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(Left) David Bohn, a past president of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica, led a moving tribute to his father, John, who passed away on Oct. 11. (Middle)Laura Avery, who manages the Wednesday Farmers Market on Arizona Avenue, was the main speaker at Friday’s Rotary meeting. (Right) Maddy Tung, her parents, and Samohi wrestling coach Mark Black, were special guests.  When she was an 8th grader at John Adams Middle School, Maddy received the Rotary Club’s Citizenship Award. She is a senior at Samohi now and is a national women’s wrestling champion.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Dedicates Meeting To John Bohn

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:12 am

The Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting stood as a testament to some of the strong, influential relationships that are maintained through the organization, what with the bulk of last Friday’s Oct. 24 meeting dedicated to celebrating the life of John Bohn, who passed away on Oct. 11.

News, Health, Business, Lax

Labor Union Partners With Menzies Aviation Following LAX Death

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 8:56 am

A labor union trying to organize airport ramp and cargo workers announced it is partnering with Menzies Aviation to help the airline contractor improve health and safety conditions for its Los Angeles International Airport employees.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Minimum Wage

Economic Development Committee To Discuss L.A. Minimum Wage Increase

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 8:54 am

A Los Angeles City Council committee today will take up a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $13.25 an hour by 2017, as well as the possibility of increasing it to $15.25 an hour by 2019.

News, Business, West Hollywood

RH West Hollywood Gallery Opens On Melrose

Posted Oct. 26, 2014, 12:07 pm

A furniture and lifestyle goods chain normally found in shopping centers has opened a store in the Los Angeles Design District that is decided different, the firm announced today.

News, Los Angeles, Business

L.A. Minimum Wage Increase To $13.25 By 2017 Needs More Scrutiny, Says Council

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 9:16 am

Five Los Angeles City Council members agreed on Tuesday that Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017 needs more scrutiny.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Orange County Register Names Former Harrah's Exec As Interim Publisher & CEO

Posted Oct. 14, 2014, 9:20 am

Richard Mirman, a former executive at Harrah’s Entertainment in Las Vegas, has been named interim publisher and chief executive of the Orange County Register.

Charles E. Waldman, Linda Gray, and Andy Harmon at the  J.R. Ewing Bourbon launch party in Santa Monica to formally introduce the brand to retailers in Los Angeles.

News, Dining, Business, Santa Monica

J.R. Ewing Bourbon Launch Party Held In Santa Monica

Posted Oct. 13, 2014, 9:47 am

A J.R. Ewing Bourbon launch party at Del Frisco’s Grille in Santa Monica on Wednesday, Oct. 1 was a great success.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Environment, Business, Opinion, California, Columnist

Alas, Plastic Bag; We Knew Ye Well

Posted Oct. 11, 2014, 9:42 am

Maybe at the top here we can agree that there are two general categories of environmental legislation. First, there’s a kind of proper ‘Boy Scout’ action that has a wonderful quality of engaging the public and offering high visibility while it is enforced.

Santa Monica Homeopathic Pharmacy owner Bob Litvak with homeopath Maggi Shanley (left) and manager Kathy Scott.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Homeopathic Pharmacy Celebrates 70th Birthday

Posted Oct. 10, 2014, 9:33 am

Opening its doors in 1944, Santa Monica Homeopathic Pharmacy continues to thrive, putting service and staff at the forefront of their enterprise, and setting the stage for small-business success in the city.

Linda Mirdamadi, MD: Kaiser Permanente West L.A. Medical Center

News, Health, Business, Santa Monica

Up Front With Linda Mirdamadi, MD: Kaiser Permanente West L.A. Medical Center

Posted Oct. 10, 2014, 9:22 am

Dr. Linda Mirdamadi is a board certified physician and partner with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group in the Department of Internal Medicine and Bariatrics.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Santa Monica

L.A. Citywide Minimum Wage May Increase To $13.25 An Hour By 2017

Posted Oct. 8, 2014, 9:02 am

Four members of the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday proposed raising the citywide minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, and exploring the possibility of raising the wage to $15.25 an hour by 2019.

Health, Business, Santa Monica

Curves Santa Monica Supports Breast Cancer Research During October

Posted Oct. 7, 2014, 2:39 pm

Curves fitness center in Santa Monica is offering a way for non-members and members to donate toward breast cancer research or care during the month of October.

News, Los Angeles, Business

L.A. Council Members To Unveil New Minimum Wage Hike Proposal

Posted Oct. 7, 2014, 9:07 am

Four Los Angeles City Council members plan to unveil a proposal today to raise the citywide minimum wage above the current $9 an hour, less than a week after the council agreed to boost the minimum wage for workers at large non-union Los Angeles hotels to $15.37 an hour.

Jeffrey Condon, of law firm Condon and Condon, has published the second revised edition of his book, Beyond the Grave.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Author

Santa Monica Attorney Publishes Revised Version Of Estate Planning Book

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:09 am

Beyond the Grave, by author, Santa Monica native and attorney Jeffrey Condon of Condon and Condon, lays out tips for making wills and living trusts, as well as telling stories about what happens when money is divided up between surviving relatives.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Community Operation Tests Whether Santa Monica Alcohol Outlets Card

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:44 am

The Westside Impact Project has announced the results of its second “Recognition and Reminder” operation, during which four out of 12 Santa Monica alcohol outlets failed to ask for identification when a young-looking decoy tried to buy alcohol.

Pet owners now have an alternative to burial or cremation: alkaline hydrolysis, an eco-friendly practice.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Pets

Aquamation Dignifies Pets With An Eco-Friendly Alternative To Cremation

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:14 am

The term alkaline hydrolysis is far from being a household name, but Aquamation – as the process is branded and colloquially known – is a word that could soon hold relevance for pet owners and veterinarians in the Santa Monica area.

Mirror Media Group owner, T.J. Montemer gives the kids the inside scoop.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Young Reporters Get Up Close And Personal With Local Media

Posted Sep. 26, 2014, 6:00 am

The Mirror Media Group this week hosted a talented group of young journalists, eager to learn more about the role that local media plays in the community.

News, Santa Monica Place, Business, Santa Monica

UNIQLO To Open Permanent Retail Store At Santa Monica Place In Spring 2015

Posted Sep. 25, 2014, 9:20 am

Global clothing retailer UNIQLO has announced it will open a permanent store at Santa Monica Place in the spring of 2015. The store will house the brand's full assortment of high-quality, functional apparel for people of all ages.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Hotels

L.A. City Council Tentatively Boosts Minimum Wage To $15.37 At Big Hotels

Posted Sep. 25, 2014, 8:30 am

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday tentatively approved a $15.37-per-hour minimum wage for workers at large hotels in Los Angeles.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Register Prints Final Edition After Just Five Months

Posted Sep. 23, 2014, 7:32 am

The Los Angeles Register has ceased publication, slightly more than five months after making its debut, it was reported today.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Ovation Taps Santa Monica Resident Jodi Lipe As SVP Of Marketing

Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 9:23 am

Branding and marketing professional Jodi Lipe has been appointed senior vice president of marketing for Ovation, America’s only Arts Network.

Minnie T’s features independent style, all natural fibers and artistic construction, and is a magnet for stylists and celebrities.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Minnie T’s Relocates From Venice To Ocean Park Boulevard

Posted Sep. 16, 2014, 9:02 am

Minnie T’s has been a retail go-to for Venice locals and visitors since 2001 at 1355 Abbot Kinney Boulevard. It recently moved out of its tiny shop and into Santa Monica at 1624 Ocean Park Boulevard.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Callahan’s Diner Building Sold To LGO Hospitality

Posted Sep. 9, 2014, 9:50 am

The building that has housed Callahan’s Diner and Vienna Pastry in Santa Monica since 1946 has been sold.

Dee Menzies, of Carlthorp School, is one of the 2014 Inspirational Heroes.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce To Honor Heroes Sept. 11

Posted Sep. 5, 2014, 9:08 am

The Santa Monica business community will come together at the New Roads School’s Ann and Jerry Moss Theater this Thursday, Sept. 11 for one of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s signature annual events – the New Heroes Celebration.

Santa Monica mom Erika Kerekes developed a line of “Not Ketchup” sauces after going on a cherry picking pilgrimage to Leona Valley.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Not Ketchup - A Business Born In A Santa Monica Kitchen

Posted Sep. 3, 2014, 9:19 am

It looks like any other garage on the street, but open the garage door of a certain house on Sunset Avenue and you don’t find the usual Prius, but cartons and cartons of fresh Not Ketchup Sauce that mark the start of a budding business.

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