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.
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.
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.
Posted Jul. 17, 2014, 12:24 pm
By Lisa Watts - KO'AN Center Executive Director The most common pro...
Posted Jul. 14, 2014, 9:11 am
After hearing statistics about hunger among children, Santa Monica resident Laura McHolm felt she needed to act.
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.
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.
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.
Posted Jul. 4, 2014, 6:00 am
Santa Monica is not Hollywood, but the city certainly has connections to the home base of the American film industry. Not only are there sound stages and production companies within Santa Monica, many film and television employees, executives, or professionals also live here.
Posted Jul. 4, 2014, 6:00 am
Anyone who has visited Montana Avenue since June 25 will have noticed a series of new colorful banners highlighting “Shop – Dine – Enjoy” activities for this 10-block stretch of unique and mostly independent businesses which are owned and/or staffed by local residents.
Posted Jun. 30, 2014, 9:20 am
Following in the footsteps of Santa Monica, Los Angeles' ban on plastic grocery bags will expand to smaller grocery stores starting Tuesday.
Posted Jun. 24, 2014, 11:21 am
Whole Foods will pay nearly $800,000 to settle allegations of overcharging customers, prosecutors in Los Angeles and Santa Monica announced today.
Posted Jun. 23, 2014, 9:09 am
This summer, be safe out there! With the warm weather approaching there are many backyard barbeques and trips to the beach to be had, but with a few simple precautions we can protect ourselves.
Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:17 am
Santa Monica High School alumna Nikki Michelini, a director of wealth management and a principal at Los Angeles-based Aspiriant, has recently been named a Top Woman Advisor by Barron’s magazine.
Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:10 am
Santa Monica-based Killefer Flammang Architects (KFA) has won the top award in the Hospitality category of the Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards.
Posted Jun. 21, 2014, 7:19 am
Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica became the first carwash in the nation to unionize in 2011, and it has since been joined by 20 more in the Los Angeles area and more than 30 nationwide.
Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:15 am
The Main Street Business Improvement Association (MSBIA) will throw its 14th Annual Summer SOULstice Festival on Main Street in Santa Monica this Sunday, June 22.
Posted Jun. 19, 2014, 8:53 am
The founder of an investment firm in Santa Monica has donated $15 million to USC, it was announced last week. Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., a USC trustee and real estate magnate, made the donation to the university’s Marshall School of Business.
Posted Jun. 19, 2014, 8:50 am
An East Coast favorite is coming to Santa Monica later this year, as Dunkin’ Donuts announced plans last week to open one of its first five “traditional, stand-alone” restaurants here in the bayside city.
Posted Jun. 17, 2014, 9:36 am
State Senator Ted Lieu on Monday honored ISU Bob Gabriel Co. Insurance owner Susan Gabriel Potter with the 2014 Business of the Year Award for his Senate district as part of the annual California Small Business Day.
Posted Jun. 14, 2014, 8:58 am
It’s that time of the year again! Father’s Day is Sunday and what better way to show pops you appreciate him than hooking him up with a free burger?
Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 9:10 am
Santa Monica Place assistant vice president Julia Ladd was installed as the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s 2014/15 chair at a ceremony held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel on Wednesday.
Posted Jun. 11, 2014, 9:11 am
Though he first started out in the wine brokerage industry on a whim, Alexander Westgarth now boasts more than 10 years of experience in this field. During these years, Westgarth built a plethora of contacts and connections, which have in turn provided him with access to extensive and exclusive quantities of the world’s most treasured and prized wines.
Posted Jun. 10, 2014, 9:09 am
The Grammy Foundation, based in Santa Monica, announced Monday that 173 students -- 167 from the U.S. and six from abroad -- have been selected as participants in the 10th annual Grammy Camp program.
Posted Jun. 8, 2014, 9:10 am
Santa Monica-based Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors, a local Dignity Memorial provider, announced the addition of Therese S. Jacobson as a Family Service Counselor.