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Articles from the February 10, 2014 edition

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SM School Board Member Ben Allen, One Of 2 Joining State Senate Race

Sandra Fluke now has some Democratic competition in the race to fill the South Bay's seat in the state Senate. Ben Allen, a Santa Monica school board member, jumped into the race Monday, while Betsy B...

 

Santa Monica Targets Quake Safety

Santa Monica will become the first city in California to inspect concrete, steel and wood-frame buildings and require seismic retrofitting for those deemed vulnerable during a major earthquake. The...

 

Letter to the Editor regarding proposed "Safe Routes to School" changes to Michigan Avenue near Santa Monica High School:

Letter to the Editor regarding proposed "Safe Routes to School" changes to Michigan Avenue near Santa Monica High School: I have been involved with this project since then trying to see the traffic...

 

Sushi Chefs Plead Guilty To Serving Whale Meat

Two chefs who worked at a now-closed Santa Monica sushi restaurant pleaded guilty Tuesday to serving meat from federally protected Sei whales. Kiyoshiro Yamamoto and Susumu Ueda, who worked at the...

 

Missing Teen Found Alive

In its continued attempt to close Santa Monica (Calif.) Airport, the city Raven Paige Fergeson was last seen on February 3, 2014 at 6:30 a.m. when she left for school. She was found on Thursday...

 

City of SM Disappointed with Court Ruling on Lawsuit Against the FAA on Santa Monica Airport

A federal judge Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the City of Santa Monica, on grounds that the City filed it about half a century too late. The City had tried to argue it, and not the Federal...

 
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PICO YOUTH & FAMILY CENTER (PYFC) HOSTS 5th Annual ART FOR HEARTS Benefit

The work of more than 40 local artists will be featured in a silent auction to benefit youth services for local youth who receive support and essential programming at the Pico Youth & Family Center in Santa Monica. PYFC will host its 5th Annual Art...

 

Special Reading Coming to Douglas Theatre

Center Theatre Group welcomes the Latino Theater Company to the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a special reading of “Hope: Part II of A Mexican Trilogy” by Evelina Fernández on Satuurday, March 1 at 1 pm.. Developed with the Latino Theater Company...

 

Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medal Winner Cristina Ortiz To Make New West Symphony Debut

Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medal winner Cristina Ortiz will make her New West Symphony debut on the next 2013/2014 Masterpiece Series concert playing Momoprecoce by Heitor...

 
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BASKETBALL FOR THE REST OF US

BASKETBALL FOR THE REST OF US. For Adults. If you are not that great at basketball but want to play... THIS IS THE CLASSS FOR YOU. Play with people at your level. Tuesdays 7:15 to 8:15 PM 12 weeks...

 

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Assault on the Pier Santa Monica police say they arrested a man accused of hitting another man in the face at the Santa Monica Pier early Saturday morning. Lawmen report it happened on the 300 block...

 

What Might Have Been For UCLA Basketball

What If Wooden's Prized Assistant Had Stayed? John Wooden won 10 national championships as the UCLA basketball coach from 1964 to 1976, the greatest dynasty in the history of the sport. Since Wooden...

 

ABOUT LAST NIGHT

With love and lust filling the air this Valentine's weekend, what better way to celebrate than with a fresh and funny romantic comedy that I like to describe as "raunchy likeable vulgarity." Without...

 

Integrating Buses, Bikes and Rail

This week, the City hosted a series of workshops to discuss the integration of the Expo Light Rail Transit and Big Blue Bus systems "The service area of Big Blue Bus (BBB) is changing in ways that...

 
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Los Angeles Boat Show

The Los Angeles Boat Show took place in Marina Del Rey and the Los Angles Convention Center February 6-9. Organizers were happy with the event as they say the boating industry in on the rebound and...

 
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Breast Cancer Treatment Yoga Program Fundraiser

Maggie DiNome, MD, Director of the newly developed High-Risk Clinic at the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Saint John's Health Center, hosted a fundraiser with actress Kate Beckinsale and celebrity...

 

Simone at Blick Art Supplies

Simone spins the wheel for art supply prizes during a sale at Blick Art Supplies, on Ocean Park Blvd and Lincoln Blvd. "As an artist, I like to help people with what I like to do," she said. "I meet...

 

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