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Articles from the July 14, 2014 edition

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President Obama in LA on Wednesday and Thursday

Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, then attend a DNC fundraising reception and dinner at the Hancock Park home of television producer Shonda Rhimes. Tickets for the event begin at $1,000, acc...

 
 By Katie Wilmshurst    News    July 14, 2014

Protests Over Gaza Offensive Spread To Westwood

Last Tuesday, the front of the Israeli Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard was the site of major protest against the latest Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip. Protesters, including students activists,...

 

Injury Claimed from Bungee Strap Separating on Pacific Park Ride

A local mother is raising concerns about safety protocols at Santa Monica's Pacific Park after she says her daughter was injured when a bungee cord snapped while she was on a ride. Candace Greene...

 

Heal the Bay: Ban on Pier Angling in Manhattan Beach a Bad Idea

In the wake of the unfortunate shark incident in Manhattan Beach, where a hooked white shark bit a swimmer, the city of Manhattan Beach deliberated last night about potential management actions to min...

 

Santa Monica Responds to Statewide Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

As the drought worsens, the City of Santa Monica is urging its water customers, workers and visitors to step up their water conservation efforts in response to the statewide emergency water conservati...

 

Statewide Hearings on Updated Fracking Regulations

The California Department of Conservation's Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has announced dates for hearing for the purpose of receiving public comments on the Revised Proposed...

 

Former Dictator Manuel Noriega Suing 'Call of Duty' makers

The 80-year-old former dictator of Panama, Manuel Noriega, might be sticking to Pac-Man from here on out. The onetime star of the 1989 U.S.-led invasion of Panama is suing Santa Monica,.-based video...

 

Local News Briefs

Daniel Archulata, Daily Press Editor, Dies Suddenly Daniel Archuleta, the Santa Monica Daily Press Managing Editor, died yesterday morning at his home in El Sereno, according to his family. The 38-year-old had been with the westside newspaper for...

 

Pono in Hawaiian means done 'the right way'- and at Pono Burger they're not wrong

Since May 2013, the Quonset hut in Santa Monica has been transformed into a great organic burger restaurant. With the return of summer and strawberry season came the return of their very best Sweet...

 
 By Mona Day    Events   

East LA Meets Napa

Familiar Santa Monica Latin restaurants La Sandia, El Cholo, and Loteria Grill will be attending East LA Meets Napa & Beyond on Friday, July 18, 6-9 p.m. at Union Station. The food and wine...

 
 By Mona Day    Events   

LIVE AND DINE

Angeleno Magazine will present its 12th Annual Food and Wine event Live and Dine in LA on Sunday July 20, 4:00-7:00 pm at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica. The event celebrates...

 
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Socal Honda's Free Ice Cream Truck Arrives to Scoop Random Acts of Helpfulness

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, recognizing ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by 90 percent of the nation's population.* Since...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    July 14, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Suspected Bicycle Thief Caught Santa Monica police say officers working the 3rd St Promenade saw a man riding his bicycle on the Promenade in the 1300 block, which is a municipal code violation. This...

 

'Princesses and Pirates' Combines the Past and the Present

Old and new worlds will collide as Lythgoe Family Productions opens its original show "Princesses and Pirates" this weekend. True to its name, "Princesses" will showcase fairytales best known for thei...

 

Dream Job: Being a Laker Girl

Every July, there is summer excitement brewing at the Toyota Sports Center, the Lakers headquarters and practice facility in El Segundo. No, it wasn't the news that Jeremy Lin was just traded to the...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

Dusty delivers! He dives, he swoops, he scoops, soaring into our hearts again! PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE may be the epitome of the Disney themes of "friendship first" and "lend a helping hand", not...

 

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