Santa Monica Rocks: Literally

Ethan Lauren SMC Corsair/Daily Press There’s a lot of junk left lying on the ground and aside from the occasional quarter, most of it is better left in the gutter than your pocket but keen eyed locals can find some diamonds among the rough thanks to a new interactive art project. “Santa Monica Rocks”, launched in the beginning of... Read more →



BY DAVID PISARRA FRITTO MISTO 601 Colorado Ave Santa Monica, Ca 90401 310.458.2829 COMFORT AND CONSISTENCY ARE THE KEYS TO FRITTO MISTO There are few more enjoyable experiences than walking into a restaurant or bar and being known. That small town, feeling like ‘a regular’ just makes the environment so much nicer. Owner... Read more →

Laughing Matters

It’s Mueller Time

It's Mueller Time In the final days of Watergate, Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) broke the news to Richard Nixon that he was likely to be impeached. When Nixon asked how many Senate votes he could count on, Goldwater replied bluntly, “Twenty and mine won't be one of them.” Thus Nixon became the only president in history to resign,... Read more →



FILM REVIEW THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Rated R 108 Minutes Released October 27th Thank You for Your Service is the directorial debut of Jason Hall. Hall is an actor/writer who with Chris Kyle, penned the book on which American Sniper was based. Hall also created the screenplay for Thank You for Your Service from a book based on a... Read more →



FILM REVIEW LAST FLAG FLYING Rated R 124 Minutes Released November 3 In the guise of a humorous story of three misfits who meet up and go on an impromptu road trip many years after serving together as Marines in Viet Nam, Last Flag Flying is a symphony of philosophical thought. Probably for everyone who watches this film, including... Read more →


The Stranger Returns To His Past

  by Cynthia Citron Well, I knew it had to end some time. I have had the good fortune to see many delicious plays in the last month. Unfortunately, the lucky streak ended last weekend. The play was “Hello Stranger” and it played at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood. There were six actors and all of them were extremely good.... Read more →


Students Interact With the International Space Station

  By Jessica Uhler SMC Corsair/Daily Press Staff Writer “Station, this is Randy Bresnik Senior here with the students. How do you hear me?” “Well, Dad, got you loud and clear. Welcome, everyone from Samohi, to the International Space Station!” Santa Monica High School graduate Commander Randy Bresnik’s warm... Read more →


Aerospace start-up launching new technology in Santa Monica

Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer Tucked away in an unassuming office building off Colorado Avenue, a small group of engineers are diligently working on the next generation of drone technology. Walls covered in Post-it notes and complex math equations provide the backdrop as former NASA Ames scientist Nicole Jordan refines the... Read more →


Longtime City lawyer retires

  Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer After weathering three decades of local politics and more than a thousand City Council meetings, Assistant City Attorney Joseph Lawrence is stepping down from the dais and heading into retirement. “If I haven’t snored it’s been an oversight,” Lawrence joked during Tuesday’s City... Read more →


Homeless youth realize their dreams through photography

  Kate Cagle Daily Press Staff Writer In an age where every dinner plate, sunset and palm tree has an equal chance of being photographed by a smartphone and shared on Instagram, it’s hard to fathom how a single picture of a building can change a life. But that’s exactly what it did for Brittnie Pemberton. She snapped... Read more →