Local architect shaping Santa Monica’s modern look

When one of Santa Monica’s most influential architects talks about neighborhood density – the amount of neighbors piled into one building or one street corner - he uses a different word. Intensity. “I think it’s an exciting place to be,” Architect Gwynne Pugh said of the building boom happening in his city of more 30... Read more →


The Albright celebrates 40 years on the Pier

Marina Andalon This month The Albright will not just be celebrating the New Year but also their 40th anniversary and owners Greg and Yunnie Morena are taking pride in their title as the longest running restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier. When the restaurant opened in 1977 it was named Santa Monica Pier Seafood, and owned and by... Read more →


Tug-of-war continues over local apartment buildings

By Kate Cagle. Seven Santa Monica apartment buildings caught in the middle of a legal battle have been sold to a San Francisco real estate investment company. The sale involved a total of nine apartment complexes managed by Santa Monica’s largest apartment owner, NMS Properties. The buildings have been at the center of a legal dispute... Read more →


Ferrigno FIT delivers fitness in a box to your doorsteps.

  The Santa Monica based Ferrigno family are expanding their fitness business with a new set of products designed to bring health into the home. Lou Ferrigno, and daughter Shanna Ferrigno are launching their new pharmaceutical grade line of supplements, Ferrigno Fuel, creating new apparel and packaging fitness products for personal... Read more →


Santa Monica Brew Works opens tasting room

The owners of Santa Monica Brew Works weren’t necessarily planning on adding a tasting room to their production facility. But as the brewery expanded its imprint in Southern California over the last two-plus years, it became clear to executives that the beer-drinking community was interested in sipping their suds straight from the... Read more →


Carousel Café closing for good

As the owner of Carousel Cafe for the last quarter-century, Marcia Jacobs has a special place in her heart for the building on Ocean Front Walk that has housed her business. Positioned on the boardwalk facing Santa Monica Pier, it’s an eatery from which she has served food, snacks and beverages to tourists on summer days and a depot... Read more →


Local entrepreneurs brand coffee pods with emojis

  The best part of waking up is ... well, that depends on how you feel when you get out of bed. Two locally based entrepreneurs are banking on the communicative power of smiley faces and other expressions to sell caffeine, hoping their brand of emoji-imprinted coffee pods catches on with a younger crowd of joe-sippers who are... Read more →


Rustic Canyon celebrates 10 years with 6 course meal

The Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen is a restaurant that transports you from the streets of Santa Monica to a familial atmosphere. It is a vision of owner Josh Loeb, whose passion and love for food helped create this bistro. Loeb recalls the first night Rustic Canyon opened in 2006, feeling anxious, excited and nervous. Now... Read more →