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Still Life Ceramics Opens First Orange County Pop-Up Location at Dana Point Harbor

Dana Point Harbor is pleased to announce the opening of Still Life Ceramics pop-up shop. Located next to iHeartYoga, the ceramics studio and pop-up shop features handmade ceramics from local artists...

 

Living Through the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 while Mourning Dad and Working at the Grocery Store

My Dad was upset with me the last time we had dinner in New York. He was bothered because I was working at a job that paid me cash under the table. The job had been going on for years. He had a lot...

 

Massage Parlor Reopens in Santa Monica, But This time The Action is on the Street For All to See

Who are those masked men and women massaging backs and feet on Wilshire Blvd? We sent our most senior photographer to find out. After a 6 month closure mandated by Governor Newsom because of Covid...

 

Trastevere Restaurant Folds After 22 Years on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade

9/14: Yesterday evening Trastevere Italian Restaurant offered its final service. The conclusion of its three plus decades was unceremonious, with only a few familiar faces sharing knowing glances and...

 

Smoke From Oregon & California Fires Darken Skies in Santa Monica

The smoke from 3 million acres of forest in Northern California and Oregon darkened the skies so much in Santa Monica, that by 4:30 pm some headlights were activated automatically. This is two full ho...

 

So Is it a Boy or a Girl? CalFire Blames Gender Reveal for El Dorado Fire

8,600 acres have burned and many residents have been evacuated in Yucaipa because of a fire started by a gender reveal party. A device used to blow blue or pink smoke to reveal the gender of an expect...

 

Carmel-By-The-Sea: the Perfect Socially Distanced Bay Area Day Trip

With Covid-19 curtailing a lot of travel plans, the perfect remedy for a Bay Area resident is a day trip to somewhere new. Last month the four of us (myself, my sister Kathy, and my two daughters...

 

Life in Santa Monica Returns to Normal, Sort Of, as Coronavirus Pandemic Rules Ease a Little

Most Santa Monica residents are trying to obey Gov. Newson suggestions about interacting with people, wearing masks and flattening the curve, during this pandemic crisis. One of his dictums was that...

 

350 lbs Brown Bear Walks Into Safeway in South Lake Tahoe, Walks Out With Tostitos

Some days you eat the bear, and other days, the bear eats your Tostitos. A California brown bear weighing some 350 lbs walked into a grocery store in South Lake Tahoe, California on Thursday night....

 

Rip City Suddenly Has a Near Monopoly on Skateboard Stores in Santa Monica

Jim McDowell and William Poncher were very serious when they opened RIP CITY - a skateboard shop at 2709 Santa Monica Blvd on April 1, 1978--April Fools Day . They were semi retired , and had come to...

 
Pet Adoption LA Animal Services grant Petco Foundation

Share Your Adoption Story and Help LA Animal Services' Holiday Wishes Come True with $100K Grant from the Petco Foundation

Share Your Adoption Story and Help LA Animal Services' Holiday Wishes Come True with $100K Grant from the Petco Foundation Individuals who have adopted a pet from LA Animal Services are invited to...

 

Life at Costco has Changed. Not entirely for the good.

Life has changed. Usually Sunday a parking space at Costco was golden- you had to walk to one edge of the lot to find one, but not any more. I found one in aisle A Getting into the building before...

 

Even in Life After Death, The Catholic Church is On Trial

The Catholic church must go to trial over funds appropriated from cemetery maintenance fees. On Friday, July 31, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles lost a summary judgment motion to...

 
 By C. Victor    Lifestyle    August 14, 2020
LA Animal Services/West Valley Animal Services Center

LA Animal Services Announces Meetings to Discuss Proposal to Re-open West Valley Animal Services Center

LA Animal Services will be hosting a series of community meetings via Zoom related to the proposed recommendation for the West Valley Animal Services Center. Meetings with staff and volunteers were...

 
 By C. Victor    Lifestyle    August 14, 2020
Patio dining, Honda Plaza, Little Tokyo, Christine Oiwake

Go Little Tokyo Welcomes Outdoor Summer Dining Experiences in the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles

Little Tokyo's diverse and authentic selection of family-owned eateries, historic legacy restaurants, and modern culinary offerings have transformed into safe, enjoyable al fresco dining experiences...

 

Westside Wuitusu Stores Subsidize Native Craftsmen in Venezuela and Columbia

The Wayuu are an Indigenous American ethnic group of the Guajira Peninsula in northernmost part of Colombia and northwest Venezuela. - Wikipedia. Wuitusu is a local business that was born two years ag...

 

Find Your Space Under the Sun in Downtown Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica invites guests to find their space under the sun in the newly expanded al fresco dining patios along the world-class Third Street Promenade and surrounding streets. To provide a...

 

"Up All Night" is a very provocative, and exhilarating story of the legendary Ted Turner and CNN'S Historic Birth

Following a zoom conversation last week with author Lisa Napoli about her new book "Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN and The Birth of 24-Hour News'' I immediately ordered my copy on Amazon. It is a well...

 

Facing Fewer Dating Prospects, Young People Turn to Guerrilla Tactics in the People Market

It's an open secret that the Coronavirus has really cut into young people's social lives. How exactly is a girl to meet boys, when she's home all the time? Never let a good crisis go to waste. And...

 
 By C. Victor    Lifestyle    July 31, 2020
LA Animal Services and NBCUniversal Clear The Shelters

LA Animal Services Joins NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations' Clear The Shelters™ "Adopt & Donate" Campaign

LA Animal Services has joined NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations' Clear the Shelters™ 2020 pet adoption campaign! To help individuals and communities continue to practice safe social...

 
 By C. Victor    Lifestyle    July 31, 2020

L.A. ZOO MOURNS THE LOSS OF ITS AFRICAN LION PAIR

L.A. ZOO MOURNS THE LOSS OF ITS AFRICAN LION PAIR 21-Year-Old Partners Hubert and Kalisa Lived a Long Life As Loyal Companions The Los Angeles Zoo is sad to announce the death of our African lion...

 

The Illusion of a California Housing Crisis Versus the True Need for More Infrastructure, Including Water

The State Legislature has been working hard to attempt to squeeze 1.8 million more units of housing into the state before 2029 by producing at least nine land-use proposals this year, each of which...

 

LAMO Footwear Approaches 25 Year Anniversary With Giving Back.

Lamo Footwear has been in the news a lot lately, especially throughout the horrific and uncertain five months of Covid-19. And yet, they continue to strive, thrive and give back. The charitable...

 

Barbers Move Outdoors as Gov. Newsom Grudgingly Allows Haircuts During Covid

Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order allowing barbershops to continue, as long as they operate outside. Coronaviruses are believed not to propagate outdoors. At Active Barbers on Wilshire and...

 
 By C. Victor    Lifestyle    July 24, 2020

SkyPark at Santa's Village NOW OPEN For Camping and RVs

SkyPark Camp + RV is located on California State Route 18, otherwise known as the scenic "Rim of The World Highway" in Skyforest, California. This Southern California alpine secret sits high above...

 

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