Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:12 am
Local Santa Monica landmark Vidiots is preparing to close its doors forever come mid-April, unless a financial hand is extended to enable the movie treasure trove to continue business well into the future.
Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:42 am
The Santa Monica History Museum's Board of Directors has elected a new chairman: Ricardo Bandini Johnson. Johnson's family has lived in California since 1810. His great-Aunt, Arcadia Bandini de Baker, was the wife of Colonel Robert S. Baker - the man who established Santa Monica in 1875.
Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:08 am
The 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade will be held today under the theme "Love & Respect: Let It Begin With Me," and with Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson serving as grand marshal.
Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 9:08 am
A "Candlelight Vigil for Peace and Justice" will begin outside All Saints Church in Pasadena tonight on the eve of the federal holiday marking the birth of Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:42 am
Parades will be held in Long Beach and Gardena today to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., while other observances will take place in Culver City, Lancaster, Pasadena, West Hollywood and at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9:22 am
A Beverly Hills man has spent $2,585,000 for a 1792 penny -- the most ever paid for a one-cent piece -- and $2,232,500 for a quarter from the same year, it was reported today.
Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 7:49 am
A wreath will be laid Friday at the memorial of former President Richard M. Nixon at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on the 102nd anniversary of his birth.
Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 9:31 am
The Santa Monica History Museum is sharing a little bit of local history with the 80th anniversary of the Statue of Saint Monica in Palisades Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.