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Kodak Moments Gone Wrong

Santa Monica’s California Heritage Museum celebrates ‘Awkward Family Photos’ By Tyler Davidson It can happen anywhere. School picture day. The prom. Holiday dinners. Hanging out with grandma in the backyard. A family reun...


Santa Monica team heads to youth World Series

The Santa Monica Pony Baseball Bronco Division All-Stars are headed to the Pony League’s Bronco World Series after winning a pair of nail-biters last weekend. The team of local 11- and 12-year-old baseballers, one of eight in...


Last year’s Luckyrice event at Lukshon in Culver City was a hit

A collision of taste

Two high-profile food events featuring celebrity chefs — one local, another featuring local talent — turn up the heat in the kitchen By Michael Aushenker Next Thursday will be a great night for philanthropic foodies. Two hi...



The annual procession of towering chariots is a spectacle that delights and amazes

Following Krishna’s footsteps

The colorful Festival of the Chariots brings an Eastern tradition to the west end of the world By Michael Aushenker It isn’t quite Lord Krishna’s legendary return to his birthplace, but it is nonetheless an amazing sight. O...


Santa Monica set for airport showdown

Voters in Santa Monica will choose between two competing ballot measures that could play a crucial role in determining the fate of the city’s controversial airport. The aviation industry-backed Voters Decide initiative, which...


Daniel Archuleta, 1975 – 2014

Santa Monica Daily Press Managing Editor Daniel Archuleta, who began as a sportswriter and photographer with the paper in 2007 and continued to cover local youth sports with zeal, died on July 16 after a sudden bout with an unk...



A Justice Aviation flight school worker demonstrates the controls of a Cessna 172 at Santa Monica Airport. Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr.

Which way, Santa Monica?

The debate over possible closure of the city’s airport heats up with lawsuits and competing ballot measures By Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki First came the lawsuits. Now, the ballot measures. A years-long battle over whether t...


Santa Monica’s Kevin O’Shea bikes down Main Street. Photo by Jorge M Vargas Jr.

Power to the Pedal

Commuting by bicycle is becoming mainstream, but are the roadways ready? By Rebecca Kuzins It wasn’t long ago that bicycles were a neglected fifth wheel of the Los Angeles transportation system, basically ignored as a commuti...


Pianist Yana Reznik, performing on Aug. 7 at Burton Chace Park. Photo by Alex Sher / AlexSherPhoto.com

Summer of Sound

The season offers dozens of free concerts under the sun and stars There are plenty of ways to spend your money this summer — catching the latest 3D blockbuster, taking a road trip, spending a day at Disneyland — but…



Santa Monica firefighters respond to a call in the 1940s

A legacy immersed in blazes of glory

New Santa Monica History Museum exhibit explores the 125-year evolution of the city’s fire department By Michael Aushenker You don’t need to ride with a Dalmatian or slide down a pole to get the inside story on Santa Monica...






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