While the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times may be selling international vacations with their journalists to help raise revenues, we at Santa Monica Next are a tad more modest.

But we still depend on your support to keep the lights on, so join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and great conversation at our annual cocktail party fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 9. Get your tickets today!

It’s no trip to Tuscany with our editor, but it’s a lot cheaper, and really, do you want to spend more than a few hours with Jason? And, it’s for a good cause.

For the past several years, Santa Monica Next has provided our community with in-depth and thoughtful coverage of the pressing issues we face.

In those years, we have received several honors, including an award for excellence in communications. We are the only Santa Monica news source that has been a finalist for recognition from the Los Angeles Press Club… for three years in a row (we’re definitely going to win next year)!

As a nonprofit news site, we owe our success to the support of our readers. Your donations support the award-winning content you have come to expect from us. Whether it was our coverage of the contentious local 2016 election, the ongoing debate around the Downtown Community Plan, or the pernicious rise of fake local news, we strive to keep you informed about the issues facing the community.

Help us keep up the good work and join the Santa Monica Next steering committee and the site’s editor, Jason Islas, for a festive summer cocktail party with signature drinks hand-crafted by a professional bartender at Next steering committee member Abby Arnold’s Ocean Park home. RSVP for details.

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