It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...
Members of the Red Hat Society "strut their stuff" in two piece bikini t-shirts at the Santa Monica Pier on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The Red Hat Society (RHS) is an international social organization originally founded in 1998 in the United States for women age 50 and beyond, but now open to women of all ages. As of 2011, there were over 40,000 chapters in the United States and 30 other countries.
Athletes run south on Barnard Way during the 8th Annual Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K on Sunday, May 19, 2013. More than 3,000 people participated in the Santa Monica Classic which raised money and awareness for Heal the Bay, an organization that keeps coastal waters safe and clean in Southern California.
Beverly Hills Police K9 Officer Adams and his police dog Aedan, 3, visits with people during the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association's annual Police K-9 Demonstration & Educational Public Safety Fair at Santa Monica College on Saturday May 18, 2013.
Santa Monica College Assistant Coach for Women's Basketball, Ivano Newbill, golfs during the second annual SMC Golf Classic at Westchester Golf Course on Friday May 17, 2013. Newbill played in the NBA for a number of seasons.
Santa Monica College Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach Dr. Steven Contarsy putts during the second annual Santa Monica College Golf Classic at Westchester Golf Course on Friday May 17, 2013.
Crew from John S. Meek Company, Inc. work on the trestle at the Santa Monica Pier on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The year long-$8.2 million Pier Replacement Project consists of a complete demolition and reconstruction of a 360-foot long by 36-foot wide section of the Municipal Pier from the high tide line to the westerly concrete pier constructed in the late 1980s. The existing Municipal Pier in this area was constructed of timber in the 1920s. A Pier infrastructure assessment study concluded that this section is in need of complete replacement. The pier will remain open for the entire time of construction.
The California Heritage Museum is currently exhibiting Navajo Textiles Wearing Blankets and Rugs. During the 19th century, the Native Americans of the Southwest used colorful handwoven wool textiles as clothing, cloaks, baby wraps, bedding, furnishings, saddle blankets and trade goods. Featuring 50 blankets made between 1860 and 1960, Navajo Textiles highlights the powerful aesthetics and graphic design trends that characterize the five periods of Navajo weaving. Additionally, the exhibition emphasizes the Navajo blanket weaving process including the materials, functions and design motifs. This exhibition was curated by Tobi Smith, Executive Director of the California Heritage Museum from the Mark and Jan Hilbert Collection. The California Heritage Museum is open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.