Fuddruckers opens on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica

Fuddruckers has opened a new location at 2002 Wilshire Blvd. The 3,366-square-foot fast casual restaurant with seating for 82 occupies a corner on 20th Street, just a block from Saint John's Health Center. This is the seventh Fuddruckers in the Los Angeles area and 18th in California. Peter Tropoli, Chief Operating Officer of Luby's,... Read more →


Fundraiser supports Santa Monica cancer institute

The Associates For Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies, affectionately known as the ABCs, hosted its annual, star-studded Mother's Day Luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills, May 6, benefiting breast and prostate cancer research at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John's Health Center. The afternoon honored... Read more →


Students shift gears for Bike It Walk It program

It wasn’t uphill both ways in the snow, but it was a start. Scores of students from McKinley Elementary School traveled to campus using alternative modes of transportation earlier this month, whether on foot, two wheels, three wheels or public transit. They were taking part in the Bike It Walk It program, a citywide challenge that... Read more →


Santa Monica sales clerks cited in undercover alcohol sting

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) joined forces Saturday, May 9, to conduct an undercover sting operation. Using two supervised underage decoys, the enforcement team visited 20 alcohol retail establishments within the city of Santa Monica. Two of the locations... Read more →


Santa Monica student wins award for medical inventions

The Lemelson-MIT Program has announced the winners of the Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition (NCSPC), a nationwide search for the most inventive team of undergraduate and individual graduate students. The Lemelson-MIT Program awarded $65,000 in prizes for inventions in the healthcare, transportation, food and... Read more →


Opera performances return to the Broad Stage

BROAD STAGE The Santa Monica College Music Department will present a romantic concert featuring two Baroque masterpieces: Sebastian Durón's delightful baroque zarzuela “Salir el amor del mundo,” performed with baroque period instruments and with staging based on the Grammy-nominated edition by Rich Savino and El Mundo; and a fully staged... Read more →


Charting a path for female engineers

It's a well-paying career that involves solving complex problems and perhaps helping the world. So why aren't more women doing it? Armed with a Congressional committee's statistic that just 14 percent of engineers in the workforce are female, Natalie Gold is determined to answer that question — and maybe even boost that figure in the... Read more →


At Franklin, water balloon drop whets science appetites

Lauren Riggs stood outside Franklin Elementary School and looked up at a second-story window, eagerly awaiting her big moment. With a crowd gathered around the front steps, her handmade apparatus was tossed out the window and hit the ground with a light thud. The fourth-grade student recovered her creation and confirmed good news: The... Read more →


Global Motion dance show at Broad Stage

Santa Monica College's Global Motion World Dance Company will present an exciting program of choreography showcasing dance styles from around the world. Performance is Sunday, May 17, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard and 11th Street, Santa Monica). The performance will... Read more →

City Council

Ordinance regulating Airbnb in Santa Monica approved

Dozens of Airbnb users gathered on the lawn of City Hall to protest the second reading of an ordinance that promises to crack down on short-term rentals in the city. Numerous reporters showed up to council's meeting to watch City Council adopt the ordinance in less than a minute without any discussion; a first reading of the ordinance... Read more →


SMMEF giving lacks parity across school district

Major discrepancies exist across school sites in the levels of participation in the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation's annual fundraiser as the June 30 deadline looms. District families had raised about 45 percent of the money in the current drive and 28.7 percent of families had contributed as of last month, according to agency... Read more →