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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.

Travel | Travel

Los Angeles' Oldest Restaurants

Although the restaurant industry is cyclical in nature and trends come and go, there are certain restaurants that stand the test of time in Los Angeles.

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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 | PC Culture

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