Santa Monica

Japan’s Biggest Takoyaki Restaurant Drops First US Location in South Bay

<b>Takoyaki news</b><p>A giant Japanese <i>takoyaki</i> restaurant chain is coming to Los Angeles later this summer, opening soon in the South Bay. The company is called Gindaco and is the largest takoyaki chain in all of Japan, with nearly 500 locations across five different countries. For those unfamiliar, …

Food

Animals on airline flights? DOT flooded with comments

WASHINGTON – David Green says his 6-pound Chihuahua is a “walking medicine bottle” that calms his anxiety and depression while traveling.<p>Green, of Santa Monica, California, told the Transportation Department that restricting emotional-support animals on airlines could prevent him taking flights. He …

Disability

The 9 Best Beach Hotels Near Los Angeles to Book in 2018

Los Angeles is known for many things: Hollywood, endless summer vibes, great hiking in the hills, and, of course, the beach. From the ritzy …

Los Angeles

Travel Bargains On Amazon Prime Deal Day

Happy July 16, better known as Amazon Prime Day! Amazon has actually created the 36-hour day. Prime Day extends from Monday, July 16 at 3PM EST until end of day Tuesday, July 17 (for those on the East Coast, 3 a.m. Wednesday) for your shopping pleasure. (Deals may sell out and you may get an error …

Shopping

Phony Letter Writing Campaign Targeting Brett Kavanaugh Fools 21 Newspapers

During a four-day period last week, at least 21 newspaper editors across the United States were duped by a phony letter-writing campaign in which an …

Conservative View

Tech-Culture Scourge or Democratized Mobility, E-Scooters Are Here to Stay

Regulation is balkanized and, absent a coherent and practiced regulatory framework, safety concerns are warranted. You couldn’t tell from looking …

Los Angeles

DTC Sleepwear Brand Lunya Uses Fabric Innovation to Improve Category

The L.A.-based omnichannel brand launches a "sleep cooler" collection and has plans to open its first stand-alone retail store in Soho.<p>Los Angeles …

Los Angeles

Fresh Cuts: Lena Waithe Loses Her Locs!

Sometimes, you just gotta let it all go ... which is exactly what writer, producer and actor Lena Waithe did over the weekend when she traded her …

African-American News

Is This The Most Selfie-Worthy Bathroom In LA?

Los Angeles may be filled with legendary hot spots, but when it comes to mirror shots, the most selfie-ready bathroom isn't found at the Chateau …

Los Angeles

Get Your Kicks Biking Route 66

Cyclists are now rolling on U.S. Bike Route 66 in Missouri and Kansas, the first stretch of a route planned for the whole length of the historic 2,400-mile highway.<p>Decades after the interstate highway system wiped it off the map, Route 66 still conjures up images of the golden age of the …

Adventure Cycling

Bird goes after helmet laws for electric scooters

Electric scooters operated by Bird, the largest e-scooter rental company in California, come with a little sticker that says, "helmet required, license required, no riding on sidewalks, no double riding, 18+ years old."<p>This isn't just a list of best practices from Bird. They're California state …

San Francisco

SDSU basketball hires familiar face as assistant coach

San Diego State basketball’s new assistant coach won’t have to introduce himself around the athletic department. He already did that.<p>A year …

College Sports

Jeff Bezos tops $150-billion, becoming richest man in modern history

Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history.<p>The Amazon.com Inc. founder’s net worth broke US$150-billion in New York on Monday morning, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That’s about US$55-billion more than Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, the world’s second-richest person.<p>…

Business

A Summer Circuit

As we all know in the hockey world this time of the year is when we unwind from hockey. The Awards are over, the draft is done and everyone in Long …

NBA Summer League

Reality TV star charged over scuffle with hotel security

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged reality TV star Farrah Abraham with two misdemeanor charges over a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard last month.<p>Los Angeles district attorney's spokesman Ricardo Santiago said Monday that Abraham has been charged with …

Celebrity (UK)

2018 Ducati Desert Sled ‘Alaskan’ By Earle Motors

Alex Earle works out of Volkswagen/Ducati’s Santa Monica, California studio by day. But when he isn’t designing cars, he likes to get his hands dirty …

Motorcycles

Gisele and sports star husband Tom Brady sell their lavish New York apartment for £10.5 million

GISELE Bundchen and Tom Brady have sold their stunning New York apartment, two years after first listing it.<p>The couple took almost £3 million off the …

Celebrity (UK)

Young Readers Fine-Free at SMPL - Santa Monica Mirror

Santa Monica Public Library (SMPL) announced an exciting program for the city’s young people this week; fine-free library loans for those aged 0 to …

Libraries

Circus Marketing

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Advertising

Stage Staff & Tech: Director for "Little Shop of Horrors," "And Then There Were None," & "The Wedding Singer"

Seeking directors for three productions for Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre. "Little Shop of Horrors" (Howard Ashman, book-lyrics; Alan Menken, …

Weddings

How old is Cher? Who she plays in Mamma Mia 2, her songs, husband and transgender son

Dubbed the Goddess of Pop, Cher has topped the charts for decades.<p>Now she’s starring in Mamma Mia 2 as Sophie’s grandmother.<p>Cher, the American singer …

Celebrity (UK)

Your New York City Library Card Now Gets You Free Admission to 33 Museums and Cultural Sites

Your New York City library card is good for more than checking out books and downloading music. Starting this summer, your card will get you free …

Libraries

Chrissy Teigen On Why She'd Prefer You Not Call Her A Model & Whether She Has Plans To Run For Office

It's a gorgeous summer night in Malibu and I am hanging out on the balcony of my best friend, Chrissy Teigen's, beach house. We're admiring her …

Beauty

Your Week's Weather Forecast For Santa Monica

See what's ahead on the temperature front, plus peruse a list of fun events coming up for you and the family ...<p>Today, partly cloudy starting tonight.<p>…

Weather

From Policy To Payday: Former Interior Secretary Says Environmental Lawyers Have Shifted Focus

Protecting the environment has long been an objective in lawsuits filed by activists in Colorado courts, but a recent, ambitious effort from the City of Boulder includes another goal – profit.<p>Though officials in Boulder, prior to suing Exxon and Suncor over their alleged roles in climate change, …

Royal Dutch Shell

Softballers Advance To State Championships - Santa Monica Mirror

<i>By Leanna Einbinder</i><p>Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch is sending four teams to the State softball championships in Lancaster this month.<p>The Santa Monica …

Southern California

Most gang members in U.S. are homegrown: Letters

The immigration problem is real. No one will disagree. But what if the president is wrong? What if this is just away for him to get his wall built? …

Immigration

1967 Jeepster Commando Barn Find

Posted in Features on July 16, 2018<p>Brian Gabriel<p>During the 50th Jeepster Anniversary (fourwheeler.com/events/1708-jeepster-invasion), we stumbled …

Santa Monica

LA Invite Day 4: Kendyl Stewart, Riley Scott Among Final Day Winners

Trojan Swim Club’s <b>Triady Sidiq</b> split 24.81/28.91 to win the men’s 100 fly in 53.72. In second was Team China’s <b>Peng Wang</b> (53.78), and in third, …

China

The Future of Online Shopping Is Powered by Spl.yt — A Decentralized E-Commerce Protocol

As a rapidly growing business sector, e-commerce continues to open up new avenues for exploring, comparing and purchasing products worldwide. Spl.yt, …

eCommerce