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Articles from the March 24, 2014 edition

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  • Santa Monica Moves to Close All or Part of City's Airport

    Mar 24, 2014

    The Santa Monica City Council this week launched an effort to close all or part of the city's airport after July 2015 - a move that could result in years of additional court battles with the federal government. Council members voted 6 to 0 late Tuesday to develop and evaluate a strategy to scale back flight operations, cut the 5,000-foot runway by 2,000 feet and reduce aviation-related services, such as fuel sales and flight schools. The decision also calls for the city to consider converting...

  • SM Fatal Hit-and-Run

    Mar 24, 2014

    A 61-year-old woman has died after she and her 32-year-old daughter were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Monica early Saturday morning, police said. A car struck the two pedestrians around 1 a.m. in the 1600 block of Ocean Avenue, just south of Seaside Terrace, as they were crossing the street, Santa Monica Police said. The pair were not crossing the street at a crosswalk, officials said. According to police, the vehicle fled without stopping. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a silver sports coupe, possibly a two-door Infiniti G...

  • Second One Run For Boston Underway

    Mar 24, 2014

    Second One Run For Boston Underway Nearly a year after he was severely injured in the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, John Odom walked the first 20 meters of the second annual One Run for Boston cross-country relay. The One Run for Boston is a 3,300-mile, non-stop relay run from Santa Monica to Boston, which shows support and raises funds for the victims of last year's bombings at the Boston Marathon. Odom was at the finish line to cheer on his daughter, Nicole Reis, when...

  • Local News Briefs

    Mar 24, 2014

    Pig Leads Police on Merry Chase The pursuit was short -- but so was the suspect. She had a round belly and pink skin, and her body was covered with short, wiry hairs. Santa Monica police took Sophie the pig into custody without incident Wednesday afternoon after officers received multiple calls about a hog "roaming" a neighborhood, the department said. As the Police Department said in a post on its Facebook page: "This doesn't happen every day in Santa Monica." Park rangers and officers searched...

  • The Giving Spirit & Whole Foods Market Brentwood Partner to Help Homeless

    Mar 24, 2014

    On Wednesday, April 2, The Giving Spirit (TGS) and Whole Foods Market Brentwood are partnering to help Los Angeles' homeless women, children and families. Whole Foods Market Brentwood is hosting a Community Day with five percent of the store's net sales for the day being donated to TGS. At the end of May, TGS, which is 100 percent volunteer run, will hand out 1700 summer survival backpacks each containing over 30 items that help the city's homeless survive the heat of an LA summer. Money raised...

  • Overturned Prius on the 10

    Mar 24, 2014

    An overturned Prius on the 10 freeway just under the Lincoln Blvd. Overcrossing tied up traffic back to the 405 on Wednesday, March 26. The driver was taken to SM UCLA hospital and released....

  • Movie Review SABOTAGE

    debbie lynn elias|Mar 24, 2014

    Scorching the senses with exhilarating action, edge of your seat intrigue and some incredibly riveting plot twists and turns, SABOTAGE is an action powerhouse that thrills not only with explosions, drug lords and covert operations, but immerses the audience in the lives of a dynamic ensemble of personalities and the psychological drama of the players. Who can you trust? Who do you trust? Treachery, blood shed and blood lust run amok! What really stands out and sets SABOTAGE apart from being...

  • The Clock Is Ticking On Gasol's Laker Career

    Mitch Chortkoff, Sports Editor|Mar 24, 2014

    Just a few more weeks and the Lakers' season will be over. No playoffs this time. Of all the negatives that have occurred the one that bothers me the most is the way Pau Gasol hasn't been appreciated. This is one of the top 100 big men ever to play in the NBA, a professional who has had championship seasons here but now is struggling against age and injuries, plus a coach who doesn't want the center to have the ball in the post. Instead of Gasol being celebrated as obviously the Lakers' best...


    Antje Weser|Mar 24, 2014

    Man Unable To Pay his Booze-Bill Goes to Jail Santa Monica police say a man accused of ordering over 100-dollars worth alcoholic drinks at a local restaurant was booked into jail. They say it happened at the Mariasol Restaurant at the Santa Monica Pier on March 23 at around six in the evening. Lawmen report the suspect Andres Escobar was refusing to pay his check of 111.69 dollars in alcoholic drinks. They say he became agitated and refused to pay after the restaurant manager presented him with...