by Jodi Summers Now that we are in a drought, Californian are constantly reminded to cut down on their water usage. Figures released by the State Water Resources Control Board, praise urban residents for cutting water consumption 28.9%. Governor Jerry Brown is requiring urban areas to cut water use 25%, the first mandatory water rationing […]

First Train to come ot Santa Monica in 60 years 2

by Jodi Summers Look! The train! It’s the train! The testing is officially underway on the Expo Line extension. Trains are now casually and cautiously traveling through the Westside for the first time in decades. Indeed, this is the first train to chug around Santa Monica since the death of the streetcar in 1953. The […]

Rubin Rojas - Cardio Barre

by Jodi Summers Santa Monica appreciates its art. The community understands that murals, sculptures and landscaping are all ways for a neighborhood to forge a collective identity, stimulate learning, instill a sense of pride and invites business. Thank you to our local grass roots movement, Beautify Lincoln, giving vibrancy to the long-dreary LiNC. Since 2012, […]

rent vs buy

edited by Jodi Summers   Los Angeles is 48% homeowners and 52% renters. Renter majority is part of a national trend. Over the last 10 years the United States has lost 1 million net homeowner households and has gained an overwhelming 10 million rental households.   The renter trend has accelerated since the downturn, and […]

Edited by Jodi Summers What’s old is new again. The Expo line traces a historic route through Los Angeles. Although its tracks, signals, and power lines are all new, much of the light rail line’s right-of-way dates to 1875, when the first rail link between downtown L.A. and the Westside opened and gave birth to […]

twilight dance series crowd

by Jodi Summers Party on the Pier, the line-up for the 31st annual Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier is public, and we’re ready dance. What’s so great about the Twilight Series is that every Thursday night for 10 weeks FROM 7-10 P.M., you get a new experience in Santa Monica’s customized music […]