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SM Sues Feds to Take Control of Airport

The city of Santa Monica sued the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday in an effort to clarify ownership and control of its municipal airport, the future of which is being debated by city...

Metro Moves Closer To Connecting SM, Culver

Last weekend Phase Two 0f the Expo Line (Santa Monica) was being connected to Phase One (Culver City). As the electrical components were being tied together the day grew closer to riders being able...

E-Cigarette Ban Goes into Effect

Santa Monica became the latest smoke-free Southern California city Thursday as its ban on e-cigarettes went into effect. The ban restricts e-cigarettes from any place regular cigarettes are not...

Local News Briefs

10Th Annual SM International Teen Film Festival Call for Submissions! Santa Monica, California. The Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 10th annual festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 6th...

Publisher's Column

City Hall will be closed tight as a drum on Christmas, New Years, and especially MLK Day. However, the City's trash collectors continued to work on Veteran's Day. So did those denizens of the...

LETTERS

Editor: Publisher David Ganezer’s column in the November 3 – 9, 2024, edition was unique (I think). I am not a regular reader of the Observer so don’t know if his column is published often and this is his usual style. However, I was puzzled...

How Uber Is Changing Night Life in Los Angeles

When Ryan O'Connell, 28, moved here from New York last year, he didn't want a car. "I've always been so scared of driving," he said. "I feel like I would be a bad driver." Normally, that would be a...

Fall For Sonoma

Sonoma Wine Garden, with its large outdoor patio and breathtaking ocean and sunset views, Sonoma Wine Garden, has been a hit with customers since its opening in August 2010, and its large wine...

New NBA Season Brings Early Surprises

The NBA season began only two weeks ago but already there have been numerous surprises. The biggest one is the Cleveland Cavaliers' 1-3 start and apparent friction between LeBron James and the...

Father Of Laker Ellington Shot To Death

The father of Laker guard Wayne Ellington was shot to death in a car in Philadelphia last week. Ellington has been granted a leave from the team. “He needs time to grieve and he’ll be welcomed...

USC, UCLA Football Fans Invited to Tailgate Luncheon

Fans of both USC and UCLA football teams are welcome to attend the Culver City Rotary and Exchange Club’s annual tailgate luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The site will be the Elks Lodge, 11160 Washington Place. Football players and cheerleaders...

Samohi Football

Friday, November 7: Santa Monica was winning at the half by 14-3, but lost the game 17-14 to El Segundo. photos by Ralph...

Internatiaonal Education Week at SMC Features Talk by Zahra Ismail

Santa Monica College is pleased to celebrate International Education Week with a special guest lecture by Zahra Ismail on "Working Together to Support Civilians Affected by Violent Conflict." The...

Viking Fund Luncheon and Shopping Boutique

The second annual Viking Fund luncheon and shopping boutique will be held on Saturday, November 15th, at The Olympic Collection. Tickets may be purchased on the SAMOHI homepage by clicking on the banner at the top. Your donation, which benefits...

Saint John's Health Center Foundation And Irene Dunne Guild Honorees

The Irene Dunne Guild in partnership with the Saint John's Health Center Foundation, hosted the 2014 Caritas Gala October 25th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills. The annual black-tie...

Santa Monica Hosts 2nd Repair Café

If it’s broke, fix it! Come to the City of Santa Monica’s Repair Café at 1450 Ocean on Saturday, December 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to learn how to fix common household items. Experienced volunteers, known as “Fixers” will be there to...

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents Israel's Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Rami Be'er, Artistic Director) for three performances only, November 19 through 21, 2014 in the...

"Pen & Brush" Opening Reception & Reading at SMC Photography Gallery Nov. 21

Emeritus College is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 launch of "Pen & Brush," a journal of original art and writing created by Emeritus College students in the writing class taught by Monona...

THAI NIGHT 2014

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi presided over Thai Night 2014, a pre-American Film Market gala event for film professionals from Thailand and Hollywood....

Hollywood Costume with Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Santa Monica, California – Join us as Oscar-nominated costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis discusses Hollywood Costume with guest moderator Frank DeCaro on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King,...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Winterlit in Downtown Santa Monica November 1 - January 22 Various dates and times Every year Santa Monica hosts a series of holiday events and activities that light up Downtown, bringing a festive holiday spirit to this idyllic seaside city. In...

MOVIE REVIEW: BEYOND THE LIGHTS • THE HOMESMAN

There's nothing quite like the blend of good storytelling, great performances and a powerful emotional journey all skillfully woven together with a solid singular vision of a strong director to make...

 
 
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