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Articles from the July 16, 2016 edition

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  • Breeze Bike Share Program Raises Rates $1 per Hour

    Constance Farrell, City Managers Office|Jul 16, 2016

    On August 1, 2016, a new and simplified fee structure and employee benefit program with launch for Breeze, the region's first bike share system. Since the City of Santa Monica launched Breeze in November 2015, 26,000 people have taken 140,000 bike trips totaling 329,000 miles. After surveying riders and listening to comments, and looking ahead to an integrated regional bike share network that is seamless for riders, eight subscription plans will be simplified into four offerings. The new plans m...

  • A Street Rat Becomes a Prince: Aladdin

    Grace Smith|Jul 16, 2016

    Welcome to Agrabah! The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department presents Disney's "Aladdin Jr. " July 15-24 at the Theatre Arts Studio Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this entertaining Academy Award-winning adventure of the street rat who became a prince. The performance – based on the Disney animated film – is sure to send you soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with wild adventure and colorful romance! Based on the screenpla...

  • Kevin McKeown Negotiates Treaty with Galway Ireland

    Observer Staff|Jul 16, 2016

    Santa Monica soon may have a new "sister," on the intensely Gaelic west coast of Ireland. Councilmember Kevin McKeown, while on personal vacation, met this week with senior leadership of Galway about entering into a "sister city" relationship like Santa Monica currently enjoys with Hamm, Germany, Mazatlan, Mexico, and Fujinomiya, Japan. Last year, while Mayor, McKeown visited Fujinomiya to celebrate forty years of friendship. Galway would in many ways make an ideal sister city, said McKeown....

  • Erdogan Returns to Istanbul; But Control of City Uncertain

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 16, 2016

    Update: 42 people including 17 police officers are dead in the attempted to in and Istanbul. " broad segments of society and the military did not support this bizarre who attempt", said Ivan Shier, a Turkish expert on CNN. The Turkish government does appear to be in control, as soldiers were seen surrendering with their hands above their heads on bridges across the Bosphorus; The straight that divides Istanbul . Turkey's military announced on Friday night that the army had taken over "the entire...

  • Did Pres. Erdogan Himself Order the Coup in Turkey? Sure, Because he's Actually a Zionist

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 16, 2016

    The Middle East is famous for wild conspiracy theories. A majority of Arabs don't believe that American astronauts ever landed on the moon, and think that Israeli Mossad agents staged the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Friday's failed Turkish coup d'etat attempt seems so bizarre and pointless, that it makes fertile ground for conspiracy theorists. True, President Recep Erdogan had been cracking down on the press, political opposition, and those who would resist his authoritarian...