Politics | Campus Watch

Santa Monica College professors assign ‘anti-Israel propaganda’

StandWithUs wrote to the public school that requiring students to adopt antisemitic views “is constitutionally impermissible.”

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

Things To Do This Week in Los Angeles (1-16-2024 to 1-19-2024)

From January 16-19 in L.A., you'll find free botanical garden Tuesdays, Kate Berlant's one-woman show at the Pasadena Playhouse, new exhibitions at L.A. Louver, Locals' Night at the Santa Monica Pier, All Space Considered at Griffith Observatory, the Cat

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (9-22-2023 to 9-24-2023)

From September 22-24 in Los Angeles, you'll find The Other Art Fair in Santa Monica, the L.A. Haunted Hayride in Griffith Park, a Hispanic Heritage Festival in Inglewood, San Pedro Festival of the Arts, an opera simulcast on the Santa Monica Pier, Illumin

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Beloved L.A. video store Vidiots set to reopen in June with bar, theater - CBS Los Angeles

The store closed in 2017, but is set to return after a number of celebrities assisted in fundraising efforts, including Aubrey Plaza, Elijah Wood and Patton Oswalt.

News | News

Santa Monica labeled as one of the most unsafe cities in California

According to a report, Santa Monica ranked close to the bottom of the safest cities in California.

News | The News

Hot Dog on a Stick reportedly nearing demolition

The legacy business will expand in its current location near the Santa Monica Pier, with construction set to begin this winter.

Politics | BLM

Black Lives Matter Files Lawsuit Against Santa Monica To Prevent ‘Unlawful’ Police Response At Future Protests

Black Lives Matter’s Los Angeles chapter (BLMLA) and other protesters filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against the city of Santa Monica, California, claiming its response to demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd last year violated the constitutional and statutory rights of some demonstrators.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

28 Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend (1-29-2021 to 1-31-2021)

This weekend, we've got a new Brazilian restaurant, a sexy film fest, a star-studded comedy show, fortune readings, photo exhibits, and more.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Vienna Pastry Makes Good On Its Threat, Is Now Permanently Closed | What Now Los Angeles

Vienna Pastry last week warned it would have to close its Santa Monica doors of 65 years for good if it did not quickly receive a cash infusion to pay down...

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Amid Anger Over Handling Of Protests, Santa Monica Police Chief Stepping Down

Activists have gathered more than 60,000 signatures on a petition calling for Chief Cynthia Renaud's resignation.

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

38 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (11-15-2019 to 11-17-2019)

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome. Since time is…

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

33 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. (11-8-2019 to 11-10-2019)

This weekend in L.A. from Friday, November 8 to Sunday, November 10 features Coco at The Hollywood Bowl, American Indian Arts Marketplace, Los Angeles Coffee Festival, Camp Flog Gnaw, Girl Gang Craft Los Angeles Holiday Market, Our Future Fest, and MUCH m

Miscellaneous | Things To Do: Los Angeles

47 Totally Fun Things To Do in L.A. This Week You Need to Know About (6-24-19 to 6-28-19)

This week, from Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28, features Astronomy on Tap, an Outdoor Movie Screening Series at The Ford Theatres, Los Angeles Zoo’s Roaring Nights, Summer Nights in the Garden at NHM, Shakespeare on the Bluff and MUCH more.

Food & Drink | LA Spots

The 15 Hottest Brunch Spots in Los Angeles, March 2019

Bacon, eggs benedict, bagels, and fried chicken — because why not

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

What $2,400 rents in LA right now - Curbed LA

See what that price gets across Los Angeles, including Santa Monica, Los Feliz, and Burbank.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

City Mobility Plan in Freefall - Santa Monica Mirror

In their latest column, SMa.r.t. takes a critical look at the City of Santa Monica's Shared Mobility Plan for dockless scooters and bikes.

Family & Parenting | Kids

What to Do with Kids in Santa Monica, CA

From world-class views of the stars to checking out some stellar aviation history, here are 30 of our favorite things do, west of the 405.

Science & Technology | Tech

Lyft brings its electric scooters to Santa Monica

You no longer have to be a Denver resident to try Lyft's electric scooters. The two-wheeled transports are now available in Santa Monica, California under a ci...

News | The News

In Santa Monica, California, a Haven for the Homeless Seeks to Do More | Healthiest Communities | US News

The city of Santa Monica – and its librarians – are on the front lines of the homelessness crisis in Southern California.

Food & Drink | Food

Stepping Back in Time at Rae’s – Palisades News

By Bob Vickrey Special to the Palisades News You’ve driven by it numerous times on Pico Boulevard, but like most Westsiders, you’ve probably never considered stopping for a meal at this old-fashion…

History | LA History

Santa Monica Sears could become big mixed use project

The landmarked 1947 building would be repurposed as creative offices and retail space.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How a liberal Santa Monica high school produced a top Trump advisor and speechwriter

Too-cool-for-school upper-class students at Santa Monica High scoffed when administrators in 2002 reinstated a daily recitation of the pledge of allegiance.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Video: A Train Ride Down PCH in 1898 | KCET

The train tunnel in this 1898 film is now where Interstate 10 turns into Pacific Coast Highway.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Santa Monica convicts its first Airbnb host under tough home-sharing laws

Santa Monica, which last year passed some of the nation’s toughest regulations on short-term rentals, has now convicted its first Airbnb host under the new law, prosecutors said. 

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

You can now hike 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains uninterrupted

For more than 50 years, Southern Californians have dreamed of following an uninterrupted trail among the sycamore canyons and sandstone peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

When the Hippodrome Was Hip: The Looff Carousel and the Era of Seaside Amusement

Over 90 years of exposure to sea salt and smog seems to have settled a permanent coat of sticky dust over the Santa Monica Hippodromes walls.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Marion's Playground: The Story of the Annenberg Community Beach House | Lost Landmarks | Departures Columns | KCET

Pictures of Marion Davies were everywhere at the lavish beach retreat built by her longtime love William Randolph Hearst.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

8 of the Best Places to See the Night Sky in L.A. County

There are a few places closer at hand in L.A. County where the night skies are dark enough to make tilting your head upward worthwhile.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Monomania L.A.: Ernest Marquez and Rancho Boca de Santa Monica | Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET

Ernest Marquez' family arrived in California in 1771. What began as a quest to illustrate a family history turned into a collection of 4,600 rare photos of historical Southern California.

History | The Beach

Alison Martino's "Vintage Los Angeles": What Third Street Promenade used to look like

This modernist outdoor space was once home to Sears and Woolworth’s ($11.98 for a pair of Wallaby’s!) plus dozens of mom-and-pop shops, which made it unique. The list of smaller businesses included Kress’, Lerners, Hartman’s, Bartons Candy Store, Leeds", The Smuggler, The Silver Cup Diner, Nana’s, Texas Records...

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Cracking the mystery of L.A.'s 'Nazi' ranch - Yahoo Homes

From Yahoo Homes: The urban ruins are the stuff of legend. A trove of blueprints reveals plans for a self-sustaining compound with a mansion fit for a world leader -- perhaps even Hitler himself.

Politics | Woke Insanity

Santa Monica Using $1M To Evaluate Its Happiness « CBS Los Angeles

Santa Monica seems almost like paradise. The sparkling blue ocean, shimmering sandy beaches, clear skies and a famous pier with a merry-go-round paint a picture of contentment.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

This is What Third Street Promenade Looked Like Before the Gap Even Existed

What’s changed—and what hasn’t—about Santa Monica’s outdoor mall

Food & Drink | LA Spots

Best Bars in Santa Monica - Nightlife - Los Angeles, CA

With two new cocktail meccas opening up within a couple months of each other, it seems like Santa Monica's all of a sudden become…

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Things To Do In LA August - Events Calendar - Free

There's brunch with Thomas Keller, an avocado beer fest, a $1 baseball game, a jelly shot company's bar crawl, and SO much more.

News | Interesting Stories

CityDig: When Santa Monica Airport Was Clover Field

Before “Cloverfield” was a monster, it was an airfield. As early as 1917, aviators were landing on a grassy runway perched atop a mesa just