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SM Pier Renovations Began On April 25 The Pier Renewal Project. Construction began April 25, 2013 and is expected to last approximately one year.
Santa Monica ... Observed
It was a tough start with a few runs against the team and a few throwing errors, however, Samo held their heads high and came back with 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th to tie it up, then Marissa Padilla hitting a walk off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 7th inning for the win. Photo by Wendy Perl.
Featured Articles - May 20 - 26, 2013
Don’t Ruin Santa Monica, say Residents
by Alyssa Erdley
At a community workshop on new development Monday evening, a standing-room-only crowd told the city, “Enough!” Speaker after speaker came to the microphone, asking the city to keep to the zoning standards of the Land Use and Circulation Elements plan and reject heights over the existing 84 feet limit. A few scattered voices favored heavier development, but they were outnumbered approximately twenty-to-one.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Charles Dickens’ opened in his 1859 novel ‘A Tale of Two Cities’. It could easily have characterized the series that decided the 2013 Ocean League baseball title ...
A high-stakes bidding war has erupted for St. John’s Health Center, a storied Santa Monica hospital, with a local billionaire teaming up with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on an unsolicited offer ...
Samohi Teams Host Playoff Openers
By virtue of winning the Ocean League the Santa Monica High baseball team will host a first round CIF playoff game on Thursday, May 16 at 3:15 pm against Knight High.
The Santa Monica High softball team, also Ocean League champions, will host the winner of a wild card game Thursday. The wild card games were played Tuesday.
Culver City’s softball team hosted Gabriello on Tuesday.
This Sunday, May 19th, more than 3,000 runners will toe the start line in Santa Monica for the eighth annual Santa Monica Classic. The event, which includes both a 5K and a 10K race, will once again support the conservation efforts of Heal the Bay ...