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Articles from the March 3, 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....

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    March 3, 2014

Why Sign the Anti-Hines Petition

A petition is currently circulating for Santa Monica residents that would effectively halt or suspend approval for the proposed 767,000 square foot mixed-use development at 26th and Olympic known as...

 

Saint John's Health Center in SM to get Providence in its Name

Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica will undergo a name change to Providence Saint John’s Health Center today, when Providence Health & Services Southern California assumes sponsorship of the hospital. The change — which was approved by...

 

Torrance Residents Among Victims of College Student's Identity Theft

A West Los Angeles Community College student has been arrested on suspicion of stealing the identities of victims from Mississippi to Torrance to help put herself through college and purchase personal items, authorities said Wednesday. Reon Jordan,...

 
 Events   

SM 2014 Youth Summer Camps Fair Coming March 22nd

Event will help parents plan for their child’s 2014 summer break The City of Santa Monica announced today that the 2014 Youth Summer Camps Fair will be held on Saturday, March 22nd to assist families planning summer break activities. The event...

 
 By Mona Day    Events   

FOOD FARE 2014

Planned Parenthood's Food Fare will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Thursday, March 6th, 2014. From its humble beginnings as a cooking demonstration with Julia Child in 1979, the event Fare is not...

 

LA Marathon Closing Streets from SM to Dodgers Stadium

The annual LA Marathon is happening this weekend, and that means roads from Santa Monica to Dodgers Stadium will be closed for a good portion of Sunday. Closures will begin as early as 4 a.m. and...

 

Local News Briefs

Tech Heavies to Speak at Miramar’s Oasis Top tech executives, including BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are in town this week for a two-day technology and media conference. Oasis: The Montgomery...

 

Matt Miller Jumps into Race for Rep. Henry Waxman's Seat

When Matt Miller left his job in the Bill Clinton White House in 1995, he knew he wanted to run for office. His soon-to-be wife, however, had a different plan. "She said, 'You can do that or you can...

 

Letters Karma Rescue

March 4, 2014 Sandy Banks' March 4, 2014 column in the Los Angeles Times about a dog Karma Rescue recently saved deserves a response from our group. Since its founding in 2003, Karma Rescue has found...

 
 Events   

Immeasurable Contributions: Rescheduled to March 16th

In honor of Women's History Month and in collaboration with the City of Santa Monica's Commission on the Status of Women, the Santa Monica History Museum is celebrating Santa Monica Women of World...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    March 3, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Hammer Attack Santa Monica Police say they arrested a man accused of hitting another man several times in the head with a hammer. Authorities say it happened on the 800 block of Cedar Street at 3:50 in the afternoon on February 26. Officers were...

 

No Reason To Doubt Clippers' Sincerity Now

Based on my actions of the last 30 years or so, I made a startling decision last Friday. Without question, if the Lakers were playing that night I'd go there. It's been my work. I need to know what's...

 

UCLA's First NCAA Baseball Championship Named Number One Local Sports Moment

The UCLA Bruins winning the NCAA College World Series for the first time in school history was named the top sports moment for 2013 at the 9th Annual LA Sports Awards, held Wednesday night at the...

 

Movie Review MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

For those of you who are fans of or remember Jay Ward's legendary "The Bullwinkle Show"/"The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show" and particularly the "Peabody's Improbable History" segments created by Ted...

 

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