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News, Santa Monica, Boyb

Brock on Your Block: Part 2 of Santa Monica History Museum

Posted Jul. 29, 2016, 12:19 pm

In celebration of Santa Monica's 141st birthday, Phil finds a wealth of hometown history in the first segment of a 2-part episode at the Santa Monica History Museum, with Museum Manager Kathryn Evans.

An Evening on the Beach

News, Santa Monica, Audi, Douglas Elliman

Audi presents "An Evening on the Beach"

Posted Jul. 29, 2016, 12:15 pm

On Thursday, August 4th, the seventh annual An Evening on the Beach, presented by Audi, with support from Douglas Elliman Real Estate, will return to the Jonathan Beach Club Santa Monica in support of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels of Los Angeles.

California Incline

News, Santa Monica, The Ca Incline, Motorists

California Incline Delayed to Open in Time for Labor Day

Posted Jul. 29, 2016, 12:05 pm

The new California Incline is scheduled to reopen on Friday, September 2, 2016 in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend. The City originally planned to open the new structure to motorists and pedestrians prior to the Memorial Day weekend.


News, Santa Monica, Nerws

Pokemon Go Safety Tips with Atlas

Posted Jul. 29, 2016, 11:43 am

Chasing Pokemon? Check out Atlas' tips to not kill yourself while doing so.

Comic Con

News, Santa Monica, Comic-con

OpEd: Comic-Con: Just Let Us Write the Movies

Posted Jul. 29, 2016, 11:38 am

OpEd: One thing about trends is that evidence that they might be bad for us is too often late in arriving. Take those exploding hover-boards for example. You had to actually shell-out $300 and ride one for a while to realize that the overseas toy counterfeiters knocking them off like crazy had been so eager to make their money they didn’t dwell on the dangers of lithium batteries. It was “Liar liar…” but it was the customer’s pants that were literally on fire.


News, Santa Monica, Golf, 7th Annual Santa Monica Police Activities League

Golf Classic Raises $90,000 for Police Activities League

Posted Jul. 29, 2016, 11:33 am

More than 187 golfers and guests teed-up for the 7th Annual Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) Charity Golf Classic while raising approximately $90,000 last month, at Mountain Gate Country Club in Los Angeles.

Frank Valdez

News, Santa Monica, Camera Obscura

Camera OBscuRa Art Lab

Posted Jul. 29, 2016, 11:26 am

Camera Obscura Art Lab Saturday began showcasing the watercolor paintings of local sculptor and painter Frank Valdez. This is the culmination of Valdez’s residency at the Art Lab, which included teaching a class titled “Drawing What You See,” as well as producing one or two portraits a week with artistic techniques with which he was initially unfamiliar.


News, Santa Monica, Fire, Sand Fire, Santa Clarita

Sand Fire Smoke

Posted Jul. 29, 2016, 11:18 am

On Saturday morning, Santa Monica residents exited their homes and were shocked to discover ash raining from the sky, and a large black cloud blocking most of the sky, darkening the landscape and turning the bit of sun that peeked through, an apocalyptic-looking shade of red.

Tiedown and wall

News, Santa Monica, Smo

SMO: Closure or Political Grandstanding?

Posted Jul. 29, 2016, 11:13 am

Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a motion to consider a resolution indicating its intent to close the Santa Monica Airport (SMO) by June 30, 2018 or as soon as legally permitted. Council directed staff to bring a proposed resolution to its August 23, 2016 meeting.

 McClure Tunnel Closed

News, Santa Monica, Traffic

McClure Tunnel Closure for Maintenance at Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) Interchange and Santa Monica Freeway (I-10)

Posted Jul. 28, 2016, 12:47 pm

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close all lanes of the SR-1/I-10 Interchange at the McClure Tunnel for tunnel washing, crack sealing, brush removal, tree trimming, sweeping, delineator replacement, and graffiti removal on the following nights:

Spectacular Vernacular Tour

News, Santa Monica, Event

Spectacular Vernacular Tour Sunday, September 18 from 1 - 5 pm

Posted Jul. 28, 2016, 12:37 pm

Don’t tear it down! is the theme of our annual house tour, spotlighting the architectural qualities and charm of five vintage homes throughout Santa Monica. Three architectural styles will be featured— Victorian, Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival— with each home demonstrating different approaches to renovation and expansion. These homeowners chose to retain their historic homes and modify them for contemporary living rather than demolish and start anew.

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier Presents The 12th Annual PALpalooza

News, Santa Monica, Palpalooza, Cal-pal

Pacific Park’s 12th Annual PALpalooza

Posted Jul. 28, 2016, 11:15 am

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier hosted the 12th Annual PALpalooza on Tuesday, July 26 from 5-9 p.m. The Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) and more than 18 California Police Activities League (CAL-PAL) chapters received a free, fun-filled back-to-school treat.


News, Santa Monica, Zachary Cantor

Legal View By Zachary Cantor Principal, Cantor Law

Posted Jul. 28, 2016, 10:21 am

The next time you go out to eat, the most complicated part of your meal may be how to figure out the tip. For the past several years restaurant owners and employees have tangled over low wages, medical coverage and whether to divvy up tips. To diners, that’s left a confusing puzzle of arithmetic at the bottom of the bill, which can include a 3 percent medical insurance surcharge, a tacked-on 20 percent service charge – and sometimes even a line after that seeking a tip.

Heal The Bay

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Troubling Water Quality Report For L.A. River

Posted Jul. 27, 2016, 11:10 am

Popular recreation spots along the Los Angeles River suffer from very poor water quality, according to a technical report issued today by the environmental group Heal the Bay. Building on Heal the Bay’s work as a watchdog for public health at local beaches and freshwater swimming holes in the Santa Monica Mountains, the organization began monitoring popular, previously unmonitored freshwater recreational areas along the L.A. River last year.

Zeal Harris

News, Santa Monica, Studio Artist-in-residence

Zeal Harris announced as next Studio Artist-in-Residence at the Camera Obscura Art Lab late summer-autumn 2016

Posted Jul. 27, 2016, 10:55 am

From August 10 to November 12, 2016, Studio Artist-in-Residence Zeal Harris will lead workshops and create a series of narrative paintings exploring the impact of police violence on interpersonal relationships. Though her work often illustrates difficult realities, her style is colorful and filled with panache. Harris states:

Maria Carpenter

News, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Public Library, Smpl

Santa Monica Public Library Director Maria Carpenter Begins New Chapter

Posted Jul. 27, 2016, 10:42 am

Santa Monica Public Library Director Maria Carpenter has resigned her position to pursue professional opportunities close to her family on the East Coast. She has accepted the position of Library Director of Cambridge Public Library in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ms. Carpenter has served as SMPL Library Director since June 2014.


News, Apb, Santa Monica


Posted Jul. 23, 2016, 7:45 pm

Once Bitten, Twice Shy. On Sunday, July 10, at 1:54 a.m. officers of the Santa Monica Police Department were called out to the 2400 block of the Santa Monica Beach in order to investigate a report of possible domestic violence. While the officers were heading towards the location they were informed by dispatch that the victim had claimed that his boyfriend had struck him in the chest and face about 30 minutes prior to his summoning of police assistance. The officers were then updated with the couple’s new location which was said to have been at the intersection of Main Street and Strand Street.

medical app

News, Santa Monica, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles

Beyond the Doctor’s Office

Posted Jul. 23, 2016, 7:41 pm

Commuting, traffic, parking, and sitting in a waiting room can all be avoided with virtual healthcare, a convenient and innovative way of delivering care that many patients and clinicians are embracing. With telehealth, the ability to offer a broad scope of remote health care services, patients can easily access clinicians via phone visits, emails, online and through their smart phones.

LA Waterkeeper boat

News, Santa Monica

Lawsuit Filed Against State Water Board for Pollution

Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 12:26 pm

Los Angeles Waterkeeper filed a lawsuit Monday against the California State Water Resources Control Board and the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board for its decision permitting excessive copper and lead pollution in the Los Angeles River and its tributaries.


News, Santa Monica, Pokeman

Pokémon Go Captures City

Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 12:17 pm

Midnight Tuesday saw thousands descend on Santa Monica Pier despite everything being closed and the attractions shut-down for the evening. Their mission? To catch Pokémon. With eyes glued to their phones, eager Pokémon Go players are flocking to Santa Monica at all hours of the day and night in an effort to catch highly-sought after fictitious creatures and move their way up in the game.

Tony Vazquez

News, Santa Monica

Mayor to Host Kids Sports Clinic

Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 12:09 pm

Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez will host local youth in a Play Ball clinic as part of the United States Conference of Mayors’ continued support of the Play Ball summer initiative which focuses on the fun nature of baseball and softball and encourages and active and healthy lifestyle for kids in all communities.


News, Santa Monica, Energy

Spinning Solar Power to Conserve Energy

Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 11:29 am

SoCal energy providers teamed up Wednesday night for the first in a series of energy conservation issues aimed at getting people outside and away from their natural gas- and electricity-fueled homes and hotel rooms.


News, Santa Monica, Drought

Santa Monica Maintains Emergency Drought Measures

Posted Jul. 22, 2016, 11:05 am

The City of Santa Monica will maintain its current drought measures despite meeting its mandated local and state water conservation goal of 20 percent below 2013 usage levels, the City announced this week.

The first day of school should be an exciting time.

News, Santa Monica, Kindergarden, Parents

Preparing for the First day of School

Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 12:46 pm

Do you have a preschooler heading to kindergarten in September? Starting kindergarten is an exciting adventure for children and families. It’s a new beginning for learning, making friends, building confidence, and gaining independence. It’s also totally normal for both children and parents to be nervous and excited about starting kindergarten as well.

SPIKEY: Spikey is a calm and gentle dog who has great manners. He wants to be the best dog ever – for you! Spikey is a staff favorite who is easy to please. He likes other dogs, too. What are you waiting for? Adopt Spikey today!

News, Santa Monica, Nkla

NKLA Pets Of The Week!

Posted Jul. 21, 2016, 12:43 pm

LADYBUG: Meet Ladybug! She is an adorable 2-year-old beauty. Ladybug is a social girl, too. She’ll greet you with the prettiest meow in Los Angeles every day. So what’s not to love? Adopt Ladybug for $25 today!

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