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Articles from the July 28, 2014 edition

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20 Million Gallons Cascade on UCLA

Utility crews struggled today to completely stop the flow of leaking water near a 30-inch riveted-steel pipe that ruptured north of the UCLA campus, sending 20 millions of gallons cascading onto the...

 

SM Resident & SMC Student Struck by Lightning

A former SMC student was killed after lightning struck Venice Beach Sunday was just three weeks away from fulfilling his long-time dream of entering USC and studying urban development, his parents...

 

In Malibu Schools: "Alarming Amount" of Carcinogens

The level of toxic contaminants in Malibu school buildings is "dramatically higher" than previous reports, according to two groups pushing for the school district to address the environmental...

 

Fundraiser Held for VA Heroes Golf Course

by Ralph Hattenbach A fundraiser was held Wednesday night at the Heroes Golf Course at the VA property in West LA. Over 150 people attended an event to help make improvements to the course located on...

 

Local News Briefs

SM To Consider Water Rationing Californians have failed to voluntarily cut their water usage by 20 percent, as Gov.Jerry Brown called for in January, so now the Santa Monica City Council is...

 

Hundreds of Threatened Frogs Released in SM Mountains Streams

Biologists from the National Park Service released hundreds of California red-legged frog tadpoles this week, part of the first-ever effort to expand the range of the threatened species in Southern...

 
 Events   

Orbiting Ray Bradbury's Mars

Santa Monica Public Library welcomes Gloria McMillan for the lecture Orbiting Ray Bradbury's Mars on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium,...

 
 Events   

Tour da Arts, vol. 6

The Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) presents its sixth annual cultural bike tour, Tour da Arts, vol. 6, on Sunday, August 24. Tour da Arts participants explore the creative side of bicycle culture...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    July 28, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Man Stabbed by Woman Santa Monica Police say on July 22, 2014, at approximately 9:40 a.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of Ocean Front Walk after a caller reported a man had just been stabbed...

 

Dodgers, Angels Launch Pennant Drives

It's not a lot of fun being hospitalized following surgery but idle time is available. My choice the last month was to focus on baseball, especially because the Dodgers and Angels are doing well. All...

 

Lakers Make Wise Move With Scott

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Byron Scott said Tuesday the Lakers' organization is all about wining championships.The former backcourt partner of Magic Johnson has become the Lakers' head coach...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

I admit it. I had some doubts when it was announced James Gunn (whom I admire and am a fan of his work) would be directing GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Although I had no doubts about Gunn nailing the...

 
 By Sabine Ganezer    Arts    July 28, 2014

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8.1.14 City Manager Rod Gould Announces Retirement

City of Santa Monica NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Below, please find a copy of the letter that City Manager Rod Gould presented to City Council announcing his retirement. August 1, 2014 Dear Mayor and City Council, I plan to retire from service as...

 

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