I've been receiving invitations to the Renaissance Weekend for nearly a decade now and am only now getting around to joining this illustrious group fo...
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Santa Monica-based Upward Bound bought a motel, redesigned it from the outside in and started a brand new family shelter. Last month's grand opening was inspiring, but now it's down to business.
While we told you recently that Santa Monica was reported to be close to wrapping up a deal to have Eli Broad's much anticipated museum open in the be...
The trick to getting past the scary cheese phobia is talking to your local cheese monger and tasting regularly.
Main Street shops in Santa Monica will stay open late Friday to inaugurate a monthly event: Last Fridays. Discounts will be served up with snacks and cocktails at select stores
Yogis Anonymous will hold its Yoga Gives Back fundraiser Saturday. The two hour Yoga Gives Back fundraiser will feature four esteemed yoga instructors.
After a cross-town game of musical chairs, the Broad Art collection may finally have the one site that makes the most sense, south of Disney Hall and across Grand Avenue from MOCA.
The State of California is getting ready to spend $20 billion, which we don't happen to have, but never mind that, on (hold your breath) freeway expansion!
How can Harley-Davidson stem the bleeding of red ink?
Holding nothing back satisfies the cook who knows what to make of all the parts of a fresh, grass-fed lamb, cow, goat or pig, and it satisfies the small farmer who raises the animals.
You have to be a scuba diver to see the difference, but areas of Santa Monica Bay that were historically fouled by sewage discharges are making a stro...
Why aren't we asking the business and philanthropic community to help do their part by offering to pick up the tab on Metro station construction?
Our goal is to give LA a page of its own, where bloggers can express themselves on the issues that matter to them -- whether they're substantive, sublime, simple or just plain fun.
The marinated Korean beef short ribs, organic salads and Vietnamese grilled pork sandwiches might be mouth-watering to the long lines of patrons they ...
In 1982, Vietnam veteran Jeffrey Giglioli hadn't been feeling well. His therapists encouraged him to return to his first love, still photography. So he spent the summer at the Santa Monica Pier.
For its first public showings outside Japan, Nissan's all-new Leaf "pure EV" plug-in electric sedan will see the first light of an American day at a press event this Friday morning at Dodger Stadium.
There simply is no higher form of entertainment than a night under the tent with Cirque Du Soleil's experience of dreaming while awake in a magical atmosphere.
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.
What is now a refuge for mule deer, hawks, bobcats and other wildlife, can quickly turn into a housing development, if $145,000 is not raised by August 17th.
Dealers say that automakers will save little -- if anything -- from closing outlets.
Although some have decried Professor Gates as overreacting, I know, from personal experience, that what he did was an act of courage.
Because the rebuilding of cities is so important, the effort to do so, if that effort is based on recognizable principles, deserves recognition as something special.
I wrote about three places where I have seen Cityism occurring -- Vancouver, Barcelona, and my own city of Santa Monica -- but there are many other cities where Cityism is taking place.
We asked for you, our readers, to tell us how you or someone you know is serving the community and you sent in stories of volunteerism from across the...
The developments in these three cities are based on maximizing and capturing the economic value of city real estate. They all represent intensification of uses.
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