LA Marathon honored by Council for Responsible Sport

The Council for Responsible Sport has announced that LA MARATHON LLC has been awarded Silver Level Certification for its work organizing the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon. The marathon earned credit on 36 of the best practice standards offered in the Council's certification program for social and environmental responsibility at sporting... Read more →


Santa Monica student earns language scholarship

Jacob Shima, a sophomore at Crossroads High School in Santa Monica, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2015-16. Jacob will study Chinese in Zhuhai, China, for the summer. Jacob is one of only 620 competitively selected students from across the United States who will receive a... Read more →


SMMEF named charity partner of Santa Monica Classic

LA MARATHON LLC, host of the Santa Monica Classic, named the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (SMMEF) as the Official Charity Partner of the annual 5K/10K event, held on Sunday, Sept. 13. As official charity partner of the Santa Monica Classic, the SMMEF will benefit by receiving a portion of the event's proceeds while also using... Read more →


Will FAA plan impact flights over Santa Monica?

The Federal Aviation Administration is set to unveil regional air transportation plan this week that could impact flight paths over Santa Monica. The FAA's Southern California Metroplex draft environmental assessment is scheduled to be released on Wednesday and the agency is set to publicly discuss the draft at the Santa Monica Main Public... Read more →



Santa Monica woman wins $80,000 in fitness contest

This January, kicked off it's fifth annual Transformation Challenge. With the largest prize to date, the $200,000 contest attracted an astonishing 57,327 entrants from all around the world. The male and female winners each took home $80,000 in cold hard cash. And for the first time in the contest's history, a “People's... Read more →


Emerging author spotlight: Charles Dubow

Santa Monica Public Library is pleased to present a special Book Group Open House, featuring a spotlight Author Talk with emerging novelist Charles Dubow on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m. in the Main Library's Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Representatives from most of the Santa Monica Public Library's many monthly book groups will... Read more →


Crossroads School science facility nearing completion

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a multi-part series about the new science complex at Crossroads School. Lamenting a smudge of wet gray paint on his hand, Bob Riddle quickly realized he shouldn’t have grabbed the railing as he climbed an exterior flight of stairs on the building under construction at Crossroads... Read more →


SMC alum crafts campus mural

Renowned muralist and Santa Monica College alum Andrew Hem returned to donate an artistic tribute to the place that helped him hone his craft. On adjoining walls of the SMC Science building — located on the east side of SMC's main campus at 1900 Pico Boulevard — are two tall murals: one of a girl standing in an ocean with a hoodie pulled... Read more →


Santa Monica Girl Scouts go for the Gold Award

This year, a whopping 274 greater Los Angeles high school Girl Scouts — including Santa Monica residents Phoebe Abramowitz, Emma Kohut, Mirai Miura and Kaitlyn Pastoriza-Plukas — have channeled the skills they've gained as members of the nation's premier leadership development organization to identify issues in their community (and... Read more →


Victorian hosting Free Arts Day

Free Arts Los Angeles has announced Free Arts' Fun Day 2015, scheduled for Saturday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Victorian, 2640 Main St., in Santa Monica. This annual fundraising event helps Free Arts bring hope and empowerment to abused, neglected, homeless and impoverished children by providing year-round creative arts programs... Read more →