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News, Santa Monica, Things To Do, Pacific Park

Pacific Park Spotlights 20 Years On: 20 Gondolas For 20th Birthday Celebration

Posted May. 6, 2016, 1:18 pm

In honor of Pacific Park’s 20th Birthday, each evening beginning Friday, May 6, Pacific Park will illuminate one of the Ferris wheel’s 20 gondolas with the respective year to spotlight a Park milestone, starting with 1996


News, Samohi

Samohi Recognized as a California Democracy School

Posted May. 6, 2016, 12:36 pm

Santa Monica High School has been formally accredited as a California Democracy School by the Los Angeles County Office of Education at a presentation held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on April 30, 2016.


News, Parks, Santa Monica

Santa Monica to Host LA County's First Neighborhood Parks Discussion

Posted May. 6, 2016, 12:26 pm

Santa Monica will host LA County's first regional public meeting Monday to discuss needs assessments and funding measures to support parks. Park Representatives will facilitate discussion, highlighting the need of $21.5 billion for neighborhood parks and open spaces across LA County.


News, Brock On Your Block, Phil Brock

Brock on Your Block: Phil Chats with Andrew Hoyer from Mid City Neighbors (Video)

Posted May. 6, 2016, 12:18 pm

Phil sits down with Andrew Hoyer, President of Santa Monica Mid City Neighbors, to talk about the past, present and future of this neighborhood in the middle of Santa Monica.

LUVE supporters gather at City Hall

News, Santa Monica, Luve

The Power of LUVE

Posted May. 5, 2016, 12:39 pm

A small contingent of grassroots resident activists gathered on the steps of Santa Monica City Hall this morning to submit to the City two stacks of boxes filled with signed Land Use Voter Empowerment (LUVE) initiative petitions.

Santa Monica's City Clerk Team

News, Santa Monica, City Clerks

It's Municipal Clerk's Week! Time to Recognize Our City's Team

Posted May. 5, 2016, 12:13 pm

It's time to celebrate city clerks! A Proclamation, issued by the Santa Monica City Council, on April 12, resolves that the week of May 1-7, 2016 is designated as "Municipal Clerks Week."


News, Santa Monica, Pilots

Departing from the Santa Monica Airport, Female Pilot Retraces Lindbergh's Airmail Routes

Posted May. 5, 2016, 11:19 am

Reenactment of Lindbergh Flight to Touch Down at Santa Monica Airport - World renowned Aviator, Adventurer and International Speaker Tracey Curtis-Taylor is scheduled to arrive at Santa Monica Airport on the afternoon of Sunday, May 8.

Zip Car

News, Santa Monica, Zipcar

Zipcar Partners with Santa Monica City in Mobility Push

Posted May. 4, 2016, 2:07 pm

The City of Santa Monica today announced the launch of a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, to expand Zipcar’s presence in Santa Monica, bringing Zipcar’s “wheels when you want them” membership service to even more area residents, businesses, visitors, and students.

Land Use Voter Empowerment

News, Santa Monica, Luve

All LUVED Up and Ready to File - 10,000 Signatures: LUVE is Go

Posted May. 2, 2016, 12:32 pm

The Residocracy-backed Land Use Voter Empowerment (LUVE) initiative is being bundled up and prepared to file with the City of Santa Monica, following a city-wide grassroots campaign that saw 10,000 signatures garnered within the allotted time frame.

Sandra Lyon

News, Smmusd, Lyon

SMMUSD Superintendent Lyon to Leave Post for Palm Springs

Posted May. 2, 2016, 11:33 am

Superintendent Sandra Lyon, who has served as superintendent of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District since 2011, announced her plans to leave SMMUSD for the superintendent position of the Palm Springs Unified School District, effective July 1, 2016.

Four Clowns was founded by Jeremy Aluma, who has collaborated with his clowning mentor, David Bridel, for years. “Lunatics

News, Art, Shakespeare, Things To Do

Clowning Around, Shakespeare-Style

Posted May. 1, 2016, 10:01 am

Shakespeare died 400 years ago this past Saturday, so it seems somewhat fitting that beginning today, local troupe Four Clowns, will be staging their latest production, “Lunatics & Actors,” at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.

Walk To Africa Prepares for Annual Event

News, Santa Monica, Walk To Africa

Walk To Africa Prepares for Annual Event

Posted May. 1, 2016, 10:00 am

More than 1,000 eager walkers will lace their shoes for the 8th annual Walk to Africa in Santa Monica mid-May, joining together to raise much-needed funds for medical and child services in Africa.

Last Chance for LUVE as Initiative Wraps Sunday

News, Luve

Last Chance for LUVE

Posted May. 1, 2016, 9:51 am

The Residocracy-backed neighborhood LUVE initiative has set themselves the target of meeting the required 6,500-signature mark today to ensure its place on the November 8 ballot.

Trader Joe's

News, Santa Monica

Stajich: PC vs Politics vs Simple Good Taste

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:54 am

While it might not have struck you as a major headline, I took great interest in a story published in The Mirror last week concerning a Trader Joe’s employee who is suing the food store chain.

The 2nd annual ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance! kicks off National Mental Health Awareness Month Saturday, April 30.

News, Santa Monica, Mental Health

ShakeIt! Self-Acceptance on the Promenade

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:48 am

The 2nd annual ShakeIt for Self-Acceptance! kicks off National Mental Health Awareness Month today in Santa Monica on the 1300 block of Third Street Promenade.

“Eye in the Sky” starring Helen Mirren.

News, Santa Monica, Film

"Eye in the Sky" Film Review

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:42 am

“Eye in the Sky” is a tense political thriller offering a balanced viewpoint in the rules of engagement.

Get Hugging! World Laughter Day Sunday in Santa Monica.

News, Ocean Park, Hug

Hug Me - Tomorrow at Ocean Park Beach

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:39 am

The “Hug Me” humanitarian campaign of hug therapy will be officially launched at the 2016 celebration of World Laughter Day tomorrow, May 1 at Ocean Park Beach, 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica,from 1pm until 3pm.

Latest police, crime and courts news.

News, Apb, Santa Monica

APB - The Latest from SMPD

Posted Apr. 30, 2016, 9:36 am

The latest from Santa Monica Police Department with Tim Broughton's twist: Alert Police Blotter!

Candy Chang

News, Art, Annenberg Community Beach House, Things To Do

Social Practice Artist Candy Chang at Annenberg Community Beach House

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 12:31 pm

The Annenberg Community Beach House is hosting an evening with artist Candy Chang, Tuesday, May 10 from 6-8pm. Inspired to visit Santa Monica by her interest in the psychology of place and the City’s award-winning Wellbeing Project, Chang will share her past and present work and demystify the creative process.

Latest SMMUSD news.

News, Schools, Smmusd

SMMUSD’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 12:11 pm

The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education” designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

News, Mid-city Neighbors

Mid-City Neighbors Meet Tomorrow

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 12:00 pm

Santa Monica's Mid-City Neighbors are holding their Annual Meeting tomorrow, with all in the neighborhood invited to attend.

Airport Park

News, Santa Monica, Airport

Designer For Airport Park Expansion To Meet With Residents

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 11:57 am

Mark Rios, recently hired by the City of Santa Monica to design the 12-acre expansion of Airport Park at Santa Monica Airport, will give a talk to residents May 13.

Metro line Santa Monica

News, Santa Monica, Metro

Free Metro Rides! May 20, 21

Posted Apr. 29, 2016, 11:54 am

As part of the celebrations for the opening of the Expo Line to Santa Monica on Friday, May 20, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will offer free rides on Friday and Saturday and will hold station celebrations on Saturday, May 21

Michael Giacchino

News, Samohi, Youth, Things To Do

Oscar-winning Guest Conductor Michael Giacchino will be Conducting the Samohi Symphony Orchestra concert Tomorrow

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 2:51 pm

Oscar-winning Guest Conductor Michael Giacchino will be conducting the Samohi Symphony Orchestra concert on Friday evening.

Signs on the beach Thursday morning.

News, Beach, Santa Monica

Updated: Pico Kenter Drain Opened Without Warning

Posted Apr. 28, 2016, 2:33 pm

Adhoc signs were placed on Santa Monica beach late Wednesday afternoon, advising swimmers to avoid the Pico Kenter Drain area. The fact that the Santa Monica City Council signs came almost a full workday after the Pico Kenter Drain was opened into the ocean without warning in the morning, has outraged residents and lifeguards alike, causing the raising of eyebrows across the community.

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