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The Historic Hotel Casa del Mar - A Southern California Gem

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 12.07.2015 | Travel
Jeryl Brunner

One great refuge is the Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica. Perfectly located before the sea just steps from the ocean, the hotel was first built in 1926 as a glamorous beach club.

Your Financial Plan: Carrots or Carrot Cake?

Marc Campbell | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marc Campbell

My son is 6 and, no surprise here, he really doesn't like to eat his vegetables. But, unlike when he was 3, he at least now understands that eating ...

Compassionate Homeless Man Shares Meal With Stranger When Others Wouldn't

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

There's no correlation between the size of your bank account and the size of your heart. A video originally posted on July 28 by Facebook group Spr...

What I Have Learned From Hugging 7,000 People

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

I was in awe. This 'simple' act of kindness had the ability to restore life! How many others out there craved love in the form of a hug? How many longed for the touch of another, yet were denied this act of grace?

Apparently Desperation Is A Good Look

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.12.2013 | Los Angeles

Blake Grigsby wants you to kiss him not because he's Irish, but because he's desperate. Watch him and his sign reel in the ladies at Venice Beach ...

'An Unsurvivable Crash'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.30.2013 | Los Angeles

A small jet crashed at Santa Monica Airport in California on Sunday evening. The Associated Press reports that, according to officials, the jet le...

Moms Change the World: Josephine Miller

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

Josephine Miller is changing the way we live our lives each and every day. Miller a driving force behind implementing plastic bag and Styrofoam bans in Santa Monica, California.

Fresh Young Buddhist Teacher Kalu Rinpoche to Speak in Santa Monica

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 11.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

What if our education emphasized cultivating compassion, caring, open heartedness, ethics, insight and wisdom? What kind of person might we become if kindness and generosity were part of our daily lessons?

Small Plane Crashes Into California Yard

AP | Posted 10.29.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A pilot suffered a broken leg after crashing a small plane into the yard of a home near Santa Monica Airport, authorities said...

Man Arrested In Connection With Blast Outside Synagogue

AP | Posted 06.11.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- An Ohio rabbi who became suspicious of a man asking for a place to stay led police to the arrest late Monday of the suspect in...

Police Say Blast Outside Synagogue Caused By Homemade Explosive Device

AP | By ANDREW DALTON | Posted 06.08.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Police are hunting a suspect in a blast outside a California synagogue and community center that was initially believed to be an indust...

New York Times Spends 36 Hours In Santa Monica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

WHEN Angelenos think of the perfect beach town, they think of Santa Monica. Venice (to the south) has its countercultural charms, and Malibu (up north...

Santa Monica in Sunsets

Tamie Adaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tamie Adaya


Two Days in Santa Monica

Melanie Nayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

Santa Monica is everything Los Angeles isn't: relaxed and refreshed, and full of boutique restaurants and hidden gems that offer a certain shelter from the chaos of everyday life.

Remembering Mama Lee

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

Recognizing the common bonds among all people, Mama Lee said that the worst treatment a homeless person could receive is to be ignored by people walking by.

Dear Angelenos: Meet Mar Vista, She's Cultured, Creative, and Boasts Buckets of This Little Thing Called Community

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stacie Krajchir

I'm always conflicted whether it's a good thing or a disappointing fact when I tell people where I live, and they have that blank stare. No one really knows where Mar Vista is.

Ken Ober, MTV host of 'Remote Control' dead at 52 | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Peter Kramer/Getty ImagesComedian Ken Ober, best known as the host of MTV's "Remote Control, " died on Sunday, November 15, 2009 in Santa Monica, ...

Remember What Civility Was? A Book to Remind Us

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Urban Worrier is an extraordinary book about an ordinary life as lived in extraordinary times. How I wish voices like Frank Gruber's were the voices of politics and argument we were hearing on cable TV!

Algae-Powered Prius Plug-In Helps Hybrid Go Even Greener

AllAboutPrius | AllAbout Prius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

We've written before about Prius plug-in conversions, but here's a new wrinkle: a 2008 Toyota Prius plug-in that's also running on biofuel derived ...

The Santa Monica Pier: Still Hip at 100

Terry Gardner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Gardner

If you live in the Los Angeles area or will be visiting this week, there's a big shindig in Santa Monica on Wednesday evening, September 9, 2009 to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Santa Monica Pier.

Coda Automotive Unveils New Mainstream All-Electric Sedan

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Coda Automotive is a brand new car company that has been formed under the stewardship of Miles Rubin of Miles Automotive. On June 3rd the company unv...

Video: 'Stand By Me' cover - will make you smile

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home


Video: 'Stand By Me' cover - will make you smile

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home


Video: 'Stand By Me' cover - will make you smile

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home


Video: 'Stand By Me' cover - will make you smile

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home