Community Profiles

Faces of Silicon Beach: Gigmor’s David Baird

David Baird founded Gigmor after operating as the former head of AOL’s E-Commerce group, which generated over $1 billion in annual revenue. Gigmor’s goal is to revolutionize how live music is booked. It serves as a social network for matching musicians and bands through a Los Angeles-based web design/development agency. Erik Huberman:... Read more →

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‘Celebrate America’ at Santa Monica College

SMC's Independence Day festivities are held early each year. The free spectacular fireworks and entertainment of “Celebrate America” — Santa Monica College's popular star-spangled salute to our nation's independence — to be held Saturday, June 27. The celebration — the only one of its kind in Santa Monica — will feature a... Read more →

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An afternoon of mystery with local writers

Santa Monica Public Library's Ocean Park Branch will host a panel discussion with mystery writers Laurie Stevens, Christopher J. Lynch, Mar Preston and Lisa Seidman on Saturday, June 20, at 2 p.m. Laurie Stevens, the panel moderator, is the author of the bestselling Gabriel McRay psychological thrillers which take place in the San Gabriel... Read more →

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Taxpayer rights hearing slated for June 23

Anyone with ideas, suggestions, or concerns about the administration and oversight of California's business and property taxes is invited to attend the Board of Equalization's annual Taxpayers' Bill of Rights hearings in Culver City on June 23. Attendees may speak directly to the elected members of the Board of Equalization. “California... Read more →

Entertainment

It’s easy to find the fun in ‘Spy’ (movie review)

"Spy" is one of the funniest films I've ever seen! It's not easy to make a comedy. It requires perfectly timed scenes, music, dialogue, and action, along with a fluid style that carries throughout the film. The end result must be a “Mozart symphony” of lighthearted, rapid-fire laughs with emotional surprises around every turn. "Spy" is a... Read more →

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Make Music Day invades Santa Monica

Santa Monica's parks will be alive with the sound of music on the Summer Solstice, Sunday, June 21, as the city takes part in a worldwide music event. Make Music Day is coming! “For the fourth year in a row, seven of our Santa Monica parks will stage free performances.  Come, bring your family and friends and enjoy this fantastic... Read more →

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LMU choruses preview France concert tour

Loyola Marymount University choruses will present a pre-tour concert at 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica. Featuring selections from their upcoming concert tour to France will be the Concert Choir, Consort Singers, and Women's Chorus, all conducted by Dr. Mary C. Breden, Director of Choral Activities at... Read more →

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SMC Emeritus College band presents spring concert

The SMC Emeritus College Concert Band will present its Late Spring concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 21. The concert will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street, Santa Monica. The free concert will feature a selection of exhilarating works sure to please everyone in the family.... Read more →

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Main Street hosting Fourth of July parade

The Ocean Park Association has announced that the ninth annual Fourth of July parade will once again come to Main Street of Santa Monica on Saturday, July 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade organizers encourage all local residents, service and family groups, along with businesses, to become participants and/or spectators. The 1.5-mile... Read more →

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Santa Monica celebrates Juneteenth

The free Juneteenth community event will be held on June 20 at Virginia Avenue Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Juneteenth Celebration Committee Inc., this event commemorates the day the last African American slaves in Galveston, Texas, were notified of their freedom, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was... Read more →

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League of Women Voters hosts Santa Monica planning seminar

Big changes are coming to Santa Monica, and city planners are working hard to coordinate all the moving pieces. On Saturday, June 20, the City's Director of Planning and Community Development, David Martin, will present an overview of his department's major projects to the League of Women Voters of Santa Monica (LWVSM) and guests. “We... Read more →

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Art’s Table to support SMC study-abroad scholarships

Have a special meal this Father's Day weekend and help Santa Monica College students broaden their horizons and learn firsthand what it means to be a global citizen. Art's Table co-owners Mark and Lani Verge are hosting a fundraiser June 19-21 at the restaurant, located at 1002 Montana Ave. Proceeds from a special menu will benefit the Art... Read more →

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IDEAS conference to unite tech communities

Israeli visionaries are collaborating with California creatives and industry leaders with the goal of exporting the most significant ideas, innovations and cutting edge technologies being developed within Israel’s world class tech hub, Tel Aviv. These already impressive collaborative efforts are soon to be further realized as IDEAS Los... Read more →

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Tsang to speak at SMC commencement

Santa Monica College President Dr. Chui L. Tsang — Superintendent of the Santa Monica Community College District — will be the 2015 SMC commencement speaker. SMC's 85th commencement ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at Corsair Field. For the sixth year in a row, the ceremony will also be webcast live and available on... Read more →

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Fundraiser brunch at 41 Ocean to support art, music

41 Ocean in Santa Monica will host Cheshire Moon's second annual Thousandaire Brunch at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 14. One hundred ticket holders and their guests will enjoy brunch, bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, live DJ, a silent auction and the chance to win a grand prize of up to $3,000. Proceeds from the event benefit nonprofit... Read more →