I always end up in Santa Monica before flying out of LAX. It is a very nice place, and within sprinting dstance from the airport - although it is sprinting-as-if-embedded-in-amber when rush hour sets in and the 10 and the 405 clog completely.
Washed away sidewalk along Ocean Blvd. / PCH.
War Memorial. The pillars commemorate war dead from the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
Some kind of movie production taking place on the 3rd Street Promenade.