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Celebrity Goldendoodles Come Out To Celebrate Penny Dipippo's Bark Mitzvah In Santa Monica.

It was VIP only today in Santa Monica's Stoner Park to celebrate the Bark-Mitzvah of Penny- The fabulous Goldendoodle. Thirteen year old Penny, (who likes to go by the age of two) was joined by her...

 

Metrolink Offers $10 Tickets to Downtown For Women's Day, January 18 2020

Metrolink is offering people of both genders, $10 tickets to downtown Los Angeles on Saturday January 18th. The regional train service provider has struggled for passengers in a region where cars are...

 

DPA Luxury Lounge Kicks Off New Decade, With the Golden Globe Pre-Awards Gifting Suite

Los Angeles, California- January 4th, 2019-For one of the most awaited award seasons of the year, the Golden Globe Awards, DPA was once again the sponsor for the 2019 Pre-Awards gift suite. Held at...

 

Celebrate the Kumquat in Style During Santa Monica Restaurant Week - Over 35 Restaurants Are Joining the 2020 Foodie Party

From January 6-12, 2020, Santa Monica Restaurant Week returns to Santa Monica for a DELICIOUS week-long celebration of this beachside city's award-wining dining scene. So let's celebrate California...

 

MatzoBall 2019 sponsored by JSwipe Returns to Los Angeles.....

About 400 singles between 25-65 but most were in their thirties, packed the Derriere Night Club, at 6510 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038 from 9pm to 2 am. This stylish club was cute but was...

 

Cannabis is Legal in Most of America, And This has Changed the Entire U.S. Drug Industry Forever

I know you're supposed to tell kids not to do drugs, but, kids, do it! Do Weed! Don't do the other stuff, but Weed is good! --Kevin Smith The world of drugs is much different than it was even a...

 

StoryCorps Wants You: Comes to Promenade to Record Gramma and Grandpa's Stories

Ever wanted to get that story from Grandma and Gramps recorded before they fade into History? Storycorps will record interviews on the Third Street Promenade from Jan. 5 – Feb. 7, 2020 as part of...

 

Friend of the Family Appeals for Funds After the Death of Eric Corso of a Seizure Disorder

Editor: I am writing to you in hopes that you could help me in helping one of my closest friends Eric Corso's family. Born and raised in Santa Monica, California. Eric is one of 3 children of Kathy...

 

Venice Family Clinic Hosts Holiday Movie for its Young Patients

The holiday gift-giving season came early for some 1,200 children who are patients of Venice Family Clinic when the nonprofit community health center hosted its annual Children's Holiday Movie Dec. 7...

 

No room at the Inn? Blame the Ninth Circuit and the Flying Spaghetti Monster

The annual display of nativity scenes will return to Santa Monica this December, but they will be located on church property, rather than in a public park. Personally, I blame the Flying Spaghetti...

 

Bears, Coyotes Eat Homeless Man Sleeping in Griffith Park

Has Griffith Park's famous mountain lion, P-22, developed a taste for human flesh? Experts say probably not, but something ate a homeless man who died in LA's Griffith Park. A hiker in Griffith Park...

 

Bottlefish Restaurant: Empire Builders' Next Act after California Pizza Kitchen

Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax founded California Pizza Kitchen in 1985;  today it has over 270 locations in 30 states and 11 countries; along with a presence at major airports, college campuses,...

 

Prepping for Art Basel in Style: A Miami Beach Product Review

Edible Skinny is lucky enough to be hanging out in sunny Miami Beach for Art Basel in America this weekend (where our sister brand The Zelda Fitzgeralds will be creating on-demand typewritten poetry...

 

Never forgetting about the wonderful and fun decade of the 1980s

Oh, how I miss the 1980s! MTV was actually cool and playing popular music videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Big-hair music bands were everywhere. Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Madonna,...

 

Mrs. Sundquist Goes to San Jose: Local Girl Joins Local Guides for Google Maps

Santa Monica resident and travel blogger, Ashley Sundquist was selected to attend Google's Connect Live 2019 summit on November 14-16 in San Jose, California. The annual summit was held at Google's...

 

Assemblymember Richard Bloom Honors WestSide Food Bank Director Bruce Rankin

WestSide Food Bank Director Bruce Rankin was honored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom Tuesday night, at an open house at his Santa Monica office. Mr. Rankin received a framed proclamation, praising...

 

Shoes Wanted for the Homeless Before Thanksgiving; Call For Pickup

Ralph wants your shoes. Ralph Hattenbach doesn't head any famous national charity organization. He doesn't earn a five-to-six figure income in order to devise means of persuading you to donate to any...

 

Exactly Whose Well Being Did Santa Monica Summit, anyway?

The City of Santa Monica just held a one-day, quarter million dollar "Wellbeing Summit" to discuss how happy the city's residents are, which made many residents unhappy. I'm not sure the city...

 

Living Life Without a Car is Worth it in L.A. No More Traffic Jams for Me!

As the State of California becomes more and more clustered on the freeways and busy streets, a growing number of local residents are deciding on other options besides driving a car. Count me in as...

 

Are iPhones a Disease Or a Disorder? High-tech consequences and Invasion of the Pod People

"It's a malignant disease spreading across the whole country." So states actor Kevin McCarthy as Dr. Miles Bennell in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." In that chilling 1956 science fiction classic,...

 

Tony Goldwyn, Isha Sesay, RJ Mitte and UNA's Rachel Pittman Discuss Sustainable Goals, Bullying, Poverty and Alzheimer's at Advocacy Honors

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 25th, 2019) – Advocacy Honors honored Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), WAM/Maria Shriver (American journalist) Isha Sesay (CNN) and RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad) at the Fifth Annual...

 

Why Are We On The Street? And What Would It Take to Change Us from Homeless to Housed

Are all of the homeless drug addicts, unwilling to work, and psychotic? This is some people's view of them. And who can blame local residents with losing patience--the homeless dominate public parks...

 

Chabad of Simcha Monica conducts Sukkos Festival on 12th Street Thursday

Chabad in Simcha Monica is located on 17th Street. It held its annual Sukkot Extravaganza Block party, closing the street at Broadway and 12th Street Thursday afternoon. Chabad invited the entire...

 

Seafood Centric Restaurant Bottlefish Uncorks Your Fishiest Fish Wish List

Three years ago Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax opened Bottlefish, a seafood-centric restaurant. They had been successful for 25 years owning a California Pizza Kitchen (the one across the plaza) and...

 

Channeling the Big Lebowski: A Visit to the Sheats-Goldstein Residence.

The Sheats-Goldstein Residence was built long ago but remains ahead of its time. Designed by noted architect John Lautner, it commands a view of the Los Angeles Skyline that it shares with other...

 

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