News / Spotlights

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 >

Monday
Mar112019

Children’s museum doubles in size for Santa Monica move

SM Daily Press:  The Cayton Children’s Museum will open June 2 in Santa Monica Place, offering expansive, hands-on exhibits and artistic and cultural programs for children, youth and families.

 .....Netter said ShareWell chose Santa Monica Place because of its proximity to the Expo Line, ample parking and walkability. She said she hopes the location draws visitors from near and far.

“The summer will be highly trafficked with tourist visitorship, but as we move into the school year our visitorship will be families and school groups during the week and we anticipate families and visitors from a very broad area on weekends,” she said. “We will be working with Santa Monica residents and hope to have a special relationship with and opportunities for locals.”    Read more >

Monday
Feb182019

A guide to the best wine in Downtown SM

Santa Monica Centric:  Ahh, National Drink Wine Day (February 18) … a special day dedicated to our favorite boozy bev. From syrahs to sauv blancs to buttery chardonnays, there's no excuse not to celebrate.

Looking for the perfect place to stop and smell the rosé in Downtown Santa Monica this holiday? There are more than a few fabulous spots to sip, swirl, and clink your glass, so we used Yelp to read between the wines and find the best of the best.  Read on...

Saturday
Feb022019

Most Loved voting opens this month

SM Daily Press:  Local shoppers can now vote for their favorite Santa Monica businesses with the start of the annual Most Loved contest.

During the month of February, businesses will compete in 32 categories. The public is encouraged to vote in as many categories as they can and participants who vote for more than 15 categories, will be entered to win a Most Loved Raffle Prize.

“Many of our local businesses have an impressive following of dedicated, loyal customers.  And this is deservedly so, they are offering great customer service along with goods and services that we need and want,” said Jennifer Taylor, Buy Local SM Committee Chair. “The Most Loved SM contest is a great way to celebrate customer loyalty and also recognize best practice in customer service.”  Read full article>