Past Stories
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...



Greg Cohen and one of his 20 portraits of kids holding guns

Santa Monica panel takes aim at gun violence

Discussion built around a startling photography exhibit lays out the complexity of an American epidemic By Remy Merritt In Greg Cohen’s Santa Monica art exhibit there are 20 photographs of kids holding guns — the same numbe...


Art + Science Labs demonstrates its AR app at Silicon Beach Fest Photo by Brittany Lauren Smith

Silicon Beach Fest draws thousands

Some 2,000 tech industry workers and entrepreneurs gathered last week in Santa Monica to take part in the third annual Silicon Beach Fest, organizers said. Spread over several downtown venues, the Thursday through Saturday even...


ON THE COVER: From left, AIO Robotics’ Kai Chang, Jens Windau and Christian Siagian. Photo by Jorge M. Vargas Jr. Design by Ernesto Esquivel.

Inventing the future

Silicon Beach Fest explores the inner workings of the Westside tech scene By Remy Merritt Major players and future elite of Silicon Beach — the Westside nexus of technology, entertainment and digital marketing that has become...



Mandelbaum, left, poses with members of the L.A. Galaxy

Santa Monica’s Bert Mandelbaum, team doctor for the L.A. Galaxy, leads FIFA’s World Cup medical team in Brazil

By Gary Walker A Santa Monica orthopedic physician who for several years was responsible for keeping members of the U.S. World Cup soccer team in optimal playing condition is now on a similar mission for teams from all over the...


Freedom Fighters lead a civil rights protest near Santa Monica City Hall in 1964

‘Looking to the horizon for change’

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed its first congressional hurdle 50 years ago this week By Gary Walker Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Senate adopted the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based ...


Eric Fischl’s “Bad Boy” set the fine art world on fire in 1981

A subversive gets conversive

‘Bad Boy’ painter Eric Fischl talks art with his highest-profile collector — comedian Steve Martin — at The Broad Stage This kind of thing doesn’t happen very often. On Monday, one of the most celebrated and controver...



Firefighters raise funds for family of child killed in 10 Freeway crash

The Santa Monica Firefighters Assn. has started a fund to assist the Las Vegas family of a 2-year-old boy who was killed Friday in a big rig crash in the McClure Tunnel of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway. The Looney…






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