Santa Monica Beat
Welcome to the "Santa Monica Beat," Santa Monica's newest show that will appear every Monday morning at 9 a.m. The show will alternate between covering current events, entertainment, local business, and youth.
LATEST: May. 19, 2013In this episode, TOP STORY: The Shack Bar and Restaurant said good-bye to their regulars and friends over the weekend as they prepare to leave Wilshire Boulevard. METRO CAB: And Metro Cab will tell you what you can do to support the USO. SM MIX: For the 34th straight year, the Venice Art Walk and Auctions celebrated art in the Los Angeles community.
Posted May. 15, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: This weekend, families from LA County will walk to show their support for suffering children in Africa. HERO ECO: And one group showed off their latest electric bikes at the Santa Monica Pier last weekend. SM MIX: On Sunday morning, Downtown Santa Monica will have runners competing in a city tradition.
Posted May. 13, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: Residents of Los Angeles County came to Santa Monica to see the latest in green technology for home improvement. MAIN STREET: Main Street Santa Monica will tell you how they can help you decorate your home. SM MIX: The makers of a raw and organic juice cleansing line hosted their first annual BluePrintFit event to jumpstart the summer.
Posted May. 8, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: The Santa Monica Fire Department worked side-by-side with other departments from LA County as wildfire spread from Thousand Oaks to the Santa Monica Mountains. MAIN STREET: And with mother’s day right around the corner, Main Street Santa Monica wants you to make her feel special for her big day. SM MIX: MuchLove Animal Rescue will be bringing their love to the West LA Animal Shelter for an all-day adoption marathon.
Posted May. 6, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: Downtown Santa Monica let the British take over the Third Street Promenade this weekend to celebrate Britweek. EDLEN HOME: Michael Edlen has another great house to show you, for the home of the month. SM MIX: The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel gave diners a unique restaurant experience on Sunday.
Posted Apr. 29, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: Supporters of Paul Conrad's Chain Reaction Sculpture held a benefit concert over the weekend at Rusty's Surf Ranch. SM MIX: The 26th annual Los Angeles Modernism Show and Sale returned to the Barker Hangar this weekend, featuring more than 50 exhibitors from across the globe.
Posted Apr. 24, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: The Santa Monica City Council revisited the controversial issue of commercial fitness instruction on the city’s beaches and parks. METRO CAB: And metro cab will tell you what you can do to support the USO. SM MIX: And if approved by city officials, Cirque Du Soleil will be performing an extended-run of their world-class, under-the-big-top entertainment on the Santa Monica Pier in 2014.
Posted Apr. 22, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: Twenty-five contestants took the stage, hoping they would go home with the crown for the second annual Miss Santa Monica Pageant Sunday evening. SM MIX: The Stop Cancer organization hosted a benefit at Tiato restaurant Saturday night to raise money for cancer research.
Posted Apr. 17, 2013
In this episode, we'll see how the City Council continued their commitment to youth soccer, and find out details about the Annenberg Community Beach House's paddleboard race.
Posted Apr. 15, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: An online environmental activist teamed up with a well-known Samohi alum to clean Santa Monica Beach this weekend. SM MIX: The Otis College of Art and Design held its 2nd Annual Kite Festival on Sunday, and invited visitors to enjoy a day of kite-flying, sandcastle building, and face-painting.
Posted Apr. 10, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: The Convention and Visitors Bureau is using a new strategy to spread the city’s business abroad. SM MIX: On Sunday, the Otis College of Art and Design will hold its 2nd Annual Kite Festival.
Posted Apr. 8, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: The Santa Monica chapter of the American Red Cross took a night off from saving lives to roll out the red carpet. METRO CAB: And metro cab will tell you what you can do to support the USO. SM MIX: Santa Monica's Museum of Flying is currently hosting the first-ever international exhibition that examines the past, present and future of airport design.
Posted Apr. 3, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: As chef and owner of the restaurant L.A. Farm, Stefan Richter will celebrate 15 years of culinary success by offering 3-courses for just $15. BOB GABRIEL CO: Here’s another tip from Bob Gabriel insurance to help you in case of an auto accident. SM MIX: Celebrities will walk the red carpet at the Fairmont Miramar on Saturday for the annual Red Tie Affair.
Posted Apr. 1, 2013
In this episode, we'll explore the disconnect between the Pico Youth and Family Center and the City of Santa Monica. TAXES: Samuel Moses C.P.A. has another tip to help you with your taxes.
Posted Mar. 28, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: Learn to Surf LA continued their ongoing partnership with SurfAid International by offering a free surf lesson to a group of local teenagers from low-income families. METRO CAB: And Metro Cab will tell you what you can do to support the USO. SM MIX: The Santa Monica J.C.'s will team up with the UCLA Family Commons to present the 21st Annual Peter Rabbit Day.
Posted Mar. 25, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: We’ll meet a local non-profit animal rescue organization that’s placed over 3,000 dogs and cats into their forever homes. EDLEN: Michael Edlen has another great house to show you, for the home of the month. SM MIX: On Tuesday, the Santa Monica City Council finally decided their plans for the future of Village Trailer Park.
Posted Mar. 20, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: Last week, the city of Santa Monica installed thirteen BigBelly Solar Compactors and Recycling Units along Main Street's shops and restaurants. SM MIX: Nickelodeon and Toyota have partnered-up, and are inviting the public to celebrate the upcoming Kids' Choice Awards.
Posted Mar. 18, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: We’ll see who ran in the LA Marathon KO’AN: Here’s another tip from the Ko’An Center. SM MIX: Take a stroll through the Airport Artwalk.
Posted Mar. 13, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: Santa Monica recently honored local residents and businesses at the 2013 Sustainable Quality Awards with a luncheon at the Sheraton Delfina Hotel. SM MIX: This weekend, roads will be closed from Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier for the LA Marathon.
Posted Mar. 11, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: The Chamber of Commerce and the city’s Commission on the Status of Women hosted a networking breakfast on Friday morning at the Market in Santa Monica Place to recognize the achievements of the city’s female leaders. CAB: Metro Cab will tell you what you can do to support the USO. SM MIX: Pacifica Christian high school brought young film buffs from all over southern California to their annual film festival.
Posted Mar. 6, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: Upper West restaurant modified their dining room this week with help from a local artist. TAX TIP: It’s time for another tip from Samuel Moses C.P.A. to help you with your taxes. SM MIX: Members of an LA farmer’s market paper held a Ping Pong Tournament over the weekend to promote sustainability.
Posted Mar. 4, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: We'll follow up with the Pico Youth and Family Center at its annual art fundraiser. BOB GABRIEL CO. INSURANCE: A tip on how to protect yourself and your family from water damage. SM MIX: Get a glimpse at how the Santa Monica Aquarium was brimming with family fun.
Posted Feb. 27, 2013
In this episode, we’ll learn about the city's beach bootcamp controversy, and meet the people behind an Oscar winning documentary. Right here in the Santa Monica Beat.
Posted Feb. 25, 2013
In this episode, we’ll follow a local rally against gun violence, and see a benefit concert with three female tribute bands. Right here in the Santa Monica Beat.
Posted Feb. 22, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: Johnny Rockets celebrated its patriotism this President's Day with one of America's most popular condiments. SM MIX: One of Santa Monica's most prestigious resort destinations is set to take-on an exciting redevelopment plan.
Posted Feb. 22, 2013
In this episode, we'll see why a group of women spoke out against violence on Valentine's Day and go behind-the-scenes of a stage production of the Terminator. All that and more right here in the Santa Monica Beat.
Posted Feb. 13, 2013
In this episode, we'll check the progress of Samohi's new Science and Technology building and see how one artist is transitioning from sculptures to fashion.
Posted Feb. 11, 2013
In this episode, TOP STORY: We’ll take a ride down Ocean Park Boulevard to see the city's newest go-green initiative with our reporter Brianna Moles. KO’AN BEAUTY: Here’s another tip from the Ko’An center to help you stay beautiful. SM MIX: Check out highlights from the Live Ultimate Run Los Angeles. NEKTER JUICE: Visit Nekter’s new location in downtown Santa Monica.
Posted Feb. 6, 2013
In this episode, we'll see how the American Legion is helping veterans attending SMC, and see the new look of a local video store, right here in the Santa Monica Beat.
Posted Feb. 4, 2013
In this episode, we'll see how the community used their bowling abilities to raise money for a good cause, and see how Santa Monica fit into the NAACP Awards, right here in the Santa Monica Beat.
Posted Jan. 30, 2013
In this episode, we'll tell you about tonight's homeless count and give you details about Friday's Super Bowl-A-Thon.
Posted Jan. 28, 2013
In this episode, we'll take you to the Santa Monica State of the City Address, and check out the Youth of the Year winner.
Posted Jan. 23, 2013
In this episode, we'll see if the Chain Reaction sculpture will remain on Main Street and tour the City’s best restaurants for DineLA.
Posted Jan. 21, 2013
In this episode, we'll tell you what's going on with the coaches at Santa Monica College and why they are not being paid in full, and we visit the region's longest running global art fair.
Posted Jan. 16, 2013
In this episode we’ll find out what’s happening between the residents of the Mountain View Trailer Park.
Posted Jan. 14, 2013
In this special episode, we'll see how the Pico Youth and Family Center handled the possibility of losing their funding.
Posted Jan. 9, 2013
In this episode, we have the latest details about the Nativity Scene Committee’s lawsuit against the City of Santa Monica and we check out some of Santa Monica’s most talented teens on stage.
Posted Jan. 7, 2013
In today's episode, we’ll see the new healthy food cooking in the city’s top kitchens, and tell you where Santa Monica’s two head chiefs will compete for a great cause.
Posted Jan. 2, 2013
In today's episode, we'll take a look at some of the highlights from 2012 including the Santa Monica protest that made national headlines, an upgrade to the city’s safety facilities, and an event that honored our local heroes.
Posted Dec. 31, 2013
TOP STORY: It’s New Year’s Eve, which means Downtown and Main Street will have Plenty of hotspots. SANTA MONICA MIX: The gun tragedies of this past year have forced Jerry Rubin to fight for a new cause.
Posted Dec. 24, 2012
TOP STORY: After five rounds of voting, the City Council appointed long-time member Pam O’Connor as Mayor for the next two years. SANTA MONICA MIX: The PAL gift opening made this Christmas, extra special for some local children. SPORTS: The Crossroads basketball team played New Roads this week, check out highlights from the battle of the roads.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
TOP STORY: The Santa Monica City Council welcomed its two new elected officials on Tuesday. SANTA MONICA MIX: The Santa Monica Pub Crawl raised money for a good cause. SPORTS: Crossroads Boys Soccer was in action check out the highlights!
Posted Dec. 10, 2012
TOP STORY: Main Street brought in the holiday spirit with their annual celebration. EDLEN: Real estate agent Michael Edlen has a place in the Palisades that could be the next place you call home. SANTA MONICA MIX: Local Christians set up the city’s Nativity scene at a new location. SPORTS: Samohi Basketball hosted a sixteen-team tournament, see how they finished.
Posted Dec. 3, 2012
TOP STORY: Main Street brought in the holiday spirit with their annual celebration. And the Ko’An Center for Aesthetic Medicine has another tip to help you stay beautiful. SANTA MONICA MIX: Actor Josh Duhamel ran with locals to support the American Red Cross. SPORTS: Samohi Girl’s Basketball and St. Monica Men’s Basketball took the court this weekend check out the highlights.
Posted Nov. 26, 2012
TOP STORY: During the holiday season, the PaintLab in Santa Monica runs art programs for kids ages 5 and up, check out their Thanksgiving Break Kids Art Camp. SANTA MONICA MIX: The Police Activities League has their annual Best Ever Gift Drive in motion again this year, asking residents to donate gifts for children in the community. SPORTS: St. Monica football highlights from their quarterfinal matchup in the CIF playoffs, and the St. Monica girl’s basketball team gets their season started off right.
Posted Nov. 19, 2012
TOP STORY: The community rang in the holiday season this weekend with some awe-inspiring decorations and an impressive grand entrance by the man of the hour. CAB: Metro Cab Santa Monica will show you why they're one of the city's most reliable taxis. SANTA MONICA MIX: Art, music and fashion were combined for a great cause this week at the Jeanie Madsen gallery. SPORTS: St. Monica football played Boran in the CIF playoffs, check out the highlights.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012
TOP STORY: Residents in the community got a taste of winter this weekend when Downtown Santa Monica welcomed a little skate into the surf, the Beat's Brianna Moles was there. SANTA MONICA MIX: Santa Monica Auctions held a final live art auction for the community on Sunday. SPORTS: Samohi football and volleyball look good as the season nears the end, check out the highlights from the weekends CIF tournament games.
Posted Nov. 6, 2012
TOP STORY: Candidates in Santa Monica and throughout the country are gearing up for tomorrow’s election. And, Metro Cab Santa Monica will show why they’re one of the city’s most reliable taxis. SANTA MONICA MIX: The annual American Film Market launched at the Loews Hotel on Wednesday for the top production companies, filmmakers and distributors to do business. SPORTS: As the football season comes to an end, teams are looking to stay alive in the playoff race, check out highlights from Samohi and SMC.
Posted Oct. 29, 2012
TOP STORY: Parents and teachers gathered this week to support a ballot measure that would provide long-term funding for local schools. SANTA MONICA MIX: Children in the community enjoyed some fun Fall festivities this weekend. SPORTS: Samohi water polo continues to dominate, while SMC football took on Santa Barbara, we’ve got the highlights.
Posted Oct. 22, 2012
TOP STORY: Congressman Henry Waxman held a press conference this week to inform the public of antibiotics used in the state’s livestock. Metro Cab Santa Monica will show why they are one of the city’s most reliable taxis. SANTA MONICA MIX: The 22nd annual Westside Food Bank Hunger Walk took place this Sunday, raising both funds and awareness for the local food bank. SPORTS: Check out highlights from the Samohi football team, as well as Pacifica Christian Volleyball.
Posted Oct. 15, 2012
TOP STORY: The 15 candidates for the Santa Monica City Council sat down for an open forum with the community this week. KO’AN BEAUTY TIP: Coolsculpting is a new way of reducing fat that is completely painless. SANTA MONICA MIX: One Hope Wine sponsored a benefit for Breast Cancer on Tuesday. PARANOIA: Santa Monica Place has a new attraction for those looking for a scare this Halloween season. SPORTS: Pacifica Christian Volleyball looked good this weekend, check out the highlights.
Posted Oct. 8, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica hosted a fitness event this weekend to raise money for athletics in the local schools. SANTA MONICA MIX: Upper West’s Chef Nick Shipp took seven kids under his wing on Sunday to cook a four-course meal as a fundraiser for the Junior Blind of America. SPORTS: Samohi Volleyball had an exciting week, check out the highlights.
Posted Oct. 1, 2012
TOP STORY: The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosted the 18th annual New Heroes Celebration on Monday. PARANOIA: Santa Monica Place has a brand-new attraction for those looking for a scare this Halloween season SANTA MONICA MIX: Santa Monica hosted the 7th Annual AltCar Expo at the Civic Auditorium on Friday and Saturday. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Some of the beauty industry’s insider secrets were revealed this weekend at the BeWell Beauty and Wellness Expo. SPORTS: A Samohi football player was named an Under Armour All-American.
Posted Sep. 24, 2012
TOP STORY: The Santa Monica History Museum hosted a gala tribute dinner Friday evening to thank three of the city's female leaders. GOLF TIP: Players Club Golf has some advice on how to improve your game. SANTA MONICA MIX: The community experienced an impressive aviation collection up close this weekend. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: The recycling and recovery division held the 3rd annual Citywide Yard Sale this weekend. SPORTS: Check out highlights from the Samohi water polo match, as well as SMC and Samohi football from the weekend.
Posted Sep. 16, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Sept. 6 to cut their winter program. KO’AN BEAUTY TIP: Ko’An Aesthetic Medicine offers tips to keep your skin looking healthy. SANTA MONICA MIX: The Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club hosted their annual Tony Sousa Car Show on the Pier this weekend. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Exhale held a weekend wellness retreat for a small group of women from all over the country. SPORTS: Spencer Lee breaks down the St. Monica football game from this weekend.
Posted Sep. 10, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica Place hosted its second annual Fashion's Night Out celebration on Thursday. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Stuart Garber has some natural remedies for menopause. SANTA MONICA MIX: Jacaranda celebrated what would have been John Cage’s 100th birthday with a 24-hour piano performance. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: The hump day food truck lot is now a permanent site on Wednesdays in Santa Monica. SPORTS: Spencer Lee breaks down SMC soccer and Samohi’s football game from this weekend.
Posted Sep. 3, 2012
TOP STORY: The City of Santa Monica opened the new technology in their emergency operation center on Thursday. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Stuart Garber has some natural remedies for psoriasis. SANTA MONICA MIX: The Broad Stage celebrated five years in Santa Monica with a festival full of fine and performing arts. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: The Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club added another branch this week at Olympic High School. SPORTS: Spencer Lee makes his triumphant return to show you highlights from the first weekend of football in Santa Monica.
Posted Aug. 27, 2012
TOP STORY: Candidates for the three elections are set. KO’AN BEAUTY TIP: Ko’An Aesthetic Medicine offers tips to keep skin looking healthy. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Garber has some natural remedies for those who suffer from Postpartum Depression. SANTA MONICA MIX: Sri Lanka Day was held on Third Street Promenade this past weekend. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: The first annual Cardboard Yacht Regatta was held at Annenberg Community Beach House.
Posted Aug. 20, 2012
TOP STORY: The Pico Branch Library broke ground at Virginia Avenue Park this week. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Garber has some natural remedies for those who suffer from IBS. SANTA MONICA MIX: The Ruskin Group Theatre put on their monthly LA Cafe Plays. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: The Santa Monica Museum of Art held the 4th Annual Tour da Arts Festival this weekend.
Posted Aug. 13, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar Hotel hosted the city's part of the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival on Friday night. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Stuart Garber has some natural remedies to make your skin healthy. SANTA MONICA MIX: This past week, freshman Sabrina Giannette celebrated her victory in a video contest for the JAMS branch of the Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Stewart Street Park has been a hit for this year's Jazz on the Lawn Concert Series.
Posted Aug. 6, 2012
TOP STORY: A priest at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Santa Monica has been charged with sexual battery. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Stuart Garber has some natural remedies for joint pain. SANTA MONICA MIX: The 2nd Annual Moksha festival featured yoga and ancient practices for spiritual healing. PREVIEW: Santa Monica's Pico Improvement Organization is gathering its businesses for their annual Pico Festival in October. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: The 36th Annual Festival of the Chariots celebrated Lord Jagannath in Santa Monica and Venice on Sunday.
Posted Jul. 30, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica's annual Health and Fitness Festival showed the city's healthy and happy lifestyles on Saturday. GOLF TIP: Player's Club Golf offers practice time to help you improve your game before summer ends. SANTA MONICA MIX: Venice Beach rocked out to support the homeless at their annual Summerfest over the weekend. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Stuart Garber has helpful natural remedies for women this week. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Santa Monica's best chefs gathered at the Farmer's Market on Wednesday to prepare for the upcoming Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival.
Posted Jul. 23, 2012
TOP STORY: In response to the tragedy at The Dark Knight Rises premiere in Colorado, the AMC Theaters and the Santa Monica Police Department are keeping a close watch on the traffic of moviegoers. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Stuart Garber can help you fight osteoporosis. SANTA MONICA MIX: A married couple has created a play about married couples that premiered at the Odyssey Theatre over the weekend. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Residents who would like to run for office on the city council, school board or rent control board can officially do so as of July 16; The founders of The World Is Just A Book Away displayed their photos from fifth and sixth graders in Indonesia at this year's Montana Avenue Artwalk.
Posted Jul. 18, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica voted to make Paul Conrad's "Chain Reaction" sculpture a landmark in the community. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Stuart Garber has some natural remedies to help you with your asthma. SANTA MONICA MIX: The annual Unique LA expo set its own record in attendance at the Barkar Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport over the weekend. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: KNX 1070 Newsradio came to Santa Monica Friday to look into the progress of the city's business and how it is holding up against the recession.
Posted Jul. 9, 2012
TOP STORY: The Santa Monica Police Department will be targeting drivers who speed or follow too closely in the month of July. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Stuart Garber has some homeopathic remedies to battle allergy season. SANTA MONICA MIX: Actors Zachary Levi from "Chuck," Paul Scheer from "The League," Michael Rosenbaum from "Smallville" and the original Chewbacca Peter Mayhew were among the celebrities at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday for the first ever Course for the Force Light Saber Relay. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., premiered the summer's Cinema on the Street Series with improv from MI's Westside Comedy Theater and the 90s family baseball flick, "The Sandlot."
Posted Jul. 2, 2012
TOP STORY: World Series champion Tim Leary and actor Charlie Sheen, along with other Samohi baseball supporters, cry out against the school's decision to fire Coach Sheldon Philip-Guide. FITNESS TIP: 220 Fitness shows you exercises to work all of the major muscles in your body. SANTA MONICA MIX: Details for Santa Monica's 6th Annual Fourth of July Parade on Main Street. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Garber discusses dealing with depression. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: A look at the Kids With Cameras photography summer program for youth in Santa Monica, which is sponsored by the Human Relations Council Santa Monica Bay.
Posted Jun. 25, 2012
TOP STORY: The "East Village" Project will move on to the Santa Monica City Council after passing through the Planning Commission last week. HEALTH TIP: Dr. Stuart Garber has some ways to handle your anxiety. SANTA MONICA MIX: Fortune 500 businessman Eli Broad talked with legendary journalist Larry King last week about the release of his new book, The Art of Being Unreasonable. PET TIP: Dr. Hervatic has some simple ways to keep your dog from suffering from separation anxiety. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: People walked 8 miles through Santa Monica on Saturday for a good cause at the 4th Annual Walk to Africa.
Posted Jun. 18, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce installed Ellis O'Connor as their new chairman of the Board of Directors on Thursday. HEALTH TIP: The premiere of "Did You Know...?" with Dr. Stuart Garber (https://www.drgarbers.com/consumer/slp.html). SANTA MONICA MIX: Details about the Walk to Africa on June 23. PET TIP: Watching your pet's food intake. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Santa Monica's 20th Annual Juneteenth celebration took place over the weekend. WHAT'S NEW?: An inside look at the Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica Hotel's new renovations.
Posted Jun. 11, 2012
TOP STORY: The Santa Monica Pier reignited its paddleboard tradition this past weekend. SANTA MONICA MIX: The CLARE Foundation hosted its annual Art for CLARE fundraiser. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: The Stop Cancer organization raised $100,000 for cancer research at its wine-tasting fundraiser. CAMP TIP: Information on Samohi basketball coach Marty Verdugo's inaugural Hoops Transformation Summer Camps.
Posted Jun. 4, 2012
TOP STORY: The primary election for the 50th District of the California State Assembly is this Tuesday, June 5. The Beat interviewed all four candidates this past week. SANTA MONICA MIX: Hilary and Haylie Duff, Evander Holyfield, Travis Van Winkle, D. Fresh among celebrities at the annual Pedal at the Pier fundraiser for the Harold Robinson Foundation. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Player's Club Golf (3211 Pico Blvd.) uses new technology to improve your golf game; American Cancer Society's Relay for Life walked the track at Santa Monica College over the weekend. SPORTS: New Roads Jaguars duke it out with Firebaugh in the CIF Semifinals.
Posted May. 28, 2012
TOP STORY: Heal the Bay released Santa Monica’s beach grades for the year. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Annenberg Community Beach House opens its doors for Memorial Day as a preview of what’s to come this summer. PET TIP: Dr. Hervatic from Westside Pet Clinic tells you how you can keep your pet safe and comfortable during long travel. SANTA MONICA MIX: Crown Diva’s inaugural Miss Santa Monica and Miss Santa Monica Teen Pageants begin. FITNESS TIP: 220 Fitness has an effective exercise for when you don’t have a lot of time. SPORTS: Santa Monica schools Pacifica Christian and New Roads battle to advance in the CIF baseball tournament.
Posted May. 21, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica upgrades parking with new high-tech sensors in parking meters. SANTA MONICA MIX: Actor Billy Zane and Janet Roberts donate 30 pieces of art to Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center anniversary, center honors former Saturday Night Live writer Alan Zweibel; Samohi to hold annual pops concert. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Santa Monica festival shows green lifestyle at Clover Park celebration. SPORTS: Samohi boys volleyball falls in CIF championship; New Roads blasts their way to the second round of the CIF playoffs.
Posted May. 14, 2012
TOP STORY: 9th Annual AltBuild Expo comes to Santa Monica's Civic Auditorium. SANTA MONICA MIX: Details about the annual Santa Monica Festival; Refine Cocktail Mixes hosts workout fundraiser for Waves 4 Water Charity. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Active Ride Shop in Downtown Santa Monica holds art exhibit featuring local skateboarders/artists. SPORTS: Samohi and Crossroads battle in the CIF boys' volleyball tournament.
Posted May. 7, 2012
TOP STORY: A look at some of the winners of the Sustainable Quality Awards. PET TIP: Westside Pet Clinic (1321 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA) tells how you can keep your dog safe while walking in the canyons. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Whole Foods Market pitches in to donate over $5k to a young resident with cancer. SANTA MONICA MIX: Santa Monica's annual Cinco de Mayo festival; information on the upcoming AltBuild Expo. SPORTS: Samohi baseball against Div. 1 powerhouse.
Posted Apr. 30, 2012
TOP STORY: The city voices their opinion on the renovation of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel. CAMP TIPS: Looking for a good camp for your child? Pali Adventures (30778 Hwy 18, Running Springs, CA) has some information that can help your decision. SANTA MONICA MIX: Venice Garden and Home Tour coming up on Saturday. Here are the specifics if you want to go. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., participates in Los Angeles International Pow Wow to attract worldwide tours to the city. SPORTS: Westside Vikings beginning their new season; Samohi softball remains undefeated in Ocean League.
Posted Apr. 23, 2012
TOP STORY: Artists For The Arts Concert raises $85k for arts programs in Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. FITNESS TIP: Proper dead lift burns more calories in only one session. SANTA MONICA MIX: Jamie Lee Curtis, Denis Leary, Josh Duhamel among celebrities at annual Red Tie Affair. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Tadasana Yoga Festival rules Santa Monica Beach over the weekend. SPORTS: Samohi receiver Sebastian Larue makes ESPN 150 recruiting list; Viking baseball hangs on against Inglewood.
Posted Apr. 15, 2012
TOP STORY: Sunset Racing Series Sets Sail PET TIP: How to keep your dog from overheating during the summer months. SANTA MONICA MIX: Go behind-the-scenes of a Webisode called "Co-Op Stories," filmed in Santa Monica. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: First annual kite festival flies into Santa Monica Beach. SPORTS: Samohi hosts annual Alumni Game.
Posted Apr. 8, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica College makes national news as the students protest the school's proposal for Contract Education. SANTA MONICA MIX: Kite festival set for next weekend. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Families flood Douglas Park for annual Peter Rabbit Day. SPORTS: Heineman brothers compete against each other for first time.
Posted Apr. 1, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica hosts second annual Buy Local Weekend. PET TIP: Proper way to handle your dog on the leash. SANTA MONICA MIX: Santa Monica's Peter Rabbit tradition this weekend. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Protests arise over the potential loss of Paul Conrad's "Chain Reaction" sculpture. SPORTS: Local teams get wins before layoff.
Posted Mar. 25, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica installs bike corrals on Main Street and Downtown. PET TIP: Proper diet for pets. FITNESS TIP: How to flatten your stomach before summer. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: A look into the online community LifeCrowd that brings people together for real-life activities. SANTA MONICA MIX: The play Love In A Day to play at Westside Comedy Theater; Celebrities join together in support of the Thirst Project. SPORTS: Samohi softball takes a tough loss.
Posted Mar. 18, 2012
TOP STORY: LA Marathon ends at Santa Monica. SANTA MONICA MIX: Tree-hugging; Stairway to the Stars Concert. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Airport Artwalk brings the community together. SPORTS: Samohi boys' volleyball sweeps Torrance; Crossroads loses to ranked Paraclete.
Posted Mar. 11, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosts Women's Breakfast. PET TIP: Microchipping your pet. SANTA MONICA MIX: LA Marathon coming to town. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Unity Festival open to all at Virginia Avenue Park. SPORTS: Crossroads soccer wins Regional Championship; New Roads takes care of St. Monica.
Posted Mar. 4, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica Police Chief Tim Jackman retires. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club takes on Read Across America month. SANTA MONICA MIX: Santa Monica Symphony playing the Civic Auditorium; Santa Monica Swim Center hosts water polo and synchronized swimming clinics for city youth. SPORTS: Crossroads falls in CIF soccer championship; Santa Monica P.O.N.Y. League begins; Agoura clips Samohi in Vikes home opener.
Posted Feb. 26, 2012
TOP STORY: Museum of Flying opens to the public. SANTA MONICA MIX: Santa Monica Place bringing in musicians for weekends in March; Santa Monica Main Library hosting Seuss-A-Bration. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Pacifica Christian High School hosts high school student film festival. SPORTS: CIF closing in on championships.
Posted Feb. 19, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica Village approved and under construction. SANTA MONICA MIX: Central Avenue Dance Ensemble celebrating Black History Month; Yogathon to fight cancer. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: A look at Westside Pet Clinic. SPORTS: CIF action including an exciting finish at Samohi.
Posted Feb. 12, 2012
TOP STORY: With Valentine's Day coming, the Pico Youth and Family Center hosts Art for Hearts fundraiser. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Downtown Santa Monica also had some activities for Valentine's Day. SANTA MONICA MIX: Cast and screening of Teen Wolf at the Aero this weekend. SPORTS: Who made it into the CIF tournament?
Posted Feb. 5, 2012
TOP STORY: Santa Monica Boys and Girls Club selects Youth of the Year. SANTA MONICA MIX: Project managers to have open forum to discuss the upcoming construction around the city. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: Annual Super Bowl-A-Thon rolled the lanes to raise money for the homeless. SPORTS: Samohi seniors sign letters-of-intent to play at the college level; Samohi Lady Vikings fail to put away Beverly Hills.
Posted Jan. 29, 2012
TOP STORY: Mayor preaches Santa Monica technology is the future in the State of the City address. SANTA MONICA MIX: Annual Super Bowl-A-Thon happening this week. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: 220 Fitness celebrates one-year anniversary with a celebrity fundraiser for the American Red Cross; Santa Monica Fire Department gets practice run with live fire in abandoned building. SPORTS: California Fight Syndicate brings mixed martial arts to the Civic Auditorium; Samohi girls' basketball loses heartbreaker.
Posted Jan. 15, 2012
TOP STORY: City celebrates Martin Luther King Day. SANTA MONICA MIX: Last day for Photo LA at the Civic; Mayor Richard Bloom debates for the California State Assembly 50th District; SMC students graduate into showbiz. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: The Third Street Promenade as a public street; Misofishy is not an ordinary sushi stop. SPORTS: Former Samohi QB Ryan Katz to transfer to San Diego State; Samohi triumphs in tough battle against Inglewood.
Posted Jan. 7, 2012
TOP STORY: Cirque du Soleil ready for upcoming premiere. SANTA MONICA MIX: Santa Monica Playhouse looking for donations; Charles Fox to play a concert at Santa Monica Main Library; Pub Crawl raises $17,500 for Westside Food Bank. EYE ON THE COMMUNITY: A look at two long-standing Santa Monica traditions: Earth, Wind and Flour and Bob's Market. SPORTS: Samohi soccer gets big win over ranked Paramount.