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News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica's Lionsgate To Partner With Vancouver's RocketJump

Posted Apr. 22, 2014, 9:06 am

While a version of this article might be printed in a newspaper, the mantra nowadays is digital content is the wave of the present and future. In an attempt to capitalize on the consumer market for digital content, Santa Monica-based Lionsgate announced Monday a multi-year partnership with Vancouver’s RocketJump Studios. The partnership was created to deliver film, television, and digital content.

Ye Olde King's Head is located at 116 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica.

Business, Seven Days, Santa Monica

Ye Olde King’s Head To Host 
40th Birthday Bash

Posted Apr. 21, 2014, 9:07 am

An institution in Santa Monica, Ye Olde King’s Head will be celebrating 40 years in business this Wednesday, April 23.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Celebrate O’Brien’s Irish Pub’s Birthday On Wilshire This Saturday Night

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.

Master Barbers Steve Moran and his partner Robert Echiribel celebrated the grand opening of their new business Active Barbers with Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce president Laurel Rosen and Santa Monica Mayor Pam O’Connor.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Active Barbers Cuts Ribbon At Grand Opening Celebration

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.

General Assembly at 1520 2nd Street in Santa Monica offers education and opportunities in technology, business, and design.

News, Business, Santa Monica

A Hip Kind Of Education Comes Together At General Assembly In Santa Monica

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.

Santa Monica teen Benji Miller has created a bike mount with speaker, which he is currently raising funds for on Kickstarter.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica Teen Pedaling His Dream Of Safer Biking

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.

The charcoal bamboo NotSock goes over the charcoal Footbed, then slips snug into the shoe.

Business, Fitness, Santa Monica

NotSocks Provides Solution To Going Sockless

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.

From left: Co-owner Kamil, shop foreman Dimitriy, and co-owner Martin.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Auto Shop Now Offers New Hybrid Services

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.

The Mart Collective acts as a sort of middleman between antique seller and buyer, as the store provides ample, compartmentalized spaces for dealers to set up their supplies and show off their goods in a presentable, appealing way.

Venice, Business, Santa Monica

Mart Collective Connects Antique Sellers To Buyers

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.

Philz Coffee is coming to Santa Monica, but the company has not yet released information of where or when it will open.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Philz Coffee Coming To Santa Monica

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.

Dr. Bradley Jabour has developed fMRI technology that offers unprecedented precision in locating deviations in metabolic activity in the brain.

Health, Business, Santa Monica, Science

Santa Monica Neuroradiologist Remains On Cutting Edge Of Brain Imaging

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.

Giles Donovan has launched Santa Monica Merchant with the mission to curate and deliver good, honest food to customers directly from the source within 48 hours of harvest.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Merchant Offers Local Organic Home Deliveries To Members

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.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica-Based Bitium Raises $6.5 Million To Expand

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.

News, Business, California, Santa Monica

California Delinquent Sales Tax Offenders Named, Three From Santa Monica

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.

Mayor Pam O’Connor, Mayor Pro Tem Terry O’Day, and the City’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment’s environmental analyst Karl Bruskotter with owners and employees of four local nail salons who were recognized on Monday.

News, Health, Business, Santa Monica, City Hall

Santa Monica Recognizes Four Healthy Nail Salons For Creating Safer Environments

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.

The family owned and run business of Lincoln Pipe and Plumbing Supply will close March 31 after 66 years in business. The store at 2919 Lincoln Boulevard is run by the three daughters of founder Bill Klein – Jackie Levine, Sandy Spees, and Paula Klein.

News, Business, Santa Monica

After 66 Years, Lincoln Pipe & Plumbing Supply To Close In Santa Monica

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.

Banc of California has opened a new bank branch in Pacific Palisades.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades

Banc Of California Opens Branch In Pacific Palisades

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.

GoCoin is moving its office to the Keller Block building on the northwest corner of Third Street and Broadway.

News, Business, Santa Monica

GoCoin To Relocate To Larger Santa Monica Office Space

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.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

2014 Sustainable Quality Awards Celebrates Record Number Of Business Finalists

Posted Mar. 1, 2014, 9:03 am

A record 21 businesses are confirmed finalists for the 19th Annual Sustainable Quality Award program.

FOX 11 news anchor Christine Devine and Santa Monica Chief of Police Jacqueline Seabrooks will be honored with ‘Owlie’ Awards in Santa Monica on March  7.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Women

Up Front With OWL Award Recipients: Christine Devine & Jacqueline Seabrooks

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.

A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW is a leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate.

News, Business, Santa Monica

KCRW Acquires Santa Barbara’s Classical Music Radio Station KDB

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.

Michael Schoenfeld opened his second Salon Tru location in Santa Monica in December after relocating from Scottsdale, Arizona.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Beauty

Salon Owner Extends His Roots To Santa Monica

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.

The U.S. Post Office located on the ground floor of 2720 Neilson Way in Santa Monica has been temporarily closed while asbestos testing takes place.

News, Ocean Park, Business, Santa Monica

Asbestos Testing Temporarily Closes Santa Monica U.S. Post Office Branch

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.

Sprinkles Cupcakes will bring its Cupcake Cart to Shore Hotel this Friday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 17, offering an assortment of classic favorites including Red Velvet and Dark Chocolate as well as February’s feature flavor, Salty Caramel.

Business, Holiday, Santa Monica

Sprinkles Cupcakes Cart To Sell Valentine's Day Treats In Santa Monica This Weekend

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.

News, City Council, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Looks Into Raising City-Paid Livable Wage To $15.37 Per Hour

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.

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