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Articles from the January 27, 2014 edition

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  • Council Cowardly Postpones Hines Vote

    Alyssa Erdley|Jan 27, 2014

    The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday made the predictable move of voting to postpone deciding the fate of the much-opposed Hines mixed-use "Bergamot Transit Village" project at 26th Street and Olympic Boulevard, the site of the old Papermate factory. At 767,000 square feet, more than half of which would be devoted to commercial use, the mammoth development has attracted widespread opposition from Santa Monica citizens. High on the list of concerns is the prospect of a substantial increase...

  • Many Expected to Vie for Waxman's Seat

    Jan 27, 2014

    The sudden retirement of Rep. Henry A. Waxman set off a land rush Thursday of politicians and other prospects eyeing an exceedingly rare shot at an open congressional seat in one of the most affluent, strongly Democratic redoubts in the country. By the end of the day, amid all the pent-up ambition, there was one declared candidate — former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel — and more than half a dozen others considering a bid to replace Waxman in what could be an expensive, crowded and highly competitive free-for-all. “This is the type of se...

  • City Calls for Voluntary 20% Water Use Reduction

    Jan 27, 2014

    A Water Shortage Advisory calling for voluntary conservation was declared by the City Council in 2009 in response to the drought. The Advisory is still in effect. Today City Officials are asking residents and businesses to voluntarily reduce water use 20% from 2013 usage in an effort for the community to become water self-sufficient and avoid a drought induced water crisis and mandatory water restrictions. "With the driest year in recorded history and the second drought in five-years to be...

  • Tongva Park And Ken Genser Square Selected As "Frontline Parks" By City Parks Alliance

    Jan 27, 2014

    Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square located in Santa Monica, CA, have been named "Frontline Parks" by the national urban park advocacy organization City Parks Alliance. Each month, City Parks Alliance recognizes a "Frontline Park" to promote and highlight inspiring examples of urban park excellence, innovation, and stewardship across the country. The program also seeks to highlight examples of the challenges facing our cities' parks as a result of shrinking municipal budgets, land use pressures,...

  • Sony's SM Studio Moving to Playa Vista

    Jan 27, 2014

    Sony’s Santa Monica studio, best known for the God of War series, is planning to up sticks and move down the coast to the Playa Vista area. The studio is one of Sony’s most successful video game subsidiaries, which not only develops its own IP, but also helps to fund and provide support for third-party titles on PlayStation consoles. Now the company is leaving its headquarters in Santa Monica and moving into a larger facility in Playa Vista called The Reserve, where many big-name companies already reside, such as the YouTube team. The move wil...

  • Master Chorale Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Steven Lieberman|Jan 27, 2014

    The Los Angeles Master Chorale, a cultural icon heralded around the globe for its exceptional artistry, pulled out the stops for their 50th anniversary weekend celebration. The program featured two performances of Bach’s B Minor Mass - the choral masterpiece that founding music director Roger Wagner inaugurated in 1965 at the just-opened Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Chorale’s home for 37 years. This time, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the residence of the Master Chorale since 2003, was the venue where the composition – considered one of the g...


    Antje Weser|Jan 27, 2014

    Hit and Run in Santa Monica Santa Monica: A teenager from Santa Monica is sent to the hospital in critical condition after being struck by a car and now police need the public's help finding the person responsible. Police say the incident happened on January 21 at the 2300 block of San Vicente at 10 till 11 at night. They say the preliminary investigation revealed that the driver was heading east bound on San Vicente in the number two lane and the 17-yaer-old was jogging eastbound near the...

  • Clippers Make Drive Toward The Top

    Mitch Chortkoff|Jan 27, 2014

    The most interesting part of the remaining NBA regular season games involve teams driving toward favorable playoff position. There’s a big difference between having home court advantage and not having it. There’s a big difference from playing a powerhouse opponent right away or getting a series first to work your way in. I’ve traveled with great Laker teams with players who understood this. Shaquille O’Neal used to emphasize to me the Lakers had to finish in the top four to get a home court e...

  • Ducks Win Dodger Stadium Hockey Spectacle

    Steven Lieberman|Jan 27, 2014

    The NHL's 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series made a stop at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night which featured the Southland rival Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks in the first-ever regular season outdoor hockey game in league history on the West Coast. Even though the Ducks shut out the Kings 3-0 in front of a sellout crowd of 54,099, it was the experience that mattered most. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman summed it up best after the historic game when he said "hockey in California won this game."...


    debbie lynn elias|Jan 27, 2014

    Take one look at the purity of a magically light, bright and ethereal fountain scene in AT MIDDLETON and you immediately know how love feels, or should feel; how bliss and joy feel, or should feel. Take one look at Andy Garcia's face in the car or hear the sweet sadness in his voice as his character George and son Conrad "take the long way home" so the beauty of a day can linger a bit longer and that also tells you not only how love and bliss feel, but also heartbreak. One look at the wisp of...


    Christine Peake|Jan 27, 2014

    Tell us about your brand, Margaret Rowe Couture Jewelry? My jewelry evokes a vintage fashion statement with a modern silhouette bringing out an electric, star-power look. The line captures the seduction of film noir and the glamour of Hollywood's Golden Age. My collections are an intersection of art and fashion. Who is the woman that wears Margaret Rowe? Stylish contemporaries Jennifer Lopez and Heidi Klum own my pieces and capture the celebrity essence of the woman who wears Margaret Rowe. My...

  • Venice Art Reception to Feature Two Long-Time Local Artists

    Jan 27, 2014

    The Venice Arts Council presents a joint artist reception for Photographer Margaret Molloy and Painter Frank Strasser. The Happy Hour Reception will be held: Sunday, February 9, 2014, 4-6pm at Hama Sushi: 213 Windward Avenue, Venice CA 90291 (310) 396-8783. A portion of the proceeds from art sales will benefit the Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker. The "VJAMM" Committee plans to erect a memorial to honor Venice-area Americans of Japanese descent imprisoned during WWII. A native of Ireland...