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Oscar Wilde Awards

Santa Monica Beat

LOBSTER TRIVIA: See the answer to how many tourists visit Santa Monica annually.

Santa Monica Beat

This week, Paul Sand founder of the West End Theatre stops by to discuss the opening of the new theatre on the Santa Monica Pier.

Santa Monica Beat

Santa Monica celebrated Small Business Day on Saturday with over 15 local merchants participating on Pico Boulevard.

Marsha

News, New

City Attorney Marsha Moutrie Announces End-of-Year Retirement

Posted Sep. 23, 2016, 2:23 pm

Santa Monica City Attorney Marsha Moutrie publically announced that she will be retiring at the end of the year.

Rinde Eckert

News, Santa Monica, Thigs To Do

Beach = Culture Series Presents Rinde Eckert

Posted Sep. 23, 2016, 11:39 am

The Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Santa Monica, as part of its Beach = Culture series, will present a pop-up concert with Rinde Eckert on Tuesday, September 27, at the Annenberg Community Beach House at 6:30 p.m.

Tom Hanks, Smokey Robinson and Ben Donenberg at the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles 26th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit on September 19, at the Freud Playhouse on the UCLA Campus.

Shakespeare Center of L.A. Celebrates with 26th Annual Show

Posted Sep. 23, 2016, 11:30 am

Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks hosted the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles 26th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit on September 19, at the Freud Playhouse on the UCLA Campus.

Members of various classes from the 1970s were there to show support.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Samohi Celebrates!

Posted Sep. 23, 2016, 11:20 am

In honor of the 125th anniversary of Santa Monica High School, alumni from all past graduating classes were invited to gather in Samohi’s quad for an afternoon of food and school spirit last Saturday.

Former Santa Monica Director of Transportation John Catoe

Hall of Fame for Catoe

Posted Sep. 23, 2016, 11:07 am

Former Santa Monica Director of Transportation John Catoe was inducted into the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Hall of Fame during the trade industry’s annual conference on September 12. Catoe was one of five public transportation officials from around the country whose lifetime of service to the industry was recognized during a special ceremony at the JW Marriott.

Thane Roberts for SMa.r.t. Santa Monica Architects for a Responsible Tomorrow.Thane Roberts AIA, Architect, Robert H. Taylor AIA, Mario Fonda-Bonardi AIA Planning Commission, Daniel Jansenson Architect, Samuel Tolkin AIA, Phil Brock, Santa Monica Arts Commission.

News, Santa Monica, Sma.r.t

Opinion: SM.a.r.t. Clueless In Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 23, 2016, 10:45 am

SM.a.r.t has been watching closely both sides of Measure LV, which is on the November ballot in Santa Monica. The majority of “vested interests” in Santa Monica have uniformly decided to oppose the measure, including an organization entitled Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE.)

A bicycle Lane traffic light.

News, Smpd, Bike

SMPD to Hold Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Friday

Posted Sep. 22, 2016, 1:29 pm

The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation Friday with focused enforcement efforts on primary collision factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

BOYB

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Brock on Your Block: At the Samohi Annual All-Class Picnic

Posted Sep. 22, 2016, 1:22 pm

Phil joins hundreds of Santa Monica High School grads in celebrating 125 years of Samohi at the Annual All-Class Picnic presented by the Samohi Alumni Association last Saturday...

Port Chicago

News, Things To Do

Port Chicago 50 in Santa Monica

Posted Sep. 22, 2016, 12:35 pm

Port Chicago is a must see for everyone! Not only will it be a weekend of historical enlightenment but also a special time of entertainment on the anniversary of the event.

Fall Festival

News, Santa Monica

The Annual Fall Festival at Virginia Avenue Park is October 1st

Posted Sep. 22, 2016, 12:15 pm

The City of Santa Monica’s Annual Fall Festival at Virginia Avenue Park is only ten days away! Come out and enjoy fall festivities at one of your favorite parks with live music and dancing, tons of activities hosted by community organizations, and the traditional hay bale maze!

Pico Fitness Crawl

News, Santa Monica, Pico

Santa Monica’s Pico Blvd. to host LA’s first “Fitness Crawl”

Posted Sep. 21, 2016, 12:42 pm

The Pico Improvement Organization is producing the first Fitness Crawl in the LA area. Sixteen fitness businesses along 2.5 miles of Santa Monica’s Pico Blvd. will hold 10-minute workouts, every 20 minutes on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 8AM – 11AM. All Crawlers will receive a free gift bag and giveaways. Tickets are $5.

Samohi Orchestra

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

Magical Music of Disney by the Samohi Orchestras

Posted Sep. 21, 2016, 11:46 am

As a reprise to last year's widely successful fall musical extravaganza, the Samohi Orchestra's will once again present the Magical Music of Disney on Friday, October 7, 2016.

Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter

Interested in Becoming a Board Member with Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter?

Posted Sep. 21, 2016, 11:15 am

The Santa Monica Animal Shelter has extended the application period for community members interested in becoming a board member for Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter to October 7, 2016. The Shelter is seeking community members interested in serving as an inaugural board member to the Friends of the Santa Monica Animal Shelter, a non-profit organization created to assist city staff.

Joseph Cevetello

City of Santa Monica Selects Joseph Cevetello as New Chief Information Officer

Posted Sep. 20, 2016, 5:35 pm

City Manager Rick Cole has selected Joseph Cevetello to join his executive team as Chief Information Officer. Mr. Cevetello was selected from over 260 applicants in a national search, and comes to the City of Santa Monica with over 20 years of experience in research, creation, and implementation of technology, outreach, and learning.

John Catoe

News, Santa Monica

Former Santa Monica Transportation Director inducted into Transportation Association’s Hall of Fame

Posted Sep. 20, 2016, 9:48 am

Former Santa Monica Director of Transportation John Catoe was inducted into the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Hall of Fame during the trade industry’s annual conference on September 12. Catoe was one of five public transportation officials from around the country whose lifetime of service to the industry was recognized during a special ceremony at the JW Marriott.

Solar Powered Light Show

The Bay Foundation's 2nd Annual Coastal Connections Event Celebrates the Coast at Pacific Park, Sept. 22, 2016

Posted Sep. 19, 2016, 4:44 pm

(TBF) will host its 2nd Annual Coastal Connections fundraiser at a customized venue in Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. The family-friendly-event will celebrate everyone’s connections with the coast, along with TBF’s recent accomplishments and upcoming projects. This event will feature a delicious buffet and bar, entertainment, passes for all the rides and games, and more! Tickets are on sale now, please visit www.santamonicabay.org

NEWS-BERGAMOT91616B

News, Santa Monica, Things To Do, Things

Fall Art at Bergamot (VIDEO)

Posted Sep. 19, 2016, 12:30 pm

Almost half of the 40+ galleries that make up the Bergamot Station complex are showcasing new works. The Ruth Bachofner Gallery, which opened 30 years ago and has been located at Bergamot Station since 1998, premiered new exhibits by artists Trang T. Lê and Trygve Faste.

police

News, Santa Monica, Police

A.P.B

Posted Sep. 18, 2016, 12:51 pm

Broken Rules Britannia. On Sunday, September 4, at 12:20 p.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to The Britannia (a British themed pub and restaurant), located at 318 Santa Monica Boulevard, in order to investigate a report of vandalism.

NEWS-BERGAMOT91616

News, Santa Monica, Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air at Bergamot

Posted Sep. 18, 2016, 12:48 pm

Last Saturday, almost half of the 40+ galleries that make up the Bergamot Station complex began showcasing new works. The Ruth Bachofner Gallery, which opened 30 years ago and has been located at Bergamot Station since 1998, premiered new exhibits by artists Trang T. Lê and Trygve Faste.

NEWS-CROATIA91616C

News, Santa Monica, Beauty

Travel: Sanctuaries of Beauty, Grace and Rejuvenation

Posted Sep. 18, 2016, 12:41 pm

Part 1 Recap: The initial installment of my two-part feature on Losinj, a magical island that’s part of Croatia, explored some of the state-of-the-art hotels, including the five-star Bellevue Hotel as well as some of the boutique hotels including Villa Hortensia, Villa Augusta and the gorgeous Hotel Alhambra.

NEWS-CROSSWALK91616B

News, Santa Monica, Colorful

Colorful Crosswalks and Culture Prize Joy

Posted Sep. 18, 2016, 12:37 pm

Creativity and community culture efforts took center stage Wednesday as Santa Monica City showed off a double-whammy of success in front of a small crowd gathered on the intersection of Arizona and 2nd.

NEWS-MOVIE-INDIG91616

News, Santa Monica, Indignation

“Indignation” Provokes Thought

Posted Sep. 18, 2016, 12:30 pm

“Indignation,” a movie set in the early 1950s and based on a novel by Philip Roth, centers on the sexual awakening of a working class freshman college student named Marcus Messner, who has high intellect, but little experience with female relationships. Logan Lerman plays the young man, one of the few Jewish students at a Midwestern Christian school. By enrolling in college, Messner was able to get out of serving in the Korean War. The film explores his adjustment to campus life and courtship of an attractive coed named Olivia Hutton, played by Sarah Gadon. Hutton has emotional and psychological issues, which she tries to hide from Messner at first, for fear that he will reject her.

NEWS-METRO91616B

News, Santa Monica, Metro

Seventy Percent of Passengers on the Metro Expo Line are New Riders

Posted Sep. 18, 2016, 12:26 pm

A new survey conducted by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) found that 70 percent of those using the Expo Line to Santa Monica are new riders and of those new riders 44 percent used to drive and 23 percent used to take the bus.

News, Santa Monica, Autumn

Bring Autumn Colors to Spiced Sweets

Posted Sep. 18, 2016, 12:14 pm

Cooler temperatures, beautiful changing leaves and the familiar scent of pumpkin pie spice are all signs of fall. Whether you’re hosting a pumpkin carving party or decorating sweet treats with family, celebrate the season with maple-flavored leaf-shaped cookies, pumpkin patch cupcakes and hot apple cider.

women Warriors

News, Santa Monica, Women Warriors

Women Warriors

Posted Sep. 18, 2016, 11:59 am

Contagious energy and enthusiasm filled the large 1st floor south room of the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in West Los Angeles on Friday, September 9. Women veterans from all the armed services were celebrating being together.

 the Bay

News, Santa Moncia, Coastal Cleanup Day

Heal the Bay Leads Busy Week Up To Coastal Cleanup Day

Posted Sep. 18, 2016, 11:10 am

Heal the Bay’s next Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 17, will coincide with the largest volunteer day on the planet that takes place every third Saturday of every September.