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71 results for 'santa monica'

No Food or Beverage

By sojourner, published on Apr 12, 2007

...which side of the street to park on and when, how fast to drive and if you are lucky enough to live by the ocean: glass, dogs, fireworks, campfires, trash, percussion instruments, undressing and motor vehicles on or near the beach are banned and might generate a hefty ticket. A full list of Santa Monica beach guidelines can be found at Personality is one thing that helps define how easy it is for us to follow the many posted and written rules we encounter. What about the unspoken rules? I will pose a question and allow you to answer it for yourself. Should... (more)

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The Wild West

By Deborah Zeitman, published on Mar 20, 2007

New street-side accoutrements are popping up in Santa Monica, and I’m certain I’m witnessing the birth of a cultural revolution. I’ll call it ‘Governance by Guilt.’ Children raised in certain households will recognize the method. Our cars are outfitted with accurate, visibly placed speedometers, yet on my daily commute I now am greeted by large monitors that display the speed of approaching cars on a screen directly below the speed limit. Most of us knowingly speed, so confronting us with our transgression is hardly illuminating. On the other hand, the public shaming aspect of this... (more)

Tags: los angeles, traffic, santa monica

I Love Santa Monica Beach...You Should too

By pkafka, published on Mar 15, 2007

...enough of the amazing ethnic food, and even more amazing ethnic women, my reason for loving LA is one that has nothing to do with the diversity, cultural establishments, or even with the highly touted “Hollywood Highlife;” all of which I very much enjoy. My love for LA starts in Santa Monica, and then works its way into the depths of the city. My true love for LA stems from the energy that Santa Monica beach provides. From the silky smooth cream-colored sand to the energy that amasses from the constant strain of runners, rollerbladers, and bikers – I love everything about ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, hollywood, santa monica

Max and Jason Style

By C E Walker, published on Mar 4, 2007

...can sympathize with Max can laugh. Max: With all due respect, I loved the Jet Set immigrant pod we did, it was amazing, we shot it with a 24p camera, it was gorgeous, it was a really great piece, we edited it. But, for Valentine’s Day, we went to explore an adult novelty emporium on Santa Monica Blvd. And Jason and I got spanked by a professional spanking instructor. C E Walker: Is this one still on the site? Max: They saved it for late night airing because it was a little more risqué than your average Current TV fare. But, fun nonetheless. There was a weird hammock... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, journalism, miami, movie, california, music, shooting, gay, bill clinton, al gore, santa monica

Si, Senor Corn

By Matt Weston, published on Feb 9, 2007

...and ... tasteless. Ditto for the second. “This must be what they use to feed cattle,” my girlfriend said. If that were true, then humans deserved better. Since then I've waited for a juicy, earthful, life-giving cob. Now that wait is over. Every Sunday from 9:30am-1pm at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market on Main Street the Señor Corn stand is hard to miss. That’s because a line fifteen or twenty people deep will have snaked itself around it and an adjacent stand. Among the bustle of baby strollers and hawkers of produce and perfectly chic actress/comediennes, ... (more)

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A fecal matter: LA beaches closed again due to sewage spills

By E Jo, published on Feb 7, 2007

Two Los Angeles beaches are closed once again due to sewage spills: Will Rogers State Beach at Santa Monica Canyon storm drain (Chautauqua) in Pacific Palisades and Dockweiler State Beach at Ballona Creek in Playa del Rey. The closed section spans from 100 yards on either side from the point of discharge. In addition, warning signs have been posted at the Santa Monica beach at Wilshire Blvd. storm drain, spanning 50 yards on both sides of the drain. According to LA’s Department of Health Ocean Water Monitoring Program, “A beach is closed anytime there is a known sewage or chemical spill... (more)

Tags: los angeles, venice beach, california, santa monica

Collective Stupidity (Part 1 - The Rant)

By Glenn T, published on Feb 5, 2007 the traffic situation, something like last Saturday happens to me, and I’m back to square one. So, it’s Saturday, and I’m headed to the Staples Center for a Clippers game – have to be there by 5 (for reasons too complicated to delve into here), so I leave Santa Monica at 4:15 pm. Now it’s exactly 14 miles from my apartment in Santa Monica to the Staples Center – I looked it up, so why am I leaving with 45 minutes to go? Well, I like to give myself a little extra time for the inevitable traffic that appears around the 10-110 exchange, and... (more)

Tags: los angeles, traffic, santa monica

Waitangi Day in LA: Kiwis build giant silver fern in sand

By E Jo, published on Feb 3, 2007

...Waitangi Day. It’s a public holiday. Not an American one but still a good excuse to skip work, grab a shovel and head to the beach to build a gargantuan, sandy, silver fern. One of New Zealand’s most important holidays will be celebrated on the beach just south of the Santa Monica pier in support of New Zealand’s “Made from New Zealand” campaign. Monday February 5th 10AM digging will commence. Constructing the most colossal sand sculpture this beach has ever seen, artist Mike Mizrahi of Inside Out Productions has the monumental task of sculpting a ... (more)

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Un-Buckle-Up ... I'm Taking a Walk

By Adam G, published on Jan 24, 2007

...on my journey from a town of 20,000 to the untold millions of LA. This country boy is still overwhelmed at times with the city. There's really no such thing as a quick errand, in my opinion. Every time I strap on the seatbelt, I know I'm entering the arena of battle. Turning onto Santa Monica Blvd., I get a jolt of adrenaline and merge with the surging flow of traffic headed towards the nearest Ralph's. Entering the parking lot, I quickly narrow my adversaries into two categories: those who must relinquish (and in short order!) their parking spot to me, versus those who will... (more)

Tags: restaurant, traffic, santa monica

A day at Photo LA 2007

By Ariel, published on Jan 21, 2007

Photo LA 2007, the 16th International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, runs until tonight at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. I got there yesterday around 2.30 pm and there was a rather long line of photo aficionados waiting to get their tickets. If you decide to go today, expect to wait 15 to 20 minutes before getting in. The 1-day pass costs $20. Over 60 exhibitors showcase their artwork in this very rich and diverse exposition. From vintage black and white to multi-layered experimental arrangements, photo la 2007 is a great immersion in the world of artistic photography. Visitors... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, photography, flickr, broowaha, santa monica

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