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News, Venice, Beach, Police Department

Venice Lifeguard Truck Runs Over Sunbather On Beach

Posted Sep. 16, 2014, 9:31 am

A 25-year-old woman was injured on Monday when she was run over by a Los Angeles County lifeguard truck rushing to an emergency scene with its lights and sirens going in Venice.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Annual Average County Beach Attendance Soars, As Does Number Of Rescues

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 11:27 am

Thanks to the Southland's persistent warm weather, attendance at Los Angeles County beaches this year has already soared well above the annual average, as has the number of ocean rescues, county lifeguard officials said today.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Ocean

Update: Inexperienced Swimmer Found Drowned Off Coast Of Redondo Beach

Posted Sep. 6, 2014, 9:17 am

An inexperienced swimmer, who went in the ocean at 3:30 a.m., was swept under by relatively-mild waves in today and drowned.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Weather

Hurricane Marie To Generate High Surf Through Friday

Posted Aug. 26, 2014, 9:19 am

High surf generated by Hurricane Marie will batter California's coast starting today, raising fears of some flooding and powerful rip currents through Friday and creating "extremely dangerous" conditions for swimmers and surfers, forecasters said.

News, Sports, Soccer, Beach, Santa Monica

Manchester United Squad Takes A Stroll On Santa Monica Beach

Posted Jul. 19, 2014, 9:15 am

What did Manchester United players do soon after touching down in Los Angeles on Friday? If you said visit Santa Monica beach you would be correct.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Manhattan Beach Pier Fishing Suspended Until Tuesday Following Shark Attack

Posted Jul. 6, 2014, 9:07 am

A 10 foot long great white shark, hooked by a fisherwoman and fighting for its life, took a bite on a distance swimmer in the waters off the Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday.

Anyone wanting to be part of Project Save Our Surf's beach clean-ups can visit its website for upcoming dates and locations.

News, Environment, Beach, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Beach Clean Up This Saturday, June 28

Posted Jun. 25, 2014, 9:20 am

Project Save Our Surf will host a beach clean-up this Saturday, June 28 at Santa Monica's beach tower 28. It will start at 10 am.

A launch party was held May 29 for the Fairmont Miramar’s new Vilebrequin-themed amenities and activities for the summer.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Hotels

Fairmont Presents Beach Fun With Vilebrequin Partnership

Posted Jun. 9, 2014, 9:13 am

With the arrival of the perfect beach weather, guests at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows will experience a French twist on their classic Santa Monica summer.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Memorial Day

Crowds Jam Pack Santa Monica Beach On Memorial Day

Posted May. 27, 2014, 12:00 am

Congestion was also reported on the westbound Santa Monica (10) Freeway in West Los Angeles and Santa Monica leading to PCH.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay, Lifestyle

Santa Monica Beach Gets Poor Ratings

Posted May. 23, 2014, 1:28 pm

As residents prepare to flock to the coast for Memorial Day weekend, the environmental group Heal the Bay announced today that water quality improved dramatically over the past year at Los Angeles County beaches.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Sunbathing Woman Run Over By County SUV On Sand At Venice Beach

Posted May. 15, 2014, 8:33 am

A 49-year-old woman was struck and seriously injured by a county beach maintenance vehicle while sunbathing at Venice Beach on Wednesday morning.

The pool at the Annenberg Beach House celebration this weekend will be open between 1 pm and 4 pm.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Youth, Annenberg

Free Annenberg Beach House Celebration This Weekend

Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 8:54 am

To celebrate its 5th Anniversary, the Annenberg Community Beach House will feature a variety of free family-friendly programs this Saturday and Sunday.

Heal the Bay's Earth Day Celebration will be held this Saturday.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Pier, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay Earth Day Celebration To Take Place This Saturday

Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 8:38 am

To honor Earth Day, local environmental group Heal the Bay hosts a Saturday full of eco-friendly and family-friendly activities on the shoreline, including a designer sandcastle competition, massive beach cleanup and free admission to Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for those who volunteer.

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.

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