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It’s the season of giving! With the winter holidays fast approaching, now’s the perfect chance to give back to Santa Monica and show our local community some love. Luckily, from grabbing a bite at your favorite breakfast spot to ordering a cup of the best coffee in Santa…

It’s officially the holiday season and lucky for us, no one puts on a celebration quite like the city of Santa Monica. This year, immerse yourself in a bright and cheery winter wonderland at the Promenade’s own Winterlit festival, complete with a series of special events like pop-up…

Cinema is well known as an immersive art form. We watch movies to escape to an unforgettable story with strange characters and incredible backdrops. It’s no wonder why Santa Monica has long since been one of Hollywood's favorite filming locations. With its incredible beach views, historical significance, and…

One of the things we can all appreciate about Santa Monica is the diverse community that cohabitates within it. Here at Dogtown, we like to highlight these communities, since they each play a huge role in defining us as the one-of-a-kind space you can’t quite experience anywhere else.…

When you think about Santa Monica, chances are your mind runs straight to words like sand surf and sun. It’s true, this coastal Los Angeles city is well known for its incredible beaches and piers, and everyone deserves the opportunity to truly get to know this wonderful area.…

The Origins of Dogtown Coffee

Some like to describe Los Angeles County as a place divided into moats. From the coastal cities to the hills to the valleys, LA is made up of vastly distinct areas. For this reason, many people have become fascinated by the mini cultural pockets that make up this…

Surviving the Pandemic, Dogtown-Style

If there’s anything that the last year has taught us, it’s that there are two things people can’t bear to live without: toilet paper and coffee. Dogtown Coffee has been serving the Santa Monica community for over 8 years, becoming a local hotspot for coffee-enthusiasts and health-conscious foodies.…

SoCal is the place to be. Whether you’re surfing the coast or getting breakfast in Santa Monica, the locals are friendly and the weather is perfect. Home to over a hundred historic landmarks, the city of Santa Monica is especially appealing to visitors who like to learn about…

The Search for Tony Alva

  • January 13, 2021
  • / By Ozzie Ausband

The freeway was a blur of chrome and metal. Rushing. Frenetic movement. Everyone hurtling to nowhere. Tony Alva and I nimbly moved through traffic. We were going to skate a pool. As reggae music washed over us, I idly wondered just how many times in his life, TA…

Zephyr

  • November 13, 2020
  • / By Ozzie Ausband

Pebble in a pond. We've heard it all before… a ripple rolls out and makes contact, developing momentum until it washes a wave into the future. Its hard to quantify the influence that the Zephyr Team unleashed on youth culture. I think the reason is simple. Its ongoing.…

Jay Adams Last Words

  • November 12, 2020
  • / By Ozzie Ausband

It has been almost two years since Jay Adams left us. He passed August 15, 2014. He carved away from the sun. He didn't look back. We don't know why… The finality of someone leaving us is difficult to grasp. The void. Jay Adams was a remarkable light…