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Articles from the August 24, 2017 edition

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  • Skin of Honey, Stroke of Passion

    Christine Peake, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 24, 2017

    West Hollywood, August 22nd, 2017, Odalys Nanin has once again put her brilliant writing, directorial and acting skills into the much anticipated Macha Theatre production, Frida - Stroke Of Passion. Previews are to be held on Sep 9th with the play commencing through to Oct 1st. (A special red carpet gala is to be held on Sep 15th.) The plays focuses on the hidden bi-sexual affairs between Frida Kahlo and her long list of famous female lovers. They include Mariachi singer Chavela Vargas, Mexican...

  • Free Haircuts in Exchange for Blood Donation: Red Cross

    Christine Welch|Aug 24, 2017

    (Aug. 21, 2017) – Feel good, do good and look good this September by donating blood or platelets with the American Red Cross and get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage. "We are excited to continue the Saving Lives Never Looked So Good campaign and partnership with Sport Clips this September," said D...

  • National Poll Ranks SMMUSD among California's Best Districts

    Gail Pinsker, SMMUSD|Aug 24, 2017

    Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District was ranked 29 in the 2018 Best School Districts in California by national academic ranking service, Niche. Nearly 500 school districts are included. The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. "We are honored to be recognized for the extraordinary achievements of our students and teachers," Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati said. "We are dedic...

  • Homeless Man Dies After Wandering Into Traffic on PCH Wednesday

    Observer Staff|Aug 24, 2017

    A pedestrian was killed at about 5 am Weenesday morning, when he wandered into traffic on Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Police said. The SSMPD "responded to a radio call for service regarding a traffic collision involving a pedestrian at the 1100 block of Pacific Coast Highway," wrote SMPD Spokesman Saul Rodriguez, Lt. Upon arrival, officers discovered a pedestrian in the roadway with significant injuries. The involved vehicle along with the driver were on scene when officers arrived....

  • Taste of LA ("The Taste") Set for Labor Day Weekend at Paramount

    Mona Day, Observer Staff Writer|Aug 24, 2017

    The Los Angeles Times' annual food and and wine festival the Taste will take place at Paramount Studios September over the Labor Day weekend Sept. 1-3. Celebrating the flavors of the world Southern California style, the event will turn Paramount Pictures Studios into an epicurean pop-up and block party. Many Santa Monica chefs and familiar farmers market vendors will be participating. The festival will be organized around five main events hosted by The Times' Food staff and acclaimed L.A. chefs...