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Articles from the March 10, 2014 edition


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  • 5 Injured in Montana Avenue Fire

    Christine Peake|Mar 10, 2014
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    Montana Avenue was closed between 10th and 12th streets as emergency workers battled a fire reportedly in a private residence behind Erickson Realty at 1030 Montana. Firefighters used pickaxes and saws to break through the roof. Paramedics were seen transporting victims away from the scene. LAFD officer Butler confirmed there was more than one injury. Later reports indicated that 5 people were hospitalized, including 3 officers. At least one victim, an 89-year-old man, is in serious condition....

  • Referendum Petition a Success

    Alyssa Erdley|Mar 10, 2014

    On Tuesday members of Residocracy, a local activist group, submitted 13,400 signatures to City Hall on a referendum petition opposing the development of the 767,000 square foot Bergamot Village Transit project. A month ago the City Council, in a 4-3 vote, approved the massive project, which is expected to generate 7,000 car trips per day. Immediately following the vote, Residocracy began collecting signatures from residents opposing the Council's decision. Ten percent of registered voters...

  • 4.4 EARTHQUAKE NEAR WESTWOOD

    Mar 10, 2014

    Biggest earthquake in 20 years hits North of Westwood at 625 am March 17. The epicenter was 6 miles north of Westwood in the SM Mtns Earthquake large enough to cause damage, No reports of major damage or injuries Widely felt as a rolling motion...

  • Amane Gobena, Gebo Burka Win LA Marathon

    Mar 10, 2014

    Amane Gobena ran two marathons in two months, and after winning the second in Los Angeles, she'll now have enough money for that dream home. The 31-year-old Ethiopian woman won the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 27 minutes, 37 seconds after finishing sixth in Dubai on Jan. 25. She crossed the finish line 41 seconds ahead of men's champion and fellow Ethiopian Gebo Burka and won a $50,000 bonus for being the first elite runner to finish. The women started 17:41 ahead of the men. She...

  • Lieu Wins Democratic Party Endorsement in 33rd Congressional District

    Mar 10, 2014

    State Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance has won the Democratic Party endorsement in his race for Congress, a seal-of-approval that could give him a boost in June's primary election. In the quest to succeed Democratic veteran Henry Waxman in Congress, Lieu earned the nod over former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel and former Bill Clinton administration official and radio host Matt Miller. Lieu was the choice of Democratic activists within the district who met during the weekend at the...

  • SM Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Ban Killer Whale Shows

    Mar 10, 2014

    Assemblyman Richard Bloom of Santa Monica introduced a bill Friday that would ban killer whales at theme parks, his office said in a statement. The Orca Welfare and Safety Act would make it illegal to "hold in captivity, or use, a wild-caught or captive-bred orca for performance or entertainment purposes," the statement said. Bloom, a Democrat, said he came up with bill after watching a powerful documentary about killer whales, "Blackfish," which was released last year and tells the story of a...

  • Local News Briefs

    Mar 10, 2014

    Umbrella Man Is No Match For Police Taser Police in Santa Monica this week put a Taser to use against an umbrella man, and the result was so textbook that the video of the event should be used for police training. Santa Monica police Sgt. Jay Moroso says it happened about 8 p.m. outside a Starbucks at 7th Street and Montana Avenue in the tony north end of the city. The department received a complaint about a man "bothering people" at the coffee shop, he said. A witness also told police the same...

  • EARTH HOUR 2014

    This year Earth Hour falls on Saturday 29th March at 8.30pm. It's a worldwide event that asks people everywhere to turn off their lights for 60 minutes, to draw attention to our planet and the need to protect it. The World Wildlife Fund created this event eight years ago in 2007 to unite people with a common purpose and raise awareness of the issues facing our planet. Now many countries take part and in 2013, a record breaking 154 were involved including over 10 million people in the UK....

  • SM Bay Woman's Club Free Hot Topic Medical Lectures

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30 pm* How Hormones Affect Body Fat Daniel Dumesic, MD, UCLA reproductive endocrinologist, will discuss the facts and myths surrounding the influence of hormones on body fat including the role of hormones, genes and their interactions determining body fat distribution changes as we age. Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club, 1210 4thStreet, Santa Monica. RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:00 – 8:30 pm All About Acupuncture Antonia Balfour is a Cal...

  • SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

    Antje Weser|Mar 10, 2014

    Man Accused of Scaring Neighbors with BB Gun Santa Monica Police say neighbors miss took a BB gun for a rifle and called them when they thought a man, who appeared drunk, was pointing the gun at her. It happened at a home on the 1400 block of 17th Street on March 10 at 6:30 in the afternoon. They say a woman reported her neighbor activating the lever on a lever action rifle and pointing the gun at her while she was standing in the courtyard. Authorities say when they arrived they found the...

  • How Can The Lakers Allow This?

    Mitch Chortkoff, Sports Editor|Mar 10, 2014

    Jackson To Knicks? Former NBA Coach Can't Believe It As of this writing, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are making progress on details of a contract that will bring him to the team with total control in running the basketball operation. This is what the man who won 11 NBA championship rings as a coach and two as a player has sought in recent years from the Lakers. Apparently, however, Laker owner Jim Buss isn't interested. Avery Johnson, who played in the league for 16 years and then...

  • Kobe Bryant Declared Out For Remainder Of The Season

    Mar 10, 2014

    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a fractured lateral tibial plateau of his left knee, was examined Wednesday by team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo, who determined that Bryant's injury has still not healed. With this diagnosis, Bryant will not return to play this season, it was announced by the team. "With Kobe's injury still not healed, the amount of time he'd need to rehab and be ready to play, and the amount of time remaining in the season, we've simply run out of time for him...

  • Movie Review NEED FOR SPEED

    debbie lynn elias|Mar 10, 2014

    Since 1994, the "Need for Speed" video game has had 20 different incarnations and racing adventures and is a multi-generational at-home thrill ride worldwide. Given its popularity and commercial success, it was only a matter of time before "Need for Speed" the game would become NEED FOR SPEED the movie. And for this big screen adaptation, the perfect triumvirate of filmmakers come together - director Scott Waugh, stunt coordinator Lance Gilbert and cinematographer Shane Hurlbut - to deliver a...

  • Santa Monica Restaurant, Upper West Celebrates Art

    Henry K. Long|Mar 10, 2014

    Santa Monica restaurant, Upper West welcomes artist Vicki McClay with an opening reception Sunday March 9th. An advocate of art, at any day of the week, you can walk into Upper West to find the walls filled with art. On March 9th, Vicki McClay takes her turn. The artist was first introduced to the restaurant when she attended an opening reception at the restaurant for her friend. She explains, "I met the owners through an artist friend, Imelda Healy, when she showed her work at Upper West last...

  • Spring Concert at Barnum Hall

    Mar 10, 2014

    Six SamoHi orchestras, including over 300 students, performed at the annual Spring Concert at Barnum Hall the evening of March 11, 2014. The Chamber Orchestra concluded the evening with a stirring rendition of the William Tell overture. The program is under the direction of Jason Aiello and Joni Swenson....

  • Jamie Bravata Memory Run

    Mar 10, 2014

    Jamie Bravata died on July 26, 2013 at the age of 44, after a 5 year battle with breast cancer. Her husband honored her memory by running the LA Marathon. Here, three friends watch him finish, wearing T shirts with Jamie's picture. The couple often ran together, finishing the 2010 Disneyland marathon hand in hand....

  • Car Repair

    Mar 10, 2014

    Two men repair a car on 11th and Olympic....