Culturally Relevant

Architectural designer thrills to a Venice vibe By Bridgette M. Redman When Tima Bell’s stepmother, the swimmer and actress Esther Williams, learned that he’d completed a degree in architecture, her response was, “Ah, you can...



Revisiting the Past

Art Mortimer restores his 1973 mural at The Brig in Venice By Nicole Borgenicht Historic muralist Art Mortimer has returned to restore his original painting “Brandelli’s Brig” at The Brig in Venice, which he started in early...



Meet the Chef

10 questions with Hotel June’s Chef de Cuisine Angie Lee By Kamala Kirk A nod to the free-thinking spirit and soul of California, Hotel June is located just minutes away from the beach, Playa Vista and LAX. The hotel’s breezy...

Advice Goddess


The Advice Goddess

The Fastidious and the Furious 
I’m a divorced guy in my 40s. I was at a bar with friends and went over to talk with a woman I found really attractive. Though she wasn’t the friendliest, I asked to take her to dinner. She said...

Food & Drink


Breakfast Brew

Limited-release beer offers a new level of deliciousness By Kamala Kirk Santa Monica Brew Works unveiled a new addition to its series of limited-release beers celebrating local businesses. The locally owned and operated craft...

Columnists, Editorials, Letters To The Editor, Opinion



Kittens and climate change Editor: For nearly 70 years I’ve been interested in kitten behavior and for 60 years I’ve been interested in earth sciences. “What do these two interests have to do with each other?” you might ask. One...

Calendar Listings


Westside Happenings

Thursday, September 23 “U.S. 99” Band—The Duo Playing at Fisherman’s Village, 6 to 9 p.m. “U.S. 99” plays retro-vintage rock ‘n roll, blues, and more. For more information, visit 13755 Fiji Way, Marina...



Raising Funds for Local Schools

Santa Monica Education Foundation’s back-to-school campaign brings in $561,442 By Kamala Kirk Santa Monica Education Foundation’s back-to-school campaign recently raised $561,442 to fund staff and programs at its associated...

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