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Articles from the January 5, 2015 edition

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Fire Burns above Shop on Wilshire and Lincoln

On January 5, at 3:55 pm the Santa Monica Fire Department responded to reports of a possible structure fire in a residential/commercial structure at 815 Wilshire Blvd. Upon arrival, crews observed lig...

 

Repaving the City's Alleys

Brian from All American Asphalt, reports that SantaMonica is paying his company about $20,000 a block to do six alleys in Santa Monica He says they're adjusting the manhole covers today, and they...

 

Bess Myerson dead: First Jewish Miss America was 90

Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America and a New York political force until a series of scandals dubbed the "Bess Mess" forced her into obscurity, has died. She was 90. Myerson died Dec. 14 at he...

 

Local News Briefs

Man Surrenders in WLA After Standoff A man who barricaded himself overnight in his West Los Angeles apartment after firing shots into the air has surrendered, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman said Sunday. Officer James Richter said the man,...

 

Council President George Christopher Thomas To Run For Assembly Delegate This January

"I am running for Assembly Delegate in the 50th District to bring progressive and forward thinking ideas to the California Democratic Party and our state convention. As a lifelong Democrat, I believe...

 
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SANTA MONICA DEMOCRATS TO PRESENT- ELECTION AFTERMATH: WHERE TO FROM HERE?

The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a panel discussion on the election results. Special focus will be on “where to from here?” A panel of community activists and elected officials will analyze the results with thoughtful predictions and...

 
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ORCHESTRA SANTA MONICA JANUARY 18, 2015 CONCERT "HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMADEUS" (a few days early)

Orchestra Santa Monica celebrates its move to the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica's New Roads School by presenting an All-Mozart concert on January 18 - a few days before the composer's birthday. The...

 
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New West Symphony Masterpiece Series Concert to Feature Tasty Italian Musical Feast With a Saucy Touch of Jazz

The New West Symphony's principal viola Lauren Chipman will make her solo debut with the orchestra on the third Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony's 20th Anniversary Season. Her debut will...

 
 By Christine Peake    Events   

SPECIAL EVENT ON JANUARY 17: A UNIQUE THEATRICAL DOUBLE FEATURE: "DUTCHMAN" AND "TRAIN TO ZAKOPANE" AT EDGEMAR CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Edgemar Center for the Arts in excited to present a unique and special evening consisting of a critically acclaimed play and a staged reading exploring the bigotry of racism and anti-Semitism,...

 
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Portraits, an Exhibition of Celebrity Photographs by Robert G. Zuckerman, Opens January 18 at Edgemar Center The Arts

Will Smith calls him "Picasso." Arnold Schwarzenegger called him "the best photographer I have ever worked with." Robert G. Zuckerman has created photography to publicize television series (American...

 
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Freddie Manseau: Exhibition Opening Reception At Emeritus College Jan. 15

The Santa Monica College Emeritus Art Gallery is once again open and pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of representational work by contemporary California artist Freddie Manseau. The...

 
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EVENTS CALENDAR

Happy Birthday Marion! January 11, 11am-2pm On Sunday, January 11, Santa Monica Conservancy docents turn the spotlight on Marion Davies: actress, philanthropist, famed party hostess and mistress of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. The event...

 

Who's Best? Oregon Or Ohio State?

For many years the Pac-10 champion and Big Ten champion capped a football season by playing in the Rose Bowl game. This time the conference's best teams, Oregon and Ohio State, will also cap a...

 

Decisions Awaited For UCLA Football Next Season

Just like USC, UCLA concluded its 2014 football season with a bowl victory. Oh, it wasn't on a par with Oregon's season, and there's no arguing that the Ducks were the Pac-12's best team. But it sure...

 

Hilarious Hollywood

So much and yet so little happened in the year 2014. Surprisingly, gluten bored and angered me enough to change dining friends (yes I literally gave up the bores so I can eat bread in peace, Jesus...

 

THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT

A thoughtful film that places the past and its lingering effects on the present as told through feuding Appalachian families who can't or don't want to move forward in a 1970's backwoods North Carolin...

 

Local Skater Will Compete in 2015 United States Figure Skating Championships

Gia Kokotakis, a resident of Santa Monica since birth, will compete in the 2015 United States Figure Skating Championships in the Intermediate Ladies Event in Greensboro, North Carolina, January...

 

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