Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:48 am
Fifteen years ago, Barry Walker served meals to homeless people in need and told his friends about it. Now, people are following in his footsteps through Gobble Gobble Give in cities across the country, including Santa Monica, New York, and Las Vegas, and he expects more to come.
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Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 9:11 am
Los Angeles International Airport is forecast to be the nation's busiest airport during the 11-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period which begins today.
Posted Nov. 16, 2014, 9:30 am
St. Monica Catholic Community will host its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 26 for those who may be facing particular financial hardships this season or who may find themselves alone this holiday.
Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:17 am
Government offices, courts, schools, libraries, banks and post offices will be closed today for Veterans Day.
Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:05 am
Veterans Day will be marked in Los Angeles County today by a parade in the northeast San Fernando Valley and observances in several other communities amid calls from Mayor Eric Garcetti and President Barack Obama for year-round support for veterans.
Posted Oct. 30, 2014, 9:53 am
Días de los Muertos (Days of the Dead) is a traditional Mexican holiday when family and friends gather to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed.
Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 8:51 am
Sundown today marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays, referred to as the “Days of Awe” in English, and “Yomin Noraim” in Hebrew.
Posted Sep. 1, 2014, 9:06 am
Labor Day, a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the nation, was first celebrated in the U.S. on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City.
Posted Jul. 5, 2014, 9:34 am
Thousands lined the 1.5 mile route along Main Street on Friday for the eight annual 4th of July Parade.
Posted Jul. 4, 2014, 6:00 am
While Santa Monica doesn't have a fireworks display today, it does have Pacific Park’s Ferris wheel to light up the sky with a red, white, and blue extravaganza.
Posted Jul. 3, 2014, 8:12 am
Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus encourages the community to celebrate Independence Day with the transit authority, but to remember all buses will be operating on a Sunday schedule.
Posted Jul. 3, 2014, 7:55 am
While the City of Santa Monica does not have a fireworks display on the 4th of July this Friday, there are many professional fireworks displays and events planned in and around the surrounding area.
Posted Mar. 14, 2014, 10:43 am
Members of the Westside Impact Coalition in Santa Monica will take to the streets today in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, distributing door hangers to Santa Monica neighborhood residents that remind adults throwing parties not to allow minors under 21 access to alcohol.
Posted Feb. 12, 2014, 9:04 am
Sweet treats are coming to the lobby of the Shore Hotel for four days next weekend as Sprinkles Cupcakes sets up a temporary pop-up shop to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Posted Jan. 20, 2014, 8:36 am
Actor Gerald C. Rivers – a multi-talented artist – will be the keynote speaker, accompanied by singer Charles Holt, at the birthday celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, Jan. 20, at the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
Posted Dec. 12, 2013, 8:36 am
Families gathered under the historic Moreton Bay fig tree at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel on Sunday to celebrate the season during the free community event "Meet Me Under the Fig Tree."
Posted Dec. 7, 2013, 9:43 am
Lifesize scenes depicting events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ will go on display Sunday, Dec. 15 as the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes marks its 60th anniversary year with a new location and a large new scriptural banner telling the Christmas story.
Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:45 am
This Saturday, the Santa Monica Art Studios hosts a reception from 6 pm to 8 pm for its holiday show. Original art makes a wonderful gift. At SMAS, you’ll find all types of mediums offered by an eclectic group of artists.
Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:36 am
The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers are back, ready to rock for the holidays. The Rockers have performed together for more than 10 years and have been a crowd pleaser for popular events such as the Montana Avenue Holiday Walk and the Main Street Holiday Extravaganza.
Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:25 am
Main Street in Santa Monica will be getting into the holiday spirit this Saturday when they host street-wide holiday parties and sidewalk sales. More than 55 businesses will be participating, offering holiday beverages, snacks, sweets, door prizes and more.
Posted Dec. 6, 2013, 9:22 am
Santa and his Santa Monica public safety helpers will be distributing good cheer and thousands of candy canes as part of the 21st annual Candy Cane Drive this Saturday. Look and listen for the lights and sirens of the Santa Monica Police and Fire Department public safety vehicles.
Posted Dec. 1, 2013, 9:14 am
Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual "Extra Bedroom Program" is being offered now through January 25, 2014.
Posted Nov. 3, 2013, 8:02 am
November marks the start of the holiday season with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah falling on the same day this year. That means a double dose of calories between the turkey and latkes!
Posted Aug. 29, 2013, 8:12 am
Sundown on September 4 marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays, referred to as the “Days of Awe” in English, and “Yomin Noraim” in Hebrew.
Posted Jul. 4, 2013, 11:48 am
For the seventh year in a row, the Santa Monica community came together for the Ocean Park Association’s highly successful 4th of July Parade along Main Street.