News / Spotlights

Wednesday
May082019

Most Loved

SM Daily Press:  The City of Santa Monica hosted a celebration on Tuesday night for Santa Monica’s Most Loved Businesses. Voters make their choices during the annual Most Loved competition in February and the winners are announced in partnership with several organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, local business districts, Buy Local and the Santa Monica Daily Press.  Read more > 

Saturday
May042019

Santa Monica Businesses Recognized for Environmental Excellence at 2019 Sustainable Quality Awards

SantaMonica.gov:  Every year for the past 24 years, the Sustainable Quality Awards (SQAs) has celebrated Santa Monica businesses that demonstrate the importance of economic vitality, social equity and environmental protection in their business model. Winning businesses are not just doing great things to protect the environment, but they are also being responsible to their employees and giving back to the community.  Read more >

Friday
Apr052019

Santa Monica Pride to celebrate LGBTQ community in June

Q Voice News:  For the first time ever, Santa Monica will celebrate the LGBTQ community in June with a month of programming and events, including a Pride festival.

SaMo Pride is a collaboration between Dowtown SM, SM Place, SM Pier and the City of Santa Monica.  Read more >

Thursday
Apr042019

Santa Monica Businesses to Begin Receiving 100 Percent Green Energy

Santa Monica Lookout:  Starting next month, Santa Monica businesses will begin receiving 100 percent green power through the city's new default energy provider, City officials said Thursday.

The businesses -- which account for 75 percent of Santa Monica's electricity demand -- will follow the lead of residents, who began using the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) as their energy provider in February.

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Wednesday
Mar132019

Planning for the future of the beloved Third Street Promenade

SM Centric:  A comprehensive assessment of the world-famous Third Street Promenade's current state and how people spend their time while visiting it proves what many already know — it is still one of the most celebrated public spaces in the world, but after 30 years it needs a little love.

The findings are presented in a Public Space Public Life study conducted by three firms — Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Gehl and KPFF....read more >