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Stella the boxer is breathing again thanks to the Santa Monica Fire Department and oxygen masks donated by Christina Selter, the Pet Safety Lady, and Bark Buckle UP’s Bark 10-4 campaign. The campaign raises funds to provide pet oxygen masks to emrgency services rescuers throughout the country. The Fire Department received a PETA award for their actions. PETA encourages all animal guardians to place a sign on doors or windows to alert rescue workers to the presence of dogs and cats. Photo: Facebook
Featured Articles - September 23 - 29, 2013
Firefighters responded to a plane crash with fire at Santa Monica Airport Sunday.
Santa Monica firefighters responded to the 3000 block of Donald Douglas Loop around 6:22 p.m. following reports of an aircraft incident.
Ian Gregor of the FAA said a twin-engine Cessna Citation went off the right side of the runway after landing.
No information on the number of people on board or their conditions has been released.
Smoke was visible from surrounding areas including Venice.
On Sept. 28 2013, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., Santa Monica will host the third iteration of Glow, the city’s signature cultural event and the nation’s only nighttime arts celebration focused exclusively on original artwork. Inspired originally by Paris’ Nuit Blanche, Glow has commissioned 15 site-specific, interactive art projects to activate Santa Monica’s iconic pier and beach – a unique location where the natural majesty of the Pacific Ocean and cutting-edge urbanism meet. For a single night, the heart of Santa Monica will be transformed into a massive outdoor museum, where art exists not just to be seen, but to be experienced . . .
• Oct. 3: “Sharks: Turning Fear Into Hope,” by Jessica Cramp, program manager for the Pacific Islands Conservation Institute (PICI). She will discuss the plight of the shark in today’s world, and the Institute’s work with the largest contiguous sanctuary in the world for sharks, skates, and rayS.
Sept. 27 – The Day the Earth Stood Still, Robert Wise’s 1951 classic science fiction film about how fear blinds the world to the offerings of peace and security from a space alien; starring Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal. 6:30 p.m. in Room 165 of the SMC Humanities & Social Science building, 1900 Pico Blvd.
Legendary independent bookstore Skylight Books (www.skylightbooks.com; 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles) will host an intimate reading by comedy writer Andrew Nicholls (“The Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Neutron”), funny-political provocateur g.c. cunningham, and Ryan Ridge (Hunters and Gamblers) – on Friday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m.
City workers rest in the shade in newly opened Tongva Park. Named after an American Indian tribe and located between city hall and the pier, it is Santa Monica’s newest park.