Fireworks shows available around the county

As the July 4 holiday approaches, the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments are reminding residents that all types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica. This includes so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, which may not be used in Santa Monica even if they are legal in the city in which they are purchased. According to... Read more →


SMRR co-chair running for school board

SMMUSD HDQRTRS — The co-chair of the city’s largest political party has decided to run for school board after hearing that at least one current member of the board won’t seek reelection. Richard Tahvildaran-Jesswein, who has co-chaired Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights (SMRR) for four years alongside longtime co-Chair Patricia... Read more →


Longtime education supporter dies

Greg Coote, a successful entertainment executive and a passionate supporter of the arts in local schools, died on June 27 at the age of 72. Friends described Coote as a man of action who helped support local arts programs for more than a decade. In 2001, the State of California, once again, cut funding to public schools and the Santa... Read more →



National chronic pain study taking place in Santa Monica

Dr. Timothy Davis and the team at Orthopedic Pain Specialists in Santa Monica, is one of 25 centers across the country now enrolling patients for the ACCURATE study, a clinical trial to determine the safety and efficacy of the Axium Neurostimulator System for chronic neuropathic pain affecting their lower limbs (such as the leg, foot, or... Read more →


Boys Girls Club CEO steps down

LINCOLN BLVD — The Boys &; Girls Club of Santa Monica is in search of a new president and CEO. Aaron Young, who took the reigns of the club four years ago, officially stepped down three weeks ago, according to Phil Brock, a member of the club’s Council. Young, who Brock says is out of the country with his family, could not be reached... Read more →



Residents bash new bus stops

A man waits for a bus at one of the Big Blue Bus' new stops on Main Street on Tuesday. (Daniel Archuleta) CITYWIDE — Bus stop haters, call off your dogs. The Daily Press has received an outpouring of e-mails, letters, and phone calls in opposition to Big Blue Bus’ new stops. BBB officials say they’ve gotten a “fair amount”... Read more →


Big Bear pirates regain ship

The iconic Big Bear Pirate Ship that sank on February 28, due to severe weather is now completely restored. The convalesced pirate ship, which is also known as The Time Bandit, is now ready to resume its regular narrated tours for the summer. The ship has hosted hundreds of local Santa Monica children who visit it as part of their YMCA... Read more →


Go on a blind date with a book

Looking for a great read? Stop by the Santa Monica Public Library during the month of July and check out the Blind Date with a Book display in the Main Library lobby, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. The display features selected titles wrapped in plain paper with a few descriptive lines on the front of each book. In addition to adding a little mystery... Read more →