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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.

Bubar’s Jewelers owner Bill Bubar (left) and jeweler Leonel Zepeda. The family-owned business has been serving the Santa Monica community since 1945.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Bubar’s Celebrates Sapphire Jubilee: 70 Years Of Service In Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:46 am

With an intriguing family history that dates back to Santa Monica merchant days in 1945, Bubar’s Jewelers is celebrating 70 years of business success and has the owner and jeweler sparkling with pride.

Roberta Koz Wilson founded Audrey’s Cookies with 10 percent of retail purchases being donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation.

News, Business, Santa Monica, Non Profits

Homemade Cookies Donates To Starlight Children’s Foundation

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:42 am

A scrumptious win-win situation has arrived in all Whole Foods locations in Santa Monica, as well as stores in the Pacific Southwest region. There is now a way to enjoy the essence of homemade cookies, contribute to a worthy cause, and take part in a family legacy.

News, Business, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Attorneys Finalists For Year's Most Significant Legal Victories

Posted Nov. 13, 2014, 9:25 am

Three lawyers with the Santa Monica law firm Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP are being honored as finalists for the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award this weekend in San Francisco.

News, Los Angeles, Business

Bill Clinton In Los Angeles Today To Speak At Financial Literacy Event

Posted Nov. 9, 2014, 11:36 am

Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote speech at what organizers are billing as the "World's Largest Financial Literacy Education Event'' today at Galen Center.

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Business, Opinion, Santa Monica, Columnist

There’s Sweeping & There’s Pushing

Posted Nov. 8, 2014, 8:38 am

I’m part of a generation that grew up understanding that lots of different things we ate back in the day came from a place called General Foods. Far from fearing or resenting that General Foods had a lot of stuff that its big corporate family pushed onto our own family (Grape Nuts to Jello), I think many people felt back then that it was a healthy thing for big companies to get bigger by absorbing smaller ones.

(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.

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