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Calling all Healers. LETS GO!

One Perfect Day is right around the corner.

Surfrider Beach

Saturday, June 1st 2024
9:00 first group hits the surf.

Volunteers 7:00am set up / vendor tents

For more info and to register, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.

Please join the Black Surfers Collective, Heal the Bay, Surf Bus Foundation, Swim Up Hill, and Santa Monica Conservancy as we unite to celebrate Nick Gabaldón Day on June 1, 2024, 9 am - 1pm. Nick fearlessly pursued his passion for surfing, paving the way for countless others. This event serves as a celebration of diversity in surfing and an opportunity for the community to come together, share stories, and ride the waves in his honor. Let's celebrate his legacy of resilience, determination, an6d love for the waves. Together, let's keep his spirit alive!

To ensure we can accommodate everyone and provide the best experience possible, we kindly ask that you register in advance by filling out the registration form. Surf Lessons are from 9:00-noon.

Surf lessons are on a first-come, first-served basis, and we are FULL! If you would like to join the Wait-List please feel out the form. You will receive an email confirming your slot a spot becomes available.

Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier will be free for all visitors in honor of Nick on Saturday, June 1st from 1pm -4pm so bring your friends and family out to enjoy. 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. See you there!

For more info and to register, Click Here.

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.

Venice Beach based 5 piece party punk band Strawberry Fuzz will trash your house, drink all your beer, bum your last cigarette, and leave you begging for more. Their high energy, frantic form of rock music is laced with inspirations from all over the map.

Feasturing Taro Watanabe, Andrew Jacobson, Shane Borland, & Frankie Harrer.

Filmed and Edited by Quinn Graham, with water Cinematography by Joe Duerr.

Pacific Coast Highway northbound north of Sunset Blvd. still has the right lane blocked due to slide. Cal-Trans has secured emergency funding to create a 2nd northbound lane. The design plans are complete and they expect to hire a contractor next week. Construction date is not set, yet.

All lanes will be shifted towards the southbound highway shoulder to create room for the second northbound lane.

Sarah Alden: so many roads.

She was a lover of sunrises on the east coast and sunsets on the west coast. Sarah adored her two sons, her animals, and was blessed with a refined eye for vintage jewelry which she sold on At 53 years old, Sarah was looking to start a new chapter in her journey; to walk a new road. Instead, her life was violently taken from her.

On April 6th, Sarah was so excited because she had just signed a one year lease in her favorite part of the United States…Venice Beach, CA. The next morning she had arranged to meet her two close friends for brunch to surprise them with the great news that she was moving to LA! The brunch never happened because Sarah was brutally attacked and with malice aforethought, on the Venice Canals at 10:30pm. Sarah sustained multiple brain injuries and was left for dead, in a coma. On Monday, May 20th, in the late afternoon, after a courageous fight to survive, Sarah was declared brain dead.

On May 24th, Sarah passed away.

In honor of something positive coming from this heartbreaking, completely unnecessary early death, Sarah’s sons have chosen to donate her organs. They hope the love of their mother can live on through the gift of life to others. Her final chapter will help others live on and continue on their road. Tragically, her two sons - young men that need your support - now look to create a memorial service and future without their mother. Please consider donating or writing a kind word of encouragement to the family Sarah was taken from far too young.

To donate, please Click Here

The LAPD has not yet released any more info on the suspect.

More info to be posted as it is discovered....

Get a free Jack's USA Beach Towel with the purchase of $25 or more. In-store and online. Use the code "FREETOWEL" online. ⁠

Sale is valid in stores and online @ today through 5/27.⁠ Exclusions apply.⁠

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, marking the unofficial start of summer, the Santa Monica Police Department is ramping up efforts to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for residents and visitors alike.

In anticipation of a greater number of visitors and events, SMPD is deploying additional officers throughout the city. You may notice our Mobile Command Post near the beach or the 3rd Street Promenade. Additionally, you may see the Mounted Unit out on patrol on Main Street or near Palisades Park. These patrols aim to increase visibility and public safety amid the festivities.

Safety Tips for the Weekend

• Keep personal belongings secure and in sight. Lock vehicles and secure homes, especially when away.

• Stay aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity.

DUI Prevention

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs poses a significant threat to everyone on the road. SMPD motor officers will be conducting safety-focused operations throughout the weekend. We strongly encourage everyone to plan ahead by designating a sober driver or arranging alternative transportation such as rideshare services. Let's work together to prevent tragedies and make this holiday a safe one for all.

As we kick off the summer season, our priority is the safety and well-being of everyone in Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Police Department wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. For emergencies, please dial 911. For non-emergencies, contact our dispatch center at 310-458-8491.

Police call in the fire department to help when 2 homeless men are trapped inside the single toilet stall at the public restrooms on the Venice Beach Boardwalk.


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