Past Stories
Magician and actor Albie Selznick 
Photo by Courtnay Robbins Bragagnolo

Magic Missionary

Santa Monica’s Albie Selznick spreads the gospel of illusion By Evan Henerson Magician and actor Albie SelznickPhoto by Courtnay Robbins Bragagnolo Your kid has been pestering you for more ever since that birthday party whe...


Gillian Wynn welcomes guests to the Conservation International gala at 3Labs in Culver City

Santa Monica’s Gillian Wynn Throws a Party for Conservation International

Gillian Wynn welcomes guests to the Conservation International gala at 3Labs in Culver City By Regan Kibbee How do you raise awareness and funding for an ambitious environmental organization working to change the world? Conser...


Marie “Mimi” Haist at Fox Laundry
Photo by Shilah Montiel

From Homeless to Hollywood

‘Queen Mimi’ lived in a Santa Monica laundromat for nearly 20 years, and now a local filmmaker is about to make her a star By Christina Campodonico Marie “Mimi” Haist and director Yaniv Rokah at Fox LaundryPhoto by Shi...



Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole says community consensus can build a better downtown.

Santa Monica Plans for Expo Line’s Arrival

Downtown mobility planners seek input on alternative transportation By Gary Walker Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole says community consensus can build a better downtown. With Expo Line light rail rolling into the city on M...


amie Dutcher gets an affectionate nuzzle while living among a wolf pack in Idaho. Photo by Jim Dutcher courtesy of Dutcher Film Productions.

Living with Wolves

Jim and Jamie Dutcher stop in Santa Monica on their campaign to make peace with the wild By Bliss Bowen Jamie Dutcher gets an affectionate nuzzle while living among a wolf pack in Idaho. Photo by Jim Dutcher courtesy of…


Dozens of teens rise at dawn after spending the night without shelter outside the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica
Photos by Stephanie Case

Outside Looking Inward

Santa Monica teens spend a chilly night outdoors in solidarity with their homeless peers By Stephanie Case Dozens of teens rise at dawn after spending the night without shelter outside the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monic...



Keith Emerson, visionary composer

Keith Emerson, 1944 – 2016

Emerson, Lake & Palmer keyboardist had continued to push boundaries in Santa Monica By Joe Piasecki and Gary Walker Keith Emerson, visionary composer. Photo by Linda Heath. Mashing elements of classical music and jazz int...


Airport Battle is Back in Court

Santa Monica and the FAA encounter some turbulence at the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals By Will Theisen In the latest chapter of the complex legal battle for control of Santa Monica Airport, attorneys for both the city of&h...


Jennifer Garner and Bettina Duval
Photo By Christina Campodonico

Equality in Action

Santa Monica’s Organization of Women Leaders honors Jennifer Garner and Bettina Duval By Christina Campodonico Jennifer Garner and Bettina DuvalPhoto By Christina Campodonico The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce’s Organiz...



An architect’s rendering for the hospital’s expansion plan emphasizes open space
Image courtesy of Providence St. John’s Health Center

A Healthy Goal for Growth

Providence St. John’s Hospital works to build community support for a $2-billion construction plan that’s been 22 years in the making By Evan Henerson An architect’s rendering for the hospital’s expansion plan emphasiz...






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