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Santa Monica Bus Driver William Alvarenga Retires After 37 Years of Driving Passengers

7/13/20: Big Blue Bus bid farewell to William Alvarenga, its longest-tenured bus "Operator," or driver. Alvarenga had driven for the company for 37 years. "(Alvarenga) was an exceptional Operator. He...

 

Cycle Bar Moves Exercise Machines and Social Distances to Keep Clients Coming During Covid

Cycle Bar in Culver City has taken extreme measures to continue classes during the most recent County of Los Angeles health closures. Steph Sklar-Mulcahy told Inside Edition that moving outside is...

 

#Wayfair: Twitter Lights Up With Retailer's Alleged Ties to Missing and Exploited Children

7/12: Social media is rife with allegations that retailer Wayfair is selling missing and exploited children under the guise of expensive furniture. #Wayfair and variations have been trending on...

 

Will COVID-19 Shorten The Careers Of Some Healthcare Providers?

Across the country, COVID-19 has taken a toll, both physical and mental, on health professionals, and it's not just limited to doctors and nurses who work in hospitals. Even in private doctor's...

 

Young? Old? How Mobile is your Pooch? Your Dog Might Be Older Than You Think

According to a study from the University of California San Diego, a one year-old dog is more like a 30 year-old human. That's because new genetic evidence shows puppies and younger dogs age at a...

 
 By Ben Siegel    Lifestyle    July 14, 2020

Even During Covid, You Could Land an Internship in California With #Salesforce, #Google, or #Uber

If you dream of innovating and working in Silicon Valley, one of the best ways to get there is an Uber internship. Along with other San Francisco-based startups like Salesforce and Google, Uber is...

 

Nick Cordero Loses Battle to Novel Coronavirus, says his devastated wife, Amanda

Nick Cordero's wife, Amanda Kloots, confirmed that her husband had tragically died of Covid 19 on Sunday, July 5, 2020. The 41 year old actor bravely battled Covid for 95 days at Cedars Sinai Medical...

 

Benthophonicks: Star-Crossed Lovers and Friends, I Still Can Recall

Delilah Demilo is a frustrated songwriter, a college dropout, and a venomous blue-ringed octopus. In The Benthophonicks, my debut comic, she sets off on a journey to find herself as an artist, but...

 
 By Preity Upala    Lifestyle    July 5, 2020

My Vote For The Best new Deli in town is the Carvery Kitchen LA!

Move over Cantors and Factors Deli! There is a new Deli in town- The Carvery Kitchen. The only high- end Deli experience offering fresh, delicious and classic Deli items. Carvery Kitchen is a brand...

 

Where to Take a Date in Semi Open, Covid-19 Era Santa Monica

There's no doubt about it: Restaurants are beginning to serve diners again, albeit with outdoor seating and waitresses in masks. As always, some place are cooler than others. Where to take that high...

 

The Benthophonicks: A Cartoon Starring a Christmas Tree Worm and a Venomous Blue-ringed Octopus

Delilah Demilo is a frustrated songwriter, a college dropout, and a venomous blue-ringed octopus. In The Benthophonicks, my debut comic, she sets off on a journey to find herself as an artist, but...

 

Father's Day Letter to My Husband, My Hero, My Best Friend From Tracy Ryan to Josh Ryan

Tracy first met Josh on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA in 2007 through mutual friends. They knew immediately they wanted to be together and rarely spent a day apart until they married 5 years...

 

Virginia Tokunaga's 90th Birthday Party at Silvercrest Underlines Stop Senior Scams

A party with her friends from the community and fellow residents at Silvercrest Senior Apartments was planned but it did not happen. Instead there was a birthday parade to celebrate Virginia Tokunaga...

 

Treat yourself at the luxurious LASKY Aesthetics & Laser Centre in Beverly Hills

7th June 2020, Beverly Hills- With the lockdown easing up in California, one of the best ways to take advantage of this situation is to spoil yourself! If you live near the Los Angeles area, the best...

 

The Spiritual Transformation of Our Time Has Been Set in Motion by the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are living in interesting times indeed. Perhaps the most challenging, perplexing and fearful time ever in our history. We are in the Twilight zone in many ways. The COVID19 Pandemic has affected...

 

Stepping Out: Dance School Graduation in the Age of Coronavirus and Quarantines

The Five Westside Ballet graduating Seniors look forward to an uncertain Freshman year at Universities and accept they leave the legacy ballet school with no final performance or cast party to say...

 

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...

 
 By Rachel Ganz    Lifestyle    June 2, 2020

Chasing after the Phenomenal Blue Bioluminescent Waves in Southern California

When the California beaches reopened this past weekend, after being closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, I had an insatiable desire to see the remarkable blue bioluminescent waves before they...

 
 By Rachel Ganz    Lifestyle    June 2, 2020

George Floyd Was a Peace and Love Man Says Close Friend Christopher Harris, Who Preached Non-Violence

After speaking with several of George Floyd's family members and close friend Christopher Harris I cried. Tears rolled down my cheeks as I heard the countless stories of how everyone who was lucky...

 

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...

 

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