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Articles from the July 7, 2014 edition

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 By Katie Wilmshurst    News    July 7, 2014

New Ballot Measures Swallow Up Airport Discussions

The City Council's consideration to put forward a ballot measure that would lessen the restrictions of council's power to control Santa Monica airport is being overshadowed by two new companion...

 
 By Katie Wilmshurst    News    July 7, 2014

Petition Wars Over Santa Monica Pony Rides

In the words of animal rights figurehead Cesar Chavez, " we know we cannot be kind to animals until we stop exploiting them". However, disputes are rising as to where the line can be drawn between...

 

Samohi English Teacher Berkeley Blatz Announces Retirement After 41 Years

After a 41-year career at Santa Monica High School, English teacher Berkeley Blatz announced his retirement on June 10. He lists a lack of energy and new curriculum ideas, as well as the fight...

 

Local News Briefs

Gruber Grubbing for Council Former local newspaper Columnist Frank Gruber announced Wednesday that he will run for City Council in November. Gruber is known as an organizer of Airport2Park, anorganization seeking to shut down the airport. On his...

 

CITY COUNCIL TO SANTA MONICA VOTERS:"DROP DEAD"

Competing initiative seeks to keep voters silent and ensure business as usual for any redevelopment scheme. Upset with the idea of voters being consulted before any decisions to close and redevelop the 227 acre Santa Monica Airport can be taken, the...

 

Donation to the Boys & Girls Club

June 27, 2014, Verizon FiOS Southern California dedicated a $2,500 donation and volunteer efforts to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica during their "Summer Fun Day" to celebrate Verizon's...

 

Two Charged in Contractor Scam Targeting Elderly

An unlicensed pest exterminator and an unlicensed air-quality contractor have been charged with working together to scam elderly victims throughout the Los Angeles area, the Los Angeles County...

 

SMC STAGES "BARK!"

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is pleased to present "BARK!" July 25-Aug. 3 at the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. "BARK!" reveals a...

 

'Princesses and Pirates' Brings Pop, Family Fun to the Stage

Starting the weekend of July 18, families are going to be able to experience the exciting combination of folklore, pop music and live audience sing-alongs. Lythgoe Family Productions, along with The...

 

SM Based Veggie Grill Launches Summer Menu

Veggie Grill, the leading fast-casual restaurant concept that celebrates veggies in innovative ways, today announced the launch of nine new summer menu items. New dishes incorporate fresh...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: AFFLUENZA and BOYHOOD

It's a big weekend at the Los Angeles area box office with an eclectic group of indie gems shining brightly amidst some lingering tentpoles and expanding winners like "Snowpiercer" and "Deliver Us...

 

Hilarious Hollywood

The theme is BALLS for this week. Robin Thicke was recently interviewed and questioned regarding his much-publicized soppy cringe inducing tributes to his wife. The alleged (caught in the act) cheatin...

 

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