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Articles from the September 29, 2014 edition

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77" TV

Michael Farahnik, the first US purchaser of a 77" TV, "the latest television Holy Grail," LG Electronics' new OLED Ultra HD TV. It "marries super-sleekness with better-than-current HD display...

 
 By Mona Day    Travel    September 29, 2014

The Islands Of Loreto

The fishing village of Loreto on the Baja California Peninsula sits on miles of coastline with year-round sunshine averaging 80 degrees. Looking out on five islands on the Sea of Cortez, it offers...

 

Family Of SM Plane Crash Victim To Sue Heirs Of Pilot

The parents of a young woman killed in the crash of a small plane at Santa Monica Airport a year ago today are suing the heirs of the pilot of the aircraft, the aircraft’s manufacturer and three government entities. Gary and Carole Winkler of...

 
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LeVar Burton at SM Library

The Santa Monica Public Library is honored to welcome actor and longtime literacy advocate LeVar Burtonfor the launch of his first-ever children's picture book, The Rhinoceros Who Swallowed a Storm,...

 

Injured Sunbather Sues

A sleeping beachgoer run over by a truck allegedly driven by a Long Beach city maintenance worker is suing the city and the driver. Jonathan Soto filed the negligence suit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against the city of Long Beach and...

 

Alix Hobbs Named New Leader Of Heal The Bay

Marking a celebration of its roots, Heal the Bay's board of directors today appointed veteran staffer Alix Hobbs as the environmental organization's new president and chief executive officer. Hobbs,...

 
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The Roosters United to Perform at Rusty's Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier

Imagine it's 1965 and everywhere in smoky, crowded underground music clubs in the basements of London there are crazed British art students going mad for old American blues. Fueled by youthful...

 
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An Evening with Andrea Martin at Santa Monica Public Library

Santa Monica Public is pleased to present An Evening with Andrea Martin on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Two-ti...

 

Alleged Pacific Palisades, Malibu Burglars Caught by Police

One suspect, 48-year-old Jami Lynn Burrows, was arrested about 9 a.m. Sept. 17 by detectives from the LAPD’s West Los Angeles Division, according to L.A. County Jail records. Burrows, a former landscaper, is accused of stealing credit cards from a...

 

Local News Briefs

SM Apartment Building Trades at Peak Price A 60-unit apartment complex just five blocks from the beach in Santa Monica sold recently for $26.5 million, or nearly $442,000 a unit. Local multifamily landlords Thomas Yu and May Ling Yu of MLT Properties...

 

Sunset Strip Expected to Reopen Monday after Water Main Break

Traffic lanes on the Sunset Strip are expected to be fully reopened Monday after a water main rupture flooded the streets of the famous thoroughfare known for its nightclubs and boutiques. The break occurred Friday afternoon near Queens Road,...

 
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"La Corona" Screening and Talk With Isabel Vega

Santa Monica College is pleased to present a screening and discussion of "La Corona" by SMC's National Hispanic Heritage Month speaker Isabel Vega. The FREE event will be held Oct. 9 at 11:15 a.m. in...

 
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Free National Park Service Festival Encourages Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to attend the National Park Service's inaugural Recreation Festival on Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m. Also known as Rec Fest, this free,...

 
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DWARF PLANET EXPLORATION, TELESCOPE BUYING, & MORE AT SMC PLANETARIUM IN OCTOBER

The Santa Monica College John Drescher Planetarium is pleased to present three special feature shows – including a telescope viewing session – on Friday evenings in October. The shows are: • “Special Observing Event: 10-Day-Old Moon!” on...

 
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SMC Presents Five Concerts Plus Collaborative Theatrical Premiere In October

The Santa Monica College Music Department is pleased to present five concerts – plus the premiere of Locals Only! – in October. Performances will be held in The Broad Stage or The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center (Santa Monica Boulevard at...

 
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Create Karma Fundraiser

Create Karma Fundraiser October 11th 2014 , 6:30pm to 10:30pm The W Hotel - Westwood 930 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Purchase your tickets today! Tickets are $95 online and $110 at the door....

 
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EVENTS CALENDAR

Front Porch Cinema at the Santa Monica Pier October 3 - 24, Fridays Music starts at 6pm; Film starts at 7:30pm Unwind on the front porch of California after a long week. We’ve got films, food, drinks and fun each Friday night this Fall. Oh, and...

 

Dodgers Can Be Champs But Erratic Play Leaves Doubts

During most of my lifetime the New York Yankees have been baseball's biggest spenders and often had the best team. They piled up World Series championships but in some years they didn't win in the...

 

'I'M A BELIEVER'

As a professional volleyball player in my younger years I have a special affinity to that sport. As an Israeli woman I was obligated to serve in the army for two years which unfortunately ended my...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: THE LIBERATOR

Simon Bolivar is a name known throughout the world. A military leader, a statesman, a politician, Bolivar helped shape the face of the world - and particularly the Americas - as we now know it....

 

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