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15 Mar  

Support Local Santa Monica Service Businesses with MyTime

By Casey Salyer

One of the best things about Santa Monica is the sense of community and the many wonderful businesses waiting to be discovered around every corner. Supporting independent businesses within the community is important to help a city thrive. MyTime, a new company that just launched in Los Angeles, helps connect residents specifically to service-based local businesses such as salons, spas, auto mechanics, yoga studios, dentists and much more, by allowing people to search for, compare and book appointments on the spot from top-rated businesses in their own neighborhood. And best of all, MyTime is completely free for people to use.

Santa Monica-based businesses such as Yogis Anonymous, Monique Powers Beauty Boutique, Bay Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Santa Monica Tooth Doctor and many others are already using MyTime, which allows their customers – new and existing – to conveniently schedule appointments for whatever time best fits their schedule. The website also allows businesses to offer sale pricing for appointments at off-peak times or at the last minute to help drive customers when they need them most, so you can save a lot of money by booking appointments through MyTime. It’s a win for everyone!

MyTime understands that there are a lot of things you need to get done to take care of your family, body, home and car…and you can take care of them all on MyTime. Visit to learn more and start searching for local businesses and appointment openings in Santa Monica.

08 Mar  

Bike Attack: Boutique Santa Monica Bike Shop to Global Online Performance Bike Dealer

By Chris

Bike Attack: the Santa Monica bike shop that keeps the world rolling. If it’s got two wheels, Bike Attack sells it, ships it, repairs it, customizes it, races it, or puts together expert comparisons and reviews of it for cyclists everywhere. Cycling enthusiasts may very well have already shopped Bike Attack’s online bike shop, or at least heard of them by name. For those still unfamiliar with this Southern California bike retailer, Bike Attack is an expert bike shop that takes the love of cycling to a whole new level.

Bike Attack’s website features an easy category-or-brand-navigation system to take viewers exactly where they want to be, or even quickly compare bike models. They’re also equipped with a streamlined, one-page checkout to make bike buying online easier than ever.

When it comes to selling bikes online or in-person, there aren’t many bike shops who can claim as rich a history as Bike Attack—a bike business that got their start by serving US soldiers, embassy members, and their families in Germany. When the US Army left Germany in 1995, Bike Attack was converted into a bicycle retail store for the German public and quickly became famous in Germany as a distributor of Merlin and Bontrager bike brands. In 2005, US downhill and BMX racer Ericson, his wife and Canadian partner Andrew brought their love of US, Canadian and European bikes to Santa Monica, California.

Proving again that their love of bikes was a solid foundation for success, Bike Attack quickly received acclaim for their expert knowledge of cycling, bikes, and their community’s enthusiasm. As a boutique bike shop in Santa Monica, community and celebrity popularity established Bike Attack as the mecca for West Coast bike enthusiasts. Celebrities including: Leonardo DiCaprio, Owen Wilson, Adrian Brody, Gary Dourdan (of CSI) Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, Mickey Rourke, Pamela Anderson, Robert Trujillo (of Metallica), John Frusciante (of Red Hot Chili Peppers), Brandon Boyd (of Incubus), LeAnn Rimes, David Beckham, Johnny Hallyday, and many more have made Bike Attack their go-to bike center.

With European roots, Bike Attack has helped educate state-side residents about quality bikes like Bianchi bicycles that don’t receive as much advertising attention as their equally priced and lesser-quality counterparts. They have also taken their local boutique global with a full-scale online bike shop that brings expert knowledge and great prices to cyclists everywhere.

Bike Attack carries only quality bike brands, boasting dozens of leading brand manufacturers and thousands of first-rate bikes. People can find bike models from those that are perfect for children and novices to the best performance racing and mountain bikes known to man. People who are unsure about what type of bike is right for them need only ask. The expert staff at Bike Attack is quick to provide people with the information they need to make the right decision. Find out what Bike Attack is all about at:

01 Mar  

Happy Birthday, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium!

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is celebrating its 10-year anniversary! Join Aquarium staff and volunteers (and of course all the exhibited marine life) for a three-day birthday celebration, beginning with a cake and ice cream party during public hours on Friday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon is feeding time for the more than 100 species of Santa Monica Bay creatures at the Aquarium as well and visitors are invited to help staff feed the sea stars. The celebration will continue throughout the weekend, with special presentations, face painting, exhibits and craft activities with a birthday theme.

For more information on this and other events in Santa Monica, go here.


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