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SMFD Rescues Homeless Person Who Falls From Palisades Park at 1:30 am Tuesday

4/16/19: Santa Monica Fire Department says it rescued a homeless man who fell down the bluffs at 270 Palisades Beach Rd, and was trapped approximately 100 feet down the cliff. The SMFD had 4 engine...

SamoHi Places Second in the National Ocean Science Bowl Finals in Washington DC

On April 14, 2019 Santa Monica High School placed second in the 22nd Annual National Ocean Science Bowl Finals. The finals carried the theme "Observe the Ocean; Secure the Future" in Washington DC....

Venice Homeless Shelter Approved at MTA Bus Yard on Main Street and Sunset Avenue

A Venice neighborhood group has initiated a legal fight against plans by the City of Los Angeles to erect a 154-bed homeless shelter on a former Metro bus yard, a few blocks from the beach. The...

Roofer or Welder Starts Fire at Notre Dame de Paris, Building Seems Intact, but Heavily Damages

A fire linked to renovation work of the 870 year old Catholic cathedral, broke out after a welder applied a blowtorch to lead paneling sitting on dry wood. "Repairs to the lead roof required welding...

SMPD Officer Drowns While on Vacation in Kauai, Santa Monica Police Dept. Says

Santa Monica Police Officer Rashad Riley died on Friday, April 12 while swimming in the waters off the Hawaiian island of Kauai, writes Public Information Officer Lt. Rudy Flores. The release dated...

Santa Monica High School Choir Performed at Notre Dame de Paris 3 Days Before Fire

4/15/2019: Santa Monica High School Choir performed at Notre Dame de Paris on Friday April 12, 2019, just 60 hours before a great fire that heavily damaged the cathedral. They may have been the last...

As Legislature Tries to Stuff More Housing Down the Throats of Cities, California Just Says No

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to oppose a proposed bill in the California State Senate, SB 50, which would offer waivers and other encouragements to housing built close to urban...

My Brother Dimitri C. Kemitch is missing. Have You Seen Him?

Hi Dear Editor, This is a recent picture of my brother, Dimitri C. Kemitch. His last known address was Orion St in Van Nuys. We last spoke on October 21,2018. We had a fight and he hung up on me. I...

Don't Panic, It's Organic at Kreation Organic Kafe in Brentwood

By Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny Don't panic, it's organic!!! A few weeks ago Edible Skinny was lucky enough to have a AB FAB meal at the AWESOME Kreation Organic Kafe in Brentwood. Dining with the...

12 Angry Women Register Voters in 60 Cities, Following Dramatic Reading of Play

Last weekend, over 60 US Cities hosted readings from the play "12 Angry Men," performed "by 12 impassioned women!" Says the group's website, 12000voices.com. In 1954 Reginald Rose wrote a...

Exploring the Jewish Musical Legacy at the Braid Theater

The Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) Presented Bravissima! Jewish Women in Music last Sunday. The event included a Celebrated Flutist, Emmy-Winning Composer and Internationally Renowned Conductor . The...

Non-Denominational Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 21 at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village

I'd like to invite members of our community to celebrate Easter at our non-denominational Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 21. We will gather in the gardens at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village...

India Votes for Prime Minister This Thursday. The World Should Pay More Attention

In a couple of days, will take place the largest democratic exercise on the planet. India will be voting in its parliamentary general election. In a country of 1.3 BILLION people, a whopping 900...

How Your Favorite Star Wars Character Has Been Altered By The Mandela Effect

"Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them."--Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars is one of the most beloved of franchises. Fanboys (and Fangirls) still flock to watch and rewatch these movies forty plus...

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