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29 Aug  

Santa Monica 5000 5K, 10K & 2.7K

The sixth annual Santa Monica 5000 returns Sunday, October 2, 2011!

Whether you’re a collegiate sprinter or a new mom, this event will challenge and entertain everyone. Races start at 7:30am at Ocean Park Blvd. and the Beach. All races finish on Ocean Ave, just above the Santa Monica Pier.

Be part of the only race to raise money for local student athletes and school sports programs with the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation. Sign up now for the 5K, 10K or 2.7K and get free training all summer long.

For more information, visit

22 Aug  

Pedectrian Safety Tips

Walking is a part of our daily lives, but we often take for granted the basic rules of the road we learned when we were much younger…

  • Always cross at intersections. Crossing mid-block is unsafe; never cross from between two parked cars…drivers can’t see you and definitely are not expecting you.
  • Stop, look and listen before crossing. As when you were a child, look right and left over your shoulder before crossing; look for cars and bicycles.
  • Make eye contact with drivers. Don’t step out into the street until the cars have yielded.
  • Allow vehicles enough time to stop. Don’t try to assert your right of way with a fast-moving vehicle.
  • When crossing at a signal-controlled intersection, cross only on a green light OR when the “walk” sign is activated; the walk sign may change, but the light is timed to give you enough time to continue on safely before opposing traffic approaches.
  • Be visible, predictable – always cross in a straight line… the shortest distance between two points. Use extra care when crossing with children. Remember, drivers may not see a little one…hold their hand while crossing.
  • Be a defensive walker. Always watch where you are going and expect the unexpected.

Brought to you by the Santa Monica Police Department. For more information, visit or

15 Aug  

Adult Pool Night Debuts at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Adult Pool Night

Lounge, swim or dip into a relaxing and fun-filled evening at the historic and heated pool, complete with ocean views. On Thursday, August 18, from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm, enjoy lounge music by the Martini Kings, games and complimentary shave ice. A light poolside dinner menu will be available from Back on the Beach Café featuring small plates, sandwiches and salads.

Ages 18+. $15 per person. Event parking $5. Space is limited. Purchase tickets in advance by calling Guest Services at 310-458-4904.

Set on a five acre stretch of Santa Monica beach, the Beach House blends elements from the original Marion Davies Estate in an award-winning contemporary venue.

Find the event on Facebook at For complete information on the Beach House visit or call 310-458-4904.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904. The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is operated by the City of Santa Monica. The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the direction of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

08 Aug  

Santa Monica Place 1 Year Anniversary

Santa Monica Place is excited to announce the one year celebration of the three-level outdoor dining and retail destination located just two blocks from the beach in beautiful Santa Monica. The luxury property in the heart of Santa Monica, hosted festivities including dining promotions, live entertainment and in-store activities the weekend of August 5th, 6th and 7th. Additionally, guests are invited to get rewarded for shopping the entire month of August with a special gift with purchase promotion. Guests who spend $500 or more in a single day can bring their receipts to concierge to redeem a $20 gift card to one of Santa Monica Place’s sit-down restaurants.

The one year anniversary celebration continues with The Taste of Santa Monica Place, an epicurean event which takes place August 5th - 14th. The event gives local foodies and tourists the opportunity to enjoy a selection of specialty priced three-course meals from Santa Monica Place’s one of a kind restaurants including: La Sandia, Zengo, Ozumo, Sonoma Wine Garden, Xino, Pizza Antica, True Food Kitchen, Primi Al Mercato, The Curious Palate and Blue Stove restaurant. Guests will enjoy prix–fixe menus featuring $20 lunch specials and $30 dinner specials. Items on the menu include: seared beef tataki with garlic daikon ponzu, robata grilled Scottish salmon, tuna tataki sliders and grilled crispy tofu yellow fin tuna to name a few, visit for a complete list of menu items.

Back by popular demand, Santa Monica Place is proud to re-launch the Summer SunSet Series in partnership with KCRW. Savor the cool ocean breeze while watching the sunset and stop by the third-level dining deck for a live happy hour soundtrack by favorite KCRW DJs on Wednesday evening’s (August 7th, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st) beginning at 5:00PM.

The outdoor destination has a unique and popular “Valet and Play” parking program, offering three hours of free valet parking if dining at one of the restaurants, complete with three separate valet locations on Broadway, 4th Street, and 2nd Street.


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