Santa Monican named to industry board

The Southern California chapter of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA SoCal) has announced its new board of directors under the leadership of Santa Monica resident Matthew Covington (Managing Director at Conway MacKenzie Inc.), as President. Covington assumes the role from George Blanco, Avant Advisory Group, who had served on the... Read more →


Library presents ‘Doug Suisman on the Boulevards’

Santa Monica Public Library will host the Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California Chapter (SAH/SCC) for the lecture “Doug Suisman on the Boulevards” on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m., in the Main Library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. The newly republished 25th anniversary edition of “Los... Read more →


L.A. remixed in Expo terminus station art

Editor's note: This is the final installment of a three-part series about the artists selected to fill the incoming Expo Light Rail's three Santa Monica stations. The terminus station of the incoming Expo Light Rail is arguably the most significant. Stopping at Fourth Street, it will be the first station dropping riders off at the edge of... Read more →


SMMEF far from fundraising goal, still ‘optimistic’

The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation is less than halfway to its $4 million goal with just five months left in its fundraising campaign, but officials say they remain optimistic about reaching the target. The foundation had raised $1,831,906 as of Jan. 15, including received gifts and pledged money, according to executive director... Read more →

City Council

Council preview: City to wrestle looming $2.9M deficit

By 2019, City Hall could be running a $6.5 million surplus or a $14 million deficit. The most likely scenario, city officials said in a report to council, is a $2.9 million deficit. City Council will review the mid-year budget and the five-year financial forecast on Tuesday and consider some fiscal tweaks as a result. “The City's major... Read more →


Providence Saint John’s Health Center receives award

For the ninth consecutive year, Providence Saint John's Health Center has received Healthgrades' Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Healthgrades, a consumer ratings company, awarded this distinction to hospitals that rank among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide for outstanding clinical... Read more →


Santa Monica church presents Community Values Award

Dr. Albert Nicholas, pastor of the Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, will receive the “Community Values Award” from the Santa Monica Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The bronze award will be presented to Dr. Nicholas during a program and reception Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Santa Monica... Read more →


Composers from five countries featured in wind concert 

A virtual UN of Music will be represented when works by composers from France, England, Germany, Spain and Austria are performed in the second concert of Chamber Music Palisades' 18th consecutive season at St. Matthew's Parish in Pacific Palisades on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The 8 p.m. program will begin with a “Sonata for bassoon and piano” by... Read more →



Measles case confirmed at Samohi

  A baseball coach at Santa Monica High School has been diagnosed with measles. In a letter sent to parents on Jan.  23, Samohi Principal Eva Mayoral said the school received confirmation that a freshman baseball coach had measles from The Department of Public Health. Officials told the school there is only a small possibility... Read more →


Library spotlights Lewis Carroll’s ‘Wonderland’

Santa Monica Public Library hosts a presentation on The Wonderland of Lewis Carroll on Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., in the Main Library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Join organizers as Abbey Saunders, curator of the The G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N, Lewis Carroll Collection at the... Read more →