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John Deasy Resigns as LAUSD Chief

Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy resigned as head of the nation’s second-largest school system after failing to overcome technological problems, clashing with the teachers union and losing allies on the school board. The resignation...

SM Bans E-Cigarettes in Most Pubilc Spaces

Santa Monica became the latest city to strictly regulate where e-cigarettes can be smoked, banning their use in most public places. On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to enact tough restrictions on the devices, essentially treating them...

Local News Briefs

Homeless Man Breaks Into Van Santa Monica police arrested a homeless man whom they allege was breaking into a van today. Just after 10 PM, the SMPD sent officers in respondse to a report of vehicle burglary in progress in the 2200 block of Third...

Statement from Sandra Fluke

I’m thrilled to be running for the State Senate in such an incredible district, which includes Santa Monica and other iconic neighborhoods like West Hollywood, Venice and the Beach Cities, a district that I’ve called home for seven years....

LETTERs

Dear Editor, In the Oct. 6-12 issue of the Observer there was a first page article in reference to Mayor Pam O’Connor and alleged campaign law violations. In Ms. O’Connor’s reply she states that she is a single working woman and she does not...

Lakers Bring Back Their Tradition With Scott

On the day Byron Scott became the new coach of the Lakers this summer three surprise guests attended the press conference. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson and Jamaal Wilkes were there to support...

Champion Kings Lose Season Opener

It was a big day for the Los Angeles Kings last Wednesday. They opened up the 2014-15 NHL season, received their long-awaited championship rings the day before, and finally got to raise their second Stanley Cup championship banner to the rafters at...

Dodgers Hire Friedman, Demote Colletti

When the Dodgers were quickly eliminated from the current playoffs it was likely a major change was coming. It was a matter of who would be replaced by new owners who expect their big spending to...

Samohi Does Well at XC Invite

Despite the crazy heat - SAMO XC did very well at the PV invite October 4. They brought home five team plaques- Anya Sturm and Lucas Jackson had the fastest SAMO times and ran well against tough...

SMC Organizes Resource Fair Around Great California Shakeout

Faculty, staff and students at Santa Monica College joined over 10 million participants across California in the Great California ShakeOut – the world's largest earthquake drill – at 10:16 a.m....

Sunday Music @ Bergamot / Bergamot Jazz Sunday

Sunday the 19th of October Robert Berman Gallery (Gallery B7 at Bergamot Station) will be hosting live jazz fusion, instrumental, and original music performed by local artists between 2 and 6pm! We...

SM Farmer's Market Family Halloween Events

No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating – Santa Monica Farmers Market - October 18, 9-1 p.m. at Pico Farmers Market, Virginia Avenue Park - October 19, 10-1 p.m. at 2640 Main Street Farmers Market Pick a pumpkin to decorate the safe way. All You Can Carry...

CULTIVATE LA : Chefs Support Foster Youth

On Saturday October 11th, Zoe Nathan of Santa Monica restaurants Huckleberry Bakery & Café, Rustic Canyon, Milo & Olive, and Sweet Rose Creamery held a book signing for her new cookbook at...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Front Porch Cinema at the Santa Monica Pier October 3 - 24, Fridays Music starts at 6pm; Film starts at 7:30pm Unwind on the front porch of California after a long week. We’ve got films, food, drinks and fun each Friday night this Fall. Oh, and...

The Food Event

Los Angeles magazine will present its much anticipated annual culinary extravaganza The Food Event for the ninth year on Sunday, October 19 from 2 – 5 pm in the vineyards of Saddlerock Ranch, home ...

MOVIE REVIEW: THE BEST OF ME

Nicholas Sparks. At the mere mention of his name, images of love, romance, peaceful serenity, his beloved Carolina coastline, among others, all vividly spring to mind. So does the idea of second...

 
 
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