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Even Dogs Are Welcome at Ashland-Hill's Casual Beer and Wine Garden

Ashland Hill, a Santa Monica favorite amongst locals, will be celebrating its second anniversary at the end of the month. The casual beer and wine garden features California-inspired bites, a...

 

Los Angeles Restaurants on the Hook for Fish Fraud, Says UCLA/Marymount Study

Something fishy is going on in the Los Angeles sushi industry. Local diners might be shocked to find out that sushi restaurants have been casting a lie for years, serving yellowtail that might not be...

 

Is Barron Trump Autistic? Some Dare to Ask Whether President Trump's Son Battles Autism

One day, he will be the first boy to live in the White House since JFK, Jr. He's fidgety, socially awkward, doesn't speak or shake hands, wobbles when he walks and engages in repetitive behaviors....

 

Retirees Leaving Sand And Sunny Beaches For Western Mountains, According to National Movers Study

South Dakota narrowly overtakes Oregon, which held the top spot for the previous three years, as the nation's "Top Moving Destination." This is the first time South Dakota has held the no. 1 spot....

 

Pot-Heads Unite to Help LA's Homeless Community; Backpacks and meals from BigMike and his volunteers

A one-of-a-kind charity called Holiday Heroes opened its latest chapter in Los Angeles, California to bring hope and happiness to the homeless during the 2016 Christmas season. Over 40 volunteers met...

 

Santa Monica Mainstay, The Albright Celebrates 40th Year on the SM Pier!

Santa Monica has seen a lot of changes in the last forty years; from the founding of the Santa Monica Farmer's Market in 1981 to Silicon Beach being created with tech industries such as Yahoo (2005) a...

 

Hack 2017 With These Adult Toys! Deck of Scarlet,......

As we finish out 2016, a great way to forget all of the hatred we're expounding about this year on social media is to invest from some toys to hack 2017! As every parent knows the perfect toy can...

 

Carrie Fisher's Drug Addictions Left Her Vulnerable to Heart Attack

Carrie Fisher, who had been hospitalized since a plane flight last Friday after paramedics responded to her at Los Angeles International Airport, had long been open about her struggles with drug addic...

 

After 47 Years, NORMS on Pico in West LA Closes Forever on Christmas Eve

NORMS Restaurant on Pico and Camden Avenue is closing after 47 years. Christmas Eve will be the last day. The large parking lots and one story googy structure will be replaced by "high end condos and...

 

Whole Foods Predicts Next Year's Biggest Food Trends and Creative Condiments

Whole Foods Market served up a list of the hottest trends and foods that it believes could be popular in 2017. The list, which forecasts flavors, ingredients and appetites for the upcoming year, was...

 

'Tis the Season for Non-Stop Shopping! Holiday Gift Guide for World Domination

Love it or hate it the Holidays are here! It's time to lighten your wallets as you spread Christmas cheer! Here are some of the Observer's favorites for under the tree! They're the perfect gifts for...

 

Santa VS Jesus - This Season's Most Controversial Holiday Card Game - Is Now Available In The States

The new hotly debated irreverent card game generating recent controversy and praise in the United Kingdom, Santa VS Jesus, is now available in the States through Amazon.com. After Ho Ho Ho'ing and...

 
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Tennessee Boy, 5, Dies in Santa's Arms: Video

It is an inspirational story that may bring tears to your eyes. And by all accounts, it's actually true. A 60-year-old Tennessee man who spends time volunteering as Santa Claus at a local hospital gra...

 

New Santa Monica Restaurant Pays Homage to Family & Local History

If you're out on Santa Monica's tree-lined Montana Avenue shopping for holiday gifts this season and looking for a bite to eat, the newly-opened Margo's may be just what's on your wish list. The...

 

Beachy Casualness: Escaping the Holidays with Hotel MdR

By Kat Thomas It's that time of year! For better or worse, the tidal wave known as the Holidays has crashed onto our shores. But for those looking to escape from the Ho Ho Ho hubbub perhaps a night...

 
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Apple's "Share With Everyone" Frankenstein Commercial is a tear jerker

Can you feel left out even if you own the latest iPhone 7? You can if you're Frankenstein's monster. The computer giant has released a 2 minute commercial on their youtube page which shows Frankenstei...

 

2017 Toy of the Year Award Finalists Unveiled by Toy Industry Association

From innovative tech toys and licensed characters to enriching playthings that teach and inspire, 100 finalists for the prestigious 2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards have been unveiled by the Toy Ind...

 

Where You Live, Determines How Long You Live: Why Geography is Longevity

It is a fact. Where you live can affect how long you live. This is not so much about things such as weather conditions, or proximity to water and possible flooding, or temperature extremes or even...

 

Thanksgiving Day Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims - early settlers of Plymouth Colony - held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving. The...

 

Bel Air Church to Supply Thanksgiving Meals for 13,000

Bel Air Church (a.k.a. Bel Air Presbyterian Church) is providing 1,300 Thanksgiving meal boxes that each feed 10 people. For almost 30 years, the congregation has come together to pack food baskets...

 

Crumbs and Whiskers Cat Café Opens in Los Angeles!: Time Spent With Cats is Never Wasted

"Time spent with cats is never wasted."--Sigmund Freud A massive line of humans stand in front of a storefront on Melrose Blvd gawking and smiling like they do at the Christmas displays in the film...

 

Pin-Ups on Tour, a WW2 Style Vintage Variety Show, Kickstarts to Make 600 VETERANS Smile in 2017!

The Santa Monica based Pin-Ups on Tour, is a Vintage Burlesque & Variety Show that is FREE for Veterans and Active Duty Military personnel. And we're in the middle of a $10,000 Kickstarter to brin...

 

In the War on Obesity is Stevia Friend or Foe?

We all know that to live a better, longer and healthier life we need to establish and then maintain a proper weight for our age, height and gender. But we also know that a sweet taste is awesome....

 

American Girls New Dolls & More for this Holiday Season

American Girl has something special for this year's holiday wish list-from newly released dolls to new movie specials, advice books, construction sets, and cooking kits that are sure to engage and...

 

Animal Shelter Takes in 73 Purebred Great Danes

Alaqua Animal Refuge, a no-kill animal shelter located in Northwest Florida, has taken custody of 73 Great Danes that were recently involved in a large scale breeding operation. The Refuge was...

 

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