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Articles from the May 26, 2014 edition

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Observer Ballot Endorsements!

Another year, another election. But this likely low-turnout election has a ton of interesting races that will help to shape the future of our region for a long time. We will replace Henry Waxman in...

 

Proposed Ballot Measure to Protect Airport Challenged

In another legal skirmish over the future of embattled Santa Monica Airport, a lawsuit was filed Friday challenging a proposed city ballot measure that would require voter approval to shut down the...

 

Missing Person, West Hollywood

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Missing Persons Unit are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Francisco Mazzola, a 79 year-old male White who was last seen at a residence located on the 8700 block of...

 

EARTHQUAKE SUNDAY JUNE 1

7:36 PM, a sharp earthquake lasting 5-7 seconds was felt in Santa Monica, and as far away as Oxnard. USGS says it was a 4.2 magnitude centered 3.3 miles NW of Westwood Village, which makes it similar...

 

Earthquake Engineers Will Identify Older Buildings

Santa Monica on Tuesday took a significant step in boosting seismic safety by agreeing to hire a top earthquake engineering firm to help the city identify older buildings potentially at risk of...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    May 26, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Hidden camera catches thief Santa Monica Police say officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of 12th St. on May 20 after a woman told them that she had set up a clandestine camera in her hou...

 
 By Christine Peake    People    May 26, 2014

Hollywood Producer Cindy Cowan's Memorial Day Weekend Birthday Bash

Renown Hollywood Film Producer and songwriter Cindy Cowan, opened her stunning Beverly Hills home up to 200 of her closest friends to celebrate her birthday as well as to pay respects to the Troops...

 
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Capturing Pico Neighborhood Stories

Santa Monica, California – Celebrate the Pico Neighborhood’s unique history by joining us at the brand new Pico Branch Library to share your photos, tell stories, and learn more about preserving your special family documents on Saturday, May 31,...

 
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Santa Monica Auctions Celebrate 30 Years

Santa Monica Auctions is pleased to announce their 30 Year Anniversary Auction - an auction of modern and contemporary artwork of all mediums on Sunday June 8, 2014 beginning at 12PM at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, CA. This is a...

 
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Culver-Palms Church's Annual Yard Sale

Culver-Palms United Methodist Church’s annual yard sale will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 7. Choose from clothing, shoes and household items such as cookware, tableware, linens, decorative items, crafts, large and small...

 
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Pacific Art Guild Meeting

The Pacific Art Guild will meet Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room, Westchester Civic Center, 7166 W. Manchester, Los Angeles. Guests are welcome. The guest demonstrator for June is Stacy Kamin, who graduated from the Academy of Art...

 
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Prevent A Stroke

The Roxana Todd Hodges Stroke Foundation will present a free community education event in partnership with the Culver City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department. How you can prevent a stroke, including risk factors, warning signs,...

 
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Adopt & Shop Community Day

Adopt & Shop will continue its “housewarming” to the neighborhood, with a fun-filled Community Day this Saturday, May 31from 11am – 2pm. Community Day will feature complimentary training, 50% off microchipping, and nail trimmings for pets,...

 

Samohi Lady Vikings Win Again in Round 3 of CIF Playoffs!

Samohi Lady Vikings win again in round 3 of CIF playoffs! In a game against Heritage, the Lady vikings were behind in the top of the 5th 2-0, then come alive in a 2 out rally scoring 3 runs. They...

 

Peninsula is Out, SM is In after Batting Practice Violation

Santa Monica will replace Peninsula in Friday's quarterfinals of the Southern Section Division 3 baseball playoffs after prevailing in a protest that Peninsula engaged in illegal batting practice...

 
 By Torsten Kunert    Sports    May 26, 2014

"The Heat" Moves To Santa Monica

Instead of maintaining the status of being a big fish in a small pond in a country that has produced a number of champions and great fighters, Chris Van Heerden has decided that a move to the United...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: MALEFICENT

Be she known as the "evil fairy" who casts a spell on the infant princess Aurora dooming her to die when she pricks her finger on a spinning wheel in Charles Perrault's "La Belle au bois dormant" or i...

 

Beach Day Images

Memorial Day brought an estimated 250,000 visitors to Santa Monica Beach. Both directions of Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica were moving at 8-12 mph around midday, according to automated...

 

DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

The Santa Monica Police Department's Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on June 6, 2014, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00...

 
 By Elias Saigali    Opinion    May 26, 2014

Ben Allen For State Senate

Many voters may question a candidate's actual ability to address critical state issues and truly advocate for his or her constituents. That is because political candidates often seem to spend their...

 

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