Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 7:31 am
Locals are invited to party like it’s 1994 as O’Brien’s Irish Pub at 2226 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica celebrates its 20th birthday this Saturday, April 19.
Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 7:30 am
Master Barbers Steve Moran and his partner Robert Echiribel celebrated the grand opening of their new business Active Barbers at 2509 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica last Friday.
Posted Apr. 9, 2014, 9:04 am
A community that offers new opportunities and career chances exists in the form of General Assembly, a Santa Monica educational institution that specializes in technology, business, and design.
Posted Apr. 2, 2014, 9:01 am
When he isn’t doing his homework, high school student Benji Miller doubles as a young entrepreneur. Miller, a 17-year old Santa Monica native, has found a solution to promote safer bike-riding by developing a unique bike mount with speaker.
Posted Mar. 26, 2014, 11:39 am
Kenny Sanders’ sockless invention had casual beginnings: he thought of the concept one day wishing that there could be a solution for his distaste toward socks.
Posted Mar. 26, 2014, 9:07 am
405 AUTO, an auto repair and maintenance services shop specializing in European luxury vehicles, has announced that its hybrid services division, Santa Monica Hybrid, has joined The Hybrid Shop (THS), a growing international network of dealers committed to providing expert care for hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs), as a Dealer Partner.
Posted Mar. 20, 2014, 8:22 am
Selling a set of pendant lights that once hung in Elizabeth Taylor’s tennis courts seems to be a typical Thursday workplace task for Anthony Hudson, who interacts with fascinating artifacts on a daily basis.
Posted Mar. 20, 2014, 8:16 am
Seattle gave us Starbucks Coffee. A few Peet’s Coffee and Tea populate commercial properties throughout Southern California courtesy of Berkeley, CA. Be prepared for another coffeehouse from the north setting its sights on Santa Monica: Philz Coffee.
Posted Mar. 18, 2014, 9:04 am
Nearly 30 years ago, a radiology professor at Stanford University admonished then-resident Dr. Bradley Jabour to focus more intently on studying x-rays, instead of entertaining his fascination with other yet unproven technologies such as MRI – magnetic resonance imaging.
Posted Mar. 11, 2014, 8:43 am
The amount of masked truths can be shocking after initiative is taken to delve into a widely unquestioned topic. For Giles Donovan, watching an informational documentary on food sourcing and animal treatment was what catalyzed his yearning to research in-depth about where food comes from and how it is produced. Much to the benefit of Donovan’s larger surrounding communities, the fruits of his reaction ended up serving the eating habits of those around him.
Posted Mar. 10, 2014, 9:34 am
A Santa Monica-based cloud application management firm announced last week it had raised $6.5 million to continue its expansion plans and product development.
Posted Mar. 10, 2014, 9:25 am
The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) published its quarterly list of the 500 largest delinquencies of sales and use taxes on Tuesday, revealing more than half a billion dollars that remain unpaid from taxpayers.
Posted Mar. 7, 2014, 9:27 am
Four nail salons in Santa Monica were recognized in an intimate ceremony on Monday for their collaborative efforts to make healthier work environments while also promoting a “green” agenda and promoting safer products to its customers.
Posted Mar. 7, 2014, 8:47 am
The yellow double-door garage on Lincoln Boulevard has housed not just any ordinary plumbing service. The Klein family has served as the neighborhood plumber for the past 66 years. At the end of this month, Lincoln Pipe & Plumbing Supply will sadly be closing its doors for the last time after selling the land.
Posted Mar. 4, 2014, 9:39 am
Banc of California has opened a new bank branch in Pacific Palisades at 530 Palisades Drive in the Palisades Highlands Village Plaza.
Posted Mar. 1, 2014, 9:24 am
GoCoin, an international payment-services company, will occupy 7,000 square feet office space at 227 Broadway in Santa Monica after a multi-year office lease was signed earlier this week.
Posted Mar. 1, 2014, 9:03 am
A record 21 businesses are confirmed finalists for the 19th Annual Sustainable Quality Award program.
Posted Feb. 24, 2014, 9:07 am
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women, and Organization of Women Leaders (OWL) will host their annual networking breakfast in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month on Friday, March 7.
Posted Feb. 22, 2014, 6:53 am
If Santa Monica had an American sister city, it would probably be Santa Barbara. While the two cities are not connected through a sister city relationship, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara came together when KCRW announced Tuesday its purchase of KDB.
Posted Feb. 19, 2014, 9:41 am
Brightly lit, cleanly kept, and neatly organized, Salon Tru recently opened its doors in December at 614 Santa Monica Boulevard. Although the salon is closed on Mondays, owner Michael Schoenfeld gladly opened the door on a recent Monday afternoon for a peering customer who was unaware of the salon’s hours. He kindly answered some of her questions and concerns about hair care.
Posted Feb. 15, 2014, 9:16 am
Asbestos testing is taking place in a building that houses the U.S. Post Office branch at 2720 Neilson Way in Santa Monica's Ocean Park neighborhood, forcing the small facility that contains retail and Post Office Box operations to temporarily close.
Posted Feb. 12, 2014, 9:04 am
Sweet treats are coming to the lobby of the Shore Hotel for four days next weekend as Sprinkles Cupcakes sets up a temporary pop-up shop to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Posted Feb. 7, 2014, 7:03 am
A formal proposal might still be a few months away, but the Santa Monica’s council members unanimously directed City staff last week to look into the possibility of incorporating into the upcoming budget a raise in the City-paid livable wage.
Posted Feb. 5, 2014, 9:41 am
Whole Foods Market at 500 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica will donate 5 percent of net sales on Saturday, Feb. 15 to support the community outreach efforts of Naam Yoga LA to bring Naam Yoga therapies to communities in need through their Giving Naam program.
Posted Jan. 31, 2014, 9:52 am
Sometimes the politics of Santa Monica can be described as a circus. Then again, this year’s State of the City, hosted by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, was quite an efficient affair as key dignitaries and leaders filled Cirque du Soleil’s big top tent Monday morning to honor business, economic, and political trendsetters.