Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:41 am
The Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel and Los Angeles International Airport gateway pylons are among the iconic structures around the world that will go dark for 60 minutes tonight in observance of the World Wildlife Fund's annual Earth Hour call for energy conservation.
Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 9:02 am
The acclaimed free children’s concert series "Wake Up With The Waves" returns to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday mornings, starting this weekend.
Posted Mar. 25, 2015, 10:09 am
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier joins Earth Hour in its “Use Your Power To Change Climate Change” mantra with a one-hour, “lights-off” on the world-famous Pacific Wheel Ferris wheel, except for the wheel rim safety lighting, at 8:30 pm this Saturday, March 28. The Pacific Wheel is the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel.
Posted Mar. 4, 2015, 9:58 am
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will host its annual job fair to hire more than 75 employees for Spring Break and Summer positions on Saturday, March 14 from 9 am to 2 pm.
Posted Feb. 20, 2015, 9:05 am
The unique ecosystem of birds and snakes in Palisades Park next to the entry of Santa Monica Pier is being endangered by a proposed ban on all wild and exotic pets from the Pier and its surroundings.
Posted Feb. 13, 2015, 7:54 am
Sightings of whales along the Southern California coast are already exceeding last year’s record-breaking numbers.
Posted Feb. 13, 2015, 7:45 am
The family of well known Santa Monica resident Mukui Ram will host a memorial today to celebrate his life. It will be held at the end of the Santa Monica Pier at 5 pm.
Posted Feb. 12, 2015, 8:48 am
Pacific Park's Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier will have a special Valentine’s Day lighting display this Saturday from sunset (5:42 pm) to midnight.
Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 9:45 am
Sightings of whales along the Southern California coast are already exceeding last year’s record-breaking numbers. Come show some love for the whales at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium during “Whale of a Weekend” next weekend on Feb 14 and 15.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:18 am
As many of you know I have lived my entire life in service of Santa Monica. I believe in the people of Santa Monica and I am so touched by the generosity of spirit and the compassion I see every day here in my hometown.
Posted Dec. 5, 2014, 8:48 am
On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 9, a celebration at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier will be providing the means to donate to a local charity and have fun at the same time, thanks to the birthday boy himself.
Posted Nov. 27, 2014, 9:11 am
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier presents a cornucopia of autumn patterns and colors for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend including orange and green, among others.
Posted Nov. 13, 2014, 8:17 am
Electronic cigarettes will be banned in all non-smoking areas in Santa Monica beginning today, including the Santa Monica Pier, beaches and the Third Street Promenade.
Posted Nov. 10, 2014, 9:44 am
Teams of high school and college students all over Los Angeles will compete in the Los Angeles region’s 2nd Annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest this weekend.
Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:52 am
The 2nd annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl will bring out the undead on Halloween night for a chilling bar crawl in the heart of the city this Friday, Oct. 31.
Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 8:01 am
In lieu of the Halloween season, Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is incorporating a number of spooky themes into its family-friendly activities this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26, starting at 12:30 pm, the Pier Aquarium will be hosting a “fintastic” Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos celebration, with costume wear encouraged.
Posted Oct. 19, 2014, 9:29 am
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier welcomes Paul Garnica as Food and Beverage Director for the two-acre amusement park.
Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 2:17 pm
Traditional yoga is taught very differently from how it’s learned in America, and instructor Ryan Silvers is elated to offer locals a chance to experience what he coins “the next stage of yoga”.
Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 10:09 am
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce will today, Oct. 15 host its monthly "Business @ Sunset Networking Event" featuring candidates for the Santa Monica City Council, SMMUSD Board of Education, and SMC Board of Trustees as well as other local state and congressional seats.
Posted Oct. 5, 2014, 9:29 am
A jubilant group of Irish charity motorcyclists arrived Thursday at the end of their fundraising run across America, welcomed to the Santa Monica Pier by Santa Monica Councilman Kevin McKeown, himself a dual citizen of the U.S. and the Irish Republic.
Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 9:01 am
A fun-filled, charitable event will take place on the Santa Monica Pier this Sunday, Oct. 5 in the form of the 15th annual Mattel Party on the Pier as part of a partnership between Mattel and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.
Posted Oct. 2, 2014, 9:36 am
Back by popular demand, the iconic Santa Monica Pier presents Front Porch Cinema, a free community movie experience under the stars every Friday night starting on Oct. 3.
Posted Sep. 18, 2014, 8:46 am
The American Heart Association will host its second annual Heart Walk at the Santa Monica Pier this Sunday, Sept. 21. An estimated 5,000 people are expected to attend.
Posted Sep. 8, 2014, 9:22 am
Santa Monica police and Los Angeles County lifeguards searched around Santa Monica Pier for about an hour in response to a report that someone had jumped into the ocean, but then concluded that the jumper got out of the water unaided, authorities said today.
Posted Aug. 20, 2014, 9:01 am
The Santa Monica Pier is in for a rare treat this Thursday, Aug. 21, as the Zombies take over the stage at the Twilight Concert Series.