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Articles from the March 10, 2014 edition

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 By Christine Peake    News    March 10, 2014

5 Injured in Montana Avenue Fire

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...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    March 10, 2014

Referendum Petition a Success

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...

 

4.4 EARTHQUAKE NEAR WESTWOOD

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...

 

Amane Gobena, Gebo Burka Win LA Marathon

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...

 

Lieu Wins Democratic Party Endorsement in 33rd Congressional District

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...

 

SM Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Ban Killer Whale Shows

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...

 

Local News Briefs

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...

 
 Events   

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...

 
 Events   

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...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    March 10, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

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....

 

How Can The Lakers Allow This?

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...

 

Kobe Bryant Declared Out For Remainder Of The Season

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...

 

Movie Review NEED FOR SPEED

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...

 
 By Henry K. Long    Arts    March 10, 2014

Santa Monica Restaurant, Upper West Celebrates Art

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...

 

Spring Concert at Barnum Hall

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...

 

Jamie Bravata Memory Run

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,...

 

Car Repair

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

 

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