Over the past weeks, working at PHS has opened my eyes to a variety of different avenues….and my use of “avenue” is not referring solely to Santa Monica’s streets. Not only have I learned about Santa Monica’s real estate market, I have gained information on issues pertaining to California’s ballot issues. In particular, PTA’s from Santa Monica’s school district have kindly provided me with… Continue Reading Let’s Make a Difference: Vote!
Santa Monica residents may not be aware of the sport activities offered through the city’s Recreation Center. They have a wide variety of activities available to choose from for both kids & adults. Technically you can sign up if you do not live locally, but residents get a discount off the already fair price. Some Fun Activities Include: – Zumba Dance – Jujitsu Self… Continue Reading Santa Monica Offers the Opportunity to Learn New Sports at a Low Price
You may never have known it was there, but for those of us who used the pool at some point in our life, this is a sad time. Being a camp counselor at the YMCA camp, there are many kids I have taught to swim in that very pool and have many fond memories of my experiences there. Due to a leak that ended… Continue Reading Give Back to Santa Monica Community: Help Save the Temescal Pool
What visions enter your mind when you think of Santa Monica—the Santa Monica Pier with its iconic Ferris wheel, Palisades Park, the Aero Theatre or something a bit more cutting edge? Being a fan of the weird, whacky and mysterious, I prefer to envision something bizarre; like a traveling landmark. Living and working in Santa Monica we have the distinct honor and privilege to… Continue Reading Santa Monica’s Unique Attractions: the Chicken Car
I am a father of two toddlers, Logan is 3 and Olivia is 1. When my wife and I have a simultaneous day off we like to have an extra special family outing, but we seldom have the energy for a Disneyland or San Diego Zoo excursion. I have found a few local Sunday activities that the kids think are special treats, and my… Continue Reading Fun Activities for the Family in Santa Monica
The Santa Monica beach lifestyle is what tourists enjoy most about the city and why many of the locals would never live anywhere else. If you really want to savor the beauty, here is my list if the top ten best ocean views in the city, with one for every occasion: 1. Evening Cocktail: Huntley Penthouse Bar and Shangri-La It was hard to pick… Continue Reading Top 10 Best Ocean Views in Santa Monica
If you frequent Montana Avenue then you’ve probably noticed the increase in a police presence here over the last few weeks. Recently, we’ve been seeing daily “failure to yield for pedestrian” sting operations around our busiest crosswalks. Most likely the reason for this increased attention comes from the December 2010 death of a 66-year-old man while crossing at a crosswalk at Wilshire and 10th in Santa… Continue Reading Failing to Yield at Crosswalks? Get Ready to Be Pulled Over
The Los Angeles Marathon is returning to Santa Monica on Sunday, March 20. Make a note of this date and as you are making your plans for the day, research the exact route. Last year I was not aware that the marathon was coming through Santa Monica and it took me over an hour to go a distance that usually takes 10 minutes. Here… Continue Reading The Los Angeles Marathon Returns to Santa Monica: Things You Need to Know