Posted Apr. 1, 2014, 9:15 am
Santa Monica will receive some generous funding for public spaces and Tongva Park will add a new climbing and sliding attraction for “kids of all ages” according to officials who have struck a deal with pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca.
Posted Apr. 1, 2014, 9:13 am
A survey by The Mirror indicates that 47 percent of Santa Monica residents didn’t even bother to get out of bed during the recent 4.4 earthquake because they believed the shaker was caused by a heavy-set man or woman living in the apartment just above them.
Posted Apr. 1, 2014, 9:11 am
Following the introduction of wine and beer “Evenings” offerings at 26 of its outlets nationwide, coffee giant Starbucks has announced that three of its Santa Monica outlets will now feature female servers in “fitness-forward” outfits echoing their Mermaid logo art.
Posted Apr. 1, 2014, 9:09 am
The Santa Monica Mirror will soon add a new regular feature that lists the names of celebrities who will not be appearing at benefit events for local schools.
Posted Apr. 1, 2014, 9:08 am
Only two months old, the new “personal ad” service being offered by KCRW FM public radio has involved numerous emotional outbursts and instigated at least three divorces resulting from recorded personal ads placed by listeners.
Posted Apr. 1, 2014, 9:05 am
The Apple Store has announced plans for adding a deli to its large store on the Third Street Promenade. According to corporate sources, the food counter will be called “White Stuff Eats” and feature only food items that are the same shade of white as Apple’s popular personal electronics.
Posted Apr. 1, 2014, 9:03 am
Clouds gathered over the viability of the new solar-powered roller coaster ride “Sun Twister” at the Santa Monica Pier, when a sudden change in weather stranded 23 passengers at the highest point on the ride.
Posted Apr. 1, 2014, 8:54 am
Santa Monica Airport (SMO) has always been a place to get elevated. By the end of 2015, people won’t have to ride an aircraft to arrive in the clouds. Instead, anyone visiting the airfield next year will only have to bring a piece of paper and a lighter as SMO will be converted into the Great Park of Marijuana.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 9:30 am
The popular food trucks known as “Mom’s Recipe” that have for years provided home-made “comfort food” to thousands of hungry Santa Monica eaters – many of them under siege by trendy restaurants and healthful dietary fads – has announced they will now also offer “Guilt,” a new high alcohol beer being test marketed in Southern California.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 9:28 am
When the new Expo Line finally reaches Santa Monica from downtown LA there may be difficulty loading the trains but there won’t be a problem getting loaded.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 9:27 am
Santa Monica Big Blue Bus authorities have announced that in order to deal with recent spikes in passenger numbers they will begin utilizing Big Blue Trailers, a trailer with seats pulled behind a Big Blue Bus that, despite its somewhat inexpensive design, will provide “a comfortable open-air ride for our customers.”
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 9:25 am
Santa Monica’s 2014 LA Marathon finish line will be “entertainment enhanced” according to executives from Nickelodeon children’s television, sponsors of the finish line next year.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 9:24 am
The National Organization for Women’ Santa Monica chapter has won its battle to host a counter “Today” show morning broadcast to mitigate the damage done by a recent “Today” show featuring Kathy Lee and Hoda from Santa Monica Place.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 9:22 am
Apple, manufacturer of the popular iPhone and other personal electronics, has purchased the closed Albertson’s store building on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 9:18 am
Insisting that a later search of her car and purse would “probably turn up something illegal,” Santa Monica police arrested alleged actress Lindsay Lohan just on general principles last Friday afternoon as she was leaving the hip jewelry boutique “Pretty/Empty/ Life.”
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 9:14 am
Three weeks after Congress and state legislators enacted the Twenty-Eight Amendment to the United States Constitution, law enforcement officials reported this week they were forced to shut down the first-ever Coke speakeasy here in Santa Monica.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 9:10 am
Looking for long-term programming that might keep the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium open and financially solvent, the City has struck a deal with the producers of the sexually-oriented puppet show “Avenue Q” to produce a continuous stream of adult-oriented puppet show musicals in the Civic.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 9:06 am
Snagglepuss, the beloved Hanna-Barbera cartoon character, performed for nearly two hours in a free show on the Promenade intended to allay public anxieties over shootings of mountain lions at the Promenade as occurred in May of last year.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 8:59 am
Citing numerous cases of homeless panhandlers being rude and even aggressively obnoxious with the public, the City of Santa Monica is hoping to enforce a new code that compels any appeals made by panhandlers to include a logical and rational argument as to why they should be given free money.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 8:58 am
Thousands of Santa Monica residents wondering what all the colorful paint was about on Ocean Park Boulevard had their questions answered last week when a City report revealed that the highly decorated portion of Ocean Park from Lincoln to Main Street is actually a secret entrance to Knott’s Berry Farm.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 8:56 am
With all members agreeing that “When you put parking convenience up next to Arby’s Classic Beef n’ Cheddar there’s just no contest…” the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved a measure that would demolish all city parking structures and replace them with Arby’s restaurants.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 8:53 am
Copying the highly successful Stratosphere tower in Las Vegas, officials have struck a deal with the FAA to build a roller coaster on the control tower of Santa Monica Airport.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013, 8:48 am
Only weeks after a conglomerate of Dubai businesses funded a hostile takeover of the Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights (SMRR) and sponsored a successful recall election of the entire Santa Monica City Council, the newly installed panel of public officials wasted no time getting to work. Their first order of business at last night’s council meeting: approve a Development Agreement (DA) for the world’s largest hotel.