Santa Monica Mirror

Newspaper in Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica Mirror
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Mirror Media Group
PublisherThomas Montemer
EditorSam Catanzaro
FoundedMay 1999
Headquarters10680 W. Pico Blvde, Ste. 325
Los Angeles, California 90064
United States

The Santa Monica Mirror is a weekly community newspaper which covers Santa Monica, California. It circulates around 10,000 copies weekly according to their website. The Mirror focuses on local happenings, events, sports, and arts. The Mirror also has a daily updated site with all current and breaking news in Santa Monica and the local area. The paper's stories are written by local residents.[1][2]


The publication was founded by Michael Rosenthal, Peggy Clifford, Deborah Daly and Judy Swartz in 1999.[3] When Rosenthal died in 2009,[3] The Mirror was acquired by then Editor-In-Chief Thomas Montemer.[4]

In January 2012, Montemer launched The Santa Monica Beat, a video show averaging five minutes that has new episodes appear every Monday at 9 a.m. at The show alternates between covering current events, entertainment, local business, and youth. Each episode also includes a weekend sports wrap-up during the school year.

In May 2012, Montemer launched The Mirror's second show called The Seven Days Show, which is about three minutes in length, also on This show covers lifestyle-themed stories in Santa Monica and the surrounding region, including art gallery exhibitions, fashion news, happy hours, live music, and restaurant reviews. New episodes of The Seven Days Show appear every Thursday at 1 p.m.

In August 2013, Mirror Media Group, publisher of the Santa Monica Mirror and parent company of Direct Community Video, acquired the biweekly business publication The Century City News and monthly community publication Brentwood News. Montemer appointed Santa Monica Mirror Editor-In-Chief Brenton Garen to Mirror Media Group Executive Editor to oversee all editorial content for all three publications.

In July 2018, Sam Catanzaro was appointed to be the Editor-In-Chief of the Santa Monica Mirror, replacing Jennifer Eden.


  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ Publisher's Notebook: Inside RAND Archived 2011-12-20 at the Wayback Machine. RAND Corporation.
  3. ^ a b Hanatani, Melody (2009-09-12). "Publisher of local weekly paper dies". Santa Monica Daily Press. Retrieved 2023-11-18.
  4. ^ "Easygoing Tribune executive plans to focus on multimedia offerings". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2023-11-18.

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