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News, Business, Santa Monica

TrueCar To Relocate Headquarters To 1401 Ocean Avenue In Santa Monica

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.

News, Business, California, Santa Monica

Albertsons To Buy Safeway - And Its Vons Stores In Southern California

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.

With combined experience of more than 20 years in the hair industry, Hilary Smith and Richard Saulino have opened their own salon on Ocean Avenue.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Saulino Smith Salon Opens On Fringe Of Ocean In Santa Monica

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.

Learn how to properly protect your skin from melanoma while out in the sun this summer.

Health, Business, Santa Monica

Sun Protection 101: What You Need To Know This Summer

Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 12:24 pm

By Lisa Watts - KO'AN Center Executive Director The most common pro...

Donate food items through Aug. 15 to help prevent childhood hunger.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Youth

Santa Monica Resident Acts To Prevent Childhood Hunger

Posted Jul. 14, 2014, 9:11 am

After hearing statistics about hunger among children, Santa Monica resident Laura McHolm felt she needed to act.

A rendering of the MINI dealership that will bring a 35-foot high building to 1402 Santa Monica Boulevard.

News, City Council, Business, Santa Monica

MINI Dealership Given Green Light In Santa Monica

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.

The newly redesigned Bungalow One at the Fairmont Miramar is a customized three-bedroom suite for those seeking a contemporary beachside oasis.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Hotels

Fairmont Miramar Unveils $1 Million Redesign Of Bungalow

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.

The Santa Monica City Council will weigh in on a MINI dealership proposing to bring a 35-foot high building to 1402 Santa Monica Boulevard.

News, City Council, Development, Business, Santa Monica

MINI Dealership In Line For Santa Monica City Council Green Light

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.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Film, Hollywood

Santa Monica City Council Gets Behind Film & TV Tax Credit Bill

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.

The Montana Avenue Merchants Association has hung new banners that promote all that is special about Montana Avenue.

News, Business, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

New Banners Highlight Montana Avenue Charm

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.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban To Expand To Smaller Grocery Stores On Tuesday

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.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Courts

Whole Foods To Pay Nearly $800,000 To Settle Overcharging Allegations

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.

Health, Business, Santa Monica

The Sun & Skin Cancer: Things To Look For When Checking For Melanomas

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.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica High Alumna Makes Prestigious Barron's List

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.

Chances are you have heard a lot about the recently opened Ace Hotel in Los Angeles , but not the two guys who spearheaded the construction and adaptive reuse of the 1927 United: John Arnold (left), project manager of Killefer Flammang Architects, executive architect, and Jeromy Rogan, project manager, Morley Construction Company.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firms Honored At L.A. Business Council Architectural Awards

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.

Santa Monica Councilman Kevin McKeown has his car washed at Bonus Car Wash, where the nation’s first union car wash contract has just been renewed.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s Bonus Car Wash To Celebrate Union Contract Renewal

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.

Main Street To Host Summer SOULstice Event

Business, Seven Days, Music, Main Street, Santa Monica

Main Street Santa Monica To Host Summer SOULstice Event This Sunday

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.

Thomas J. Barrack, Jr.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Education

Santa Monica Businessman Donates $15 Million To USC Business School

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.

Santa Monica will be one of 1,000 planned new locations within California this year.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Dunkin' Donuts To Expand To Santa Monica Later This Year

Posted Jun. 19, 2014, 8:50 am

An East Coast favorite is coming to Santa Monica later this year, as Dunkin’ Donuts announced plans last week to open one of its first five “traditional, stand-alone” restaurants here in the bayside city.

Susan Potter and her husband, Pat Potter.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica's ISU Bob Gabriel Co. Insurance Named ‘Business Of The Year’

Posted Jun. 17, 2014, 9:36 am

State Senator Ted Lieu on Monday honored ISU Bob Gabriel Co. Insurance owner Susan Gabriel Potter with the 2014 Business of the Year Award for his Senate district as part of the annual California Small Business Day.

News, Dining, Business, Santa Monica

The Counter To Give Dads Free Burgers This Sunday For Father’s Day

Posted Jun. 14, 2014, 8:58 am

It’s that time of the year again! Father’s Day is Sunday and what better way to show pops you appreciate him than hooking him up with a free burger?

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce installed its new Board of Directors at a ceremony at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel on Wednesday.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Julia Ladd Installed As 2014/15 Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce Chair

Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 9:10 am

Santa Monica Place assistant vice president Julia Ladd was installed as the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s 2014/15 chair at a ceremony held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel on Wednesday.

Alexander Westgarth specializes in helping people invest in wine.

News, Venice, Business, Santa Monica

Wine Broker Brings London Experience To Venice Beach

Posted Jun. 11, 2014, 9:11 am

Though he first started out in the wine brokerage industry on a whim, Alexander Westgarth now boasts more than 10 years of experience in this field. During these years, Westgarth built a plethora of contacts and connections, which have in turn provided him with access to extensive and exclusive quantities of the world’s most treasured and prized wines.

News, Business, Music, Santa Monica

The Grammy Foundation Announces 173 Students To Take Part In Grammy Camp

Posted Jun. 10, 2014, 9:09 am

The Grammy Foundation, based in Santa Monica, announced Monday that 173 students -- 167 from the U.S. and six from abroad -- have been selected as participants in the 10th annual Grammy Camp program.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Names New Family Service Counselor

Posted Jun. 8, 2014, 9:10 am

Santa Monica-based Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors, a local Dignity Memorial provider, announced the addition of Therese S. Jacobson as a Family Service Counselor.

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