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Articles from the April 28, 2014 edition

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John Muir Elementary School Spelling Bee

State Senate Candidate and SMMUSD Board Member Ben Allen, presides at a spelling bee conducted at John Muir Elementary School....

 

City Council Votes On Plan To Restrict Aviation At SMO

The city of Santa Monica's efforts to discourage aviation activity at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) have had the desired effect. Piston aircraft operations have dropped 29 percent since landing fees...

 

Fire Agencies on High Alert

Fire agencies across Southern California were on high alert and planning to beef up crews in wildland areas due to hot weather and powerful Santa Ana winds expected to last through Thursday. The Los...

 
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New Pico Branch Library Opens to the Public

Ready, set, read! The Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Boulevard, is now open. The new neighborhood library is the first addition to the Santa Monica Public Library system in more than 50 years....

 

Local News Briefs

PCH Construction Threatens Businesses Construction work along Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica is being blamed by some local businesses for a steep drop in revenue. Traffic along State Route 1 has slowed considerably since the city of Los...

 
 By Christine Peake    News    April 28, 2014

Santa Monica High School Student Ryan Roberts Wins Prestigious First-Place Grand Prize in Spotlight Awards

By Christine Peake Local Santa Monica High School senior Ryan Roberts was deservedly named the first–place grand prize winner in the classical instrumental category (oboe) at the 26th Annual Music...

 
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Free Music and Arts Festival: Venice Spring Fling 4

Back for a fourth year of fun, Venice Spring Fling music and arts festival returns to the beach to rock the heart of Venice with a free, full day of art, music, and dance on Saturday, May 31, 2014, fr...

 

Actors' Gang Embarks On International Tour

The actor’s Gang embarks on an international tour with William Shakespear’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM DIRECTED BY TIM ROBBINS Robbins and the Theatre Company will take the Production to Beijing, ChinaJune 10th–15th, Shanghai, China June 19th...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    April 28, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Two Allegedly Drunk Men End Up in Jail after Resisting and Threatening Police Santa Monica Police say officers responded to the area of 4th St. and Colorado Ave. regarding a report of two men...

 

STERLING RECEIVES LIFETIME BAN

After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday morning the voice on the racial rant alleged to be Clippers owner Donald Sterling is indeed Sterling the commissioner took action. Sterling has...

 

Sterling's Wife Attends Clippers' Victory

Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling, wanted to attend the team’s Game 5 victory over the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night but didn’t know if she’d be...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    April 28, 2014

The Chief Obstacle

Many words were written about the stab in the back that the Clippers got from their owner, and many more words on the subject will follow... on my end, I'd like to add one word - I am ASHAMED. I'm so...

 

Movie Review THE QUIET ONES

Hammer Films is iconic when it comes to the history of film and horror films in particular. Thanks to a steady stream of B-movies with stunning production values, talents like Christopher Lee and...

 
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Santa Monica Fire Department Serves as Host to Australian Firefighter during Fellowship

Station Officer, Michael Yates, from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Australia, currently serving as Recruit Course Coordinator with the Queensland combined Emergency Services Academy in...

 

Yard Sale

Hot for teacher: Elaine West, a teacher at crossroads middle school, cleaned out her garage on a Saturday. In grand SantaMonica tradition she offered the contents to the public as a sidewalk...

 

Blaine Watson

Students arrive at Santa Monica high school in the morning under the watchful eyes of S house principal Blaine Watson...

 

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