News / Spotlights

Friday
Mar102017

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

SM Mirror:  The West Los Angeles and Malibu chapter of The Surfrider Foundation has recently begun a program titled Ocean Friendly Restaurants, offering a certification for restaurants whose practices are determined to be environmentally sustainable. On Saturday, March 4, the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program gathered at Bareburger on Main Street, an Ocean Friendly Restaurant, to discuss the program amongst both program veterans and prospective volunteers, as well as offer hands-on experience within the restaurant itself....

“It was an easy fit,” said (Bareburger) restaurant co-owner Christopher Crouch. “What they are doing is exactly what we are trying to do.”  For more information about the Ocean Friendly Restaurant program, visit wlam.surfrider.org/programs/ocean-friendly-restaurants.  Read the full article > > >

Tuesday
Jan032017

The Albright celebrates 40 years on the Pier

SM Daily Press:  This month The Albright will not just be celebrating the New Year but also their 40th anniversary and owners Greg and Yunnie Morena are taking pride in their title as the longest running restaurant on the Santa Monica Pier.

When the restaurant opened in 1977 it was named Santa Monica Pier Seafood, and owned and by Yunnie’s parents who emigrated to the U.S. from Korea.

Yunnie and Greg, both Santa Monica natives took over the family business in 2013 as Yunnie’s mother felt it was her time to retire and pass down the family business. Since then the couple modernized the look, but still able to preserve the original atmosphere. They felt the need for a new name and decided on, The Albright, referring to the nautical Albright Knot, which symbolizes two generations of a local family business.

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Friday
Dec162016

Westside Family Health Center Gives Back with Food & Toiletries Drive

Westside Family Health Center’s employee-driven food and clothing drive, Heart2Heart is currently in full swing. Heart2Heart began when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck and WFHC team members wanted to do something to help Gulf Coast area residents. Since then, Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) has selected worthy community partners in need of food and clothing donations for their clients. This year, Heart2Heart will collect food items and toiletries, and distribute them to its patients and to the newly created Bruin Shelter that serves homeless UCLA and Santa Monica College students. The drive runs until February 11, 2017. Donations can be brought to Westside Family Health Center’s - 1705 Ocean Park Boulevard. Food items and toiletries needed include...

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Tuesday
Dec132016

Recap of the Pico Fitness Crawl 2016 (videos)

The Pico Improvement Organization held its first ever Pico Fitness Crawl event on Saturday, October 10, 2016.  Seventeen fitness businesses along Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, spanning from the beach to the city’s eastern border, offered 10-minute workouts throughout the morning to participants. About 60 people signed up for the event and either walked, ran, or biked from station to station.  Fun was had by all!

https://youtu.be/51nhPl5dQls

http://www.santamonicanext.org/2016/10/video-pico-improvement-associations-fitness-crawl/

Wednesday
Nov232016

Cabinet member for small business calls on Americans to visit favorite local businesses and restaurants on Saturday, November 26 

WASHINGTON – Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is encouraging all Americans to “shop small” at local businesses and “dine small” at local restaurants and bars as part of Small Business Saturday on November 26. “Small Business Saturday is about supporting local businesses, the pillars of economic stability and job creation in communities all across America,” said Contreras-Sweet. “This celebration helps bring vital activity into our nation’s 28.8 million independent businesses during the important holiday retail season. Now in its seventh year, Small Business Saturday is our day to express our economic patriotism and give back to the locally-owned enterprises that do so much for our communities.”

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