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Articles from the February 24, 2014 edition

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Earthquake Near Ballona Creek Wetlands

A 3.2 earthquake shook the west side on Friday evening at 814. Residents from Marina del Rey to Brentwood reported feeling a sharp jolt....

 

Santa Monica Agrees to Save Anti-War Sculpture

The two-year chain reaction of controversy that a gigantic sculpture of a nuclear mushroom cloud has set off across Santa Monica's otherwise friendly shores has ended. The City Council voted 6-1...

 

First of Two L.A. Rainstorms Moving through Faster than Expected

A storm dumping light to moderate rain across Los Angeles County on Thursday is moving faster than expected, which could mean an extended break starting in the afternoon before a more powerful system...

 

There's No Panic But Storage Reserves May Help

The lack of rain this winter and a potential water shortage is a concern to Southern Californians, especially since Governor Brown declared a drought emergency a few weeks ago. On Monday night the...

 

Batten Down the Hatches

Batten Down the Hatches: Maintenance workers prepare for the biggest storm since 2011, as pedestrians walk by on a sunny Wednesday in the middle of a rainy week. The weather service said the second...

 

Local News Briefs

Suspect Flushed Out in Palisades Los Angeles SWAT officers fired tear gas into a residence at a mobile home park in Pacific Palisades today and flushed out a suspect, ending a standoff of nearly three hours, authorities said. The suspect had been...

 

Baby Sharks Spotted Swimming In Venice Beach Canals

It may not exactly be "Jaws", but as many as four leopard sharks have been seen swimming in the canals along Venice Beach. Experts say the sharks – which are believed to have swam through tidal gate...

 

Letter to the Editor pedestrian/driver conflict

Dear Editor, As a resident of Santa Monica for 17 years, I would like to bring your attention to a very important and ever-growing problem of a necessity of STOP signs where alleys meet the sidewalk. I have noticed a significant rise in...

 
 Events   

Pigments in Antiquities, the Weather, & More

SMC’s Spring Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series Begins March 6 Identifying pigments to conserve antiquities and new details about the weather are just two of the topics of Santa Monica College’s Spring 2014 Distinguished Scientists Lecture...

 
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SMC Environmental Lecture Series Features Zero Net Energy Homes, Improving Food Systems, Climate Change, & More

Santa Monica College’s Spring 2014 Environmental Issues Lecture Series – covering topics such as zero net energy homes and how to improve the food systems in the community – begins Tuesday, March 4, with “SMC and Sustainable Works Move Us...

 
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SMC PRESENTS SPRING LITERARY SERIES

Nonfiction, Fiction, & Poetry Readings Begin March 4 Santa Monica College is pleased to present the Spring 2014 Literary Series, featuring a line-up of distinguished authors and poets discussing and reading from their works. The series starts on...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    February 24, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Two Robbery Suspects Caught by Police Two accused of stealing a credit card and other items from a man at knife point were caught by Santa Monica Police. Authorities say Raul Solis and a teenager are accused of taking a cell phone, money and a...

 

Is Trout (Age 22) Worth $150 Million?

At the start of the 2014 baseball season most authorities believe the Angels' Mike Trout is the best player in either the American or National League. Trout is only 22 and has spent just two years in...

 

Clippers Add 'Big Baby' For Stretch Drive

It happens every year late in the National Basketball Association season. Teams believing they have a chance to win the championship add potentially important players. Teams out of contention release...

 

With Blake Gone Where's The Lakers' Backbone?

Every player on the team is subjected to two opposing forces: Negative Force: drives the player to detach from the team Positive Force: bonds and connects the player to the team In my opinion Steve...

 
 By Sabine Ganezer    Events   

"Last Call at the Oasis"

2/26: Like many in SamoHi's Marine Biology class, taught by Mr. Benjamin Kay; I attended the movie "Last Call at the Oasis" at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. I learned that las Vegas has made some...

 

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