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Commission on the Status of Women Invites Santa Monica to Celebrate Women’s History Month

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The Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women announced a line up of community events celebrating Women's History Month all March long. Below is the list of events, starting with the Commission's reception...

Throwback Thursday: The Hipsters Take Santa Monica

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The Santa Monica City Council took a historic step Tuesday and greenlit what could be Los Angeles County's very first public bike share system. With the Council's approval, CycleHop, LLC is on track to...

Looking back on 3rd Street on the Promenade’s 25th Birthday

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Visiting the Third Street Promenade on any given day – let alone on a holiday weekend – it's hard to imagine the three block stretch between Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway in Downtown Santa Monica...

Transforming Bergamot Station

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In the middle of Santa Monica's Bergamot Station – a collection of about three dozen art galleries housed in repurposed industrial buildings – there is a patch of green space. It is small, about...

Moving to Santa Monica: A How-To Guide

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  So, you’re moving to Santa Monica, the eight-square miles of eco-friendly paradise on the western edge of Los Angeles County. Your new home – we’re guessing it’s an apartment since about 70 percent of...

The Santa Monica Life: Twilight Concert Series Edition

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“The Santa Monica Life” is a weekly roundup of all the local fun, food, drinks, and lifestyle goings-on in Santa Monica. When the fun is so close, it’s easy to leave the car at home...

Throwback Thursday: The Last Train from Santa Monica

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"END OF THE LINE," the headline screams in all caps from the yellowed newspaper. The story is buried in the Communities section of the Evening Outlook, announcing a bit of L.A. County rail history. "The last train...

Santa Monicas That Weren’t

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If you haven't been to see the A+D (Architecture and Design) Museum exhibit Never Built: Los Angeles, it's definitely worth a trip and the price of admission for anyone interested in the history of...

The Past Isn’t Quite Dead Here, Either: How Racism Shaped Santa Monica

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This piece originally ran on The Healthy City Local. When Fay Wells went national to write, in the Washington Post, about what happened when a neighbor called 9-1-1 on her, she brought the issue of...

Looking Back at the History of Downtown Santa Monica with Frank Gruber

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https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdvvXDmllNggYww6VqhXFY6U7oGBRAb9e Downtown Santa Monica today is one of southern California's premiere destinations. People flock there from everywhere in the city, the region, the state, and even the world. But it wasn't always that way. In fact,...

Sprawl Repair

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This article originally appeared on Healthy City Local. here is one boulevard in Santa Monica that is so degraded that even people who rarely accept the idea that Santa Monica might stand to change for...

Looking Back at the News Stories That Defined Santa Monica in 2016

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This past year, Santa Monica continued to advance some very progressive policies aimed at sharing the city’s increasing prosperity with as wide a swath of residents, workers, and other members of the community as...

Throwback Thursday: Memorial Day in Santa Monica

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Memorial Day weekend is approaching. For many, that means a three days off work and a chance to hit the beach. That was also true for those living in Santa Monica and Los Angeles some...

June at Santa Monica’s Annenberg Community Beach House

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Via city of Santa Monica press release. What’s more fun than summer at the Beach House? Do a lot or do a little! Get active: Try one of our summer-inspired classes! BOGAFiT on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15-8:15...

Coming Up: Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade Turns 25, Park(ing) Day, and Our City...

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Mark your calendars! Santa Monica's world-famous 3rd Street Promenade is turning 25 (and you can bet there will be some fanfare), Santa Monica gets ready to celebrate Park(ing) Day, and our City Council Candidate...
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