SMC announces fall 2015 Global Connections Lectures

Santa Monica College has announced the lineup of the Fall 2015 Global Connections Lecture Series starting Sept. 22 with "Selling Vacuum Cleaners in Tokyo and Shampoo in Paris: Adventures of a Female Engineering Graduate," by Sarah Bloomfield. The lecture series is free and seating is on a first-arrival basis. All lectures are at 11:15 a.m.... Read more →


Santa Monica College presents fall jazz concerts

The Santa Monica College Music Department will present this year's Fall Jazz Concerts, featuring pianist Theo Saunders, saxophonist Tom Luer, and saxman/pianist Don Reckard. The series begins with Theo Saunders and the Jassemblage Band on Friday, Sept. 25. All concerts are held at 7 p.m. in The Edye at the Santa Monica College Performing... Read more →


Ocean Park Association to discuss beautification

Join organizers at their festive September Ocean Park Association meeting. Topics of interest will include a collaborative conversation with Beautify Earth about painting the utility boxes on Ocean Park Boulevard. Plus, they'll be having a conversation about the upcoming board elections. It's an action-packed evening. The meeting will... Read more →


SMMUSD board approves $1.29-million in expenses

It costs a lot of money to run a school district. The $1.29 million in new purchase orders passed at the Santa Monica-Malibu Board of Education's meeting last week, as listed in the consent calendar, offers a glimpse into district priorities and projects. And with the 2015-16 school year under way, the Daily Press takes a look at some... Read more →


Luxury apartment community more than 50-percent leased

Alliance Residential has announced the grand opening of Sway Santa Monica, a boutique community of 122 designer apartment residences. Located at 525 Broadway, officials described the building as "at the vortex of coveted cultured living, just seconds from the ocean, and within easy reach of popular Westside attractions, education and business... Read more →


17th Annual Communitas Awards and Dinner

The Church in Ocean Park will honor three exceptional community leaders during the 17th Annual Communitas awards event on Saturday, Sept. 12.¬† Communitas honors members of the church and the larger community who have greatly contributed to fostering peace and justice and who embody and elevate the spirit of community. This year three... Read more →



Westside Pet Clinic missing beloved mascot

If you have ever been to the Westside Pet Clinic on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, a four-legged, tail-wagging door greeter named Lucy most likely welcomed you. Lucy is the Clinic's Medical Director, Dr. Antje Hinz's, working grey pit-bull terrier whose job is to meet and greet all visitors, and to help calm anxious pets and their... Read more →


Zen opening

Zen, a new store located at 2901 Santa Monica Blvd. (corner of Santa Monica and Yale Blvd.), will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Sept. 12 from 5 - 9 p.m. The store features one-of-a-kind items for the home, office and garden. Their collection is made from reclaimed wood, re-purposed antiquities and recycled materials. Owners said their... Read more →


Marijuana Dispensary Arrest

On Friday, Sept. 4, suspect Richard Pecorelli was arrested for investigation of operating the "Green Zebra Collective," a purported, on-line medical marijuana delivery scheme in violation of Proposition 215; better known as the California's Compassionate Use Act of 1996. The Santa Monica Police Department's Narcotics Unit conducted an... Read more →


StokesMe raises funds for humanitarian organizations

The 2015 StokesMe fundraising initiative has begun. Put on by the SIMA Humanitarian Fund, retailers including the Jack's Surfboards and the Rip Curl Surf Center, join other surf brands, athletes, retailers, consumers and StokesMe beneficiaries to work together with the goal of raising more than $100,000 for 15 surf-related organizations... Read more →


Phelps Group leases 30,000 SF in Playa Vista

The Phelps Group, a Santa Monica-based media company, has signed a $16 million, long-term lease for 30,000 square feet of office space located at 12121 Bluff Creek, Playa Vista. The new location, which the Phelps Group plans to occupy by the first quarter of 2016, will serve as the company's new headquarters. Principals Patrick Ayau and... Read more →


Panel discussion on anger, fear and violence

Santa Monica College will present "Reconfiguring the Contexts of Violence, Anger, & Fear: Challenges & Opportunities," a free panel discussion on new developments in understanding and addressing the anger, fear and violence in today's society. The discussion will be held at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Sep. 17, in Room 165 of the Humanities... Read more →