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Articles from the February 17, 2014 edition

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  • Wendy Gruel Says "I'm Ahead" in Congressional Race

    Feb 17, 2014

    A poll commissioned by Wendy Greuel’s congressional campaign reportedly shows that she leads Torrance Democrat Ted Lieu by 8 percentage points in a five-way race to succeed Rep. Henry Waxman in Congress. But the primary election in the 33rd Congressional District is nearly four months away, and representatives for most of Greuel’s opponents either say they believe it is too early to predict how the race will go, or that they’re not concerned with the numbers reported by the opposing campaign. According to a memo circulated by Greuel’s campaig...

  • Fullerton Woman Arrested in PCH Hit n Run

    Feb 17, 2014

    A 73-year-old Fullerton woman has been arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run in connection with a crash that severely injured a pedestrian as he walked across Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades. Anna Soon Ma was arrested Monday on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, but was released Tuesday morning after posting $50,000 bail. Police say a 28-year-old man was walking across Pacific Coast Highway, north of Temescal Canyon Road, in a marked, flashing pedestrian crosswalk at about 7:55 p.m. Friday when a silver 2010 Toyota Prius collided with...

  • Local News Briefs

    Feb 17, 2014

    County Approves New Zoning Plan for Santa Monica Mountains A local zoning plan for the Santa Monica Mountains that would allow the county to issue land use permits directly to applicants was approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last week. Known as the Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program (LCP), the zoning plan encompasses 80 square miles of the Santa Monica Mountains. Currently, property owners are required to obtain project approval from both the county and California Coastal Commission. The LCP now faces a hearing b...


    Feb 17, 2014

    February 20, 2014 Dear SMCLC Supporter, A week ago the Santa Monica City Council, on a 4-3 vote, approved one of the largest developments in recent Santa Monica history: the Hines project at 26th and Olympic. There is now a community-wide effort to qualify a referendum for the ballot so Santa Monica residents can vote on whether this project should go forward. According to its own Environmental Impact Report (EIR), the Hines project will add approx. 7,000 new daily car trips to our already...

  • Movie Review 3 DAYS TO KILL

    debbie lynn elias|Feb 17, 2014

    Nothing warms my heart more than a father-daughter film - unless it's a father-daughter film with kick-ass action; which means, 3 DAYS TO KILL is killer! Exhilarating! High energy! High Heart! High Humor! As the second of five films starring Costner to hit theatres this year, 3 DAYS TO KILL finds the perfect blend of Costner's "everyman" sensibility, old school practicality and matter-of-fact humor with the high octane storytelling of director McG based on a script by Luc Besson and Hasak. Not...


    Feb 17, 2014

    A class of preschoolers crosses Nielson way under the watchful eyes of their teachers....


    Feb 17, 2014

    On February 16, 2014, all 800 or so Roosevelt Elementary School students, performed in a Flashmob of "What Teddy Reads" on the school's athletic field. The event encourages kids to appreciate reading, as in traditional books....

  • Farewell To Jim Fregosi And Many Thanks

    Mitch Chortkoff, Sports Editor|Feb 17, 2014

    When Jim Fregosi died last week I was jolted into a trip down memory lane. I was fresh out of college in 1963 and had an ambition to become a sportswriter. I sent out resumes and received a call from Bud Furillo, sports editor of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. We set up an interview. He seemed to like the articles I had included from the college newspaper but he was a no-nonsense kind of guy. "I have a position for you but I know it isn't what you want," he said. "You'd be putting together...


    Antje Weser|Feb 17, 2014

    Suspect Arrested for Hit-And-Run Police arrested a woman accused of hitting a 28-year-old man with her car on Pacific Coast Highway and then driving off. Authorities say it happened on PCH north of Temescal Canyon Road on Valentine’s Day at 7:55 in the afternoon. Lawmen report 74-year-old Anna Soon Ma of Fullerton allegedly hit the man with her Prius who was walking across PCH in a marked, flashing pedestrian crosswalk. They say Ma left the scene without providing any information. Ma has been charged with Hit and Run Felony, according to author...