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4th of July Parade 2011

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2011 Parade please contact Jeff Jarow or Mary Marlow: sponsor@opa-sm.org to volunteer: volunteer@opa-sm.org general questions: parade@opa-sm.org Check out the Santa Monica 4th of July Parade presented by the Cr...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Jun 30, 2011

Main Street celebrates 11th anniversary of Summer SOULstice on June 26

Santa Monica Summer SOULstice is celebrating its 11th Anniversary this Sunday, June 26 and everybody is invited! Featuring Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips, the live group will be giving two performances in one day. The event schedule: New Or...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Jun 26, 2011

Party like a Rockstar with Santa Monica Summer SOULstice on June 26, 2011

Summer SOULstice 2011 Programme schedule. Thanks to Cruiser Community! (south to north) Pier Ave. 1pm – Cubensis – The Grateful Dead Tribute 3pm – Southbound (Allman Bros. tribute) 5pm – Surfin’ USA (Beach Boys tribute) Kinn...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Jun 26, 2011

Artists night at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium on June 8

Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium invites artists to find their inspiration at the Aquarium, 1600 Ocean Front Walk, during Artist Night from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. For the second time this year, the marine education center...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Jun 1, 2011

Pacific Seahorse makes a debut at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium has a new member – the Pacific seahorse. This is the first time that a sea horse species is being displayed at the Santa Monica pier aquarium. Growing up to 12 inches in height, the Pacific seahorse, Hipp...
by Voice of Santa Monica on May 29, 2011

LovingEco, a new eco-friendly platform offers women stylish and hand selected products and accessories

LovingEco is an invitation-only, social commerce platform, that offers unsurpassed and innovative eco-friendly products at exclusive price points (up to 70% off retail). LovingEco is an advocate of ‘style for change’; an opportunity for people to...
by Voice of Santa Monica on May 28, 2011

Books & Cookies in Santa Monica strives to bring fun back to reading for youngsters and adults

Books and Cookies opens its doors today in Santa Monica, bringing a shop unlike any other in town. The recently launched store offers a gamut of books ranging from babies to young teenagers. They also offer an interactive section featuring iPads with...
by Voice of Santa Monica on May 18, 2011

Get ready for Santa Monica Festival on May 7: Escape the grind and enrich your mind

From: Crystal Bryan The Santa Monica Festival is a solar-powered, near zero-waste event. The festival is free and open to all ages and will be held at Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., between Cloverfield Blvd. and 28th Street on May 7 between 11am...
by Voice of Santa Monica on May 2, 2011

Cristina Lynn Boutique brings stylish and affordable fashion to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica

We first met Natalie Corrado last year during the Good Energy Expo held at the Third Street Promenade. We talked about her online boutique when she revealed that her ultimate dream was to open a women’s clothing store on Montana Avenue in Santa Mon...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Apr 30, 2011

Cinco de Mayo fiesta and carnival in Santa Monica

Bring your family & friends for and afternoon of great fun!!! You don’t want to miss the 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in Santa Monica on Sunday, May 1. This year we will have an exciting addition to the event. Carnival rides and games fo...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Apr 27, 2011

Big Blue Bus Announces Over 29,000 Pounds of Food Donated During 15th Annual Food Drive

The numbers are in and show, once again, the generosity of the city’s employees and the public when it comes to helping local families in need. The Big Blue Bus, which spearheaded the 15th annual food drive competition between city departments, ann...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Feb 24, 2011

City ropes in Samo residents to keep the expo rail project on track

The Expo Light Rail is coming to Santa Monica within the next five years, and the city wants to make sure its plans are in place. To that end, the planning department invites residents, businesses and other stakeholders to a workshop Thursday where t...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Feb 16, 2011

Nothing Bundt Cakes bring nothing but tasty treats to residents of Santa Monica

By: Marco Sandoval The Montana Avenue shopping district is well-known for their high-end boutiques and fine restaurants. Now you can add sinfully good bake shops to that list with the recent addition of Nothing Bundt Cakes. Voice of Santa Monica̵...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Feb 14, 2011

Get ready to cosy upto to V-day festivities in downtown Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica Events for V-day Who Says a Love Seat is Just for Two? Cupid’s Getting Comfy. BoConcept will load in the 213-foot red leather sofa weighing in at over 2.17 tons for 150 speed daters to snuggle up and have 10-15, three-minu...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Feb 13, 2011

Reimagining Santa Monica: Photographer Daniel Karp captures the beauty of Santa Monica and more

Professional photographer, Daniel Karp visited Santa Monica recently. A Virginia Beach, Va. resident, Karp sent us his stunning pictures of Santa Monica which included the Ferris wheel and Georgian Hotel. Karp has promised us more pictures from his c...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Feb 12, 2011

How does your fav food truck fare according to the county health codes?

Fans of the mobile food truck craze will be able to digest with greater ease now that the City Council has adopted food safety standards used by county health inspectors. The council on Tuesday held the second reading of an ordinance adopting the lat...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Feb 12, 2011

Carstuck?: Urban Mobility Report (s) L.A. drivers lose 63 hours a year stuck in traffic

A major new report confirms that Los Angeles-area drivers are spending more time than ever in their cars due to traffic congestion. It also reports that regular transit riders save not only time, but also a substantial amount of money by opting to us...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Feb 8, 2011

Tasty Tacos: 5 best tacos on the westside

Mexican food – a staple of Southern California cuisine. It’s almost impossible to drive a block without spotting a taco stand, taco truck, or a Taco Bell. Although it’s not really Mexican, nor is it really food, you would be surprised at how ma...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Feb 4, 2011

New restrooms and rest-stops pop up along Santa Monica beach to enhance beach visitor experience

By: Natasha Garyali City of Santa Monica is in the process of giving face-lifts to 8 restroom buildings on Santa Monica beach along with a host of other amenities including showers, foot washes, bike racks, drinking fountains and seatings. Working wi...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Feb 2, 2011

Sea of food: 5 best seafood restaurants on the westside

We live in Los Angeles, so there are a number of places to order seafood on a night out; however, are any of these restaurants any good? Living along the coast you would think that fresh well prepared seafood would be easy to find; it’s quite the c...
by Voice of Santa Monica on Feb 1, 2011


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