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News, Santa Monica, Kidney Walk, The Recording Academy

2016 Los Angeles Kidney Walk, August 28, 2016

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 2:17 pm

You are invited to an informative presentation and lunch to help kickoff the 2016 Los Angeles Kidney Walk Sunday, August 28, 2016 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. The Recording Academy 3030 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404 Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Preservation Design Award

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Conservancy

Santa Monica Conservancy Celebrates Milestones: 1000th Visitor & Preservation Design Award

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 12:08 pm

Last week the Santa Monica Conservancy welcomed its 1000th and 1001st visitors, Mike and Megan Lampkin of Santa Monica, to its Preservation Resource Center in Ocean Park. The Lampkins are originally from the Bay area, and although they are neighbors and have walked the neighborhood many times, this was their first visit to the Shotgun House. The couple was presented with a book about shotgun houses.

One of the kittens up for adoption at Santa Monica Animal Shelter.

News, Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Animal Shelter Announces New Non-Profit

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:58 am

The Santa Monica Animal Shelter is proud to announce the establishment of Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter, a nonprofit organization created to assist city staff. The Shelter is seeking community members interested in participating as an inaugural board member with the non-profit organization.

ben allen

News, Santa Monica, Ben Allen

New Elections Model Passes State Assembly

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:48 am

Legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) that will transform the way elections are conducted in California passed the state Assembly today on a vote of 42 - 28. “Our current system of limiting voters to one polling location on a single day has failed. It is time to implement a new voting model that allows people to vote conveniently, close to where they work, shop and congregate,” Senator Allen said.

Ted Lieu

News, Santa Monica, Ted Lieu

Congressman Lieu Statement On City Of Santa Monica Resolution To Close Santa Monica Airport

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:45 am

Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in response to the Santa Monica City Council’s adoption of a resolution to close the Santa Monica Airport as soon as legally permitted. The resolution also calls for the adoption of a policy to establish exclusive public proprietary Fixed Based Operations (FBO) Services. The measure was passed by the City Council on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.


News, Santa Monica, Smpd

Body Worn Camera Pilot Program

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:21 am

The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is implementing a Body Worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Program. Beginning September 12, 2016 select uniformed police officers and civilian personnel will be outfitted with these cameras. The introduction of BWC technology will assist the Police Department in collecting documentary evidence for criminal investigations and administrative investigations while enabling the Department to identify areas for growth and improvement, and commendatory actions. The SMPD is working with researchers from California State University (CSU) Fullerton to gather and study data collected over the course of this 6-month pilot program.

Latest Santa Monica Airport news.

News, Santa Monica, Airport

Santa Monica City Council Votes to Close Airport

Posted Aug. 24, 2016, 11:04 am

Santa Monica City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday evening calling for the closure of the Airport as soon as legally permitted, with the goal of closure on or before July 1, 2018. The Council directed the City Manager to implement a series of measures intended to reduce the adverse environmental impacts of the Airport until operations permanently cease.

News, Santa Monica, Arts, Nea

"Because It Has a Peel” by Artist Joy Taylor: Fifth Installment in Bergamot

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 3:12 pm

The City of Santa Monica, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town creative placemaking program and the Craig Krull Gallery, has announced the opening of Because It Has a Peel, a temporary sculpture installation at Bergamot Station Arts Center by New York-based artist Joy Taylor.

Paul Finkel

News, Music, New West Symphony, Paul Finkel

New West Symphony Re-elects Paul Finkel as Chair

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 11:50 am

The New West Symphony has announced the re-election of Dr. Paul Finkel as Chairman of its Board of Directors for a second two-year term. Dr. Finkel has served on the Board for seven years and was re-elected Chair at the Symphony’s Annual Meeting held this month

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Santa Monica, Motorcycle Safety

Fatal Collision Friday, SMPD Call for Witnesses

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 10:58 am

On August 19, 2016 at approximately 11:38 p.m., SMPD received multiple calls of a traffic collision in the 1500 block of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Officers responded to the location and discovered a motorcycle, occupied with two riders, collided with a vehicle. SMPD is now calling for witnesses to come forward.


News, Ucla, Santa Monica, Things To Do

UCLA Announces 2016 Season of Performing Arts

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 10:44 am

The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) has just announced the schedule of events for its 2015-2016 season, which begins on Thursday September 15th with a performance by luminary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.

Dr Matsuda

News, Santa Monica, Dr.mao

Dr. Mao's Wellness Living

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 7:56 am

Special to the Mirror The key to longevity and happiness in your life is managing your stress. Although busy schedules, tough economic times and holidays on the horizon can make it difficult to find time for relaxation, stress is often known as “the silent killer” and is the root of many illnesses, from high blood pressure and insomnia to cancer and depression.

The presentation will be at the Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St. in Santa Monica. The YMCA will provide free supervised child activities during this seminar for adults. For more information, please call 800.516.5323 or email

News, Sports, Santa Monica, Ucla Medical Center

Free Community Lecture on School Sports Injuries

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 7:46 am

Back to school means back to sports – and the risk of injury that comes with them. “Being aware of the injury potential of your sport and proactively seeking ways to prevent such injuries is critical,” says Dr. Jennifer Beck, a pediatric sports medicine physician at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

Latest Santa Monica Police Department news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica

APB - The Latest News from SMPD

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 7:34 am

Zip It Up! This story began on Monday, August 8 when at about 8 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department received a call in order to investigate some concerns that some individuals had about their roommate

Caffe Luxxe Turns 10

News, Santa Monica, Caffe Luxxe

The Perfect Blend

Posted Aug. 22, 2016, 6:40 am

Santa Monica’s Caffe Luxxe recently hosted a celebration of its 10th anniversary, giving out free drinks to customers, and hosting a photo exhibit as part of Montana Avenue Art Walk. “We really attempted to showcase our love for our community as best as we can, by featuring art that would not normally be accessible to the general public and showing it in a casual everyday space,”


News, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, Twilight Concert Series

Let Us Gather for Music at the Pier

Posted Aug. 19, 2016, 11:54 am

A recent article in the Mirror highlighted the fact that it costs an estimated $50,000 a show to put on the free Summer Twilight Concert series at the Santa Monica Pier. In considering that overhead, the inevitable question arose: Is it worth it?


News, Santa Monica, Architecture, Architectural Culture

SM.a.r.t.: Reclaiming Our Civic & Architectural Culture

Posted Aug. 19, 2016, 11:47 am

Both our country and city are at crossroads. Both are also facing similar challenges. Locally, our Santa Monica environment is changing rapidly before our eyes. As we approach elections, we are spending a considerable amount of time considering divergent points of view. During this time, I invariably come back to a basic thesis – allowing for growth without compromising quality of life. In this regard, residents have always been the gatekeepers of our community when they’ve had a voice.


News, Santa Monica, Candy

Going Gummy for Sweet Sugar

Posted Aug. 19, 2016, 11:43 am

This past Saturday, Third Street Promenade sweets store It’sugar gave out a milkshake created in collaboration with New York burger and beer restaurant Black Tap to eager Santa Monica locals. Black Tap famously serves extravagant milkshakes, filled well past their brim with sweet ingredients. Their collaboration with It’ sugar, called the It’ sugar XL Gummy Shake by Black Tap, includes a large gummy bear and larger gummy pinwheel as a backdrop, and a whipped cream and marshmallow topping, with a vanilla milkshake as its base.

Gallery Walkthrough

News, Bergamot Station, Art, Things To Do, Santa Monica

Patrick Graham Exhibition Gallery Walkthrough Saturday

Posted Aug. 19, 2016, 11:42 am

Patrick Graham Exhibition Gallery Walkthrough Saturday August 20.

The Downtown Community Plan broken down into slides displayed at the Woman’s Club’s entrance.

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club

Downtown Discussions

Posted Aug. 19, 2016, 11:40 am

Members of Santa Monica City Council, City staff, and the greater Santa Monica community gathered at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club on 4th Street Saturday to discuss ways in which Santa Monica’s downtown could be both preserved and bettered to best serve its current and future residents.


News, Santa Monica, Water, Boyb, Phil

BOYB: Phil Meets with Gil Borboa, Santa Monica's Water Resources Manager

Posted Aug. 19, 2016, 11:35 am

Phil meets with Gil Borboa, Santa Monica's Water Resources Manager, to learn more about Santa Monica's high quality water, our conservation efforts and a plan for the city to have a self-sufficient water supply by 2020.

Dr Matsuda

News, Santa Monica, Disc, Hip Injuries

Hip Youngsters Handicapped by Hip Injuries (VIDEO)

Posted Aug. 19, 2016, 11:30 am

Not long ago, when people thought of hip surgery, they would associate it with the elderly man next door who had a hip replacement or the old lady that fell, broke her hip, and had to have it “fixed.” Now, we’re reading about young star athletes getting hip arthroscopic surgery. What gives?

Litter collected daily by early-morning beach goers.

News, Santa Monica, Pollution, Trash

Trash Talk

Posted Aug. 19, 2016, 11:27 am

Morning walks by the shoreline on Santa Monica’s beaches have become far from pristine of late, with joggers dodging glass bottles, empty beer cans, and an increasing array of plastic trash.

California Incline

News, Santa Monica

New California Incline Pays Homage to the Past, Ready for the Future

Posted Aug. 18, 2016, 12:43 pm

The historic California Incline is set to reopen on Thursday, September 1 after 17 months of reconstruction. The now seismically upgraded and stronger bridge boasts a 16-foot-wide separated shared pedestrian/bicycle path, a reflection of Santa Monica’s commitment to multi-modal living.

Classic Car Show

News, Santa Monica, Classic Car Show

Westside Unity Classic Car Show, Saturday Aug 20

Posted Aug. 18, 2016, 12:33 pm

Pico Youth & Family Center in partnership with West Los the Documentary are hosting the first Westside Unity Classic Car Show in Santa Monica to raise funds for youth services and events that promote Chicano/Latino culture. The car show will be held on Saturday, August 20th from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Will Rogers Elementary School in Santa Monica.

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