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The Holiday Hop Along Pico will be held Saturday, Dec. 6.

Life And Arts, Business, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Holiday Hop Along Pico Boulevard In Santa Monica This Saturday Afternoon

Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:46 am

Businesses on Pico Boulevard from the ocean to 34th Street in Santa Monica will take part in a “Holiday Hop Along Pico” this Saturday, Dec. 6 from noon to 6 pm.

News, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Community Forum Today To Discuss Santa Monica Gentrification, Resident Displacement

Posted Oct. 9, 2014, 8:32 am

Less than a month before the Nov. 4 municipal election, residents of Santa Monica’s most diverse neighborhood are hosting a community forum today to develop solutions to gentrification.

The Grand Opening Party is under way at Lo/Cal Coffee and Market in Santa Monica.

News, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard, Busines

Grand Opening Today For Lo/Cal Coffee & Market In Santa Monica

Posted Aug. 23, 2014, 9:37 am

All drinks are $1 today, Aug. 23 from 8am to 5 pm as part of the grand opening party for Lo/Cal Coffee & Market at 2214 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Valentino owner and founder Piero Selvaggio.

Dining, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Valentino In Santa Monica Keeps Italian Ties Through Food, Wine, Culture

Posted Aug. 21, 2014, 8:19 am

From the outside looking in, Valentino in Santa Monica may seem like just another Italian restaurant – but its rich history and renowned cuisine are sure to obliterate that initial first impression.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Capturing Pico Neighborhood Stories: Library Event This Saturday

Posted May. 29, 2014, 8:24 am

Celebrate the Pico Neighborhood’s unique history by joining residents at the brand new Pico Branch Library to share photos, tell stories, and learn more about preserving your special family documents this Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m. in the Pico Branch Annex, 2201 Pico Blvd.

Pico Branch Library branch manager Cecilia Tovar said the first week of opening has been extremely busy, with 1,650 visitors welcomed in the first three days alone.

News, Virginia Avenue Park, Santa Monica, Library, Pico Boulevard

Pico Neighborhood Embraces New Library; Thousands Visit During First Week

Posted May. 2, 2014, 6:21 am

The Santa Monica Public Library system has begun a new chapter with the opening of its newest branch -- the first in more than 50 years -- in the Pico neighborhood.

The price tag for Santa Monica’s fifth library has increased to almost $1 million.

News, City Council, Santa Monica, Library, Pico Boulevard

Santa Monica's Pico Library Contract Modified Again

Posted Dec. 24, 2013, 9:03 am

The bill to build the Pico Branch Library is nearing $1 million after the Santa Monica City Council approved Dec. 10 a seventh contract modification.

News, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Santa Monica's Pico Neighborhood Rebrands Itself As "Green Corridor"

Posted Dec. 18, 2013, 10:09 am

Santa Monica's Pico Neighborhood, long known as the industrial corridor or perceived by local residents as the neglected corridor, is re-branding itself as the “Green Corridor.”

News, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Thousands Of Santa Monica Residents Left Without Power After Wire Goes Down

Posted Dec. 4, 2013, 9:10 am

A high voltage wire went down Tuesday night just after 7:30 pm in the area of 700 block of Marine in Santa Monica.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Santa Monica today, Nov. 30.

News, Business, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Celebrate Small Business Saturday Today Across Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 30, 2013, 9:08 am

Buy Local Santa Monica encourages the community to take part in today's fourth annual Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide; celebrated the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day has given small business a huge boost.

Seth Glier will take to the stage Saturday night at McCabe’s Guitar Shop.

Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Grammy-Nominee Seth Glier To Perform At McCabe’s Saturday Night

Posted Nov. 29, 2013, 9:35 am

Nationally touring pop/folk artist Seth Glier will be performing in Santa Monica on Saturday night at 7:30 pm for a show with Crystal Bowersox at McCabe’s Guitar Shop.

Lucius Peterson's 'Wood Scribe' is on display at Blue 7 Gallery. It is a digital image 8 x 10 inches. It is of a carpenter's scribe surrounded by a bed of flowers.

Business, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Kick Off The Holidays Early At 4th Annual Pico Art Walk

Posted Nov. 28, 2013, 9:10 am

Santa Monica will celebrate Small Business Day this Saturday, Nov. 30. Local businesses all over Los Angeles will participate. Since the holidays are so close, the Pico Improvement Organization has a special event.

Santa Monica detectives are on scene following an armed robbery at the U.S. Bank branch at 3302 Pico Boulevard.

News, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard, Police Department

Armed Robber Flees With $4000 From U.S. Bank Branch In Santa Monica

Posted Nov. 4, 2013, 3:03 pm

A white male aged in his 30s wearing a cowboy hat got away with about $4,000 cash after an armed robbery at the U.S. Bank branch at 3302 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica on Monday afternoon.

Carol Surface will display a selection of her works at Upper West restaurant in Santa Monica through January 2014.

Dining, Restaurant, Exhibits, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Endless Layers Of Life On Display At Upper West Restaurant

Posted Sep. 27, 2013, 9:07 am

Accomplished Los Angeles mixed media artist Carol Surface will display approximately 20 of her multi-layered paintings on the walls of Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Braised lamb crepes with madras curry, wilted spinach, Israeli feta, and raisins.  2) Mussels served in a garlic-saffron broth with tasso ham, cilantro, and ciabatta croutons. 3) Braised short ribs with root vegetable pan gravy, fresno chile, and parsnip-fennel puree. 4) Lobster gnocchi with sweet corn, chorizo bolognese, squash, cilantro, and tomato.

Dining, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard, Food

Upper West Infuses Global Touch On Modern American Cuisine

Posted Sep. 12, 2013, 8:21 am

For the past two years, Upper West has been creating a name for itself as a hangout for locals seeking fresh, creative cuisine in the City’s southeastern corner at 3321 Pico Boulevard.

Construction of the Pico Branch Library is about 50 percent complete with completion scheduled for early 2014.

News, Santa Monica, Library, Pico Boulevard

Santa Monica's New Pico Library Gearing Up For Early 2014 Opening

Posted Aug. 23, 2013, 9:11 am

Santa Monica’s fifth public library branch has taken a few steps closer to being realized as council members approved last week furniture procurement, an automated system, and additional construction funding for the Pico Branch Library.

News, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard, Youth

Pico Youth & Family Center To Hold Town Hall Meeting Thursday At 6 pm

Posted Jun. 19, 2013, 12:32 pm

Santa Monica’s Pico Youth & Family Center will host a Town Hall meeting on Youth Violence Prevention and Trauma this Thursday, June 20.

SMMUSD school board member, PYFC founder, and Pico neighborhood resident Oscar de la Torre spoke at Sunday evening's vigil.

News, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Pico Neighborhood Comes Together At Sunday Vigil

Posted Jun. 17, 2013, 9:04 am

Santa Monica's Pico neighborhood youth, parents, and community leaders held a vigil and procession Sunday evening to bring healing to the community.

Candles are seen lit Tuesday morning outside the house on the corner of Yorkshire and Kansas in Santa Monica where Friday's shooting rampage began.

News, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Santa Monica Procession, Vigil Tonight; Updated Route Information

Posted Jun. 16, 2013, 9:32 am

In response to a rash of shootings and the persistence of gang related homicide in Santa Monica's Pico Neighborhood youth, parents, and community leaders are holding a vigil and procession today to bring healing to the community.

Candles are seen lit Tuesday morning outside the house on the corner of Yorkshire and Kansas in Santa Monica where Friday's shooting rampage began.

News, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Vigil Set For Sunday To Bring Pico Neighborhood Together

Posted Jun. 13, 2013, 7:40 am

The Pico Youth & Family Center will host a rally called the Santa Monica Vigil for Peace and Healing this Sunday at 6 pm.

Z Garden is celebrating its one-year anniversary at 2350 Pico Blvd with a celebration this Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon to 3 pm. by serving up their healthy Mediterranean food which is one of the healthiest fares to eat on the planet.

Dining, Restaurant, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard

Z Garden Celebrates Its First Birthday At 2350 Pico Boulevard In Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 22, 2013, 9:03 am

Z Garden is celebrating its one-year anniversary at 2350 Pico Blvd with a celebration this Saturday, Feb. 23 from noon to 3 pm. The restaurant’s owners have invited their long time friend Samir Kamoun (pictured right) to perform as a Charlie Chaplin (which he did for 30 plus years for Universal Studios).

Josie Le Balch celebrates the 12th anniversary of her restaurant at 2424 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Restaurant, Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard, Food

Josie Le Balch Celebrates Her Restaurant's 12th Year On Pico Blvd. In Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 6, 2013, 9:02 am

For more than 25 years, Josie Le Balch has been wowing the culinary community in Los Angeles and across the country with her progressive American fare that showcases French and Italian influences.

News, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard, Police Department

Santa Monica Police Investigate Pico Boulevard Shooting; Victim Recovering

Posted Dec. 9, 2012, 1:29 am

Santa Monica police are investigating a shooting that occurred 5:09 p.m. Saturday on Pico Boulevard at 18th Street that has left a woman working a fundraiser at Wicc Christian Bookstore with non-life-threatening bullet wounds.

Seven Days, Theater, Santa Monica, Pico Boulevard, Youth

Last Chance: Kids & Teens On Stage Theater Concludes Annual Fall Play Festival

Posted Dec. 7, 2012, 12:44 am

Kids & Teens On Stage Theater concludes its Annual 2012 Fall Play Festival next week with varying show times and days. Both “Oliver Twist: His First Night in London” and “Snow White” will conclude this Wednesday, Dec. 12.

LA Times movie writer Glenn Whipp (left) interviews filmmaker David O. Russell at the Vidiots Foundation screening of his new movie “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Film, Pico Boulevard, Non Profits

A New Mission At Vidiots Foundation In Santa Monica

Posted Dec. 3, 2012, 2:00 am

In 1985, Patty Cohen and Cathy Tauber shared a passion for film and opened Vidiots, the movie-rental house on the corner of 3rd Street and Pico in the Santa Monica seaside neighborhood of Ocean Park.

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