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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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,”
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?
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.
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.
Posted Aug. 19, 2016, 11:42 am
Patrick Graham Exhibition Gallery Walkthrough Saturday August 20.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.