Here's a handful of things to keep in mind for today.
- Santa Monica High School students return to school on Aug. 22. Classes begin at 8:15 a.m., according to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District website.
- In that same back-to-school vein, auditions for the fall play begin at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Santa Monica High School.
- Check Santa Monica Patch's live traffic map before heading out to work or to run errands this week.
- To get alerts on breaking news as it happens in town this week (and after), make sure you are signed up to get our emails. Click on the 'get the daily newsletter' at the top, right corner of this page. (If you see something that says, "hi, username," then you're already registered. In that case, click on "email settings" under the drop-down tab under your name.)
- Did you know there are a ton of social groups open to everyone on MeetUp.com? You can search by interest or location and a quick gander at the Santa Monica area shows meet ups for techies, hikers, singles, beach volleyball players, gamers and even honey lovers. Is there a group out there for you?