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June Lockhart (far left) smiles at Reginald Owen (Scrooge) at the conclusion of the 1938 “A Christmas Carol.”

News, Life And Arts, Celebrity, Santa Monica, Film, History

June Lockhart Remembers “A Christmas Carol”

Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:21 am

Released last month on Blu-ray, the 1938 version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has long been a favorite seasonal TV movie.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, History

Jerry Rubin 20th Anniversary Public Memorial Remembrance Wednesday

Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:43 am

Peace activist singers/songwriters Ross Altman, Dennis Davis, and Stephen Longfellow Fiske will each be performing a peace song at the public remembrance and dedicating it to late anti-war activist Jerry Rubin this Wednesday, Nov. 26.

News, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica Conservancy Calls For Preservation Award Nominations

Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:33 am

Nominations close in less than a month for the Santa Monica Conservancy awards to individuals and projects that represent exemplary contributions to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage.

The Civic Auditorium hosts the Academy Awards.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Art, History

Art Exhibit Opens Highlighting History Of Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Posted Nov. 6, 2014, 9:30 am

The Santa Monica History Museum is debuting an exhibit that highlights and celebrates the performances at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

The experimental Douglas B-19 bomber, seen here, made its first flight at Santa Monica Airport in 1941. The airport's two runways at this time were constructed by the WPA during the late 1930s and saw extensive use during World War II.

News, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica's Top Five Landmarks From This Era

Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 3:05 pm

April of 2015 marks the 80th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, one of a number of relief agencies created as part of the New Deal in an effort to combat the economic impact of the Great Depression.

Virginia Davis proudly wearing her pin “from the President” that a Secret Service agent gave to her when Obama visited Santa Monica on Oct. 9.

News, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monican Celebrates 107th Birthday

Posted Oct. 17, 2014, 8:57 am

Perhaps Santa Monica’s oldest centenarian, Virginia Davis celebrated her 107th birthday on Thursday and attributes her longevity to simple living and an active lifestyle.

Obituary, Santa Monica, History

Mariachi Pioneer Nati Cano Dies Aged 81

Posted Oct. 4, 2014, 6:51 am

Nati Cano, the founder of Los Camperos de Nati Cano, considered the most accomplished and influential mariachi ensemble in the United States, died Friday. He was 81.

News, Environment, Santa Monica, History

Supervisors Urge Naming Of Santa Monica Mountains Peak After Milt McAuley

Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 1:48 pm

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today voted to urge federal officials to name a peak in the Santa Monica Mountains in honor of the late hiker, author and conservationist Milt McAuley, who died in 2008.

Learn about the famous flight that put Santa Monica on the aviation map at a gala dinner later this month.

Museum, Seven Days, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica History Museum To Host Gala Dinner Sept. 21

Posted Sep. 7, 2014, 9:05 am

The Santa Monica History Museum will host a gala dinner on Sept. 21 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first around the world flight in Donald Douglas cruisers.

News, Holiday, Santa Monica, History

The History Of Labor Day: An Annual Tribute To Workers Since 1882

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:06 am

Labor Day, a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the nation, was first celebrated in the U.S. on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City.

The Shotgun House in 2002 arriving for storage at the Santa Monica Airport.

News, Santa Monica, History

Shotgun House To Be Towed Through Streets Of Santa Monica On Saturday Morning

Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 12:47 pm

Watch history happen this Saturday morning as the historical Shotgun House is towed through the streets of Santa Monica to be rehabilitated as a Preservation Resource Center.

Santa Monica's Landsmarks Commission can designate a landmark without owner consent, which allowed the city to prevent the demolition of its last ocean-facing cottage (ca. 1905), now a designated Santa Monica landmark.

News, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica Scores Perfect On Preservation Report Card

Posted Mar. 21, 2014, 7:56 am

For all the recent discussion of whether Santa Monica is developing too fast, the Los Angeles Conservancy believes the city is the standard bearer for preservation of cultural and historic resources. Receiving an A-plus in the non-profit’s annual Preservation Report Card, Santa Monica was the only city in the region to earn a perfect score of 245.

Seven Days, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, History

SMC To Present Lecture On “How We Forgot the Cold War” On Tuesday

Posted Mar. 21, 2014, 7:48 am

Santa Monica College's lineup of the Spring 2014 Global Connections Lecture Series is underway.The remaining lineup in the Spring 2014 Global Connections Lecture Series is:

Museum, Seven Days, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica History Museum Reschedules Sunday's History Program

Posted Mar. 6, 2014, 9:00 am

Due to the road closures because of the LA Marathon, the Santa Monica History Museum's Discover the History program has been rescheduled from this Sunday to next Sunday, March 16.

Gerald C. Rivers is the keynote speaker at this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Holiday, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica Celebrates The Life Of Martin Luther King, Jr. With Actor Gerald C. Rivers

Posted Jan. 20, 2014, 8:36 am

Actor Gerald C. Rivers – a multi-talented artist – will be the keynote speaker, accompanied by singer Charles Holt, at the birthday celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, Jan. 20, at the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.

Georgian Hotel owner Ted Broedlow; Carol Lemlein, Santa Monica Conservancy President; Kay Pattison, leader of the Santa Monica Conservancy’s Downtown Walking Tours; and Georgian Hotel General Manager Juan Viramontes.

News, Santa Monica, History, Non Profits, Hotels

The Georgian Hotel Raises $7,200 For The Santa Monica Conservancy

Posted Jan. 12, 2014, 9:37 am

The Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica partnered with the Santa Monica Conservancy in conjunction with their 80th Anniversary celebration in October 2013 to raise $7,200 to benefit the tremendous work done by the staff and volunteers of the Santa Monica-based organization.

News, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica Conservancy Looking For Additional Walking Tour Docents

Posted Oct. 8, 2013, 9:23 am

The Santa Monica Conservancy is looking for additional docents to lead our historic walking tour of downtown, now in its seventh year.

La Posada Hotel in Winslow, Arizona is the last great railroad hotel built in 1929 by the Santa Fe Railway for the Fred Harvey Company.

Opinion, Travel, Santa Monica, Columnist, History

La Posada Hotel In Winslow, Arizona Once Again Becomes Destination Hotel

Posted Sep. 14, 2013, 8:19 am

Route 66. La Posada Hotel, Winslow, AZ. Built between the railroad tracks and Route 66, La Posada Hotel was originally built in the late 1920s by the Santa Fe Railroad and the Fred Harvey Company for the people riding the Super Chief on the Chicago-Los Angeles route. Through the good work of Allan Affeldt it has once again become a destination hotel.

News, Museum, Santa Monica, History

Santa Monica History Museum Celebrates Silver Anniversary This Sunday

Posted Sep. 10, 2013, 9:29 am

The Santa Monica History Museum’s Silver Anniversary will be celebrated at a gala dinner this Sunday, Sept. 15 at 5 pm at Casa del Mar Hotel.

Tony Morris, Columnist

News, Santa Monica, Columnist, History

Commemorating The Storming Of The Bastille On July 14, 1789

Posted Jul. 12, 2013, 9:03 am

Bastille Day, July 14, will be celebrated this coming Sunday. It is a special day of celebration for France, for French citizens, and friends all over the world.

A free day of activities will be held Saturday in Santa Monica to commemorate the life of Nick Gabaldón.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Pier, History

Free Activities, Surf Lessons Saturday In Santa Monica In Honor Of Nick Gabaldón

Posted May. 31, 2013, 8:41 am

A free day of activities and free surf lessons for all ages will be held this Saturday in Santa Monica to commemorate the life of Nick Gabaldón (1927 - 1951).

The Santa Monica Conservancy Tour will be held this Sunday, June 2 from noon to 5 pm, which will visit the Baxter Residence.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, History

What's Hot: Santa Monica Conservancy Tour This Sunday Afternoon

Posted May. 31, 2013, 8:25 am

The Santa Monica Conservancy presents a tour highlighting a decade of Preservation Awards.

'A History of Fashion in Film With Kimberly Truhler' will be held Monday evening in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Fashion, History

What's Hot: A History Of Fashion In Film With Kimberly Truhler On Monday Night

Posted May. 12, 2013, 9:24 am

Film and fashion historian Kimberly Truhler discusses iconic costume design, focusing on the Golden Age of the Hollywood film industry and female style icons who emerged in the 1940s and 1950s.

Jacaranda’s three-concert celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary continues this Saturday, April 27.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, History

Jacaranda Presents "Curlew River" Saturday As Part Of Benjamin Britten Celebration

Posted Apr. 25, 2013, 12:05 pm

Jacaranda’s three-concert celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary continues this Saturday, April 27 with a concert staging of “Curlew River,” a chamber opera (1963) intended for performance in a church.

Jacaranda opens a three-concert celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary this Sunday in Santa Monica.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, History

Jacaranda Hosts Benjamin Britten Centenary Celebration In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Apr. 7, 2013, 8:58 am

Jacaranda joins the citywide Benjamin Britten 100/LA celebration with a three-concert survey of his music beginning today, April 7 with “February House: Brooklyn’s Original Party Place” at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

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