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SMMUSD Students who Vandalized John Muir, SMASH School Identified by Police

John Muir and SMASH parents were aghast last weekend to receive an e mail from SMMUSD Superintendent Ben Drati, informing them that their schools had been vandalized. The initial e mail carried...

Ivan Golunov Freed by Moscow Police, Journalist Allegedly Framed and Beaten by Police

Moscow (dpa) - Russian journalist Ivan Golunov has vowed to continue his investigative pieces after being released from detention. Dozens of people turned out to greet Golunov, 36, in Moscow after...

A Devout Muslim Advocates for Gender Equality, Freedom of Conscience and Expression. And People Hate Him

Normally, there is one security guard standing outside the door of Kehillat Ma'arav Synagogue in Santa Monica. For this Sunday morning lecture, however, there were two guards. The reason: the speaker...

Article 34: California Voters to Decide Against their Right to Decide

A bill proposed by Santa Monica's State Senator Ben Allen would repeal Article 34 of the California State Constitution. On June 4, Allen's bill was approved unanimously by the California State...

Shake Shack In, Panera Bread, FedEx/Kinko's Out

East Coast burger-meisters Shake Shack will open a Santa Monica location in the former Panera Bread location at 5th Street and Wilshire Blvd, which is a sigh of relief. At least in this location,...

Oh the Places You'll Go: 670 seniors graduate at Samohi

With shouts of "19" echoing across the stage, the Santa Monica High School Class of 2019 flipped their tassels from right to left and exuberantly took their final steps as high school students. This...

Carousel of Time: LGBTQ Prom on the Pier Was A lot of Fun for all

Despite the fact that the United Methodist Church nationally is in limbo about the LGBTQ community, the Church in Ocean Park sponsored its 8th dance for this community last Saturday night. The City...

Uber Air Taxis Take to the Skies Above Los Angeles, Dallas, Melbourne

Canberra (dpa) - Ride-hailing app Uber said Wednesday it will begin trialling its air taxi service in Australia's second-largest city next year. Melbourne will be third city in the world, after...

The Times, They Are A-Changing: Love is in the Air, and Music Returns to Protest Lyrics

(tca/dpa) - Is there a formula that explains artistic expression in hard times? Fear and anxiety equal urgent music? "Music comes and goes in cycles," Mike Watt, bassist of the groundbreaking...

Break-In at 19th Street and Washington at 1:30 am Disturbs Three Women

Three women who live at 19th Street and Washington told Santa Monica Police that a man was living in their laundry room, and eventually broke into their apartment early Thursday morning, 6/13/2019....

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