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 →


BBB outreaching to explain fare increases

Prices are going up for the Big Blue Bus and officials are holding a public meeting on Sept. 10 to preview changes and hear public feedback. BBB will host a meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Main Library (601 Santa Monica Blvd.) to update customers on its proposed fare updates and service changes. According to staff, BBB will be adding 11... Read more →


Holly Rothschild’s Seaclipse to replay at Tongva Park

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. Holly Rothschild replays her site-specific dance work Seaclipse, which was commissioned especially for Tongva Park last year and premiered to rapt audiences. The work will traverse five different areas of the park, highlighting its varied settings and one-of-a-kind architectural features.... Read more →


Grand opening for Whole Life Balance

On Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. Whole Life Balance (507 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 101) will celebrate its grand opening and ribbon cutting (6 p.m.) with the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce and the local community. Whole Life Balance has had an online presence for over two years. The center opened just over a month ago and offers IV drips, acupuncture,... Read more →



PCB controversy continues for SMMUSD

Although additional testing was conducted at several campuses over the summer, the Santa Monica-Malibu school district and activist groups remain at odds over the sampling and cleanup of chemicals in old school buildings. An issue that began with the discovery of polychlorinated biphenyls in Malibu schools about two years ago continues to... Read more →


Promenade theft suspect steals belt from Banana Republic

On Aug. 29 at approximately 3:25 p.m., a loss prevention agent at the Banana Republic store on Third Street Promenade saw the suspect enter the store and immediately recognized him from previous thefts. The agent watched the suspect walk to the men's department and pick out a leather belt. After walking to a nearby corner of the store,... Read more →



Santa Monica’s Tongva Park hosting Walk for World Peace

The purpose of the second-annual Walk for Wold Peace and inaugural Peace in the Park festival Sept. 12 is to create awareness among the community of how connecting with your inner peace through meditation creates world peace. Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse communities to unplug and explore activities of peace and... Read more →