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Articles from the June 23, 2014 edition

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 By Matthew Woo    Sports    June 23, 2014

World Cup Fever Spreads to Westside

Early Thursday morning, Santa Monicans came out in numbers to watch the US face Germany in the final match of group play. Both German and American soccer fans crowded the 3rd St. Promenade's bars and...

 
 By Katie Wilmshurst    News    June 23, 2014

City Council Stubs Out Public E-Cigarettes

Following the city council's meeting on Tuesday evening, action has been put forth on banning the public use of e-cigarettes. The unanimous decision is raising questions over the validity of this new...

 

Drivers Protest Outside Uber's SM Office

Drivers for the popular ride-share app Uber were protesting the company's business practices in Santa Monica Tuesday. Teamsters Local 989 organized the demonstration at 11 a.m. outside Uber...

 

Investigation Finds Whole Foods Overcharged Customers

Whole Foods will pay about $800,000 in penalties and fees after an investigation found the grocery retailer was overcharging customers in California. State and local inspectors discovered that...

 

Lifeguard

Los Angeles County Lifeguard keeps watch over Santa Monica beach, as they have every year since 1914. This month, lifeguards, emergency personnel and concerned residents banded together to rescue a...

 

Santa Monica's Own Award Winning Actress, Tanna Frederick Hosts Her Third Annual Camp Project Save Our Surf Day

Santa Monica award winning actress, Tanna Frederick, not only has an undeniably big career as an actress but she has an even bigger environmentally conscious driven heart and mind! When not staring in...

 
 By Katie Wilmshurst    News    June 23, 2014

Is Santa Monica Becoming a Santa Mega-opolis?

by Katie Wilmshurst Many Santa Monicans are concerned about the upcoming development project scheduled for Arizona Avenue, as its hearing at the city council looms. The unanimous approval to go ahead...

 

Local News Briefs

Campus-Wide Lighting and Energy Upgrade Completed at SMC Los Angeles-based company, ReGreen, has successfully completed a campus-wide lighting and energy upgrade at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California and its satellite campuses. This...

 
 Events   

Books to Bond Over: YA Authors in Conversation

Santa Monica Public Library is pleased to present what is sure to be one of the most exciting YA (young adult) author events of the year, Books to Bond Over: YA Authors in Conversation, featuring...

 
 Events   

Conscious Voices Bookfair

What life will we have after the next Wall Street bubble bursts? What practices are sustainable for our children's children? The first Conscious Voices Bookfair will feature 16 local authors...

 
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EVENTS CALENDAR

Sillage: A participatory scent-scape project about Los Angeles June 28, 11 AM - 6 PM We need your nose! Sillage is a participatory olfactory artwork and collaborative endeavor with artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter, the Institute for Art and Olfaction, S...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    June 23, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

A Day at the Beach Ends with Kidnapping Charges for One Man Santa Monica Police say officers were called to St. John's Hospital Emergency Room, 2121 Santa Monica Boulevard on June 21 at approximately...

 

Santa Monica West Little League Team Loses to Culver City

The Culver City Little League 10U team advanced to the District 25 Winner's Bracket semifinals with victories on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday, the Culver City 10 U team defeated City of Angels 9-8 in...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: SNOWPIERCER

Adapted for the screen by Kelly Masterson and Bong Joon-Ho from the French graphic novel "Le Transpercenegie" and directed by Bong Joon-Ho, SNOWPIERCER is a post-apocalyptic thriller. Earth is frozen...

 

Deer Nearly Drowns in Ocean After Making Way to Malibu Beach

A group including lifeguards, emergency personnel and concerned residents banded together to rescue a frightened deer that was drowning in the ocean in Malibu earlier this month, the Los Angeles...

 

Summer Days

The days are as long as they get! Why not top off that day on the beach or in the park with a free concert? The Twilight Concert Series starts its 30th season on July 10th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on...

 

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