Play Time

Searching for the Disappeared Mind

  Where does the mind go when its body is in a coma? Playwrights Alex Lyras and Robert McCaskill explore this question in their provocative new play, “Plasticity,” now having its world premiere at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Los Angeles. With multiple projections on a screen in the background and more projections on a... Read more →


WISE & Healthy Aging receives Alzheimer’s grant

Citywide The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia and their families, has awarded a $5,000 Phyllis and Milton Berg Respite Care Grant to WISE &... Read more →


Box N Burn: The gloves go in Santa Monica

  Boxing has earned a local following in Santa Monica thanks to professional fights hosted at the airport and locals who might be inspired to pickup up some of the fitness related skills, without the actual fighting, can do so at one of several boxing gyms. Boxing as a sport requires a high level of athleticism, agility, endurance,... Read more →


It is time for the 5th Annual Home Run for Kids

  Locals who like to run and want to sweat for a cause can now sign up for the annual Home Run for Kids to help local homless families The 5th Annual Home Run for Kids is a chip timed 10K, 5K and a Kiddie K run and walk held in the Brentwood neighborhood. It’s a significant fundraiser for Upward Bound House, a non-profit... Read more →


Break a sweat with Cardio Barre or Pilates Place

    In a fitness-focused city like Santa Moncia, there are workout options that cater to any preference and need. With several studios located inside city limits, both barre and pilates classes offer exercise options that cater to gym-goers who want something outside the traditional treadmill/bench-press environment. When... Read more →

Movie Reviews

Film Review: 20th Century Women

Rated R 118 Minutes Released January 20   I’ve always found that the personal background of directors informs the cinematic language of their work. Writer/ director Mike Mills is no exception. His movie 20th Century Women is a moving landscape of expressive characters living in the late 70’s in Santa Barbara. In the... Read more →

Movie Reviews

Film Review: The Founder

  Rated PG-13 115 Minutes Released January 20   The Founder is the story of Ray Kroc, the businessman who took McDonald’s from a small express –style hamburger chain to a worldwide phenomenon. In addition to being a true account, the screenplay written by Robert D. Siegel, who wrote Mickey Rourke’s classic The... Read more →

Play Time

Beckett’s Profundity Overwhelms at the Odyssey

  What could be more overwhelming than a play by Samuel Beckett? How about FIVE plays by Samuel Beckett? Ron Sossi, the fearless founder of L.A.’s Odyssey Theatre and its Artistic Director, has built his reputation on the innovative, unique, and sometimes quirky theater productions he has undertaken in the Odyssey’s 48 years of... Read more →

Culture Watch

Whats on around town

Suicide and depression … no, they’re not the liberal response to the election but rather the subjects of an upcoming comedy—yes, comedy!—at the smaller black box theatre, The Edye at the Broad Stage. It’s called “Every Brilliant Thing,” written by award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan, performed by Jonny... Read more →


Fitness Resolutions: CrossFit

  Editor’s Note: The Daily Press will spotlight several local fitness programs in the coming weeks as residents work towards their New Year’s resolutions. Santa Monica can often be described as the fitness mecca center and the city has welcomed one of the nation’s fastest growing fitness concepts: CrossFit. CrossFit was... Read more →


Medical collaboration to benefit Westside newborns

  After recently being named one of the best children’s hospitals in the state, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is teaming up with Saint John’s Providence Health & Services to expand the level of care available locally. The partnership began Jan. 1, with hopes it will bring additional care to Santa Monica and the... Read more →


KBUG: Week of Jan. 23

  Ishihara Park (Buffer Park) Project As part of the construction of the new Buffer Park at 2909 Exposition Blvd, ‘NO PARKING’ signs will be posted along portions of Exposition Blvd to allow for the construction of sections of new curb and gutter. In addition, the sidewalk on the eastside of Stewart St. at Exposition Blvd. and... Read more →

Movie Reviews

Film Review: Paterson

Rated R 118 Minutes Released December 28   It would be wise to clear all the extraneous thoughts streaming through your mind before seeing Paterson. This movie is a detailed window into the life of a bus driver and the people around him, in Paterson NJ. Our hero, played with great sensitivity and calmness by Adam Driver, is not... Read more →

Movie Reviews

Film Review: Patriots Day

  Rated R 130 Minutes Released January 13 Recently many films about heroes have been released, usually about heroes whose power and courage lift them high above the crowd. Patriots Day is a film about people with that kind of valor. However in this film they are everyday heroes, the people of Boston - the friends and neighbors... Read more →


More public art will brighten bland buildings

More murals will be brightening up the sides of businesses in Santa Monica after the City Council voted to allocate $22,000 in matching funds to mural projects led by Beautify Earth. The non-profit started as a local effort to beautify Lincoln Boulevard, but has since expanded to a global force. Beautify Earth is responsible for painting... Read more →