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Video production student Rocio Amaya attend the Portfolio Show at Art Institute of California – Los Angeles.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Education, Arts

Visual Art School Students Get The Chance To Show Their Skills

Posted Oct. 2, 2015, 6:00 am

Trying to stand out in a competitive job market today can be difficult. But students at the prestigious Art Institute of California – Los Angeles in Santa Monica got the chance to show off their creative skills to professionals during a unique and fascinating “Portfolio Show.”

Latest New West Symphony news!

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

New West Symphony 2015/16 Season Kicks Off Thursday In Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 30, 2015, 9:51 am

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in the opening Masterpiece Series concert of the 2015/2016 season.

Animator/director David Silverman (L) and actress Sarah Michelle Gellar attend the Mattel Party On The Pier at Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, Sept. 27.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Fundraiser

VIDEO: Mattel Party On The Santa Monica Pier Benefits Children's Hospital

Posted Sep. 30, 2015, 6:00 am

A sold out crowd of over 2,000 guests and many of television and film’s biggest celebrities showed their support and celebrated the 16th Annual Mattel Party on the Pier on Sunday, Sept.r 27 at the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, and helped raise a record-breaking $1 Million dollars for Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

Ciao Italia Santa Monica promises to be one of the most pervasive celebrations of Italy on the West Coast — reaching the many people who love things Italian in Southern California and beyond.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Italy

Santa Monica Hosts First-Ever Festival in Honor of Italian Heritage Month

Posted Sep. 30, 2015, 6:00 am

This October, Santa Monica celebrates Italian culture with Ciao Italia Santa Monica, the first-ever, citywide festival in honor of Italian Heritage Month.

Latest Orchestra Santa Monica news!

Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica

Orchestra Santa Monica Fall Line-Up Highlights Flamenco, Mozart Concerts

Posted Sep. 28, 2015, 9:27 am

Orchestra Santa Monica is delighted to announce its fourth season of concerts, once again presenting four exciting programs under the baton of Music Director Allen Robert Gross in the acoustically and visually intimate Ann and Jerry Moss Theater.

Heal the Bay’s preliminary numbers spanned 50 cleanup locations, which ranged from Compton to Malibu. The three cleanup sites in Santa Monica had a total of 1,801 volunteers show up, collected 1,233 pounds of trash, and found 80 pounds of recyclables. See story on page 2.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica

Coastal Cleanup Day Draws Sea of Volunteers To Santa Monica Beaches

Posted Sep. 25, 2015, 6:00 am

For three hours between 9 a.m. - noon on that hot Saturday morning, volunteers collected 1,233 pounds of trash along the Santa Monica beach.

Mirror columnist Barbara Bishop.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Hot Flash, Aging

Eyelash Extensions: A Quick-Fix For a Younger Looking You

Posted Sep. 25, 2015, 6:00 am

Forget about the overdone eyes that will never fully shut, or the plumped-up lips that look like you’ve been in a fistfight.

The L.A. Chapter of the Shelby American Car Owners featured the 50th anniversary of the Shelby GT350 Mustang as well as other famous vehicles at the Santa Monica Pier.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Cars

Jay Leno Motors to Classic Car Show in Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 24, 2015, 9:58 am

Comedian Jay Leno hasn’t been seen much since he departed as the host of “The Tonight Show,” but on Saturday, Sept. 19, the famous funny man was spotted at a car show on the Santa Monica Pier parking lot.

The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is a public facility located on five acres of oceanfront property.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Annenberg, Annenberg Community Beach House

New Exhibition of the City’s Art Collection Fêted at Beach=Culture Open House

Posted Sep. 23, 2015, 9:48 am

On view through Jan. 12, 2016, Art Bank: Selections from the city of Santa Monica’s Art Collection gives visitors to the Annenberg Community Beach House Gallery the rare opportunity to view artwork from the collection together in one location.

There were more than 100 classic cars on display at the Santa Monica Pier from the L.A. Chapter of the Shelby American Car Owners.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Events, Car Show

VIDEO: Winning Classic Cars from the Santa Monica Pier Showcase

Posted Sep. 23, 2015, 9:34 am

One of the participants of the Classic Car Show at the Santa Monica Pier talks about the event, with highlights of classic cars from the 1960s in the background.

Kaya And Suka’s Adoption Story.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Pets, Adoption

VIDEO: Westside Pets – Kaya And Suka's Adoption Story

Posted Sep. 22, 2015, 9:40 am

When you meet Kaya, you’re sure to fall in love. That’s just what happened when Lisa and Charlotte saw Kaya for the first time at Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Salt Lake City.

Featured in MARTHA STEWART LIVING, November 2011, the Warren pear has a classic European texture – very soft and juicy–with a silky sweetness that avoids the typical grittiness found in most varieties.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Food, Santa Monica Farmers Market

Frog Hollow Farm Bringing Famed Warren Pears to Santa Monica Farmers Market

Posted Sep. 20, 2015, 10:19 am

Frog Hollow Farm, the Brentwood, California farm known for its legendary stone fruit, will be visiting the Santa Monica Certified Farmer’s Market from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Arizona Avenue and Second Street starting Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Pacific Park's Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Fundraiser

Stars Come Out to Play at 16th Annual Mattel Party on Santa Monica Pier

Posted Sep. 20, 2015, 10:10 am

Some of entertainment’s biggest stars are coming out to support Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and celebrate the 16th Annual Mattel Party on the Santa Monica Pier Sunday, Sept. 27 benefiting Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.

Hotel Shangri-La is located at 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Hotels, Hospitality

Hotel Shangri-La Delivers 'Luxury Touches'

Posted Sep. 19, 2015, 10:14 am

Truly luxury hotels have the ability to engage their guests in a distinctive, exclusive and meaningful way not found elsewhere.

Body Love Yoga

Life And Arts, Fitness, Santa Monica, Yoga, Lifestyle, Lifesty

VIDEO: Free Yoga on the Beach with Body Love Yoga

Posted Sep. 18, 2015, 6:00 am

Catch beautiful sunsets, big ocean breaths, and free beach yoga with Body Love Yoga, 'cuz every body needs love.'

The 2015 Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Lectures

VIDEO: Ehud Barak, Martha Stewart, More at Distinguished Speaker Series

Posted Sep. 17, 2015, 10:59 am

The Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California – seven powerful evenings guaranteed to inspire, enlighten, entertain and inform.

St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica has been recognized for excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics, critical care, and women’s health.

News, Life And Arts, Health, Santa Monica, Reports

Report: Westsiders Live Five Years Longer Than Other Angelenos

Posted Sep. 17, 2015, 10:35 am

A 50-year-old resident in West Los Angeles will live more than five years longer than a resident in South Los Angeles, according to a report issued Tuesday by the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging.

Latest Santa Monica College news.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Smc, Concerts

Neo-Jazz Fans Rejoice: SMC Presents Fall Jazz Concerts

Posted Sep. 16, 2015, 9:22 am

The Santa Monica College Music Department revealed this year’s Fall Jazz Concerts, featuring pianist Theo Saunders, saxophonist Tom Luer, and saxman/pianist Don Reckard.

An Important Beatles collection from Hamburg, Germany, offered Sept. 19 in New York; collection will be displayed for the first time in the US in New York, Beverly Hills, and Dallas prior to sale.

News, Life And Arts, Music, Santa Monica

WATCH: The Beatles’ First Recording Contract On Display

Posted Sep. 15, 2015, 10:10 am

The Blaschke Collection includes many rare and important items from the Beatles’ Hamburg period, as well as hundreds more through the years of Beatlemania and beyond.

I Love Being A Redhead – Sometimes.

Life And Arts, Santa Monica, Hot Flash

WATCH: Hot Flash Universe-Switching Up Looks At Wilshire Wigs

Posted Sep. 13, 2015, 8:46 am

This week on Hot Flash Universe host Barbara Bishop tries out some new looks at Wilshire Wigs, a third-generation business, opened in 1967

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce returns its popular Wellbeing festival to a new venue this year: the Santa Monica Civic surface lot.

News, Life And Arts, Health, Santa Monica, Events

Wellbeing Buy Local Festival: A Free Day Of Family Fun

Posted Sep. 11, 2015, 9:08 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Santa Monica’s Buy Local present the Wellbeing Buy Local Festival this Saturday, Sept 12 at the Civic Center Parking lot from 11 am to 4 pm.

Pacific Park's Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier.

News, Life And Arts, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Twilight Concert Series Will Set Tonight

Posted Sep. 10, 2015, 9:19 am

KCRW will conclude its Twilight Concert Series tonight with performances by Tune-Yards and Avid Dancer.

Cinema at the Edge (CATE) Film Festival in Santa Monica is now accepting submission for 2016.

News, Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica

International Independent Film Festival In Santa Monica Is Accepting Submissions

Posted Sep. 9, 2015, 9:40 am

Submission are now open for 2016's Cinema at the Edge (CATE) film festival April 7-10 in Santa Monica. The festival celebrates independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium.

A man blowing a shofar during Rosh Hashanah.

Life And Arts, Holiday, Santa Monica, Religion

Familiarize About The Jewish New Year As It Approaches

Posted Sep. 5, 2015, 9:55 am

At sundown on Sunday, Sept. 13, Jews will begin the observance of Rosh Hashanah, the two-day holiday marking the Jewish New Year.

Photograph by Tony Gleaton. Printed with permission of Lisa Gleaton.

Life And Arts, Opinion, Obituary, Santa Monica

Tony Gleaton: Artist, American Patriot, Beloved Friend

Posted Sep. 4, 2015, 9:41 am

A brilliant thinker, Tony Gleaton (Aug. 4, 1948-Aug. 14, 2015) created a singular life pursuing the visual expression of what it means to be human.

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