Briefs

Santa Monica Conservancy 2017 Preservation Awards

Citywide The Santa Monica Conservancy recognized eight exemplary contributions to the preservation of Santa Monica’s architectural and cultural heritage by honoring individuals, building owners and architectural firms at its recent Annual Meeting. This year, for the first time since 2010, the Conservancy presented its David G. Cameron... Read more →

Movie Reviews

Film Review: Norman

Rated R 117 Minutes Released April 14   Norman is an unusual and vivid study of an intricate and unique human being. It’s also a tale of how an action on a personal plane can affect the world stage. The story is a game of mental chess on an interpersonal level involving game pieces of massive scope. A cascade of action is... Read more →

News

Celebrate and Eat on Earth Day

    Earth Day is Saturday, April 22 and part of the celebration means to live and consume a healthier, and a sustainable lifestyle. The City of Santa Monica is committed to supporting sustainable, local and organic food through its own purchasing and by helping businesses make sustainable goods more accessible to... Read more →

News

HoneyLove encourages you to build a Bee Box this Spring

  Santa Monica may have outlawed the majority of private vacation rentals, but a local advocate wants you to put an “Air Bee ‘n Bee” in your backyard. “All the cool kids are doing it and a lot of celebrities are doing it,” Second-generation beekeeper Paul Hekimian said in an interview with the Daily Press. Hekimian says... Read more →

Crime

Theft at Sephora

On April 13, at about 5:50 p.m. Officers responded to a radio call for service at Sephora – 1244 3rd Street Promenade regarding a theft suspect in custody. Officers met with the store’s Loss Prevention staff who told officers the suspect entered the store and selected several items from the sales floor and concealed them in her jacket... Read more →

Briefs

Artist Talk: An Evening with Phase One and Andrei Duman

Venice On Saturday, April 22, The G2 Gallery will host Artist Talk: An Evening with Phase One and Andrei Duman. The event will include an introduction to the Phase One XF 100 MP camera system along with a hands-on demo for guests, a presentation by the talented travel and aerial photographer Andrei Duman, and a Q&A session. As a... Read more →

Featured

Retired SMPD officer becomes entrepreneur

    Retired Santa Monica Police Officer, Steve Heineman is following his entrepreneurial roots with a new startup social media company. Heineman worked with the Santa Monica Police Department for nearly 25 years, and retired in 2013. “I had a full and great career at SMPD, and I am very thankful for what the City has... Read more →

News

These Guys Are Definitely NOT The Brady Bunch

    Playwright Phinneas Kiyomura’s play “Supper” introduces three oil-rich brothers who have come to Japan to celebrate the wedding of their fourth brother, Freddy (Joel Scher), to his very strange Japanese bride, Naomi (Keiko Elizabeth). Each of them is different from his brothers and as they reveal their individual... Read more →

Briefs

Ride with the mayor

The Beach Join organizers on April 23 at 9 a.m. for a fun casual ride along the beach with Mayor Ted Winterer and City Manager Rick Cole. Start at Perry's Cafe at 2400 Ocean Front Walk at the intersection of Hollister Avenue. From there, ride along the beach path to visit the Beach Restoration Pilot Project with a presentation by The Bay... Read more →

News

Local senator introduced loan refinance bill

    A new bill from Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) would help California college graduates refinance their student loan debt with lower interest rate loans. Allen’s SB 674, named the ReLIEF Act (Loan Improvement for Enhanced Futures), would be available to anyone with a bachelor’s degree who has maintained a steady... Read more →

Crime

Multi-vehicle accident snarls Ocean Ave

Police are investigating a multi-vehicle accident near the Santa Monica Pier. According to the Santa Monica Police Department, an older woman driving a silver BMW hit several vehicles and a cyclist on Ocean Ave. Officers said several 9-1-1 calls at about 2:40 p.m. for a multi-vehicle collision near Ocean and Colorado. A vehicle... Read more →

News

Businesses recognized for their sustainability efforts

    Santa Monicans are known as a green people with high consumptions of fruits/veggies, commitments to recycling and a focus on sustainability. Locals expect their businesses to have similar values and the Chamber of Commerce will recognize green companies at their annual award on April 20. The 22nd Annual Santa Monica... Read more →

Business

Oceanfront Starbucks back before Landmarks Commission

    A new rendering shows the 23rd Starbucks coming to Santa Monica will be remarkably different from the rest. While the shop at the corner of Ocean Front Walk near the Pier will serve the same Frappuccinos and coffee-concoctions as the rest, the façade will retain the character of the Pier. “It reflects everything... Read more →