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Articles from the April 21, 2014 edition

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Voters will Decide Hines Project

The City Council seems inclined to allow a referendum on the Bergamot Transit Village project to go to voters. The council unanimously voted to "receive and file" the petition. Over 13,500 signatures...

 

LA County to Become Guardian of SM Mountains

Within months, Los Angeles County will have the power - for the first time - to enforce tougher restrictions on development in its scenic Santa Monica Mountains, including banning the building of...

 

Colorado Closed

Colorado Closed: If you've driven in Santa Monica at all this week, you've probably noticed that Lincoln Blvd, the City's main North South artery, is closed at Colorado Blvd. Here, workers scramble...

 

IN GOOD TASTE: LA Spice Cafe

Remember that restaurant scene in "When Harry Met Sally"? While sampling some of the offerings at LA Spice Café I came close to emulating Sally, except my reactions were to the food and totally and...

 

Local News Briefs

New CityTV Live Call-in Program "It's Your Call" Tackles SM Parking and Traffic on May 1st CityTV's new live call-in program "It's Your Call" premieres on Thursday, May 1st from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on...

 

Tommy's Closes After 20 Years

Tommy's Original World Famous Hamburgers on Lincoln and Pico opened 20 years ago. The landlord plans to replace Tommy's with Santa Monica's 1,000,000th Starbucks. Tommy's burgers smothered in Chili...

 
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Annual Student Photo At Emeritus College Runs May 1 - June 13

The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery is pleased to present its Annual Student Photography Exhibition from May 1 through June 13. The opening reception for the exhibit will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1 in the Emeritus...

 
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SHARE Santa Monica Workshop

On Saturday, April 12th, the Santa Monica High School Winter Guard performed at the Winter Guard Association of Southern California Championships at Marina HS in Huntington Beach. They received the gold medal for the 2014 Winter Guard competition...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    April 21, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Arrested for cursing in public Santa Monica Police say they received a disturbance call on April 21 at approximately 12:30 at night. Authorities say, Officers when the officers arrived at the scene,...

 
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SMC Presents Jazz, Blues, Strings, and Vocal Concerts in May

The Santa Monica College Music Department is pleased to present seven spring concerts in May in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard at 11th Street,...

 

Griffin Can Take Over, But Will He?

I saw two versions of Blake Griffin in the opening games of the current playoff series between the Clippers and Golden State Warriors. In Game One I was wondering why Griffin was committing useless...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    April 21, 2014

Here's How Clippers Can Win: Have Trust In Their Will Power

By Bosmat Eynav Observer Columnist Clippers and the Warriors - two young teams that long to make history and bring championship to their club and fans After decades at the bottom of the league and not...

 

Phil Jackson Makes Move, Lakers Don't Yet

The Lakers said they had no position for Phil Jackson, so he joined the New York Knicks and made his first move this week, firing Coach Mike Woodson. The Knicks didn't make the playoffs and needed a...

 

Noah Named Top Defensive Player

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, the centerpiece of a defense which held opponents to a league-low 91.8 ppg, is the recipient of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, the NBA...

 

Movie Review LOCKE and FADING GIGOLO

Intensity, intelligence, introspection. That's what each of these films bring. Brimming with testosterone and sensitivity, our main men - Tom Hardy and John Turturro - in LOCKE and FADING GIGOLO, resp...

 
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Ladies Night Out

The invitation read "Wear your favorite little black dress and get ready for a night of fun!" So began "Ladies Night Out," an evening of gorgeous gems hosted by Bulgari and benefitting the Geffen...

 

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