Posted Dec. 31, 2014, 8:57 am
The 60th anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will be available for viewing at Mount Olive Lutheran Church at 1343 Ocean Park Boulevard through sunset Thursday, Jan. 2.
Posted Dec. 14, 2013, 8:22 am
As Christmas draws closer, the 60th anniversary display of the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes will open this Sunday, Dec. 15.
Posted Jul. 14, 2013, 9:05 am
The Church in Ocean Park will celebrate its 40th birthday today at 4 pm, with the church’s board deeming today’s significance as Bastille Day would be the perfect opportunity as members of the church community have never stopped fighting for social justice.
Posted Apr. 17, 2013, 11:01 am
Organizers of the Santa Monica National Day of Prayer have announced it will host is 23rd annual observance on Thursday, May 2 at 7 am at the east patio next to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street.
Posted Mar. 13, 2013, 1:22 pm
Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected pope in Vatican City. He becomes the first pontiff from Latin America.
Posted Dec. 14, 2012, 1:43 am
With the unattended Nativity scenes now on display through the first week of January on private property on the 2700 block of Ocean Park Boulevard, a number of attended displays are being held nightly from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 23 near the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier.
Posted Dec. 8, 2012, 1:06 am
Radio stations fill the air with holiday music as something warm and magical begins to stir in our hearts. Shoppers are bustling, lights are twinkling, and the Promenade is aglow with holiday decorations. Suddenly, it’s that moment children of all ages have waited for all year: The latest court ruling on the Nativity scenes in Palisades Park. Ah, the comfort and joy of long-standing holiday traditions in Santa Monica.
Posted Dec. 8, 2012, 1:02 am
The Santa Monica Chanukah Menorah daily lighting at sundown begins today and will continue through Dec. 17 at Third Street Promenade at Wilshire Boulevard.
Posted Dec. 7, 2012, 12:24 am
Santa Monica’s controversial Nativity scenes, which had graced the lawn of Palisades Park for almost six decades before City Council banned them from the park this year, have found a new home on private property at 2700 Ocean Park Boulevard.
Posted Oct. 7, 2012, 1:35 am
Sister Helen Prejean, acclaimed author of the international bestseller “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States” and “The Death of Innocents,” will speak at St. Monica Catholic Church today, Oct. 7 at 7:15 p.m.
Posted Sep. 14, 2012, 11:00 pm
This Sunday, Sept. 16 at sundown marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, also known in Hebrew as Yamin Noraim or “Days of Awe.”
Posted Jul. 15, 2012, 1:47 am
In time for its 70th anniversary, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church announced it has selected Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc. to complete a Master Plan and a Space Needs Program for a pending remodel at 1343 Ocean Park Blvd.
Posted Feb. 5, 2012, 1:12 am
Temple Beth Shir Shalom has announced the formation of a newly created B’ney Mitzvah program for adults. Starting Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., cla...
Posted Jan. 18, 2012, 1:33 am
Santa Monica-based Beth Shir Shalom Temple hosted Watts' Macedonia Baptist Church to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday. Beth Shir Shal...
Posted Dec. 23, 2011, 12:54 am
With Christmas on Sunday, many families across Santa Monica will spend the weekend honoring old traditions, starting new ones, reuniting with loved...
Posted Dec. 17, 2011, 12:55 am
It seems that last weekend I found myself involved in something like a play or perhaps more accurately a pageant. It appeared to present itself in ...
Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 1:55 am
The First Presbyterian Church at 1220 2nd Street in Santa Monica will hold its Annual Christmas Bazaar this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m....
Posted Oct. 27, 2011, 10:45 pm
Miracle Healing Crusade with international evangelist Wayman Mitchell will take place at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 28, at Santa Monica Civic Auditori...
Posted Oct. 2, 2011, 9:55 am
Interfaith leaders representing Catholics, Jews, Christians, Moslems and others were joined by more than 2,000 ocean-minded people early Sunday mor...
Posted Oct. 2, 2011, 1:29 am
Join HaMercaz and Vista Inspire Program's Nes Gadol this afternoon, Sunday Oct. 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Tashlich: A Jewish Ritual of Renewal fo...
Posted Sep. 28, 2011, 1:35 am
Sundown today, Wednesday, Sept. 28, marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days, also known in Hebrew as Yamin Noraim or “Days of Awe.”
Posted Jun. 6, 2011, 6:02 am
For 125 years, St. Monica Catholic Church has given back to the community. On Saturday, people from around Santa Monica joined together for a speci...
Posted Apr. 17, 2011, 4:30 pm
The evening of April 18 marks the beginning this year of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The eight-day festival commemorates the Hebrews’ liberat...
Posted Feb. 2, 2011, 2:00 am
As we continue through the 21st century, and observe the state of our world, the role of religion becomes increasingly unclear. One might wonder: ...