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Articles from the April 14, 2014 edition


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  • BREAKING NEWS MISSING TEEN FOUND

    Apr 14, 2014

    Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department found the missing child at the MTA bus station in downtown Los Angeles last night. There was no foul play. She was released to an adult family member. Earlier story: The Santa Monica Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing person. Her name is Laila Kaddoura and she is 17 years old. She is 5'-4" and weighs 130 pounds. Laila has brown eyes and brown, shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a black, hooded...

  • Rally for SM Coach

    Apr 14, 2014

    Holding red apples, a crowd of more than 100 parents, teachers and students raised their arms high on Sunday in a salute to Mark Black, Santa Monica High School's suspended veteran science teacher and wrestling coach, and to besieged teachers everywhere. The rally in support of Black, who was put on leave 10 days ago after physically tangling with a student carrying drugs in class, was also an implicit rebuke to the school district's superintendent, who appeared to side with an unruly student,...

  • BREAKING NEWS Samohi Teacher Reinstated After Scuffle with Student April 18

    Apr 14, 2014

    A Santa Monica High School science teacher who was placed on leave after being caught on video fighting with a student will be back to work on Monday. Wrestling coach Mark Black was placed on paid leave after the April 4 confrontation, a move that upset some parents and students who rallied in support of Black. "Based on what we have learned, it is appropriate to return Mr. Black from paid administrative leave at this time," SMMUSD Superintendent Sandra Lyon said. District officials said they expect to receive an investigator's report on the...

  • Actress Sues SM For Ice Collision That Left Her Dependent On Wheelchair

    Apr 14, 2014

    An actress is suing the city of Santa Monica claiming that an accident at a city-owned ice skating rink left her dependent on a wheelchair. Lisa Stothard, whose credits include "Dumb and Dumber" filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The actress, who filed the suit along with her husband - "Bloodsport" actor Daniel Bernhardt - claims the ice rink was negligent and seeks unspecified damages. Bernhardt, meanwhile, is suing for loss of consortium, a legal term for sexual...

  • Lincoln to Close, PCH to Snarl

    Apr 14, 2014

    Pacific Coast Highway will be slowed due to the construction of a storm drain. Meanwhile, LIncoln Blvd will be closed for a week from April 21 to April 28, for construction of the Metro Rail Line. City News Service reports that PCH commuters will face congestion as major construction gets underway as early as tomorrow on a storm drain project on a stretch of the highway in Santa Monica. One of the existing three lanes in each direction is scheduled to be eliminated through next year to...

  • False Solution

    Apr 14, 2014

    Daniel J. Travanti and Amanda Saunders rehearse a scene from "False Solution" at Santa Monica Playhouse. In this play, Anton Seligman (Travanti), an established German-Jewish architect, is in his studio late at night working on the design for a new Holocaust museum in Poland. His plans for the museum are challenged by Linda Johansson (Saunders), a young intern and a first-year architecture student. Opens April 24....

  • Local News Briefs

    Apr 14, 2014

    Lincoln, Colorado to be Rerouted April 21-28 The famous Santa Monica Pier announced that Tommy Bahama, the popular beach lifestyle brand, will return for the second year as the presenting sponsor for the 5th annual Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival taking place on June 7, 2014. "Tommy Bahama has always been right at home at the beach", said Rob Goldberg, Tommy Bahama SVP of Marketing, "but add the Santa Monica Pier and paddleboarding and it's pure magic. This event...

  • Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run That Injured SM Skateboarder

    Apr 14, 2014

    Police were searching Tuesday for a hit-and-run driver who struck a skateboarder and left him for dead in an intersection in Santa Monica. santa-monica-skateboarder-hit Ian Imes, 20, remains hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Monica on April 5. (Credit: KTLA) The collision occurred just before 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in the intersection of 17th and Marine streets (map), according to police. Imes was on his way to a skateboarding park with his friend Ryan Graham...

  • Samohi Building Takes Shape

    Apr 14, 2014

    The first new classroom building at Santa Monica High School in a generation nears completion at Michigan and 7th Street on the Samohi campus. The building is expected to open fall semester, 2014....

  • Celebrate Earth Day with Heal the Bay and the SM Pier Aquarium April 26

    Earth Day is observed each year on April 22nd, but Heal the Bay and its Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will continue that celebration on Saturday, April 26th, with a beach cleanup, sand castle contests and a day chock full of special Aquarium activities for the whole family. The celebration begins with the monthly "Nothin' But Sand" beach cleanup from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the north side of the Santa Monica Pier. Just down the beach from the cleanup, a Heal the Bay-sponsored designer sandcastle...

  • Kentwood Players Presents Agatha Christie's THE HOLLOW

    Apr 14, 2014

    Kentwood Players proudly presents Agatha Christie’s “THE HOLLOW” from May 16 to June 21 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 at the Westchester Playhouse. The production is directed by George Kondreck and produced by Arlene Cohen and Sheldon Cohen by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Agatha Christie’s “THE HOLLOW” is a 1951 play by the famed crime writer, based on her 1946 book of the same name. The action takes place in the garden room of Sir Henry Angkatell’s estate, The Hollow, about...

  • SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

    Antje Weser|Apr 14, 2014

    Arraignment for Suspect in Samo Scuffle Police said that on April 8, 2014 Mr. Blair Moore was arraigned at the West Los Angeles Airport Court for the assault incident that occurred at Santa Monica High School on April 4, 2014. He was charged with: 2 counts of 71 (a) PC, threatening a public school official, 1 count of 626.10(a) (2) PC, possession of a box cutter on school grounds, 1 count of 11357 (d) H&S, possession of less than 28.5 grams of marijuana on school grounds, and 1 count of...

  • Trauma, Transformation and Triumph

    Youth advocates, educators, elected officials, students and youth serving organizations are launching a national campaign to advocate for reform in youth service models.The kick-off event titled: Trauma, Transformation and Triumph will occur on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm at Virginia Avenue Park’s Thelma Terry Center in Santa Monica, Ca. The program for the launch will feature presentations from young adults who overcame severe trauma in their lives to lead successful careers in education. “We can all draw inspiration from Ang...

  • Movie Review TRANSCENDENCE

    debbie lynn elias|Apr 14, 2014
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    While there are many moments in which I was hoping to transcend the experience of screening TRANSCENDENCE, long after the credits rolled and I had left the theater, this freshman directorial effort by award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister would not leave by thoughts. Screenwriter Jack Paglen tackles thematic issues of morality and mortality, humanity, ethical responsibilities, artificial intelligence, sentient beings, self-awareness, reasoning and in a large sense, taking the "God...

  • Easter Sunday 2014

    Worshipers gather to celebrate Easter at the First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica....

  • Anatomy Of A Disaster, Part 2

    Mitch Chortkoff, Sports Editor|Apr 14, 2014

    A year ago, when the Lakers completed one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, I wrote Anatomy Of A Disaster and had no intention of following with another similar article. But throughout this season, the worst since the Lakers moved here in 1960 from Minneapolis, readers have frequently requested Part 2 of this story. So here it is. It was bad enough last season when Kobe Bryant averaged 45 minutes a game down the stretch trying to get the Lakers into the playoffs. They made...