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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 celebrated Small Business Day on Saturday with over 15 local merchants participating on Pico Boulevard.
Posted Aug. 26, 2016, 10:05 pm
SOMAfest 10 LA is week of workshops, performances, discussions and jams in Santa Monica, exploring and celebrating the myriad of Somatic Movement Dance practices, and is set to kick-off Tuesday, August 3.
Posted Aug. 26, 2016, 10:01 pm
By Atlas Novack Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy and Salon in Santa Monica, in conjunction with actress Greice Santo (“New Girl,” “Wild Card,” “Jane the Virgin”) last week hosted the OPCC (formerly Ocean Park Community Center) in a first-time makeover event, Glam with Greice.
Posted Aug. 26, 2016, 9:45 pm
By Sam Skopp As part of an L.A. County-sponsored initiative to teach sustainable gardening practices, L.A.’s Smart Gardening Program hosted an advanced composting and vermicomposting workshop in Virginia Avenue Park this past Saturday.
Posted Aug. 26, 2016, 9:42 pm
By Atlas Novack Keeping a restaurant is hard in a city like Los Angeles, where businesses close as often as they open. In a restaurant like Brü Haus, a gastropub located on Wilshire Boulevard and Granville Avenue just west of the 405, however, there’s no wonder in why they’ve managed to stay open for so long.
Posted Aug. 26, 2016, 9:40 pm
Last month a California judge allowed a class action suit, filed on behalf of warehouse workers, to proceed against a subsidiary of Staples Inc. Among other things, workers said they were not being paid for time they spent – up to a half hour – standing in line waiting to undergo security checks. They’d have to go through the line when leaving for lunch, too, which ate into the time the 30 minutes they actually had to eat.
Posted Aug. 26, 2016, 9:30 pm
While the stress-relieving capabilities and health benefits of gardening are well known, a twist on this timeless hobby offers a way to add charm and a whimsical feel to your home and garden. Creating an enchanted fairy garden can boost imagination and offer a family-friendly way to hone your green thumb.
Posted Aug. 26, 2016, 9:26 pm
Classic car fans and owners alike gathered at Will Rogers Elementary School this past Saturday for the Pico Youth & Family Center’s West Lost Unity Car Show, featuring over 100 classic automobiles. “We are hosting the Unity Classic Car Show to bring awareness to the community that Chicano/Latino culture still thrives in West Los Angeles,” said Charlie Chacon, director of L.A. Chicano culture documentary “West Los,” which co-sponsored the event. “Through this family-friendly event we plan to educate and inspire everyone, but especially our youth, to have pride in our culture and to contribute to the continuation of this beautiful art form that we know as lowrider culture,” he said.
Posted Aug. 26, 2016, 11:34 am
Watch out, warned three of California’s most powerful – and most ethically shaky – state agencies in late April and again in August. If the notoriously leaky Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field in northern Los Angeles were not reopened quickly, California would face the strong possibility of blackouts during the summer.
Posted Aug. 26, 2016, 11:28 am
That’s right, you. Sitting around at 2 p.m. on a weekday and drinking beer al fresco at one of those joints on the beach with an unpronounceable German name. Aren’t you supposed to be someplace, doing something to put bread on the table? Where’s your phone? You’re not even on the phone?! Why do I have to sit in a cubicle that isn’t even near a window… and you are out in the sun enjoying life?
News, Santa Monica, Ope, Smart
Posted Aug. 26, 2016, 11:24 am
In a candid address about Santa Monica’s traffic at Downtown Santa Monica Inc.’s annual meeting last Thursday, Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole quoted President Franklin Roosevelt. Cole noted that Roosevelt mentioned Common Sense (one of my favorite phrases) and the courage to just try something. If the attempt fails, admit it and try something else. Roosevelt’s conclusion was “Above all, try something.”
Posted Aug. 26, 2016, 10:24 am
My name is Vanya Derkach and I am 14 years old, currently in 9th grade. Please let me tell you a little bit about myself. When I was in 5th grade, my friends invited me to go to the Santa Monica Airport Museum
Posted Aug. 25, 2016, 2:48 pm
On Sunday, September 11, 2016 the Santa Monica History Museum will hold its annual Gala Tribute Dinner at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. In recognition of the opening of Metro’s Expo Line to Santa Monica earlier this year, the event is themed “Tracking History: Celebrating the Return of Passenger Rail to Santa Monica.”
Posted Aug. 25, 2016, 10:30 am
This past Saturday, the Camera Obscura Art Lab hosted a dance workshop titled “Cultivating the Expressive Body” with instructor Jeremy Hahn. Originally taught at the Annenberg Beach House, Hahn has brought this workshop, which combines meditation and improvisational dance, to the Camera Obscura Art Lab
Posted Aug. 25, 2016, 10:25 am
This week we are at the Saturday Farmers Market!!! Our weekly SM Market Report dives into everything Farmers Market in Santa Monica.
Posted Aug. 25, 2016, 10:23 am
Rubans Rouges Dance presents the 4th presentation for their Summer Series titled “Red Ribbons™”. This series features Rubans Rouges Dance’s repertoire show and MOSAIC™, a community based effort with the culmination of the youth and ethnicities in arts.
Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 12:08 pm
Last week the Santa Monica Conservancy welcomed its 1000th and 1001st visitors, Mike and Megan Lampkin of Santa Monica, to its Preservation Resource Center in Ocean Park. The Lampkins are originally from the Bay area, and although they are neighbors and have walked the neighborhood many times, this was their first visit to the Shotgun House. The couple was presented with a book about shotgun houses.
Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:58 am
The Santa Monica Animal Shelter is proud to announce the establishment of Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter, a nonprofit organization created to assist city staff. The Shelter is seeking community members interested in participating as an inaugural board member with the non-profit organization.
Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:48 am
Legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) that will transform the way elections are conducted in California passed the state Assembly today on a vote of 42 - 28. “Our current system of limiting voters to one polling location on a single day has failed. It is time to implement a new voting model that allows people to vote conveniently, close to where they work, shop and congregate,” Senator Allen said.
Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:45 am
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to the Santa Monica City Council’s adoption of a resolution to close the Santa Monica Airport as soon as legally permitted. The resolution also calls for the adoption of a policy to establish exclusive public proprietary Fixed Based Operations (FBO) Services. The measure was passed by the City Council on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:21 am
The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is implementing a Body Worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Program. Beginning September 12, 2016 select uniformed police officers and civilian personnel will be outfitted with these cameras.
Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:04 am
Santa Monica City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday evening calling for the closure of the Airport as soon as legally permitted, with the goal of closure on or before July 1, 2018. The Council directed the City Manager to implement a series of measures intended to reduce the adverse environmental impacts of the Airport until operations permanently cease.
News, Santa Monica, Arts, Nea
Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 3:12 pm
The City of Santa Monica, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town creative placemaking program and the Craig Krull Gallery, has announced the opening of Because It Has a Peel, a temporary sculpture installation at Bergamot Station Arts Center by New York-based artist Joy Taylor.
Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 11:50 am
The New West Symphony has announced the re-election of Dr. Paul Finkel as Chairman of its Board of Directors for a second two-year term. Dr. Finkel has served on the Board for seven years and was re-elected Chair at the Symphony’s Annual Meeting held this month
Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 10:58 am
On August 19, 2016 at approximately 11:38 p.m., SMPD received multiple calls of a traffic collision in the 1500 block of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Officers responded to the location and discovered a motorcycle, occupied with two riders, collided with a vehicle. SMPD is now calling for witnesses to come forward.
Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 7:56 am
Special to the Mirror The key to longevity and happiness in your life is managing your stress. Although busy schedules, tough economic times and holidays on the horizon can make it difficult to find time for relaxation, stress is often known as “the silent killer” and is the root of many illnesses, from high blood pressure and insomnia to cancer and depression.
Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 7:46 am
Back to school means back to sports – and the risk of injury that comes with them. “Being aware of the injury potential of your sport and proactively seeking ways to prevent such injuries is critical,” says Dr. Jennifer Beck, a pediatric sports medicine physician at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.
Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 7:34 am
Zip It Up! This story began on Monday, August 8 when at about 8 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department received a call in order to investigate some concerns that some individuals had about their roommate
Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 6:40 am
Santa Monica’s Caffe Luxxe recently hosted a celebration of its 10th anniversary, giving out free drinks to customers, and hosting a photo exhibit as part of Montana Avenue Art Walk. “We really attempted to showcase our love for our community as best as we can, by featuring art that would not normally be accessible to the general public and showing it in a casual everyday space,”