Posted Jun. 14, 2014, 9:00 am
The Santa Monica High School’s softball team took home the CIF Division 4 Championship title on May 31. With a team of 17 girls, the accomplishment was no easy feat.
Posted Jun. 13, 2014, 9:14 am
The Samohi Alumni Association’s 25th Annual All-Class Picnic takes place this Saturday, June 14 from 11 am to 2 pm in the Quad at Santa Monica High School. All Samohi graduates are welcome.
Posted Jun. 2, 2014, 8:29 am
When it comes to inspirational football films, “Rudy” is often the gold standard. Here in Santa Monica, the City’s namesake high school has a “Rudy” of its own, and his name is Matthew Tapia. The 18-year-old-senior is the subject of short documentary.
Posted May. 25, 2014, 12:00 am
Matt Tapia was born three months premature and, at the time, given a 5 percent chance to survive. His weight at the time of birth: 1.5 pounds.
Posted May. 24, 2014, 5:29 am
Alex Gironda finally has his no-hitter. Behind the senior pitcher's 86-pitch, eight-strikeout, no-hit performance, the Santa Monica High School Vikings defeated the West Covina High School Bulldogs in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs 5-0, Friday afternoon.
Posted May. 23, 2014, 7:26 am
The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Guido Lamell, celebrates Memorial Day weekend with “Tango Fantastique” the final concert of its 2013-2014 season.
Posted May. 13, 2014, 10:11 pm
The Ocean League track and field championships were pretty much dead even after the competition ended on Thursday, May 9. And there were plenty of noteworthy performances from school and individuals representing Santa Monica and Westside Los Angeles.
Posted May. 9, 2014, 6:00 am
Eat|See|Hear presents “500 Days of Summer” outdoor movie event at 5:30 pm this Saturday.
Posted May. 6, 2014, 9:07 am
Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts was named the first–place grand prize winner in the classical instrumental category (oboe) at the 26th Annual Music Center Spotlight Awards.
Posted May. 6, 2014, 8:54 am
On the final Monday morning of February 2013, a handful of members of the Westboro Baptist Church took to the streets of Santa Monica and briefly protested in front of Santa Monica High School. The Kansas-based organization believed Samohi’s policy of being accepting of those in the gay and lesbian community was a little too friendly.
Posted Apr. 30, 2014, 6:32 am
The Santa Monica High School baseball team is one of the best squads in the CIF Southern Section Division III bracket. In fact, Samohi is the second ranked team in their division.
Posted Apr. 24, 2014, 8:25 am
The Santa Monica High School Winter Guard performed at the Winter Guard Association of Southern California Championships at Marina HS in Huntington Beach on Saturday, April 12.
Posted Apr. 24, 2014, 7:58 am
The Santa Monica High School athletic department has released details for tryouts for many of its sport programs. Student athletes interested in participating in football and want to try out for the sport, should come out June 30 until August 8.
Posted Apr. 19, 2014, 9:33 am
Serafina King wasn’t too fond of getting into the swimming pool at an early age. In fact, King, who takes classes at Santa Monica High School, downright despised learning how to swim.
Posted Apr. 18, 2014, 1:34 pm
Santa Monica High School wrestling coach/science teacher Mark Black has been taken off paid administrative leave and will be back in the classroom on Monday, April 21, when staff and students return from Spring Break.
Posted Apr. 9, 2014, 7:10 am
Some local basketball players were named to the All-CIF Southern Section 2013-14 teams. From the Westside, it was Shanon Volpis from Pacifica Christian. When you have a player like Windward’s Jordin Canada on your side of town, it is easy to get overlooked.
Posted Apr. 8, 2014, 9:01 am
I regret that my statements issued on Friday have been misconstrued by many people reacting through social media and the press.
Posted Apr. 7, 2014, 9:34 am
An online petition to reinstate a Santa Monica High School teacher involved in a physical altercation with a student has collected more than 3,500 signatures while a Facebook group "We Support Coach Black of Samohi" has passed 10,000 members.
Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 7:17 pm
A Santa Monica High School teacher has been placed on leave and an investigation is under way following a physical altercation with a student inside a classroom on Friday.
Posted Apr. 4, 2014, 11:09 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to incorporate boys and girls lacrosse into the curriculum at Santa Monica High School.
Posted Mar. 30, 2014, 6:00 am
Santa Monica High School’s Jazz Band 1, 2, and Combo competed at the Newbury Park High School Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 22.
Posted Mar. 29, 2014, 7:40 am
Santa Monica High School’s Team Marine students last weekend and early this week were busy “eco-educating and eco-activating” themselves at back-to-back events.
Posted Mar. 5, 2014, 9:04 am
Jennifer Gsell and Quinn D’Andrea have been named winners of the National YoungArts Foundation’s 2014 YoungArts competition in the discipline of popular voice. They are both seniors that attend Santa Monica High School and met in the high school’s choir department directed by Mr. Jeffe Hulls.
Posted Feb. 27, 2014, 8:08 am
The Music Center, one of the largest and most renowned performing arts centers in the nation, has announced 124 talented Southern Californian high school students as semifinalists of its 26th Annual Spotlight Awards.
Posted Feb. 27, 2014, 6:19 am
Hopes for Santa Monica High to repeat as CIF boys basketball champs were abruptly dashed by a visiting Rancho Cucamonga team on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Rancho Cucamonga took the lead in all four quarters to roll to a 74-56 CIF-SS Division 1AA win against Samohi.