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    Thyme Cafe + Market Hosts Wine Dine Event in Support of Westside Family Health Center

    On Thursday, September 3, Thyme Café and Market and Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) will throw Buy Local, Give Local pre-event from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Thyme Café and Market at 1630 Ocean Park Blvd in Santa Monica. Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and fun summer atmosphere while supporting a great, local business and giving back to a great, local cause. Bring the whole family and dine-in or take-out. Twenty percent of your wine and retail purchase and ten percent of your food purchase will help WFHC provide quality health care to women, men and children in need in your community. Since 1974, WFHC, located in Santa Monica at 1711 Ocean Park Boulevard right next to the Big Blue Bus stop, has been at the forefront of providing outstanding health care and health education to low-income and uninsured women, men and their families who live throughout LA County. This event will serve as a taste of Buy Local, Give Local week, which is a campaign of Buy Local Santa Monica.

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    Brotherhood of the neighborhood

    SM Daily Press:  Galeazzo and Sante Bentivoglio grew up surfing and skating all over town. The brothers, Galeazzo, 27, and Sante, 25, skated at Douglas Park near their home, hung out at the old Boys and Girls Club skate shop and surfed as often as they could. Just like sharing a last name and DNA, they also shared a passion for skating and surfing. So it was no surprise that 14 months ago the two decided to open Bay Street Boards, their own surf and skate shop in Santa Monica.  Read more > > >


    Ventura County chef, farmers will help feed Special Olympics athletes, families

    Ventura County Star:  Ventura County flavors will be featured during a massive Picnic in the Park reception for 5,000 athletes, family members and guests attending the 2015 Special Olympics World Games this month in Los Angeles....

    Other participating chefs include Susan Feniger of Border Grill, Nick Shipp of Upper West, and Jason Prendergast of Tender Greens.

    Other participating farms include Weiser Family Farm, Tutti Frutti Farms, Coleman Family Farm, Windrose Farm, JJ.'s Lone Daughter Ranch, Drake Family Farm, Roan Mills, Peter Schaner Farm and Valdivia Farm.

    The chef-farmer pairing portion of the reception is being organized by Santa Monica Farmers Market. The event will be presented by the County of Los Angeles...Read more > > >


    Yahoo! Travel Selects Pacific Park As Best Amusement Park In California

    SM Mirror:  Yahoo! Travel has announced its “The Best Amusement Park in Every State” with Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier taking top honors in California.

    The two-acre amusement park with its 12 rides, 14 midway games, an oceanfront food plaza and beachside retail shops was recognized as: “In a state so packed with great amusement parks, Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier stands out for fun, atmosphere, and the sheer joy of playing on this famous landmark.” 

    To read more about this great accolade for Pacific Park, a Buy Local SM business + Most Loved SM 2015 Runner-Up!  > > >


    Faces of Silicon Beach: Million Maps App’s Matthew Gibbons

    SM Daily Press:  Matthew Gibbons founded Gibbons Media after working as a senior account executive at Striker Media Group for 10 years. Gibbons Media is now launching an app called Million Maps App. The app displays a map of Santa Monica in nine languages: English, French, Japanese, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, German, Korean and Spanish. Within the app you’ll receive a company’s coupon when you are within 200 meters of the company’s store.  (Note:  Gibbons Media is a Buy Local SM business!)  Read more > > >