News / Spotlights

Friday
Feb092018

Voting open for city's Most Loved businesses

SM Daily Press:  Love is in the air during the month of February so it’s no coincidence voting for the city’s Most Loved contest will be open through Feb. 28.

The event is organized by Buy Local Santa Monica and voting runs through the end of this month online at www.buylocalsantamonica.com/most-loved. Voting is conducted entirely online and voters are limited to one vote per IP address. The 2018 contest has expanded to 30 categories but businesses are limited to winning no more than two categories per year.  Read more >

Thursday
Jan112018

Model shop celebrates 70 years of building community

Santa Monica Daily Press:  A spotlight of Evett's Model Shop on Ocean Park Boulevard.  Read more >

Wednesday
Jan032018

Doughnut Scene is LA's Fried and Joy

American Way:  Spotlight on Santa Monica's DK's DONUTS.  Click here to read the full article >

Tuesday
Dec192017

Holiday Festivities

Westside Today:  For the first time ever, the Pico Improvement Organization, Buy Local Santa Monica, Virginia Avenue Park and Santa Monica’s Farmers Markets co-hosted a festive Trio Holiday Celebration Saturday, Dec. 9, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The event was located in the area of the park just adjacent to the simultaneous farmers market, allowing access to the adjacent outdoor stage as well as integration with the farmers market.  Read more >

Monday
Dec182017

Downtown Santa Monica Offers Holiday Shoppers More than Deep Discounts, Officials Say

Santa Monica Lookout:  With more and more shoppers opting to click on their holiday purchases, Santa Monica's downtown is banking on offering those things you can't get at home.

The usual holiday offerings are back -- the Christmas tree, ice rink and, especially, the deep discounts -- but new and hipper holiday features have a new place, as do pop-up stores that generate buzz with special events. Read more >