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Articles from the May 12, 2014 edition

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Council Scraps Transit Village

Following community outcry and a successful referendum campaign, the Santa Monica City Council has rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city's largest projects. The Bergamot...

 
 By David Ganezer    News    May 12, 2014

FIRE ON IDAHO AVE 11:30 PM May 15

One woman was treated for smoke inhalation and as many as 20 are left without housing after a transformer exploded in an alley behind the 800 block of Second street at around 11:30 PM on May 15. At...

 

Casey Kasem "Just on Vacation"

Missing radio icon Casey Kasem has been found and was on vaction -- not in danger -- during his disappearance, authorities said. Kasem's family confirmed early Thursday that the longtime "American...

 

UC Seeks Transfer Students From Community Colleges

Santa Monica College and Los Angeles Southwest College are only 13 miles apart but have an immense gap when it comes to transferring students to a University of California campus, a new report says. S...

 

Lincoln Construction

Jim Winslow, construction manager for the school district, gives a tour to parent volunteers of the new library and technology classrooms currently under construction at Santa Monica's Lincoln Middle...

 

Feds Probe Claim Of Near-Miss Between Passenger Jets

The Federal Aviation Administration is checking the story of a San Francisco writer who claims his flight from Hawaii to Los Angeles was nearly involved in a mid-air collision with another passenger...

 

Citizens Bond Oversight Committee Applicants Sought

Santa Monica College is seeking applications for the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee, which oversees the implementation of Measures U, S and AA, the 2002, 2004 and 2008 bond measures that are funding capital improvement projects at the college....

 

Local News Briefs

SM Fire Department Deployed to San Diego Wildfires On Tuesday, May 15, at 6:54am, The Santa Monica Fire Department was deployed as part of a mutual aid request to assist with the Cocos Fire in San...

 
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Dr. Annie Bird to Speak at SMC

Santa Monica College is pleased to announce a FREE lecture – "Promoting Justice in Times of Conflict" – by Dr. Annie Bird at 11:15 a.m. on May 27 in Humanities & Social Science Lecture Hall...

 

SMC Stages "Sweeney Todd" May 30-June 8

The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts and Music Departments are pleased to present "Sweeney Todd" May 30-June 8 at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. In...

 
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Student Photo Show May 27-June 6

Santa Monica College is pleased to present the annual SMC Student Portfolio Exhibition May 27 through June 6 at the SMC Photography Gallery. The FREE exhibition showcases outstanding works by students in the college’s Photography Department’s...

 
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"Affair Of The Arts" Festival Comes To Culver

The Whole 9 Art Gallery and online community presents the 2nd Affair of The Arts” on June 7 and 8 in downtown Culver City at the intersection of Culver Blvd. and Main Street. The free outdoor festival showcases 60 of Southern California’s...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    May 12, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Man Caught Riding His Bike Against Traffic Ends Up with Drug Charges Santa Monica Police say officers stopped a man for riding his bicycle against traffic and on the sidewalk on May 9 at around 9:30...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    May 12, 2014

SHOWDOWN: CULVER VS. SANTA MONICA

The time is now for Culver City High baseball 2014 as it prepares for its annual two-game Ocean League series with archrival Santa Monica High in the league's final week of play. Once again the league...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 12, 2014

STERLING APOLOGIZES, WIFE VOWS TO FIGHT

Donald Sterling, the disgraced owner of the Clippers, went on the Anderson Cooper television show over the weekend and apologized for racial remarks that have the NBA attempting to force him to sell t...

 

Giants Give Dodgers More Trouble

It was a heated four-game series battle between the Dodgers and Giants this past weekend at Dodger Stadium -- one of the best rivalries in sports history. The Giants put forth a "Giant" effort as...

 

SM Rugby: Women and U18 Boys Win SoCal Championship Titles

This past Saturday, the Santa Monica Women defeated both the San Diego Surfers and Tempe Women to claim the SoCal Division I title and berth to the the USA Rugby National Quarterfinals in Dallas, Texas. With the #1 seed going into playoffs, Santa...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: MILLION DOLLAR ARM

If you follow baseball, and particularly the Pittsburgh Pirates, then you probably know Pirates pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel and the story behind MILLION DOLLAR ARM. But whether you know the...

 
 By Christine Peake    People    May 12, 2014

How2Girl Courtney Bingham Sixx and Fitness Guru Charlene Ciardiello Keep Their Cool Despite The Soaring Temperatures

Supermodel, iHeartradio host, Home Depot spokes person, writer and new bride, Courtney Bingham Sixx, (recently married to Motley Crue's Nikkis Sixx,) was seen working out on Ocean Avenue in sunny...

 

Westside Ballet of Santa Monica Spring Performance

Westside Ballet of Santa Monica is proud to announce their annual Spring Performance, to be presented for the first time at The Broad Stage at Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center on May 18,...

 

8 New Firefighters in SM

On May 10th, 2014 at 08:00 hours the Santa Monica Fire Department graduated 8 new recruit Firefighters from the first SMFD fire academy of 2014. Please join us in welcoming (L-R): Jeff Cusick,...

 
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ANNUAL STUDENT ART SHOW AT SANTA MONICA COLLEGE

The Santa Monica College Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery is pleased to present the annual SMC Art Department Student Exhibit. This year's specially created exhibit explores and interprets SMC's...

 

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