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Street Vendors Decriminalized, as Long as They're In the Right Place at the Right Time

On Tuesday, the Santa Monica City Council voted to institute an emergency ordinance that would require sidewalk vendors to acquire licenses and permits. They would also be barred from operating in...

 
 By Mona Day    Business    March 14, 2019

2,000 Foodies Raised $1.3 million in Support of PPLA Food Fare

The highly anticipated annual culinary event PPLA Food Fare returned to Barker Hangar on Thursday, March 7 for its 40th anniversary. Over 150 of Southern California's best restaurants, caterers and...

 
 By Stan Greene    Business    March 4, 2019

Will General Motors' Lordstown Ohio Assembly Plant Get a Last Minute Reprieve?

General Motors announced last July that it intended to close 4 plants in North America, including the Lordstown Ohio facility employing, at one time, 14,500 UAW workers. Only about one third that...

 

LAMO Sheepskin Inc Announce Partnership With Style Maven - Supermodel Rachel McCord

Lamo Sheepskin Inc are proud to announce their partnership with style maven and sought after model Rachel McCord for the upcoming FN Platform (the international footwear trade show) to be held in Las...

 

4th Annual Flair Cares Food Drive February 11 to 28, Benefiting Westside Food Bank

SANTA MONICA, 2/4/19 – Flair Cleaners, Southern California's leading eco-friendly dry cleaners, will host its fourth annual Flair Cares Food Drive - Hang Up Hunger - February 11 to 28. The drive...

 

Cal Fire Clears PG&E of Liability for Napa Fire, Blaming a Private Electrical Facility Instead

Sacramento - Cal Fire has essentially exonerated Pacific Gas & Electric from liability for the fire that destroyed parts of Napa, California. This xould mean that PG&E, the State's largest...

 

Project Save Our Surf Charity Adds Sponsor Kona Deep and Celebrate With A Beach Clean Up!

Santa Monica, CA. – January 13th 2019 – Project Save Our Surf, a 501(c)3 charity, today announced a year long sponsorship with Kona Deep, a deep ocean bottled water company founded in Hawaii. The...

 

"Budget Market" on 4th Street in Santa Monica Sells for $3.3 million

It may not look like much, but the Budget Market just sold to a private trust for $3.3 million. This according to William Althouse at Westmac Realty. "Coldwell Banker Commercial WESTMAC Arranges $3.3...

 

230,000 Acres of Oil Rich Permian Basin Properties Are Now Open to Your Investment

Back in 1996 Autry Stephens decided that he wanted to claim his share of oil riches so he struck out on his own and soon named his one rig oil company the "Big Dog Drilling Company." Over the next...

 

Bitcoin Falls Below $3700, as US Dollar Rises, Bitcoin Cash Forks

As the US Dollar rose abroad, and another approaching fork for Bitcoin remains, Bitcoin fell below $4000 for the first time in 15 months. The fork in Bitcoin Cash, which forked off from Bitcoin...

 

Santa Monica Check Cashing Closed Following the Death of Owner, Chris Trigg, 47

He was a friend to the friendless and a banker to the unbanked. Christopher Trigg was also the married father of 2 young girls. Trigg, 47, died on July 17th of an aggressive form of brain cancer. He h...

 

Ka-Ching! The Big Business of Cannabis at CWCBExpo in Vegas

Cannabis has become a mainstream big business! In 2018, cannabis sales in the US are projected to be over $10 Billion! By 2020, the United States market is estimated to top $35 billion annually. So...

 

StarCity Attempts to Solve California Housing Crisis With New Solutions

Despite a severe housing shortage in California, Jon Dishotsky noticed that 60 percent of living spaces was not being used. Living rooms are not actually being lived in. Kitchens are empty most of...

 

Disrupting Snail Mail: What if Direct Mail Behaved Like a Digital Channel?

The digital age has rewritten the script for (some would call it disrupted) industries from newspapers to automobiles. What about direct mail, those advertisements on pieces of actual paper one sorts...

 

Conversion to Office Space Breaks Ground for Sears in Santa Monica

The Sears building on 4th Street in Santa Monica will follow the trajectory of several Southland sites, moving from retail to office space. Owners Seritage Growth Properties and Invesco Real Estate an...

 

IFTA's Jean Prewitt and MPAA's Charles Rivkin at American Film Market in November

 9/12/18 The American Film Market (AFM) has announced today the expansive programming lineup for its Conferences, Roundtables, Workshops, and Spotlight Events which will feature international...

 

Engineer Receives Gold Plated Controller After 15 Years at Activision-Blizzard

An engineer on Reddit has posted photos of gold plated game controller he received "after 15 years of service at Activision Blizzard." Activision Blizzard, Inc. is a video game company headquartered...

 

Santa Monica's Leading Luxurious Le Meridien Delfina Hotel Mixes Art, Sparkling Rose Wines and Music...

Santa Monica's luxurious Le Meridien Delfina Hotel recently gave guests a very memorable artistic summer afternoon on the grounds of their romantic Terrazza Garden, which is also a popular wedding...

 
 By Samuel Alioto    Business    July 4, 2018

Mel's Diner Opens On Lincoln and Olympic Blvd in Santa Monica

Mel's Diner has opened on Olympic and Lincoln. The building began as the Penguin in 1959. In 1990, it became Dr Beauchamp's Western Dental for 20 years, but is now once again a classic American...

 
 By David Ganezer    Business    July 2, 2018

"Our London, Munich, Paris and New York Offices are All in WeWork buildings"

Max Fronicke is a Sales Force recruitment executive with Lawrence Harvey. Lawrence Harvey is a "headhunter" for salesforce.com (stock symbol CRM), with offices in 4 countries and 5 cities. Last year...

 
 By David Ganezer    Business    July 2, 2018

"Growth Hacking" Will Disrupt Internet Advertising Says CEO of CoEfficient Labs

Excerpts of an interview with Sean Goldfaden, a Member at WeWork in Santa Monica, the CEO of CoEfficient Labs. CoEfficient Labs is a Growth Advertising Agency for Series-A Startups. It's based at We W...

 

Bird Scooter Inc Valued at Over Two Billion Dollars, Reports Bloomberg News

Bird started in Santa Monica and annoyed residents to the point where they took to City Hall to get rid of it. IN other words, it had the same business plan as Uber. Which isn't too surprising given...

 

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Hosts 93rd Annual Installation Dinner

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosts its 93rd Annual Installation Dinner with the induction of new boardmembers, a presentation of awards, and a showcase of local businesses on Wednesday, June 1...

 

Why Entertainment Industry Tenants Are Not Like Other Commercial Tenants

San Diego, May 11, 2018 - One of the most challenging tenants served by real estate brokers are entertainment production companies. "What makes film and television tenants difficult to place is the...

 

Apple Launches New 9.7-inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support

Apple on Tuesday introduced its iPad with support for Apple Pencil. The new gadget will go on sale starting at $329, the tech giant said in a statement. The new iPad and Apple Pencil will let users...

 

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