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The 3rd Annual Otis Kite Festival will be held this Sunday, April 13.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica

What's Hot: 3rd Annual Otis Kite Festival Returns To Santa Monica This Sunday

Posted Apr. 11, 2014, 9:11 am

Otis College of Art and Design presents its 3rd Annual Otis Kite Festival at 11 am this Sunday. Join 3,000 Los Angeles youth for a day of building and flying kites.

Seven Days, Beach, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film

Spirit Awards Crown “12 Years A Slave” At Santa Monica Beach Ceremony

Posted Mar. 7, 2014, 9:13 am

Hollywood may have the Academy Awards, but Santa Monica has the Spirit Awards each year the afternoon prior to the Oscars in a spiffy tent on the beach.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica

Annenberg Community Beach House To Host Special Tours This Sunday

Posted Feb. 28, 2014, 9:05 am

The Santa Monica Conservancy presents special tours of the Annenberg Community Beach House between 11 am and 2 pm this Sunday.

A surf competition will be held this Saturday and Sunday in Santa Monica with local surfers such as Chloe Kleinman.

Samohi, Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Surfing

Santa Monica Schools To Host Scholastic Surf Series Competition This Weekend

Posted Feb. 20, 2014, 8:45 am

Santa Monica's best young competitive surfers from Lincoln Middle School, John Adams Middle School, and Santa Monica High School will host the Scholastic Surf Series Competition this weekend.

With much more rain last week, the “second flush” of the storm drains at Santa Monica Beach turned out to be much worse than the “first flush” back on Oct. 9.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Rain Brings Plastic Pollution To Santa Monica Beach

Posted Nov. 30, 2013, 8:59 am

They say it never rains in Southern California. Of course, it actually does rain here. When it does, the rain might be good news to the skies above Santa Monica. Yet the wet weather was bad news to Santa Monica Beach last weekend.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Beach Run Sunday To Raise Funds For Philippine Typhoon Disaster Relief

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, 9:15 am

A “PUMA Run/Walk for Philippine Relief” will be held this Sunday morning on Santa Monica beach run at 11 am.

The Beach Boks defeated the Santa Monica Dolphins 4-0 at the Santa Monica Beach Rugby Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 19.

News, Sports, Beach, Rugby

Santa Monica Open Beach Touch Rugby Tournament A Success

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 9:18 am

The first annual Santa Monica Open Beach Touch Rugby Tournament presented by the Santa Monica Rugby Club on Oct. 19 was a huge success.

A tractor was used Thursday morning to clear trash from Santa Monica beach after the first flush.

News, Samohi, Environment, Beach, Santa Monica

October Rain Causes Weird First Flush At Santa Monica Beach

Posted Oct. 13, 2013, 9:02 am

Santa Monica High School teacher and coach of Team Marine Benjamin Kay said of his six years documenting the first flush of plastic pollution flowing out of the Pico Kenter Storm Drain, Wednesday's was the weirdest.

Glow 2013 will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 7 pm to 3 am in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Art, Pier

Santa Monica, Get Ready To Glow Tonight

Posted Sep. 28, 2013, 9:02 am

Santa Monica will host the third iteration of Glow tonight, the city’s signature cultural event and the nation’s only nighttime arts celebration focused exclusively on original artwork.

Glow 2013 will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 7 pm to 3 am in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Art, Pier

What's Hot: 2013 Glow To Light Up Santa Monica Saturday

Posted Sep. 27, 2013, 8:44 am

Glow is returning to the splendor of Santa Monica Beach and surrounds this Saturday night.

With the sounds of music coming from all around, visitors to the 2010 Glow festival in Santa Monica did more than just view the art exhibits. Some people swung from many contraptions at Santa Monica's Muscle Beach.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Pier

Enhance Your Experience At Glow This Saturday Night In Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 25, 2013, 9:33 am

To enhance your art appreciation experience at Glow 2013, Artistic Director Marc Pally offers these five tips.

In celebration of International Peace Day and Heal the Bay's Coastal Clean Up Day, Naam Yoga LA formed a human peace circle.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Naam Yoga LA Creates Human Peace Circle On Santa Monica Beach

Posted Sep. 23, 2013, 8:18 am

In celebration of International Peace Day on Saturday -- and coinciding with Heal the Bay's Coastal Cleanup Day -- Naam Yoga LA brought more than 100 people together on the beach near the Santa Monica Pier to form a human peace circle of healing and sound mediation. The group was joined by the Agape Choir.

Volunteers will pitch in for a better coastline with beach cleanup events all across California today.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Volunteers Take To California Beaches As Part Of 28th Annual Beach Cleanup

Posted Sep. 21, 2013, 9:39 am

Tens of thousands of volunteers will converge on California’s beaches today with a mission: hauling away the tons of trash that have accumulated there, marring the scenic sands and craggy rocks that make the state a world-renowned attraction.

Glow, an all-night cultural experience, returns for one night only next Saturday from 7 pm to 3 am. Pictured is one of the experiences from 2010.

News, Beach, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Art, Pier

Santa Monica Prepares For Grand-Scale “Glow” Event Saturday, September 28

Posted Sep. 20, 2013, 8:29 am

Santa Monica is preparing for an influx of more than 150,000 people next Saturday evening for the third iteration of “Glow” – a grand-scale event that will transform the Santa Monica Pier and surrounding area into an “outdoor museum.”

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay Releases End Of Summer Beach Report Card

Posted Aug. 31, 2013, 9:11 am

For the seventh consecutive summer, California beachgoers experienced excellent water quality, according to the 2013 End of Summer Beach Report Card issued today by environmental group Heal the Bay.

Cardboard yachts will race at the Annenberg Community Beach House pool tonight.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Annenberg

2nd Annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta Returns To Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Aug. 17, 2013, 9:05 am

Teams of two will test the seaworthiness of their homemade cardboard yachts in a race across the Annenberg Beach House pool tonight, Aug. 17.

Chinese study abroad students conduct research on cigarette butt pollution in residential, boardwalk, and sandy beach areas of Santa Monica.

News, Environment, Beach, Santa Monica, Youth

Chinese Students Investigate Cigarette Butt Pollution In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 14, 2013, 9:21 am

Eight students from Beijing, China investigated cigarette butt pollution in Santa Monica over two days on August 4 and 5.

The Fairmont Miramar is currently hosting its second annual Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games every Saturday afternoon through Sept. 7.

Seven Days, Beach, Volleyball, Santa Monica

Win Prizes At Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games On Santa Monica Beach

Posted Aug. 9, 2013, 9:07 am

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is bringing Saint-Tropez style to Santa Monica as they team up with iconic Côte d’Azur swimwear company Vilebrequin for its second annual Vilebrequin Beach Volleyball Games.

'An Evening on the Beach' will be held at Jonathan Beach Club this Thursday night.

Seven Days, Beach, Food, Non Profits

"An Evening On The Beach" Returns Thursday, August 1

Posted Jul. 31, 2013, 8:55 am

“An Evening on the Beach” to benefit St. Vincent Meals on Wheels is set to be one of this summer’s most anticipated culinary events in Santa Monica this Thursday, Aug. 1 from 6-10 pm.

LA County Lifeguard Captain Remy Smith.

Opinion, Beach, Hometown Hero, Santa Monica, Columnist

Hometown Hero: Lifeguard Captain Remy Smith

Posted Jul. 27, 2013, 8:58 am

“Why be a lifeguard?” I asked LA County Lifeguard Captain Remy Smith. “I love going to work,” he said. “Having to be ready to perform every day and having the chance to work with so many different people. I love that it’s proactive work. Our goal is to stop the bad things from ever happening. We are there to help people, to make the beach safe for everyone, and to prevent accidents, injuries and deaths.”

Sunscreen is important for protecting your skin from the sun's UVA and UVB rays.

Health, Beach, Fitness, Santa Monica

Top Tips To Protect Your Skin From The Sun This Summer

Posted Jun. 3, 2013, 9:17 am

Santa Monicans love being outside and enjoying the sun, but are you taking the right steps to protect yourself while enjoying the great Southern California weather?

A free day of activities will be held Saturday in Santa Monica to commemorate the life of Nick Gabaldón.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Pier, History

Free Activities, Surf Lessons Saturday In Santa Monica In Honor Of Nick Gabaldón

Posted May. 31, 2013, 8:41 am

A free day of activities and free surf lessons for all ages will be held this Saturday in Santa Monica to commemorate the life of Nick Gabaldón (1927 - 1951).

Anyone who helps clean Santa Monica Beach can receive free entry to the Pier Aquarium this weekend.

Environment, Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Pier

Santa Monica Pier To Host “Blue Green” Expo Saturday; Free Aquarium Entry For Beach Cleaners

Posted Apr. 19, 2013, 9:16 am

The Santa Monica Pier will host a free environmental themed expo this Saturday afternoon that will provide sustainable innovation, interactive fun for children, and an eco beer crawl for everyone 21 and over.

Members of LA Leggers show support at Wednesday morning's event.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Pier

"Run For Boston" Event Held At Santa Monica Pier

Posted Apr. 17, 2013, 9:18 am

Running group Los Angeles Speed Project held an impromptu "Run for Boston" event with several hundred supporters 6 am Wednesday morning that started at the Santa Monica Pier.

The 2nd Annual Otis College of Art and Design Kite Festival will be held Sunday, April 14.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica

2nd Annual Otis College of Art and Design Kite Festival Sunday

Posted Apr. 13, 2013, 8:22 am

Otis College of Art and Design will present a day of art and kite flying this Sunday next to the Santa Monica Pier.

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