Posted Aug. 28, 2015, 9:36 am
The Planet Mars is arguably the last frontier in space exploration (for now). When will we reach it? How will we get there? What will it take? And why do we want to go?
Posted Aug. 21, 2015, 8:57 am
Imagine a cure-all type of device that zaps away brain disorders to undo years of trauma and other mental conditions that therapy could never dream of unraveling. Alzheimer’s, autism, anxiety, sleep and eating disorders, and addiction could all vanish within days.
Posted Aug. 7, 2015, 9:34 am
That fabled Texas-sized island made of trash in our ocean, the Great Pacific garbage patch, does not exist. Nor is there a plastic zoo or trash vortex. It’s something more insidious that exists in our waters, and it can’t be cleaned up.
Posted Jul. 31, 2015, 9:25 am
Four decades after Apollo 17 astronauts shot the “Blue Marble,” the first complete true-color image of the entire Earth, NASA released the updated version earlier this month of the fully sunlit Earth from one million miles away.
Posted Jul. 24, 2015, 9:20 am
Last week’s Rotary meeting was a crash course lesson in Santa Monica’s genesis. The main theme was the city’s roots as an auto racing destination, and the syllabus included buzzworthy L.A. trivia, as well as which streets used to be the auto track.
Posted Jul. 3, 2015, 6:00 am
Rotary District 5280 Foundation chair Rick Mendoza spoke to the Santa Monica Rotary Club June 26 about the Paul Harris Society, a 15-year-old program named for Rotary’s founder, and encouraged Rotarians to annually support the Rotary Foundation.
Posted Jun. 26, 2015, 9:24 am
Last Friday, businessman Greg Chapman spoke to Santa Monica Rotarians at their weekly meeting about dressing for success, his business slogan that has earned him millions of dollars and countless clientele success stories, some of which he recounted.
Posted Jun. 23, 2015, 9:24 am
Twenty volunteers gathered at The Children's Place on Saturday, June 13, for the 2015 Rotary Day of Service, a day where members of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica continue their "Legacy of Service" in the Santa Monica community.
Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:30 am
Santa Monica rotarians Christine Mirasy-Glasco and Rob Santos spoke at Rotary’s “Craft Talks” themed meeting last Friday, giving those in attendance a peek into their lives.
Posted Jun. 12, 2015, 9:45 am
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica held its Public Service Recognition Day last Friday, a day when Rotary thanks and honors the “organizations in Santa Monica that make it such a special place to live.”
Posted Jun. 5, 2015, 11:37 am
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica heard from motivational speaker and podcast enthusiast Sam Crowley at its meeting last Friday.
Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:29 am
There were a lot of new smiling faces at the Santa Monica Rotary meeting last Friday, and they belonged to the Rotarian scholarship recipients and their proud parents.
Posted May. 15, 2015, 9:54 am
A sing-along of the pop-hit “The Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats got the Santa Monica Rotary meeting underway last Friday.
Posted May. 1, 2015, 9:07 am
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica celebrated Staff Support Day on Friday, April 24, as several club members brought along guests deserving of appreciation. From co-workers to assistants, Riviera Country Club was bustling with additional colleagues and friends, all of whom became acquainted with the club during the meeting’s introductions.
Posted Apr. 24, 2015, 8:59 am
The guest speaker at last Friday’s April 17 Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting enlightened the Rotarians on a hot topic: the state water crisis. Although the issue is consistently in the news, speaker Matthew Fienup, who holds a master’s degree in economics from UCSB and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in a relevant field, offered a unique mindset from the viewpoint of an economist.
Posted Apr. 17, 2015, 7:54 am
Last Friday, April 10, marked a special themed “Hobby Day” during the Santa Monica Rotary Club’s weekly meeting. After a prayerful invocation by Matt Williams, the club members collectively crooned “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in honor of the recent MLB kickoff.
Posted Apr. 3, 2015, 9:00 am
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica had the opportunity to become more acquainted with their fellow club members through the familiar Craft Talks program on Friday, March 31, during which Rotarians share with the rest of the club more details about their personal and professional lives.
Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:32 am
Santa Monica Rotarians at the March 20 meeting were enlightened by a knowledgeable investor about the world of entrepreneurship. Before the guest speaker shared his perspectives, Rotarian Russ Warner led the club in an invocation and song leaders Matt Williams and Ken Waltzer jubilantly led the Rotarians into the classic “Under the Boardwalk” with a lyrical spin.
Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 8:26 am
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is currently accepting applications for its Community and Youth Grants program from non-profit organizations that serve the Santa Monica area and address the needs of those less fortunate in our community.
Posted Mar. 20, 2015, 9:07 am
At the March 13 Santa Monica Rotary Club meeting, members had the opportunity to learn more about the weekly Rotary venue that they spend most of their Friday afternoons: the ever-so-familiar Riviera Country Club.
Posted Mar. 13, 2015, 8:42 am
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica commemorated Literacy Day at its weekly meeting Friday, March 6, with the spotlight on children’s books. To kick off the meeting, Charlie Follette presented the Rotarians with an invocation.
Posted Mar. 6, 2015, 8:31 am
Members of the Rotary Club of Santa Monica received a glimpse of the projects that their funds support at their meeting last Friday, Feb. 28.
Posted Feb. 27, 2015, 8:37 am
There are few people in this world as well traveled, well informed, and as brave as Steve McAndrew. As the head of emergency operations for the International Federation of the Red Cross, he works globally on all sorts of projects. When he’s not out in the field, which he is 50 to 75 percent of his year, he’s mentoring, training, and working on policy development. Lately he’s been in Sierra Leone, in the middle of the biggest Ebola outbreak the world has yet to see.
Posted Feb. 20, 2015, 8:55 am
This past Valentine’s Day, a group of about 30 volunteers – comprised of Santa Monica Rotarians and WISE & Healthy Aging affiliates – embodied the spirit of the love-centered holiday by delivering treats to the homes of local senior citizens.
Posted Feb. 15, 2015, 9:42 am
Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Santa Monica gathered at Pico Youth & Family Center on Saturday, Jan. 24, for a Rotary Day of Service to continue their “Legacy of Service” in the Santa Monica community.