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Spotlight: Santa Monica Hotel Happy Hours Lure Locals with Tasty Offerings and Attractive Settings

first_imgHomeNewsSpotlight: Santa Monica Hotel Happy Hours Lure Locals with Tasty Offerings and Attractive Settings Jun. 03, 2017 at 6:00 amNewsSpotlight: Santa Monica Hotel Happy Hours Lure Locals with Tasty Offerings and Attractive SettingsGuest Author4 years agodaily pressdaily press santa monicamisti kernsSanta MonicaSanta Monica Hotel Happy HoursTourismtourism santa monicaICONIC: The Downtown plan aims to cap heights to maintain the clock tower’s prominence. (File photo)  Santa Monica residents are spoiled with an impressive collection of culinary and lounge options to choose from that are perfect for kicking off a night on the town or enjoying a quiet meal with friends. And while some residents may think that Santa Monica’s world-class hotel amenities cater only to tourists, those that are truly in-the-know realize that Santa Monica hotels are home to some of the most affordable happy hours in town, oftentimes also offering the best views, people watching and ambience around.“At Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, we love our locals,” says General Manager Matthew Lehman. “That’s why we’ve created initiatives that appeal to our neighbors just as much as they do to our overnight guests. For instance, FIG Restaurant’s FIG at Five was created specifically with locals in mind.”The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows’ FIG at Five is regarded by many as the best happy hour on the Westside. Rather than offering a special happy hour menu, the restaurant offers half off most menu items, including cocktails, from 5 to 6 p.m. Options include the FIG mojito, Moscow Mule, steamed Manila clams with vadouvan potato puree, and a wood-fired pizza.Another local favorite is Coast at Shutters on the Beach. One of the city’s most glamorous hotels, Shutters is, as its name implies, perched just a few feet from the sand. Coast offers a romantic, luxurious yet easygoing atmosphere where you can breathe in the sea air and enjoy ocean breezes as you gaze out at the sand, the palm trees and the crashing waves of the Pacific, cocktail in hand.Coast offers happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m., every day except Saturdays. Specialty cocktails are $9, and include a berry mojito made with seasonal berries, the Tesla margarita enhanced with elderflower, a pomegranate and pineapple martini and a Moscow mule made with Tito’s vodka. A glass of red, white or sparkling wine is $8, while the draft beer of the day is $6.Happy hour appetizer choices include shishito peppers with lime salt for $4, oysters of the day, fish tacos, fried calamari and meatball sliders.The Viceroy is one of Santa Monica’s chicest hotels, due in no small part to the fanciful yet sophisticated decor designed by Kelly Wearstler. At the Viceroy, you can enjoy happy hour poolside in the verdant, tree-lined garden, or inside at Cast Lounge. Happy hour — or “rush hour” as it’s called here — is available daily, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cocktails are just $7, while bites range from $5 to $10. Cocktail offerings include the bar’s signature drink, the Ocean Ave. Heat (tequila, triple sec and house-made spicy syrup), along with classics like sangria, margaritas, lemon drops, mimosas and cosmopolitans. You can also enjoy wines by the glass for $6, or your choice of four beers, including Peroni and Amstel Light, for $5. Bites include cured lamb “bacon” wraps, fennel sausage and pepperoni flatbread, Margherita flatbread, or spiced nuts and olives.To learn about happy hours at more Santa Monica bars and restaurants, visit http://www.santamonica.com/happyhourTags :daily pressdaily press santa monicamisti kernsSanta MonicaSanta Monica Hotel Happy HoursTourismtourism santa monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLocal environmental awareness events continue despite Paris pulloutAn Open Letter to the Knock-Knock and Flocking Thieves in Santa MonicaYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson22 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter22 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor22 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press22 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press22 hours agolast_img read more

ESL and Big Ten Network launch collegiate League of Legends season

first_imgEvent organiser and production company ESL has partnered with American sports channel Big Ten Network to launch the BTN League of Legends Season.Streamed on Twitch, YouTube, and Caffeine, the collegiate event will see 14 Big Ten schools battle it out starting February 16th.Photo: ESL & Big Ten NetworkCraig Levine, Global Chief Strategy Officer at ESL commented on partnership: “We see collegiate esports playing a crucial role in both the player and fan ecosystems and this marks the second program on the ESL Collegiate platform. The ultimate goal of these collegiate partnerships is to expand awareness of esports on college campuses as well as establish a consistent structure for collegiate esports competitions, akin to traditional sports.”The BTN season will be a part of Riot Games’ College League of Legends Season and will culminate in the BTN League of Legends Championship Tournament on March 28th-31st. The top team will be seeded into the League of Legends College Championship, with the runner-up being entered into a play-in tournament with the top two teams from Big East.Erin Harvego, Vice President of Marketing at Big Ten Network added: “We are delighted to partner with ESL on the third season of the BTN League of Legends competitions. By partnering with industry esports leaders like ESL and Riot, BTN is able to provide the highest level of content, promotion and visibility for collegiate esports competition.”The schools that will compete in the BTN League of Legends Season are as follows: University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, and the University of Wisconsin.At ESI New York – our upcoming business conference on April 23rd – we’ll be hosting a roundtable titled ‘The state of collegiate esports’. Considering the ever-growing status of colleges and universities getting involved in esports, this is the perfect opportunity to learn all about it. You can find more information here!Esports Insider says: Collegiate esports is receiving a lot of attention and support as of late and this is simply more of that. ESL is obviously a big player in esports generally so it’s cool to see it work with the network to give students a chance to get some offline competitive experience.last_img read more

Madrid held 3-3 by Legia, Dortmund advance in Champs League

first_imgWarsaw (AP) – One more team booked a ticket in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday and it wasn’t the star-studded defending champions, Real Madrid.Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, centre, is challenged by Legia Warsaw’s Jakub Rzezniczak, right, and Adam Hlousek during their Champions League Group F match at Stadion Wojska Polskiego, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 2. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)Needing a win at Legia Warsaw to advance, Madrid squandered a 2-0 lead and allowed the Polish side to earn their first point of the campaign in what became a highly embarrassing 3-3 draw for the Spanish powerhouse.But while Zinedine Zidane’s team struggled, Borussia Dortmund had no such trouble and advanced to the knockout stages with two games to spare after a 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon. They join Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and five-time winners Bayern Munich, who all qualified on Tuesday.Zidane said he wasn’t surprised by a result that saw his team slip to second place in Group F, two points behind Dortmund. “It was a strange match, it didn’t go the way we wanted it to,” the Madrid manager said. “We lacked a bit of everything. Above all, when we scored two goals we dropped our intensity, and when you do that they can score. Now we are going to forget this game.”Polish supporters didn’t have a chance to celebrate at Wojska Polskiego Stadium, as the doors had been closed to the public by UEFA as a penalty for fans’ racist behavior and the fireworks thrown during a previous loss to Dortmund.Coming off a hat trick in the Spanish league, Cristiano Ronaldo finished empty-handed and remains two goals short of scoring his 100th goal in European competition.Leicester dropped their first points in their first foray into the Champions League and need to wait for another round of matches to seal a place in the last 16.Here’s a look at what happened in the Champions League on Wednesday in detail:___GROUP EIn a tightly contested group, Monaco took a big step toward qualifying with a 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow and Bayer Leverkusen claimed their first victory of the campaign at the expense of Tottenham.Monaco are now top of the group with eight points, two more than Leverkusen. Tottenham are another two points behind.Valere Germain took advantage of some hapless goalkeeping from Moscow’s Igor Akinfeev to open the scoring in the 13th minute. Radamel Falcao added Monaco’s second from Benjamin Mendy’s cross in the 29th and then used some neat footwork to make it 3-0 in the 41st.A record Tottenham attendance of 85,512 at their temporary Wembley Stadium home saw Kevin Kampl score in the 65th minute with a deflected shot for a 1-0 win which lifted Leverkusen into second place.___GROUP FMadrid looked set to romp to another big win after Gareth Bale netted an amazing opener from distance in the first minute before then setting up Benzema to make it 2-0.But Madrid’s slack defense — and over-confidence — let Legia Warsaw rally in stunning fashion to take the lead. Vadis Odjidja and Miroslav Radovic struck from long range before Thibault Moulin also scored from outside the area in the 83rd.Madrid were facing a humiliating defeat until Mateo Kovacic fired in from near the edge of the box to at least rescue a point.Dortmund left their top striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang watching from the stands as his backup, Adrian Ramos, scored the only goal in the 12th minute of a 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon.Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said Gabon striker Aubameyang was left out for “internal reasons.”The German side are atop the standings on 10 points, with Madrid trailing by two points and Sporting five further back.___GROUP GFollowing three straight wins, Leicester were held to a scoreless draw at FC Copenhagen and must now wait for a home game against a Brugge side that lost 1-0 at FC Porto for another chance to advance.Leicester dominate the group with 10 points, followed by Porto with seven, while Copenhagen are in third spot with five points.Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel dived to his right to claw away a downward header from Andreas Cornelius in injury time to earn the draw.Andre Silva headed home for Porto in the 37th minute at the Estadio do Dragao to end a winless drought at home in European competitions. The ball deflected off the shoulder of Brugge midfielder Tomas Pina before going into the top corner by the far post. It was Silva’s fourth goal in his last four matches with Porto.The result eliminated Brugge, who are yet to win a point after four matches.___GROUP HSevilla moved closer to the knockout stages after easing to a 4-0 win over a Dinamo Zagreb side that played the entire second half with 10 men. Dinamo defender Petar Stojanovic received a red card just before the break with the score at 1-0.Sevilla dominated throughout the match at their Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, with goals from Luciano Vietto, Sergio Escudero, Steven N’Zonzi and Wissam Ben Yedder putting the result beyond doubt.Sevilla, who won the Europa League for the previous three seasons, lead Group H with 10 points. Dinamo are left with zero points.Juventus have eight points after drawing 1-1 with Lyon, who have four.The Italian hosts missed the chance to ensure qualification with a victory.Gonzalo Higuain netted a penalty in the 13th minute but missed an open goal shortly before halftime. Juventus looked on course for the win but Corentin Tolisso leveled six minutes from time.last_img read more

Sami Hyypia joins Brighton as manager after Leverkusen sacking

first_imgSami Hyypia is returning to England after signing a three-year contract as manager of Championship team Brighton & Hove Albion. 06/06/2014 “I’ve held extensive talks with chairman Tony Bloom and chief executive Paul Barber. I have looked at the club from top to bottom and I am very impressed by what I’ve seen at all levels. “I’ve seen the Amex Stadium and the club’s new training ground and they are among the best I’ve seen anywhere in the world,” added Hyypia. “I am absolutely thrilled by this appointment. Brighton are an ambitious club and I am very pleased to have been given this opportunity,” said the former Liverpool defender. Upd. on 11/06/2014 at 19:40 CEST “The chairman is ambitious and for me that is absolutely key. I am now looking forward to the challenge ahead and our aim is to take the club forward to the next level.” Sport EN Hyypia was sacked in April as manager of Bayer Leverkusen.last_img read more

Holland scores twice to lift Hawks past Storm to square KIJHL Final

first_imgAfter dropping the opener in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks had the Kamloops Storm right where they wanted.Dan Holland scored twice, including once in a three-goal second period, to spark the Hawks to a 6-2 thrashing of the Storm Saturday night in Spoolmak Country.Beaver Valley squares the best-of-seven KIJHL Championship series at 1-1 with Games three and four, Monday and Tuesday in Fruitvale.Trailing 2-1 after one period, the Hawks scored the next five goals to secure the win, out shooting the host team 32-18 in the final 40 minutes. Holland finished the game with three points while Riley Brandt, Ryan Edwards, Dallas Calvin and Braden Fuller also scored for Beaver Valley.Brock Balson and Daniel Buchanan replied for Kamloops, the overall regular season winners.Brett Clark rebounded from a Game one loss to register the win in goal for the Hawks.Wade Moyls started the game for Kamloops but was replaced by Liam McLeod for the final period.This is the third consecutive series Beaver Valley has played the first two games on the road and third time the Hawks have headed home even.The winner advances to the Cyclone Taylor Cup April 10-13 in Nelson.last_img read more

Over The Line – Monday, 9th March 2020

first_imgThey also look ahead to the 2020 Cheltenham Festival.All this and much more.Galway Bay FM’s ‘Over The Line’ broadcasts every Monday and Friday from 8pm.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Gerry Murphy, George McDonagh, Kevin Dwyer and Sean Walsh look back on the weekend’s sport including Galway’s National Hurling League victory over Tipperary. Fabienne Cooney joins them following Coláiste Bhaile Chláir’sFAI Schools Junior Cup Girls Success.last_img

California ~ Corporate, Personal Income Taxes: FTB to Follow Federal Procedures for Certain Accounting Method Changes

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) announced that it is withdrawing FTB Notice 96-3, which declared that the FTB would not follow the federal procedures for a change of accounting method involving previously unclaimed but allowable depreciation or amortization deductions provided by IRS Revenue Procedure 96-31 (1996-1 C.B. 714). The procedures provided by Revenue Procedure 96-31 have been periodically updated by the IRS in subsequent iterations. The latest iteration is embodied in Revenue Procedure 2016-29. Accordingly, the FTB is following the provisions of Revenue Procedure 2016-29. Furthermore, since the FTB does not provide automatic consent, an accounting method change under Revenue Procedure 2016-29 or any of its other iterations may only be made (1) if the taxpayer has a deemed California election, or (2) with the prior consent of the FTB.FTB Notice 2017-03, California Franchise Tax Board, April 27, 2017, ¶406-674last_img read more

10 months agoThree key issues Solskjaer must address to clean up Man Utd mess

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorEdward StratmannShare the loveHave your say Three key issues Solskjaer must address to clean up Man Utd messby Edward Stratmann10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveIn the wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking from Manchester United, the club have chosen to replace him with former hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Stepping into the role of interim manager, the Norwegian has many issues to address in his quest to arrest the side’s fortunes and the negativity surrounding the club. Our columnist looks at three key issues he’ll need to confront…Boost morale and team happinessUnder the stewardship of Mourinho, a man who was never shy in criticising his players in public and letting his opinion fly in a forceful manner, there was no escaping the detrimental impact this had on the squad. Couple this with his pragmatic tactics and the palpable tension surrounding United was rife. On a massive downhill spiral, Man Utd currently find themselves 19 points behind table leading Liverpool as a result, an unacceptable position to be in for a club of United’s quality and stature. With Solskjaer now taking over the reigns, his first challenge will be to return some much needed confidence and positivity into this group. Crucially, he’s shown from his previous posts that he backs his players and shows plenty of belief in his troops. This should unquestionably be a breath of fresh air for a United team who had clearly grown tired of Mourinho’s demoralising style and approach. Sort out PogbaThe strained relationship between Paul Pogba and Mourinho had become a disappointing, ongoing saga, as the duo had been battling it out for the best part of a year. While Mourinho stoked the fire by publicly lambasting him many times and dropping him regularly, the French World Cup winner didn’t cover himself in glory either due to his antics, with his outspoken nature getting himself into hot water and frustrating Mourinho on many occasions. Never really seeming to trust Pogba, Mourinho duly struggled to get the best out of his £89 million star.Having previously stated his admiration of Pogba and worked with him during his time coaching the United reserves, Solskjaer will relish the opportunity to involve the former Juventus whizz. “I would [build the team around him], absolutely no doubt,” he said back in August. “That just shows how far the kid has come. Paul is a fantastic kid so hopefully we can build the team around him and keep him.”It’ll therefore be expected we’ll see the tremendously talented Pogba immediately restored to the starting lineup against Cardiff City this weekend, with the enigmatic midfielder set to be an integral component of the 45-year-old’s plans.Offensive football to returnAs the unrest grew on many fronts, the stifling tactics often implemented by the Portuguese manager were a key bone of contention among many. Judging on Solskjaer’s previous experiences, the new man in charge should bring some bolder, more attackingly geared football to Old Trafford, something that will be music to the United faithful’s ears.Although it’ll take some time for his ideas to bed in, once they’ve been taken on board, Solskjaer will be hoping to get his team playing some progressive and exciting possession football. Previously noting Pep Guardiola and Sir Alex Ferguson as two of his idols and never afraid to give youth a chance, he’ll insist on United building out from the back, pushing the full backs high and using the breathtaking pace and dynamism of the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to stretch defences.All things considered, he’s certainly got a massive task ahead of him to get things back on track to revive the ailing Manchester giants. Possessing an invaluable love and knowledge of the club, a desire to play offensive football and wanting to get his players back enjoying their football, watching him go about his work will be fascinating as he’ll do everything in his power to rejuvenate his beloved United. last_img read more

9 months agoHoedt free to leave Southampton admits Hasenhuttl

first_imgHoedt free to leave Southampton admits Hasenhuttlby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has admitted Wesley Hoedt is free to leave the club this month.The Dutch defender has yet to feature for Saints since Hasenhuttl replaced Mark Hughes last month.”Nearly every player [has] played a game until now but he didn’t. It’s difficult,” Hasenhuttl said.”I made a decision for (Jannik) Vestergaard, Jack Stephens at Derby. I think Jack will take the part of Maya Yoshida who is gone for one month.”Yeah, it’s not the best for Wesley, that’s right. It’s the same for Gabbiadini or Steven (Davis). The guys went away to find other solutions, it’s better for them.”For Wesley it can be the same. We don’t send any player away but if he feels like he is not used like wants from us, he should think about it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoReal Madrid target Donny van de Beek to sign new Ajax contract

first_imgReal Madrid target Donny van de Beek to sign new Ajax contractby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveHolland midfielder Donny van de Beek is set to sign a new contract with Ajax.Voetbal International says the Dutch club wants to reward the 22-year-old for his contribution to their impressive Champions League run last season. However, the length of his contract will not be extended beyond 2022 and he may still leave the club at the end of the season. Real Madrid postponed a move for the Ajax player last month on the request of coach Zinedine Zidane, who wanted the club to concentrate all efforts on Manchester United star Paul Pogba in the final days of the transfer window.The Bernabéu board still has Van de Beek high on its agenda and it is understood that it is in the mutual interest of both clubs to close a deal sooner rather than later. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more