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#5 – WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – The Santa Monica Swim Center

by WestsideDB September 8, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

At Pico Blvd and 16th is Santa Monica College and hidden behind that wall facing 16th is the Santa Monica Swim Center where for 2 bucks (if you’re a resident) you can enjoy two different pools that are usually teeming with kids during the summer months.  (It’s 5 bucks if you live anywhere other than [...]

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#4 – WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do in Santa Monica – Bay Cities Italian Deli

by WestsideDB September 7, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

I gotta hand it to the owners of this wonderful deli.  There is always a line at the lunch hour and its worth the wait to have a submarine sandwich on the world’s best bread.  (this guy doesn’t think too highly of it, but I digress and disagree) I think its some sort of Filone [...]

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#3 WestsideDB’s 365 Things to Do – Labor Day in Santa Monica

by WestsideDB September 6, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

I (like most people) enjoy the fruits of our labor by having a day off.  Actually, I don’t really need a good excuse.  I can come up with one fabricated out of thin air.  That being said, I can appreciate an “official” day off – Labor Day is an excellent excuse to BBQ with friends, [...]

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September Calendar from the Friends of Sunset Park

by WestsideDB September 3, 2010 Events

Calendar for September: September 1 and 15 – Planning Commission – 7 PM – City Hall – Agenda: September 4 – “Stepping Out” – Live swing band at the city’s Miles Playhouse, Lincoln & Wilshire – 8 PM September 7, 14, 21 – “Write-Away” – Fairview Branch Library – 12 PM September 7 – [...]

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#2 Things To Do in Santa Monica – Stroll Down the Pier

by WestsideDB August 31, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Pier is iconic to the City of Santa Monica and is where, I like to say, “It’s where all the tourists end up”.  It’s where Colorado Ave dead ends into Ocean Ave. View Larger Map It’s the oldest pier on the West Coast of the US and was featured in Forrest Gump [...]

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#1 Things to Do in Santa Monica – Go to The Beach Already!

by WestsideDB August 30, 2010 365 Things to do in Santa Monica

As a part of a new thread here on SamoLive, we are sharing over 365 things to do in Santa Monica, most of them free too! Since we are just a few days away from the end of summer, and the June Gloom has finally burned off, our first post is dedicated to one of [...]

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Santa Monica Based “Good Life” Has a New Project Sure to Fly Off the Shelves

by WestsideDB August 13, 2010 Events

If you are looking for a deal in Mar Vista, look no further.  The good folks at Good Life Enterprises have a new project and again, have hit it out of the park.  4333 Coolidge Ave in Mar Vista!  This incredibly well priced home is for sale at $695,000. Its a 4 bedroom, 2 bath [...]

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Electronics Recycling Event at Mount Olive in Sunset Park

by WestsideDB August 7, 2010 Community Issues

FREE ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION Recycle your unwanted electronic waste in an environmentally sound way. Mt Olive Lutheran Church in partnership with California Recycles, Inc. will be offering FREE ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION On Sunday, August 15, 2010 You may drop off as early as Friday, August 13th at: 1343 Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 [...]

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Cool Ebook on How to Buy a Home in Santa Monica

by WestsideDB June 30, 2010 Events

Check out this Santa Monica link for a completely free download of how to buy a home in Santa Monica or anywhere on the westside.  All you need to do is follow the link and put in your name.  One click and how to purchase a Santa Monica home or condo is demystified and explained [...]

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Santa Monica Summer Dance Series

by SM mom June 11, 2010 Events

The good folks over at YoVenice have a good write up on what’s happening this summer at the pier.  The line up is included.

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Friends of Sunset Park June Calendar

by WestsideDB June 3, 2010 Events

If you want to be involved, here’s the place to do it! June 1 — SMC Board of Trustees – 7 PM – Business Building, Rm. 117, 1900 Pico -                Agendas posted at: June 3 and 18 – SMMUSD Board of Education – 5:30 PM – 1651 16th St. – Agendas posted at: [...]

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Keller Williams RED Day 2010 Giving Back to Santa Monica Community

by WestsideDB April 19, 2010 Charity

I am happy to say I work with a great company who gives back to the community.  If you are able to donate some food to support our cause, please let us know. In connection with RED Day, Keller Williams Santa Monica & Pacific Palisades are holding a food drive to support the Westside Food [...]

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Spring Break in Santa Monica and Annenberg’s Got Your Back

by WestsideDB March 31, 2010 Beach Activities

Spring at the Beach House Spring is here! Celebrate the warmer weather and longer days by spending the day at the pool, or by jumping into a dance workshop with our Artist in Residence choreographer Holly Rothschild. Spring Break Splash! The pool will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 2, 3, 4 from 11am-3pm [...]

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The LA Marathon Comes to Santa Monica – Traffic Comes to a Standstill

by SM mom March 18, 2010 Events

Santa Monica Welcomes the LA Marathon! This Sunday, March 21, approximately 25,000 runners will race on the world-premiere course through four cities and past dozens of  Los Angeles landmarks before finally heading through Santa Monica on the way to a finish line that’s just steps from the Santa Monica Pier and beach.  The new “Stadium [...]

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Santa Monica Canyon Broker’s Caravan Gems for the week of March 14, 2010

by WestsideDB March 17, 2010 Events

I love Tuesdays.  I get to go and look at anywhere from 15 to 20 Santa Monica homes and condos for sale.  Even with such little inventory compared to last year, there’s plenty to see in 3 hours.  This Santa Monica Canyon listing really caught my eye mostly because of the opportunity it offers to [...]

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One of the more interesting homes I’ve seen in the Santa Monica Canyon

by WestsideDB March 12, 2010 Events

On broker’s caravan, I saw a spec home with a flavor that is so unique, I just had to blog about it.  Its a modern contemporary with a farmhouse feel for just under 4 million in the Santa Monica Canyon.  What a Santa Monica house for sale!  If you have the means, go and check [...]

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I Want One of These! How Cool Are These Folks?

by SM mom February 24, 2010 Events

I was out meeting people in the neighborhood and found this incredible placard on someone’s house.  And you know what? It made me want to get one too.  I have no idea what it takes to be a part of the group – but I’m about to find out. Any one know these folks [...]

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February Calendar of Events from Friends of Sunset Park

by WestsideDB February 8, 2010 Events

Calendar for February: Friends of Sunset Park — Board/Membership meetings — Feb 11, Mar 11, April 8, May 13 February 1 — Bridge & Scrabble — Mondays, 1 to 3 — Fairview Library — 21st & OPB February 2 — “Write-Away” — Tuesdays, 12 to 2:30 — Fairview Library February 2 — SMC Board of [...]

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UCLA Family Commons Grand Opening

by WestsideDB January 20, 2010 Events

A good friend of mine has been working with this organization for awhile now.  Its a perfect opportunity to learn more about how you can be connected to your community as well as be a part of family wellness.  Check it out and tell them DB sent ya!

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Eradicate Christmas tree deforestation guilt by going green and recycling your tree!

by WestsideDB January 3, 2010 Community Issues

The City of Santa Monica Solid Waste Division is offering free Christmas tree recycling for the entire month of January. Residents with curbside recycling service may place their cut-up tree in their yard waste collection container.  Please remove tinsel, ornaments, and stands from the tree. It is unlawful and a fire hazard to leave trees [...]

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