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It's back, the 15th Annual Santa Monica 4th of July Parade.
As the annual parade returns, we're proud to honor our community heroes, first responders during the pandemic years: healthcare, public safety & food service workers.

The 2022 parade will go the opposite direction from previous years, headed NORTH along Main Street from Marine to Pico!

For more info Click Here



Join STOKED LA next Saturday for an epic Surf Season Kickoff event! Learn to surf or mentor youth in the water, and then join us for a Film screening highlighting women of color that absolutely shred!

To RSVP.Click Here

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022
Meeting Location: Tower 24, Santa Monica (2030 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405)
Film Screening Location: WSL HQ (147 Bay St, Santa Monica, CA 90405)

Timeline: 9:30am - Meet at Tower 24, STOKED Circle
10am - Wetsuits, land-lessons, mentor-pairing
10:30am-12:30pm - Surf!
12:30pm - Lunch, beach cleanup
1:30pm - Walk over to WSL
2-4pm - Film Screenings, Q&A







From Santa Monica Close Up:

"More than 200 Junior Lifeguards, 15 to 17 years of age, jump off the Santa Monica Pier on Friday, July 1, 2022"



Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

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Below is a list of professional fireworks shows at or near the local beaches, from the Los Angeles Fire Department.


Beach Club (Saturday, July 2) — 14730 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica 90402, 9 p.m.


Palisades Charter High School
(July 4) — 15777 Bowdoin St, Pacific Palisades 90272, 9 p.m.
"A highlight of every Pacific Palisades Fourth of July is the Fireworks Spectacular at Palisades Charter High School. And the best place to view the thunderous show, synchronized to a soundtrack of patriotic music, is Pali High's Stadium by the Sea. Tickets are now on sale for this year's event. Get there early to lay out your blankets, enjoy a selection of tantalizing treats from over a half-dozen popular food trucks, and enjoy pre-show music from DJ Lee Dyson of Hey Mister DJ. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m., with the fireworks starting at 9:00 p.m."

Bel Air Bay Club – Barge — 16800 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades 9027

Marina Del Rey (Monday, July 4)
"There’s no better place in Los Angeles to see 4th of July 4th fireworks than in L.A.’s Marina. Enjoy dinner at waterfront restaurants in Marina del Rey with the best firework views. Charter a yacht for the ultimate close-up! Or head to Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village for a family-friendly party atmosphere including synchronized music played over loudspeakers."



From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Hot Dog on a Stick is being painted today, Wednesday, June29, 2022. After 75 years on Ocean Front Walk, the iconic Hot Dog on a Stick was demolished and is being rebuilt. The original 440-square-foot building will be replaced with a 660-square-foot building. Hot Dog on a Stick opened in 1946."



Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

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From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Highlights from Pier 360 at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Pier 360 celebrates the best of beach life with an awesome, FREE, all ages festival! With ocean sports competitions, live music, food and drinks, interactive games, sampling by some of your favorite brands and so much more, Pier 360 offers a peek into iconic SoCal beach culture and brings together thousands of guests for a day of good vibes. Whether you're hanging with the family, competing on land or at sea or partying with your friends–Pier 360 has got it all! Pier 360 is on Saturday and Sunday, June 25, and 26."



Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

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It's back, the 15th Annual Santa Monica 4th of July Parade.
As the annual parade returns, we're proud to honor our community heroes, first responders during the pandemic years: healthcare, public safety & food service workers The 2022 parade will go the opposite direction from previous years, headed NORTH along Main Street from Marine to Pico!

For more info Click Here



June 25-26, 2022 - Santa Monica Pier 360: Paddle & SUP Races (and more)!

Pier 360 celebrates the best of beach life with an awesome, FREE, all ages festival! With ocean sports competitions, live music, food and drinks, interactive games, sampling by some of your favorite brands and so much more, Pier 360 offers a peek into iconic SoCal beach culture and brings together thousands of guests for a day of good vibes. Whether you're hanging with the family, competing on land or at sea or partying with your friends–Pier 360 has got it all!

Join us for an all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, skate, paddleboard and lifeguard history.

The pier deck will also feature hula dancing, beer and spirits garden, live music and a surf history museum celebrating the history of lifeguarding, paddleboarding, surfing, and skateboarding around the Santa Monica Pier. POP SK8 Roller Rink will be popping up for this year’s annual kickoff summer event!



Come skate the mini-ramp and street course at the Red Bull Skate Expierence.

SUP Yoga clinics with YOGAqua on the huge APP Pool on the pier deck. With demos from the top pros and youth clinics, the APP Pool brings the ocean lifestyle to the city in a unique and all-inclusive way.

Main Event Categories:

Saturday, June 25th
One Mile Ocean Swim
Juniors 250m Ocean Swim
One Mile Fun Paddle
Lifeguard Competition
Amateur SUP Sprints
Kids Activity Clinics

Sunday, June 26th
5k Sand Run/Walk
Malibu to SM Pier Distance Race - 10 miles



The Museum of Beach Life, exclusively at Pier 360, celebrates the Pier's role in the formation of SoCal beach culture and tells the stories of some of the legendary personalities that pioneered active beach lifestyle at the Pier. The unique attraction features surf/paddle memorabilia curated by local legends and notable collectors (Rich Wilken, Jeff Ho, Cary Weiss, Mike Young) and exhibits celebrating the birth of mainland paddleboard racing, 2-person beach volleyball, the original Muscle Beach and so much more!

Racers should leave ample time to park and check in at registration a minimum of an hour before their event start time. Day of registrations should allow at least 90 minutes to park and register.



Visit www.smpier360.com for the most updated race information.




“We Won’t Back Down” Women’s Rights March

Women’s Rights March from Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach.


Location
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Time
Sunday, June 26
12:00 p.m.


For more info and to register, Click Here

Meeting at the bottom of the staircase near Big Dean’s Oceanfront Cafe at The Santa Monica Pier.

Santa Monica is a very pedestrian-friendly destination and visitors are encouraged to go car-free, but if you find yourself in need of parking information, here are some tips for Santa Monica parking at the beach, downtown and for metered parking. Santa Monica Beach Parking is broken down into the following three Zones: Southern Zone: Lot 4 South and Lot 5 South Central Zone: Lot 1 North (also referred to as the “beach lot”), Lot 3 North, Lot 1 South, Lot 2 South and Lot 3 South Northern Zone: Lot 4 North through Lot 9 North


Santa Monica Pier 360 celebrates the best of beach life with an awesome, FREE, all ages festival! With ocean sports competitions, live music, food and drinks, interactive games, sampling by some of your favorite brands and so much more, Santa Monica Pier 360 offers a peek into iconic SoCal beach culture and brings together thousands of guests for a day of good vibes. Whether you're hanging with the family, competing on land or at sea or partying with your friends–Pier 360 has got it all!

TANDM Surf is super excited to produce their first ever TANDM SURF Bodyboard contest in 2022. Grab a family member, partner or friend and dual off against other teams in Santa Monica's warm waters and nice waves. Same Design TANDM Boards will be provided to each team for the event at no cost to the registered teams. The top three teams bring home a wood trophy, bragging rights and WIN a TANDM Surf Bodyboard valued at $399!

Competing teams are judged on wave riding style, performance of maneuvers/tricks and demonstration of Aloha spirit.

This event takes place at 8:30 am on Sunday, June 26, 2022!

Online Registration: $60

For more info, REGISTER HERE .


On Monday evening the Santa Monica Fire Department responded to a brush fire on the Pacific Coast Highway just north of the California Incline in Santa Monica. PCH was closed in both directions until 9PM.

Video clips posted on our Instagram Story.
Southbound PCH left lane closure from Coastline Dr/Topanga to McClure Tunnel/Santa Monica on Thursday June 9 from noon to 10 pm. NO LEFT TURNS allowed for 5 miles from/to PCH to allow for emergency vehicles for that Summit Of Americas event. Plan ahead. Take alternate routes.

The CA Incline will also be closed to all traffic.


UScension Volleyball Event benefiting the Veterans Housing Crisis at the Pier 360 Festival

Come be part of a HUGE Santa Monica event! Join thousands of beach and sea athletes at the PIER 360 Festival while supporting our efforts in the Veteran's Housing Crisis.

Play Volleyball, Dance and Meet High VIBE people that are making an impact in the world!

BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT at the PIER 360 Festival includes a Yoga Warm-Up followed by a Coed Beach Volleyball Tournament, or choose the Volleyball CLINIC & FUN Games for those new to the sport and a fiery DJ lineup that'll have you moving and grooving all day & taking you into a special sunset DJ set before you depart!

Date and time
Sun, Jun 26, 2022, 8:30 AM PDTT

Location
Santa Monica Pier
200 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401

For more info and to register, Click Here


The world-famous Santa Monica Pier will host a weekend full of World Tour and Open racing, as well as our City Paddle Festival with a $25,000 prize purse on offer.

Jun 24, 5:00 PM – Jun 27, 5:00 PM

Registration for all Pro-Am and Amateur races can be found HERE and all pre-qualified athletes will recieve entry information directly from the APP.

The US Open of SUP at Santa Monica Pier will be the most inclusive and high-profile SUP event to have taken place in the US for many years. The Event will bring together Professional Competition, with Amateur and Corporate participation, as well as youth and health and wellness enthusiasts all wrapped up into our City Paddle Festival and World Championship Tour stop.

As the US flagship stop of the APP World Championship Tour, the US Open of SUP will feature all the World’s very best Stand Up Paddle Racers as they kick off their 2022 campaign for the World Title and for the 25k prize purse at the iconic Pier.

The Sprint Racing in the surf will provide a dynamic sporting spectacle in a fast paced, elimination format that will see the top contenders competing round after round until the Final. This 300m course will provide the most spectacular racing imaginable, and the view from the Pier will be unparalleled in terms of sports entertainment. There will also be amateur, open sprint racing for all non-professional attendees.

The Pier-to-Pier Distance Race will provide an iconic and high- performance course for the World’s Best, leaving from Malibu Pier and finishing at Santa Monica Pier, a 16km/ 10-mile race. It will be particularly poignant given the significance of this stretch of coastline in history as the regular commute that California’s first Surfer of African American and Latino descent made from Santa Monica to surf up at the famed waves found in Malibu. There will also be a slightly shorter, 8km/ 5 miles distance race from Topanga to Santa Monica Pier for all non-professionals to compete in.

Whilst there will be non-stop competitive SUP action, our City Paddle Festival will provide plenty more opportunities to enjoy the water and the ‘So-Cal’ life. With SUP yoga, youth clinics, fun racing and relays, our City Paddle Festival will fully immerse you into the life of Stand Up Paddling and will provide plenty of entertainment in-between. There will be live music, entertainment and food and drinks for when you need to relax in between adventures or cheering on the pros.

Whether you're hanging with the family, competing on land or at sea or partying with your friends– the City Paddle Festival has got it all!

The Santa Monica City Paddle Festival will mark the launch of our global corporate challenge, the APP Nautical mile, which is an immersive team building experience, which takes place in the heart of Major Cities across the globe as an integrated element of the APP World Tour’s City Paddle Festivals.

Lavonte Anthony Montgomery (left) and Roderick Germell Thompson (right). Photo: SMPD

On May 30, 2022, at about 2:30 PM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) Officers responded to a radio call of a robbery in the area of 3rd & Strand Street. The caller reported a male subject took the victims purse by force, then entered a nearby Ford Explorer and fled the scene. The caller gave Dispatch the suspect vehicle’s last known direction of travel.

While responding to the call, SMPD Officers located the suspect vehicle, occupied by two subjects. The suspect vehicle failed to yield, and a short pursuit was initiated. The suspect vehicle collided into an unoccupied parked car in the 2300 block of 14th Street. The driver, later identified as Roderick Thompson, exited the vehicle and was immediately taken into custody. The passenger, later identified as Lavonte Montgomery, ran from the vehicle, and entered the backyard of a residence in the 1300 block of Pine Street. A perimeter was established, and Thompson was taken into custody without incident.

SMPD Officers located the victim’s belongings inside the suspect vehicle. Officers also learned from the victim that during the commission of the crime, Montgomery pushed the victim’s baby stroller with her 4-month-old inside it. The infant was not hurt.

The suspects were transported to the SMPD Jail and booked for the following:

• Suspect 1: Lavonte Anthony Montgomery a 32-year-old male of Los Angeles was booked for Robbery, Delaying Arrest, Reckless Driving / Evading, Child Cruelty and Parole Violation

• Suspect 2: Roderick Germell Thompson a 35-year-old male of Los Angeles was booked for Robbery, Delaying Arrest, and Reckless Driving / Evading.



From Santa Monica Close Up:

" Los Angeles County Firefighters retrieve a Public Works bulldozer that was stuck in the Santa Monica Beach shoreline on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

According to Los Angeles County Public Works Spokesman Kerjon Lee, Los Angeles County Public Works was performing seasonal maintenance at the outlet of Pico drain on Santa Monica Beach on June 3, when a small dozer became stuck at the shoreline. A second, larger dozer was brought in to assist and, while the initial piece of equipment was freed, the second dozer was caught in the rising tide and remained in the shoreline overnight.

Early this morning, LA County crews returned during low tide with an excavator to clear sand in front of the dozer. Two additional dozers and winches were brought in and the dozer was dislodged and safely removed by 9 AM."



Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

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For tickets and more info, Click Here.


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Santa Monica Police Officers and Code Enforcement Officers from the Safety Task Force clean-up a homeless encampment at Santa Monica Beach on Friday, June 3, 2022."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

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From Santa Monica Close Up:

"A Los Angeles County Public Works bulldozer got stuck in the Santa Monica Beach shoreline on Friday, June 3, 2022. The bulldozer got stuck while working on the annual Pico storm drain project."



Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

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Nick Gabaldón Day will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 9AM – 4:30PM.

Nick Gabaldón (1927-1951) was a pioneering surfer of African American and Mexican American descent. He was the first documented surfer of color in the Santa Monica Bay. Gabaldón’s passion, athleticism, discipline, love, and respect for the ocean live on as the quintessential qualities of the California surfer.

In 2013, with the help of African American historian Alison Rose Jefferson, Heal the Bay joined forces with the Black Surfers Collective to amplify and expand their prior Nick Gabaldón efforts. Nick Gabaldón Day, in its current form, is now in its 10th year and will be held on June 18, 2022. This innovative celebration provides an amazing opportunity for broadening outreach, action, and education to connect Angelenos with their cultural, historical, and natural heritage.

RSVP to the events by signing up at Nick Gabaldon Day Registration.

The Black Surfers Collective, Heal the Bay, Surf Bus Foundation, Color the Water and the Santa Monica Conservancy, partner on the Nick Gabaldón Day programming to reach out to families in resourced challenged communities to inspire, engage and empower them through meaningful educational programming. We are helping build personal experiences with cultural, historical and nature heritage and civic engagement that are the foundation of stewardship, and the development of the next generation of civic, and heritage conservation and environmental leaders.

Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier will be free for all visitors in honor of Nick on Saturday, June 18 thanks to a grant from Northrop Grumman. A celebrity guest reader will pop in for story time and special art activities will be offered, as well as screenings of documentaries exploring issues of race, coastal access, and following your passion against all odds.

For more info and the schedule of events, visit Nick Gabaldon Day 2022.