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Articles from the April 21, 2017 edition

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 By Grace Smith    Schools    April 21, 2017

SMC Student Film Accepted into the American Pavilion at Cannes

Santa Monica College (SMC) says that "Spaghetti Romance"-a short film written and directed by SMC student Carrie Finklea-has been accepted into The 20th American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase...

 
 By Zane    Lifestyle    April 21, 2017

Angels Wings Foundation and Royal Thai Consulate of Los Angeles Launch a Community of Thai Scholars

In an inspiring effort to provide financial assistance for Thai high schoolers in the greater Los Angeles area, the Angels Wings Foundation is awarding up to $240,000 in scholarships to 24 rising...

 

Hundred Year Old Santa Monica Pier Seeks Volunteer Docents

Santa Monica, CA – Imagine how cool it would be walk along the historic Santa Monica Pier with someone who can tell you what happened where, who made it happen and what made the Pier so fascinating...

 

Flamboyant Cuttlefish and the Eternal Mystery of the Pipefish at UCSD's Birch Aquarium

If you haven't seen a flamboyant cuttlefish before, picture this: a plushy purple almond of about three inches long, abutted at one end with a set of ten lacy wire appendages, one or two of which seem...

 
 By Zane    Science    April 21, 2017

A Time Capsule Associated With Jules Verne Has Been Discovered in the French Pyrenees

A multidisciplinary team of archaeologists and historians from the Paris Descartes University and The Explorers Club NYC have made an extraordinary discovery close to the French Pyrenees in the...

 
 By SMGOV    Movies    April 21, 2017

Mark of Zorro Found at Santa Monica Public Library

Santa Monica Public Library presents a screening of the 1920 silent classic, The Mark of Zorro, with a live musical score performed by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble, on Thursday, April 27, 2017...

 
 By Stan Greene    Politics    April 21, 2017

How to get into Stanford With a 3.0 GPA, and 400 on the SAT: Write #BlackLivesMatter 100 Times

When Ziad Ahmed faced his college applications to Stanford University, California's most prestigious private college, he gave the perfect answer for today's politically correct admission committee....

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 21, 2017

Saint Monica's Catholic Church and other local Churches Celebrate Easter.

Monsignor Torgerson lead an over flow crow of parishoners in prayer at Saint Monica's Catholic Church North of Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica on Sunday morning, April 16th. The main church holds...

 

If Your SMMUSD Kids Have Norovirus, Please Keep Them Home, Says District

The Santa Monica Unified School District says it's hopeful they're past Norovirus. The school has sent home a letter to parents saying what measure's it's taken to get past the outbreak of the...

 
 By Ron Irwin    Lifestyle    April 21, 2017

Fiery Kimchi is the Reason Okinawans Live a Full Century

A while ago I reported on the glorious fact that the good people of Okinawa on average live beyond 100 years. To the best of known statistics that makes the Okinawans the longest living group of...

 

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