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Oscar Wilde Awards

Santa Monica Beat

LOBSTER TRIVIA: See the answer to how many tourists visit Santa Monica annually.

Santa Monica Beat

This week, Paul Sand founder of the West End Theatre stops by to discuss the opening of the new theatre on the Santa Monica Pier.

Santa Monica Beat

Santa Monica celebrated Small Business Day on Saturday with over 15 local merchants participating on Pico Boulevard.

The tree

News, Santa Monica

Residents: Old Avocado Tree to be Torn Down Today by Landlord

Posted Oct. 26, 2016, 10:38 am

Santa Monica Mirror was alerted by a reader to a story posted on about the tearing down of a beautiful tree today in Santa Monica.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month Closes Out with a Local Music & Art Event

Posted Oct. 26, 2016, 10:36 am

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Closes Out with a Local Music & Art Event As October reaches its final days, so does Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Siren Song, a West Los Angeles-based art & music event associated with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, will be hosting an event at the Lois Lambert Gallery of Functional Art in Santa Monica October 30th. This will be a closing ceremony for one of the most celebrated international health campaigns.

Ken Edwards

News, Santa Monica

Hometown Candidate and LUVE Debate Forum Tonight

Posted Oct. 26, 2016, 10:27 am

Join the Santa Monica Mirror tonight, Wednesday October 26 for a moderated Candidate Forum. Yes and No LV proponents will also debate.


State Ballot Offers Motives to Vote

Posted Oct. 26, 2016, 10:24 am

Disgust with politics has come easily this fall, given a pair of flawed, often less than truthful major party presidential candidates and a one-party U.S. Senate race that’s been one-sided from the start. Revelations of the lewd, misogynistic remarks by Republican nominee Donald Trump when he thought no one was listening also turned off large numbers of voters.

Climate Action

News, Santa Monica

Community Climate Action Summit on October 29 Lays the Groundwork for Carbon Neutral Santa Monica

Posted Oct. 26, 2016, 10:03 am

On October 29, the City of Santa Monica and local partners invite residents, business leaders, and policy experts to the Community Climate Action Summit. The event offers everyone the opportunity to come and collaborate on the next stage of Santa Monica’s climate policy.

Culture of Health

News, Santa Monica

Culture of Health Prize Santa Monica team in Princeton

Posted Oct. 24, 2016, 6:00 pm

Last week, the 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize winners gathered in Princeton, New Jersey for a convening of the winning communities.

Modern Day Revenge and Justice – West Texas Style

News, Santa Monica, Film

Film Review: Modern Day Revenge and Justice – West Texas Style

Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 2:04 pm

“Hell or High Water,” a crime drama starring Chris Pine as Toby Howard, Ben Foster as Tanner Howard, and Jeff Bridges as Marcus Hamilton, is a fascinating look at criminal deviance.

Chez Jay in Santa Monica. The circa 1959 establishment itself is old, kind of crusty and definitely jaded. The martinis are well-chilled and made to perfection and the cuisine is classic old-school. The perfect spot.

Santa Monica, Things To Do

Good Taste Santa Monica: Aging, Crusty, Old School – Just Like I Like Them!

Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 1:52 pm

An aging, crusty, jaded reporter (his name has been left out to protect the innocent), met a slightly aged, jaded PR executive buddy (that would be me) for dinner the other night. The place provided the perfect backdrop for us to catch up.

Cheddar is a whole lotta love in one cat, relaxed and ready to party! He is very social, friendly, and confidant and enjoys the company of other cats, too. Cheddar is very sweet and mellow, too. Just an all-round rock-star cat! Adopt him for $20 through October 23!

NKLA Pets Of The Week!

Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 1:47 pm

Meet NKLA's Pets of the Week - Balto and Cheddar!

The Sweet Truth about Sugar

News, Health, Santa Monica

Dr Mao: The Sweet Truth about Sugar

Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 1:44 pm

Halloween is here and most people are stocking up on candy for the trick-or-treaters, but think twice before you nibble on some of your own. The average American consumes nearly 240 pounds of sugar per year.

Surrounded by JFK’s “trusted” advisers, and JFK’S widow ((Casey McKinnon) Bobby Kennedy (Chad Brannon) delivers his potent eulogy.

News, Theater, Things To Do

Theatre: "The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare"

Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 1:39 pm

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” That infamous line from William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” was spoken by a palace guard after seeing the dead king walking around the palace walls. To this day, it is used to describe corruption or a situation that doesn’t pass the “smell factor.”

From August 13 through November 19, the Camera Obscura Art Lab’s artist-in-residence is painter Zeal Harris.

Santa Monica, Things To Do

Coloring with Acrylics

Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 1:37 pm

From August 13 through November 19, the Camera Obscura Art Lab’s artist-in-residence is painter Zeal Harris. As part of her residency, Harris taught an intimate acrylic painting class focused on painting three dimensional objects. Harris herself is contributing to the “Community of Angels” sculpture project, which has installed angel statues painted by various artists throughout L.A. County.

Japan America Kite Festival at the Santa Monica Pier.

Kites Take Over Santa Monica Skies

Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 1:34 pm

Santa Monica skies were alive with color last Sunday, as the Japan America Kite Festival was held in the city for the first time.


News, Apb, Santa Monica

APB: The Latest from Santa Monica Police Department

Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 1:25 pm

On Wednesday, October 12, at 6:16 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to investigate a case of indecent exposure that had occurred in the 2800 block of Ocean Front Walk.

Do You Keep That Nickel?

News, Santa Monica, Oped

Opinion: Do You Keep That Nickel?

Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 1:24 pm

It’s no secret that lies and half-truths are a central part of the ongoing presidential campaign. Entire websites are now devoted to the pursuit of fact-checking Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, with one saying well over half the statements of both are at least half false.

Don't forget to vote!

News, Santa Monica, Oped

Opinion: Lies, Half-Truths Abound In Proposition Campaigns

Posted Oct. 23, 2016, 1:18 pm

It’s no secret that lies and half-truths are a central part of the ongoing presidential campaign. Entire websites are now devoted to the pursuit of fact-checking Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, with one saying well over half the statements of both are at least half false.

Mensus by Charlie Patton 48” x 72” mixed medium.

News, Santa Monica, Art

Abstract Art at Upper West

Posted Oct. 21, 2016, 10:42 am

The art of Santa Monica resident, Charlie Patton has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout Los Angeles. On Sunday Oct. 23, the artist will be opening in a solo exhibition entitled “Visceral” Intuitive Abstraction at the Upper West Restaurant.


News, Opinion, Oped

Opinion: SMa.r.t. Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow

Posted Oct. 21, 2016, 10:35 am

Opinion: Our City is experiencing an identity crisis fueled by gluttony. The powers in the City of Santa Monica have apparently decided that bigger is better and that that this “bigger” needs to be fueled constantly by more…more development, taller and denser buildings, structures that are out-of-scale with our town…more people…more tourists…more workers…more residents.

Proceeds from the sales of all exhibited works benefit the museum

News, Santa Monica, Museum Of Flying

Aviation Art Takes Flight

Posted Oct. 21, 2016, 10:31 am

This past Sunday the Museum of Flying, located on Airport Ave at Santa Monica airport, unveiled a new exhibition showcasing the works of Mike Machat, who is an L.A.-based aviation artist, author, and historian. The exhibition is titled “Supersonic Palette” and consists of seven original paintings and five limited edition, signed lithographs. Proceeds from the sales of all exhibited works benefit the museum.

New Mental Health Care Services Coming to Santa Monica

News, Santa Monica, Mental Health

New Mental Health Care Services Coming to Santa Monica

Posted Oct. 21, 2016, 10:29 am

By Alana Prisco We often think about our health in terms of how our bodies look and feel. But our psychological and emotional health is equally important, and has a big impact on the quality of our physical health. Good medical care focuses on total health, including one’s mind and body, and the important connections between the two entities.

Santa Monica City Council Elections Candidates

News, Santa Monica

Santa Monica City Council Elections: Meet the Candidates

Posted Oct. 21, 2016, 10:24 am

In the lead up to Santa Monica City Council elections, November 8, Santa Monica Mirror will host a 90-minute question-and-answer debate with at the Ken Edwards Center, Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. Measure LV will also be debated.


News, Santa Monica

Last Call for Fall Salon Tickets!

Posted Oct. 20, 2016, 10:35 am

If the presidential fundraiser at Jeffrey Katzenberg's is a stretch at $100,000 per ticket, Santa Monica Conservancy is offering an alternative.

Sm Dia

News, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Celebrates Día de los Muertos Citywide

Posted Oct. 20, 2016, 10:21 am

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday when family and friends gather to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed. This year, Santa Monica observes the tradition with seven events at six venues throughout the city between October 22 and November 5, 2016.


Los Angeles: Detailed Exhibition opens at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Posted Oct. 19, 2016, 4:13 pm

The Los Angeles: Detailed Exhibition will feature work by nine Los Angeles-area photographers. The exhibit is on view November 15th, 2016 through February 19th, 2017 at the Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery (open 9am-4pm unless noted). On Tuesday, November 15th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, the public is invited to an opening reception. Light refreshments provided. Live music will be presented by Eric Kufs

Phillip Mann

2013 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Plays Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto

Posted Oct. 19, 2016, 4:09 pm

Vadym Kholodenko, the gold medal winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will make his New West Symphony debut playing Sergei Rachmaninov’s Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Opus 18. The world premiere Adam Schoenberg’s Go, written on a commission from the New West Symphony and Igor Stravinsky’s 1919 Suite from The Firebird complete the program.

Tj harney

Santa Monica History Museum Announces New Appointment

Posted Oct. 19, 2016, 4:02 pm

The Santa Monica History Museum is proud to announce that TJ Harney has accepted an appointment to the Board of Directors for the Santa Monica History Museum.

Community Outreach Organizations Launch Education and Awareness Efforts for Santa Monica’s New Minimum Wage Law

Posted Oct. 19, 2016, 3:57 pm

WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 9:30 – 11 a.m. WHERE: Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401 SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The City of Santa Monica has selected three partner organizations to lead a year-long community outreach and education effort for the new minimum wage law. Santa Monica businesses and the public are invited to a business-focused outreach meeting onThursday, October 20 where they can learn more about the minimum wage law. The workshop will be led by Lee Andrews Group. Here is more information on the City’s outreach partners:


Scholarships Improve LGBTQ Students’ Lives

Posted Oct. 19, 2016, 3:55 pm

Point Foundation, Nation’s Largest LGBTQ Scholarship Provider, Welcomes Applications Beginning November 1 Los Angeles, October 19, 2016 – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, andqueer (LGBTQ) students seeking financial assistance for their undergraduate or graduate school education are encouraged to apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2017-2018 academic year are eligible to apply for Point’s multiyear scholarship.

Metro line Santa Monica

News, Santa Monica

Boring Machine Tunnels Under Metro

Posted Oct. 19, 2016, 3:19 pm

A boring machine dubbed "Angeli" began its underground journey Wednesday to create tunnels for Metro's regional connector project, which will link up the Blue, Expo and Gold lines in downtown Los Angeles when completed.


News, Art, Things To Do

G2 Gallery's Newest Exhibit, "100 Years of National Parks: The West” (VIDEO)

Posted Oct. 19, 2016, 1:57 pm

G2 Gallery's Newest Exhibit, "100 Years of National Parks: The West”