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Remember to Grab Your Canvas Bag: Santa Monica’s...

On March 9th, 2011 the Santa Monica plastic bag ban went into effect. Most likely you have not yet been affected, but come September 1st you will no longer be asked the age old question- “Paper or Plastic?” Stores have six months (until September) before the ban will be enforced. While shoppers may feel some frustration at first, this is a much needed step… Continue Reading Remember to Grab Your Canvas Bag: Santa Monica’s Plastic Bag Ban Goes into Effect

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Montana Avenue Spring Fling March 19-20th

Montana Avenue is hosting a “Buy Local” event on March 19th from 10am-6pm and Sunday March 20th from Noon-6pm. The festival has something for everyone with 10 blocks of live music, children’s art competition, trunk shows, special sales, a scavenger hunt with prizes and a chance to win a $500 Montana Avenue shopping spree! Sunday is the LA Marathon so the late start time… Continue Reading Montana Avenue Spring Fling March 19-20th

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Santa Monica Celebrates Best Beach City Honor with New...

Congratulations are in order for our city: Santa Monica was named the #7 beach city in the world by National Geographic!  Quite the honor considering we are listed alongside Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and Miami. (I guess this explains my constant flow of house guests.) On Monday Feb 28th, 2011 the new logo and slogan for our “progressive” beach town was revealed:… Continue Reading Santa Monica Celebrates Best Beach City Honor with New City Logo, Slogan

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Failing to Yield at Crosswalks? Get Ready to Be Pulled...

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

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