Help support Santa Monica Next at our 3rd annual cocktail party this year on Saturday, September 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. You can get your tickets here.

As with past years, we’ll be celebrating in style at the home of Santa Monica Next steering committee member Abby Arnold with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP for more details.

For the past several years, Santa Monica Next has provided our community with in-depth and thoughtful coverage of the pressing issues we face.

In those years, we have received several honors, including an award for excellence in communications. We are the only Santa Monica news source that has been a finalist for recognition from the Los Angeles Press Club… for three years in a row (we’re definitely going to win next year)!

As a nonprofit news site, we owe our success to the support of our readers. Your donations support the award-winning content you have come to expect from us. Whether it was our coverage of the contentious local 2016 election, the ongoing debate around the Downtown Community Plan, or the pernicious rise of fake local news, we strive to keep you informed about the issues facing the community.

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Help us keep up the good work and join the Santa Monica Next steering committee and the site’s editor, Jason Islas, for a festive summer cocktail party with signature drinks hand-crafted by a professional bartender at Abby’s Ocean Park home.