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Malibu Half Marathon and 5K runs across Zuma Beach Sunday

The eighth annual Malibu Half Marathon ran through Zuma Beach on Sunday, Nov. 6. A 5,000 meter fun run also had a few hundred entrants. About 2,500 runners ran the annual event, which organizers...

 

Why Are We On The Street? And What Would It Take to Change Us from Homeless to Housed

Are all of the homeless drug addicts, unwilling to work, and psychotic? This is some people's view of them. And who can blame local residents with losing patience--the homeless dominate public parks...

 

Channeling the Big Lebowski: A Visit to the Sheats-Goldstein Residence.

The Sheats-Goldstein Residence was built long ago but remains ahead of its time. Designed by noted architect John Lautner, it commands a view of the Los Angeles Skyline that it shares with other...

 

Jury Convicts Joseph Ramirez Perez, 21, of Second Degree Murder in Tongva Park

A 21 year old man has been convicted of stabbing another homeless man to death in Tongva Park, yards from City Hall and the Police Dept Headquarters, last year. "He hasn't been sentenced yet," said De...

 

Third Street Promenade Reopens After Pressure Cooker Determined to be No Threat

9/16/2019: Santa Monica Police evacuated the Third Street Promenade Monday night, after a witness said that an indigent person had left a pressure cooker in or near a trash can. The SMPD called in...

 

Man Escapes Nazis, Soviets, Comes to California, Sells Shmatas, Endows a Synagogue, Lives a Century

Editor's Note: Jack Nomberg died on September 5, 2019 at 101 years of age. We are reposting this story in his honor. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 9, at 2:00 pm at Hillside Memori...

 

Why did we take down our original story about the death of a ballplayer?

Those who know me, know that I am feeling my own mortality these days. It isn't just the wad of cotton that's taped to my face, as a result of my second surgery to remove a cancerous growth behind my...

 

Channeling Amelia Earhart: 99's Re-enact Powder Puff Derby, Flying from Santa Monica Airport

Twenty women pilots and others re-enacted a 1929 air race that began at the Santa Monica airport. In the original air-race, 20 female pilots took off from Santa Monica on August 18, 1929. The...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    August 25, 2019

Ambassadors of Reed Park Vow to Clean Up the Park and the Restrooms

Santa Monica Downtown Ambassadors vow that they will clean up Santa Monica's parks, one by one. They are already present by the bathrooms in Reed Park and Tongva Park. We spoke to George Caragea, the...

 

Local Starbucks Remodels Seem Aimed at Efficiency More than Comfort. Why is that?

Is Starbucks deliberately remodeling its local coffee bars to make them less friendly to homeless people? Some on social media think so. They have noticed that the doorways to Starbucks new doublewide...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    August 18, 2019

Protest at Santa Monica Pier Against Thirty Meter Telescope Planned for Mauna Kea

What participants described as a spontaneous protest against the University of Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope atop the worlds highest mountain, Mauna Kea, reached the Santa Monica Pier Sunday...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    July 22, 2019

Santa Monica's $39.5 billion in Assessed Real Estate Values Places in Third Among LA County Cities

According to the assessment roll from the LA County Assessor, Santa Monica's 25,000 or so assessor's parcels are collectively worth $39.5 billion. This places Santa Monica 3rd in the County of Los...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    July 10, 2019

Independence Day Earthquake Felt Throughout Westside, 6.4 preliminary measurement

An earthquake at 10:33 am PST on July 4 was felt from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and as far East as Las Vegas. The temblor went on for over a minute. It was felt throughout the Westside of Los...

 

DoorDash, Postmates and Uber Eats Have Emptied Local Restaurants, some staff say

Yogi Berra reportedly once said about a particular New York restaurant, "no one goes there anymore. You can never get a seat it's so crowded." The opposite is apparently true at some local eateries:...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 18, 2019

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,...

 
 By David Ganezer    Schools    June 10, 2019

Ann Whitley Receives Award for Excellence at Roosevelt Elementary School, as she retires after 31 years.

Ann Whitley taught at Roosevelt Elementary School starting 31 years ago, in 1988. This year, she retired. During that time, she team taught with several other teachers, including Angie Snow, Megan...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 10, 2019

Santa Monica Recycling Center Closes Due to National Recycling Crisis Caused by China's New Policy

The City of Santa Monica has announced that the Recycling Center located on Michigan Avenue, has closed. The announcement was made on the City's website. https://www.smgov.net/uplo...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    June 7, 2019

Super Expensive Proper Hotel to Open June 20th at 7th and Wilshire Blvd

The Santa Monica Proper Hotel says it will open June 20th. The new hotel wraps around the Santa Monica Professional Building at 710 Wilshire Boulevard. The landmark Professional Building built in...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 23, 2019

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...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 20, 2019

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...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    April 15, 2019

Downed Power Lines After Transformer Sparks Out at 11th Street and Idaho Ave in Santa Monica

4/14/2019: Idaho Avenue was closed and high voltage power lines lay on the ground in one Santa Monica neighborhood. The explosion and power outage began just before 10 am PST. "I saw flames bouncing a...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    March 29, 2019

Over 15,000 runners complete the 2019 Los Angeles marathon

10,000 runners completed the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday morning March 24, 2019. Security was tight and spectators were not allowed within one block of the finish line, probably to avoid a repeat...

 
 By David Ganezer    Sports    March 21, 2019

LA Marathon Runs to the Sea Sunday Morning, March 24 2019

The LA Marathon will wend it's way to the finish line at Ocean Avenue and the California Incline Sunday morning, March 24th. The starting pistol is at 7 am, so runners should start cross the line abou...

 
 By David Ganezer    Schools    March 4, 2019

SamoHi Wins LA Regional Science Bowl, Defeating UniHi and Arcadia High at JPL

This Saturday February 23, 2019 Santa Monica High Schools Ocean Science Bowl Team won the 20th Annual Los Angeles Regional Competition at JPL in Pasadena. "Team members included Ireland Neville, Ryan...

 

Video: #Geyser on #PCH as Truck Shears Fire Hydrant Early Wednesday Morning in Santa Monica

Pacific coast highway was closed in both directions in Santa Monica on Wednesday morning. Traffic accident just south of the California incline and caused a 200 foot Kaiser to appear above Palisades...

 

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