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 By Kristin Peach    Lifestyle    May 31, 2020 

Last Remaining Cast Member From "Gone With The Wind," turns 104 Years Old

Olivia de Haviland will celebrate her 104th birthday on July 1, 2020. A birthday event is being organized by Spring de Haviland, who is "related to Olivia, but no one is entirely sure how." And no one...

 

Westside Ballet: Even With Social Distancing, the Show Must Go On

It's 2020, and all sorts of arts and educational programs are looking for ways to continue teaching, in a time of social distancing. Santa Monica's Westside Ballet has some brave and innovative contin...

 

AllTogether LA: a Nonprofit Serving Seniors, Saving Lives, Building Community

The good doctor could have describing Lorena Camarena, President and Executive Director of AllTogether LA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping seniors stay home and stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic by...

 

Metro Church Feeds Homeless During Coronavirus Pandemic

Metro Church at 6th Street and Arizona Avenue in downtown Santa Monica feed a number of homeless people and others in need on "Giving Tuesday," says the groups website. "At Metropolis we have been...

 

Santa Monica Reopens Palisades Park Thursday, May 13, 2020 Despite Covid19

The City of Santa Monica will remove the fences around Palisades park on Thursday, May 13. This according to City Council member Ted Winterer, speaking at the Ocean Park Association Meeting...

 

Destiny Church donates lunches to Staff at Hospitals and Grocery Stores.

Destiny Church has a program to give "Care Bag" lunches during the pandemic, "Just to show the hospital staff we care about them." They also give out lunches to grocery stores. The Church gives out...

 

Blue Waves at Night Draw Beach Crowds Despite Closed Beaches Last weekend

Crowds of people defied LA County lockdown orders to watch Dinoflagellates turn waves blue on Santa Monica beach this week. The annual event was more visible this year, due to a major red tide that...

 

Local Man Celebrates his 100th Birthday With Drive-by Neighborhood Block Party

Sam Marquez turned 100 on Tuesday, and his family, friends and neighbors didn't want to let a little thing like Covid-19 get in the way of a celebration. So they threw him a drive-by 100th birthday...

 

Teenager Uses Three D Printer Technology to Craft Facial Shields for First Responders

14 year old Mikey Strauss found a way to use his three dimensional printer, in order to help first responders working in the Coronavirus age: Making plastic face shields for them. "My 14 year old has...

 
 By Stan Greene    Lifestyle    May 8, 2020

May the 4th Be With You Day Corresponds to Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

In case you've been locked down all day, which many of you are; today is international Star Wars Day, May 4th. But did you know that the PErseid meteor shower has been scheduled tonight to celebrate...

 

LAMO Footwear Creates Braille Labeled Boot for the Saving Sophie Foundation and Seven-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Sophie Ryan

LAMO footwear in support of the Saving Sophie Foundation, has teamed up with seven-year-old cancer survivor, Sophie. Having gone blind as a result of her tumor, LAMO collaborated to release the...

 

Pop-up market at the Victorian Restaurant Sells Meat, Fish, Produce, Sanitizer, Gloves and oh yes Toilet Paper

if you're looking for some interesting shopping on a sunny day down on Main Street in Santa Monica, the Victorian is the place. Kelly Stromberg and Caitlin say that they are selling, fish, meat,...

 

CNBC's Melissa Lee Returns to Host Fast Money, After Giving Birth To Twins

Harvard educated Melissa Lee returned to host CNBC's Fast Money on Monday night, 4/20/20. Each of the shows personalities, such as Karen Finerman and Guy Adame, welcomed her back and said how glad...

 

Covid-19 Brings New Dating Apps, New Sex Toys, Online Orgies and Virtual Hookups

With over a billion people in seclusion because of the world wide Corona-virus Pandemic it's not surprising that single people are seeking new ways to pass the time and socialize while practicing...

 

A California woman who needs Hysterectomy on an Emergency Basis, Sent Home During Covid-19 Shutdown

A woman wrote us today that she is suffering from an acute medical problem of the female variety. She needs an obstetrician to perform a hysterectomy on her. It will not wait, she is in great...

 

Covid Calibrations: An LA Car Guy Rates the Lockdown 15% Fun, 50% Boredom, The Rest.... Well I Can't Remember, But It's Something Else

Whether or not you adhere to Aristotle's dictum on the unexamined life not worth living, you've likely noticed that, like mine, your life is 30% less fun than it was prior to March. My primary social...

 

Leading Santa Monica Publicist Christine Peake of PeakPRgroup Talks PR During Covid.

With many of us losing all forms of income during these uncertain times, one of the hardest hit is the public relations sector dealing with events which invariable can have up to 100 - 1000 guests in...

 

Make Taco Tuesday in America Great Again by Giving Tacos to Healthcare Workers

The Corona –Virus Pandemic has been very stressful with economic disasters, social distancing, thousands of new coronavirus cases, and overwhelmed hospitals and their staff. We must pull together,...

 

Bus Drivers Take Risk to Work, And So Do the Passengers Under Coronavirus

Bus drivers (a handful) have died from Coronavirus in New York City, Santa Cruz and Riverside County. While none as far as we know have become seriously ill from Covid-19 in LA County, the buses now...

 

Easter 2020 Was Painful to Watch, as the Resurrection of Jesus was Celebrated in Empty Churches.

Watching my church celebrate Palm Sunday this year was painful. Every year, a crowd gathers on the church steps, gathering palms. We wave them as we process into the church singing; in commemoration o...

 

New York Burying its Covid-19 Dead on Hart Island, Says New York Medical Examiner

Hart island has got to be one of the creepiest places on this planet. Used at various times as a sanitarium, a prison and a Potters Field type cemetery, the City of New York admits it's burying its...

 

Jennifer Biagiotti Worried the Homeless Would Get Covid-19. So She Started Making Them Face Masks

How did an artist and her husband begin making Covid-19 masks for homeless people, nurses and others? "It all started with a friend of ours asking Jennifer to volunteer to make masks for the social...

 

Passover in an Era of Social Distancing, Coronavirus and Covid-19: Pickup Curbside

 Barbara Lazaroff, founder of the outstanding SPAGO  restaurant Beverly Hills announced that their 36th Annual Seder will be a "Seder to go" with curbside pickup on Wednesday April 8 and Thursday...

 

Covid-19? Meh. Home-Bound College Student Sisters Start Volunteer Food Delivery App

Sisters Leat and Kayla, 20 and 19 years old, were sent home from college as most other students were this semester because of COVID-19. These sisters, however, had as father Rabbi Sam Newman,...

 

How to Fix a Toothache in the Time of Covid-19

Coronavirus has changed the way we all do business, without a doubt. Most businesses are simply closed, and non essential medical procedures are being delayed. We wondered what to do if, during the na...

 

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