Rams, Cardinals meet in crucial NFC West December showdown

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 12/3 1:20P Associated Press
DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer The Arizona Cardinals haven t been very good the past few seasons, so many of their players haven t experienced a playoff push. Veteran right tackle Kelvin Beachum has been through these types of games when he was...

The wait is over: Delayed NBA draft finally comes Wednesday

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 11/18 1:00A Associated Press
BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer There was no dancing on the court after a March Madness victory. No bounding onto the stage in a spiffy suit to meet the commissioner in June. The coronavirus pandemic wiped out the traditional end of a college...

A rookie QB matchup: Miami’s Tua faces Chargers’ Herbert

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 11/12 8:27A Associated Press
By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer The Miami Dolphins had an opportunity to take Justin Herbert in the 2020 draft, and early this season it was tempting to wonder why they didn t. Tua Tagovailoa is starting to provide the answer. The rookie from...

Ball, Haliburton, Hayes top list of NBA draft point guards

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 11/11 7:26A Associated Press
AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer LaMelo Ball opted to play professionally overseas instead of making a brief stop in college basketball. That unconventional route to the NBA now has him set to be the top point guard taken – and maybe the first...

Community members seek to stop the demolition of Samohi History Building

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 11/9 2:05A Clara Harter
Four years ago the School Board approved a Samohi renovation plan that included the demolition of the 85 year old History Building. Now, with the demolition date around the corner some community members are fighting to stop it. On Oct. 17, former...

Turner will not be disciplined by MLB for return to field

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 11/7 1:00A Associated Press
RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer Justin Turner will not be disciplined by Major League Baseball for coming onto the field last week to celebrate the World Series title with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates after testing positive for COVID-19. The...

Rams want to join Lakers, Dodgers on LA’s championship run

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/29 1:00A Associated Press
GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Jared Goff texted congratulations to Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson right after the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series on Tuesday night. Cody actually texted me back and said, It s your turn now,' the Los...

Church cleanup

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/28 2:00A editor
Local Venice residents gathered this weekend at the First Baptist Church of Venice for a clean-up effort that sought to restore the lot only a few days after a recent fire. Courtesy photos The post...

Lakers, Dodgers fans helping drive uptick in LA virus cases

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/28 2:00A Associated Press
DON THOMPSON Associated Press The success of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers are bringing fans together in the LA area and that may be helping drive an uptick in coronavirus cases, Los Angeles County s top health official said Monday. The...

The Great American Relay ends in Santa Monica

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/26 2:00A Brennon Dixson
The Great American Relay has crossed the designated finish line in Santa Monica and come to an end after 36 continuous days of runners racing together across the country. The one-of-a-kind relay began...

Community input on prospective Lincoln improvements wanted

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/13 2:00A Brennon Dixson
Lincoln Boulevard is among the Westside’s most frequently used and dangerous speedways, but local transportation officials are partnering on a project that hopes to make a stretch of Lincoln Boulevard more efficient for pedestrians and drivers...

SMC Board Passes Resolution in Support of HR 763

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/10 1:00A Guest Author
The Santa Monica College (SMC) Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution at their meeting on Tuesday night, Oct. 6 that urges Congress to approve HR 763: Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This legislation, if passed, would impose...

What is senior year without a campus? Samohi students share their experiences

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 10/5 2:00A Clara Harter
When the pandemic broke out the Class of 2020 mourned the loss of prom and the chance to walk across the graduation stage. But while they experienced two-thirds of a normal senior year, this year’s class has yet to set foot on campus. Here’s what...

Venice Clean Up

Santa Monica Daily Press (Sports) 9/28 2:00A editor
On September 19, National Clean Up Day, the Venice Chamber of Commerce (VCC) Chamber in Chamber in Action Committee launched its first Pop-Up Crew to clean up litter on Ocean Front Walk. Organized and...

Exercise, Wellness and Pampering has Taken to the Rooftops

Beverly Hills Courier (Sports) 9/17 5:46P Carole Dixon
It may seem as though personal care services are beginning to reopen steadily but indoor activities are still extremely limited, or prohibited due to COVID-19 restrictions. This includes gyms, spas...
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