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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.

The first person to walk into the new Dunkin’ Donuts at 5 am on Tuesday will receive free coffee for a year.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Dunkin’ Donuts Opens In Santa Monica On Tuesday

Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:12 am

Some economists would tell you there is no such thing as a free lunch. Surely economists would apply the same academic rule to a free cup of coffee. Still, the first person to walk into Dunkin’ Donuts’ newest location in Santa Monica will receive free coffee for an entire 12 months. Whoever this person is would definitely accept the free coffee offer without giving second thought to its “economic cost.”

News, Business, Santa Monica

New Chase Manager Named For 226 26th Street Branch In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:26 am

Chase has named Sergio S. Salup manager of its Santa Monica branch, located at 226 26th Street. In this role, Salup will be responsible for the daily operation of the branch and lead a team of 11.

Sets are custom sunglasses with interchangeable arms.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Fashion

Santa Monica-Based "Sets" Sunglasses Allow For Interchangeability Of Sides

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:17 am

A Santa Monica-based company is hoping to help people be more fashionable through its polarized, wayfarer-style sunglasses that incorporate a unique hinge design that allows for easy interchangeability of the sides.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Santa Monica

Garcetti To Announce $13.25 Minimum Wage Plan At Labor Day Rally

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:07 am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to announce his proposal to raise the Los Angeles minimum wage to $13.25 an hour during a Labor Day rally in South Los Angeles.

The new Starbucks at the corner of Main Street and Olympic Boulevard, part of The Village, has been granted a permit to serve beer and wine as part of its “Starbucks Evenings” concept.

News, Planning Commission, Business, Santa Monica

Starbucks Next To Tongva Park Permitted To Serve Beer, Wine

Posted Aug. 29, 2014, 8:52 am

The sign on the building’s façade might read “Starbucks Coffee,” but the Seattle-based chain sporting a mermaid for a logo gained support for a conditional use permit (CUP) by the Santa Monica Planning Commission on Wednesday to serve beer and wine at one of its newest locations across the street from City Hall.

PV Guru's President and co-founder Michael Lackna.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Solar Company Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition

Posted Aug. 27, 2014, 9:25 am

Santa Monica-based PV Guru Inc., a full-service solar and electric company, has announced that President and co-founder Michael Lackna has earned the industry’s leading recognition of expertise as a certified installer of photovoltaic electric systems from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

A new iPhone app and website called RadPad combines the best of Instagram and Craiglist functions to connect landlords and prospective renters across Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Santa Monica-Based RadPad Raises $2M In Capital After Declining Acquisition Offers

Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:38 am

Santa Monica-based RadPad, a mobile rental marketplace in Los Angeles, has announced an additional $2 million in capital through new and existing investors, after rejecting two recent acquisition offers.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Technology Company CallFire Provides Emergency, Weather Alerts

Posted Aug. 16, 2014, 2:55 pm

Santa Monica-based CallFire, a text and voice platform that simplifies telephone messaging, acts a liaison between businesses and customers by offering products like business text messaging, voice broadcasting, toll-free numbers, local phone numbers, call tracking, and power dialing for agents.

The new store is located on the second level of Santa Monica Place.

News, Santa Monica Place, Business, Santa Monica

Briggs & Riley Arrives At Santa Monica Place

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, 8:59 am

Everyone has that one friend he or she turns to when a trusted opinion is needed to assist with something. It could be grand and abstract like love, or simple and concrete like luggage. These friends are essential – and Briggs & Riley is just that friend.

In Santa Monica, CLUE-LA has been an advocate for three ongoing citywide campaigns categorized into the hospitality industry, car wash industry, and ironworker industry.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Religion

CLUE-LA Mobilizes Local Faith Community For Justice In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 11, 2014, 9:08 am

The issues of income levels and employee rights have been relevant for decades in the United States – and an ongoing hot topic of conversation in Santa Monica.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Underground Vault Explosion Causes Santa Monica Power Outage

Posted Aug. 4, 2014, 9:02 am

Southern California Edison today restored power to more than 900 Santa Monica customers after a power surge set off an explosion in an underground vault, triggering an outage.

From left: Ronald Cohen (UCP), Kathy Mondotte (wheelchair solutions), and Denis Karpeles (wheelchair solutions).

News, Business, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Wheelchair Solutions Donate Products To Santa Monica United Cerebral Palsy Clients

Posted Aug. 1, 2014, 9:27 am

Wheelchair Solutions, a company that caters to wheelchair users through the convenience and usefulness of its wheelchair products and accessories, donated wheelchair cushions, covers, and backpacks to the clients at United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)'s Santa Monica branch on Tuesday.

News, Business, Santa Monica

TrueCar To Relocate Headquarters To 1401 Ocean Avenue In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 29, 2014, 9:09 am

TrueCar, Inc., the negotiation-free car buying and selling platform, has announced that it has signed a long-term lease for approximately 33,700 square feet of office space at 1401 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

News, Business, California, Santa Monica

Albertsons To Buy Safeway - And Its Vons Stores In Southern California

Posted Jul. 26, 2014, 9:01 am

A gigantic supermarket takeover with big impacts in Southern California is headed to federal regulators for approval today, as Albertsons is buying Safeway -- and its Vons stores.

With combined experience of more than 20 years in the hair industry, Hilary Smith and Richard Saulino have opened their own salon on Ocean Avenue.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Saulino Smith Salon Opens On Fringe Of Ocean In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 24, 2014, 8:14 am

After working together at Fred Segal Salon for several years, Hilary Smith and Richard Saulino decided to join forces last November to open their own salon on Ocean Avenue called Saulino Smith Salon.

Learn how to properly protect your skin from melanoma while out in the sun this summer.

Health, Business, Santa Monica

Sun Protection 101: What You Need To Know This Summer

Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 12:24 pm

By Lisa Watts - KO'AN Center Executive Director The most common pro...

Donate food items through Aug. 15 to help prevent childhood hunger.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Youth

Santa Monica Resident Acts To Prevent Childhood Hunger

Posted Jul. 14, 2014, 9:11 am

After hearing statistics about hunger among children, Santa Monica resident Laura McHolm felt she needed to act.

A rendering of the MINI dealership that will bring a 35-foot high building to 1402 Santa Monica Boulevard.

News, City Council, Business, Santa Monica

MINI Dealership Given Green Light In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:47 am

A rare moment occurred at Santa Monica City Hall on Tuesday night. A development agreement (DA) bringing more vehicles to Santa Monica was not only approved, but no one opposed the project on its actual merits.

The newly redesigned Bungalow One at the Fairmont Miramar is a customized three-bedroom suite for those seeking a contemporary beachside oasis.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Hotels

Fairmont Miramar Unveils $1 Million Redesign Of Bungalow

Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:12 am

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica last month unveiled its million-dollar redesign of Bungalow One – a customized three-bedroom suite designed by L.A.-based interior designer Michael Berman.

The Santa Monica City Council will weigh in on a MINI dealership proposing to bring a 35-foot high building to 1402 Santa Monica Boulevard.

News, City Council, Development, Business, Santa Monica

MINI Dealership In Line For Santa Monica City Council Green Light

Posted Jul. 8, 2014, 8:48 am

A new car dealership could soon zig and zag its way to the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and 14th Street. The proposed dealership has already handled a few tough corners en route to the City Council, but before MINI crosses the finish line and opens up shop in Santa Monica, the group proposing the auto company’s arrival must still win over the City Council.

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