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Lineup for Santa Monica’s 2017 Twilight Concert Series Announced

Summer is around the corner and in Santa Monica for more than 30 years that has meant free concerts on the Pier. The lineup for the 33rd annual Twilight Concert Series, sponsored by Snap, Inc.,...

Update: Whole Foods 365 Set to Open August 9 in Santa Monica

The Westside's first Whole Foods 365 has got an opening date now. According to Whole Foods 365 reps, the the high-end grocer’s more affordable chain will open its Santa Monica location at the northeast corner of...

Explore Your Neighborhood with the Help of Santa Monica Travel & Tourism’s Website

A stay-cation is not only a cheaper alternative to traveling afield for relaxation, it can also help you see your city with fresh eyes. Santa Monica Travel and Tourism (SMTT), the nonprofit organization responsible for...

Where to Celebrate Bike Month in Santa Monica

Via city of Santa Monica. This post is by Jason Kligier, senior transportation planner. With over 100 miles of bikeways, Breeze Bike Share stations across town, convenient bike parking, relatively flat terrain, and gorgeous weather, Santa...

UC Irvine: Long Beach Ranks No. 1 in Accessibility in SoCal—Because It’s Dense

Photo by Brian Addison. Data and charts courtesy of UCI. This article originally ran on our sister site, Longbeachize. When it comes to contemporary development, “mixed-use” and, especially if the structure is in an urban center, “transit-oriented”...

Is Santa Monica Going to Get a Second Trader Joe’s?

Rumors are flying on social media that Santa Monica may get a second Trader Joe’s. Posts on the social media site NextDoor suggested that the retail space on the ground floor of a new mixed-use...

Video: Young Adult Readers Turn Out in Droves to Celebrate Yallwest in Santa Monica

https://youtu.be/xlY7JMV9n8o Fans of young adult fiction turned out in droves this past Saturday for the Yallwest Festival at Santa Monica High School. More than 100 YA authors were on hand for book signings and giveaways,...

Looking to Art to Improve Santa Monica’s Wellbeing

About one in five Santa Monica residents worry about paying rent or their mortgage. Only 56 percent of people in Santa Monica feel they can trust their neighbors, compared to 80 percent nationwide. And...

Mapping the Culture of Santa Monica’s Pico Neighborhood

The colorful mural painted on two long concrete walls under the Santa Monica Freeway along the Stewart Street underpass in Santa Monica tells the story of the Pico neighborhood surrounding it. The mural was created...

Tomorrow: Celebrate Sustainable Santa Monica Businesses at the SQAs

Santa Monica will celebrate the 22nd annual Sustainable Quality Awards tomorrow at the Le Meridien Delfina Hotel to honor forward-thinking local businesses. At the event, nearly a dozen local businesses will be honored in various...

Eyes on the Street: Santa Monica Whole Foods 365 Aiming for Summer Opening

Santa Monica will soon be on the list of cities that are home to a Whole Foods 365, the high-end grocer's more affordable chain. A former office park on the northeast corner of Pico Boulevard...

Video: Woodlawn Cemetery’s ‘Living History’ Tour Gives Voice to Its Most Famous Occupants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsMrBOYf_0Q Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica held its third annual Living History Tour on Saturday as 14 actors stood by the graves of noted people buried there to deliver monologues highlighting their lives. The community was...

Eternal Meadow at Santa Monica’s Woodlawn Cemetery Offers Greener Burial Options

Above the surface, cemeteries are serene expanses of green, with plenty of trees and flowers. Below ground, however, America’s cemeteries are environmental disasters. Buried along with the deceased are toxic embalming fluids, metals from...

Santa Monica’s Main Street on Track to Get Parklets This July

In November 2015, the Santa Monica City Council voted to approve plans for parklets at three locations on Main Street. According to a recent staff report, those parklets should be ready by July this...

Video: Exploring the 11th Annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIJP8Beg7pE About 60 artists who work out of studios at the Santa Monica Airport opened their creative spaces to the general public last Saturday. The event was the 11th annual Santa Monica Airport ArtWalk, sponsored by...
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