Briefs

City taking part in Fair Housing Month

The Santa Monica City Attorney's Consumer Protection Unit has announced a comprehensive month-long campaign for the month of April to increase community awareness of the fair housing laws and to help eliminate housing discrimination in the City. April is National Fair Housing Month and 2015 is the 47th Anniversary of the 1968 Fair Housing... Read more →

Briefs

WISE & Healthy Aging to host ‘Celebration of Caring’

WISE & Healthy Aging has announced that area professionals, caregivers and volunteers who make a difference in the lives of Southland seniors will be honored at the organization's annual Celebration of Caring event, held at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey on Saturday, April 18. A highlight of the Celebration of Caring event will be the... Read more →

Community Profiles

A tale of two Kevin McKeowns, continued (again)

Editor’s note: This is the third and final part of a series about Santa Monica’s two Kevin McKeowns. The first two installments can be found here and here. Kevin McKeown still remembers the campaign posters bearing his name, a somewhat odd sight considering he wasn’t running for office. He soon learned it wasn’t some sort of... Read more →

Briefs

Tongva Park kicks off second season of programming

Following its successful inaugural season, Tongva Park presents an exciting second season of cultural programming beginning with a Bollywood-style community dance class. On Wednesday, April 22, from 7:30 - 9 p.m., the community is invited to join an energetic, colorful and free dance lesson inspired by the classical and contemporary dance... Read more →

Briefs

Santa Monica, Culver City collaborate for ‘repair cafe’

What do you do with a dress that has a tear? With a toaster that no longer works? Or, a knife that has lost its sharp edge? Toss it? No way!  The Cities of Culver City and Santa Monica, in collaboration with Transition Culver City and Our Time Bank have organized the first Westside Regional Repair Café on Saturday, April 18, from noon to 4... Read more →

Community Profiles

‘Comic-Con of books’ coming to Santa Monica

For Margaret Stohl, one of the joys of being a young-adult author is that her works appeal to more than just, well, young adults. “YA has been great for reading overall,” says the locally based writer, a co-founder of the YALLWEST book festival that will be held April 11-12 in Santa Monica. “From Tolkien to Harry Potter, kids and... Read more →

Culture Watch

Images, moving and still (Culture Watch)

Photo (courtesy John Reiff Williams): A 6-foot-wide image by John Reiff Williams is part of an upcoming exhibit at Bergamot Station. Santa Monica will welcome 50 world premiere films tonight when the third annual Cinema at the Edge Festival opens at the aptly named Edgemar Center. This unconventional complex on Main Street was... Read more →

Community Profiles

A tale of two Kevin McKeowns, continued

Editor's note: This is the second part of a three-part series about Santa Monica's two Kevin McKeowns. The first part can be found here. Kevin McKeown still remembers the campaign posters bearing his name, a somewhat odd sight considering he wasn't running for office. He soon learned it wasn't some sort of practical joke, but rather a... Read more →