Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 9:25 am
Santa Monica-based PV Guru Inc., a full-service solar and electric company, has announced that President and co-founder Michael Lackna has earned the industry’s leading recognition of expertise as a certified installer of photovoltaic electric systems from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:38 am
Santa Monica-based RadPad, a mobile rental marketplace in Los Angeles, has announced an additional $2 million in capital through new and existing investors, after rejecting two recent acquisition offers.
Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 2:55 pm
Santa Monica-based CallFire, a text and voice platform that simplifies telephone messaging, acts a liaison between businesses and customers by offering products like business text messaging, voice broadcasting, toll-free numbers, local phone numbers, call tracking, and power dialing for agents.
Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 8:59 am
Everyone has that one friend he or she turns to when a trusted opinion is needed to assist with something. It could be grand and abstract like love, or simple and concrete like luggage. These friends are essential – and Briggs & Riley is just that friend.
Posted Aug. 11, 2014, 9:08 am
The issues of income levels and employee rights have been relevant for decades in the United States – and an ongoing hot topic of conversation in Santa Monica.
Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 9:02 am
Southern California Edison today restored power to more than 900 Santa Monica customers after a power surge set off an explosion in an underground vault, triggering an outage.
Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:27 am
Wheelchair Solutions, a company that caters to wheelchair users through the convenience and usefulness of its wheelchair products and accessories, donated wheelchair cushions, covers, and backpacks to the clients at United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)'s Santa Monica branch on Tuesday.
Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 9:09 am
TrueCar, Inc., the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform, has announced that it has signed a long-term lease for approximately 33,700 square feet of office space at 1401 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.
Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:01 am
A gigantic supermarket takeover with big impacts in Southern California is headed to federal regulators for approval today, as Albertsons is buying Safeway -- and its Vons stores.
Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:14 am
After working together at Fred Segal Salon for several years, Hilary Smith and Richard Saulino decided to join forces last November to open their own salon on Ocean Avenue called Saulino Smith Salon.
Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 12:24 pm
By Lisa Watts - KO'AN Center Executive Director The most common pro...
Posted Jul. 14, 2014, 9:11 am
After hearing statistics about hunger among children, Santa Monica resident Laura McHolm felt she needed to act.
Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:47 am
A rare moment occurred at Santa Monica City Hall on Tuesday night. A development agreement (DA) bringing more vehicles to Santa Monica was not only approved, but no one opposed the project on its actual merits.
Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:12 am
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica last month unveiled its million-dollar redesign of Bungalow One – a customized three-bedroom suite designed by L.A.-based interior designer Michael Berman.
Posted Jul. 8, 2014, 8:48 am
A new car dealership could soon zig and zag its way to the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and 14th Street. The proposed dealership has already handled a few tough corners en route to the City Council, but before MINI crosses the finish line and opens up shop in Santa Monica, the group proposing the auto company’s arrival must still win over the City Council.
Posted Jul. 4, 2014, 6:00 am
Santa Monica is not Hollywood, but the city certainly has connections to the home base of the American film industry. Not only are there sound stages and production companies within Santa Monica, many film and television employees, executives, or professionals also live here.
Posted Jul. 4, 2014, 6:00 am
Anyone who has visited Montana Avenue since June 25 will have noticed a series of new colorful banners highlighting “Shop – Dine – Enjoy” activities for this 10-block stretch of unique and mostly independent businesses which are owned and/or staffed by local residents.
Posted Jun. 30, 2014, 9:20 am
Following in the footsteps of Santa Monica, Los Angeles' ban on plastic grocery bags will expand to smaller grocery stores starting Tuesday.
Posted Jun. 24, 2014, 11:21 am
Whole Foods will pay nearly $800,000 to settle allegations of overcharging customers, prosecutors in Los Angeles and Santa Monica announced today.
Posted Jun. 23, 2014, 9:09 am
This summer, be safe out there! With the warm weather approaching there are many backyard barbeques and trips to the beach to be had, but with a few simple precautions we can protect ourselves.
Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:17 am
Santa Monica High School alumna Nikki Michelini, a director of wealth management and a principal at Los Angeles-based Aspiriant, has recently been named a Top Woman Advisor by Barron’s magazine.
Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:10 am
Santa Monica-based Killefer Flammang Architects (KFA) has won the top award in the Hospitality category of the Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards.
Posted Jun. 21, 2014, 7:19 am
Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica became the first carwash in the nation to unionize in 2011, and it has since been joined by 20 more in the Los Angeles area and more than 30 nationwide.
Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:15 am
The Main Street Business Improvement Association (MSBIA) will throw its 14th Annual Summer SOULstice Festival on Main Street in Santa Monica this Sunday, June 22.
Posted Jun. 19, 2014, 8:53 am
The founder of an investment firm in Santa Monica has donated $15 million to USC, it was announced last week. Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., a USC trustee and real estate magnate, made the donation to the university’s Marshall School of Business.