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Ambassadors of Reed Park Vow to Clean Up the Park and the Restrooms

Santa Monica Downtown Ambassadors vow that they will clean up Santa Monica's parks, one by one. They are already present by the bathrooms in Reed Park and Tongva Park. We spoke to George Caragea, the...

Ocean Avenue Remains Closed to Traffic For Two Weeks North of California Incline

One of America's most famous and beautiful streets, Ocean Avenue remains closed to traffic this week as workmen excavated a water main on an emergency basis to repair an underground water pipe....

Satirical Video Focuses on LA's Skid Row While Imploring Tourists to Visit Los Angeles

A video newly posted on Youtube rolls video or homeless people living in tents on LA's infamous Skid Row, as a voice implores people to visit Los Angeles and engage in all the activities LA has to...

End of Summer Comes Early, as SMMUSD Returns to School on Thursday August 22nd

All 16 public schools in the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District begin classes on Thursday, August 22nd. Parents and kids will need to figure out where they are going to be dropped off. The...

Score One for Santa Monica, As 9th Circuit Upholds City's Anti-AirBNB Ordinance

The digital economy has had the effect of concentrating more and more wealth in fewer and fewer hands. As far as housing goes, the AIRBNB app allows well heeled millennials to rent apartments in...

SMPD Vice Squad Send Underage Looking Officers to Buy Liquor from Local Stores

As if it weren't difficult enough running a retail establishment in Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Vice Squad send underage people younger than 20, in to local businesses to see if they could buy...

India: What Exactly is Article 370 and Why is the Whole World Talking About it?

1. Kashmir has always a part of India Kashmir is a legitimate and integral part of the Indian state. There was an Instrument of Accession signed on October 26th 1947, which merged the princely state...

Channeling Amelia Earhart: 99's Re-enact Powder Puff Derby, Flying from Santa Monica Airport

Twenty women pilots and others re-enacted a 1929 air race that began at the Santa Monica airport. In the original air-race, 20 female pilots took off from Santa Monica on August 18, 1929. The...

Gelson's Pacific Palisades Holds 40th Anniversary Celebration on August 24-25

When you turn back the clock to 1979, it's easy to spot some significant cultural milestones: Sony transformed music portability with the Walkman, Pink Floyd released The Wall, the first children's...

Coast Festival to Close 2 Miles of Santa Monica Streets on September 15th 2019

The City Sponsored Coast event will be held on two miles of city streets closed to car traffic, including Ocean Avenue from Wilshire Boulevard to Colorado. City press release follows. Santa Monica's...

Five reasons why purchasing Greenland would actually be a really good idea

President Trump is a real estate guy. He recently tweeted that the US should consider buying Greenland and this was met with derision, as so many suggestions this president makes are. But upon closer...

Robbers Bearing Sledge Hammers Rob Jewelry store in the 1200 block of Montana Avenue

The owner of a jewelry in Santa Monica was hit with a sledgehammer while watching a robbery at his store Thursday, officials said. The robbery occurred about 2:35 PM at the store along the 1200...

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