Past Stories
A Paris Metro station poster for the Global Climate March
Instagram Photo @GlobalClimateMarch

Breach the Beach

Security risks cancelled this Sunday’s Global Climate March in Paris, but activists move forward in Santa Monica By Bliss Bowen As coral reefs succumb to mass “bleaching,” Arctic polar bears drown in search of melting ice...

:Audrey Hepburn with Flowers,” a rejected 
Glamour magazine cover shot from a 1955 shoot in Italy, is among 70 vintage photos of Hepburn and Frank Sinatra 
currently on display at the Peter Fetterman Gallery in 
Santa Monica.  Photo by Norman Parkinson courtesy of Peter Fetterman Gallery.

Timeless Talents

Vintage photo exhibit explores the enduring legacies of Audrey Hepburn and Frank Sinatra By Christina Campodonico   (Click here for more photos) Icons never go out of style, and among leading ladies Audrey Hepburn was as ...

The lobby of the new 12-screen ArcLight Cinemas at Santa Monica Place, which officially opens Friday
Photo by Paul Turang courtesy of ArcLight Cinemas

Santa Monica Goes Back to the Future

Movie theaters fueled the city’s downtown renaissance, and now Santa Monica Place is doubling down with a brand-new ArcLight By Alci Rengifo and Joe Piasecki Santa Monica’s downtown wasn’t always a retail and entertainmen...

Breeze bikes can be unlocked with a cell phone app at 75 hubs in Santa Monica, including this one at Pico Boulevard and 17th Street
Photo by Bonnie Eslinger

Breeze like the Wind

Santa Monica’s new city bike share program, the first in L.A. County, makes it easy to travel spontaneously on two wheels By Bonnie Eslinger Who wouldn’t want all the joys of riding a bike without any of the hassles of…


Standing up for Shamu in Santa Monica

Congressman revives local legislator’s bid to end orca shows and captive breeding programs By Taylor Hill SeaWorld warned its investors last Thursday that the company’s 2015 profits will be $10 million short o...

Photo by Ted Soqui

Uphill Battle: How Santa Monica is Rebuilding the California Incline

In short, it’s all about securing the bluff and building a bridge that can stand without it Story by Gary Walker and Joe Piasecki High above Pacific Coast Highway just north of the Santa Monica Pier, construction workers grap...

The all-electric 2015 BMW i3

Green, Greener, Gone

Santa Monica’s AltCar Expo contemplates a future without cars as we know them By Joe Piasecki A decade ago — around the time that GM was recalling and crushing its EV1s, prompting the documentary “Who Killed the Electric ...

The Life Rolls On Foundation’s Jesse 
Billauer gets barreled in the South Pacific. 
Photo courtesy of Jesse Billauer.

Rolling with the waves

Paraplegic surfer Jesse Billauer got back on his board to help others get into the water and on with their lives By Joe Piasecki Confined to a wheelchair after a sudden neck injury at 17, Jesse Billauer is free again…

Dr. Peter A. Fields didn’t expect to rescue a drowning seizure victim during his routine morning swim

How to Save a Life

Swim lessons and medical training paid off for a seizure victim at the pool one morning By Dr. Peter A. Fields My whole life I’ve been involved swimming: swim teams from age six to college, many years as a lifeguard,…

Christopher Hawley knows how to hustle and jam

Surf, Sand and Burning Man

Venice’s Christopher Hawley plays Mission 24 festival on Saturday, returns to Santa Monica Farmers Market on Sunday By Bliss Bowen When you’re battling crosstown traffic, it’s easy to forget that much of the rest of the ...

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