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Join Heal the Bay from 10 AM – 12 PM, April 20, 2024, at the Santa Monica Pier on Santa Monica Beach!

We are celebrating the transformative power of reusable alternatives to single-use plastics at our Beach Cleanup this Earth Month! Every gloved hand on the sand, every advocate trained, and every dollar raised brings us closer to a plastic-free future.

Whether you participate in a beach cleanup or contribute to our online fundraiser, you'll be directly helping to rid our beaches of harmful plastic pollution and advocate for impactful, lasting change for the Los Angeles community.

Join us on the sand, explore all the ways you can make a difference this month, and share this page with your loved ones! We're grateful for your support and excited to celebrate with you.

This event's onling registration is getting very full!

Walk-up volunteers may still join us in the sand even if our online reservations sell out.

10 AM - 12 PM @ Santa Monica Beach, Northside of the Pier


11 AM - 4 PM @ the HtB Aquarium Under the Pier

The Heal the Bay Aquarium, will be FREE to all cleanup volunteers and open for an extra hour.

This event is held rain or shine, barring lightning or beach closure.

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Join us on April 18th for the very first Art Mart at Locals' Night!

Experience the magic as over 20 incredible artists unveil their homemade goods, reworked fashion, and stunning art. It's a night filled with creativity and community - don't miss out! See you there! ⁠

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A business awards ceremony followed by a networking hour with sustainable business exhibitors, food & libations

Announcing the 28th Annual Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) Event! Join us on Wednesday, May 1st at the beautiful Annenberg Community Beach House for an evening celebrating business sustainability and excellence. Come network with like-minded individuals, enjoy delicious food, and applaud the winners of this prestigious award. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be inspired and connect with leaders in sustainable practices. Doors open 4:30 PM. Registration required below. See you there!

SQA Grand Prize

Patagonia Santa Monica

SQA Excellence Awards

Yoga-urt: Excellence in Economic Development & Stewardship of the Environment

Angeles Investment Advisors: Excellence in Economic Development

Physical Therapyworks: Excellence in Social Responsibility

AVOCADO GREEN MATTRESS: Excellence in Stewardship of the Environment

HGA: Excellence in Stewardship of the Environment

Wednesday, May 1 · 4:30 - 7pm

General Admission FREE - includes food and beverages

Annenberg Community Beach House 415 East Pacific Coast Highway Santa Monica, CA 90402

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The Lost Hills Sheriff's Department confirmed the statements people have been posting online about the person who was hit by a truck on Pacific Coast Highway. “At this time in the investigation, all evidence leads us to believe this incident is a suicide and not an accidental traffic collision; however, the investigation is ongoing,” the Sheriff's press release said. The man has been identified as Dimitri Failla, 32 years old.

Several witnesses have also stated that person was a homeless man that just ran right out onto the highway.

Locals' Night returns on April 18. The Santa Monica Pier will be rolling out the red carpet for Santa Monicans for a curated series for locals, by locals. Gather your friends and family and head down to the Pier for amazing entertainment including youth activities, a car show, local DJs and live music from local bands, art exhibits, and so much more! You really won’t want to miss this incredible and unique outdoor setting to unwind, all while celebrating Santa Monica.

Prepare for a visual feast as several prominent Westside car clubs, including The WestSide Crew and the WestSide Volkswagen Club, make a triumphant return for Locals' Night. The Pier deck will transform into a showcase of automotive artistry as these enthusiasts bring their meticulously maintained and stunning vehicles to the event. From classic cruisers to customized Volkswagens, attendees will have the chance to gaze in awe at the diverse array of automobiles that these passionate clubs proudly present. It's not just a night of dancing and music; it's an opportunity to appreciate the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into keeping these wheels rolling in style. So, gear up for a night of not only rhythm and beats but also the visual spectacle of Westside's finest automobiles.

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Shop local small businesses and take free fitness classes in Downtown Santa Monica on Third Street Promenade!

Join us on April 6th from 9am-6pm to meet local designers, brands and new businesses.

Sign up for beach clean ups with Venice Community Clean Up and buy a coffee from locals in front of Patagonia
Learn about eco-friendly brands and city initiatives!
Shop small businesses to build our local economy
Free fitness classes in front of Adidas


Beso del sol - Esther - Bone Bags - Yadama Shop - Farm Fresh To You - Jessie And Sky - Brownhaze Jewelry - Recyclicious - Vintage MENU ART - Verde Antequera - Blonde Peacock - F|R Jewelry - Kazmik Grace - Kodenko Denim - Angelina's Jewelry - VOL Co - Little Chimes - Lvly and Jane - Textured Planet - Made By Me Wendy C - NOHO Candle - Las No Paleras - Big Apple Society - Blurry Recreation

FITNESS SCHEDULE: Bring your yoga mat and wear sneakers for cardio workouts and classes with local studios and teachers!

9AM Workout with Erica Hood leading her signature class, HOOD FIT!

Dance & Tone with Hoodfit Get ready to move and groove with Hoodfit's signature Dance & Tone class! Join us for a heart-pumping 45 minute workout that will challenge and inspire you to new heights. Our fun and energetic dance cardio combos will have you breaking a sweat and feeling amazing, while our toning sequences will build your core strength and leave you feeling stronger than ever before. And with a killer playlist of EDM and hip hop music, you'll be jamming out while getting fit! Don't miss this epic class - sign up now!

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v.t__records presents The Carnival of Chaos April 6th 11am-6pm Live at Muscle Beach Amplitheater. Bands will include:

No Reaction

Neighborhood Watch



The Psychedelic Flys

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From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Venice Beach Boardwalk cleanup encountered a hurdle as Venice Healer Daisy stood firm at her tiny home location. Despite requests from Los Angeles Park Rangers to move her belongings for the cleanup operation, Daisy chose not to comply. The Rangers, opting against using force, allowed Daisy and a few other individuals to remain, redirecting their cleanup efforts to other areas of the beach and boardwalk.

The cleanup, a routine operation carried out every Friday, is a collaboration between the Department of Public Works and Recreation and Parks, along with Action Cleanup Environmental Services. While Action Cleanup handles the sorting of hazardous materials like batteries and syringes, Public Works deals with non-hazardous waste, part of the city's broader homelessness strategy focusing on public health and safety.

Click Here for more Stories about Venice Healer Daisy

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.

Thunderstorms are forming now and are expected to expand in coverage through tonight. Some may become severe with damaging winds and/or hail.