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Monday
May202019

The Pier – Pacific Park Receives The ‘Jeff King Santa Monica Tourism Champion of the Year’ Award From Santa Monica Travel & Tourism

SMDP: Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier was presented the prestigious “Jeff King Santa Monica Tourism Champion of the Year” award by Santa Monica Travel & Tourism (SMTT) at the 10th Annual Travel & Tourism Summit held at Jonathan Beach Club on Wednesday, May 8.  Read more >

Saturday
May182019

Citywide - SaMo Pride announces robust calendar of family-friendly programming

SMDP:  Downtown Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica Place and the City of Santa Monica, are unveiling a calendar of fun, family-friendly events and experiences for the first-ever, SaMo PRIDE. More than 20 events throughout the month of June will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, individuality, inclusivity and love in every color, anchored by a nightly display of lights spanning the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Place, the historic Santa Monica Pier Bridge and City Hall.

“The inaugural SaMo PRIDE celebration will bring our community value of inclusion to life through a lineup of opportunities for all ages,” said Mayor Gleam Davis. “We look forward to having the community and our neighbors come out to help inaugurate what we hope becomes a new annual tradition in Santa Monica.”  Read more >

Friday
Apr052019

Santa Monica Pride to celebrate LGBTQ community in June

Q Voice News:  For the first time ever, Santa Monica will celebrate the LGBTQ community in June with a month of programming and events, including a Pride festival.

SaMo Pride is a collaboration between Dowtown SM, SM Place, SM Pier and the City of Santa Monica.  Read more >

Wednesday
Aug012018

How to Spend a Lovely Day in Santa Monica Without a Car

WeLikeLA: Sometimes it’s nice not having car. Sometimes what you really want is to be in a place where you don’t need a car. Santa Monica can be such a place, especially if you’re a visitor just trying to make a day of it.

This beachside city offers a world of opportunities, attractions, and landmarks all concentrated in a central downtown area, and/or easily accessible via public transit. Shopping, art, food, and entertainment are available virtually everywhere you look. But where to start?  Read more > 

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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