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A new website called Little Quest helps parents find productive activities for their children over summer.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Youth, Summer

New Website Helps Parents Find Local Summer Activities For Children

Posted Apr. 17, 2014, 8:07 am

With the summer season coming up, parents will be inevitably facing a search for productive activities for their children. A convenient medium has emerged thanks to a couple of Santa Monica entrepreneurs who have come up with a way to assist in the search for youth summertime activities.

News, Santa Monica, Technology, Youth

Santa Monica Youth Tech Program Earns Elite Recognition

Posted Apr. 10, 2014, 9:01 am

Santa Monica’s Youth Tech Program ranked 54th on this year’s InformationWeek Elite 100 — a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S., the City of Santa Monica announced Monday.

Jazz For KidsSaturday, March 29The Broad Stage 1310 11th Street

Seven Days, Broad Stage, Santa Monica, Youth

What's Hot: The Broad Stage Presents Free “Jazz For Kids” This Saturday

Posted Mar. 28, 2014, 8:46 am

The Broad Stage presents “Jazz for Kids” at 11 am and 1 pm this Saturday. The event features an interactive performance and session with local jazz musicians as children get an up-close look at jazz music.

Environment, Santa Monica, Education, Youth

McKinley Elementary Named A Finalist In LA Trash-Free Lunch Challenge

Posted Mar. 27, 2014, 8:35 am

McKinley Elementary in Santa Monica has been named a finalist in L.A. County’s third annual Trash-Free Lunch Challenge.

News, Santa Monica, Youth, Non Profits

Applications Open For Rotary Club Of Santa Monica Community, Youth Grants

Posted Mar. 19, 2014, 9:12 am

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is currently accepting applications for its Community and Youth Grants program from non-profit organizations that serve the Santa Monica area and address the needs of those less fortunate in our community.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Santa Monica celebrates its grand opening as CHLA physicians and hospital officials mark the occasion with leaders from the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce. From left: Neurologist Kiarash Sadrieh, MD; chamber board member Jeffrey Jarow; chamber CFO, Richard E. Lawrence; CHLA care center administrator Kelly Reynolds; chamber CEO Laurel Rosen; chamber member Michael Lynn; CHLA CEO Richard Cordova; CHLA Board of Trustees Co-Chair Cathy Siegel Weiss; CHLA Senior Vice Chair, Pediatrics Robert Adler, MD; Plastic Surgeon Mark Urata, MD, division chief of Plastic Surgery; Medical Geneticist Linda Randolph, MD, division chief, Medical Genetics; MD; chamber member David Woodbury.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Youth

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Hosts Opening Celebration In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 15, 2014, 9:02 am

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles celebrated the grand opening of its new outpatient care center in Santa Monica with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, marking the creation of CHLA’s fourth outpatient care center since 2010.

Sam Youngs from Troop 67 has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

News, Santa Monica, Youth

Meet Santa Monica’s Newest Eagle Scout: Sam Youngs

Posted Feb. 1, 2014, 10:22 am

After four years working to complete the requirements, Sam Youngs from Troop 67 has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Nationally, fewer than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts attain this rank.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Youth

Grammy Children’s Family Concert Set For 
Saturday In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 23, 2014, 8:32 am

The Children’s Recording Arts Alliance will host the fifth annual family concert featuring all five of this year’s children’s album Grammy Award nominees (Beth Nielsen Chapman, Jennifer Gasoi, Elizabeth Mitchell, Alastair Moock and Justin Roberts), this Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 am.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Youth

Make Magic Come Alive At Santa Monica Playhouse This Saturday

Posted Dec. 20, 2013, 9:28 am

Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre presents “Enchanted Fairytale Interactive Holiday Theatre” only one more time this year – Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10:30 am to noon.

“Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party” is back for the holidays at Santa Monica Playhouse.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Youth

Santa Monica Playhouse Presents “Alice And The Wonderful Tea Party”

Posted Nov. 28, 2013, 9:07 am

Santa Monica Playhouse has welcomed the return of the original Chris DeCarlo and Evelyn Rudie musical comedy “Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party” as its 2013 holiday family theatre musical offering weekends through Dec. 15.

Gift cards valued at $100 were purchased by The Salvation Army for youth to buy winter clothes and shoes.

News, Santa Monica, Youth, Non Profits

Salvation Army Santa Monica Rewards Deserving Children With Sears Shopping Spree

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, 9:09 am

The holidays came early for 105 boys and girls between the ages of five and 12 last Tuesday morning as they were set loose inside the Sears store at 302 Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica to select coats, sweaters, shoes and other winter-time necessities, just in time for the holiday season.

Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre Youth Education/Entertainment Series presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” through Dec. 14.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Youth

What's Hot: Morgan-Wixson Fundraiser Saturday For Youth Scholarship Fund

Posted Nov. 22, 2013, 6:51 am

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre is hosting one special charity performance of “Beauty and the Beast” to raise funds for the Dylan David Scholarship Fund for Young Actors on Saturday at 8 pm.

TEDxYouth@SantaMonica partners with Santa Monica High School to curate a TED-like experience for the high school students of the City of Santa Monica and surrounding community.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Youth

Last Chance To Buy TEDx Santa Monica Tickets For Saturday Afternoon

Posted Nov. 15, 2013, 9:07 am

Santa Monica High School will partner with TEDxYouth@SantaMonica to curate a TED-like experience for high school students from 12-5 pm this Saturday.

Yolanda Quiroz Soto discusses Saturday's TEDxYouth event at Samohi.

Samohi, Santa Monica, Youth, In The Chair

In The Chair With Brenton Garen: TEDx Co-Organizer Yolanda Quiroz Soto

Posted Nov. 13, 2013, 8:59 am

In this week's episode of "In The Chair," Santa Monica Mirror Editor-In-Chief Brenton Garen interviews Yolanda Quiroz Soto, one of the co-organizers of the TEDxYouth@SantaMonica event this Saturday at Santa Monica High School.

TEDxYouth@SantaMonica partners with Santa Monica High School to curate a TED-like experience for the high school students of the City of Santa Monica and surrounding community.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica, Youth

TEDxYouth@SantaMonica Co-Organizer Yolanda Quiroz Soto Explains Saturday Event

Posted Nov. 12, 2013, 8:55 am

Once a year, TEDxYouth@SantaMonica partners with Santa Monica High School to curate a TED-like experience for the high school students of the City of Santa Monica and surrounding community.

Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre Youth Education/Entertainment Series presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” through Dec. 14.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Youth

Morgan-Wixson Theater Presents Disney’s "Beauty & The Beast Jr."

Posted Nov. 8, 2013, 9:08 am

Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre this Saturday through Dec. 14.

Choice Group Inc. founder Dana Hammond will host his “Dream Big” fundraiser Oct. 24 at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica to raise funds for its New Media Arts Development Program that benefits at-risk, foster youth.

News, Santa Monica, Youth

“Dream Big” Fundraiser Gala In Santa Monica To Benefit At-Risk, Foster Youth

Posted Oct. 21, 2013, 7:37 am

It started with a pair of sticks. At nine years old Dana Hammond, growing up in Inglewood, could barely pay for the bus to go to school. His mother was a functional addict, and he wound up in the foster care system. Then his gift as a drummer was noticed and he was playing in church before a thousand people. He was paid a hundred dollars a week.

Dodgers legend Billy Ashley on Wednesday with several of the club members.

News, Baseball, Santa Monica, Boys And Girls Club, Youth

Santa Monica Boys & Girls Clubs Members Play Ball At Dodger Stadium

Posted Aug. 23, 2013, 9:04 am

About 100 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica and Long Beach converged at Dodger Stadium Wednesday morning for a youth baseball clinic hosted by Bank of America and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Chinese study abroad students conduct research on cigarette butt pollution in residential, boardwalk, and sandy beach areas of Santa Monica.

News, Environment, Beach, Santa Monica, Youth

Chinese Students Investigate Cigarette Butt Pollution In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 14, 2013, 9:21 am

Eight students from Beijing, China investigated cigarette butt pollution in Santa Monica over two days on August 4 and 5.

The 9th Annual PALpalooza was held at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier on July 31.

News, Santa Monica, Pier, Youth, Non Profits

Pacific Park Hosts More Than 500 Kids At 9th Annual PALpalooza

Posted Aug. 8, 2013, 8:36 am

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosted the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) with more than 500 kids and more than seven California Police Activities League (CAL-PAL) chapters for the 9th Annual PALpalooza on July 31.

The Star Wars X-wing starfighter is on display at Legoland California through the end of the year. It is the largest Lego model in the world.

California, Travel, Santa Monica, Youth

X-Wing Jets Into New Home At Legoland California Through End Of Year

Posted Aug. 1, 2013, 8:42 am

Legoland, which is home to more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions, has a new claim to fame: it has the world’s largest Lego model on display – the Star Wars X-wing starfighter.

News, Santa Monica, Boys And Girls Club, Youth

MLB Helps Boys & Girls Clubs Of Santa Monica Youth Lead Healthy Lifestyles

Posted Jul. 23, 2013, 9:00 am

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica’s Mar Vista Gardens Branch's Jack and Cindy Jones Youth Center has been selected to participate in the Major League Baseball (MLB) “Wanna Play?” program in an effort to improve the overall fitness of youth.

The shade sails are reminiscent of those at Pacific Ocean Park, the amusement park that used to be at the south end of Santa Monica Beach.

Opinion, Parks, Santa Monica, Columnist, Youth

Captains Of The Ship: South Beach Park Playground Reopens Saturday

Posted Jul. 12, 2013, 9:17 am

Have you seen the blue shade “sails” at the southern end of Santa Monica Beach and wondered what was happening? What you are looking at is the shade structure for South Beach Park, a playground specifically designed to be universally accessible to children of all physical ability levels.

Santa Monica’s Anya Fitzpatrick will perform in the fourth and final act of the American Ballet Theatre’s performances of “Le Corsaire” this weekend.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Youth, Ballet

Santa Monica Teen To Dance In American Ballet Theatre's "Le Corsaire"

Posted Jul. 8, 2013, 9:09 am

Santa Monica teen Anya Fitzpatrick has been selected to dance in the American Ballet Theatre’s upcoming performances of “Le Corsaire” this weekend in downtown Los Angeles.

News, Santa Monica, Youth

Universally Accessible Playground To Open Saturday In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 7, 2013, 9:06 am

Santa Monica’s first Universally Accessible Playground is set to open next Saturday, July 13.

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