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Whether you have a camera or a smartphone, you can learn the principles of composition, light, color, and texture at the free Photography Workshop on Wednesday, February 28 at Malibu Bluffs Park at 3:30 PM.

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Pacific Coast Highway remains CLOSED from Latigo Cyn Rd to Corral Cyn Rd due to a large mudslide. CalTrans will be working overnight to dislodge loose boulders at the hilltop to make the area safe for clearing the roadway. When the work will be completed is currently unknown.

Malibu Canyon Road is closed in both directions near Piuma Road due to a large mudslide.

LAFD has stated th road could be closed for several days.

State Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) is CLOSED in both directions between Corral Canyon Road and Latigo Canyon Road in Maliobu due to a mud slide.

Following Santa Monica Police Department's traffic Operation where 65 vehicles where stopped on PCH on Friday, the Malibu Task Force has announced they issued 113 citations between 2/12 - 2/18.

- 91 for speeding

- 10 for equipment violations

- 12 for violations like failing to stop at traffic signals & unsafe turns.

The ORIGINAL Venice car show!! Save the date July 13 2024!!!

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Westbound lane closed at the 20700 block of Pacific Coast Highway (between Las Flores and Big Rock) due to a big rock slide.

Sunday at Topanga with Taro Watanabe and more...filmed by @kai.magalhaes

From Santa Monica Close Up:

"In an incident at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, February 18, 2024, Santa Monica Police Officers were dispatched following reports of a man brandishing a knife. Upon arrival at the scene, officers swiftly located the individual, a shirtless man, and proceeded to detain him with handcuffs to ensure public safety while they conducted their investigation.

Notably, the investigation revealed that the knife in the man's possession was, in fact, a plastic imitation. Further checks on the individual uncovered an outstanding warrant from another state; however, the warrant did not include provisions for extradition.

After establishing the facts and deeming there was no immediate threat to the public, the officers escorted the man off the pier. They removed his handcuffs and allowed him to leave the area. This response by the Santa Monica Police highlights the officers' commitment to maintaining safety while also showing discernment in resolving a situation that could have escalated without their measured approach. "

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.


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