Santa Monica Local Customs

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  • 1. Beach Culture

    Here I am in my bohemeian attire at the Promenade, by the dinosaur-cut tree sculptures. Santa Monica is a fashion capital within the greater L.A. area. Many clothing boutiques line the streets...

  • 2. Respect or detest NIMBY culture of SM

    OK, bear with some acronyms now. While Santa Monica enjoys much pleasant praise in its overall presence and for its entertainment attraction, SM is also shed in...

  • 3. Meet under the Fig Tree before Christmas

    At the ridiculously posh Fairmont Miramar Hotel, there is an old (by Californian standards) Moreton fig tree on its grounds. To salute the 80 ft high natural...

  • 4. Beware to puff!

    Santa Monica is really becoming notorious- well, to smokers anyway. There are already strict rules to light up in the city and sooner, not later, smoking in all...

  • 5. Wait patiently for your coffee/tea

    Well, this is a tip especially for Santa Monica but can be applied to most crowded West L.A. coffeehouses and similar establishments. Come to a place like 3rd...

  • 6. SM: Such a Mess with Cars!!

    Car Culture!Granted, car culture and its traffic is almost everywhere in southern California, but, it is heightened in Santa Monica. Everytime I come here,...

  • 7. Muscle Beach

    The original Muscle Beach where Jack LaLanne, the TV fitness guru, used to work out is just south of the Pier in Santa Monica, now marked only by this sign. It...

  • 8. Do check out some performers...

    at the (3rd St ) Promenade. There are some talent musicians there. Crowds often form around them at the Promenade. One time, there was a father and daughter...

  • 9. Don't feel that you have to give in to solictors..

    at the (3rd St) Promendade unless you want to. On a few occasions, some people, like the homeless give you a hard time if you don't give them money or pay...

  • 10. Bubble man

    Street entertainment is more than singing, dancing, or acting. At the Pier I saw a bubble man. His little home-made apparatus blew out bubbles and the kids...

  • 11. Yubert and Zrim tangle

    After years (it seems like years anyway) of sparring in the forums, Yubert and Zrim finally meet face to face (or more acurately face to chest). Yubert gives...

  • 12. Jenn's Boots

    Justin was quite taken with Jenn's boots. Especially after she told the story about the dirty old man in the coffeeshop. Apparently, Jenn stopped in for coffee...

  • 13. Yubert! You are half a second from being deleted!

    "Just try me, Yubert!" bellowed Giampiero from across the patio. "I have a special Yubert delete key on my desktop!" shouted the great and powerful G. Yubert...

  • 14. Santa Monica might be Jane Fonda's kind of town...

    But not at Schatzi on Main, owned by Right Winger, Arnold Schwarzenegger!!Spewing out leftist liberal bable just might get you an upper jab to the jaw, as Zrim...

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