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Vidiots will close its doors in April after 30 years in business.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Vidiots To Close In April After 30 Years In Business In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 26, 2015, 9:50 am

Vidiots at 302 Pico opened in 1985 when Patty Polinger and Cathy Tauber decided that they wanted to have their own business.

Santa Monica’s business leaders, City officials, and award honorees on stage at SGI Auditorium at the conclusion of Tuesday’s State of the City.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica State Of The City Celebrates Game Changing

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am

Beginning with a networking breakfast, the event, organized by Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, saw the foyer of the SGI Auditorium on Wilshire a hive of activity at 7 am Jan. 20, with new connections made and old ones rekindled.

DreamWorks Animation SKG.

News, Business, Film

DreamWorks Animation Embarking On Fresh Round Of Layoffs

Posted Jan. 20, 2015, 9:34 am

DreamWorks Animation SKG, which once rivaled Walt Disney Studios in producing successful animated features, is embarking on a fresh round of layoffs following a string of disappointing releases, it was reported today.

Particle accelerator.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Technology

Silicon Cells To Silicon Beach: The Solar Revolution

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 9:09 am

A Santa Monica group of solar energy entrepreneurial scientists is on the verge of changing solar power production on a global scale.

Chomp Eatery and Juice Station co-owners Rolan Pongpuntara and Sean Tao specialize in customized juice cleanses.

Dining, Health, Business, Santa Monica

Chomp Eatery & Juice Station Creates Juice Cleanses With Bite In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 16, 2015, 8:59 am

Ever thought about juice cleansing for that extra boost whether the goal be weight loss, a detox, or just starting a healthier lifestyle?

Tech company Yahoo! Inc. will move from Santa Monica to the Playa Vista area of Los Angeles this fall.

News, Business, Technology

Yahoo! Inc. To Leave Santa Monica This Fall

Posted Jan. 15, 2015, 2:51 pm

Tech company Yahoo! Inc. will move from Santa Monica to the Playa Vista area of Los Angeles this fall, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today.

Los Angeles-based Mercury Insurance has been ordered bythe California Department of Insurance to pay a fine of more than $27.5 million for charging customers unapproved broker fees.

News, Los Angeles, Business, California, Santa Monica

Mercury Insurance To Pay $27.5M Fine For Charging Unapproved "Broker Fees"

Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:47 am

Los Angeles-based Mercury Insurance was ordered by the California Department of Insurance to pay a fine of more than $27.5 million for charging customers unapproved "broker fees," state officials said Monday.

Diogo Morgado in the new CW show 'The Messengers.'

News, Los Angeles, Business, Television

CW Network Renews Eight Scripted Fall Series, Unveils "The Messengers", "iZombie"

Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9:39 am

The CW Network today announced that it has renewed all eight scripted series on its fall schedule and unveiled a midseason lineup including two new dramas, "The Messengers" and "iZombie," and the competition series, "Cedric's Barber Battle."

Santa Monica City Manager Rod Gould will receive the Individual Excellence Award at the 2015 State of the City.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Meet The 2015 Santa Monica State Of The City Honorees

Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 9:46 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce has announced three of its honorees who will be recognized during the annual State of the City breakfast later this month. The awards highlight those who have made significant contributions to the city.

Sony Pictures Entertainment is located in Culver City.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Santa Monica, Film

Where To Watch "The Interview" In Los Angeles Starting Thursday

Posted Dec. 24, 2014, 9:09 am

In a reversal of its position from a week ago, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Tuesday that the film "The Interview" will have a limited theatrical release beginning Thursday.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Hotels

Two Hotel Groups Sue L.A. In Federal Court Over Minimum Wage Hike For Workers

Posted Dec. 17, 2014, 9:08 am

Two hotel industry groups sued the city of Los Angeles in federal court today challenging the recent passage of a $15.37-per- hour minimum wage for workers at many hotels in the city.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica-Based Activision SVP Named To Easter Seals SoCal Board

Posted Dec. 16, 2014, 9:40 am

Easter Seals Southern California (ESSC) Disability Services has named Lewis Shiro, senior vice president, financial, and administrative services for the Santa Monica-based interactive entertainment software publisher Activision Blizzard, to its board of directors for a three-year term.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Post Office Open Seven Days A Week For Holidays Through Dec. 21

Posted Dec. 9, 2014, 9:45 am

Many larger Post Offices in the greater Los Angeles area, including Santa Monica’s Post Office at 1653 7th St., will be open with full retail service on Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm through Dec. 21, to make it easier and more convenient to get those holiday packages shipped.

While Black Friday sales were down overall across the nation, Santa Monica merchants reported a boon over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

News, Santa Monica Place, Business, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Bucks Black Friday Trend With Strong Sales

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 9:00 am

As national retailers wallow in lower-than-average Thanksgiving holiday trade, Black Friday was a boon for local merchants, capitalizing on great weather, shopper-friendly facilities, and high-end specialty stores to chalk up a positive result after a week of big sales.

SMFD chief Scott Ferguson and SMPD chief Jacqueline Seabrooks at the Bay Shore Lanes on Monday.

News, Business, Non Profits

Registration Now Open For Santa Monica's 2015 SuperBowl-A-Thon

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:50 am

To kick off the 2015 SuperBowl-A-Thon, which includes the annual “Chiefs Challenge,” Santa Monica’s Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks and Fire Chief Scott Ferguson “faced off” Monday at Santa Monica’s Bay Shores Lanes.

The Holiday Hop Along Pico will be held Saturday, Dec. 6.

Life And Arts, Business, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Holiday Hop Along Pico Boulevard In Santa Monica This Saturday Afternoon

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:46 am

Businesses on Pico Boulevard from the ocean to 34th Street in Santa Monica will take part in a “Holiday Hop Along Pico” this Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon to 6 pm.

Main Street invites the community out this Saturday, Dec. 6 for a weekend of fun, fitness, shopping, partying, caroling, an Instagram contest, holiday decorations contest for merchants, a visit from Santa, and a sidewalk sale.

News, Business, Holiday, Main Street, Santa Monica

Main Street Santa Monica To Celebrate The Holidays This Saturday, Dec. 6

Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 9:56 am

Main Street in Santa Monica will celebrate the holidays by hosting a spirited extravaganza this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 6-9 pm.

White House | Black Market is now open for business on level two of Santa Monica Place after a grand re-opening celebration.

News, Santa Monica Place, Business, Santa Monica

White House | Black Market Hosts Grand Re-Opening At Santa Monica Place

Posted Dec. 2, 2014, 9:44 am

White House | Black Market held a grand re-opening for its new boutique at Santa Monica Place on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Claire Ruud of Santa Monica Museum of Art with Chamber president Laurel Rosen and Shannon Perry of the Office of Sustainability and the Environment for the City of Santa Monica.

News, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica

Up Front With Two Previous SQA Excellence Award Winners

Posted Dec. 1, 2014, 9:36 am

Time is running out to apply for Santa Monica’s 20th annual Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA), which will be held April 16 next year. The deadline is Dec. 10.

News, Los Angeles, Business

Street Vendor Permitting Program May Legalize Selling Of Food, Wares In L.A.

Posted Nov. 29, 2014, 8:23 am

A Los Angeles City Council panel was scheduled next week to consider a proposed street vendor permitting program legalizing the selling of food and wares on Los Angeles' sidewalks and public parks.

Make a resolution to buy local and support Santa Monica businesses.

Business, Seven Days, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

Santa Monica To Celebrate Small Business Saturday On Montana Avenue

Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:49 am

The fifth annual Small Business Saturday will be held this weekend – an event celebrated the Saturday after Thanksgiving, dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Shopping

Tradition, Bargains Expected To Lure Black Friday Shoppers To Malls, Stores

Posted Nov. 28, 2014, 9:17 am

Thousands of Southern Californians are expected to head to malls today to continue the tradition of searching for Black Friday bargains on the customary start of the Christmas shopping season.

News, Business, Holiday, Santa Monica

Retailers To Open Earliest Ever This Thanksgiving, Led By J.C. Penney At 5 p.m.

Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 8:35 am

Several retailers will have their earliest Thanksgiving openings today in an attempt to satisfy shoppers who want a shorter wait between finishing their turkey dinners and starting to seek Black Friday discounts.

News, Santa Monica Place, Business, Santa Monica, Busines

Santa Monica Place Retailers To Offer Black Friday Specials, Perks

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:44 am

When Black Friday arrives this Nov. 28, retailers at Santa Monica Place will welcome holiday shoppers to store specials and customer perks.

Make a resolution to buy local and support Santa Monica businesses.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Residents Encouraged To Buy Local On Small Business Saturday

Posted Nov. 25, 2014, 9:42 am

Buy Local Santa Monica announced today its endorsement of and participation in the fifth annual Small Business Saturday this weekend on Nov. 29.

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