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Police: Santa Monica Shooter Penned Apology Note

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 08.13.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — John Zawahri left a farewell note in which he expressed remorse for killing his father and brother but left no explanation for the...

Shooter's Mom: His Father Was Abusive

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 08.11.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A Santa Monica gunman who killed five people last week was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation in 2006 after police found bomb...

9 Amazing Hotel Amenities

Oyster | Posted 06.04.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Our favorite summer amenities and where to find them.

Cross Country Must-Sees Throughout America (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Summer is (unofficially) here, and tons of travelers will be heading coast to coast to visit some of the most iconic city spots in the country. From t...

Beachfront Luxury: 15 Decadent Hotels on the Sand

Oyster | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Who doesn't love a beach vacation? The sun, the sand, and the ocean all come together to make for a relaxing getaway that, when complete, will send yo...

Romantic Eco-Friendly Stays

Oyster | Posted 05.16.2013 | Travel
Oyster

For those who love tree-hugging just as much as they love snuggling up with that special someone, we've found the best hotels for environmentally-friendly duos who don't want to skimp on romance.

LA's 5 Most Craveable Burgers

Mike Metz | Posted 07.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Mike Metz

Best burger in LA? Way too subjective. Here are the burgers I crave most right now.

Never Use A Treadmill Again

Oyster | Posted 07.14.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Getting fit doesn't have to be on your to-do list after you travel. While many hotels offer state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, w...

Our 12 Favorite Hotel Bars For After-Work Drinks (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Hotel bars are often a convenient spot for a nightcap or a quick after-work drink (anything to take the edge off!) while on a business trip -- but not...

Follow That Chef SNAP Challenge: A Free Farmers' Market Tour, Cooking Demo and Panel Discussion

Monique Ruffin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Los Angeles
Monique Ruffin

Hundreds of thousands of families in the Los Angeles area are entitled to SNAP benefits but are not accessing them. If your family might be one of them, this event will answer your questions and lead you to the services available.

Time to Recognize the Rights of Nature

Terry Tamminen | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

As the World Bank warns, a possible 4 degree Celsius increase in global temperatures by the 2060s will lead to a "transition of the Earth's ecosystems into a state unknown in human experience."

Robert Redford HATES Santa Monica

Posted 04.03.2013 | Los Angeles

He grew up there and his office is there, but he hates the place. Robert Redford hates Santa Monica, Calif. Why the disdain for the beautiful South...

The Musical Half of the Kardashian Family Release Debut Album (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Californian music duo Brandon & Leah treat the What's Trending studio to a live performance of their song, "Showstopper," widely known as the theme song from Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.

Interview: Checking in With Veteran Seymour Cassel

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Actor Seymour Cassel is on the phone and, when asked what he's been doing, says, "Well, I'm looking for work."

St. Patrick's Day at the Bungalow

Scott Bridges | Posted 05.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

St. Patrick's Day is the justification some people need to indulge themselves in the same way that the rest of us the other 364 days a year. Congratulations to everyone who successfully finished the marathon.

8 Japanese Dishes For Beginners

Caroline Phelps | Posted 05.04.2013 | Taste
Caroline Phelps

What do you think of fermented soybeans (natto), firefly squid with pickled wasabi, chicken bones (nankotsu) and hearts, arugula salad with dried baby fish topped with a poached egg, and sea eel with soy and lemon? Probably not much or unappealing if you're not too familiar with Japanese food.

Gleaning Program Provides Fresh Produce to the Needy

Sarah Spitz | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Sarah Spitz

On this particular winter Wednesday, 26 labeled boxes containing 554 pounds of apples, citrus, salad greens, kale, squash, garlic, turnips, cucumbers and radishes have been collected by friendly volunteers wearing hats and aprons that say "Food Forward."

Joe's Pizza: The Real New Yorker

Scott Bridges | Posted 04.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

As Californians, we're very picky about our pizza. And we have a lot of options. I personally have about a dozen choices between my place and Joe's, but if I want real New York-style pizza, why settle?

Rent Control in Santa Monica & Chivalry: Not Dead Yet

Greg White | Posted 03.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Greg White

The rust-colored carpet crunched beneath my feet as I walked in the living room. If this were Japan and I were asked to remove my shoes, I would slip into the kitchen and commit hara-kiriinstead.

Nation Watches Tonight: Will Santa Monica Close Down the Only Youth Center Committed to Social Justice Issues?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Jeff Biggers

In a line: The Pico Youth and Family Center should have its budget doubled, and its programs and leadership models replicated across the state of California and the country.

The Fine Art of Appreciation

Paul LaRosa | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

I've thought about this for a long time now. If there's one great thing about growing up without a lot of money or status, it's that everything you achieve in life is a bonus -- if you have the right attitude. At least, that's how I feel about it.

One Way To Save The Santa Monica Nativity Scenes

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's not that often that my beloved Santa Monica finds itself in the news -- both locally and nationally. But here it is. Today's LA Times headline reads "Santa Monica can bar Nativity Scenes." This morning's New York Times weighed in as well, with "A City Ban Changes the Christmas Scene."

Starting Over After Devastating Injuries

Claire Fordham | Posted 12.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Claire Fordham

One minute, Dr. Russell Moon, 58, was a super-fit cyclist with a thriving dental practice in Santa Monica, Calif. The next, he was paralyzed from the shoulders down. A driver making a left turn didn't see him, and knocked Dr. Moon off his mountain bike.

Jamaica, Farewell Thrills Audiences at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.29.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

A thrill ride from beginning to end, with equal parts suspense and laughter, Jamaica, Farewell has been captivating audiences worldwide for five years and returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse on November 9.

Comedian Rob Delaney Extends Reddit AMA on YouTube Live Show

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.12.2012 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

When asked how to get out of jury duty, Rob replies, "Get arrested." He did four years ago. And now he's all set. "So, be a man, and then also commit crimes."