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Articles from the March 14, 2019 edition

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 By Alyssa Erdley    News    March 14, 2019

Poison Control: Roundup Continues to be Used by City of Santa Monica

The weedkiller Roundup, a product of Monsanto, continues to be used in Santa Monica's public spaces despite a recent $289 million dollar judgment against Monsanto for the terminal illness of school...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    News    March 14, 2019

'Homeless' Man Sets Fire to House, Closes Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica

On Monday around 1:00 pm, a small house fire in the 1300 block of the Pacific Coast Highway closed all southbound lanes and the number one northbound lane. Around the same time, police were called for...

 
 By Saint Johns    Events   

Irene Dunne Guild from Saint John's Health Center Foundation Planning May Women's Wellness Lunch

"Think Pink" for Women's Wellness, an Irene Dunne Guild annual event, focuses on health education and awareness for women and their families. Held close to Mother's Day, it is a celebration of...

 
 By Mona Day    Business    March 14, 2019

2,000 Foodies Raised $1.3 million in Support of PPLA Food Fare

The highly anticipated annual culinary event PPLA Food Fare returned to Barker Hangar on Thursday, March 7 for its 40th anniversary. Over 150 of Southern California's best restaurants, caterers and...

 
 By Preity Upala    Travel    March 14, 2019

Emirates Airline flight from Dubai to Los Angeles Takes 17 hours. What Does a $8000 airline seat feel like?

At almost 17 hours, the Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai to Los Angeles on Airbus A380 is one of the longest flights in the world today. So I wanted to take the liberty of reviewing this Premiuim...

 

Jay Leno, Jon Voight, and Israeli Model Esti Ginzburg Raise Money for Medical and Ambulance Charity

Beverly Hills, CA- (March 1, 2019)- The stage was set. 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to mark the 1st Annual United Hatzalah of Israel Gala. A historic achievement indeed to have so many...

 
 By April Miller    Crime    March 14, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris: Proposing Crime and Homelessness, for the Entire Country

When she was Attorney General of the California, Kamala Harris claimed to resist taking sides when voters had ballot initiatives to consider. However, when you look at the language Harris chose to...

 
 By Alyssa Erdley    Crime    March 14, 2019

As Crime Increases 8.8% in Santa Monica, California Liberalizes Shoplifting Laws and Releases Felons

In a video address to citizens on Facebook on Wednesday, January 29, Police Chief Cynthia Renaud explained the 8.8 percent increase in Part 1 Crime in 2018. Part I crimes range from murder through...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    News    March 14, 2019

United Methodist Church Divided as Church in Ocean Park Aligns with Progressives on LGBTQ rights

Rev Janet Gollery McKeithen, the minister of the Church in Ocean Park (CIOP) was ordained in the United Methodist Church 35 years ago. She is the daughter of the late United Methodist minister...

 

5th Annual Chords2Cure Concert raises money to fight pediatric cancer

A total of 25 talented local teens lent their voices and instruments in support of the 5th Annual Chords2Cure: Curing Pediatric Cancer One Chord at a Time benefit concert which took place Sunday,...

 
 By Stan Greene    Arts    March 14, 2019

Bonnie He at the Santa Monica Playhouse

Physical comedian Bonnie He takes the audience on an flirtatious journey from death to rebirth, opening a voyeuristic window into personal tragedy, triumph, and titillation, at the Santa Monica...

 
 By Mary Leipziger    Arts    March 14, 2019

It's a Life Explores Death: Artists and Playwrights Share their Deepest Emotions

Death is mysterious and unexplainable. Yet, throughout time, artists have strived to unravel and explain it in ways that bring comfort to the living. Five artists will share their explorations of...

 

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