ecosystem. For the first time, big money is available to back their efforts. In 2007, venture capitalists invested $5.2 billion in green tech, up 44% from the previous year. Meet mavericks who are working on creative (and potentially lucrative) solutions to our energy challenges.
Lindsay Lohan topped Saturday's Razzies, where she was awarded two worst-actress trophies for the thriller "I Know Who Killed Me," the worst-picture winner in which she played dual roles
Britney Spears's latest hospitalization could finally give her the help she needs – if she's more willing to accept treatment this time around, experts tell PEOPLE.
Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Quaid are the proud parents of twins Thomas Boone Quaid and Zoe Grace Quaid, born Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif., a rep for the couple tells PEOPLE.
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Lindsay Lohan will not be leaving the Cirque Lodge rehab program in Utah this weekend, as had been speculated, according to her mother.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office is disinclined to charge Lindsay Lohan with three drug-related felonies, a decision that could spare the troubled actress from a prison sentence, celebrity news outlet TMZ.com reported on Tuesday.
Laying low following her July 24 arrest for DUI, driving with a suspended license and cocaine possession, Lindsay Lohan, 21, quietly made her way to mom Dina's house in Long Island, N.Y., on Friday.
In the wake of her arrest for DUI and possession of cocaine early Tuesday morning, Lindsay Lohan offered a swift and simple explanation: "I am innocent."
Lindsay Lohan was arrested in Santa Monica, Calif., early Tuesday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after a brief car chase, authorities confirm to PEOPLE.
Allegedly under the influence and with a small amount of cocaine in her pants pocket, Lindsay Lohan was arrested after chasing the mother of her personal assistant in her car early Tuesday morning, Santa Monica police said.
Remember the Electronic Entertainment Expo -- that action-packed madhouse of a video game conference that was once the industry's biggest event of the year? It took place again this week, only this time it was much smaller, tamer and, overall, a big snooze-fest.
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NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - For Christmas this year, throw your husband from a plane.
THE POOL CABANAS AT high-end hotels have long been rented out by lithe young stars (no paparazzi!) and reclusive moguls. But lately they've attracted a new clientele: businesspeople.
Kennedy clan member Bobby Shriver, who got involved with local politics in a fight over untidy hedges, declared himself a candidate Sunday for the City Council in Santa Monica, a Los Angeles suburb.
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The Los Angeles district attorney's office filed charges of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence Monday against the driver of a car that struck and killed 10 people and injured 63 others at a farmers' market in Santa Monica last summer.
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