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Articles from the April 27, 2015 edition

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SM Debates Tougher Restrictions for AirBnb, VRBO

Property owners in Santa Monica, who rent out their properties using sites like AirBnB and VRBO, may soon find it’s hard to do business in the city. The Santa Monica city council will debate a proposal Tuesday night that would do away with most...

 

Local Filmmaker Killed by Everest Avalanche

A Santa Monica filmmaker working on a documentary about the Mount Everest Base Camp was among more than 3,000 people killed by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal friday. According to...

 

Federal Court Upholds Ban on SM Park Displays

A federal appeals court today unanimously upheld a Santa Monica law that ended the decades-long tradition of displaying Nativity scenes every December in Palisades Park. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the...

 

Local News Briefs

Hobie Did It Former “Baywatch” actor Jeremy Jackson, who portrayed David Hasselhoff’s son Hobie on the hit TV show for several years, was arrested on suspicion of assault over the weekend, authorities said today. Jackson, 34, was taken into...

 

LETTERS Blue Bus Woes

To The Santa Monica Observer: The Santa Monica City Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday to discuss issues related to the Big Blue Bus. The proposed massive shifting of long-existing bus routes to...

 
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OUR HOUSE Run for Hope with Melissa Rivers

OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center, one of the most respected non-profit grief centers in the nation, hosted its sixth Annual Run For Hope 5K Festival on Sunday, April 26 at the West Los Angeles Civic...

 
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Fancy Nancy Tea Party

Do you enjoy reading the Fancy Nancy books by Jane O’Connor? Do you like to dress fancy? Then join us at the Main Library on Wednesday, May 6th at 3:45 pm for a Fancy Nancy Tea Party where we will read stories, eat snacks and enjoy other...

 
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SMC Hosts Kanin Family Film Series

Santa Monica College is pleased to host a Kanin Family Film Series May 15-17. SMC Film Studies professor Josh Kanin will introduce the films, and will join SMC Political Science professor Alan Buckley for an audience discussion after each screening,...

 
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dee-Lightful Productions Goes INTO THE WOODS

Want to take a little time to get away from it all? You can go INTO THE WOODS with Culver City's foremost children's theater company on May 14, 15 and 16. Fulfill your appetite for fairy tales with a...

 
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Pacific Art Guild Meeting

The Pacific Art Guild will meet Wednesday, May 6 at 7 pm in the Community Room, Westchester Civic Center, 7166 W. Manchester Avenue. Guests are welcome. The guest demonstrator for May will be Iris Carignan. Born in Georgia, Iris attended art school...

 
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Kentwood Players To Hold Auditions For "Brighton Beach Memoirs"

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" on Saturday, May 16 from 10 am to 3pm and on Sunday, May 16 from 7 pm to10. Callbacks will be held on Monday, May...

 
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DouglasPlus Play Coming In May

A work-in-progress presentation of Lucy Alibar’s “Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up” will commence at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City on Thursday, May 21 and will continue through May 31 as part of CTG’s DouglasPlus...

 
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'Walking the Tightrope' Coming to Douglas Theatre

A very limited engagement of 24th STreet Theatre’s award-winning production of “Walking the Tightrope” will be presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre with four public performances only, May 2 and 3 at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (Student performances...

 

Clippers Can't Match Spurs' Reserves In Game 5 Loss

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Clippers were dazzling in the first quarter of Game 5 Tuesday night. They raced to a 28-13 lead over the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs at Staples...

 

Angels Will Pay Hamilton $70 Million To Play For Texas

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When an arbitrator ruled that Josh Hamilton would be entitled to his full 2015 salary from the Angels despite a relapse of cocaine addiction the club responded with...

 

Dodgers' Pitcher McCarthy Out For The Season

Brandon McCarthy, who signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Dodgers in December, 2014, is out for the remainder of the season. McCarthy, a righthanded starting pitcher, had a 3-0 record...

 
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EMERITUS COLLEGE 40TH ANNIVERSARY ART EXHIBITION

The Santa Monica College Emeritus College Art Gallery is pleased to present its 40th Anniversary Art Exhibition from May 12 through June 16. The exhibit includes a Silent Benefit to support classes...

 
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OSM Gives Back - Sharing Classical Music with Children, Youth and Community

Orchestra Santa Monica believes in the future of classical music and in their goal to nurture an appreciation of classical music in children and youth. Recently, with the support of a grant from...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: MARVEL'S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

While my love and admiration for Joss Whedon and the World of Whedon (not to mention the "Avengers" and that irascible Tony Stark aka Robert Downey, Jr.) knows no bounds, when it comes to AVENGERS:...

 

Bake Sale for Charity

Crossroads School students Bailey, Sarah, Enzo, Chad, Amanda, and Valentina were selling baked goods on April 25 in support of United in Harmony, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that...

 

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