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Pico Fitness Crawl

SM Daily Press:  Looking for a way to attract more customers to Santa Monica’s Pico Blvd., the Pico Improvement Organization needed an idea that would get people to explore the entire boulevard, from the 10 Freeway to the beach. Since Pico Blvd. is too spread out for a pub crawl or street fair, the PIO decided to produce LA’s first “Fitness Crawl.”

Sixteen fitness businesses along 2.5 miles of Santa Monica’s Pico Blvd. will hold 10-minute workouts, every 20 minutes on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 – 11 a.m. Crawlers will run, jog or walk from workout-to-workout, which includes traditional favorites, like CrossFit, Zumba, Pilates, Gyrotonic, yoga, and karate and “totally LA” workouts (Read more) > > >


Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival Gears Up

SM Mirror:  The annual Buy Local Health and Fitness Festival returns to Santa Monica Saturday, September 10, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Civic Center Surface Area. The festival celebrates services and products from local neighborhoods,while inviting residents and visitors to learn about eating and living well.Featuring much loved festival standouts such as healthy and delicious food, pop-up vendors,and raffles, this year also promises different events from previous years’, such as a bike rodeo, and a more extensive selection of kids’ activities.  Read more >


Wine, Dine and Support Westside Family Health Center at Thyme Café and Market on Thursday, September 1

SANTA MONICA, CA, August 22, 2015 – On Thursday, September 1, Thyme Café and Market will host a free wine tasting and fundraiser for Westside Family Health Center 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 grab dinner or a gift while supporting a great, local business and giving back to a much-needed, local cause. Twenty percent of your wine and retail purchase and ten percent of your food purchase (dine-in or take-out) will help WFHC provide quality health care to women, men and children in need in your community. Since 1974, Westside Family Health Center, 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 Los Angeles County

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Shop philanthropically on Third Street Promenade

SM Daily Press:  I was in the Apple store last week to pick-up a small tripod for us to record our first Facebook Live presentation.* The team member asked me how I planned to use it and when I told him I was making a recording for the Santa Monica Lions Club, he was curious. “What is a Lions Club?” he asked. I told him we were a service club serving the needs of Santa Monica and the Westside. On an international level we focus on vision, feeding the hungry, children and the environment. His next question was, “What is a service club?” I was not surprised.  Read more > > >


How to Defeat the Endless Cycle of Deferred Maintenance, as Told by Two Southern California Cities

Future Structure:  A look at two bold, sweeping approaches to solving local government's infrastructure problems.  Read more about Santa Monica, the featured city in this article > > >

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