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It's Lights On!

Santa Monica, Pacific Park

Lights On for the Ferris Wheel!

Posted May. 27, 2016, 11:04 am

It’s “Lights On” for Pacific Park’s Ferris Wheel, celebrating its 20th Birthday with a nearly $1 million new lighting package on the world-famous Ferris wheel that features higher resolution, greater color depth and faster “frames per second” display speed.

Annenberg

Santa Monica, He Annenberg Community Beach House, Playapalooza,

Summer Fun at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Posted May. 26, 2016, 11:30 am

June 10 – September 5, 2016 Looking for relaxation, recreation or a bit of both this summer? The Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica is the place for you, with plenty of opportunities for a great day at the beach!

COAST Open Streets

News, Santa Monica, Conservancy, Coast

Conservancy Tours featured during COAST Open Streets

Posted May. 25, 2016, 3:01 pm

COAST Open Streets will continue its celebration of the opening of the Expo line from Culver City to Santa Monica by offering free tours at Ocean Park of the Preservation Resource Center located at 2520 2nd Street on Sunday June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gabaldon Day Celebration

News, Santa Monica, Conservancy, Gabaldon

Santa Monica Conservancy celebrates 5th Annual Nick Gabaldon Day

Posted May. 25, 2016, 2:59 pm

The Santa Monica Conservancy will join Heal the Bay, the Black Surfers Collective, the Surf Bus Foundation and other groups to celebrate the life and legacy of Nack Gabaldon, Santa Monica Bay’s first documented surfer of African and Mexican American descent, Saturday June 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Inkwell, Tower 20.

Sun, Sand and Sea exhibition

Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, Photography

Sun Sand Sea to Feature Vintage Santa Monica

Posted May. 25, 2016, 11:39 am

Santa Monica Place Presents Pop-Up “Sun Sand Sea”.Photo Exhibition From June 3-July 3 Photographs from1920s-1950s and New Works from Contemporary Artist, Hueman

Santa Monica Bay Red Cross Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers and 100 years of Red Cross in LA

News, Red Cross, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Bay Red Cross Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers and 100 years of Red Cross in LA

Posted May. 23, 2016, 12:39 pm

Santa Monica Bay Red Cross Chapter celebrated 100 years of the organization in Los Angeles with a vibrant night of art and music at Bergamot Station.

Santa Monica Airport

Santa Monica, Santa Monica Airport, Smo

Santa Monica Airport Private Aircraft Crash

Posted May. 23, 2016, 12:24 pm

Sunday afternoon saw a private Aircrasft crash at the east end of the Santa Monica Airport Runway.

Expo

News, Santa Monica, Expo, Francie Stefan

We Talk With the City's Mobility Manager About Expo (VIDEO)

Posted May. 23, 2016, 11:56 am

Metro’s Expo Line into Santa Monica Opened Friday - Francie Stefan, Mobility Manager with the City of Santa Monica spoke with The Mirror about Accessibility Options.

Food Drive

News, Santa Monica, Flair Cleaners

Food Drive at Dry Cleaners to Help Westside Food Bank

Posted May. 19, 2016, 12:25 pm

Flair Cleaners Santa Monica is hosting a Flair Cares Spring Food Drive until May 31, benefiting the Westside Food Bank.

Landmark House

News, Santa Monica, Second Street

Landmark Victorian Home on 2nd Restored and on the Market

Posted May. 18, 2016, 3:07 pm

One of three remaining cottages, of an original seven, that made up the Santa Monica Turn-of-the-Century Thematic District has just been restored by the city and developer.

Traffic

News, Santa Monica, Pch, Traffic

Congestion Leaves Commuters Questioning Traffic Notification System

Posted May. 18, 2016, 1:20 pm

A two-lane closure left only one lane open yesterday on the southbound PCH beginning south of Santa Monica Canyon up to the California Incline.

WSCCOG Chair Kevin McKeown with Executive Director Cecilia Estolano

News, Santa Monica, Kevin Mckeown

Santa Monica City Councilmember Kevin McKeown Elected Chair of Westside Cities Council of Governments

Posted May. 16, 2016, 1:07 pm

Santa Monica City Councilmember and former Mayor Kevin McKeown has been elected Chair of the Westside Cities Council of Governments (Westside Cities COG), a multi-jurisdictional body that addresses regional issues including traffic, transit, social services, and sustainability.

Parking structure at Expo Sepulveda.

News, Santa Monica, Metro, Mewtro

Need Metro Expo Line Parking? You Can Buy Your Spot! Sunday

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:34 pm

A total of 221 Metro Expo Line parking spots will be up for sale Sunday morning, enabling early-morning commuters a guaranteed place to park at three Expo stations.

Daily Dues to Double at Civic

News, Santa Monica, Parking, Civic

Daily Parking Dues to Double at Santa Monica Civic

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:32 pm

In light of the opening of the Expo line and the very real possibility that many commuters may need somewhere to park their cars before boarding the train, Santa Monica City Council voted Tuesday to up the parking prices at a range of parking lots across the City, with the Civic Center lot hit the hardest.

Samohi Program Finishes Festival on a High Note.

News, Samohi, Santa Monica

All That Jazz - Samohi Program Finishes Festival on a High Note

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:30 pm

The Santa Monica High School Jazz program put on award-winning performances at the Westlake High School Jazz Festival Saturday, May 7.

500 Broadway Edges Forward

News, Santa Monica, 500 Broadway

500 Broadway Edges Forward

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:28 pm

The hotly-contested 500 Broadway mixed-use development was back before Santa Monica City Council Tuesday evening, with the project set to soon be on its way to the Architectural Review Board (ARB).

Snapchat’s SMO Move Approved

News, Santa Monica, Snapchat

Snapchat’s SMO Move Approved

Posted May. 13, 2016, 12:13 pm

The familiar ghost, to anyone under the age of 21, is one of the world’s hottest tech brands, and it’s been given the go-ahead to call Santa Monica Airport home.

On the senate floor

News, Santa Monica, Ben Allen

California Legislature Declares May ‘Travel and Tourism Month’

Posted May. 11, 2016, 1:54 pm

Visit California, a nonprofit statewide organization that promotes California on behalf of the state’s tourism industry, announced today that both houses of the Legislature passed a resolution declaring May 2016 and every May thereafter as California Travel and Tourism Month.

Gondolas

News, Santa Monica, Things To Do, Pacific Park

Pacific Park Spotlights 20 Years On: 20 Gondolas For 20th Birthday Celebration

Posted May. 6, 2016, 1:18 pm

In honor of Pacific Park’s 20th Birthday, each evening beginning Friday, May 6, Pacific Park will illuminate one of the Ferris wheel’s 20 gondolas with the respective year to spotlight a Park milestone, starting with 1996

Parks

News, Parks, Santa Monica

Santa Monica to Host LA County's First Neighborhood Parks Discussion

Posted May. 6, 2016, 12:26 pm

Santa Monica will host LA County's first regional public meeting Monday to discuss needs assessments and funding measures to support parks. Park Representatives will facilitate discussion, highlighting the need of $21.5 billion for neighborhood parks and open spaces across LA County.

LUVE supporters gather at City Hall

News, Santa Monica, Luve

The Power of LUVE

Posted May. 5, 2016, 12:39 pm

A small contingent of grassroots resident activists gathered on the steps of Santa Monica City Hall this morning to submit to the City two stacks of boxes filled with signed Land Use Voter Empowerment (LUVE) initiative petitions.

Santa Monica's City Clerk Team

News, Santa Monica, City Clerks

It's Municipal Clerk's Week! Time to Recognize Our City's Team

Posted May. 5, 2016, 12:13 pm

It's time to celebrate city clerks! A Proclamation, issued by the Santa Monica City Council, on April 12, resolves that the week of May 1-7, 2016 is designated as "Municipal Clerks Week."

lindberg

News, Santa Monica, Pilots

Departing from the Santa Monica Airport, Female Pilot Retraces Lindbergh's Airmail Routes

Posted May. 5, 2016, 11:19 am

Reenactment of Lindbergh Flight to Touch Down at Santa Monica Airport - World renowned Aviator, Adventurer and International Speaker Tracey Curtis-Taylor is scheduled to arrive at Santa Monica Airport on the afternoon of Sunday, May 8.

Zip Car

News, Santa Monica, Zipcar

Zipcar Partners with Santa Monica City in Mobility Push

Posted May. 4, 2016, 2:07 pm

The City of Santa Monica today announced the launch of a new partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, to expand Zipcar’s presence in Santa Monica, bringing Zipcar’s “wheels when you want them” membership service to even more area residents, businesses, visitors, and students.

TV personality Karina Smirnoff attends BritWeek’s 10th Anniversary VIP Reception and Gala.

Celebrity, Santa Monica, Lifestyle

Stars Shine At BritWeek LA Gala In Santa Monica

Posted May. 4, 2016, 10:03 am

The Brits showed Santa Monica on Sunday evening that they know how to throw a grand party.

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