IDEAS conference to unite tech communities

Israeli visionaries are collaborating with California creatives and industry leaders with the goal of exporting the most significant ideas, innovations and cutting edge technologies being developed within Israel’s world class tech hub, Tel Aviv. These already impressive collaborative efforts are soon to be further realized as IDEAS Los... Read more →


Tsang to speak at SMC commencement

Santa Monica College President Dr. Chui L. Tsang — Superintendent of the Santa Monica Community College District — will be the 2015 SMC commencement speaker. SMC's 85th commencement ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at Corsair Field. For the sixth year in a row, the ceremony will also be webcast live and available on... Read more →

City Council

Council begrudgingly approves preferential parking

City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday night to approve preferential parking permits in the neighborhood near Goose Egg Park, but none of the council members was happy about it. The restrictions will allow 2-hour parking from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between Fourth and Seventh streets on Palisades and Alta avenues. The restrictions will also be added... Read more →



Crossroads sculpture bridges art, nature

Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series about the new science complex at Crossroads School. It’s little more than a collection of beams, cables and metallic flaps, but to the Crossroads School community it’s so much more than that. Perched atop the special projects pavilion of the private school’s... Read more →


Oh, the places they’ll go

They donned caps and gowns, walked across the stage and earned their high school diplomas. Now what? The Daily Press caught up with a few newly minted Santa Monica High School graduates to find out about their future plans: To Israel and beyond Emma Wergeles will take a gap year to visit and learn about Israel and Jewish... Read more →


Fundraiser brunch at 41 Ocean to support art, music

41 Ocean in Santa Monica will host Cheshire Moon's second annual Thousandaire Brunch at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 14. One hundred ticket holders and their guests will enjoy brunch, bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, live DJ, a silent auction and the chance to win a grand prize of up to $3,000. Proceeds from the event benefit nonprofit... Read more →


‘Authors on Architecture’ comes to Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Public Library teams up with the Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California Chapter, for the program "Authors on Architecture: Adam Arenson on Millard Sheets" on Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library's MLK, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Author and Huntington Library scholar-in-residence Adam... Read more →


SHINE storytellers share true tales of being ‘lost’

Whether it was in a foreign land, or after a major life change, many of us know the feeling of losing our way. On Sunday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at The Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica, SHINE storytellers share their true tales of being “lost” — and how they got back on track or found a new way. SHINE is a popular storytelling event... Read more →



Walk for Crohn’s, colitis at Crescent Bay Park

There are 1.6 million Americans (including 80,000-plus children) who suffer from Crohn's and colitis, both of which are debilitating digestive diseases for which there are no cures. CCFA's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. CCFA is a... Read more →

City Council

Minimum wage hike gains momentum in Santa Monica

Not to be outdone by its neighbor to the east (and north and south), City Council asked city officials to draft an ordinance, like the one put forth by Los Angeles, that would raise minimum wage. Los Angeles plans to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. City Councilmembers Gleam Davis, Sue Himmelrich, and Tony Vazquez put the... Read more →

City Council

Council permits taller early childhood center

After some debate over lease restrictions for the proposed early childhood education center, City Council unanimously approved amended guidelines for the project. The proposed building height will jump from 25 feet to 40 feet, allowing 10 more kids to attend the program, which will be run by Santa Monica College. Council agreed on the... Read more →


Fraud suspect retrieved by Santa Monica police (crime watch)

On May 29 at 7:45 p.m., Santa Monica police officers responded to Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Division to take custody of a suspect who had a warrant for his arrest issued due to an incident that occurred in Santa Monica. When officers arrived, they met with LAPD officers and suspect Lorenzo Cooper. Officers verified Cooper... Read more →


Santa Monica High hosting all-class reunion picnic

The Samohi Alumni Association's 26th annual All-Class Picnic takes place Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Quad at Samohi. Admission is free and all Samohi graduates are welcome. The BBQ is back by popular demand. Find and reconnect with your classmates at tables arranged by year or era. There will be class photos taken, Samohi... Read more →


Three artists set to show at Santa Monica Art Studios

Three artists will be showing their artwork at the Santa Monica Art Studios on June 13. There will opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. Scott Horton was born in Seattle but came to Los Angeles to pursue his career. He created a series of work that was inspired by Route 66. He employed different... Read more →