Santa Monica

Culture, Not Culture Wars

Dennis Prager conducted the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra last Wednesday night, and what had threatened to become another dispiriting episode in …

Orchestras

Sugarfish Co-Founder Brings Bologna's Red-Yolked Egg Pasta To Santa Monica

Los Angeles' backlash to "gluten-freeism" pasta resurgence is alive and well with the debut of Uovo—the new pasta bar from founding Sugarfish partner …

Los Angeles

Convicted of drug trafficking, Bronwyn Atherton arrives home in Sydney after eight years in a Peruvian jail

"I've been waiting for this moment for so long, it's overwhelming," says a tearful Bronwyn Atherton as she arrives at Sydney airport.<p>The 32-year-old …

San Mateo County

After Liberals Call for a Boycott, Dennis Prager Sells Out Santa Monica Symphony Performance

After it was announced conservative commentator Dennis Prager was going to be the guest conductor for the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, liberal …

Los Angeles

Lunchtime photo

As this week drags to its dismal and depressing close, it’s time to start relaxing. Or to start thinking about it, anyway. So here’s a pair of …

Travel

Areal Shutters Abruptly in Santa Monica, Leaves Note to Employees on the Door

The six-year-old restaurant decided that the time had come<p>Santa Monica’s <b>Areal</b> restaurant has closed overnight, leaving little trace of what was formerly there behind. According to multiple sources, the restaurant simply decided to let the place go, turning away folks and taping a notice to …

Los Angeles

FCC Packs Broadband Advisory Group With Big Telecom Firms, Trade Groups

When the Federal Communications Commission went looking this year for experts to sit on an advisory committee regarding deployment of high-speed …

Liberal View

Dame D.O.L.L.A. impressing hip-hop artists working on second album

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Damian Lillard is plopped in a chair next to the engineer board in the recording studio. His new tracks are being played in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Overwatch World Cup's Santa Monica qualifiers showed the power of a versatile DPS

Jake “JAKE” Lyon and Shane “Rawkus” Flaherty led team USA to a spot at the Overwatch World Cup finals later this year.

FIFA

Sunny Santa Monica condo seeks $579K

The top floor unit offers open living space and a private balcony<p>This airy little one-bedroom unit in Santa Monica’s Ocean Park neighborhood is just blocks from the beach in a complex built in the late 1960s.<p>At 699 square feet, it’s not exactly cavernous, but it includes an open living and dining …

Architecture

Inside a Historic Craftsman Kitchen Renovation

Paint saves the day yet again<p>There's a lot to love about Craftsman houses, especially a historic one (built in 1905, to be exact) steps from the beach in Santa Monica. There's the charming gabled roof, the deep-set porch, the exposed wood details—together, they exude a quaint sense of Americana …

Renovations

Genesis introduces Google Assistant integration, allows for remote start, locking, unlocking, more

When someone buys a car from Genesis, they’re given three complimentary years of the company’s “Connected Services.” These services include the ability to remotely lock, unlock, start the vehicle, and much more. Announced today, users will now be able to control their Genesis cars through Google …

Technology

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service at five college campuses

The service, dubbed Instant Pickup, offers a limited stock of basic items that range from snacks to phone chargers and Amazon devices.

eCommerce

How this brand used fake accounts to build an Instagram business in just 3 months

They managed to get paid sponsorship deals from not one, but TWO fake influencer accounts.<p>Becoming a successful Instagram influencer is hard work. It's why we don't all do it. Because, yeah, it looks like a pretty cool lifestyle from where we're standing, but it's not easy to build and then …

Marketing

What it’s like to be a private investigator in the internet age

Today, the 1940s Hollywood version of the fedora-wearing, cigarette-smoking, down-on-his-luck private dick chasing down a femme fatale has gone the way of Blockbuster and other old-timey industries and professions. Same for the investigative work of Sherlock Holmes, the Hardy Boys and Magnum P.I. …

Gear & Gadgets

Puppy love and a passion for art are off-the-leash in this colorful Santa Monica home

If you’ve ever driven past a Santa Monica house with a giant, 6-foot sculpture of a chartreuse dog on the corner and wondered who lived there, meet Robert Alschuler and Meryl Wecksler, a retired couple with a healthy sense of humor and a passion for canines and color.<p>“I had always wanted a cool …

Los Angeles

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Confronts Controversy Over Right-Wing Guest Conductor

The Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra will have a guest conductor this week: Dennis Prager. He'll conduct Haydn's Symphony No. 51 at an orchestra fundraiser.<p>Dennis Prager's day job, however, has members of the orchestra up in arms — and laying down their instruments. He is a conservative talk show …

Music

How Team Liquid put together the most profitable day in esports franchise history

Team Liquid had the greatest single day -- at least financially -- for an esports organization in the history of competitive gaming on Saturday.<p>At …

League of Legends

SHOOT SPONTANEOUSLY.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetWith photography, shoot spontaneously. Shoot from the gut. Don’t think too much before shooting.Harness your …

Street Photography

Trump’s toy tough guys

He went to the mattresses with guys who don't even make their own beds<p>In case you didn’t know it before last week, our president is a Tough Guy. You want to know how tough? Listen to what he told Kim Jong-un last Wednesday after it was learned that North Korea possesses a nuclear weapon capable of …

Liberal View

Where to Drink Wine in LA, Summer 2017

Despite the surge of cocktails and craft beer, wine is as popular as ever in Los Angeles, fueled by interest from younger imbibers, plus an overall strong level of curation and quality across the city. Whether it’s a slant toward funky, natural wines to more robust local Californian varietals, Los …

Los Angeles

Labor union files complaint against owner of Loews Santa Monica

A labor union for hotel workers has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the Chinese owner of a popular Santa Monica hotel of failing to provide information about a potential condominium conversion at the property.<p>Unite Here, the union for hotel workers, said the …

21st Century

Groundwork Coffee, Not Allegro, Opens in Two New Whole Foods 365 Stores

Groundwork Coffee — whose 10 retail locations throughout greater Los Angeles and Portland include a mobile truck, a convention center space and a …

Coffee

Add One to L.A.'s Tiny List of Scandinavian Restaurants

Los Angeles has never fully embraced Scandinavian food, but maybe now, in this post-Noma world, the time is right.<p>Christer Larsson, whose résumé …

Restaurants

Santa Monica Rushes to Shorten SMO Runway

With the agreement the City of Santa Monica made with the FAA earlier this year to shorten the runway at SMO and ultimately close the airport in …

Flying

13 Standing Core Exercises Better than Crunches

Put your mat away and give your neck a rest. “Standing abs exercises work more muscles than crunches—and the more muscles we use, the more calories …

Workouts

How to Enjoy Traveling for Work (Or at Least Not Loathe It)

If you're dreading your next business trip, try these strategies before you burnout.<p>To an outsider, a conference in London and a lunch in New York can all seem pretty glamorous. But for anyone who is constantly traveling for work, a new time zone every week is hardly a vacation. From living out of …

Travel

This Timelapse Turns LA's Nightmarish Traffic Into The City's Most Beautiful Feature

Video. Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica; all great reasons to visit Los Angeles that are unfortunately overshadowed by the city's overwhelming …

Los Angeles

FPPC: Huntley Hotel made illegal campaign donations to block rival’s expansion

The Santa Monica hotel faces a $310,000 fine for the violations<p>State officials have recommended fining Santa Monica’s high-end Huntley Hotel $310,000 for concealing political donations aimed at blocking the expansion of a rival hotel across the street.<p>According to a report from the enforcement …

Los Angeles