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.
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.
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
Posted Mar. 3, 2013, 9:05 am
The Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) celebrates March as Women’s History Month with several events. The 2013 theme is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).”
Posted Feb. 28, 2013, 8:41 am
The Santa Monica Conservancy will this Sunday, March 3 host a discussion called "Route 66: The Allure of the Road” at the Santa Monica Main Library's multi-purpose room, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Feb. 15, 2013, 9:30 am
“Palisades Garden Walk” will be an answer to a trivia question: what was the park wedged in between City Hall and Santa Monica Beach named during its development and construction? Indeed, Palisades Garden Walk is now a footnote in the history books as the newest public open space and recreation area in Santa Monica will be named Tongva Park.
Posted Feb. 15, 2013, 8:59 am
Santa Monica Playhouse this weekend presents a one-woman cabaret based on the fascinating life of Josephine Baker written and performed by award-winning actress Sloan Robinson accompanied by pianist Aeros Pierce.
Posted Feb. 15, 2013, 8:56 am
Santa Monica will finally have a memorial dedicated to the residents who fought in wars on behalf of the United States since the City’s incorporation.
Posted Feb. 14, 2013, 8:23 am
Santa Monica College celebrates Black History Month 2013 with two guest speakers this month at two events that are free and open to the public.
Posted Feb. 9, 2013, 11:12 am
The gambling ships of the Santa Monica Bay. The women of World War II who made up nearly half the workforce of the Douglas Aircraft Company in Santa Monica. The film industry’s extensive presence in Culver City.
Posted Jan. 19, 2013, 8:52 am
Georgia. Summer 1965. There were 17 of us walking in an orderly line, as directed by the Deputy Sheriff of Baker County. I recognized some of the faces from church and some were new to me. No one was talking. We didn’t know what to expect. We were all nervous and all wanting to appear strong.
Posted Jan. 5, 2013, 9:19 am
In honor of her birthday, Santa Monica Conservancy docents turn the spotlight on Marion Davies: actress, philanthropist, famed party hostess, and mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst.
Posted Dec. 27, 2012, 6:00 am
Former Santa Monica mayor and longtime civic activist Nat Trives will be the keynote speaker at the largest Santa Monica event celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday, Jan 19.
Posted Dec. 3, 2012, 1:10 am
The California Heritage Museum located at 2612 Main Street is seeking community help after losing city maintenance support.
Posted Nov. 20, 2012, 11:49 pm
Friday November 22, 1963 in New Haven was unusually warm for a November day. As a senior at Yale I majored in French language and literature. That day I had several French classes in the morning. After my classes were finished I was asked to come to the office of the French Department.
Posted Nov. 13, 2012, 12:45 am
The Santa Monica History Museum has received a $5,000 grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing CA, an employee-owned and operated nonprofit organization that requires an employee recommendation for its community grants program.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012, 7:26 am
When people think of veterans, they often think of warriors, but Hurricane Sandy offers just the latest reminder of the significant humanitarian and often times life-saving work performed by our veterans on a daily basis.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012, 5:38 am
Traveling south at midnight along the Pacific Coast highway from Malibu to Santa Monica felt a lot like it did when we all grew up together in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. This nighttime passage took place after a great showing of alumni from the Santa Monica High School class of 1972 at our 40th reunion at Dukes -- formerly the Malibu Sea Lion -- along the rocky shore line of Santa Monica Bay.
Posted Nov. 9, 2012, 1:07 am
Santa Monica Conservancy docents are presenting special Julia Morgan-themed tours at the Annenberg Community Beach House this Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tours are part of “Julia Morgan 2012,” a statewide festival sponsored by Landmarks California.
Posted Oct. 21, 2012, 2:46 am
From 1939-41, Hotel Shangrila in Santa Monica and its beaches were OSS MU training grounds for Santa Monican recruits, whose secret wartime adventures led to today's Navy SEAL operations.
Posted Oct. 19, 2012, 11:00 pm
Not everything is treasure to everyone. To you it’s just an old beat-up baseball cap, but it happens to be the one my father bought for me at the last game played by a baseball team then known as the Milwaukee Braves.
Posted Oct. 12, 2012, 2:01 am
A piece of Santa Monica history earned a victory of sorts Monday evening at City Hall, as the Landmarks Commission unanimously voted the famed Chez Jay meets the qualifications to be designated a local landmark.
Posted Sep. 14, 2012, 11:00 pm
Justin Morrill, 1810 – 1898, is a hero in every American hometown. We have all benefited from his historic piece of legislation, The Morrill Act, creating the Land Grant Colleges. If you went to UCLA you went to a Land Grant College.
Posted Sep. 6, 2012, 6:36 am
Jacaranda’s pre-season CAGE 100 Festival begins tonight to celebrate John Cage’s 100th birthday (Sept. 5, 1912) with an emphasis on his time as a young man composing and lecturing in Santa Monica.
Posted Aug. 16, 2012, 1:16 am
Residents of Santa Monica as well as visitors to the historic, picturesque seaside community will get a rare “inside glimpse” of what life was like in the area over a century ago when a fascinating new exhibit, “Life at the Miramar,” at the Santa Monica History Museum, which has been extended through Oct. 18.