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Articles from the April 27, 2017 edition


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  • California Vineyard Introduces New Endangered-Wine Label and Mission on Earth Day

    Zane|Apr 27, 2017

    Endangered-Wine proudly announces the launch of its new label of select wines from the fertile grounds of Northern California. Endangered-Wine grew from Founders Peter Crowley's and Bill Seet's extreme concern for our planet and all its life forms. The rapid mass extinction of an enormous number of animal species looms before us, due to habitat loss, climate change, poaching and disease. Endangered-Wine supports the preservation of several dangerously endangered animals including the Northern Ri...

  • A Walk On Water presents Wine for Waves Empowering Surf Therapy for Children with Special Needs

    Christine Peake, Santa Monica Observer|Apr 27, 2017

    A Walk On Water (AWOW), a national nonprofit organization providing surf therapy to children with special needs, is proud to announce that its first annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday, April 29th beginning at 8:00 PM in Malibu, California at Malibu Wines. The Wine for Waves fundraiser will be hosted by a committee of locally-devoted influential figures including Pierce Brosnan, Brandon Boyd, Shaun & Carla Tomson, Scott Caan, Kassia Meador, Reef McIntosh, Julie Gilhart, John Paul &...

  • Make Music Day 2017 Returns On Wednesday, June 21

    Zane|Apr 27, 2017

    Make Music Day, the annual global celebration featuring more than 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions in the United States, returns this year on Wednesday, June 21. The all-day musical celebration on the summer solstice, which brings people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels together to make music, will feature over 50 U.S. cities hosting major celebrations including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Madison, Milwaukee,...

  • Autism Guardian Angels to Honor Matt Asner at Autfest April 23

    Christine Peake, Observer Staff Writer|Apr 27, 2017

    Santa Monica-based Autism Guardian Angels and the Goody Awards for social good will honor Matt Asner (Autism Society of America) with a Golden Goody Award (lifetime achievement award) this Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Autfest. Matt Asner, Autism Advocate and VP of Development at Autism Society of America, will be honored with a Golden Goody Award (top humanitarian award) this Sunday, April 23, 2017 during the VIP Reception at Autfest in Orange, California. This lifetime achievement award will be p...

  • HoneyLove.org Hosting Bee Box-Building and Painting Event April 30

    Judy Lynes, Phelps Agency|Apr 27, 2017

    Spring is a vulnerable time in the life of honey bees. The bees leaving the hive to create a new home are provisioned only with the nectar or honey they carry in their stomachs. A swarm will starve if it does not quickly find a home and more nectar stores. It's a good thing when honey bees swarm in the spring-great, in fact. It means they're healthy, their colony is growing and about half the bees have left in search of a place to start a new colony. Homeowners can help by building a bee box...

  • Visit National Parks, Contribute to the Westside's Local Economy

    Kate Kuykendall, NPS|Apr 27, 2017

    Thousand Oaks, Calif. – A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2016 shows that 906,605 park visitors spent an estimated $39.4 million in the local community while visiting Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. That spending supported 557 jobs and contributed $54.3 million to our local economy. In the past year, visitors to Channel Islands National Park spent an estimated $22.4 million in local gateway regions, supporting 315 jobs and providing $31.9 million in economic...

  • SMPD Officer Detained in Taiwan on Weapons Charge, Gun in Her Purse

    Reuters|Apr 27, 2017

    An 8 year SMPD veteran faces 5 years in a Taiwan jail, when she "simply forgot" that she had a Luger pistol and 6 bullets in her carry on handbag. Taiwanese customs came upon the weapon, which somehow was not detected at LAX, and that's potentially the greater story. It means that TSA policies failed to detect a pistol. Noell Grant's odyssey began when she arrived at Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei. Authorities detected the weapon in her bag. She told airport police in Taiwan that she...