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Articles from the September 6, 2018 edition

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 By Allie Smith    News    September 6, 2018

Killed Kayaker ID'd as Chief of Staff, Dept. on Disability at City of Los Angeles, Nicole Willet

9/5 Sheriffs identified the woman who was hit and killed by a power boat while kayaking in Marina del Rey on Labor Day, as Nicole Willett, the chief of staff of the City of Los Angeles' Department on...

 
 By Allie Smith    News    September 6, 2018

Headless Body Found in Santa Monica Parking Garage, Apparent Suicide Victim

9/5: It was a grim reminder of how badly wrong things can go when they go badly wrong. A man attempting to kill himself by leaping from Parking Structure 4 near Arizona and 2nd St., somehow managed to...

 

Romeo as an Aryan Nazi and Juliet as a Jewish girl: Shakespeare on a Whole New Level

Okay so you may have heard about the ill-fated love between the 16 year old boy, Romeo Montague and a 13 year old Juliet Capulet both from Verona, Italy and both families very much despising the...

 

Two Million Visitors Worship the Graven Image of a Big Plastic Cow at the Minnesota State Fair, 2018

The Minnesota State Fair's slogan is "The Great Minnesota Get-Together." It is the largest state fair in the United States by average daily attendance. It is also the second-largest state fair in the...

 

Rent Control with Teeth: Prop 10 Means the End of Costa Hawkins in California

Prop 10: Major Expansion of Rent Control on Nov. Ballot Proposition 10, otherwise known as the Affordable Housing Act, will be on the California ballot on November 6, 2018. A vote yes, by repealing...

 

Bernie Sanders is Clearly Running for U.S. President in 2020. And the Nomination is his to lose.

I suppose it is the elephant in the room of national Democratic Politics. Cheated out of a nomination that should have been his but for a rigged process in 2016, Sen. Bernie Sanders remains...

 

Can a Nice Jewish Boy Find Happiness Singing at the Church In Ocean Park?

Our photographer Mary Leipziger captured teen heartthrob (well ok, not really) Ross Altman, as he performed at the Church in Ocean Park. Altman has been singing at the Church in Ocean Park the Sunday...

 

Mallika Chopra Reflects on Motherhood, Mindfulness, her New Book, Life and Santa Monica

It's so great to hear that you are a resident of Santa Monica. How long have you been living here? And what are your feelings about living here? We moved to LA in 1999 and in 2008 moved to Santa...

 

Burt Reynolds Dies of Cardiac Arrest at 82. Star of Smokey & the Bandit, Deliverance, etc.

Actor Burt Reynolds has died of cardiac arrest at a Florida hospital on September 6, 2018. He had been suffering from heart problems for a number of years. "Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was...

 

Seeking a Meditation Get Away? The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica Has an App for that. And a Garden

The Shore Hotel has launched a Meditation Garden, which sync's with an app called StopBreatheThink. We asked the hotel's General Manager Gerry Peck, why a first class hotel on bustling Ocean Avenue,...

 

Charity Spotlight: Karon Pardue Combines Her Passion For Surf, Charity & Community Service Partners With SOCOOLKIDS

Karon Pardue is passionate about balancing surfing with community service; she travels with teenage surfers from Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, showing them firsthand what it means to give back to...

 

Actor Vince Vaughn Charged with DUI in Manhattan Beach Checkpoint

Actor Vince Vaughn has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence after he was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in Manhattan Beach earlier this summer, the Los Angeles County District...

 

Mac Miller Suddenly Dies; Had Spoken of his battle with Addiction to Drugs

Reports have surfaced that Mac Miller has died. Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper and singer. He was...

 

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