Posted Apr. 2, 2016, 8:00 am
“54 years ago a 15-year-old girl asked me to the ‘Cotton n’ Cord’ dance. Can you believe it: she kept the gold Cambell’s box with corsage all these years…. And I kept her!” Fred Allard – SAMOHI Alumni. Fred remains happily married to the then-15-year-old girl, Kathy.
Posted Jan. 13, 2016, 8:38 am
City Council has adopted an ordinance that designates certain properties along both sides of San Vicente Boulevard as the San Vicente Boulevard Courtyard Apartments Historic District.
Posted Aug. 15, 2015, 9:14 am
Residents and admirers took to the streets Sunday, Aug. 9 to learn about the rich history within the grounds of San Vicente's famous courtyard houses. Watch the video to learn about style, time-periods, and landscape details of these homes, most built between 1937 and 1953. The tours began at the northeast corner of San Vicente Blvd. and 4th Street.
Posted Aug. 14, 2015, 9:22 am
Santa Monica Rotarians didn’t just hear a first-hand account of the Holocaust on Friday, Aug. 7. They were transported to a young boy’s survival story inside a Nazi nightmare, which in turn translated into an entire generation’s story of resilience and humanity. Rotarians learned about the human capacity for suffering, determination, murder, and ultimately survival. One 88-year-old’s story was able to relay a lifetime of achievement and grit.
Posted Aug. 11, 2015, 9:16 am
Fifty years ago today, Marquette Frye -- a 21-year-old black man -- was pulled over for drunken driving by a white California Highway Patrol officer near 116th Street and Avalon Boulevard in South Los Angeles, setting off a chain of events that led to a six-day uprising that changed the face of the city.
Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 10:57 am
The tours will begin at the northeast corner of San Vicente Boulevard and 4th Street. Advance reservations are required. Visit smconservancy.org to learn more and reserve your spot.
Posted Jul. 18, 2015, 9:07 am
Santa Monica got the chance to re-live the historic 1911 Santa Monica Road Races at the Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting at Riviera Country Club on Friday, July 17.
Posted Jul. 15, 2015, 10:07 am
This Friday relive the historical 1911 Santa Monica Road Races from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows who is sponsoring the free exhibit to benefit the Santa Monica History Museum.
Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 9:37 am
Santa Monica will relive the historical 1911 Santa Monica Road Races on Friday, July 17 from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows who is sponsoring the event to benefit the Santa Monica History Museum.
Posted May. 28, 2015, 8:42 am
The Santa Monica History Museum has been chosen as one of only five museums in the world to exhibit Shirley Temple’s personal childhood collection. The exhibit will be held June 4 through June 10.
Posted Apr. 28, 2015, 10:24 am
The success of Santa Monica's first historic district will be on display when the Santa Monica Conservancy hosts a tour of the Third Street Neighborhood Historic District on Sunday, May 3, from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:12 am
Local Santa Monica landmark Vidiots is preparing to close its doors forever come mid-April, unless a financial hand is extended to enable the movie treasure trove to continue business well into the future.
Posted Jan. 25, 2015, 9:42 am
The Santa Monica History Museum's Board of Directors has elected a new chairman: Ricardo Bandini Johnson. Johnson's family has lived in California since 1810. His great-Aunt, Arcadia Bandini de Baker, was the wife of Colonel Robert S. Baker - the man who established Santa Monica in 1875.
Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:08 am
The 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade will be held today under the theme "Love & Respect: Let It Begin With Me," and with Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson serving as grand marshal.
Posted Jan. 18, 2015, 9:08 am
A "Candlelight Vigil for Peace and Justice" will begin outside All Saints Church in Pasadena tonight on the eve of the federal holiday marking the birth of Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted Jan. 17, 2015, 8:42 am
Parades will be held in Long Beach and Gardena today to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., while other observances will take place in Culver City, Lancaster, Pasadena, West Hollywood and at the California Science Center in Exposition Park.
Posted Jan. 12, 2015, 9:22 am
A Beverly Hills man has spent $2,585,000 for a 1792 penny -- the most ever paid for a one-cent piece -- and $2,232,500 for a quarter from the same year, it was reported today.
Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 7:49 am
A wreath will be laid Friday at the memorial of former President Richard M. Nixon at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on the 102nd anniversary of his birth.
Posted Dec. 22, 2014, 9:31 am
The Santa Monica History Museum is sharing a little bit of local history with the 80th anniversary of the Statue of Saint Monica in Palisades Park.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:21 am
Released last month on Blu-ray, the 1938 version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has long been a favorite seasonal TV movie.
Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:43 am
Peace activist singers/songwriters Ross Altman, Dennis Davis, and Stephen Longfellow Fiske will each be performing a peace song at the public remembrance and dedicating it to late anti-war activist Jerry Rubin this Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:33 am
Nominations close in less than a month for the Santa Monica Conservancy awards to individuals and projects that represent exemplary contributions to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage.
Posted Nov. 6, 2014, 9:30 am
The Santa Monica History Museum is debuting an exhibit that highlights and celebrates the performances at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Posted Nov. 4, 2014, 3:05 pm
April of 2015 marks the 80th anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration, one of a number of relief agencies created as part of the New Deal in an effort to combat the economic impact of the Great Depression.