Chief Johnnie Adams Kilts It For Breast Cancer

Chief Johnnie Adams Kilts It For Breast Cancer Jos Cashon Corsair/Daily Press Staff writer The mood is jovial and the crowd is large and lively at Santa Monica College Police Department’s Taco Tuesday breast cancer fundraiser, but one element stands out above all the festivities: Chief of Police Johnnie Adams standing proudly in a... Read more →


27th Annual 5K Hunger Walk

27th Annual 5K Hunger Walk This event is free to all participants and there's no fundraising minimum, but we encourage you to raise funds to help feed hungry families. Every dollar raised provides enough food for four nutritious meals! This year's event will feature an After Party sponsored by Banc of California and hosted by Perry's... Read more →


A Dodger House Divided

Laughing Matters A Dodger House Divided Despite the title, this is not going to be a sports column. Rather, it's about a significant event in L.A. history and how, in my early teens, it caused a rift between my father and me. The “event” was the Brooklyn Dodgers moving here in 1958, which turned Los Angeles from a minor to a... Read more →


They Put Faces on Places

They Put Faces on Places By Cynthia Citron She is a little dumpling of a woman, 88 years old, with a cap of snow-white hair bordered by a heavy fringe of orange hair that hangs all around her head like a silken scarf. He is a lanky 33 year old with a mustache, a permanently placed hat and a pair of dark glasses that he never... Read more →



FILM REVIEW Rated R 115 Minutes Released October 1 The Florida Project is filled with brilliant elements. They flow like water bursting through a dam and coursing down a hillside while dividing into thousands of little streams. You watch the streams meander – some pick up speed and brightness, some seem to lose their energy and... Read more →


Tourism Talks

Tourism Talks Iconic Coastline Inspires Visitors to Make Santa Monica Home By Misti Kerns With our world-famous attractions such as the Santa Monica Pier, welcoming people and atmosphere, first-rate dining and shopping scene, there’s no shortage of reasons why visitors from across the globe choose our beachside city as their... Read more →


Hunger walk returning this weekend

Hunger walk returning this weekend It’s not too late to register for the Westside Food Bank’s 27th Annual 5k Hunger Walk. Participation in the event is free – although, walkers are encouraged to form a team or create a fundraising page for the food bank. The dog-friendly event will begin at noon Sunday, Oct. 15 and features... Read more →



FILM REVIEW VICTORIA AND ABDUL Rated PG-13 112 Minutes Released September 22 The movie is a story of a unique friendship on an intimate level rather than a panoramic epic in style. It would have made a good mini-series. However director Stephen Frears’ efforts to create a realistic background give this film a valuable historical... Read more →



DAVID DINES BY DAVID PISARRA Society Kitchen 2901 Ocean Park Blvd #123, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (310) 452-4400 www.societykitchenla.com SOCIETY KITCHEN IS COMFORT FOOD WITH A TWIST The restaurant world is one of constant change – there’s new dishes out each season with the variety of new vegetables or ‘artisanal’ salts,... Read more →


WASTED! The Story Of Food Waste

Downtown WASTED! The Story Of Food Waste WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of... Read more →


Lions Roar

Lions Roar Community Thanks Thank you to the Santa Monica community for their support on September 16 when the Santa Monica Lions served pancakes to almost 400 people at our 62nd Annual Pancake Breakfast. We would like to thank our sponsors, LA Car Guy and the Pacific Youth Foundation, helping to make this one of our most successful... Read more →


Bite of the Beast and Bastianich Wines

Bite of the Beast and Bastianich Wines By Talia Tinari On the last Thursday of every month Locanda Del Lago serves a four-course communal dinner featuring whole animal roasts and traditional rustic dishes with an optional wine pairing. August’s Morso della Bestia, or Bite of the Beast, featured sustainably caught New Zealand tuna... Read more →