Posted May. 20, 2013, 2:28 pm
Oceanfront Hotel Offers Dinner, Cocktails, and Concert Amenities During Santa Monica’s Outdoor Concert Series
Posted May. 17, 2013, 9:10 am
Amidst all the recent talk of proposed high rises that are too tall and a healthy dose of development agreements populating the City Council agenda, the final design plans for what is effectively Santa Monica’s welcome center – the Colorado Esplanade – were formally approved Tuesday.
Posted May. 17, 2013, 8:43 am
A proposed 53-unit development in downtown Santa Monica narrowly earned the City Council’s approval Tuesday night. In a 4 to 3 vote, a development agreement (DA) proposed by Century West Partners will move forward.
Posted May. 13, 2013, 9:16 am
The Santa Monica City Council returns to action Tuesday with a myriad of issues to consider, ranging from tax law to mixed-use developments and from sustainability to recreation.
Posted May. 10, 2013, 8:35 am
Santa Monica may have a skyline spotted with a few more high-rises, though some residents would like to have a say in whether the City’s skyline is altered in the first place. More than 300 people – at least 325 people had formally signed-in – filled a community room at the Civic Auditorium on Monday evening to give their two cents about the Downtown Specific Plan.
Posted Apr. 30, 2013, 10:36 am
The Santa Monica Clock Tower in downtown Santa Monica has sold for $34.3 million, according to The CoStar Group. A private investor sold the 12-story, 53,465-square-foot office building for $642 per square foot to Sorgente Group of America.
Posted Apr. 5, 2013, 9:19 am
The Santa Monica Planning Commission recommended on Wednesday night a 53-unit development in the downtown core move forward and be considered by the City Council.
Posted Apr. 4, 2013, 8:52 am
Locanda del Lago in downtown Santa Monica turns 22 years old this month and the restaurant is excited and ready to celebrate.
Posted Apr. 2, 2013, 9:07 am
Santa Monica City Council members approved a consent calendar item last week to determine the efficiency of the Santa Monica Police Department’s (SMPD) compressed schedule. Also approved were consent calendar items amending leasing guidelines for the Bayside District and authorizing the purchase of 10 electric vehicles.
Posted Mar. 29, 2013, 8:43 am
Seasons 52 Santa Monica, a new fresh grill and bar that touts American fare dishes containing no more than 475 calories, opened Thursday next to the Shore Hotel on Ocean Avenue.
Posted Mar. 29, 2013, 8:21 am
Friday, March 29 Easter Bunny Photos at Santa Monica Place run today and tomor...
Posted Mar. 29, 2013, 8:10 am
By one commissioner’s count, the Santa Monica Planning Commission has only considered three development agreements (DAs) this year. When commissioners met March 20, they considered their first DA in “weeks.” As if seeking to establish a trend of slowing down the DA approval process, commissioners last week took a time out from deliberating a mixed-use development at 1318 Second Street, tabling the remainder of their discussion until April 3.
Posted Mar. 19, 2013, 9:09 am
City Hall still has hopes it can find a movie theater operator to bring a new state-of-the-art cinema complex to downtown Santa Monica.
Posted Mar. 15, 2013, 8:58 am
St. Patty’s Day Bar Crawls will be held today and Saturday in Santa Monica (March 15-16).
Posted Mar. 10, 2013, 9:22 am
A new burger joint is opening in Santa Monica this Wednesday called Burger Lounge, which markets itself as a eco-conscious fast-casual concept heralded for its 100 percent grass-fed beef burgers and vegetarian options.
Posted Mar. 10, 2013, 9:14 am
Jamba Juice debuted its expanded fresh-squeezed juice platform at its newly redesigned concept store in Santa Monica last Thursday.
Posted Mar. 2, 2013, 9:26 am
Design plans for a new 22-story Ocean Avenue hotel with museum has been lodged with the City of Santa Monica. The Frank Gehry designed “Ocean Avenue Project” will be located on the north corner of Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.
Posted Feb. 26, 2013, 9:58 am
Moving from New Haven Connecticut to Santa Monica in 1964 to attend the USC Masters in Cinema program, I was fortunate to find an apartment at 359 Sycamore Road in Santa Monica Canyon. Venturing into downtown Santa Monica for the first time in August 1964, I remember seeing real estate company signs everywhere. Third Street was a street far from its transformation into Third Street Promenade.
Posted Feb. 13, 2013, 9:17 am
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. has put together a list of businesses where you can take your special someone this Valentine's Day on Thursday.
Posted Jan. 6, 2013, 6:00 am
Just over two weeks remain to enjoy Ice at Santa Monica, Downtown Santa Monica’s premier outdoor ice-skating rink located at the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue.
Posted Dec. 18, 2012, 12:53 am
For the past 15 years, Kathleen Rawson has served as the CEO of Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM), a private/non-profit company contracted with the City of Santa Monica to manage programs in Downtown Santa Monica, including the world-famous Third Street Promenade.
Posted Dec. 15, 2012, 12:38 am
“This is my city and...” It’s what you hear at public meetings as person after person speaks on behalf of the city they love. Their passion for the city is part of why I love Santa Monica. Now they are helping to shape the future of the downtown.
Posted Dec. 14, 2012, 1:32 am
A new council was installed Tuesday night and suddenly two developments that seemed so certain of moving forward earlier this year may have significantly altered plans. While the Dec. 11 meeting ended with a vote to rescind the adoption of an ordinance granting a development agreement to replace Village Trailer Park with a multi-use development, the Santa Monica City Council earlier directed staff to explore whether a state-of-the-art movie theater can still be built in the downtown after AMC bowed out of the negotiation process in November.
Posted Nov. 22, 2012, 11:59 pm
Black Friday 2012 has arrived and locals are being encouraged to shop in Downtown Santa Monica, Third Street Promenade, and Santa Monica Place.
Posted Nov. 20, 2012, 11:51 pm
Planning on taking part in the Black Friday shopping sales in Santa Monica? If you answered ‘yes’ and plan on shopping at Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place this Friday, Nov. 23, one of “Santa’s Little Savers” may surprise you at the register by paying for your purchases, up to $100.