Posted Dec. 18, 2015, 9:26 am
When RAND Corporation’s Michael Rich last visited the Rotary Club of Santa Monica more than a half-decade ago, he reported on RAND’s global expansion and early days in Santa Monica.
Posted Dec. 11, 2015, 9:41 am
How did New Line Cinema nab Peter Jackson and his vision for the fantastically successful “Lord of the Rings” trilogy?
Posted Nov. 27, 2015, 9:18 am
The Santa Monica Rotary Club merged with its sister club in Westwood Village Friday, Nov. 20 to revel in the greatest cross-town rivalry in football: USC vs. UCLA.
Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 9:38 am
The key to a successful Craft Talk at Rotary is to have your fellow Rotarians walk away with a tangible sense of you and your family. The purpose of it is for Club members to find out how they and the Craft Talkers fit into, and form a unit within, the family of Rotary.
Posted Oct. 30, 2015, 9:08 am
North Korea is a time bomb. That was the thesis behind Dr. Bruce Bennett’s talk at the weekly Rotary of Santa Monica meeting Friday, Oct. 23.
Posted Oct. 23, 2015, 8:45 am
When the Los Angeles City Council voted to legalize urban beekeeping last week, they overturned a 136-year-old ban on the practice going back thousands of years.
Posted Oct. 11, 2015, 9:38 am
If there was one takeaway from the Santa Monica Rotary meeting Friday, Oct. 2, it was that “we all came out of Africa – We are all related,” said Santa Monica Rotary President Tom Loo. “There is no such thing as race, quite frankly.”
Posted Oct. 3, 2015, 11:23 am
Dr. Dao Shing Ni has never taken an aspirin or ibuprofen in his life.
Posted Sep. 24, 2015, 1:17 pm
In the two weeks leading up to Beutner’s talk, his title on the calendar needed editing. The publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times had been unceremoniously ousted by what he called, “the Chicago overlords.”
Posted Sep. 18, 2015, 6:00 am
This week Snapchat updated its app to include a layer of different “lenses” for taking a selfie. This is what Dr. Hao Li would call realtime facial animation.
Posted Sep. 4, 2015, 9:37 am
Dr. J. Zink’s mission Aug. 28 was to improve the quality of love among Santa Monica Rotarians by distilling 42 years as a marriage therapist into a 35-minute talk.
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.