Briefs

Santa Monica Funds Rebates as MWD Money Runs Dry

As high demand for Metropolitan Water District turf replacement rebates burned through $340 million in record time, Santa Monica residents and businesses can still get money for water-saving landscape improvements. That's because the Santa Monica City Council voted last year to locally fund the replacement of traditional yards dominated by... Read more →

Transportation

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Trains begin to roll

Trains will be running through Santa Monica as of July 23. Expo officials said the first trains traveling under their own power would roll through the east edge of town on July 23. The testing will be confined to east of 26th Street with the only street crossing likely to occur on Stewart Street. Project staff said the eastern portion... Read more →

News

Chariots return for beach parade in August

On Sunday, August 2, three authentic Hare Krishna chariots will parade from Santa Monica to Venice as part of the 39th Annual Festival of Chariots. “It's a facsimile of a parade that has been held in India for thousands of years. Millions of people attend. It's very, very popular and they travel from all over the country to attend it,”... Read more →

Briefs

Water saving initiative on Third Street Promenade

With recent reports of Los Angeles recording its driest four-year period in nearly 140 years, initiatives to strongly cut back on water usage in the region have been a high priority. In this effort, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. recently supplemented the floral gardens and sprinkler system surrounding the iconic dinosaur sculptures on Third... Read more →

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Santa Monica based company opens first Santa Monica store

Protein For Pets (P4P), is opening of its newest store in Santa Monica on July 24. Marking its first store on the Westside and 10th for the Santa Monica-based company, Protein For Pets Santa Monica is located at 2621 Lincoln Boulevard in the Haggen's Shopping Center. “The opening of a Protein For Pets store in Santa Monica marks many... Read more →

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Kids learn coding at Santa Monica company’s summer camp

On a cool summer day in a room on 16th Street, a group of programmers sit at long desks moving their little fingers quickly over keyboards. Some of their feet dangle off the edges of chairs, not long enough to reach the ground. None of the coders are earning money for their time spent on the clock. In fact, they are paying for the privilege... Read more →

Briefs

Residents, SMDP to celebrate National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 4, the Santa Monica community is invited to join forces with Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks, members of the Santa Monica Police Department and thousands of communities nationwide to celebrate the 32nd National Night Out. This police-community partnership event involves over 16,500 communities from all 50 states, U.S.... Read more →