News / Spotlights

Thursday
Jun172010

Food & Farming Career Fair for Veterans, June 30th at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

LOS ANGELES, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Problem:  Currently more than 250,000 U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are without work. The rate of unemployment for veterans ages 18 to 24 is reported to be as high as 30%.

The Farmer-Veteran Coalition (FVC) is a non-profit started by American farmers to help these young men and women find work in agriculture while simultaneously addressing our nation's critical need for new farmers and a safe food supply.

The Farmer-Veteran Coalition's regional solution: In conjunction with the Santa Monica Farmers' Market and regional veteran service organizations, FVC is organizing its first Southern California Food and Farming Veteran Career Fair.

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Friday
Jun112010

Green Light District Plans to Make Eco-Biz Shine

California Apparel News.net:  Santa Monica, Calif., is looking a bit greener lately, thanks to the Green Light District, a neighborhood association founded to promote local stores and restaurants specializing in eco-friendly products.

Business owner Frank Angiuli believes the area will become a destination for eco-minded tourists and shoppers. And the moniker—the Green Light District—is meant to evoke other famous neighborhoods around the world.  

“Somewhat like the Red Light District in Amsterdam or Little Italy in New York and Boston, there is a high concentration of like-minded businesses here,” Angiuli said. “It’s built a community, and we’re driving retail traffic into this neighborhood and other neighborhoods,”

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Friday
Apr302010

Passport to Santa Monica Week

Yelp.com:  As if you needed more of a reason to visit this gorgeous town by the sea, Yelp LA West is holding a promotional week in Santa Monica!  From Saturday, April 24 to Friday April 30, select local Santa Monica businesses will be offering exclusive discounts to Yelp passport holders.

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Wednesday
Apr212010

Buy Local Santa Monica Businesses Partner with Yelp to Offer Exclusive Discounts

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 21, 2010 - As if one needs more of a reason to visit this gorgeous town by the sea, the businesses of Buy Local Santa Monica are hosting a Yelp LA West promotional week in Santa Monica!

From Saturday, April 24 to Friday April 30, 2010, select Santa Monica businesses will be offering exclusive discounts to Yelp passport holders. “The Buy Local Santa Monica program is growing and continuing to seek opportunities to spotlight our businesses. This Yelp Passport promotion is geared to thank loyal patrons as well as attract new customers...”

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Tuesday
Apr202010

America's Best Farmers' Markets: Santa Monica Farmers' Market

Santa Monica Farmers' Market makes Travel + Leisure's America's Best Farmers' Markets list!

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