1. Providence Health & Services has reached an agreement to take over Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. Pending regulatory and other approvals, Providence Southern California, a unit Providence Health & Services of Renton, Wash., will assume ownership and day-to-day management of the 234-bed hospital from SCL Health System, which is based in Denver. Read the full story on the Los Angeles Business Journal.
2. Santa Monica Seafood now stocks Open Blue cobia. According to Santa Monica Seafood, cobia is rich in omega-3s and it is extremely versatile; it can be eaten raw as sushi, sashimi or ceviche or it can be grilled, broiled, pan-seared or barbecued. Read more here.
3. Santa Monica’s Busby’s West at 3110 Santa Monica Blvd. has made Los Angeles
magazine’s list of best places to watch football. If you’re a Buffalo Bills supporter then you have to head to Busby’s West,
where the owner (who grew up in Buffalo) serves – what else - Buffalo chicken wings. Click
here to see which other bars made the cut.
4. Happy 80th Birthday to Santa Monica’s Georgian Hotel – aka - "The First Lady of the Santa Monica Coast." The hotel will host a fundraiser on Oct. 16 for the Santa Monica Conservancy.
5. Did you know today is National Cheeseburger Day? There are several theories on how the cheeseburger was founded. One is that Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented it in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, “The Rite Spot”. During an experiment, he dropped a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.