Free Santa Monica Symphony concert May 23

The Santa Monica Symphony honors veterans with a free concert the Saturday evening of Memorial Day Weekend. The 7:30 p.m. concert on May 23 marks the final concert of the Symphony's landmark 70th season. The evening's program includes Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21, popularly known as the theme from Elvira Madigan and Mahler's magnificent... Read more →


Oaxacan art highlighted at SPARC gallery in Venice

On Saturday, May 23, from 4 - 8 p.m., at 685 Venice Blvd., (Old Venice Police Station - SPARC's historic headquarters), The Duron Gallery at SPARC will present "New Codex: Oaxaca - Immigration and Cultural Memory." A touring exhibit curated by Marietta Bernstorff, it illuminates the contemporary visual discourse of Oaxaca and explores the... Read more →


Santa Monica police arrest DUI, theft suspects (crime watch)

On May 8 at about 8:55 p.m., Santa Monica police officers were on patrol when they saw a car enter the 1550 Beach Lot without its headlights on and fail to stop at the posted stop sign. They conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and, through their investigation, found the driver to be under the influence of marijuana and driving without a... Read more →


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 →